Sky Shayne Innes
What would happen is we recognised our outer world as a direct reflection of our inner world? What would this say about us? As within, so without. What does our world say about our inner realm of being? There is no doubt that the spiritual perspective has brought us to a place where we are more aware of the truth than ever before. We understand that the material world is not an ultimate reality. We also understand that how we think and feel and act has a direct bearing on how we experience the world. At this stage in our evolution we are developing an unconditional point of view – a point of view beyond conditions. Indeed, a spiritual point of view. A point of view that is able to hold true awareness rather than be limited by material conditions.
This is not easy in the face of what appears to be going on at the moment. We seem to live in such precarious times, surrounded by so many frightening scenarios. Today’s newspapers and television reports are full of the latest crisis that some are calling the biggest financial meltdown in American history. This crisis began in late 2007 and is associated with the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market. But this is just one of many aspects of a much larger crisis; a crisis that mirrors the new growth required from us for the last few decades.
This is a crisis of caring. Do we care that 30 000 children are dying every day. Do we care that 100 000 species are becoming extinct every year? Do we care that the traditional breeding grounds of the endangered humpback whales off the beautiful wilderness coast of the Kimberleys is under threat from industrial development? Sadly, there are so many more examples.
What’s new about that, you may well ask. What’s new is the timing. Never before have we had access to our potential in the way that we now do. Never before has the call to awaken been so loud and so pervasive. There is no excuse and we really do not have any other option if we want, not only to survive, but to transcend to the next dimension or plane of consciousness.
Sri Aurobindo says, “This universe is a gradation of planes of consciousness.” Here in this third plane or dimension, our consciousness is of separation and fear. This means we are ego-bound which makes us materialistic and self-centered. To shift from the third dimension to the fourth requires a shift into the love frequency. Through the heart, separation can be healed. Through the heart, fear becomes freedom.
In his work on evolving levels of consciousness, Don Beck identified the latest level as occurring in the last few decades. This level reflects a new holistic consciousness with a ‘global village’ point of view. This is a consciousness of unity where exploitation has become a violation of evolutionary growth. It is contrary to the awakening of wisdom foretold at this time of great potential.
Spiritually speaking, we are very aware of the necessity for change. Fear and its manifestations must be transformed. Do we really need any more evidence that transformation is the imperative at this critical time?
The paradox and the conundrum is that we cannot ‘do’ transformation. We can only allow transformation to happen. Transformation is what happens when we are unconditional. In other words, when we see beyond the conditions to the true nature of reality. This is love. Love is the principle and process of existence. Until we live in love, we will continue to give reality to what we fear. As within so without.
Love, with its transformative power, is the key to our continued existence. Love’s alchemy is the cornerstone of our emergence into this new consciousness. It is a living, breathing, evolving meditation in becoming all that we may be. Without love, we are set on a course of fearful devastation. With love, we open the channels to new expressions of being. Our values reflect those of love and we learn to care in deeply meaningful ways.
Caring for the whole is our healing. In our healing, we automatically become aligned with universal order. Our lives become established in universal order and we are able to live like we have never lived before. We are able to listen to the “still small voice”. We are able to receive guidance. Our intuition, inspiration and insight allow doors to open that did not exist before. Similarly, that which is negative will simply pass us by without harm. Ironically, truly caring for the whole is the most healing and beneficial method for your own best personal outcome.
We have learnt much in this material plane of consciousness. We now know that every thought, feeling, word and action that we have alters the molecular structure of existence. This is how integral and interconnected we are to all that is. We have learnt to express our power and our dominance. We have taken control, influenced and commanded. Now it is time we learn harmlessness. Harmlessness is a quality of love; a quality of wholeness and holiness. Harmlessness is a pathway from ego gratification to the consideration of the greatest good of all. An intention of harmlessness means that our intentions transcend our ego desires and reveal true caring. To care in this way, your wellbeing is just as important as my own. Indeed, your wellbeing is my wellbeing.
At this stage, the question is not, “Is it going to change?” The question is, “How is it going to change?” Is it going to be for better or for worse? That’s the choice and the choice is ours. And it starts right here and now. The more we embody the frequency of love, the more we bring light into the world. And the light will set us free in ways that we cannot begin to comprehend. Making a choice for the light of eternal love is not just our responsibility. It is our purpose and it is our saving grace.
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