In the last few years, we’ve seen a major shift in world news. Perception has become truth and news stations debate “alternate facts.” Irrational positions seem to be the norm. Is society coming apart at the seams?
Turns out these are just symptoms of a collective purification and a preparation for what’s to come.
To understand the deeper movement that’s taking place, we need a little background.
Most people experience themselves as separate individuals. This is an effect of an inner construct called the ego. The ego develops in childhood so we can differentiate ourselves from mother and our environment. However, the ego has the tendency to claim experiences as “mine” and identify with that content. This means our sense of self comes from what we’re experiencing, not who we are behind that.
We may feel I exist and have a body and mind. Or I am a mind and have a body. Or that I am this body and mind. Or a similar variation.
Clearly, not everyone experiences who they are the same way.
If you add an effective meditation to your daily routine, you soon experience deeper, more universal values of yourself beyond the mind. At the deepest level, you touch in to a universal, boundless, and timeless awareness. We discover this consciousness is primary rather than an effect of our physiology. Our physiology does affect our experience of consciousness but our body and mind are vehicles for experiencing, not the source of experience.
This universal consciousness has seasons of expression, much like nature has seasons.
Many cultures the world over have mapped these cycles in the collective. The ancient Greeks called them Ages. In India they mapped the Yugas.
We’re in a rising cycle, brought on in part by the tens of millions of people who took up meditation and similar practices decades ago.
With so many people having regular experiences of pure consciousness, it enlivened it for everyone. Remember, this consciousness is universal.
With time in practice, we come to know this field of consciousness in more detail and discover everything is immersed in it, including ourselves. At some point, we shift from being a person experiencing consciousness to consciousness experiencing a person. Now we are universal consciousness having a mind, body, and sense of self. We know this shift as spiritual awakening.
About a decade ago, many more meditators began to have spiritual awakenings. Now, instead of experiencing consciousness here and there in meditation, they embody it full-time in daily life. Many thousands have shifted. This exponentially speeds up rising clarity and presence of consciousness for everyone.
One effect of rising clarity, both personally and collectively, is that those things inside us we’ve repressed or resisted are pushed to the surface to be experienced and resolved.
Most people carry various unresolved experiences like old grief, injury, or shock in their physiology. We can see them as incomplete or unresolved experiences. As consciousness rises, these rise up to be healed.
If we know some basic healing techniques, we can allow this emotion or pain to arise and resolve it with simple attention. But many people are disconnected from their emotions and have only learned to repress rather than heal. They don’t know the simple tools for letting this burden go. The old baggage shows up as unwanted disturbances, pain, and emotional drama. If people experience change as fearful, they may take extreme positions – very right or very left, for example.
Yet collective consciousness is inexorably rising. The pressure is increasing to resolve our junk. All boats are being lifted, ready or not.
This collective baggage is what is being acted out on the world stage by those who don’t understand what is unfolding.
This is why it’s important to understand what is taking place. If we try to resist growth or repress this rising tide, it will cause a lot of problems and suffering for us. Fear and division will increase before they’re relieved.
Yet if we recognize it as an expression of purification, don’t get so caught up in it, and learn how to cooperate with the healing and release, this process will become a great relief for us.
A new golden age is rising. Something unlike anything in western recorded history. We clearly have work to do. But if we can learn to cooperate with the process, we will rise smoothly and the clouds will lift. Our growth will be exponential.