EDITION: February - April 2012


Texto: Jerry Brownstein

These are exciting times in which we are living. There is a feeling of uncertainty that is reverberating throughout every area of our society and culture. The continued interest in the prophecies of 2012 and movements like Occupy Wall Street are evidence of an overwhelming sense that something spectacular is about to happen. The human race is reaching a critical juncture – a choice point – with two very different energies competing for the soul of our planet.

On one side we have the entrenched power structures of our existing world who are fighting this wave of change with all of their considerable might. On the other side we have the evolutionary impulse of our species which is urging us to transform; encouraging us to move gracefully towards our highest potential. What is that highest potential? Imagine a world that is inspired by an evolved consciousness – a world where love, joy, beauty, kindness, compassion and abundance are the guiding principles. That is the Heaven on Earth which we all yearn for, and the only way for that to become a reality is by raising our collective consciousness. But how can we accomplish such a radical transformation and where does it all start?

It starts with us… you and me. In order to transform the consciousness of the planet we must first go within to transform ourselves… go within to discover the wisdom and goodness that dwells within our hearts. Once we have uncovered this inner light we then need to bring it into the world so that it shines brightly through our words, our actions, and our very presence. Living at this higher level of awareness makes our individual lives more beautiful in every way, and we also become an inspiration for others to follow the same path. When a critical mass of humanity has awakened to their inner goodness the world will be transformed. There is a wonderful analogy in Nature for this type of transformation: the metamorphosis of the humble caterpillar. In its short life a caterpillar does nothing but eat and eventually it gets so bloated that all it can do is hang upside down from the nearest branch. There it encases itself inside of a cocoon and literally starts to die… but then something extraordinary happens. Amid the chaos of the caterpillar’s decaying body a completely new type of cell emerges. Biologists call these Imaginal Cells because they carry within them the information to create something entirely different. As the caterpillar continues to decompose these new cells multiply and cluster together to orchestrate the creation of an entirely new organism – the graceful and beautiful butterfly. 

In these exciting times we are being urged to become the imaginal cells of our society… urged to have the imagination and intention to see ourselves and our world as something uniquely beautiful. Every day more and more of us are awakening to the possibility that we can rise above the limiting perceptions that we have inherited from others. We are becoming aware that we are free to choose the way that we live – free to make conscious choices rather than be ruled by unconscious reactions. How does this work in everyday life? Try this the next time you are locked into a difference of opinion with somebody. Instead of going on and on trying to prove your point just stop and ask yourself: “Would I rather be right or happy?”. The correct answer is always “happy”, and when you make that choice the argument that you were having suddenly doesn’t seem so important anymore. This is just one of the many examples of how we can consciously choose to bring our inner light into the world.

As we raise our awareness in this way it is natural to feel more comfortable around people and places with a similar feeling – a similar vibration. We gravitate toward others who are evolving in the same direction, and just as the imaginal cells clustered together to create beauty from decay, so too can we create a society of awakened souls with the power to transform our planet. Let us again envision the Heaven on Earth that we spoke of before – a beautiful world filled with people who are guided by their true nature of love and compassion. Could there be famine in such a world? War? Greed? Violence? Injustice? Of course not. You see, “Heaven is not a place… it is a state of consciousness” and we have the power to create that heavenly consciousness right here and right now. Humanity is poised to take the next step in its evolution – to shift from the current worldview based on fear, lack and limitation toward a new paradigm grounded in love, abundance and freedom. 

This is the opportunity that is being presented to us in these exciting times, and the key to seizing that opportunity is as close as the beating of your own heart. It begins by remembering that you are something greater than what your conditioning has programmed you to be. In search of that higher self you embark upon an inner journey of discovery which leads to the beauty and wisdom that is your true nature. You then become a living demonstration of that inner light as it emerges through you and as you. This is how you change the world… just by being you… the truly authentic beautiful you. In so doing you hold the space for all of humanity to evolve to its highest potential, and when enough of us have awakened to our inner goodness Heaven on Earth will not only be a possibility… it will have already arrived. So the question is where do we start?... and the answer is with You.