Thus will the masked Transcendent mount his throne.

When darkness deepens strangling the earth’s breast
And man’s corporeal mind is the only lamp,
As a thief’s in the night shall be the covert tread
Of one who steps unseen into his house.
A Voice ill-heard shall speak, the soul obey,
A power into mind’s inner chamber steal,
A charm and sweetness open life’s closed doors
And beauty conquer the resisting world,
The truth-light capture Nature by surprise,
A stealth of God compel the heart to bliss
And earth grow unexpectedly divine.

Sri Aurobindo
(Savitri, I.IV.63)

Yes, it is a prophecy indeed, at the same time terrible in its opening line – all will be worsening at first – and wonderful in the terrestrial miracle that all the other lines after that do promise to us, describing in advance through which secret divine intervention it will happen, and which ineffable effects it will have, that none of our human efforts could ever be able to accomplish.  But they will have helped us, and perhaps many others in the world, grow spiritually and prepare ourselves as much as possible for this crucial Moment of evolution upon Earth…

May this wonderful Vision give us the courage and the patience to wait for its realization, perhaps in the near future!