As you know, we are in the midst of a revolution in consciousness which is affecting everyone.
The 80-20 rule states that 80% of any change is typically caused by 20% of the people. The 20% consists of the leading thinkers of the day, the trendsetters in consciousness.
In spiritual matters, leading-edge people are sometimes called lightworkers or old souls, indicating that they have learned more from their experiences through many incarnations.
This advanced learning is stored as wisdom in their souls and they benefit from it consciously through intuitive inner guidance.
The term ‘lightworker’ is synonymous with ‘spiritual seeker.’ You may or may not think of yourself as a lightworker but, if you’re reading material like this, then you fit the definition perfectly.
Today’s leading-edge thinkers planned ahead to be incarnate at this time in history to help make the essential positive changes in the world possible.
Sociologists have now begun to recognize them as a major cultural group. A survey in 1995 by researchers Paul Ray and Sherry Anderson found that 24 percent of American adults had become what they termed Cultural Creatives.
In 2008, they repeated the survey and found that the number of Cultural Creatives had ballooned to 35 percent of the adult population. Imagine what would have happened if they had included the promising new Indigo children in their survey!
Well over eighty million Americans now fit the definition of a newly emerging type of humanity that has made a comprehensive upward shift in worldview, values and way of life.
In Europe, the story is the same. A survey conducted in fifteen European countries in 1997 showed figures that were very similar to the United States.
So, in a societal setting, the term ‘leading-edge thinker’ actually applies to more than one in three of the people today.
Oddly enough, the researchers noted, most of them don’t think of themselves as leading edge, nor do they typically realize how many other people are just like them.
The two categories of Cultural Creatives identified by Ray and Anderson fit exactly into the consciousness patterns of lower and upper fourth density, which is the realm of heart-centered consciousness.