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Meditation Focus #219

Anchoring and Co-manifesting Christic Consciousness


Hello!

What follows is the 219th Meditation Focus suggested for the next 4 weeks beginning Sunday, December 26, 2010.

1. Summary
2. Related Inspirational Quotes
3. Meditation times
4. More information related to this Meditation Focus

This whole Meditation Focus has been archived for your convenience at
http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/FocusArchives/MeditationFocus219.htm

REMINDER: As it was suggested in the Meditation Focus #214: Stepping Up Towards Oneness Consciousness, in which you were invited to develop and explore group consciousness with other like-minded souls, you are welcomed to participate to a global group soul communion, once a week, starting 30 minutes before the beginning of the weekly Meditation Focus, thus building up your level of group soul communion prior to joining with the larger assembly of souls at the usual time (16:00 Universal Time) every Sunday, and applying your revved-up group consciousness towards the current global meditation theme.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN PASSING THIS ON TO OTHERS

Also recommended to your attention...

The Shift of Ages Series #11: Having a Fata Morgana Vision of the Future (to be archived before Dec 31st)
http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2010/ShiftAges11.htm




1) SUMMARY

As we continue to approach the majestic threshold of global soul awakening, now barely 2 years of linear time ahead in the Continuum, we are being given a new opportunity to prepare ourselves for this most momentous cosmic event, while also being offered the collaborative mission to facilitate, through the conduit of our Earth-embodied souls, the further expansion of Light and Love in this sphere of physical and spiritual experience. What is being suggested now is to become – and permanently remain – a vessel to both anchor and co-manifest the purest radiance of Love that can be imagined, that is, the spiritual emanation of Grace and ineffable Perfection of the Christic Consciousness and Presence, this universal vibrational template for the expression of some of the most beautiful facets of Who We collectively are as One with All That is. In other cultures, other names have been used to describe this same level of spiritual realization of our common potential – such as Buddhic Consciousness or Krishnic Consciousness – that some highly advanced souls have attained while in embodiment on Earth. What is being achieved today by a growing number of souls is the re-enactment, on an accelerated time-scale, of the pinnacle of spiritual awakening previously achieved, except this time all those souls, many of whom came here at this point in time with a significant level of preparation and former experience with this universal field of Christed Consciousness, are to collectively embody an even greater number of facets of this Cosmic Consciousness than what was achieved by individual souls in the past.

So what are the steps necessary to align ourselves towards such a sacred goal? As usual the first one is to fully and yet humbly choose to partake in this experience, a choice that is to be taken primarily at soul level where the Will of Creator Source is known and abided by. It is imperative that from this stage onward, the sole aspect of our consciousness that is to be involved with this dedicated service to the One in All is the living expression of All That Is which eternally resides at the core of the soul's spark of Light that we each Are. Any involvement of the lower aspect of our temporary earthly consciousness in any part of this Work will be an undue interference that must been seen as such and calmly put back to rest until the main part of this collective Light Service is completed. Only once an individual participant has reached such a stage of complete identification with, and fully awakened expression of this core Soul Being in us all, will it be possible to undertake the next steps. Again the only way through which such a perfect alignment is to be attained is to let the usually active analytical, discursive mind babbling come to a respectful minimum, to let it recede in the background while letting come to the foreground the fully assertive and radiant presence of the Source of All Within, and to remain fully cognizant that this is Who We truly Are throughout the rest of those sacred moments.

Once this stage is reached - which can be notably easier for experienced souls although it is increasingly easier for less experienced souls to follow this now well trodden path – it is no longer useful to have detailed instructions and guidelines as the soul will readily Know what is being collectively experienced through the Will of the One in All. The following key words will be sufficient to correctly engage our collective hyper-drive generator to reach Christic Consciousness "velocity"...

FULLY OPENING OUR SELF SO AS TO ACTUALLY RECEIVE...

WE ARE THE COLLECTIVE AVATAR...

NO SOUL IS TO BE LEFT BEHIND...

WE EACH HAVE A KEY...

TOGETHER WE BECOME THE VESSEL...

ANCIENT MEMORIES ARE REKINDLED...

WE WALK AS ONE THE GOLDEN PATH OF LIGHT...

WE COLLECTIVELY ACTIVATE THE CIRCUITRY OF LOVE...

THUS EXTINGUISHING THE PATHWAYS OF FEAR THAT HAVE BEEN DRIVING US

AND DEPRIVING US OF OUR DIVINE HERITAGE.

We shall remain in that cosmic State of Oneness for as long as will be felt necessary, during each of the next four Sunday's global meditations, so as to anchor and co-manifest Christic Consciousness, for the Highest Good of All as One.


This whole Meditation Focus has been archived for your convenience at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/FocusArchives/MeditationFocus219.htm

(Automatic approximate translation is provided in numerous languages by a Google Gadget at the URL above)

Several translations should be available within the next week through this LINK

Note: As you certainly know if you have attempted entering a state of deep meditation after reading theme-setting material such as this one above, the only way to actually reach a deeply vibrant sense of Oneness, at soul level, is certainly not to try to remember, while you meditate, everything you've read in this suggested meditation theme. Simply having a general idea of it in the back of one's mind is usually all that is necessary. If you wish however to use the exact wording for the affirmations suggested above, you may want to have them written or printed on a piece of paper and read from it when you are ready to do so during your meditation.




2. RELATED INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

"Ask for Christed light protection and demand that only light beings may speak to you. Please do not feel that “Christed” is an inappropriate word for you to use because you think it pertains to Christian religions. It doesn’t. Christed light, which is the same as love, is the pure essence of Creator and the most powerful force in the cosmos. It emanates from the Christed realm, Creator’s first expression of Itself into souls—this realm closest to Creator is the origin of the archangels."

- Matthew -- Taken from his December 5, 2010 message


"You are beginning to understand that duality is not just a spiritual challenge, but also an experiment that you undertook to find out how you would survive when separated from God. At least you were living in the belief that you were separated, whereas that can never be so. All That Is, lives within the Creator’s perfect energy without which it would not exist. Conversely, nothing can be permanently destroyed but only change its form. This you will experience first hand as you move through Ascension to take your place in the higher dimensions. You are soon to be released from your temporary quarantine on Earth, and allowed to experience the freedom of the Cosmos. By then you will have achieved a level of Christ consciousness, and will be expressing yourselves through Unconditional Love. This is the reason the Christed Ones such as Jesus came to Earth, to show you what could be achieved by living in Love and Light. The Earth is a great testing ground for those who aspire to reach such levels."

- SaLuSa -- Taken from his February 1, 2010 message


"All paths of LOVE lead to the same Source of All That Is. We all share the same Creator-Source as living expressions of that Source Personality and we all are moving back home to unite with our Source. Christ consciousness is the state of awareness of our true nature, our higher self, and our birthright as children of God. Christ consciousness is our living expression as a child of Spirit as we unfold our own divine life plan onto the Earth plane: bringing Heaven to Earth. Living in the reality of our “christed” self is actually being fully alive and invested in who we truly are. In our “christed” self we live as inspiration for others to seek this for themselves so we can collectively move our planet forward into the divine plan for planetary transformation and glorification."

- Taken from What is Christ Consciousness?


"We are all interconnected and we can all resonate to one another - as many have experienced during previous global meditations. The more our minds and hearts are united around a common purpose through synchronized meditation and intent, the more powerful is our collective effect. In meditation we become receptive to our essential unity with All That Is, and by so doing can act as channels for the further reception of this spiritual awareness and its unlimited love, wisdom, and power into the collective consciousness. This is particularly so when we are joined with each other in meditation and are allowing the powerful effect of this collective awareness to radiate out to all life."

- Taken from the Global Meditation Focus Group charter




3. MEDITATION TIMES

i) Global Meditation Day: Sunday at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT) or at noon local time. Suggested duration: 30 minutes. Please dedicate the last few minutes of your Sunday meditation to the healing of the Earth as a whole. See the Earth as healthy and vibrant with life, and experience the healing of all relations as we awaken globally to the sacredness of all Life and to our underlying unity with All That Is.

ii) Golden Moment of At-Onement: Daily, at the top of any hour, or whenever it better suits you.

These times below correspond (for most countries) to 16:00 Universal Time/GMT:

Honolulu 6:00 AM -- Anchorage 7:00 AM -- Los Angeles 8:00 AM -- Denver 9:00 AM -- San Salvador, Mexico City, Houston & Chicago 10:00 AM -- New York, Toronto & Montreal 11:00 AM -- Halifax, Santo Domingo, La Paz & Caracas 12:00 PM -- Montevideo, Asuncion * & Santiago * 1:00 PM -- Rio de Janeiro * 2:00 PM -- London, Dublin, Lisbon, Reykjavik & Casablanca 4:00 PM -- Lagos, Algiers, Geneva, Rome, Berlin, Paris & Madrid 5:00 PM -- Ankara, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Athens, Helsinki & Istanbul 6:00 PM -- Baghdad, Moscow & Nairobi 7:00 PM -- Tehran 7:30 PM -- Islamabad 9:00 PM -- Calcutta & New Delhi 9:30 PM -- Dhaka 10:00 PM -- Rangoon 10:30 PM -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta 11:00 PM -- Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur +12:00 AM -- Seoul & Tokyo +1:00 AM -- Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne +2:00 AM -- Wellington * +5:00 AM

If a nearby city is not listed above, you may also check at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=26&month=12&year=2010&hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=0amp;p1=0 to find your corresponding local time if a nearby city is not listed above.




4. MORE INFORMATION RELATED TO THIS MEDITATION FOCUS

The following is provided as a complement to further the process of inspirational understanding of what, in truth, cannot be grasped from a purely intellectual perspective, for the True Key to unlock the vault of your spiritual knowledge lies within you... and nowhere else.

CONTENT

1. Living as a Christ
2. Aligning in the Christ Consciousness
3. Waking the Blue Green Dragon: Heal Your Self, Serve the Earth
4. Interconnecting with everyone: Being in global consciousness

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Also recommended...

The Answer is LOVE by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles
http://www.youtube.com/user/PatriciaCotaRobles#p/a/u/0/lcZcj04QkZ4
"It reminds us of Who We Are and what we need to remember/do both to awaken and to remain awakened NOW."
- Lou Bognon -- Highly recommended once in a receptive, vibrant state of soul awareness.

I am the Light of the World (Part 1) - Part 2 HERE
http://stevebeckow.com/2010/12/25/i-am-the-light-of-the-world/
(...) The main respect in which this could be said of Jesus is that he incarnated the Light of the world. When he said, “I am the Light of the world,” (1) he was referring to the Light of the immortal Self, known as the Atman to Hindus, as our original face to Buddhists. To Hindus, this Light is Brahman-within-the-individual or God-within-the-person. To Christians, it is the only-begotten Son. This Light is the the Prince of Peace, the Messiah, the Savior of humanity and all life. Jesus talked about this mystical Light throughout his ministry, calling it the Pearl of great price, the Treasure buried in a field, the mustard seed that grows into a great tree, the measure of meal that leavens the whole loaf.His parables were discussions of how, once we saw the Son of God in meditation, we would sell all other desires, meditate on it, and buy the whole field. That is, concentrating on it alone, the Christ Light became the Light of the Father, transcending all of creation and bestowing on us eternal life. CLIP

Gratitude prayer

I am grateful to all Life. I am grateful for my life. I am grateful to Be Who I Am. I am grateful to Be here and now. I am grateful for all my experiences, both pleasant and painful, which have brought me to this awakening.

I am grateful for all the souls, things and events that my soul has attracted in this Life, for each one has offered at some level a special lesson, a special gift and a unique opportunity for my soul to grow and evolve.

With every breath I say: Thank you to our Creator, with Love and Light in my heart for I know now that I can choose, in every moment, to feel, live and say: I am Gratitude in action! And so I Am!

May 2011 be filled with Love, Harmony, Peace, Prosperity, Joy, Knowing and the absolute Trust that we are all part of the Great Divine Plan for this Earth and for this universe and may we all feel in our hearts that nothing is ever as important as playing our part – albeit a tiny one as it often feels – in assisting the Heavenly Realms to bring God's Kingdom to this beloved Planet.

Sent by Lou BOGNON (lou@loubognon.com) on Dec 10, 2010




1.

From: Sharon Rose (sharon@WalkTheEarthAsALivingMaster.com) - Received 17 December 2010

Living as a Christ

Part 1

My “return” is indeed taking place within each of your magnificent hearts as you accept that you were created to embody all the love, the wisdom and the true power of your own Presence. The potential for living your mastery and loving from the heart of your own inner Christ is the opportunity of a lifetime ~ the opportunity of ascending into an entirely new dimension of Consciousness, for surely the time has come for moving your mind, your heart and your body into the freedom of a new Golden Age.                  

- Jeshua as Jesus the Christ

Mastery is generally embodied one-by-one, yet as we watch you awaken, we are observing the blossoming of your shared Oneness and seeing how it is starting to embrace the collective energies of humanity’s consciousness like a delicious spring breeze filled with the ecstatic essence of a thousand roses and the Light of a thousand suns. As you accept and feel the Oneness as your true and natural estate of being, you will want to continue living in the unconditional embrace of The Beloved more than anything else you could ever desire on any plane or dimension of being.

As this Presence is remembered within the hearts, minds and bodies of more and more of humanity, the excitement is rising like a magnificent wave ready to carry all of you into the Heart of the Beloved as the One Self you have always been. Every being on your planet is being invited to shift their consciousness out of all of the beliefs that have allowed the separation encoding to overshadow the original encoding from Source.

This original encoding from Source within your heart is connected to the dormant strands of your crystalline DNA. This is all being awakened to reveal the pre-separation information within your body and within the sphere around your body. The ecstatic essence of your Presence is calling you right now to live as your fully potentialized self. As this occurs more and more, the news will spread like wildfire and the winds that connect all of you will intensify that fire to ignite the hearts of the many who have come here specifically to awaken and to co-create the new Golden Age of Freedom.

You are moving past your ages-old need to simply hope or wish that you were living in paradise. All these kinds of futuristic desires are suddenly being absorbed into the deeper realization that you are creating your paradise in each unfolding moment. In fact, you no longer need to uncover the reasons you may be feeling unfulfilled, or why you are not experiencing your abundance, or not living with the perfect partner, etc., etc. Any limiting conditions you may be experiencing are founded in beliefs you are holding as true in your subconscious, yet underneath even the deepest programming in your subconscious is this:

You are Love.
Anything else you may believe is not true.
You are here simply to BE that Love.


Although fear was originally centered on the need to physically survive in a primitive world, it eventually became centered on the ego’s need to survive by staying in control at all costs to oneself and others in the community. In a Golden Age, the ego mind will be aligned with the soul’s higher desire to live in the unconditional love of the Presence that is shared by all. As the Presence re-enters the heart as the director of one’s thoughts, the survival of the ego will no longer be one’s primary concern. 

The freedom to be the full expression of
your God Presence is the foundation of
your next cycle of creation and co-creativity.


You are all at a major choice point for yourselves personally and for yourselves collectively ~ one that is very similar to the one that rose before your hearts at the end of Atlantis. Many of us who are serving with you on the inner planes were there with you then, and we are here with you now to encourage you to support each other’s highest calling so you can eliminate competition, the need to be in control, the need to victimize yourself or others, or the need to sustain any behavior that is based on old survival programming.

Your safety and your protection is assured by your Presence. Everything that supposedly happens to you is really created by you and your Presence to awaken your soul and increase your mastery. As you surrender deeper and deeper into your own God Presence, you will realize that you are completely unencumbered by anything that happened in the past and you are totally free to move forward as a conscious co-creator of a Golden Age of Freedom.  

To aid you in being a conscious co-creator of your own life and a Golden Age of Freedom, we have created The Golden Age Man and Woman Course to personally mentor you to live an unlimited life of freedom, joy and abundance as your Presence...

The Golden Age Man and Woman

We are calling thousands of you to embody your mastery now so you can create new paradigms on every level of your life. Every Golden Age is created by those who are willing to manifest from the level of Presence. We are speaking to the hearts of all who know you are here to co-create the next Golden Age of Freedom.

- Masters Kuthumi and Lady Claire

The Masters have created this Golden Age Man and Woman Course so that you may live as a Golden Age man or woman. This invitation is a clarion call to expand your mastery and awaken the unique gifts you specifically brought into this life for creating and supporting the new Golden Age of Freedom.

The life of a Golden Age man or woman will be their unique song and it will be in harmony with the symphony of the universe.

For the director is not the limited personality self as it has been in the past, it is rather the Presence that is shared by all.

The walk of a Golden Age man or woman will be a pure demonstration of Oneness.

The Masters tell us that this is of utmost importance at this pivotal time when many are discovering that they have chosen, or are choosing, to be the forerunners and initiators of the next Golden Age of Freedom.

Up until now, about 90% of one's life has been run by the unconscious memories held within the cells. This Course will focus on embodying the Presence on such a deep cellular level that the soul will be able to reawaken the original Love and Light of Source that is encoded deep within every cell. This awakening then prompts the cells to merge with the crystalline DNA, releasing the qualities, abilities and powers of the Divine.

As the consciousness of the Christ Self expands into more and more of the body, the mind will relax its fears and stress will no longer have a place to maintain the unconscious memories within the cells. Disease and disharmony cannot thrive on true Light and true Love. All fear-based information can be transformed so the Light from Source encoding that is within every cell can spin into freedom.

The Golden Age man and woman are to be the wayshowers of a whole new way of being in the world where stress will not be a factor in bringing about aging, disharmony or disease on any level. Rejuvenation of the cells will be a natural part of living in the Golden Age.

Masters Jeshua and Mary Magdalene:

Golden Age men and women are here to pioneer a world that is not modeled on the past or dependent on the future.

For in a Golden Age one lives in a more or less continual state of Union with the inner beloved – as The Beloved. And where the heart and mind of the Presence remain in such an ongoing state of rest and rejuvenation that the immune system can be constantly revitalized and strengthened and do its job. And where the heart remembers that its beat was meant to be in rhythm not only with the planet, but also with the rhythm that is beating the heart of the galaxy.

Some of the transmissions during the Golden Age Man and Woman Course will be directed at transforming any unnecessary ancestral information back into their original encoding. As these transformed energies proceed to raise the Light quotient within your cells, your mental and feeling nature will start moving into alignment with the ascension spiral that is designed to give you greater access to the Divine Wisdom of your God Presence. This spiral is important to your soul’s ascension into Unity Consciousness because it connects you to all of life.

As you increase your resonance to match that of your Presence, your own inner male and female will naturally start remembering their capacities to think, feel and live in a unified, whole-minded state of Oneness.

The Masters will assist you to:

* Redefine and release the old roles prescribed to men and women.

* Establish practices for being totally present rather than living in the confinement of any pre-determined patterns of activity.

* Develop a foundation for loving without judgment.

* Know what it looks like to think, feel and be motivated by the unlimited Self.

* Create quantum, unlimited foundations for living in the new Golden Age.

* Make choices from the mind of the heart rather than the conditional mind.

* Clear the memories within the cells to assist in reactivating your crystalline DNA.

* Create equality and support for each other's highest calling.

* Focus in the stillpoint and live in the neutrality of the quantum field where stress cannot live.

* Live from a centered base of being and establish a foundation of freedom.

Archangel Metatron and the Queen of Light tell us, “It is vital that there are emissaries who are truly living their mastery by focusing the majority of their attention on living as the love that is the true and natural essence of their Master Self.

“This is your invitation to walk in that Love as Golden Age men, women and children.”

If you are dedicated to supporting all that is in harmony with Unity or Christ Consciousness and to being part of co-creating the next Golden Age, this Course is for you!

To embody your Presence and live your mastery is the eventual purpose of every life and it is truly the most exciting discovery you can make in any lifetime.

- Masters Jeshua and Mary Magdalene

The Masters are bringing forth this Golden Age Man and Woman Course because it is time for as many as possible to be taught how to be Golden Age men and women and truly walk the Earth as living masters, able to co-create a new Golden Age. And they are looking for teachers who can model this and teach it to others.

CLIP- To read the rest, please go at THIS WEBPAGE

The Courses to Walk the Earth as a Living Master are offered by the Unveiled Mystery School of the Ascended Masters, created by the Masters to assist humanity in living their mastery. The receivers of the Masters’ transmissions, facilitators of the Courses and coordinators of the school are Kamala Everett and Sharon Rose. Kamala is the author of “Heart Initiation: Preparing for Conscious Ascension” and has been receiving transmissions from the Masters for over 35 years. Sharon has been in communication with the Masters for over 30 years and has written more than a dozen spiritual books.




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From: http://www.ctrforchristcon.org/aligning.asp

Aligning in the Christ Consciousness

There is something within us that yearns for love. This is embedded within the deepest recesses of consciousness. Nothing short of total union with the Divine Love will satisfy the deep inner desires of the soul, once it has tasted of this and been awakened to the light of Truth.

This is the journey into alignment in the Christ Consciousness. It is the treasure hunt for love, understanding, compassion, forgiveness, empathy, mercy, kindness, tolerance, patience, and courage. It is discovering what Spirit wants for you – abundance, joy, happiness, and peace of mind. All of the difficulties of your life – anger, guilt, shame, obsessive/compulsive disorders, addictions, and other emotional toxins and mental mal-adjustments, even physical ailments can successfully be overcome by aligning in the Christ Consciousness, allowing yourself to be made well and whole by your Divine Source – your Creator Parents.

Above everything else that has happened to you in life, you are deeply loved. However, it is very difficult to feel love from your Creator Source due to many factors of how you may have experienced childhood and the imprinting of your mind and soul from hurtful, shameful emotional wounding. This is not the way you were created to live. Your Divine Parents do not want you to live with any kind of emotional baggage of anger, guilt, isolation, or fear. The problem in human life is that we have learned how to mistrust and not to expect good things to happen to us. This is a fallacy, and can be overcome by returning to a place within you that needs to be re-parented – only this time by perfect Divine Parents who can treat you the way you deserve to be treated: with acceptance, understanding, patience, compassion, kindness, support, and most of all, love.

These hurt places within you are something that your Creator Source longs to heal. Acknowledging that you are in pain and honestly facing the fact that you cannot “fix” yourself brings you into that place of simple trust – that childlike faith that is so important to allowing yourself to being taken care of; something that your Divine Parents gladly and willing delight in doing. Aligning in the Christ Consciousness takes you into the realm of being a spirit child so that the loving hands of the Infinite Source can gently repair the damage in the psyche, fix distorted thought patterns, and cleanse the emotional toxins that weigh upon the soul. Coming into the alignment with Christ Consciousness is a time of great liberation, rebirth, and renewal of spirit, mind, and body.

As we have become accustomed to taking charge of our lives and always want to be in control, aligning in the Christ Consciousness takes some time to fully unfold. It requires a dedicated intention and attention to spend some Stillness time in aligning in the Divine Mind, and offering oneself to be re-made like Spirit. But each time we do this, our loving Divine Source will always respond to our needs and fill us with hope, love, peace, happiness and the joy of being alive. Always will we become like our Spirit Source.

As these spiritual treasures build within the mind, life becomes more beautiful and meaningful as we discover we are truly not alone. We have a compassionate and loving guiding Divine Hand supporting us at all times, and with this firm assurance, we are truly free to live, to experience life to the fullest, and to reach our potential as children of God!




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NOTE from Jean: When asking to David Wodtke (dcwodtke@hotmail.com - www.earth-service.com
http://earthservice.blogspot.com) for his permission to use the following excerpt from his forthcoming book, here is how I summarized my feeling after reading this material below: "I JUST TOTALLY LOVE the excerpt from your wonderful book. The more I was reading it and resonating at a deep level with the crisp clarity of your simple, perfectly pitched and very spiritually grounded wisdom, the more my eyes were getting wetter and my heart was getting warmer... This is a masterpiece and I'm thrilled you've been able to write this as it will be key in the coming weeks and months to get many more souls on the "right" track for greater spiritual awakening, more active commitment to help save the Earth through saving themselves and using their shadow self to dig at the Light hiding behind as you so nicely put. I know millions of people will be enthralled and elevated to greater soul clarity when they'll read this book."


Waking the Blue Green Dragon: Heal Your Self, Serve the Earth (Tentative title)

By David Wodtke

Part I: Waking the Blue Green Dragon

Introduction


Life on planet Earth is at a turning point, and humanity is being tested by fire. Experts in climate change and related sciences see us at the tipping point where definitive choices must be made and bold action taken to avert disaster on this beautiful blue-green orb. Ancient cultures like the Hopi have spoken of this choice point as a purification time before the birth of a new world. Others such as the Maya speak of it as the “end of time” as we know it. Whatever interpretation we choose, we need only look around to see a world enmeshed in chaos and crisis. It is time to wake up and listen to the message of our times, to learn from our mistakes and to move forward with courage and determination to create a better world.

Resources are being consumed at an alarming, unsustainable rate. These disappearing “resources” include all parts of nature: the animals, plants and minerals. Through exploitation of animals, depletion of the fisheries, and clear cutting of ancient forests, many scientists believe we are approaching a time of mass extinction. Violent extraction of minerals by mountain top removal, arsenic leaching and other methods further degrade the land, diminish habitat and undermine the basis of all life.

The human species, long thought to be the pinnacle of evolution, endowed with the highest potential of reason, feeling and free will, has acted against our own kin, the animals, plants and stones. Now the blue-green dragon is awake, and we must face the consequences. The Earth shakes us with an ever increasing frequency of earthquakes, tsunamis, and spits fire through volcanic eruptions. Rising temperatures, major hurricanes and tornadoes are now commonplace.

The ancients have said that the Earth is our mother, a living consciousness, and that we are part of the Earth as are all living things. If she loves us as a mother loves, unconditionally, could it be that she grieves for the impending loss of her children? Is she trying to wake us up before it’s too late? When Buddhist monk and activist Thich Nhat Hanh was asked, “What do we need to do to save the world?” he responded, “What we most need to do is hear within us the sound of the Earth crying.” The dragon is awake, and it is time to listen to her cries!

The popularized so called “Law of Attraction” theorizes that we can draw to us whatever we desire through strong visualization, focused thought and imagination. Practitioners often apply this law to acquire more and more material things: bigger houses, cars and other trappings of our consumer culture. But we now know that such levels of consumption are not sustainable over the long term.

We must consider the more basic law, the Law of Action, also known in Sanskrit as the law of karma. Simply stated it says, “What comes around goes around,” or, “What you sow you shall reap.” It is not a form of divine punishment. We punish ourselves when we take actions and make choices that do not serve the highest good and then reap the fruits. We punish ourselves when we continue to take from the Earth without allowing time for replenishment or giving back for what we receive. If indeed we create through the Law of Attraction, we would do well to take a closer look at the conditions that we’ve “attracted” into our present environment. Perhaps we will see there are forces at work that are creating a reality none of us would consciously choose, but we have unconsciously created nonetheless.

We must look deeply into the Shadow, the dark hidden aspects of our inner nature, to see what brought us here as a society. Only by facing the dark side will we be prepared to take compassionate action for positive transformation of ourselves and our world. In the spirit of service, may we give back from what we receive of life to heal the Earth and all her children. Waking up in the spirit of unity may we learn to respect each and every life as our own.

Blue Green Sphere
We thought was flat
How many more dimensions
Have we been blind to?

Flying fast bird of the Hopi
Where is the Mystery Egg?
Is there treasure hidden within?

Fire breathing Mother of Life
What ritual unlocks the Gate?
Who tames the winged serpent?

Purify us in the sacred fire
Of turbulent change
That we receive the gift
Within the shadow

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Chapter One: Source, Self, Society and the Shadow

“Land is life, Respect all land and life.” ~ Crow Law, Hopi

Solutions to the world’s environmental problems will only come by viewing them from a higher perspective. To paraphrase Einstein, problems cannot be solved at the level from which they were created. In order to resolve the environmental crisis, we must shift our paradigm. We must begin seeing ourselves in a new relationship with the environment, acknowledging our connection to the infinite Source. Looking closely at the internal source of our external problems empowers us to address the root cause and to reveal real and lasting solutions.

Source

The source of a river may be a tiny spring high in the mountains, but what of the source of the spring? Source is the original mystery, a place of beginning—and ending.

The river may be seen as having many sources, tiny streamlets that join into creeks following valleys, flowing around boulders on downward slopes pulling them back toward the distant ocean that joined with sun and wind to bring the rain-filled clouds.

Ocean, often said to be the source of life, is the beginning and end of the water cycle. It represents the great mystery of life itself. So it is natural to use words like Source and Great Mystery to describe a Creator God who is both ever-present and beyond definition.

Like a game of hide-and-seek, we look outside ourselves for the Creator: here, there, everywhere and nowhere. With this view of a Creator that exists outside and separate, it is no wonder we also look outside ourselves for the source of our problems. We see the ocean polluted by a vast oil spill, huge floating islands of used diapers and plastic, and wonder who is responsible.

What is the source of this predicament? Why are the ice caps melting? Why is the Earth shaking and shifting more than ever before? As humans, we want to know. We want to find the source. Scientists, spiritualists and all sorts of people look for the source in their own ways, but what if the Source is within us? At first, the realization may be upsetting. No one wants to feel responsible, yet if we are the source of the problem, then we are also the solution. Each of us, like a tiny drop in the river of life or a wave upon the vast ocean of consciousness contains within us the beginning and end of all things.

There is a great relief in that thought, but also a heavy burden which could easily become laden with shame, guilt and fear. The collective consciousness holds sorrow and deep grief over environmental destruction.

Looking around we see a world in chaos. As oil from the 2010 spill continues to poison the Gulf of Mexico, wars rage in the background. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and severe storms are increasing each year while science scrambles to make sense of it all. What is the source of all this upheaval?

As we look to the world outside ourselves for answers we find some clues. Carbon emissions into the atmosphere may cause climate change which leads to more hurricanes, tornadoes and other severe storms. Greed and corruption often lead to political disturbances and war. Clearly, as a whole, our collective level of consciousness allows for destruction through war, but what of the disturbances within the Earth herself? What is the source of these disturbances?

Whichever explanation we choose, these events add a new level of uncertainty to our lives. Uncertainty rouses controversy, but at some point we may begin to see that debate over the source of global warming is moot. Whether we accept the cause as greenhouse gas emissions or ascribe it to some natural phenomenon, we are living in a world that is heating up.

Not only is the world environment heating up physically, but also on emotional, psychological and spiritual levels. We are at the root of the problem. And we must ask ourselves, What is the best way to move forward toward a solution?

Advances in science and technology have allowed us to live in comfort and ease, more than ever before, but we’ve also never had a greater ability to destroy ourselves, even remove ourselves from the planet.

The very nature of the Self, the nature of reality and the nature of Nature come into question as we learn more and more about the subtle forces. In the study of the invisible world of atoms, we find our very presence as the observer changes the outcome of the experiment. In the quantum field, the electron is both a particle and a wave. It is everywhere and nowhere until you look for it. In the moment you look, it appears as a particle.

The appearance of the Earth and other planets orbiting the sun in our solar system is analogous to the structure of an atom. As the observer affects outcomes in the microcosm we may also affect changes in the macrocosm by the simple power of our presence and observation in the field of consciousness.

As part of a greater whole, changes within us affect the world in this moment, immediately and directly. To cultivate our vast yet untapped inner resources directed toward the highest good of all life will lead us to the source of solutions.

Practices that lead to greater harmony, peace and respect for all life are widespread in all cultures and traditions, but they must be implemented first at the individual level. The source of power to change is within each of us, and the choice of how we use it is ours. Beginning now with the pickaxe of wisdom we may dig deep inside to discover the pure gold of loving-kindness that alone brings us into alignment with our true place in Nature.

A Message from Polar Bear

I am Bear. I represent and guard the sleeping Powers within you. You who would “Save the Earth” must first Save Your Self. You are of little help to me or the Earth when you are tossed about on the sea of fear and doubt.

Deep in the Core Heart, The Silent Cave of Earth Mother, I will help you tap the reserves which heal all wounds. Then you will emerge into the light with courage, gratitude and respect for life, all life, including your own.

Self

“Environment is stronger than will power”
~ Paramahansa Yogananda

I woke up this morning, sat down with my pen to write, looked around the room and wrote down the date. Isn’t it funny how the mind uses date and time to orient itself? A sense of place and time are the foundations of individuality. We define an individual by characteristics that distinguish and separate. Yet in the original meaning individuality is that which is indivisible and inseparable. Where do I end and where does my environment begin? Where does individual consciousness begin and end?

Rising from sleep is a rebirth of conscious awareness. In sleep we are not conscious of our bodies, but when we wake we are aware of how well we slept. This is a clue, an indication that consciousness is not limited to the confines of the body. The person you call “me” carries awareness far beyond body consciousness.

In dreams, imaginings and also in deep thought the little “I” (ego) merges with a much larger body of awareness. In dreams we may float in worlds of our imaginings. And in the subconscious worlds we may also connect with the thoughts and feelings of others.

The inner environment deeply affects how we live and how we view our waking world. Internally we feel others broadcasting their fears and discontent as well as their love and kindness. Likewise, our own state of consciousness affects the environment and the world around us. Learning to go within to observe and monitor our states, we gradually learn to choose a higher state of consciousness and broadcast love, gratitude and respect for all life more often than we broadcast our negativity. To live in this higher state is often described as “enlightenment,” being completely immersed in the Self or higher consciousness.

For centuries, individuals seeking to expand their consciousness have sought solitude and silence, enabling seekers to expand rather than constantly defend their boundaries.

The question, “Who am I?” when asked repeatedly in meditation may lead to an expanded awareness, a peeling away of the false layers of who we think we are or who we want others to believe we are. When we do this practice, eventually, we begin to see ourselves as intrinsic to a larger environment, thus creating a new relationship with the environment. It has been said that solitude is the price of greatness. To connect with the higher Self we must move beyond the boundaries of the small self who is constantly defending territory. This small self, or ego, is not really lower, only smaller, since it can only exist in the dimensions of time and space.

Ego serves us well as defender of the sacred ground we call the body. Our safety and survival in relation to our outer environment seems to depend on the awareness of our separation from the whole. The survival mechanism of fear kicks in when outer influences threaten to encroach upon our body or dismantle our identity.

Fear is natural and has served us well in our evolution. But in a time when the environment that sustains us is itself threatened, our fear goes much deeper. Fear of change in the external environment creates an internal environment of fear that is self-perpetuating. Fear in the field of consciousness becomes a trigger for all the feelings associated with loss and separation: grief, shame, worry, resentment and anger.

The higher Self, or soul, holds no such sense of separation or loss. Arising from the primordial ocean of conscious awareness, the soul is a wave of individuated spirit. The soul’s oneness with spirit is not a loss of individuality, but an expansive connection to all that is.

By taking time to be alone, to be quiet and to contemplate the question, “Who am I?” in the present moment, we gradually expand our sense of oneness with all life. There is no loss of identity in oneness. The individual nature of self is transmuted to include a higher awareness beyond the body while remaining intimately connected within the body.

A message from Fox

I walk my path leaving no trace. I am rarely seen, but always felt. I mix and blend with my surroundings ever changing, yet changeless. I am a shapeshifter. I am able to create any changes I choose in the world by silent observation and intelligent action.

Walk your path walk in unity and respect for the Many Ways. If you feel disrespected, choose the path of respect. Unloved? Give love. Feel guilt? Choose innocence and humility. In your deepest Core Heart, know your truth and feel your beauty.


Soul consciousness gives us a new awareness of our connection to the environment and those we have seen as outside ourselves. It is the nature of our evolution to move beyond the limitations of the past. Moving into this field of awareness, we begin to feel for others as we feel for ourselves. We feel for the Earth and all creatures living here. A desire grows to preserve the well being of our environment and to serve those around us.

This is the birth of Earth Service. A growing awareness of our connection to all life allows us to work for others as we work for ourselves both internally and externally. Ultimately in the field of Oneness, what we do to others we do to ourselves. There is no “other,” no “them.”

A Message from Great Blue Heron

So often it is said, “All is One,” that you hear only half way, only with the brain. To know this Truth—All One— begin Alone where there is no Other to distract you. Let your feet sink into the mud and stand firmly balanced. Listen until the feeling drops into your One Heart. In this place you will not have to try to love one another or yourself. You will begin to feel the Heart’s Natural Love awakening and Respect for All Life.

I stand steady on two legs. This World is built on pairs, two sides to every coin. The flip side of All is One, One is All, shows how the Great Mystery many-fested itSelf into many diverse forms: People, Animals, Plants, Stones… each with a unique essence, place and purpose. I am here to help you sense your own Uniqueness, then find your place and purpose in the stream of Creation.

Society and the Shadow

“Nature evolves earthquakes, spitting volcanoes, and cataclysms through the accumulated wrong thoughts of men. These destructive thoughts distort the ether and throw the atomic and thermal combinations out of balance, thus creating natural disasters.”

~ Paramahansa Yogananda

The problem with Oneness, with the idea of Oneness at least, is that when we look out at the world of people, our society, we see so much chaos. Many of our structures are crumbling. Financial, political, social and environmental degradation often leaves us feeling alienated from those around us. Our basic instinct is to separate from uncomfortable feelings. We turn away from the shadow of loss, worry and fear that permeates our thoughts and feelings, and use external distractions to try to escape our internal environment. The collective consciousness is awash with thought waves and emotions that ripple out from the concerns of the people. Fear emanates from the billions who still live in poverty or near starvation, the seemingly endless wars, financial meltdowns, and constantly increasing concerns over the environment all add to the collective shadow.

Like children afraid of the dark we run from our shadows or simply cower under the overwhelming weight of the shadow in disbelief. We are frozen in non-action or lost in a frenetic race to fix things through the old structures and institutions of society. But actions motivated by fear will not help remove fear.

We don’t want to believe our own personal shadows have any part in creating the problems in the environment, so we cut ourselves off from the very source of our own genius and beauty. Behind this shadow there is a great light, truly a power beyond comprehension. A shadow is only the darkness formed by a body intercepting light. By looking inside with compassion at our own darkness, we can begin to embody that light and to receive the gifts.

The process of evolution and change is occurring within each of us whether we are aware of it or not. As we look within to discover who we really are we begin to feel our Oneness with life. The process begins with our loved ones and those closest to us. Life is not lived in isolation but in relationship.

The gradual awakening to life is often initially a painful process. Looking more deeply into others and seeing them with respect is not always easy. When we look into our shadow selves, we may not like what we see.

To create a harmonious society we must learn to live in harmony with all our relations beginning with family and friends, then moving on to all people and creatures including animals, plants, and even the stones. All people and things are part of the circle of life. This goes deep into both our physiology and mythology. Our bodies all are returned to the dust of the Earth.

Our relationships begin to awaken a tiny spark of love. Love is a light which also exposes and defines the shadows. Gradually growing in radiance we become more and more aware of the deepest ancestral fears in ourselves and others. The roots of our fears go deep into the darkness of the Earth. Like a tree sending its roots into rich dark soil, our deepening understanding of the fears that bind us to the Earth also feed our growth toward the light.

Our relationships pull us out of isolation to begin the journey back to Oneness. Love sprouts a tiny seed of life that connects two hearts attracting them together by an invisible thread. We desire completion, want to feel whole, One. This desire is primal, grounded in the original memory of Oneness.

As love grows it must be cultivated. The love of the mother for her child is one of the purest forms. The love of true friends is another. Like the tiny seed sprout it grows and expands outward to form the family, to the community and society as a whole.

The word society often holds an exclusive connotation as in high society, or a society of tradesmen. Or it can simply denote the condition of interdependence of species as in a society of ants or birds. More and more we see the interdependence of all species, and the world is transforming into a global society.

Community has a more intimate feel implying deeper communion. It is our greatest longing to come into communion with our wholeness, with the reality of who we are. This creates communion with all life which leads to respect for all life. All life, people and nature become a part of our wholeness in this communion.

Animals with their simpler brains and nervous systems already know their place in nature, but they do not have the capacity as humans do to know that they know. Animals, plants and stones simply are what they are, never questioning their worth or uniqueness. Human beings’ incessant longing to know what makes them special and to feel complete is a driving force of creation and evolution. The longing for love and recognition is the longing for Oneness.

Communion with Nature is a source of restoration of the sense of connection to life. Listening to the sound of running water, or sitting under a tree by a river listening to the songs of birds renews us and restores our sense of belonging.

A Message from Brown Bear

Those who have glimpsed the Inner Worlds yearn for the deepest place of Oneness, Unity and Community. You who feel deeply have felt at one time the Pure Loving Love of the Earth Mother in the Core Heart. But you may feel it has left you alone. You may sometimes feel fearful, angry or depressed at outer conditions.

Call on me at those times and I will come to you as the Power which allows for hibernation, gestation of what is being born inside you from Your Heart and the Core Heart of the Earth. You will learn to relax inside.

In all art it is the darkness that gives definition to the work. The silence between the notes defines the rhythm. The great blues singers connect us with the suffering of our collective soul. Why do we crave this shadow? It is part of us, and until we own it and receive its gift we will not receive the fullness of the light.

Diving deeply into our suffering and the suffering of humanity cracks us open. It brings us into alignment with the truth of who we are. What is this truth? And why would we seek it? What is the point of facing our fears? What is the purpose of looking into our failures, losses and shortcomings? By diving deep into our Shadows we eventually find freedom.

One of the surest paths to enslavement is the habit of putting a good face on everything while guilt and shame are eating you up inside. Sincere smiles are gracious and radiant. But to wear a false face is like toxic waste in your drinking water. Much of the movement called “positive thinking” is nothing more than a gag and muzzle to silence our fear and self-loathing. To “lose face” involves owning your fear and negativity, so we avoid it and are caught in a cycle of suppression that breeds more guilt and fear.

As a society, our level of denial runs deep. Oppression and greed are hidden behind the happy face mask of the “free” market. The shadow of dishonesty runs rampant in our society. Our leaders, honored with our trust when we vote, are casually assumed to be liars. Political promises are seen to be mostly vacuous manipulations of the truth—smoke in the wind.

Living in an environment of fear and distrust harms us physically, mentally and emotionally. It damages the natural systems around us as well. People suffer heart disease, depression and anxiety disorders in greater numbers than ever before.

Many suppress intense guilt over the loss of life whether it is through deforestation, habitat loss, poverty or people killing people. The division of heart and mind, the disconnection of reason and feeling is what the Hopi call being “two-hearted.”

The fear of the “other,” whether directed at our own politicians, other countries, social factions or ethnic groups, perpetuates the shadow. This is the true basis of all environmental degradation. It is the theme common to humanity which runs through all societies and is deeply embedded in our genetic codes: the fear of the other, what is outside of us. It manifests as blame and exclusion.

Society ruled by the two-hearted people has created conditions of chaos and destruction. The core solution to environmental disaster is simple; it is so close to the heart as to be easily overlooked. Face the shadow, so the light can get back in. Acknowledge the Oneness in all things. End the separation of two heartedness and return to the Core Heart. We can heal the Earth, just as soon as we acknowledge that to do so, we must heal ourselves as well.


Cougar Speaks

Now is the time to step off the time line
Now is the time to relax
Now is the time to open
Now is the time to Center Your Being
Be Who You Are
Now is the time to realize
You Are Good enough
Now is the time to Honor your Grief
Now is the time to Cry, to Laugh
And to be still

It is a good day to die
It is a good day to live

Now is the time to love
Now is the time to forgive

Now is the time to know
And to know that you know
What it is to be alive

Now is the time to stand up
To cast aside the shackles of the past

Now is the time to Know Your Own Path
By where you find your Self
By where you place your feet


Now is the time to Bless this Earth
Now is the time to heal your Mother
And to heal yourself
And to know that She does not
Need to be healed
That You are Her
That She is Whole
And We Are One
Love

Now

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Here is a summary of the other chapters...

Chapter Two: Science, Religion and Environment

How can we use the highest principles of science and religion to heal the environment and ourselves? Diverse disciplines such as quantum physics, biology, genetics and psychology converge with ancient teachings and new interpretations of scripture to form a new way of relating to our environment. Never before have we seen such an opportunity for growth of consciousness and healing through a combination of physical and psycho-spiritual methods.

Chapter Three: Birthing the New World - Recreating Life on Earth

Addresses how individual choices affect our world. Can we clean up our messes? What is the best, most direct way to purify our internal selves and our outer environment? What is direct action from the heart? How do we best serve? Rebirthing our lives in joy aids in the healing of environmental issues and leads to a world of greater peace and harmony.

Part II Four Steps to Earth Balance

This process describes various practices passed down through the ages for conscious communion with the infinite using four animal archetypes. These practices facilitate the individual to be present and aware, to connect to the environment within and without, and to move into conscious action. The last step involves letting go in trust, allowing grace to emerge as healing. These steps, often applied by solitary seekers, are also applicable to group consciousness. Seen in this light they become Earth Service: methods to improve global environmental conditions.

Chapter Four: Being Present

Whale is the teacher in this chapter as a symbol for the origin of all life. Knowing where we come from helps us to understand where we are going, so we can let go and live fully in the present.

Pause: Stop and notice where you are. Slow down and feel the primal energy of Creation. Enter the depths of your own awareness.

Breathe: Breath is the key to relaxation and focus in the present moment. Breath is also the primary connection between the outer and inner worlds.

Listen: Whale teaches us to listen and dive deeper into the space between breaths. In the sound underlying creation lies a vast storehouse of knowledge and wisdom. Sound is the beginning of language and understanding.

Chapter Five: Being Connected

Grandmother Spider plays a key role in Native American creation myth as the one who weaves the Web of Life. The web is also a symbol of the first alphabet that led to written language. Written language allowed humans to evolve much faster by reliably passing down information through the generations. This is epitomized by the World Wide Web which allows information to move across vast distances at ever increasing speeds, facilitating the Earth Service process’s ability to have an immediate and powerful impact.

Connect: To create any desired change we must first connect with Source. The gradual deepening of this connection opens us to our pure consciousness and full potential.

Feel: Feeling the source of life as it flows through our thoughts, emotions and physicality allows the higher senses of intuition and discrimination to come forth.

Ask: If our perception is not in alignment with our truth, we know it is time to make a new choice. We must open to receive wisdom by asking.

Chapter Six: Being in Action

Deer teaches us gentle compassion and how to follow new paths. We move in a new direction based on wisdom we receive from our heart connection. New understanding and opportunities are born. The field of possibility is first felt as emptiness, a void, which is interpreted by the mind as loss. The automatic reaction to loss is grief and fear. Opening to compassion and respect allows us to choose a conscious response.

Choose: We have been blinded by our own habit patterns of thinking and feeling. Once we see our unconscious behavior patterns, we are free to choose a new path.

Act: To align our choices with our heart's true desire naturally leads to direct action from the heart.

Move forward: We must keep moving with compassion even when doubts and darkness come.

Chapter Seven: Purification and Healing

Swan is the symbol of grace and beauty representing our natural affinity to higher levels of consciousness. Swan teaches us to see the beauty and pure potential in each person and in the world. Emergence to a New World based on the purity of the heart's natural love is the promise and wonder of this evolutionary transformation. All healing is pure grace and mystery. Allowing grace by accepting is the culmination of purification.

Let go: Once we set our intention and act accordingly, it is time to let go of expectations.

Surrender and Trust: We surrender attachment to the outcome and trust in the process, knowing that what is ours comes to us for our highest good.

Give Thanks: Gratitude is a powerful force of healing and purification. We give thanks for who we are as well as our future self.

Conclusion: The Heart's Natural Love

Moving through this process of conscious evolution creates a refinement of the heart's natural love also known as divine devotion, the One Heart of the Hopi. It is not an emotion, but rather an energetic force which purifies the body and mind allowing us to properly understand the guidance of Nature. Hopi Crow Law is said to be the foundation for all other laws. Crow Law says: Land is Life. Respect all Land and Life. Those of One Heart are also known as the Rainbow Warriors in Hopi prophecy who are said to come in the new world to heal the Earth.

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From: http://noosphere.princeton.edu/speculations.html

Interconnecting with everyone: Being in global consciousness

The Global Consciousness Project is an effort to capture some faint indications of a true global consciousness. The purpose of the project is to examine subtle correlations that appear to reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. Just as the biosphere is composed of all the organisms on Earth and their interactions, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin postulated that the noosphere is composed of all the interacting minds on Earth. The word refers to a transhuman consciousness emerging from our interactions to become a guiding intelligence for the Earth.

Evolution starts with particles that coalesce to become atoms and then molecules and eventually complicated molecules. These become life building blocks from which smaller and then larger animals emerge and eventually you have us, self-aware animals. While that has been quite a run, it's not over. There is at least one more stage, in which we become a new organ of consciousness for the Earth, evolving into something analogous to the cerebral cortex in humans. We can, and to survive, I think we must, engage in conscious evolution to decide what the future will be.

My favorite picture is that we are all already participants in a giant interaction, similar to that between the neurons in a brain. The neurons don't know anything about the mind or the questions we ask, or what consciousness is, but they participate anyway. I think we are participating already in something that is a higher level of consciousness and that for all we know, could even be conscious and self-aware already.

Consciousness has a creative, productive, generative role in the world such that what we wish for is more likely to be than if we hadn't wished for it. We have good evidence that this is true. What we envision together will manifest in the world in a subtle way. This means that we have an enormous, untapped (or at least uncontrolled) capability of changing the future. The corollary is that we also have a responsibility. So we have a capability and a responsibility for changing the world so that the future is brighter, and it depends on coalescing into a greater consciousness.

When rain falls on a mountaintop it creates rivulets that flow together and become streams. Then they wind down the mountains and join to become rivers, and the rivers eventually get to (and form) the sea. The Global Consciousness project is such a rivulet. Each of us in our way is such a rivulet, and sometimes we even feel the power of joining others. What would it be like to have most people on the earth join in a conscious intent?

In the Upanishads, the ancients talk about 26,000-year cycles where consciousness wakes up and then goes to sleep, wakes up and then goes to sleep. I think this is the global consciousness idea. It is us being able to look at ourselves in a different way that allows us have insight into the ride we are taking on the universal wave of consciousness. So we can actually become doubly self-reflective. The truth is, most of the time we are asleep. But we can wake up a little bit. That is the promise of global consciousness.




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