I believe that as a collective and as individuals in this collective today find ourselves in a place unseen in modern human history. Stress, anxiety, rage, anger, fear, depression, hatred, distrust, resignation, selfishness on an individual level are more prevalent than ever.
The energetic vibration these emotions emit are very, very low and can quite literally be as contagious as a virus. We are seeing the result of this, even though we cannot see it being transmitted.
Shootings keep hitting new records daily. Lootings. We see innocent individuals pushed in front of subway trains for no logical reason. We see alt-right hate groups using this energy for intimidation and to sow the seeds of divisiveness. Road rage is the norm.
It is possible, more often than not, to feel the stress and anger as you drive anymore. You see it. But more importantly, you feel it. When this happens, the energetic frequencies we emit are being collected and amplified by the collective.
This has a very real and very terrible impact on both each other but the world in which we live. Climate change is real, however, the environmental calamities that are now daily are fueled by this negative energy. Like California wildfires that are fueled by strong winds.
Coups are happening in Asia and Africa, tsunamis, hurricanes, and glaciers the size of Delaware are falling off continental ice shelves. Missile tests are ramping up in North Korea. Syria. Iran. Troops are massing in eastern Europe. Clouds of war are gathering on that eastern horizon. China continues to ethnically cleanse Wieger populations unabated. The energy this all emits is energetically the same as assaults on the U.S. capital and drug cartel murders in northern Mexico. There is little to no difference. Imagine all this as a cacophony of energetic noise amplifying and echoing in hard-surface room. At some point, it becomes unbearable.
You See, Everything is in Fact, Tied Together
Have we reached a tipping point, individually and collectively? We cannot say but it feels like we are close. Can we walk back from the brink we now stand near?
That is always possible, but it begins with each of us. Me. You. We have to work on ourselves first. When we raise our energy, we improve our own realities. When we do that, we improve our collective energies. Like attracts like. The energy of love and compassion can cancel out the energetic pollution we are living in today.
Where Do You Find Yourself Right Now?
Is it right? Is it what suits you?
Or does something seem a little off. Lacking. Do you feel a tinge of sadness or possibly, resignation that subtly passes by your consciousness from time to time?
You have heard the old axiom, ‘Change is the only constant.’ That is true well beyond what you might believe.
This Is In Part, A Personal Story
There are things in my life which have come into focus. Vestiges of a previous reality, a previous set of patterns, habits, beliefs, and activities that no longer serve me, nor suit me. They are the remnants of the false life with false goals and a false façade.
For an extended period of time, I chose to each day get up and put on the clothes of another person, pursue the career of another, attempt to solve problems I was not suited to solve.
The consequences of this was an accumulation of…plaque. A veneer put down layer by layer which kept me trapped in that reality and conforming to the standards which it imposed.
As I delved into an inner journey of discovery, I began to see differently. As the sun climbs above the horizon and the dark slowly retreats from the pink and orange light of pre-dawn, the actions of my false life took shape in the form they were, rather than as they had appeared in the past. What I thought was my path, as the clear light began to shine was no path at all. It was instead a bramble of thorns and thickets, clawing and tearing at me at each step. Holding me back from walking with ease.
Maybe you have been here. Maybe you are here. Maybe you ask yourself, “why is this so hard? Why do I constantly feel like I am running in sand? Why do I no longer feel happy? Why am I-exhausted?”
And, if you really listened, you would hear from deep down inside you the silent whisper from your heart. “This isn’t for you. You are in the wrong place.”
But often, as in my case, that silent whisper is lost in the noise of the mind which loudly declares the foolishness of listening to a whisper, after all, it isn’t real.
Your mind cajoles you. It activates the movie studio in your head and goes into production mode. Soon you are deluged with short films of the dire circumstances which will most certainly unfold if you don’t be a good solder and stay the course. The uncertainty of change is far worse that the discomfort of today’s reality. You have responsibilities. An income. A reputation. If you do something foolish and change course, you may lose all of that and here is what that looks like. Cue the visualizations and scenarios of your worst dreams. Your stomach cramps at the thought of it.
When this happens, you go back to sleep. Back on auto pilot. Back to the pattern of yesterday, which becomes a dirty smudge bleeds into today and then tomorrow.
The whisper is gone and with that, your mind shuts the door to your heart. Your mind, your ego has control, and it does not like change.
What if you listened to that whisper? What if you followed the sound to its source, so that it became louder and louder? What is the worst thing that would happen? Would you have to move? Downsize your house? Let go of the lease on the BMW? Would your spouse think less of you? If you made a change, would colleagues stop calling you? Would any of this really matter?
When you wake up and apply intention without applying any importance to it but instead allowing it to simply be, it becomes impossible to delude yourself into believing that these patterns serve you well or are at least are ok. You will see where you find yourself and what you are doing for what it is.
You can choose to either shrug your shoulders and continue to act out the robotic actions of the play you are acting in, which is not your true path, or you can instead, drop the script, remove the costume and step off the stage.
Ponder this. Why do you think that following your heart, changing direction, leads to dire circumstances? Sure, things get messy before they get clean. The best moments in our lives are not the passive, safe and predictable times. The best moments usually occur when a person’s mind and body are stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile. The way out is not where the pressure is. The way out is where the pressure is not.
When you put one foot out on that new path, do it with intention yet don’t give it too much importance. Rather, understand what is occurring is natural. You are beginning to align with higher frequency energy. You are beginning to walk with the wind instead of against it.
As you reflect on all of this, what is the energy you feel? Close your eyes and put this to your heart.
Don’t think. Feel.
What Patterns Are Running In Your Life? Do They Suit or Serve You?
The key to not getting lost or reverting is as simple as listening to the whisper of your heart. Do not give anything too much importance, remain awake and intentional.
With this said, you have a heart and a mind. They are a collective. Do not listen to one and ignore the other. Don’t simply trade your heart for your mind. Find the places they agree and fall into alignment. The heart is the what, the mind is the how.
Once you locate your heart’s whisper, allow your mind to re-engage and observe the whisper and what it is imparting. Do not let it judge. Just observe. The heart’s skill is in the what. The mind’s skill is in the how. Do not allow your mind to dictate the what. Only provide the illustration on the how.
Allow your heart and mind to work together. You will know when this happens. You will feel it and slowly your energy will shift to higher levels. After a time, your reality will begin to shift. It will not change right away. You cannot control when it will, as it will do so on its own accord. The laws and actions of the energetic universe go far beyond what we can comprehend or understand that even attempting is a fool’s errand. Just know that when it feels right, it likely is right.
If you give anything too much importance, you will upset the energetic balance you’ve put in motion.
Do not give anything too much importance. Explore whatever it is you are dealing with, feel it, understand it, work with it, respond to it, but let the importance go.
This one is simple. See things as they are not as you want them to be. Do not go onto autopilot. Do not zone out. Be present. Move beyond your mind and feel. Taste. Smell. Hear. Feel your clothes on your arms. Be aware of the baseball cap on your head. Feel the impact of your stride. Feel the road vibration moving through your car and you. Hear the sounds you’ve ignored before, a breeze moving through the pine trees nearby. Find your energy meridian. Search for this energy moving through your body. Breathe. Hear it. Feel it. Wake up.
Have a purpose. Why do you want to walk a new path? What do you seek that serves you and suits you? What do you want? What does the thing you want look like? What does it feel like? Sound like? Envision both the destination and the journey. Know what the journey feels like. What does the path look like? What are the signs you see that change is afoot? Give gratitude knowing this evolution is at play. Give the gratitude you would give if it were fully manifested. Each step of the journey large and small is manifesting so the gratitude you give is not for what’s to come, it is for what is already underway.
You have to choose this. If you want it. You want to have to wake up and see the world, yourself and how you are connected as they are, not as you believe it to be as part of the day dream most of us live within.
You do not have to change to raise your energy and find your true path and purpose.
The big lie is for things to get better, you have to change. No. You just have to change what’s around you and what you choose to do with it. You are part of nature and are no different than the eagle or magnificent waterfall. The universe and the intelligent force behind it is in all of us, everything. Those things were made with intention and their own form of perfection. Why are you any different? Do you really think you were made imperfect and without purpose on purpose?
You Can Impact The World Beyond Own Reality
There is perhaps another critical reason to consider a new approach to living.
Ever say to yourself sometime in the past, “I want to change the world.”
This is your chance.
The world to stay is in a profoundly unstable place. The energy we as a global society are now emanating is likely lower as a collective than perhaps at any previous time in the last 50 years.
Couple this with the damage we have done and continue to wreak on our planet, it too finds itself in growing duress.
Can Mother Nature take care of herself? Yes. Will that happen at our expense as a species? No way to tell. However, we cannot and should not be so insular in our approach to assume we as humans are exempt from paying even steeper prices than of late.
Personal improvement is directly tied to societal improvement. Meditation, balance, harmony and well-being, can be a cure for our personal, societal and even many of our environmental ills.
Figure Out How Meditation Can Work For You And Do It Often
Studies actually prove the existence of a ripple effect of peace in the surrounding environment when a group meditates together. This ripple effect is what I am talking about. It is very real. Books such as Power versus Force by Dr. David R. Hawking and many others meticulously document these realities. I recall a conversation with Bhanu Narasimhan, who travels around the globe to conduct meditation retreats and teacher training, about this ripple effect.
She says, “It is not about individuality or even certain sections of society. It is all about recognizing that we are all connected and part of one universal being. We all are governed by vibrations.
A happy person can make us happy and an unhappy person spreads unhappiness. When glaciers melt due to global warming the water levels rise around the planet. Global warming is such a glaring reminder that we cannot isolate ourselves.”
Embrace The Ripple Effect Of Energy
Certain sound waves can cancel out others. This is how noise cancellation headphones work. Energy works the same way. At the most elementary level, the gist is that positive energy can cancel out negative.
The Russian scientist, Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, a professor of physics at St. Petersburg State Technical University explains how you can influence the world around you with your mind in ways that are nearly identical to what is outlined in texts such as Power versus Force.
According to the superstring theory in physics, waves of vibration flow from everything in the universe, affecting the collective consciousness of others. Groups can enliven that field.
Group meditation can be similar to a tug of war. You are all pulling on the same side, a certain synergy of energy is created, and a common goal is achieved. It is the same when you meditate together: the collective consciousness raises, and it acts like the ‘rising tide that raises all boats.’
Think about the impact that you can have in doing this.
But What Happens When Many Start To Wake Up And Do This?
These studies have shown extremely positive social, political and economic results correlated to synchronized group meditations.
For instance, an experiment conducted during the Lebanon war in the 1980s showed that when 1,000 people in Jerusalem meditated on world peace, war deaths in Lebanon went down by over 75%. Not only did war deaths go down, but crime and other destructive happenings also went down on the days the group meditated. This is one of hundreds of such examples.
You can choose to brush all this aside or dispel it as rubbish if you like, just as the Inquisition did when confronted with the concept that the earth was not flat, nor was it the center of the universe but instead orbited around the sun.
What we believe to be true is often based on such infinitesimally small amounts of information or worse, a complete lack of information which is instead supplanted with bias.
To dismiss the possibility of these improvements using concepts and tools available which are found on this pathway, would be akin to rejecting the notion that Vitamin D does not exist simply because it carried through the invisible rays of energy which originate from the sun.
Where Do We Start?
First, each of us must find the peace-synchrony ourselves. Then and only then, spread it.
If we are not in balance and harmony ourselves, it is impossible for us to project balance and harmony any more than a person caught in a fit of rage can simultaneously be loving to himself or others.
So, take a step to change by following this simple set of guidelines.
You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.