Each day I am convinced more and more that we are entering into a crucial stage of transition for not only human evolution but also the evolution of the earth. I am also convinced that the two, human beings and planet earth, are far more interconnected than most people realize, materially and spiritually. It is almost as if we are the heartbeat of the planet and, conversely, that the earth is our heart.
Have you ever noticed a school of fish or a flock of birds, how they seem to move together in perfect unison, either in air or in water, as if they were one mind?
The human mind and consciousness is increasingly being linked globally through media such as TV, satellite, cell phones, the internet and so on. What this means on a practical level is that we are now universally able to receive information, ideas, concepts, on a global level with in hours or even minutes. If there is a war in Libya we hear about it within hours. If there is an earthquake in Japan we hear about it within minutes. When there is an economic problem in Europe we all know about it.
Never before in our history has information traveled so thoroughly and so quickly to every corner of the world.
On a gross level our brains are like individual computers each linked to other human computers that disseminate information, that is, behind every newspaper, every radio broadcast, every TV news station, there are human minds responsible for choosing what the rest of us should know. On a more subtle level each of our minds are constantly broadcasting pockets of conscious energy which we call thoughts. These thoughts, though subtle, become powerful when many people are broadcasting the same thought, concern, worry or fear. So when we all hear the same news about an earthquake or a war or an economic crisis the basic vibration of the thought magnifies.
So what is the consequence of all the minds of the world joining together?
This is a double edged sword. If the general fabric of human consciousness is vibrating peace, love and harmony, no problem. Even if it is vibrating at a mediocre level it may not be too bad. But if the global consciousness turns via negativa then this could lead to the demise of human beings and the planet. Indeed we have already seen this slow suicide happening. We have the military complex which drop depleted uranium bombs that not only kill but also pollute the ground and water for generations. We have multi-billion dollar corporations that freely pollute the air and still get tax breaks. We have oil companies that have accidents that dump ten of thousands of barrels of oil into our oceans. And each of us settle by buying products in plastic packaging that we know will end up in some garbage dump where it will sit for hundreds of years.
As meditators and yogis we must disconnect ourselves from this matrix so that we are not influenced by the negative of the world. Instead we must use our consciousness to influence the masses, not by force or coercion, but by example and by the illumined thoughts we release into the global consciousness.
You may have observed that thoughts vary in intensity. Most thoughts are passing and fleeting, never gathering much energy nor fully manifesting. This is how the majority of people live. But those who live more consciously have greater intensity to their thoughts because they recognize each thought is important and each thought is an opportunity to shape reality. And this is a great blessing! For while the majority, the masses, may be fearful or in doubt their thoughts are cloudy and unrefined, whereas the thoughts of a yogi have impact. A person of spiritual mind knows the impermanence of all things and is thus unattached and knows no fear. Her mind is aligned not with the minds of man but with the universal mind, the cosmic mind, or what some call Buddha consciousness, Christ consciousness, and so on.
Each moment must be lived with such deep awareness. As meditators we cultivate our minds to possess deeper clarity and focus so that each thought carries great potency for shaping the world. Even though we may be the few we can have a tremendous impact on world conditions by directing our thoughts towards universal peace and healing the planet. So, friends, let us shape a world of beauty! The more you love, the more you heal the world.