The Path Ahead is Not the Same

While writing last week’s post about learning to play with consciousness, I was reminded of what Einstein said about problem-solving…

Einstein quote

Heaven knows, we certainly have problems to solve right now. Big ones.

This made me wonder if that’s why we’re facing so many crises all at once—a long-lived pandemic, a brutal war, intense social unrest, massive fires and flooding…

Could it be that this is what was needed to shake us out of our complacency … so we would acknowledge that our way of solving big problems isn’t working?

Will the current chaos finally motivate us to look for a better way?

And does that better way lie in increasing our individual level of consciousness?

So what exactly is consciousness?

I think most of us have at least a vague idea of what consciousness means. If you get curious and google it, you’ll find plenty of rabbit holes to go down.

There are multiple viewpoints and many arguments about who’s right and who’s wrong about consciousness and where it resides. Neurobiologists make the case that consciousness is a physical phenomenon, residing in the brain. Social psychologists view consciousness as a byproduct of the social system a person inhabits.

Eastern and contemplative traditions maintain that ordinary consciousness is just a limited version of a higher awareness that requires specific practices if you want to gain access. For a good overview of all the various viewpoints of consciousness, see An Integral Theory of Consciousness by American philosopher Ken Wilber.

Descriptions I relate to…

It probably won’t surprise you that I’m drawn to more expanded views of consciousness. Here are some descriptions I find useful…

  • Consciousness is the ability of a system to make choices, sourced in awareness, that change physical reality. (From this perspective, each human is considered a system operating within a larger whole.)
  • Consciousness is a deep knowing that all the parts make the whole; that each part has a distinct role in creating a cohesive whole; and that we each must work toward making our contribution while allowing others to do the same.

Where does all of this leave us?

Same-old, same-old will no longer work.

We see that.

We feel that.

And if we’re really honest, we know it in our bones.

Life will never be the same. Thank goodness.

This week’s activation…

If you feel you’ve been pulled off track by the chaos of world events, here’s a chance to reset your energy.

Resetting your energy is a step in the direction of increasing your consciousness. You can do it any time you feel you’re being pulled off track.

 Sit quietly and let energy work for you. Energy activations are designed to enliven (activate) an aspect of your energy field. The words communicate directly with the field, guiding it to a new formation as needed. For more free activations, go to Sarah McCrum’s YouTube channel. For courses and activations for purchase, visit Sarah’s website.

Hold Peace

When war is going on, it’s even more important to practise peace. Does that sound counter-intuitive—or maybe even downright ridiculous—to you? It would to many, because we aren’t used to thinking in terms of energy fields.

The field of peace…

So let’s consider the dynamics of peace in the context of energy. In a recent zoom session with his on-line community, Charles Eisenstein spoke about this:

In those moments when you choose not to demonize somebody and instead hold them in the fullness of their humanity, you generate a field of peace. As more of us do this at every chance that comes up, it will change the climate [of the field].

Peace is the capacity to hold the parts that we are uncomfortable with. It is not the same as capitulating. It is how you choose to see [others or the situation]. When you choose well, you are making a statement about what is possible for human beings to do.

I’ve experienced this shift in an energy field…

As I’ve mentioned before, an energy field forms when a group comes together. And each member of the group contributes to the field.

Recently I was participating in a small-group zoom session. There were four of us from various parts of the world—Britain, US, Germany and Canada. When conversation turned to the war in Ukraine, we started down the isn’t-this-awful path.

Then the woman from Germany, who is geographically closest to the chaos, began talking about how she’d witnessed people offering help to a degree that had never occurred before.

That prompted me to add two examples that were reported on the radio during the week before our meeting. One was Village Ice Cream, which dedicated 100% of Sunday sales to Ukraine relief. Calgarians lined up outside despite the cold weather, and staff stayed until the last person was served. This one-day blitz raised $100,000—five times as much as sales on their previous best-day-ever.

The other example was a woman who had come up with a simplified method to send supplies for refugees arriving in Poland. Because she has a cousin in Poland, she ordered emergency items to be delivered by amazon to her cousin who then distributed them at a refugee reception centre. The amount she has been able to send increased significantly as word got out and family, friends and neighbours contributed money to fund more orders.

The other two group members had similar stories to share. By shifting to this path, our group energy became peaceful rather than agitated. The difference was palpable, all because someone chose to redirect the conversation by speaking a story about a different aspect of the war.

For me it, it was a graphic reminder that what each of us puts into the field is crucial…and powerful.

And therefore, we each have the power to change things.

Learning more…

From my perspective, Charles Eisentein’s talent lies in helping us find the best in ourselves when he writes and speaks about civilization, money, crisis, and transition. He thinks deeply and expresses himself beautifully. You can find more on his website and YouTube channel.

This week’s activation…

This activation is designed to help you ground in the power and strength of your own energy, instead of being pushed around by what’s going on in the world. It helps you be at choice rather than responding with a knee-jerk reaction.

 Sit quietly and let energy work for you. Energy activations are designed to enliven (activate) an aspect of your energy field. The words communicate directly with the field, guiding it to a new formation as needed. For more free activations, go to Sarah McCrum’s YouTube channel. For courses and activations for purchase, visit Sarah’s website.

The Energy of Groups…

Just as an individual has an energy field, so does a group. It’s a dynamic field, changing with the comings and goings of participants in the group.

When a group has an intention, its energy is focused and amplified.

Because energy is anywhere and everywhere, group members do not need to be in the same physical location in order to have an impact.

Groups in action…

In response to the war in Ukraine, organizations with an understanding of energy and group impact are establishing frameworks that allow individuals anywhere in the world to contribute toward peace in Russia and the Ukraine.

If you’ve been wishing you could do something to help, and haven’t known what to do, here are some no-cost energy-based possibilities to consider…

Institute of Noetic Sciences

IONS was founded by astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, after his life-changing journey in space, to bring together science and the invisible world. He believed that: We are creating the future. It is not determined. If we get our act together we could have a sustainable, abundant future. 

A Meditation to Elevate the Planetary Field

Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 12:00 PM Pacific

Register to participate in this meditation 

 

Launches Monday, Mar 20, 2022

This is a  new worldwide movement for kindness.

The intention is to create together a coherent energy field of light, kindness and love.

You participate by joining a daily attunement at 6 pm your local time.

Here’s the backstory to this approach: With the help of Churchill, the Big Ben Silent Minute at 9pm was launched. It is said that Hitler described this as “Britain’s secret weapon that he could not overcome”.

Go here for more information and to try the reminder app.

 

Lynne McTaggart’s Intention Experiment  

Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including the worldwide international bestsellers The Power of Eight, The Field, The Intention Experiment and The Bond, all considered influential  books in the development of the New Science. She has run intention experiments for many years,

Lynne McTaggart’s Intention Experiment for Ukraine