Empowerment is a frequent topic these days and I think it is reflective of where we are in our evolutionary growth as humankind.
It seems pretty obvious to me that people are looking for answers other than business as usual.
One thing for sure is that we cannot solve some of our current challenges by looking in our current memory toolbox of how to solve problems. The consciousness or "mindset" that got us here will not be the same ways of thinking that help us to change the world.
I don't equate change with "bad". Why not just see things as evolving to the next level, especially when it comes to individual growth? Now here's the dilemma - the Universe is still expanding and unfolding, yet, because of the way that we have as a whole conditioned our brain we tend to fear change.
We are still "unfolding" just as the Universe is. While there is more to us than meets the eye, meaning at our core we have a spiritual essence, a "True Self", we still live and experience life as human beings living in a physical body.