Movements in Collective Consciousness   2 comments

Where do you get your information?-Kandis Twa

Over the last few months we have seen people from all over the world come together to protest. Our view is that the government upheavals in the Middle East reflected a shift in collective consciousness towards accountability and responsibility. As humanity continues to evolve to a more positive and cooperative paradigm, the traditional “power-over” institutions will continue to shift. The catalyst for this kind of transformation seems to be a public demonstration such as the one that is going on now in New York City. The group is called Occupy Wall Street and in keeping with the way we saw events at Tahir Square play out there are anywhere from several hundred to several thousand people who have been ‘sitting in’ for ten days now to bring further awareness to an highly unequal and disempowering financial system.

What is fascinating to me is that nobody knows that this is going on. A friend of mine, who lives in New York was informed about these events from colleagues in Europe after the demonstrators clashed with police on the weekend. This story is very quiet in main stream media.

Many people still get the majority of their information from the major news networks. Due to their wide scale consumption these sources have a formative (yet diminishing) influence on collective consciousness. Typically, popular media serves to propagate fear and anxiety, or at best it soothes these emotions with silly and distracting content. For those who are locked into main stream media, these changes in the way that society is choosing to function will appear as a destructive and frightening crumbling of a familiar civil structure.  In such an emotional state there exists an understandable reticence among many people to really examine the product of our governing institutions.  Lacking information makes it impossible for a person to evaluate whether our current institutions are really fulfilling the purpose of their original intention.  It is my understanding that they do not.  I feel that the events we are witnessing here and elsewhere in the world, are the positive evidence of a collective evolution towards a more accountable and cooperative society.

We are blessed to live in a time where wonderful and plentiful information available from all sources. Each of us has the wisdom and ability to discern which information is accurate and appropriate for ourselves. It has been my experience that casting a larger net from which I gather my information gives me greater joy and optimism about the shifting shape of our collective consciousness; and the society that reflects it.

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government”

-Thomas Jefferson

Click here for an Egyptians perspective about the shifts occurring in their country

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2 responses to “Movements in Collective Consciousness

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  1. Thank you for a great post. Just this morning a friend and I spoke about how we are being pulled toward a shift in consciousness. There is a film called 2012: Time for Change which talks about this change and it’s relationship to our awareness of the state of the environment and the message of the Mayan calendar.

    I feel the shift and I am comforted to know that others do as well.

  2. Your welcome Rich, so glad you enjoyed the post! There are big shifts certainly underway and I can assure you that you are not the only one who can sense that. Let it be known the changes we are experiencing are positive and you and I are both contributing!

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