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Are We Living Through A Global Shift
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Are We Living Through A Global Shift

The Shift

Much has been written about the concept of a shared collective consciousness, the idea that although we appear separated by our names, bodies, race and identities, that we are all in fact connected on some higher level by a unified consciousness.

Its been given many names, The Super Conscious Mind, The Unified Field, Universal Consciousness, even God.

Is it possible as many have suggested that humanity is experiencing a collective shift in consciousness and that this is accelerating, a shift which involves humanity beginning to recognize the inter-connectedness of all living things and that the actions of one small part affect its entirety.

Global Events

Events that take place on one side of the globe can no longer be perceived as happening only to ‘them’ they are also happening to ‘us.’

What happened at Fukushima or may yet happen at reactor No 4 does not only affect a small Island it affects the whole planet. What is happening as the European debt crisis unfolds affects us all. We are bound together by our atmosphere, our economic and monetary system, and in ways we could not possibly have imagined as little as 100 years ago.

Is it possible that what we perceive to be disasters are serving to elevate our level of consciousness allowing us to see our connectedness more clearly and giving us the opportunity to demonstrate our collective human empathy.Are we being given an opportunity to evolve?

Counterbalance

Despite all the global negative news that seeps into our living rooms each night or perhaps because of it, a leaderless movement of groups and individuals are coming together from all walks of life from all across the globe in an effort to provide counterbalance. Wiser, the social network for sustainability estimates there are one million such groups now in existence “actively working towards economic justice, human rights protection, political accountability and peace.”

The notion of helping others or service to others is not new but gaining traction in a number of arenas. To help others is a form of helping yourself. Many describe it as making them ‘feel good’. Simply by knowing they have helped gives them a sense of achievement, a sense of who they truly are.

Competition or Co-operation

Is our genetic predisposition that of giver rather than taker, one of co-operation rather than competition. Many who feel under pressure to ‘keep up’ to obtain more’ things’ which will surely ‘prove’ their worth to themselves and others, often find themselves stressed, out of balance and suffering from dis-ease.

Are we are starting to remember that our greatest sense of satisfaction and worth comes from giving, or at the very least giving and taking in equal proportion.

How Different Are We

The breakneck speed of advances in global social networking has allowed us to see in great detail the day-to-day lives of others. The world has become smaller. The person on the other side of the planet who might look very different from us in fact worries about and wants exactly the same things we do.

The majority want to live peacefully and feel they’ve achieved something with their life from whatever position they find themselves on the planet, just like us

Time Speeding Up

It appears to many that time is speeding up with more events seemingly taking place in shorter amounts of time.

Is it possible that our sense of collective unity is speeding up simultaneously. Is this what the Mayans were trying to tell us when they predicted the end times. Not the end of time in some form of cataclysmic event, but instead the merging of time, events and human consciousness. A time where we begin to truly see how connected we all are and that the actions of each and every one of us in some way affects the performance of the whole.

To What Extent Can We Make A Difference

As we look around it becomes increasingly evident that no one individual or group is going to save us.

The stark reality is that if we want things to change we must do it ourselves, beginning with the recognition that as individuals we matter, you matter, you count, you make a difference. You are part of a unified whole and every thought action and choice you make however small, like the pebble thrown into the pond causes ripples out through the rest of the whole.

So many people today believe they are powerless, caught up in a series of events over which they have no control.

Perhaps we have more control than we've given ourselves credit for and the simple act of believing this is power in itself.


Street Talk

Nice article Penny .. puts me in the mind of Thrive

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks for the comment Wayne, yes I've seen the movie, well worth watching. Thanks for the visit.

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  about 8 years ago
Joan S  

I enjoyed this article Penny. I see this shift in consciousness happening too. Time has been speeding up, even the seasons are speeding up. I think humanity is about to take a giant leap forward. Nobody can hide anymore. Crooked politicians are being exposed, as are institutions, CEO's, religious leaders, etc. The fact that the world can communicate easily through the Internet is helping us to know how much we are all alike. I think the Mayan calender is marking a time when our consciousness will reach a new level and will grow from there. I don't see why it has to usher in calamity. We are all one. I feel it more than ever, and it feels good.

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Joan, I agree with everything you say particularly relating to the Mayans. I think we may see some earth changes due to natural cycles but don't envisage an end of the world scenario, in fact anything but. I think the more people focus on a positive outcome for humanity the better. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  about 8 years ago

I like this article, very informative for me.

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Balas I'm glad you found it helpful. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

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  about 8 years ago

Great read Penny.

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Shawn

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  about 8 years ago

Interesting.

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  about 8 years ago

Yes, I think we're definitely living in interesting times Cynthia!

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  about 8 years ago

The speeding up of time is overwhelming. Insights into the lives of others can be overwhelming too! For example, this weekend I learned about the Masai in Kenya twice. Reminded me of the villages I visited in various parts of the world. Taking control in bits and pieces of our lives makes a difference. With small businesses going online gives truly global reach so some of these will be up close and personal even at a distance. As stories make it too.

  
  about 8 years ago

Whether time is speeding up or not Cynthia it certainly feels like it sometimes. There often doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day and this feeling can be magnified if you live in a big city. I agree, taking and feeling in control of just small areas of our lives can make a difference when so much seems to be happening around us. Thanks for taking the time out to comment Cynthia I'm sure all the input you give here and elsewhere through your thoughtful replies is valued.

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  about 8 years ago
Barbara9  

excellent article, in some cases we are moving forward, in other cases we seem to be moving backwards

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Barbara, it certainly does seem that way at times. I appreciate your comment.

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  about 8 years ago

Brilliant article Penny. I think this is all about the "critical mass" swing as talked about in "The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield, a fascinating and thought provoking book.

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Kim. Yes I read that book some time ago, highly recommended. It's a real catalyst for changing your perspective on people and their relationships towards each other. Thank you for the comment.

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  about 8 years ago

Penny your article is magnificent. Apart from being well written and engaging it causes thought and, for me, consolidated some understandings. I appreciated how your thoughts flowed and you were able to expound such lofty concepts with such simplicity. Thank you. I'll be re-visiting here for another ponder as the thoughts you've evoked settle.

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  about 8 years ago

Heather thank you very much for the kind words. I'm so pleased you read and commented on this. I've been interested in the concept of a Unified Consciousness for some time but it was actually reading one of your own articles a couple of weeks ago ' I Needed That' that prompted me to put some thoughts on paper, so perhaps I should be extending the thank you back to you, and by default to the person who caused you to write your article.

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  about 8 years ago

Damn this is a good article, the idea expounded by experts that we all came from one gene pool could lead to a collective thought process that binds. I think throughout the world there is a general wish for peace and prosperity yet so many do not see this as a short term solution, as well as the normal wants of the Jones next door attitude that will stop this from happening for years to come if not worsen the fact. To give is to be blessed to receive more blessed, yet today this is not seen as such but rather to bite the hand that feeds you. A global problem of over population is increasing the diseases and traumatic occurrences affecting people. The more laid back attitude of the past to the now hurried attitude of today is a debilitating factor to recovery of anything anywhere. Maybe the Mayans have got it right, that at the end of this year a cataclysmic event is to take place to wake us all to our inability to change the world, to in fact ease the burden we are now placing on this ball we call home. Time is relative to age I think, as one gets older time seems to fly, but maybe that's because the brain slows down and has trouble keeping up, all I know is that if something is not to happen soon then I'm glad I'm of an age to be passing on fairly soon rather than being now in my infancy.

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Rob, I really appreciate your detailed response. I couldn't agree more that there is and always has been a general desire for peace. I also think there's a slow dawning on humanity of just how small the world really is and how similar we truly are. I think people have traditionally viewed their 'kin' as people in their immediate surroundings but technology has allowed us to extend this kinship to people around the world. In the same way people see their family as an extension of themselves, I think it's not impossible to reach a point where we begin to see others around the world in the same light. How easily could a person be persuaded to drop a bomb on their own house and family. How easy it could be to worry about and feel protective towards people in different countries in the same way you do your family, people you've never met but grown to know and respect if only through a computer screen. I'm of the strong opinion though Rob that we do have a choice in determining our future, that it's not set in stone. More people than at any other time in history have the ability to connect, to empathize, and see problems and possible solutions from a much broader perspective and many are already working together to avoid the least favorable outcome.

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  about 8 years ago

Yes Penny, but with the world with radical people and religions as there are, it is going to take a lot of hard work by the yonger generations now reaching power to convince these people. Education of the masses needs undertaking and the only place to begin is in the schools, the very place that this hatred is now being taught. Tolerence of others and their beliefs, skin colour and all the other stumbling blocks presently found throughout the world is going to take hard work to eradicate, a task I foresee as only happening with a lot of dedication and interaction between younger groups of people from all the countries. The UN should all stand down and allow the young generation to take their seats, world peace them might be a reality. Kick out the old farts and let the youth take over, they may even solve the world poverty and starvation......... you go you............

  
  about 8 years ago

Lol, " Kick the old farts out" - Rob you're funny! You do raise some good points though, it's usually younger ones coming in that have the energy and enthusiasm to carry any real changes through. I don't think that schools are necessarily the only, or even the best places to instigate change though. I'm sure at some point in the future we'll start to see more online Universities and avenues for education with students participating from around the world. Thanks for your comments Rob.

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  about 8 years ago
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