I think it’s fair to say that most of us living on the planet today would agree that this is the most challenging period collectively in all of human history.
Sliding from one crisis (The pandemic) to yet another (The war in Ukraine) and the likelihood of more “events” to come, setting up a template for sustained fear, diminished rights and the potential of a foxhole existence coupled with the dictatorial tone that our so-called authorities have unanimously adopted based on these events, it seems all but certain that our individual power to evolve has been unilaterally usurped by these external forces.
In my book Conscious Musings I talk about the outside influences that routinely threaten our power in order to thwart our ability to tap our own consciousness and that of Universal consciousness.
Have our status quo belief systems and the willingness of many to acquiesce, quarantined us from our ultimate potential? Do the circumstances of our lives and that of the larger world dictate our reality, or can we consciously and positively use our Divine will and the power of our internal antenna to consciously create the reality of our lives and become the limitless and creative beings that we truly are – despite the dire events that may say otherwise? Although I’d aways sensed that the answer to the latter question was undoubtedly yes, I had to live the answer for myself!
“The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein
At the end of the book I tell the story of my own crisis back in 2013 and the emotional state that threatened to push me off of the path of joy and happiness and into a bottomless pit of depression. I tell of how I made the conscious decision to use that “internal antenna” to glean messages from the Universe. How I used synchronistic events as a key compass to navigate out of the crisis and most importantly that it worked! Bottom line, I exerted my individual will and freedom of choice to take that path.
Watch as I describe my “crisis” and how I overcame the difficulties with Lilou Mace
Many of us are habituated into a worldview that dictates that our fate is largely in the hands of external reality. The people, places, and things that surround our physical day-to-day lives certainly makes it seem that what you see is what you get and nothing more. That is until you have the gumption to switch it up, shift your focus and tune in to the true undercurrent of reality, complete with it’s vast and endless possibilities. When one comes to this realization, the epiphany is powerful and it is in the conscious linking into this field of awareness, knowledge, and wisdom that can free you from the grip of a marginalized reality, despite what seems to be happening on our screen of space.
Ironically, it is challenge that is often the hand that pushes us toward this realization. When you get to that very point – that bottom point, and you make the conscious decision to tap that which we are all connected to – a conscious, limitless, ever-evolving Universe, we can then unshackle ourselves from an expected reality and begin to live a truly empowering life!
Is self-empowerment still alive in the age of authoritarianism?
Since the onset of the so-called Global Pandemic that began to weave it’s massive web back in 2020, millions if not billions of people got caught up in the thread of control and limitation.
But once the cobweb is discovered in the corner of your home, it only takes one swift sweep of your broom to wipe it away.
And yet, the web of control appears un-breakable.
The sustained measures of a diminished life based largely on what appeared to be putting a choke hold on humanity plunged many into a state of despair, fear, and helplessness while counter-attacking the consciousness who’s potential is otherwise limitless.
As we continue to barrel down a path of what many feel to be an inevitably steady dissolution of humanity based on the circumstances thrust into our midst, along with way too many people who are still ready and willing to put their fate into the hands of a relative few “outsiders,” some may be asking, “Can we as a people put the power back in our own hands?”
The Operative word is “We.”
In Conscious Musings I also discuss the idea of collectivism vs. individualism; how on the one hand, there can be power in numbers…in community (the collective), but ultimately it is the individual who must decide to harness true power for him or herself via the inherent potential that resides within.
When you connect many individuals who each have done their own inner work to instill individual empowerment, things can change and change FAST! Further you realize that it is the connection of a multitude of these types of individuals that can shift the tide from challenge and crisis to freedom and joy. But it has to be done one person at a time.
Noted physicist David Bohm famously postulated a metaphor about the individual and the collective, liking individuals to whirlpools in a stream. Bohm reasoned that, as you look at little whirlpools forming in a body of water, it is impossible to abstract out the whirlpools from the water. They are part of the continuum of the stream and therefore part of the whole. Like whirlpools, “We are beings without borders. We are a continuum of everything else (and therefore part of the collective), but that doesn’t take away from our uniqueness. We have identity; we just don’t have distinct borders.” (from Conscious Musings).
Imagine what many empowered individuals connected within the stream (or web) of consciousness can achieve?
As an individual, when you realize that you have EVERYTHING you need to guide you out of challenge and into the life you truly desire, the Universe will see YOU and support you; will work with you, dance with you and take your hand! And how refreshing it is to know that no matter how dire the crisis may be, you have a partner and an ally that is infinitely more powerful and wise than any outside “authority” telling you what your life is; what you can or cannot do, and most importantly who you really are!
When a multitude of individuals make the conscious decision to trust the Universe and make it a partner, it will take you by the hand and literally guide you out of crisis and into joy!
But that journey starts one individual at a time.
That time is now!