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Healing the Human Species

What is be done about this existential traumatic rage which sits at the heart of our human collective psyche at this time in our consciousness evolution? The solution is both extremely simple and extraordinarily difficult. What is required is for each of us to relax within the field of this consciousness, and allow a healthy expression of what exists within us. This can be as simple as taking up a discipline of meditative presence, and allowing all emotional contents of the psyche to rise, and to express them without judgment. Just let any judgment, blame, fear, rage, sadness, shame, guilt and belief to surface. The key is to observe it without believing in it. For if we beleive in the story that the trauma projects, both will persist.

There are several reasons why this simple process is also extremely problematic. The first is that the human mind tends to  resist the expression of pain. In a sense, the function of mind is to protect us from pain and suffering, so that we may live here in the world. Over time we tend to build walls to shut out the pain, and to make sure that it does not enter conscious awareness. This is perfectly understandable. All of us sit on at least some repressed pain and suffering. Many, many hundreds of millions of possess deep trauma.

For the latter folk, it may be no simple matter to allow that trauma to find expression. The process requires a great degree of understanding and skill. Most people walking the planet at this time do not possess those capacities. For those who wish to engage in such depth work, it is most likely that they will have to seek out a teacher to assist them.

It takes deep intention and courage. A lot. I have required teachers on my own journey. I could not have done it alone. Our teachers must be wise, committed and skillful. For much can go wrong doing this kind of soul work.

Many simply have little genuine intention to heal. It is much easier to project anger and shame out onto the world than to assume responsibility for it. The psychological immaturity seen in the often hysterical reaction to the rise of Donald Trump is a good case in point. Would any of those ranting and raving about Trump, including feasting on daily fixes of media and social media drama, willingly give that up and instead assume responsibility for that emotional “energy”? In most cases, the answer is no. The addiction to projection through the tribe is simply too great. And it is a great way to avoid acknowledging one’s own pain.

There is a second practical matter which is holding back the human race from healing. It is the simple fact that most of our cultures and ideologies do not understand the problem. Most cultures operate within control dramas, social and cultural procedures which are designed to maintain balance, and maintain power amongst certain groups and institutions. Again, part of the motivation behind our cultural structures is the fear of feeling this deep collective trauma. The fear and mistrust of others, of life itself, tends to create societies and institutions that seek to mandate against the expression of traumatic inner worlds, or at least the unpredictable and volatile behaviours that are associated with them.

Almost all cultures do this at some level. Religions do it. You won’t see too many Christians, Muslims or Hindus allowing deep vulnerability. Buddhists may try to meditate it away. New agers may insist upon “love ‘n light” at the expense of shadow work. Just manifest it away.

The greatest mistake in modern scientific culture is its fundamental misunderstanding of consciousness. Consciousness is not a mere expression of neuronal activity, confined within skulls. It is a pervasive, non-local “field” which transcends the physical boundaries of time and space as we commonly understand them. Our science is making almost no headway on this problem because of “scientific” culture, and the hegemonies within our institutions of learning, work, politics and finance. We have developed a conscousness-denying civilisation which spans increasing portions of the globe. It is no longer confined to the west. I have spent much of my adult life in Asia. Most East Asian countries are now heavily invested in scientific materialism. There are, of course, shadow cultures which defy scientific materialism, and they can be found in every country.

A science which misunderstands consciousness to the degree that ours does is ultimately a science perpetuating a delusion. It is making great progress cutting through the jungle… not realising it is in wrong forest (to use a Stephen Covey analogy). We have lost sight of the big picture. We have alienated ourselves from the cosmos which has spawned us. At a practical level, our scientific and education systems fail to create space for the inner work of connecting with the psyche, because they reject the very existence of that realm of mind.

Thus most of us live within societies and work and learn within institutions which deny the essential nature of consciousness. Therefore it is up to us as individuals to find the ways to work upon ourselves, including the God rage. Still, we don’t have to do it alone. We can find others to travel with. Yet in the end most of us will live and die in cultures that deny our fundamental nature. That is something we must come to understand, without giving our power away to such systems. We must learn to live with this fact. We must also learn to live and love in a world that rejects us. For if we in turn reject the world… we are back into the rage. The rage against humanity, the universe and God.  And the trauma will persist.

Then beyond all this inner work there are better institutions to build, better scientific and spiritual cultures to construct, and a better world to create. But all these must be founded in a deeper awareness of the consciousness structures which will underpin them.

Marcus

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The Peace in the Eye of the Storm: D21CM#8

My last blog post raised a few questions from people, and in particular Katie on my FaceBook theme page (The Power of Integrated Intelligence) posed one question which deserves a clearer answer than I provided last time. In my last blog entry for Diary of 21st Century Mystic, I wrote that there is currently some instability in the human collective consciousness field. Many people, it seems, are sensing it. I also connected this to the Mayan prophecies of shifting world events, sometimes interpreted as ‘the end of the world’. The world is not going to end, we are just going through a bit of a shift.

On that last blog, I wrote that it was beyond the scope of the post to write about how to deal with the disturbances in individual and collective energies. So in this short post I will offer some more specific information on that theme.

The truth is that sometimes it is very difficult and complicated to work with such energies, and even people like me (who have spent decades working with them) can find it very challenging. Firstly, it has to be acknowledged that everyone’s life journey is different, and most people will not be called upon to deliberately engage with consciousness fields at this time in human history (i.e. consciously). Even so, people who remain unconscious of what is occurring within their consciousness field are still affected and even controlled by such energies; but by definition the effect remains unconscious.

I was once completely unconscious of psychic energy fields too, so I understand what it means to live like that. I should emphasise that where these consciousness fields remain unconscious in any given individuals, that is perfectly fine in the greater scheme of things. However, a lot of people who are quite sensitive will find themselves disturbed at some level by such energy fields, and it may cause suffering at a certain level.

Still, the truth is that it is simply too problematic for anyone who has not done a lot of work in this area to deal directly with consciousness fields. Most likely, doing so would generate great confusion and create more problems than it would solve.

Given this, the best way to you can allow the current energy shifts to unfold ‘comfortably’ is to spend time each day in meditative or relaxed presence. Allow your emotional body (or the inner child) to gently express itself. The key step is to permit that part of you to speak. It will tend to tell you the things that it believes in, its dominant stories – typically about the world not being safe, that ‘I am going to die’ (a big theme at present in these ‘end times’), that ‘there’s nobody here to protect me’, and so on.

The stories and precise beliefs will vary from person to person. Yet it is perfectly possible to sense the collective consciousness that is being bought forward at this time to be integrated, or ‘healed’.  If I give it a voice, it says something like this.

The world is going to end! We can’t trust is this world or universe. There is no God, no hope, no way! Run! This is the end. I can’t let go. I’ve got to hold on tight. I’ll be destroyed! I’ll vanish and be annihilated forever. The darkness will win, and it will all be over. Humanity is evil. We can’t trust anyone or anything. Destroy them before they destroy us! We are alone in this universe. You can’t stop the end. The devil will win. We will be destroyed and annihilated. Where are you God? Please help us. Save us! There’s nobody here. Nothing. All is futile. (a great wave of sadness washing over the world at all that has been lost – knowledge, wisdom, the lives of good people. A tidal wave washing over us, drowning us. There is no escape.)

Human history is long and violent, and both natural and man-made calamities fill the collective soul of our species. This has created a strong level of distrust in ourselves, the universe and ‘God.’ If you ever take the time to allow the emotional body to open to its full depth, you may find yourself touching upon this huge pain. It is not pleasant to experience. I have felt it more than once. But then again, I am a bit of a sucker for pain.

Having said all this, there is no reason to go looking for these stories, or this pain. If they surface in quiet presence, then allow them to speak. Gently ‘re-parent’ them, tell them that it is safe, and that we are now living here in the real world (not an imagined future or painful past). Bring your attention onto your breath or something in the room where you are. Feel yourself fully in your body. I like to gently and lovingly rub my left arm or leg whenever I am feeling some strong emotional pain, as the left side of the body is connected to the inner child. The rubbing also helps keep me grounded in the body, and in the present.  (I outline these kinds of processes in my book “Discover Your Soul Template.”) They can help shift the energy fields in a gentle and loving way).

It’s hard to say whether the disturbed psychic energy around us at this time is actually because of the accuracy of the Mayan predictions, or because the attention this prediction has been given has disturbed the collective/individual consciousness of humanity. Maybe it’s a bit of both. It really doesn’t matter. In the end ‘the coming of the apocalypse’ is a collective story that humanity holds or ‘believes’ in, so there is an integration of that energy required before we can step forward. And that’s why staying in quiet presence, and gently allowing emotional energy to arise – without judgment, without trying to change it, without believing in it in any way – is the best thing you can do. It will help you detach from that energy and return to being here, now. At peace.

The opposite to all this is to identify with the stories, be fearful and begin to ‘detach’ from the body.

In the end, well, it’s not the end. Just relax and enjoy the ride on the big wave, if you can.

Blessings

Marcus

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