It’s excessively rare that I focus on current events on this channel, but with all that’s been going on in the world over the last few weeks or years for that matter – I think it’s time that I offered some insight on the situations.
To start, I want to point out that with every new generation there is a rise in global consciousness and spiritual awakening and, to quote Alan Watts, “There is a price to be paid for every increase in consciousness. We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.”
I find that many “light workers”, gurus and coaches focus on “good vibes”. They don’t want negative energy and they just want to manifest good things and easy, orderly times.
However, the natural process and history of the world tells us that if we’re going to have more “good” in the world, then so-called “bad” is going to rise in equal proportion – whether it’s some new kind of “bad” or perhaps it’s been there all along and we’re just more aware of it now.
I’ve noted this in my Hero’s and Heroine’s Journey models as well: when the Hero and/or the Heroine rises, the Villain also rises to meet them – or vice versa as was stated in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
[powerful light to meet the dark scene]
The actions and archetypes seen in mythology come out to play in the real world. Art does not Imitate life, life Imitates Art. That’s what we’re seeing in the world today with the rise of these physical manifestations of Ego. We have a massive rise in Consciousness and Egoic leaders such as Kim Jong-un, Trump and Putin also rise to challenge us and force us deeper into consciousness and action or to choose to sink back down into sleep.
This brings about a battle of Ego as we believe that we have to put up a strong front. But taking on that strength can lead us down a never-ending Road of Trials loop where we constantly fight and fight and fight and fight and never get to the true roots of our societal issues.
This is why people are asking questions like: What can I do about all of this injustice? What can I do about bad world leaders? What can I do about sickness and death? What can I do about war?
If you have a very specific calling and if you have a genuine plan, then go ahead and make politics and diplomacy or law or medicine your career. Give it all of your energy, all of your focus and all of yourself. Be genuinely and fully prepared to give your life to create the change you desire.
[things were always going to get worse scene]
Outside of that kind of commitment, there is very little you can physically do to create global change. Almost nothing, actually.
So, the real answer to those previous questions is that we need to go deeper within ourselves. We need more Consciousness. We need more education. We need to get smarter and work harder to dig out our deep, innate Wisdom.
Carl Jung said this very thing in 1959. He said, “One thing is sure. A great change of our psychological attitude is imminent. That is certain. Because we need more — we need more psychology. We need more understanding of human nature, because the only real danger that exists is man himself. He is the great danger, and we are pitifully unaware of it. We know nothing of man, far too little. His psyche should be studied, because we are the origin of all coming evil.”
If we, humankind, truly are the origin of all coming evil, then we are also the source of all coming good. As we understand one, so we will understand the other.
And the key to it all begins with understanding your own emotions. Understanding what makes you tick and why you feel the way you do and figuring out how to act thoughtfully and consciously rather than strictly out of base instincts and Ego.
Yes, our base instincts and our Ego aided our survival and brought us far, but we’re way beyond basic survival now. We’re way beyond having to put on masks and having to put on good performances for the sake of society and propriety.
It’s time to accept that the nature of the world and of the universe is Order and Chaos.
It’s time to begin to reprogram our Egos from the inside-out instead of continually allowing the outside world to program us.
It’s time to completely open yourself up to your emotional center, open yourself to the Chaos of feelings, open yourself to your Feminine heart – yes, even if you’re male – and to begin to understand yourself.
It’s time to change your Self first and then you can go out and change the world.