The time between now and 2014 when the vote is likely to take place will be fascinating as the SNP is tested to the core on its policies and promises, when David Cameron faces the prospect of being responsible for the break-up of the Union, and the Labour Party which relies on Scottish votes for its viability, risks political oblivion if Scottish independence is agreed. More widely, what happens in Scotland will be observed closely in many countries which too have regions wishful for secession, such as Italy and Spain.
An important aspect of the New Consciousness is community focus, whereby we choose from the heart to contribute to the communities of which we are a willing part, starting with our family, then the local neighbourhood, the nearby town and so on, ending eventually (though probably for most people without awareness) with the planetary or cosmic community. For many Scots, with a proud sense of history and of country, the desire to prove and live by this sense of their own unique community is strong.
It is certain that as part of the new Age and the New Consciousness, the domination of bland but controlling governments over different regions under their aegis will disappear, enabling them to flourish under local guardianship provided from within and not without. To an extent it has begun already in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland through devolution, but there is much further to go. In the end, for many Scots, their vote will be determined by issues to do with money and security, and whether their country can continue to prosper without the substantial cushion provided now by the UK Treasury; for them, as for so many, the choice is between maintaining the safe status quo or choosing a new era of real change. Whatever happens in the vote on Scottish independence in two years' time, at some point the change must happen and, indeed, will happen.]]>