Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Fable of Transformation

I wanted to share this fable:

Once upon a time in a far away corner of the universe in the outer reaches of a medium-sized spiral galaxy, there was a beautiful blue-green planet whose inquisitive inhabitants named their world Earth. Many different peoples inhabited this planet teeming with abundant lifeforms. They had come to learn the many difficult, yet rewarding lessons of exploring in physical bodies what it is like to feel separate and disconnected from their own divine essence and from all around them.

The collective consciousness of all people on Earth greatly affected everything that happened on this revolving planet. Yet because of their explorations into separateness, the vast majority of these people – or humans as they called themselves – were unaware of how their collective will formed their world. In order to learn the deep wisdom of this Earth school or Univers-city, these humans had chosen to forget how in their deepest essence they were all interconnected and how every individual played an essential role in what happened on their planet and to their people as a whole.

Over the ages and through thousands upon thousands of revolutions of this jewel of a planet around its shining golden sun, the people of Earth explored, developed, and expanded their awareness through many rich, beautiful, and sometimes even painful experiences. Through the rich drama and challenging lessons of many ages and lifetimes, they several times grew close to the point of feeling again their deep interconnectedness with all beings. Yet each time they came close, that awareness then contracted and was eventually shut down by their collective fear of losing individuality and uniqueness.

After several cycles of this expansion and contraction, at one point in a new expansion phase, the collective mind grew so intelligent as to permit humankind for the first time to soar beyond the gravitational confines of Earth in shiny, metallic spaceships. The collective knowledge of the physical world in which they lived grew so deep that certain individuals began to see visions of a major transformation leading to physical paradise on Earth. At the same time, many others greatly feared that these new mental abilities and sophisticated technologies would be used by the militaries and greedy elite to destroy the very life and world in which they lived.

As their collective hopes and fears grew like never before, many humans dedicated to global transformation joined together in a deep prayer about their lives and world. So for the first time in the planet's history, a powerful collective call was sent out to the universe requesting help and guidance for the struggling planet and its people to move beyond separation, selfishness, and greed towards loving, empowering transformation and integration. For the first time, humanity as a whole opened to connection and help from the great universe beyond the physical confines of their world.

Their prayer was heard.

Transformation Fable Photo

... this fable is unfinished and continues at A Fable of Transformation

This was reproduced from The Transformation Team - perhaps you will consider such a journey??


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Thinking the Breakthrough

Much of how we experience the future, specifically the coming earth changes, will rest upon how we perceive those changes. In other words, their context and meaning for us. For quite a while now I have been thinking to myself - if I believe that the future changes will bring a disruptive apocalyptic scenario, will this be exactly how I will experience it?

I am feeling/sensing this to be the case. All complex open systems (using the law of non-linear thermal dynamics) enter the end of a cycle whereby there is either a breakdown or a breakthrough - in the case here, both may happen. Yet whichever outcome we experience could very well be a result of which one we have been led to expect.

This is the fear equation - we are fearful, so we attract the negative circumstances: like attracts like.

And this fear equation has been holding down humanity for far too long.

Yes, be prepared - do not savour ignorance as bliss - attain knowledge of what the various agendas are for the upcoming earth changes - yet choose, as a sovereign individual, which future you wish to embrace. For myself, I wish to ride the breakthrough and not the breakdown.

Here is a quote I feel is relevant here:

...the light is all around you. You have only to set your intention, your group mind, to penetrate and disarm the perpetrators of ignorance. Know that, no matter how determined others might be to draw upon your power, darkness can only feed on darkness and that, we remind you, is nothing more than your fear, your ignorance and your rage. By remembering the structural nature of the dark pole, you can move through the coming Earth Changes without suffering and pain. It is your choice to make... it always has been...

...You can choose not to suffer in any way whatsoever the coming transformation; rather, you can anticipate with eagerness the process of re-birthing your planet, honoring your soul's intention to take part in that experience.

Extract from Atlantis Rising: The Struggle of Darkness and Light

Like never before, how and what we think will be of utmost importance to the future steps we take.


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Our World Situation - a Gurdjieffian Perspective

Gurdjieff would often say that humankind required a 'shock' in order to wake itself up to the 'terror of the situation'.... perhaps a reference to the world situation today: definitely a reference to our collective slumber.

Ouspensky, in his In Search of the Miraculous, quotes Gurdjieff as saying:

'There is a definite period for a certain thing to be done. If, by a certain time, what ought to be done has not been done, the earth may perish without having attained what it could have attained.'

The Teaching emphasizes that without a certain higher energy reaching the earth - which can only take place through people who are sufficiently sensitive to be open and receptive to it - then the 'earth will fall down'...

Sufficient numbers of 'receptive individuals' are needed to transmute, and transmit, certain energies. These energies, it seems, are increasingly radiating our cosmic sector: our solar system specifically, whether we refer to this in astronomical terms as passing through the photon belt, as we indeed are.

A critical mass of humanity is required to start awakening to aid the process of solar/stellar, planetary, and human evolution. It does not require a majority - for this will never be reached in time - it only requires quality. A sleeping mass does not transmit energy well... such energies are thrown off into physical and emotional attachments, and distracted into other channels by a deliberate social governing agenda. As Frank Herbert so masterfully said in Dune: 'the sleeper must awaken'.

One of the highest forces is conscience and unconditional Love: part of human life must surely be about receiving and transmitting such forces and energies. Gurdjieff would say that the earth is degenerating, or devolving, from lack of these transmitted energies. This capacity needs to be provoked and stimulated within people. We need to be able to handle higher vibrations. It will be essential for the coming years.

We can say that the earth is in ecological crisis and humanity is in spiritual crisis - and a similar response is required for both as the two crises are fundamentally tied to the same source. Humanity needs to get a move on, not just physically but psychologically and spiritually as 'time' is both speeding up and running out simultaneously. Our lack of contribution may be said to be behind much of our life dissatisfaction and disconnection.

Yet we can connect - the cords are in place; we need only to ask, reach out, and to sincerely offer our intentions to do so. These such unprecedented times that we find ourselves in are ripe opportunities for personal growth, and for gaining knowledge and understanding. Why? Because now we are moving through a civilizational shift.

This is what Gurdjieff had to say:

'There are periods in the life of humanity which generally coincide with the beginning of the fall of cultures and civilizations, when the masses irretrievably lose their reason and begin to destroy everything that has been created by centuries and millenniums of culture. Such periods of mass madness, often coinciding with geological cataclysms, climatic changes, and similar phenomena of a planetary character, release a very great quantity of the matter of knowledge. This, in its turn, necessitates the work of collecting this matter of knowledge which would otherwise be lost. Thus the work of collecting scattered matter of knowledge frequently coincides with the beginning of the destruction and fall of cultures and civilizations.'

It is not the end - there is never an end - it is about transition and, importantly, about transformation. And the transformation requires that we, individuals of humanity, participate through our own creative and positive energies. And the Dear Earth will thank us for it... I'm sure...


Friday, April 04, 2008

Right Thinking - Right Energies

Often I am impressed by the thinking & thoughts of the philosopher and 'worker' J.G. Bennett - these are some of his recent comments that I find relevant. The main focus is upon right thinking and how it is necessary for humankind to 'think correctly' and to transform those thoughts into transformative energies - human life is about living a psychokinetic life...about coming into contact with great forces on levels above us:

We are now too close to each other for the old kind of individualism to be bearable: the interaction is too powerful. What is in front of us is the need to change to an attitude in which we accept that every man has to serve a cosmic purpose, that every life serves for something, not just for its own satisfaction and not for some otherworldly purpose either.

It may be that the future of life as a whole is more important than the future of man, and there may be demiurgic powers whose task it is to see that life is not wantonly dismembered by the human race. If so, those intelligences can certainly find means to keep human wantonness in check and eventually prepare a new race to take our place if we have to be removed from the face of the earth.

It is an integral and essential part of the psychokinetic attitude toward life that we need and can count on help "from Above". Communication with higher worlds is very much dependent on how we are with each other. The act of worship and certain manifestations that are called ritual enable a certain state of energy to be created in which the whole process of transformation is enormously reinforced. These things cannot happen unless there is full confidence between people.

If this new world is going to be based on communities, as I believe it will, the first requirement is that people shouldn't be slaves to their likes and dislikes. If you can get rid of that slavery, a community will always work.

The possibility of realizing our destiny depends upon a force that is not our own and that has its origin on a much higher level than the human. Therefore, everything for us really depends upon the possibility of coming into contact with that great force.

Man didn't come into this world for nothing. Man is an extraordinary achievement that has required long and difficult preparation. This achievement is not complete. It would be quite a considerable cosmic disaster if this experiment with man on this earth were to fail, and for this reason much is being done to prevent this experiment from failing - not because man deserves to survive, but because he is really needed.

Progress in self-perfecting is not automatic, it requires the use of the right methods and the determination to persevere against all discouragements.
All quotations are from 'Needs of a New Age Community' by J.G. Bennett

What stays with me is when Bennett says - 'Man didn't come into this world for nothing. Man is an extraordinary achievement that has required long and difficult preparation. This achievement is not complete' -

Thus, we strive and struggle and long for something better... something more complete:

I know this completeness is within us. It is possible - we have the capacity for the compassion...


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Global Gridlock

A new article of mine has just been posted online at the Centre for Research on Globalization, which looks at how the US Military-Industrial Complex is attempting to use ubiquitous and networked technologies to map, monitor, and ultimately 'contain' all contingencies, including the biosphere.

It is titled

Global Gridlock: How the US Military-Industrial Complex Seeks to Contain and Control the Earth and it’s Eco-System

It is my argument that the future direction of present technological emergence is one that seeks to go beyond networks; rather it is towards ubiquitous technologies that offer a complete immersive (or rather ‘sub-mersive’) experience of a digitised environment. With networks there is always the possibility of moving into the grey and illusive areas in-between. These are the areas where the networks do not, or cannot, cover; neglected zones of poverty and risk, and insecure zones of warlord regions, and smuggling zones. With immersive technological mapping there may one day be no ‘spaces in-between’; the distinction between ‘in’ and ‘out’ dissolved; boundaries melted away under the digital gaze. In this article I argue that the US military-industrial complex is attempting to gain full dominance over the complete information spectrum, including dominating the electro-magnetic spectrum and the Internet, in order to gain full total coverage for purposes of containment and control.

The article has already been picked up by several other sites, including Alex Jones's Truth News.

This article, like my previous one, deal with my professional interests into the sociological study of technology, and thus do not consider the more spiritual side of these issues.