"When you die, you're dead."
This statement perfectly describes what I call the Body Reality -- the idea that perception, and what is accepted as truth, must be strictly limited to the five human senses. Unfortunately, broad agreement on this idea denies the existence of any spiritual concept, and denies a person access to their higher potential.
Where does inspiration come from? Where do love, joy, and zest for life come from? These higher feelings originate outside the Body Reality, and cause positive electro-chemical responses within our bodies.
Does it seem preposterous to say that there is something beyond what we can sense with our physical bodies? Scientifically, it is absurd. But this idea has been around for a long time.
Spiritual teachers and ancient texts speak of a "higher reality." In Plato's Republic, written over two thousand years ago, physical reality is explained by looking at the shadows on the wall of a cave. According to Plato, the non-material abstract ideas, and not the material world known to us through the five human senses, possess the highest and most fundamental kind of reality. Plato is referring to the invisible information systems that define the physical world, but which lie outside the Body Reality.
We have recently seen an explosion of spiritual or metaphysical ideas into the mass consciousness. Books like The Secret have become international bestsellers. Why have these ideas become so popular? Because people are fed up with the current paradigm of scarcity, control from above, and contention. More and more people are waking up to their higher potential, and recognizing -- even if it is hard to describe in words -- that there is indeed a higher reality, a more positive, abundant, and joyful reality that is accessible to everyone!
But the pathway to this new reality must include the right-brain and the intuition, and not just the left-brain and the intellect.
According to the Body Reality, consciousness is just a bunch of neurons firing in the brain, and a human being is hamburger. But in this conception, electromagentic impulses from the environment determine how we think and feel, and individuals are rendered powerless. Philosophies and societies based upon this belief turn human beings into biological robots, easily manipulated by mass media and authority figures. There is something wrong with that!
Is there no reality other than the commonplace and ordinary routine of daily living? That is what are taught from the time we are children. We are taught to work hard, study, get a good job, and pay our taxes. Don't rock the boat! Don't think outside the lines. Accept that things are just the way they are. However, more and more people are becoming dissatisfied with the status quo.
Look around the planet earth: our species is constantly engaged in conflict and war. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of earth -- a measure of the productivity of the human race -- is at least $50 trillion dollars every year. Yet millions of people go hungry, and a large percentage of our resources and productivity is diverted to war, the financing of war, and the products of war.
Denial of our higher potential beyond the Body Reality has allowed this to happen. I use the word 'denial' purposely -- because each of us has a choice about what we think about ourselves.
Each one of us is a divine, spiritual being with almost unlimited potential. In order to tap into this potential, however, we must acknowledge that there is more to life than the humdrum of the Body Reality. Every culture on earth has understood that consciousness is not biologically dependent. Once our societies acknowledge this, we can access the higher reality that surrounds us and improve conditions on the planet.
The human race is currently operating at a fraction of its true potential, because we have allowed those without knowledge of self to ascend to positions of power. Our leaders and authority figures are firmly rooted in the Body Reality. Even enlightened authority figures who dare to reference spirituality, or spiritual concepts, are widely ridiculed in the mass media.
In our hidden, black programs we are sitting on free energy technology, medical breakthroughs, and a new set of physical laws that could create a Golden Age on earth. All that is needed to reach this higher reality is a subtle leap of awareness beyond the limitations of the Body Reality.
Fortunately, millions of people on our planet are waking up to the idea that life transcends the electromagnetic impulses from our body's receptor cells. The evolution of consciousness on planet earth is gradually returning us to a unified view of life and the universe that is in greater alignment with universal principles.
This idea is at the core of everything on this web site. The articles, eBooks, and movies here outline the higher potential for individuals, the human race, and the planet.
The massive human population increase over the past century is creating a sort of critical mass of consciousness. Critical mass is a term that just means the size or amount of something that is required before an event can take place. This awakening is occuring under the radar of the mass media, governments, and other established structures. It is happening outside the Body Reality, from within an invisible field of subtle energy that surrounds and permeates the planet.
The human race is approaching a subtle but powerful denouement. For thousands of years we have been content to let authority figures control the course of events, largely through force and coercion. But now, on the supercomputers of those who are looking, this denoument is evident. Life on earth is going somewhere beyond the established boundaries, and this is a very good thing! Individuals are re-discovering their connection to a higher consciousness.
Why is this important? Because, once you realize that your self-awareness does not come from the body, you become more than just a collection of neurons and protoplasm.
This recognition turns hatred to love, intolerance to compassion, and worry and anxiety to peace. Such a person becomes less anxious and more self confident. You become more creative, more intuitive, and life gets easier. You perceive beyond the artificial boundaries of the nation, and become a citizen of the planet earth, ready to cooperate with others locally, and on a national and planetary scale.
Deep within us is the latent understanding of our spiritual origins, and the existence of universal laws that are based upon the quintessential unity of spirit and matter. These laws unfold from an underlying, but invisible substrate that permeates and composes all things. Quantum physicist David Bohm calls this invisible substrate the Implicate Order, and says
"there is a universal flux that cannot be defined explicitly, but which can be known only implicitly, as indicated by the explicitly definable forms and shapes, some stable and some unstable, that can be abstracted from the universal flux. In this flow, [which Bohm calls the holomovement] mind and matter are not separate substances. Rather, they are different aspects of one whole and unbroken movement." -- David Bohm, Wholeness and the Implicate Order(p. 14)
In other words mind, spirit, and matter are unified, even though this is not evident from within the Body Reality. Within Bohm's Implicate Order are a set of universal principles that cannot be discovered only through scientific investigation and experimentation. To see the entire picture, one must combine intellect, logic, and scientific investigation (left brain) with intuition (right brain). The great Masters who have walked the earth, such as the Buddha and Jesus the Christ, have attempted to explain these laws to us. All cultures on earth have had this idea -- that beyond the commonplace reality of the body is a larger, better, more inspiring, and unified world awaiting us.
Sacred texts from every culture have attempted to describe universal laws that should apply to everyone and everything. Throughout history, philosophy and metaphysics have attempted to unify the Implicate (invisible) and the Explicate (observable) orders. Theoretical physicists have also gotten into the act! These scientists are trying to come up with a "Theory of Everything" that will unify relativity -- which describes the behavior of matter and energy in the observable world -- and quantum mechanics, which describes the properties of the sub-atomic world. For thousands of years science, philosophy, religion, and metaphysics have been attempting to access the invisible, higher reality beyond the Body Reality; and to understand the fundamental universal principles that describe life, the universe, and everything. This information is now widely available, if you know where to look.
If there are universal principles, they must be senior to man-made laws. They must apply everywhere, to all persons regardless of their social or economic status. Those who have somehow (even unknowingly) glommed onto them become successful. Those who ignore them, fail.
The second mission of this website is to describe these universal principles in a practical context, and how they can be used realistically in life for happiness and success.
It doesn't matter if you are a trained scientist or a high school dropout; a successful businesswoman or a homemaker; a teacher or a student. The quality of your life in every area reflects how successful you have been in applying them. Apparently, universal laws transcend man-made laws. That is why a wealthy person can be miserable; and a poor person happy.
I believe that the universe was designed to support every one of your choices, and that it is possible for every individual to realize their dreams. Every individual is sovereign!
Happy and successful people understand this instinctively. If you don't believe that your choices have meaning, then what are you doing here? The only way to live powerfully is to embrace life and to believe in yourself!
This is dangerous (but exciting!) stuff, ladies and gentlemen, for it frees a human being from the dogma of currently established governments, so-called authority figures and experts, and religions, all of which seem to care more about money, control, and power than on making the world a better place.
Authority, in whatever form it takes, has merely filled the vacuum created by the great hunger of the race for guidance. But guidance from above is only necessary when individuals lack self worth and self trust. The time for that is now past! Each and every one of us must learn to think for ourselves, and consult that kernel of divine wisdom that exists within each one of us.
It is time for humanity to grow up! And that can only happen when each of us understands that we are more than a collection of firing neurons, blood and bones. The deluded philosophies of behaviorists, mechanists, and materialists have had their day, and are on their way out as a growing movement of higher consciousness takes root amongst the population of our planet.
Our species has not yet established a true civilization. The basic requirements of a civilized society is intra-species cooperation; based upon mutual respect and a shared concern for the welfare of all, the species that share our planet, and the planet herself. Mankind's current governmental, religious and corporate structures are hierarchic and controlling, where a few at the top make decisions for the rest. This is how the thousands can rule the billions, and why our societies, and our planet, has reached only a fraction of its true potential.
Controlling, hierarchical structures can only exist when individuals give up their power.
This was described perfectly by Erich Fromm back in 1941, in his seminal book "Escape From Freedom."
The dogma, prevarication, duplicity, and outright lies that pervade our political, economic, and religious structures result when individuals allow those without awareness of self to ascend to positions of authority. This problem will be solved when enough of us begin to understand our inherent spiritual nature, which results in a feeling of self worth. Worthy citizens will elect worthy representatives!
The third mission of this website is to help you to step back into your personal power.
You won't find any secret codes or magic formulas on this website. You won't find the 12 magical steps to happiness and wealth, because such a formula doesn't exist. You can't put happiness and success into a one-sixe-fits-all system, because it would take away your power! YOU ARE HERE TO FIND YOUR OWN WAY, and in that personal search, to find yourself. That discovery is what true success is, and it will result in all the happiness, inspiration, and passion you have ever imagined.
Life is designed to be a creative workshop, in which every individual gets to finds their own path to personal power and success. You get to define what success is for you, and the universe will back you up in every decision you make!
On this website you will find an intelligent and inspiring framework for understanding why life is the way it is, and how to determine what you want and where you are going in your personal life.
Copernicus’s realization that the earth revolves about the sun, Einstein’s theory of relativity, and quantum mechanics have revolutionized the way we view the universe. However, these great ideas have not led to spiritual and emotional advancement. We are still exploiting and killing each other in the 21st century just as we did in 3000 BC.
What is needed is a shift of consciousness on a broad scale.
Fortunately, the human population in now approaching a sort of "critical mass" and the people are awakening. For a brief period of time, we have a unique opportunity to change the current destructive paradigm, and create a new world.
A positive shift in consciousness must come from within, from the inner recognition of one’s inherent spiritual nature. But how can a planetary consciousness shift occur, when the current media structures are controlled by the old order?
Through social networking.
A social network is all of the people you know. Every country has thousands or millions of social networks, and they all overlap. The world wide web connects them all. These networks are spontaneous and people−created, unregulated by government or authority. Because of mobile technology, instant messaging, email and the internet, human beings are now in almost instant communication on a planetary scale.
Today, an idea can spread rapidly within your network and between networks.
Millions of people quietly, voluntarily and positively influencing their social networks has the same effect as one or two people reaching millions of people on the Oprah or Larry King show.
Within the past several decades, a Quiet Revolution has occurred. Our societies have been re−organized, right under our noses! We the people are sitting on a power base that can be utilized to literally change the world in a very short period of time.
We are no longer dependent upon governments, religions, or authority figures, but we havenn't figured that out yet! We still look to politicians in Washington D.C. (or wherever you are in the world) to set the agenda. But this hierarchical model is outdated. More and more people are simply opting out of the matrix, creating the possibility for an evolution in consciousness and a new paradigm of thought.
How did the current paradigm get established?
Long ago in the evolution of our species, a tipping point in thought was reached. A tipping point is defined as the critical point in an evolving situation that leads to a new and irreversible development. It is impossible to pinpoint exactly where or when in history this occurred. However it happened, our species consciousness began to resonate to the memes of hierarchy, control, victimization, and “follow the leader.” (a meme is a self-replicating idea that is transferred from person to person, like a new fad or fashion. Memes can be any idea or concept that becomes broadly accepted).
Argumentation, competition, and conflict emerged as the primary method of problem resolution within and between human societies. These memes became vibrationally dominant in our consciousness and have been passed down from generation to generation, not because they are inherent to human nature or superior in any way, but merely because they were continuously propagated.
In other words, the history of our species has resulted from a habitual way of thinking.
But habits are not natural laws! Habits of thought and belief exist only because we continuously pay them homage. Our species is like the dog and the invisible fence. The dog stops because it believes it must, even though it could step over the line at any time. We need to begin thinking more positively, and that requires us to question the old ways of being and doing, which are represented by authority and tradition. If we want positive change, we must positively change our way of thinking!
How can thoughts and ideas become dominant and accepted within an entire species? Through the process of vibrational entrainment.
The current species consciousness of mankind is based around self-limiting ideas, such as, "you are born with Original Sin (or karma)" meaning that your soul is tainted before you take your first breath. We are told that things never work out the way you want them to, that you must work hard for everything you get, and that only God has the answers and that He isn't telling us mere mortals unless we are very, very good. This means, of course, that it is necessary to comply with some code or dogma that has been handed down from On High by some authority figure or established institution. From our very first breath, each of us is immersed in a sea of these thoughts. Every new generation comes in fresh but eventually, after years and years of exposure, inevitably acclimates and unconsciously accepts these ideas. And that is perfectly understandable.
Have you ever been with a group of people who all had the same idea, while yours was different? Didn't you feel a pressure to change your mind even though you didn't want to?
I call this phenomenon vibrational entrainment. It results in peer pressure, and karmic situations that seem to require our obedience. On a planetary scale, we all succumb to it.
Entrainment is defined as the tendency for two oscillating bodies to lock into phase so that both vibrate in harmony. The discovery of entrainment is linked to the Dutch scientist Christian Huygens. While working on the design of the pendulum clock, Huygens discovered that when two clocks were placed on a wall near each other and their pendulums swung at different rates, they would eventually wind up swinging at the same rate. This occurs because of their mutual influence on one another.
The vibrational universe concept revolves around the idea that internally, the atom is 99.99999% space: a tiny nucleus surrounded by electrons that oscillate madly around it. Internally, then, the atom is in motion within itself and can be considered to be a vibration, for a vibration is defined as motion through a medium. That medium is the underlying excitation of the quantum field. The dual particle and wave nature of light reflects the idea that the visible phenomenon of our world has an underlying vibrational component. And since all matter and energy is atomic, the universe itself can be considered inherently vibrational.
The quantum physicist David Bohm, in his book "Wholeness and the Implicate Order," describes it this way:
" what we call empty space contains an immense background of energy, and that matter as we know it is a small, quantized wavelike excitation on top of this background, rather like a tiny ripple on a vast sea." (p. 242)
The vibrational universe concept states that thoughts and emotions are also vibrational. This is not such a great leap of the imagination, for the receptor cells of the human senses are atomic. Therefore, perception, and reality itself, is an interfacing of vibrations. Bohm says:
"there is a universal flux that cannot be defined explicitly, but which can be known only implicitly, as indicated by the explicitly definable forms and shapes, some stable and some unstable, that can be abstracted from the universal flux. In this flow, [which Bohm calls the holomovement] mind and matter are not separate substances. Rather, they are different aspects of one whole and unbroken movement." (p. 14)
In a vibrational universe, it is possible for one vibration to entrain another. For example, one bell in a room full of bells, when struck, will generate a sympathetic response from all of the bells attuned to that note. Although two vibrations will come into balance, the more powerful vibration entrains the weaker one, because the stronger one has greater influence. This is why you feel a "pressure" to conform when there is broad agreement. That agreement, however, is not always in your best interests.
Positive emotion is inherently more powerful than negative emotion, because it is a higher frequency.
Therefore, the adoption of a positive vibration must inevitably sublimate a lower one. That is why we have the saying “love always conquers hate.” Hate is a lower harmonic of the vibration of love. All negative emotion finds its power in positive emotion, because darkness is just an absence of Light.
Mankind resonates to victimization, scarcity and conflict not because it is inherently more powerful, but because it is the currently established vibrational pattern.
Because so many individuals resonate to these outdated and irrational concepts, it has become the dominant vibration on our planet, entraining thought and action to it. Centuries of use have established these nutty beliefs as tradition, and thereby, engendered almost unquestioned acceptance. Here is the origin of patriotism and similar ideas that justify the waging of war and the pollution and destruction of our planet.
Have you ever wondered why every new generation rebels against the old one? The genesis of this rebellion is the spiritual knowledge with which we are all born. The knowledge that life is sacred and that cooperation and abundance are inherent, and the birthright of every human being.
By changing individual awareness, we may establish a powerful new vibration around the concepts of cooperation, harmony, prosperity and the recognition of individual self-worth.
In the past, this was simply not possible on a broad enough scale, because of technological limitations. But it is now!
We have, for a moment, a window of opportunity to create a new paradigm. These opportunities come along only once every several millennia.
We must take advantage of it!
Human nature is not barbaric and savage. That is a myth foisted upon the human race by deluded people who believe that when you die, you’re dead, and by other insecure and frightened power seekers who, in their fear and disconnection, believe in hierarchy and domination.
This core belief is what has stopped the human race in its tracks. It is the fundamental lie behind the stupidity and destruction of our species, because it is the direct opposite of the Truth of our spiritual heritage.
The human population is growing and more and more people are rejecting the old values of deceit, dishonesty, competition and war. Our species is rapidly approaching a new tipping point, where a quantum leap in consciousness is possible; one based on cooperation and mutual acknowledgement of the intrinsic worth of every human being.
The only question is, are we smart enough to take advantage of this unique opportunity? I believe we are, and that the human race is headed toward an evolutionary leap in awareness. The Old Order recognizes this development and is resisting in the only way it knows how: through the tired old practices of fear, control, and war.
We can no longer rely on governments and religions to guide us. All of us, individually, must step into our personal power, and thus reclaim back our government, and our societies, and raise the standard of our personal lives.
It’s a big job that can only be accomplished one heart at a time.
The Big Picture is dedicated to establishing a new resonance of thought on our planet. Welcome aboard!
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