Is This What Jesus Meant?
Before I begin this post, a reminder: I was raised Catholic, so this is from my frame of reference, and is not meant in any way to disrespect or dishonor any other belief system. That being said, I have a little nugget for the spiritual brainiac out there to consider today. I have been playing around with this one for quite some time now, and have come to the conclusion that what was meant by the words “be in the world, but not of the world” can readily be applied to the concept of concurrent vs consensus reality.
First, some definitions, so that there is an agreement with the concepts:
Concurrent: running parallel, happening at the same time as something else (simultaneous); to occur at the same time.
Consensus: an opinion or position reached by a group as a whole or by majority will; general agreement.
I was told early on in this journey that the reason I needed to live an ‘irregular’ life was so that I would be able to escape the hypnotic rhythms of routine that can easily take hold of our awareness. I didn’t really pay too much attention to the reasoning of my guides, I just set about adjusting things so I could make ends meet without a ‘regular’ job. Decades passed, and from time to time I would reflect on how my life might have been different if I had not made that choice for myself.
And often I would feel as if I wasn’t in the same world as most of the people around me. I felt in some ways disconnected from all of it. Lately, I have noticed myself being more negative in speech and thought. I would observe myself being that way while I was being that way, and would wonder to myself where all that was coming from.
I’ve concluded that if I am to be part of the solution, I must, more so now than ever before, not contribute to the problem. I am monitoring more closely my words and my thoughts, because the conclusion I reached was that somehow, I was actually falling into the consensus reality currently being created on this planet. I was no longer functioning on the track I felt I had been on for so many years.
I cannot pinpoint exactly how that fall happened, I just can tell you that it did. When we allow ourselves to get caught up in the energy of the greater mass consciousness, it can, and often does, affect our vibration in an unhelpful way. I would encourage you, as a carrier of Light, to lift your thoughts out of the density. And to the best of your ability, speak only good of others. So that means, as my mother used to say, if I can’t say anything nice about someone or something, I am to say nothing at all.
One final observation here. Has anyone else noticed how nobody seems to have a bead on what is coming, exactly? My theory is that it’s because the reality is being created, by agreement of the majority will moment by moment. The importance of ones vibration and the impact it has on others will need to be addressed in another article, but what is clear to me now is that, in every moment, what we do and what we think are of paramount importance to how things will look in the coming years.
You can, you do, make a difference. Be in this world, but not of it. Together, we can change things.
Nothing happens unless first we dream. ~ Carl Sandburg
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