The articles I’ve included in the August Newsletter speak to this and call us to shift our focus from the world of fear and separation to creating a consciousness of love and compassion. It doesn’t mean that we ignore the suffering in the world. But if we create the morphic field of love, compassion, truth, integrity, and creative power, the Hundredth Monkey Effect will kick in, then the people who perpetuate fear and suffering in order to feel powerful will find other ways to feel empowered that don’t involve starving, torturing, killing and imprisoning innocent others. The essence of the Hundredth Monkey Effect is this: when a certain critical number achieves an awareness, this new awareness may be communicated from mind to mind. There are more of us than the media will ever reveal that are living and practicing these Divine qualities. We just need to keep it up until the rest of the monkeys catch on and wake up!
Fear is another mechanism that has so many layers and rates of vibration that it’s almost impossible to do away with it unless the ego is willing to let go of the need to do, such as save others, or have enemies, or fix everything. I know this sounds like blasphemy but hear me out. Ego revels in the feelings fear generates because these feelings justify its existence. When fear is recognized it can be dissolved and replaced with love or wisdom or creative power. But that’s a choice the higher mind makes with the help of the Divine Spark.
Separation seems necessary for the Divine to have individualized experiences of Itself in Creation. Yet it is not truly separated from Itself. I/we have a physical body that has the most intricate and complex of systems. The organs and systems of the body seem like they are all separate (because the egoic mind has separated and labeled them). Yet I experience myself as something separate from the body when I think objectively about the various systems and organs that comprise it. Each system - integumentary (hair, skin, nails, etc.) , central and peripheral nervous systems, endocrine-glandular, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, reproductive, immune, lymphatic, respiratory, skeletal, muscular - works individually and together to produce a particular outcome that sustains the vehicle that houses the Spark of the Divine. Within each discrete body system are individual components or body parts (glands, blood, brain, bones, skin, etc.) that do their jobs to assist the function of their particular system. Within each individual component are individual cells and functions that do their jobs to assist the function of the component. Now imagine that each of us is a cell in the body of the Divine. How does that change your view of reality?
When one of the individual components fails to work, other components work overtime to compensate for it until it has been repaired. The problem is that the Spark of the Divine is housed in a body of flesh that also has an egoic self that doesn’t exist and isn’t necessary when the Divine consciousness is not expressing through that body.
Allow yourself to try on the reality that the individualized expression and person that you are is actually the Divine Source in a physical body experiencing life on Earth as you. Imagine that the only way it can experience itself is to become “the other” and hide its true identity within the veils of forgetfulness, allowing the influence of its Divine Nature to seep through invisibly into daily living.
This invisibility coupled with the law of free will sets up the conditions for the all knowing, ever present Divine to have a limitless variety of surprise experiences; if the ego has free will then choices may be made that the Divine didn’t anticipate.
Now, the ego’s job is to protect and ensure the survival of the physical vehicle that has been prepared for the Divine Spark which makes the vehicle come alive. Since the ego believes it has to protect itself, it creates and encourages behaviors that ensure that pain won’t be experienced again, that choices will be made based on past experiences rather than current facts, that situations and people will be judged based on the ego’s perspective, and that people regard this individual as important to them or the world – in a positive way, in a notorious way, in a dangerous way, in an influential way, etc. The ego does this by only relying on what it is seeing, hearing, and experiencing outside of itself. These outside authorities define who the ego self is and is not. As long as the ego believes that it is important in the eyes of the people around him or her, then the ego has accomplished its job. When the ego doesn’t feel that it has any importance then it can generate anger, depression, self-pity, acting-out, aloofness, withdrawal and other kinds of implosive or explosive behaviors, all of which are designed to get attention.
But what is this attention that the ego seeks? And here is the fun part of the equation.
The ego has a very limited repertoire to work with. As a result it keeps doing the same things and behaving in the same ways, over and over again. It changes the outer appearance so the activity may look different but the foundational drive remains the same, thus the result remains the same.
Eventually the ego begins to exert itself in ways that make it impossible for the Divine Nature to express itself through the vehicle at all unless . . . the physical, emotional, and/or mental pain becomes so great that the ego gives up control, at least for the moment, and states an intention that it wants the pain to stop. It is then that the Divine is able to be more fully present to guide our experience into harmony with its Divine Nature and we are then able to know and feel the Grace, Acceptance, Love and other qualities that the ego has sought but has been unable to achieve.
There is only One Divine Consciousness experiencing itself through countless forms of individualized expression in the universe (and there’s more than one universe but we won’t go into that right now). Then you’ll realize – real eyes – that the essence of this expression is you.