Archive for October, 2011
Bringing It All Together

monks meditating for the shift 2011

There is but one universal concept that brings everything together…oneness.

The concept of oneness and being part of a vast and highly elaborate web of interconnectedness is not a new concept at all. It is probably the single unifying concept of every major world belief system that has survived to this day. This should be no surprise because if it did not, humans would be living a dystopian lie by embracing the illusion of separation.

Oneness is summarized in what’s known as the ‘Golden Rule’ which says very simply that we are to treat others as we would like them to treat us because we are all part of the same, ultimately indivisible, Whole and any one thing we do to someone else, we are doing to ourselves. This is where global consciousness and the possibility of shifting it becomes a relevant topic…the idea that each one of the 7 billion people on this planet are in reality one collective organism of conscious energy.

To show just how extensive this realization is within the human experience of existence, here’s what the most impressionable belief systems have to say, in their own ways, about the oneness of everything:

Buddhism: Hurt not others with that which pains yourself. (From the Udanavarga 5.18)

Christianity: In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets. (Matthew 7:12 – NRSV)

Confucianism: Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself. (Analects XV.24)

Hinduism: Do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain. (From the Mahabharata 5.1517)

Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. (Sunnab)

Jainism: In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self. (Lord Mahavir 24th Tirthankara)

Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow human beings. That is the law; all the rest is commentary.(Talmud, Shabbat 3 l a)

Native American Spirituality: Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. (Chief Seattle)

Shintoism: Be charitable to all beings, love is the representation of God. (KO-JI-KI Hachiman Kasuga)

Sikhism: Don’t create enmity with anyone as God is within everyone. (Guru Arjan Devji 259. Guru Granth Sahib)

Taoism: Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain; and regard your neighbor’s loss as your own loss. (Tai Shang Kan Ying P’ien)

It is clear that repeated within each of these belief systems is the same teaching about the base configuration of Reality. Strip away all the dogma, the stories, and the rest of what these systems provide and you see that the primary law is the law of Oneness. With the latest technology showing us images of cosmic filaments connecting all galaxies, we can see with absolute clarity that the universe is one massive interconnected whole of energy.

There is a small yet vocal minority that are attempting to impose the ego-created illusion of separateness upon the masses with their talk of individual upward mobility and self-sufficiency. This will be the downfall of civilization if it is embraced by the collective whole. For the sake of our future being bright (and to ensure that we even have a future at all), we must become aware of the reality of oneness, focus intention on living our daily lives with this realization within the forefront of our minds and have it reflected in everything we do. Don’t embrace the illusion, live the reality.

The Mindfulness of Balance

balance tree

Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.

Osho Rajneesh

The Creation of a Consciousness Shift…Transform Yourself, Transform the World
Creation of a Consciousness Shift

The cover of The Creation of a Consciousness Shift

A practical, in-depth guide to realizing higher states of consciousness and experiencing a deeper sense of personal well-being. -Jim Dreaver, author of End Your Story. Begin Your Life

Our lives, collectively and individually, are changing in a very significant way. There are many reasons as to why there are so many changes occurring within the domain of the collective consciousness matrix that we find ourselves a part of. This is the most incredibly opportunistic moment in our eclectic history…let’s steer humanity towards a bright future rather than towards a world we wouldn’t wish upon even those we may perceive as being our worst enemies. By shifting our consciousness towards unity rather than separateness we can transform our lives and our world for the better. Our future is being determined right now and this is why I wrote the book The Creation of a Consciousness Shift.

What this transformational book does is demonstrate that a wide-reaching shift is possible through the realization that everything and everyone is interconnected. This is the most important realization that humanity as a whole must have if we are to have a bright future, if a future at all. This book is one of the first of its kind to put forth scientific evidence (there are nearly 75 sources for the information in this book) to support its transcendental self-growth message. By giving you the knowledge and tools necessary for the creation of a consciousness shift, our collective consciousness can be affected in such a way that each person can help in creating a massive and positive global consciousness shift. There’s several tools, methods, and guidelines that are provided to help bring about such a monumental change (meditation being a critical component). It is my intent to stir up within you a spirit of action and transformational change that will alter the very way you think about and see Reality.

The first relationship you must master is the relationship with yourself. -The Creation of a Consciousness Shift

Contents

Introduction
A Consciousness Shift
Spirituality’s Simple Reality
The Serotonin Connection
Empathy
Empaths

Everything is Connected
Interconnectedness in History
Interconnectedness Today
Interdependent Co-Creation
Full Consciousness
All is One
The Reality of Non-duality

Thoughts Shaping Reality
Creating a Reality
Why We Believe What We Believe

Wonder and Curiosity
Meditation for a Consciousness Shift
Why People Meditate
History of Meditation
Health Benefits of Meditation
Preparing to Meditate
Incense in Meditation
How to Meditate

Transcending Lower States
Boundary Dissolution
Higher States of Consciousness
Unconditional Love
Joy and Happiness
Peace and Harmony

Being and Becoming
The Splendor of Self-Realization
Knowing the Infinite Unknowing
Aphorisms for a Consciousness Shift
Aphorisms Explained
A Final Message
Acknowledgements
Bibliography

For the benefit of yourself and for humanity, please get a copy of The Creation of a Consciousness Shift. Everyone can see that there is something very significant happening on our planet and in our human society. The stakes could not be any higher. Realize that the power is within you, the infinite explorer. Our collective future is dependent on the decisions we make today. Those decisions reflect who we are and how consciously evolved we are. By shifting our consciousness into the unity domain where we realize everyone and everything is connected and interconnected, absolutely everything changes. At first, the changes occur within, but then they become actualized outside of ourselves and in the world itself.

The protests, revolutions, and other global transformation movements we see today show us just how significant and critical our collective situation is right now. If there is to be a golden age of humanity, it must start with internal transformation. It is my hope and wish to see humanity flower into the unifying conscious creative force it has the potential to be.  I wish to thank by publisher O Books/John Hunt for believing in what I’m trying to do for the global shift as well as Carolyn Burdett, Trevor Greenfield, Stuart Davies, Nick Welch, Mary Flatt, and Kate Rowlandson who have all been part of the publication team that made this book a reality.

Transform society one person at a time; transform yourself and you will transform humanity.

To pre-order The Creation of a Consciousness Shift, head over to Amazon to get yourself a copy.

For more info including excerpts from the book, go here.

Becoming Awakened, Becoming Enlightened


Meditation makes you innocent, it makes you childlike. In that state, miracles are possible. That state is pure magic. A great transformation happens – in innocence you transcend the mind, and to transcend the mind is to become the awakened one, the enlightened one.

Osho

Shining Bright Over the World

seekers of light

However young
The seeker who sets out upon the way
Shines bright over the world

Buddha

It’s Time to Upgrade the Planet

We are presently are the edge of the unknown. We have reached the threshold, the breaking point…the most significantly critical fork in humanity’s road into its future becoming. Humans, the dominant species on Earth, are consuming 1.4 earths’ worth of biocapacity every year. This is not only unsustainable, it is a path that will lead to our self-destruction and eventual extinction. It doesn’t have to be this way. There is not only a sustainable way of life, but also one in which humans live in coherence and harmony with its only habitable environment and planet, Earth. Although our collective consciousness has been rising, it seems that it is not rising fast enough to combat the assault on its long-term future by those who narrowly think about the very short-term and whose minds are clouded by the delusional thoughts of an infinitely-growing economy. News for them: You can’t eat money. You can’t drink money. You can’t breathe money.

Things cannot continue the way they have…it’s time for a massive change and the time for that is right now. This is why we here at Peace and Loveism have created the Upgrade the Planet movement. This is a project based on the reality interconnectedness of humanity with itself and with its environment being an opportunity for us to create positive change for the planet and for the human race simultaneously. By upgrading the planet’s consciousness grid using self-made “intention pyramids” as we are calling them, we help focus our awareness on the reality that Earth is in dire need of some planetary acupuncture. There are prominent scientists saying that we are entering a period of massive extinction which is not a result of hysteria but a response to a very real threat that cannot be ignored. Let’s not embrace an illusion but live in the reality as it exists right now.

This symbolic (and in some ways literal) upgrading of the planetary consciousness grid will help bring focused awareness to the ever-growing threat of a planet that will be uninhabitable for humans and other species within our lifetimes. This is not fantasy, this is a real threat. Imagine if all the world’s nuclear power plants had a meltdown tomorrow. You would not be able to read this if this were to happen. Upgrade the Planet is bringing attention to the reality that if humanity does not collectively create for itself a positive future through unity rather than separateness, our future will be in jeopardy. We all share the same planet and so we all deserve to live in a planet that is healthy and habitable. This project has a vision of becoming a worldwide movement that is made up of people creating intention pyramids anywhere and everywhere in the world.

What we ask of you is this: Upgrade the Planet and spread the word far and wide. Create intention pyramids anywhere and everywhere and let us know where you did it. Do it by the ocean. Do it in a meadow. Do it on a mountain top. Wherever you do it, take pictures of your intention pyramid and post them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and any other social media sites you use. Upload them to our Facebook page. Use the hashtag #upgradetheplanet on Twitter so that they can easily be found. Send them to use in an email to the address on our contact page. This movement can only make a positive difference if you become a part of it. We will be doing follow-ups on this in the coming weeks. Spread the word, let’s get our intentions focused on maintaining a healthy planet and collective consciousness, for the sake of the planet, humanity, and everything in between.

Note: For all the information on how to participate, go to our wiki article on it.

Working Together for Unity and Love

I offer you peace.
I offer you love.
I offer you friendship.
I see your beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.

Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi