Living within the Dynamic of Personal Revolution
It is an understatement to report that a great many changes began mid-year 2016. Almost every aspect of humanity’s progress toward unity and collaboration has been impacted. And, the most significant changes across the globe were political in nature. Having acknowledged that, history shows us that revolution happens when people have nothing left to lose. Humanity is once again at the edge of a cliff signed, “Nothing Left to Lose.” Because of this collective “revolutionary” energy, people have become unreasonably fearful of others, and cultures that are different from their own. The why of this is clear even to a casual observer: Revolution is difficult for humanity – our basic survival strategies evolve slowly through incremental change as we collaborate toward mutually assured outcomes. We are not good at being individuals that seek to survive by reinventing each necessity as we move along our ever-evolving path. Because of this, we humans are inherently tribal by nature, and overly skeptical of change. Politicians have learned how to use those two inherent qualities in an extremely negative manner as they seek more and more control over the growing mass of humans vying for Earth’s limited resources. The familiar leadership formula of keeping people afraid of a common enemy, keeping them indebted to an uncertain future, keeping them hopeful of a brighter tomorrow will no longer work in the near future.
Mid-2016 began a cycle of change that is particularly challenging for humanity: releasing past strategies born of the accomplishments of the industrial revolution and early information age to grasp the constantly morphing technologies of the media age. How we interact as individuals and groups is being impacted with each new generation of personal devices. The good news: it’s not a long cycle, the cycle ends in 2022 when humanity crosses the tipping point of population. This will be a major awakening for people in first-world nations as they fully realize their lifestyles cannot be sustained at their current rate of growth. The sad news: many will suffer needlessly through the coming changes due to short-sighted leadership and the monumental greed of a few nations.
As we have all witnessed, revolution is sweeping cultures and nations in a way never recorded in human history. The Arab Spring signaled the first out-picturing of this new wave of upheaval. Change of this nature is always forever, and not always for the better. When there were fewer of us, say around two billion, the ultimate outcomes of revolution were far more predictable. Now that we are a herd of seven billion plus, each change, be they political, scientific, economic or environmental, will be experienced as life altering for those who are short-sighted in nature and have not prepared themselves for a broadening range of possible consequences that are born of revolutionary forces.
One of the greatest revolutions is happening in our religions and philosophies. Humanity is evolving toward a unified consciousness. With all the forced changes we will face in our daily lives, the change in knowing a greater reality is the aspect of the coming revolution that an individual can take with full sovereignty – what we think and how we act in accordance with those expanded beliefs and thoughts is ours.
The most common truth at the center of each religion or philosophy is the command: “Know thyself.” It is very important to know the boundaries of your inner conflicts: your presiding strengths and weaknesses. If you are unable to honestly look at yourself without judgment, find someone who can help you make an accurate inventory of your strengths/weaknesses. It is the energy of those inner conflicts that move you toward manifesting or attracting the core needs that allow you to feel safe during times of quickly mutating uncertainties. By understanding your inner conflicts, you can easily find individuals with whom to collaborate, where each of you compliments the other’s inner limits: your strengths to their weaknesses and their strengths to your weaknesses.
This is where giving up the need to be right is so important. The “need” to be right is almost always born out of an insecurity, a lack of self-assurance. Any time we argue, no matter the subject, or with whom we argue, we engage all previous moments of insecurity. For each human emotion, we have a primer moment, the exact moment when we experience that emotion for the first time. This is the genesis of that emotional energy. In that primer moment, we assign responsibility to an outside source. We do this even if the emotion is positive. With each successive emotional experience, we build a more and more complex web of externalized energy. Until we release the need to be right about the external source of the emotions we experience during a primer experience, we will continue to repeat the need to be right about what we experienced back then, and now. In this state, we begin to be suspect of anyone, any circumstance or any condition that might engage that primer moment. We then fear the future. If we fear the outside world, we build strategies by which to cope with the uncertainty of believing that the world has power over us. When we take full responsibility for each moment and each experience, we live from the inside out. We then attract to us what is similar to that internal self.
When we drop the need to be right, we automatically find collaboration with others. This is our true nature: to enjoin. Most humans experience this need to collaborate in the personal relationships we build with one another. The clearer we are about ourselves – meaning – the less judgmental we are of our strengths and weaknesses, the more complete our unity with others will be. If you and another person are of the same mind – you share a vision of how life is to be lived based upon a set of values – then you will naturally blend to a greater eventuality. When you can be in a community of like-minded individuals, then you will experience a lack of limitation and an effortless life experience. When we are in relationships with people who do not share, people who withhold themselves for fear of personal exposure, then life becomes a series of confrontations that play out in everyday life scenarios. Those interpersonal skirmishes reflect the inner drama that besets individual mind.
If we are to keep ahead of our technologies, we must collectively know what we are as humans. The industrial and information ages were predictable and controllable. Our cleverness as a species has allowed us to cross into the realm of manifest reality where thoughts, through words, not actions, actualize as our moment-to-moment experience. The ancient knowledge that our thoughts originate from within our eternal soul; our words are born of our evolving spirit; our actions are manifest through our body will allow everyone who opens to this understanding to achieve self-realization and enlightenment.
Many have already joined the knowing revolution to an expanded view of humanities place within the scheme of life on Earth. This is expressing in many different forms as people let go of old patterns in favor of knowing their place within creation. The single most important question remains: How will you express your sovereignty?