Those among us who see the world on which we exist and the Universe in which we exist as removed from the energy of progress are known as immobilists. Their inability to see life as moving forward, progressing, are supported by attitudes such as habit of thought, pessimism, and yes, morality and many religions which are focused on the past, failing to accept the ability of the soul to move forward in conscious awareness.
The failure to acknowledge the mobility of the human soul slows the progress of creation. Our individual levels of conscious awareness in this human experience play a part in the forward movement of the Universe. As Teilhard de Chardin said, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Therefore, the complexion of the world we experience is fueled in its direction of movement by the collective consciousness or the average of all those souls on this planet at any given time.
On a much smaller scale, think of the phenomenon we call mob mentality where zealots with poorly developed awareness get others of similar consciousness all stirred up. Think witch trials, violent protests, overreactions by the masses. Those are immobilists clinging to the past, the status quo. Little thought is given to solutions or means of moving forward because they do not believe that things can change. They might be shouting change, but their actions are not concentrated on solutions.
The Universe is in motion at every level. As humans we have the option to resist that motion within ourselves with every fiber of our being. It is our free will. Interestingly, it is the movement within the soul of every person that contributes the most to the collective consciousness and the quality of life on this plane.