We are now a people of billions of kingdoms. The atomization of humanity is very real, but far from complete. We remain united by love, by family, by society, by archetype, by the collective unconscious, and by our fundamental nature. Our dual nature of radical individualism, but within the legacy and reality of remaining embedded in humanity’s unity and oneness, is shaping us as individuals and as a species. Now is the most demanding and the most exciting time to be alive. Carl Jung did not use these words, but he recognized this time to be special – in its dangers and in its opportunities. As an optimist, I acknowledge the dangers, but see much more opportunity for our evolution – to be better – to be more human. To paraphrase Churchill, this is not the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning. We all have a long road ahead of us.

Relish the journey. It is our destiny and cannot be avoided, or denied – it must be embraced, and celebrated. We are all sovereign kingdoms, but at the same time, we are all in this together.