November 19, 2011

The Consciousness Revolution Part 3 of 4

The Consciousness Revolution
[source: Steve Pavlina]

Mass awakenings

I suspect these increasingly frequent awakenings could be a kind of evolutionary response to what’s been happening on earth. I’m not referring to Darwinian biological evolution here, so don’t get hung up on the choice of words. Rather I’m suggesting there’s a collective consciousness which is generating these mass awakenings as a reaction to the current state of our physical reality. Thanks to our technological advancements, human beings have become extremely powerful in recent decades, but many would agree our wisdom lags behind our power, creating an unstable situation.

The level of consciousness that produced today’s nuclear weapons, political divisions, environmental consequences, and other global challenges is no longer a proper custodian as we move forward. Many of us do not trust the world leaders we have in place today, and I think the reason is that most of them haven’t reached the level of consciousness required to do what’s truly necessary. No matter how much our leaders talk, deep down we know that the necessary solutions require more courage and compassion than they’re able to muster. We really want to believe they’ll succeed, but our intuition is blaring at us, “Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!”

I don’t blame our leaders for this situation. I honestly think they’re doing the best they can. I think our corporate leaders are in the same boat. The real problem is that there are still too many people living in fear, and this creates a global consciousness of fear that runs afoul of our best intentions. For example, democracy is a great system, and I certainly wouldn’t want to live under a dictatorship, but a democracy is only as good as the level of consciousness of its constituents. Fear-based people elect fear-based leaders.

As more and more people awaken, however, I think we’re going to see some real changes in the types of people we’re willing to put in charge. I’ve never even registered to vote because in my adult lifetime, I’ve never been inspired by any of the political candidates who have a serious chance of winning. But as soon as I recognize a highly conscious person on the ballot who I genuinely believe will serve the greater good of the entire planet, I’ll be first in line at the ballot box. And I don’t think I’ll be alone.

The reason consciousness is such a powerful factor is that it empowers people to circumvent systems that get in the way of serving the greater good. For example, consciousness empowers you to run a business where generating a profit is NOT the highest priority, even though the market economy is geared to reward you for putting profit first. Many of our existing systems need to be refactored in light of their long-term consequences, but that refactoring must be done at a higher level of consciousness than that which originally spawned those systems. This challenge must ultimately fall on the shoulders of the lightworkers. When enough people awaken, the old systems will no longer be needed, but it will take a while to transition to better systems.

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