The difference is the next cycle is the grand culmination of 3 such cycles of destruction, (a total of approximately 75,000 years). The world as we know it ceases as the planet will move into a higher plane of existence. Our current density (3rd) is a density of choice. A choice to serve others or a choice to serve self. We are gaining experience for greater things. All things are connected, though this is hard to see through the distortion/confusion at this time. There are entities in positions of power that wish to polarize as far as they can go in a negative direction (serving self) and are bent on enforcing division and seperation. Wisdom/spiritual power is offered both ways without discrimination, and these individuals are not afraid of the illusions of religion and only seek to serve themselves without regard of others --> elites/slaves.
All creation is made possible through love. All serve the creator in their own way, even those who dont realize it. Some learn slower than others, and some must learn through suffering. Ultimately all will learn the same. The Law of One.