When I read 'New Age' spiritual literature of the 1990s (approaching the millennium) I am very often struck by their conviction that a transition was approaching in which the level of consciousness of humans and the world itself was going to be raised in 'frequency' or 'vibration' (according to a scheme whereby high frequencies are better and more divine than low frequencies).
We would all (like it or not) be raised-up in spiritual nature; and our task was to 'cope' with this.
In fact, there was a millennial change, but in the opposite direction - by the massive expansion and interconnection of bureaucracies towards making a single global System - which excluded (by its very processes) the reality of the spiritual.
An analogous fantasy among Christians relates to particular interpretations of End Times or Second Coming prophecies - and looks forward to mankind (or, at least, Christians of the right sort - members of the correct church) being 'rescued' en masse from the rising tide of sin and corruption in this world.
We will be made more like God (theosis); or else set aside.
This will accomplished by some kind of overwhelming, inescapable, global, cataclysmic 'event'.
It is emphasized that this is done By God (not Man, indeed in despite of Man); and that our task is to cope with something that is (again) being done-to-us.
These two prophecies/ predictions share an assumption of the passivity of you and me and Mankind in general; our helplessness in face of power and force beyond comprehension or any possibility of influence.
As I said - we can only cope-with, adjust-to, make-the-best of things that are irresistibly compelled.
Yet I would regard both of these (and other similar ideas) as passivity fantasies; and, as such, lethally harmful to the possibility of our salvation and resurrection.
My understanding is that higher spirituality, salvation and theosis are alike in that we must consciously and actively choose them. We are free agents - and as such cannot be overwhelmed.
We can not be damned, nor saved, nor raised in consciousness without choosing these.
But if we are sitting back and waiting passively for something good to be done to us, done for us; then the default is that we will have chosen (unconsciously, by avoiding active decision) that which The World has chosen on our behalf.
In New Age terms - that is the lower frequency consciousness that we see all around us; in Christian terms it is taking sides with the global totalitarian Establishment and their System or inverted values and unrepentant sin.