I was a big fan of the idea of raising my consciousness but the sad fact is it never changed me, my life or the world, in any significant way as far as I can see. Interesting, we will need another person to come along in a few more years and package the same message again in different paper. Has anyone ever questioned this and done anything about it?
One argument I heard goes something like this, it’s suppose to be like this, each learning from their journey in their life, some suffering more than others , we all have a different lesson to learn.’ Really? Until the divide gets so enormous that the ‘poor’ masses storm the castle and kill the king and queen in disgust of their total lack of compassion for them. Even then, the patterns of human existance continue, round and round. There is no improvement as we have war, starvation, rape, etc. in abundance today as centuries ago.
Recently, I was flipping through one of these consciousness raising books and came across some sentences I had underlined a few years back. Here is one such passage, ‘We are also learning that action, although necessary, is only a secondary actor in manifesting our external reality. The primary factor in creation is consciousness. No matter how active we are, how much effort we make, our state of consciousness creates our world, and if there is no change on that inner level, no amount of action will make any difference.’
And there is truth to that, yes we must start with self and create an internal change however the key here is to do both at the same time – change the individual within and change the world without – not to use this as an excuse to do nothing, as surely most of us do.
First, it is quite ridiculous to suggest no amount of action will change the world. It is simply not true, a lie, and a convenient one so we can ‘feel ok’ about doing nothing. The author does, indeed sooth many a guilty conscience. Is it acceptable to throw some money at ‘the poor third world nations’, attend a few charitable functions and then go to our ‘special place’ in our own minds and ‘change the world’? WTF! The world does not change!
Changing our consciousness will not change the world, or it would have done so already, with all the years of following Gods, angels, masters, thousands of spiritual books written and read, tens of thousands of charitable events, zillions of prayers/meditations put forth to the various higher powers believed in and nothing changes.
Another passage I had underlined, ‘So be true to life by being true to your inner purpose. As you become present and thereby total in what you do, your actions become charged with spiritual power. At first there may be no noticeable change in what you do-only the how changes. Your primary purpose is now to enable consciousness to flow into what you do…there is now a deeper purpose that can only be found in the present, through the denial of time.’
How is being in the ‘now’ the ‘present’ a denial of time? It is not a denial of time because it is directly connected to/dependent upon the past and the future to exist, which is time!
Surely, many of us have been living in the ‘now’ for several years, so must be charged with a shit load of spiritual power. To what end? Are we, as spiritual giants, making any headway changing our economic systems, changing the laws in our governments to ensure children are not used as slaves to produce goods western societies are so addicted to buying? Are we using this spiritual power to stop child pornography, perhaps for science to solve the problem of needed oil world wide or collectively do we have enough spiritual power to bring world peace?
No, but a few people get really rich selling books and tickets to lectures, getting us all hyped up on emotional energy like it’s candy, a sweet fix, it’s addictive. It’s all about self interest. We want to hear the message these authors are selling. It is the message of the mind, the big con of ‘consciousness’ to remain a slave to ‘feeling good’ and ‘living in peace’ while children carry guns, are held captive and used for labor and for sex. These children have no hope to experience a life anywhere near like we enjoy.
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We don’t need ‘spiritual power’, we need common sense.
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