|“THE AGE OF EMPOWERMENT”
by Matthew Webb -- 01/09/01
The World Mind Society
Natural and spiritual laws tell us that the purpose of life is growth, change and constant evolution. Humanity is still very much in the midst of this evolutionary process. We are growing and becoming more than we ever were (or at least this is the human potential and most fundamental need). Our brain capacity and conscious potentials are such that we have the option to choose the path of our own destiny. But this capacity for free will comes with a price. It is ours to choose, yet we must choose wisely or suffer mass destruction forged by our own hands. There is a broad range of possibilities open to us but only within the parameters of natural law. Outside of these parameters, we may not stray for long, because the Universe has its own organized purpose. We may not defy this purpose indefinitely. This means that free will is not the whole equation of human mental capacity. We must be more than merely intelligent. We must also be wise. Wisdom is none other than the application of truth in one’s life. The greater this application becomes, the greater is the resulting wisdom. Wisdom tends to be the by-product of natural living, since nature operates directly upon Truth. In our free will, the acquisition of natural wisdom is necessary. We may then make the choices which sustain all life and not just the benefit of a few.
When we follow the natural design, the choices we make are evolutionary. This means that our decisions result in the inner and outer growth of the human being. We are becoming conscious members of Cosmic citizenship. When this happens, we become more than just the citizens of nations or members of a given culture, religion or ideology. By adopting natural and spiritual laws as our guiding system of living, it is then that the whole universe becomes the place of human creation and contribution.
Through the group mind principle of nature, we can take part in the formation of a new world. Our collective intent is the basis for how our society functions. When we spiritually change this intent at a personal level, we become Masters. When we change intent on a collective level, our species will gain what may be called "world enlightenment." In this world, the very concept of human limitation and self destruction will be shattered. Today's miracles will become tomorrow’s everyday occurrences by remaining true to what our own souls already know. In following the ways of nature and consciously participating in the process of evolution (rather than seeking to avoid it), the natural wisdom of the human spirit will finally come into full bloom.
The purpose of global meditations, prayers and spiritual practices is to improve both personal and world conditions. The outer condition of international relations directly reflects the inner world of the consciousness we hold. Fundamentally, we all work toward the creation of a new world where complete empowerment of the people is the norm, rather than alienation, pain and fear. As we engage a spiritual focus together, we change our individual and collective consciousness to higher and higher levels. Greater love, clarity, awareness and Cosmic Purpose then make themselves apparent. What will this new world look like when a great shift in world consciousness occurs? At present, we are in the midst of a period of transition and relative chaos. Turmoil is occurring at all levels of global affairs. We have within our power as conscious beings (and at this very moment) the ability to transform chaos into a higher level of spiritual order. The new era thus created might well be called The Age of Empowerment. Let us explore how this Age will look and rally around its crystallization in cooperative effort. With this crystallized vision of global empowerment in place, all that is then needed is its cooperative implementation. This can be accomplished by those of progressive intention.
By focusing upon the expansion of consciousness (that we are), we facilitate the purposes of our own souls, the evolutionary process in Nature, and Divine Will in the ascension of humanity. As each of us expands our essential being and raises our level of spiritual intention, we will cross a series of consciousness thresholds around the globe.
These collective thresholds (of change) are in essence no different than the changes an individual goes through as they expand personal consciousness. Some refer to such a major shift of global consciousness through such terms as "omega point" or "critical mass." A critical mass shift of consciousness is comparable to the flashpoint of fire as something flammable suddenly bursts into flame or when water comes to a boil. In all of these cases, a threshold is crossed, after which many experiential changes are made evident. The difference between boiling water and water which is calm is obvious, as is the difference between the flashpoint of fire and mere smoldering. The same is true of various thresholds of consciousness at the individual, group and global levels. The many groups and individuals who are now arising in spiritual unity across the globe are the smoldering of our collective will to ascend. We need only to align this collective will cooperatively to make world enlightenment a spiritual fire that is felt as a daily reality.
Ultimately, we all seek a major threshold (of change) in world consciousness. The crossing of this threshold will be made evident to all persons on this planet simultaneously. Just as a roomful of people can come to simultaneous joy and realization together (this is especially evident in group meditations or prayer/drumming circles), so, too, can all of humanity wherever they are on the globe. So what happens after the shift of global consciousness? What will the world look like in terms of social relations and international policy? After such a shift, there will be obvious changes in the degree of manifest love, clarity, energy and connection to nature among the peoples of the world. In a more enlightened state of world consciousness, the following social trends will be become increasingly evident:
A. National boundaries will dissolve as they will be seen as unimportant and artificial. People will identify instead with what is universal. They will witness the commonality of consciousness inside themselves and all others. In other words, they will identify with the consciousness or God within as a first-hand experience. The peoples of the world will do this rather than identifying with those learned distinctions of nationality which are by comparison small, false and self limiting. We are not the members of nations. We are members of the family of God. We are not of states or territories. We are a part of Nature and the natural design. Our true heritage is that of consciousness the universal, not the artificially imposed ideology of "national pride" which has nothing to do with the natural reality.
B. Cultural boundaries will dissolve as they will be seen as unimportant and artificial. We are not members of cultures, because any one culture is truly less than human souls in bodies. What is a culture other than a set of beliefs made by men in accord with the limitations of time and place? We are far greater than any one set of beliefs or lifestyles. We are Divine beings of vast potential, of sophisticated genetic background, spanning eons of time. We are the stuff of stars and the product of the Cosmic principles of Creation itself. Humans are the very creators of all cultures, and are therefore more than any one set of ideals or beliefs. The human being is reflective of what is universal just as is all of nature. Upon realizing this, our common root as conscious beings will become the unified ground for world peace and true fulfillment.
D. Political boundaries will dissolve as they will be seen as unimportant and artificial. Political orientations are (ideally) only specific approaches to the establishment of the general welfare. It is not any one party or platform which is most important. It is our general welfare in daily living which matters to the people of the world. As our global consciousness shifts, we will no longer seek the special interest benefit of a given political party alone. We will instead seek the welfare of all people as cosmic equals in the formation of a more perfect social union.
After the shifts of world consciousness occur, a different consensual social order will make itself apparent:
1. Competitiveness for the sake of selfish benefit will be replaced by the realization that we have much more to gain through cooperation and harmony.
2. Love will replace fear as the standard assumption in social encounters. There is no true reason for interactions to be otherwise. It will be realized that what we create together, literally, determines the fate of our collective destiny. Higher consciousness will demonstrate in no uncertain terms that love is not an abstract theory of sentimental value only. It is, in fact, a practical and spiritual state of being that affords very real advantages for all who focus upon it together.
* We will increasingly find that feelings of mutual strength replace those of competitiveness and discord. In the new Age of Empowerment, we will understand that there is far more to gain by strengthening each other than through cut-throat destructiveness and selfish interest alone. Cooperative living in a variety of forms will spontaneously arise in the form of communities, communal households, shared resources and mutual undertakings. Cooperation will be carried forward by individuals who see that the collective good also profoundly contributes to their own personal good.
* Efficient and natural living will take the place of "consumerism." Nature will become the standard for social order and natural laws the template for a truly satisfying standard of living. Sustainable and natural methods of agriculture, self governance, social relations, education, medicine and all other areas of collective effort will be made self-sufficient. Governmental "authority" will be de-centralized and replaced with the autonomy and self capability of the people. Grass roots practical action and self motivation will replace the need for "experts" (who supposedly know more about ourselves and our own welfare than we do).
The progressive elements of humanity will increasingly find ways of living which maintain inner strength. To some degree, this group will wait for the time when their voice and way of living may be more clearly heard, at which point they will openly advocate progressive measures for the further evolution of humanity. [That time is now!!!] Many will band together, especially in natural areas, forming communities of like mind. Some of these exist successfully at present, even in large cities. Spiritual practices of all kinds for the improvement of the body, mind and spirit will flourish among them. The widespread use of herbs, natural foods and alternative technologies will sustain those who are naturally oriented. Those who observe natural laws have the support of Earth consciousness in general.
Then there will occur a phenomena of consciousness that is often not easily attained by any planet or any other life supporting body. Human consciousness will reach a planetary threshold whereby the constituent minds of the world will collectively and simultaneously shift. This is a process that resembles the flashpoint of fire suddenly crossed. This flashpoint is usually catalyzed by one or more among an intelligent race (typically at various points around a world) whose personal consciousness reaches an elevated stage. When this happens, High Intent is radiated outward as a powerful and progressive force of a very high vibration. Such spiritual Intent is the result of dedicated Spiritual focus. It comes about through an alignment with the Will of God/Nature and the subsequent channeling of Divine Intent into the environment for the benefit of all. The spiritual spark thus created by advanced souls ignites the realization of a great many more, elevating their consciousness resonantly.
Evolutionary emanations travel outward from spiritual groups and Masters like the waves caused when stones are thrown into a pond. This "pond" is the World Mind, also known as "the collective unconscious" of global human society. To make a global "flashpoint shift" more probable, there must exist a minimum number of truly spiritual persons who have attained significant self realization. This self realization allows them to be receptive to the emanations of consciousness pioneering groups and individuals. Because of their receptivity (and also because of the very compelling nature of the high vibration/Intent sent forth), the people first affected will then embody this Intent themselves. Many people will feel compelled to spontaneously enter states of love, clarity and realization, though many may not realize why this is so. This will amplify and expand the original impulse sent by the minority who understand. Larger and larger portions of the population will resonate with and radiate high vibrations and Intent (love and spiritual motivation). The flashpoint phenomena will continue to expand over the entire population of the world in ever-widening circles of influence. In a very short time, the World Mind will be transformed and elevated in its level of consciousness after a certain critical mass or percentage of the population is converted to high(er) Intentions. The raising of world consciousness may therefore be catalyzed by those who understand the principles of natural law which can accomplish such an act.
A shift in the Planetary Mind of this type will be strongly felt by every living being. It will similarly elevate all planetary matter in the form of psychically emanated love and clarity. A flashpoint phenomena such as this will also result in off-world effects. These will extend themselves outward into space like a radiating light. The Earth will become a literal spiritual source, a psychic sun of high vibration and Intent, shining brightly on subtle realms. Such a planetary event would be a primary culmination of Earth consciousness (and human consciousness) in Self Realization. This is the ultimate aim of all group minds in the universe in Unity. It is the primary fulfillment for human existence and for the whole process of evolution. May our intentions be joined together to cooperatively bring greater world enlightenment into fruition . . .
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