If you believe like I do that all minds are joined then the answer to the world’s problems already exists.
It is said that when Aboriginals separate and go on walkabout, there is no predetermined time and place for the tribe to come back together. Yet somehow their paths converge and they reconvene in some unspoken, unplanned way. Could it be that their minds are so uncluttered by cell phones and email communication, billboard ads and TV, that they are so free of the entanglements of technological advancements, so unencumbered by the fear and anxiety spoon-fed to the rest of the world by the media, that their innate wisdom has a chance at being heard, and guides them in ways their thinking mind never could?
If it is true that we only use a small percentage of our brains, perhaps part of what is left unexamined and unexplored is our own innate inner wisdom. Einstein said, “The problems we face cannot be solved at the level of thinking we were at when we created them.” It’s time to start thinking outside of the box.
The answer to the problems we face today is not about fighting wars over limited resources, aligning ourselves with one political party over another, or shrinking and contracting in fear. What if we as a species are simply going through an evolutionary growth spurt and experiencing all of the growing pains that tend to go with that?
We all instinctively get that there is power in the mind that has been untapped. Now think back to what we can learn from the Aboriginals. If we knew that all minds are joined and our thoughts would have an impact on the collective would we choose our thoughts differently?
There is a phenomenon in meditation called the Maharishi Effect which claims that when 1% of a community practices meditation (specifically Transcendental Meditation) the crime rate in that community is reduced by an average of 16%.
We have been hearing for years about the power of creative visualization and most of us already know that what we hold in our minds and back with any kind of emotional intensity tends to be realized. There is at least some comfort in this, as is evidenced by the popularity of books and movies like “The Secret”, “Ask and It is Given”, and “What the Bleep Do We Know?” Even quantum physics states that our minds are shaping our very reality.
And we’ve all had the experience of thinking about a friend we haven’t spoken to in some time only to have that friend call us out of the blue. Thoughts are energy and they travel faster than the speed of light. And just like we call into our experience a radio show by dialing into a particular channel frequency, we tune into a life experience by choosing a particular frequency of thought.
I am convinced one of the lessons we are all learning is that it’s time to let go of the competitive us vs. them mentality, and begin to realize that we are all in this together. Every thought we think, every action we take, has an effect not only on the people around us, but on the world as a whole. We all know that what goes up must come down; for every action, there is a reaction; for every cause, there is an effect. This is Universal Law. This is Karma.
Perhaps now one of the most powerful ways we can participate in the healing of the planet is to recognize that we are all part of the collective consciousness. The more we focus on love, the more we help our fellow man and ourselves. The collective consciousness is affected by the thoughts we choose. If you want to save the world choose your thoughts carefully and intentionally. If enough of us hold thoughts of love we will eventually reach a critical mass, and once that tipping point is reached perhaps the momentum will pull us all forward.
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