These are all concepts that are not easily discussed in a short piece but it makes sense that we are being called at this time to consider these topics. In this long-awaited year of 2012 we will be experiencing an expansion of consciousness that is really challenging every human being to address their own understanding of their ‘self’ and their place in the Universe. I believe that no one will be allowed to ignore what I will name ‘The Call of Consciousness.’
Humanity is on an evolutionary path that is not just about walking upright or brain size or the physical attributes of the human. Quantum Physics is exploring topics that were not even dreamed of 100 or 200 or 1000 years ago. I started my professional career with a degree in mathematics and a job programming complex operations on a computer that filled a huge room in the basement of a building. I think my iPhone has more compute power than the computer on which I did matrix transformations of spectrum allocation analysis [are you suitably impressed?]. When our kids were young we had an Atari computer that has been replaced in our home by a desktop PC, a Mac Book Pro, a Mac Book Air, an iPad, 2 iPhones and a Droid. Not to mention our Kindles, etc. Who even bothers to remember their multiplication table because we all have calculators on our phones?
But because we have computers and technological advances we are not necessarily more advanced as a civilization. We still seem to have a need to kill each other. We still steal from each other, and harm our neighbors and covet what they have. I could list a lot of other things that we do to each other, but I think there is a very simple reason why this list is so long. It’s because we still think of ourselves as separate beings living a separate existence in the world and if I have something then it must be taken from another. And if someone else has something it means that I don’t have that. We then create the need for greed because I want what you have.
We have forgotten that we are all connected in an abundant Universe. We focus on lack – you have something that I lack and, therefore, I must make that imbalance right by going out and getting what I want [‘keeping up with the Joneses’ syndrome] or taking from you so I can feel better about myself when I have it and you don’t [‘king of the mountain’ syndrome]. We think of ourselves as separate and then we act to make ourselves feel better about that separation.
Religions, societies, communities, spiritual teachings all address connectedness in some form, but humans can twist that message into a message of ‘otherness’ and separation that cause great deals of conflicts between parties because they have fallen into the traps inherent in a belief in separation.
Each child in a family is a separate being with a personality all their own, but don’t they, at the same time, feel a sense of connectedness in a family unit? And I’m not talking just about what some people call a ‘family’ but of what we create – the ‘family’ of people united into community by some kind of bond. What if we all started to expand our definition of ‘family’ to include all sentient beings, especially all human beings, so that our awareness encompasses the consciousness of the connectedness of all?
Couldn’t we improve life on Earth by adopting this expansion of consciousness? We are being called to become our greater selves at this time. Think of yourself as connected to all others. Expand your own consciousness. You will be contributing to the expansion of the collective consciousness. This is how your life purpose fits into the whole.
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