We Should Be Focusing Less On Globalization And More On Universalization

It’s 2019, yet humanity is behind.

Not technologically.


The sci-fi movies I obsessed with as a child are now foreseeable outcomes for our world. We all told ourselves, “no way”.

Chill, it’s not going to get that drastic….. but, the idea of universal expansion is not far fetched at all. We are part of a stream of universal consciousness (which includes free will). When we resist being part of it and empathizing for the world around us, it only leads to the never-ending conflict and tragedy we experience socially, economically, culturally, environmentally, and politically.

The 19th-century social scientists and scientists in general who’ve helped us construct our reality, hate to break it to you, had biases they didn’t want you knowing were the foundation of their theories (Hobbes, DuBois, Marx, Engels, to name a few). We may be competitive by nature, but being malicious is something we learn and are fated to unlearn.

Physicists only focus on matter. Social scientists only focus on why we matter. The same social scientists who engineered society as we know it only scratched the surface of globalization  According to some social scientists, globalization is a “newer” concept. I’m working towards being a scholar in this field myself, and I can’t believe globalization is receiving the dishonest label of “newer” considering it’s been a thing since before the Silk Road.

Globalization is the global interconnectedness of social, geographic, political, economic, and cultural processes. It’s inevitable, and we’re seeing it’s manifested into something much greater: universalization.

Universalization… what is it?

In global studies, universalization refers to a “standardization” of certain global processes. If globalization stresses interdependence (which requires reciprocity of two equal yet different interests, so to speak), then that’s the exact opposite of standardization.

Universalization is categorized underneath globalization; however, I have an issue with how social scientists conceptualize and categorize it. Universalization, with any conceptualization it receives, should be addressing the universe and human interactions with it.

Universalization should be defined as “the phenomenon of humanity expanding its interactions and consciousness (individual and collective) beyond global boundaries.”

Our universe is built on a continuum of time, space, and matter. Absolutely everything serves a purpose, big or smaller, on Earth and beyond. We know why time and space matter. Space is the dimensional plane whereas time is the energy exerting the law of action into motion. Space and time, you see, have specific purposes. Space is where we put it and time determines the flow of energy, but what is the purpose of matter in this process? To simply serve as a vessel?

Nah, nah, nah. If we are matter, then that means we matter. And this universal (not just global) interconnectedness stems from the fact we all know deep down we are at one with each other.

Universalization and our multidimensional world:

Society and universal expansion:

Emile Durkheim was one of the first social scientists to put into perspective how individual versus collective consciousness are functional to the development of individuals and the social interactions, institutions, and processes which they regularly engage with. Which in turn construct our realities, struggles, and all experiences associated with it.

Universalization is not just the stream of consciousness; the same consciousness stressed in religious and spiritual practices. We can literally see humanity expanding beyond our stratosphere and into space.

The Cold War “Space Race” between the U.S. and Soviet Union was one of the first examples of this. The Space Race is symbolic to the adrenaline rush man has for expansion beyond the confinements of this world.

Remember when Donald Trump announced his plans for Space Force back in 2017? Or when Steven Hawkings said extraterrestrial lifeforms might imperialize our planet similarly to what Americans did to the native Indians? Also remember when people thought it was impossible to find water on Mars and/or to colonize it…. yet we’re colonizing it as we speak?

We have breakthrough space technologies; anything from geospatial to cosmographic. We use them daily (such as GPS, remote sensing satellites, etc.) which bring convenience to our lives. Satellites are what allow us to have radio, TV, social media, cell phones, Internet, cable, you name it.

Think about how much we take these technologies for granted. We’re seeing them interconnect us in ways we didn’t think were possible at first, yet we intentionally separate ourselves because we’re so absorbed in the physicality and not what they mean for in entirety.

Human consciousness and the physical world:

Human consciousness, I believe, is physical (though not visible to the naked eye but a subatomic particle out there may just show us) and is the binding force of our universe. Understanding consciousness is instrumental for social scientists to understand humanity in entirety and how we shape the physical world (and universe).

Let’s speak in terms of physical science. First, something can’t exist if it doesn’t have physical composition. It must exist as solid, liquid, gas, and/or plasma. Plasma, the fourth state of matter not commonly talked about, in its natural state is an electric conducting medium for energy. It’s visible just as much as it is invisible; like our entire existence! Guess what’s made of plasma? Our stars, planets, everything in space, and it’s even in our blood!

In conclusion:

I’d argue the biggest flaw in how we’ve explored the universe is how we’ve done it solely for power, status, or to satisfy our physical curiosity rather than our sense of purpose and timely place in its pool of vastness.

Think about something: we need higher consciousness for the breakthroughs in other sciences, technology, engineering, etc. What truly connects us to the greater universe is energy. The greatest conductor of energy is the mind. Therefore, why have we left the power of consciousness out of the discussion when it comes to our physical universe?

Above all, we have to understand multiple dimensions of our consciousness to truly expand humanity physically and consciously. Universalization is proof we are connected to a source of consciousness that can energize humanity’s growth. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

About the author

NJ Kaiulani. Modern astrologer. Follow IG/TikTok for more content.

Follow Nikki on Instagram or read more articles from Nikki on Thought Catalog. Learn more about Thought Catalog and our writers on our about page.