hese are transitional years that humanity is moving through. We are approaching a cusp of consciousness and awareness.
There are increased energies pouring into the Earth and the danger here is that the varied social matrixes in which many people live will flood the mental airwaves with increased images of catastrophes, apocalypse, and perpetual warfare. The Armageddon meme will be likely to work overtime in the upcoming years as social strategies for containment and control seek to increase their share.
Thinking Out of the Box
When individual consciousness tries to manifest it is ridiculed by mainstream society — these are the social institutions that have been carefully established to nurture and support a selected census of thought and conditioning. Yet we must not be afraid to think out of the box.
The dominant worldview of scientific realism or materialism (matter-realism), has strained for centuries to keep the spiritual/metaphysical paradigm debased and suppressed. I repeat: In whatever guises they operate and however ridiculous this may sound to some people, there are forces operating in our world today that seek to counter human evolution. There are retrogressive social factors built into the fabric of our societies (our institutions, our conditioning) that work to suppress our natural tendency — especially at this time — toward accelerated conscious evolution.
Each of us should be mindful not to be attracted to forces/energies that hinder, distort, and disrupt the human spirit. The less work we do in this area of personal responsibility, the more license we give to these hindering forces to act on us, and in our name. The more aware and awake we become to the distorting factors in our cultures and societies, the less we become powerless under their sway. And with the taking of each conscious act, we give courage and support to our own growth.
The Tremendous Force of Human Consciousness
The energy of human consciousness is a tremendous force, more powerful than we can imagine in our present condition. Humanity has been granted incredible gifts of directed intention and will to develop and to use with conscious expression.
If we fail to use these gifts wisely, we may be in danger of opening the doors to other malignant forces. And this is a key element: the planet we live on is a planet of choice. We choose, and have always chosen, what to accept as a part of ourselves.
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The Tactic of Subtle Persuasion
The human spirit abhors strategies of force; physical coercion will always be met with resistance. Subtle persuasion, however, is a very different tactic. If we can be made to believe, and hence accept, something then we naturally and easily assimilate it into our personality and belief systems. As a species we are then much more malleable, manageable, and maneuverable. And this is the trap of consciousness: we are enmeshed in a matrix of belief systems and conditionings that map our lives out for us. From this we need to break away.
As examples, warfare, fear, insecurity, and materialism are social forces put in play to retrograde our individual and collective spiritual and conscious evolution. The forces behind our various social matrixes understand this and thus create strong materialistic events in a bid to halt humanity’s development. These forces wish to keep humanity absorbed and distracted within the present material cultures and its attachments so that people fail to reconnect with a spiritual side. Because human development is a spiritual process, by failing to connect with this realization people are further kept in material distraction.
A simple act of awareness, of inner understanding of these processes, can work with great effect to bring about personal change and transformation. We must each act, in whatever small way, to understand the events and happenings in the life around us. At first the insights may not seem profound, yet the focus of intention and awareness will set the ball rolling.
Breaking Out of the Straightjacket of Fear Thoughts & Perception
When we perceive the world as life-threatening instead of life-promoting we inhibit our natural capacities for health and development. Each of us needs to break out of this straightjacket of thought and perception. We must withdraw our consent from the fear being activated around us and directed at us. The winter of dormant consciousness is coming to a close and the spring is now upon us.
It is our responsibility as a sentient race of physical-spiritual beings to win the war of minds that we have unknowingly been thrust into. We do not live in a world of threats and insecurities but a world of opportunities and transformations. We shall go beyond all fear barriers. Our answer, as individuals, to the question of increased indoctrination should be — will be! — our own conscious, willing choice for breakthrough, transformation, and evolution.
Change is coming, and everything is possible . . . there really is nothing to fear.
©2012 by Kingsley L. Dennis. All Rights Reserved.
Reprinted with permission of Inner Traditions, Inc.
The Struggle for Your Mind: Conscious Evolution and the Battle to Control How We Think
by Kingsley L. Dennis.
About the Author
Kingsley L. Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He co-authored 'After the Car' (Polity, 2009), which examines post-peak oil societies and mobility. He is also the author of 'The Struggle for Your Mind: Conscious Evolution & The Battle to Control How We Think' (2012). Kingsley is also the co-editor of 'The New Science & Spirituality Reader'(2012). He is now collaborating with the new paradigm Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, is a co-initiator of the Worldshift Movement and a co-founder of WorldShift International. Kingsley L. Dennis is the author of numerous articles on complexity theory, social technologies, new media communications, and conscious evolution. Visit his blog at: http://betweenbothworlds.blogspot.com/ He can be contacted at his personal website: www.kingsleydennis.com.