It seems a valid question to ask if Albion can awaken when a large percentage of its population today has no racial, genetic, blood, cultural (call it what you like) relation to Albion. How can people who have no inner links to this country, yet have made their lives here, respond to the idea of Albion? I believe that some can through a sense of empathy, response to the landscape or to history or if they have a feeling of respect for the past of the country to which they have come, but how many recent arrivals genuinely have this? If it's even fading among the native population how can you expect outsiders to have it?
Back in the day when immigration accounted for a relatively small proportion of the total population of the country it was much easier for new arrivals to integrate. They either wanted to or they just had to. But since the 1990s when multiculturalism and diversity became the sacred cows of the left, this was no longer regarded as necessary. And when immigration became mass immigration it became much easier for new arrivals to remain ideologically and emotionally bound to their original communities. Instead of 'when in Rome do as the Romans do', it became Rome should accept me as I am and it has to change to accommodate me. Despite various pious platitudes sporadically uttered by the politicians and media movers and shakers to the effect that immigrants should integrate, everyone knows that this is for public consumption only. The host country has become too weak and too lacking in self-confidence to enforce what is basic common sense.
We can look upon this as part of a cycle that happens as civilisations enter their twilight years of decline and the increasing feminisation of a culture causes that culture to lose its driving force and sense of individual identity, or we can look upon it as the product of a cynical short-termism of insincere, vote-seeking politicians. Those who believe in a spiritual behind the scenes manipulation of the modern world can even see the original impulse as a demonic attempt to bring down what might stand in its way. It doesn't much matter what the cause is from this point of view. The effect is to separate a people from its traditional culture. Then a new culture can be constructed but this is not an organic development of the old. Rather it is an ideologically enforced thing that is imposed from the top down instead of being a natural growth over many centuries. In the current case, it has no spiritual component since it has actually arisen to replace the void caused by spiritual rejection.
Albion will find it harder to awaken in any meaningful way when its landscape is being destroyed, its history erased and its people either have no connection to the past and the inner realities of their country or else are being separated from these things. The vote to leave the EU was, in part, a response to this which is why the elites cannot understand it. They have completely separated themselves from their past, and they regard love of country in any deep sense as a sign of a lack of progressive thinking*. However, the response was largely unconscious and mixed in with many more materialistic factors so it is not really possible to harness it in any meaningful way. But, even if the country as a whole cannot awaken to its soul side, individuals can. This is where hope might lie though there is another alternative which nobody would want to see and that is economic collapse. I'm not predicting this. I'm just saying that sometimes such an event can lead to a spiritual revival of sorts.
We cannot really define Albion but we can say that it is linked to the soul of the country and intuited through its landscape, its history, its poetry, legends and myths. It is intangible but, in a way, more real to those who sense it than the solid three-dimensional world. The British population has been largely unchanged for hundreds of years and during that time has created a kind of group soul, as any other long-term concentration of peoples will have done. When that group soul is disrupted people tend to lose their identity, and that makes it harder for them to connect to the inner worlds unless they have a strong sense of religion which performs a similar function. The British are in the process of losing both their religion and their cultural and national identities. That makes a spiritual awakening more complicated though it is always possible that there might be a reaction to this loss. But unless such a reaction is carefully managed it could easily be exploited and misdirected.
When England is no longer England, what becomes of Albion? Albion is not dependent on England but England can become closer to or further away from its spiritual counterpart, and right now it is the latter of the two that is the case. A country has a soul, focused in, I believe, a guardian angel existing in higher worlds. Awakening to Albion means becoming responsive to the spiritual influence of this angel. This is not something that replaces general spiritual awakening but, if seen in that light, can add to it and lend it a particular quality. But it could also, if responded to wrongly, descend into nationalism.
This means that the phrase 'Albion Awakening' can be understood in two senses. One, a spiritual awakening which is not broadly different in one country to another. It is a recognition that life is spiritual, that God is real and that we have a purpose to fulfil in this world. We have spiritual duties and responsibilities. This, of course, is the prime need of the moment.
But there is a second sense and it is more specific. It has to do with the English (or the British, I am not really distinguishing between the two here) discovering that they have a spiritual legacy and a spiritual destiny connected to the inner qualities of their country, its soul side. The two ways the phrase can be understood are linked but they are not the same. The first may or may not be affected by the mass immigration of the last couple of decades. The second probably will be though it remains to be seen whether it will be delayed or completely thwarted. It is not helped unless, as I say, there is a reaction to the influx of foreigners who do not assimilate but that is a risky eventuality which could go badly wrong if it descends into the political.
I believe that it was the destiny of the English people to lead the world into a new spiritual understanding. Not their destiny alone but they were to be among the leaders of this higher understanding together with their American cousins. But things have not turned out as hoped. There has been a concerted spiritual attack on these two nations both from outside and from within their borders. Secondary truths have been presented as primary and primary ones subverted. Everywhere quantity is prioritised over quality, and at the moment there seems to be little that can be done to correct that. But evil often overplays its hand and it is possible that it is doing that now. Then the absurdity of the leftist position will be clearer to more and more people. And it is absurd because it denies transcendence, and without the idea of transcendence the human being is not even fully human. Unless there is the possibility of being more than ourselves we are likely to sink to something less.
The great cause for optimism at the present time is that it was clearly foretold by Jesus. The time of mass apostasy was predicted but so was the final victory for those who kept faith. This is all we need to know to understand that, despite appearances, real truth and goodness will eventually triumph. It is much better to have held fast in difficult times then when that would have been the easy thing to do.
* Love of country is both natural and right. A comment by Chiu ChunLing on Bruce Charlton's blog makes the excellent point that it can be linked to the commandment to honour thy father and thy mother.