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Spiritual Metaphysics Defined

by Owen Waters

While physics is the study of physical reality, metaphysics includes that which is beyond the physical, but not necessarily the spiritual. Spiritual metaphysics takes an entirely different orientation. Spiritual metaphysics sees an ultimate, metaphysical source of all creation as the basis of reality.

This one spiritual source is known by various terms, including The Absolute, Infinite Being, or The All That Is. The term Infinite Being encapsulates the idea of infinite consciousness, beyond which nothing else can exist.

Freedom of the Spirit

seagullsA spiritual revolution in human consciousness began in earnest in the 1960s. Prior to that, the psychologist Maslow estimated that only 2% of the population had achieved the spiritually aware stage of self-actualization.

The mid-1960s changed everything and the spiritual revolution began. Masses of people began the search for the higher values, such as unconditional love and spiritual wisdom. While the outward fads of the sixties came and went, the flame of spiritual yearning never went out. It quietly grew as people searched, reflected, and found their spiritual freedom.

Thirty years later, that progressive core group within society had blossomed from 2% to over 20%, and it keeps expanding each year. Most of these progressive thinkers are conscious spiritual seekers, with a sense of self that is a real, inner self rather than an outwardly-focused, ego type of self.

The global shift towards spiritual awareness is the most wonderful transformation in recorded history. This is where humanity gets to build, literally, Heaven on Earth.

Why the Creator Is Larger Than the Universe

starrynebulaIf nothing exists beyond the consciousness of Infinite Being, then the universe was formed within, not outside of, its consciousness. The spiritual source of all life, Infinite Being, is therefore greater than the universe which it created within itself.

The spiritual concept of God employs terms like omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient to express the idea of infinite consciousness. From this expansive point of view, God the Original Creator is greater than all manifestation and, yet, is aware of every part of that manifestation.

The Conscious Universe

AncientOfDaysWhile physics ponders how to cater for the ‘mysterious’ effects of consciousness in experiments, spiritual metaphysics sees beyond the mystery. Because all things are made of consciousness, then all things are actually conscious. All things are aware in their own way.

When you see the universe from this spiritual perspective, it is no longer a mystery why a pair of related atomic particles consciously communicate with each other. Two atomic particles can communicate with each other because they have their own consciousness. They may not have the self-awareness of human beings, but, when they meet, they remember each other and stay in communication. If one collides with an obstacle, then the other one feels it and responds accordingly.

Research in spiritual metaphysics does not take place in the laboratory. Instead, it’s an inside job. The primary research tool of spiritual metaphysics is meditation. The purpose of meditation in metaphysical research is to access expanded states of awareness. For example, in deep meditation, you can expand your awareness to the limits of space and observe the shape of the universe.

The Universe is a Giant Doughnut

Physicists agree that the universe may be torroidal-shaped, but they have no physical proof as yet. Moving beyond physics and into spiritual metaphysics, which is where all the fun stuff happens, you discover that this doughnut-shaped universe is actually a projection within the consciousness of its Creator. Space no longer exists beyond the outer envelope of the universe, only the consciousness that created that space.

Space is a Fabrication of Consciousness

Space is no more than a concept in consciousness. It isn’t really “out there.” Everything made from consciousness is “in here,” within you. Space is a projection within consciousness, manufactured for a specific effect. What appears to be “over there” is really just another one of an infinite number of viewpoints within the great “Here and Now.”

The universe was created as a living theater of expression and humanity opted for total immersion within the drama of this theater of life. We live in search of the truth about life, and yet we feel disconnected from its source. We focus upon a world that appears to be exterior to us. Our five senses keep our brains so busy that it takes determination to find the peace and wisdom which lies within. Enormous resources of information, guidance and support are available through our inner being. When we direct our attention within, we gain access to those resources.

The Mirror on the Stage of Life

Mariana by Waterhouse

Spiritual metaphysics sees the universe as a mirror. Who you are, and what you express in thought, feeling and action, causes the mirror of life to reflect that back to you.

If, for example, you like yourself, then other people will like you, often without even knowing why. So, if you want people to like you more, you need only discover and dissolve the inner blocks that are keeping you from an unconditional love and acceptance of yourself. When you love yourself more, in an unconditional manner, life will reflect your improved attitude towards yourself and other people will love you more.

The mirror of life is automatic. Once you change yourself, and not before, the reflection changes and your reality transforms to reflect the new you.

Unity With the Oneness Within

Your true, inner being is found in silence. Your inner being is who you are. It is your soul. Your inner being is your personal link to the universe and to its source, Infinite Being. It is in this silence that you come to realize that everything in the universe is one, that separation is actually an illusion. In the light of this inner, soul connection, you also find your sense of unconditional love for all of life and all of humanity.

*Owen Waters is the author of Spirituality Made Simple.

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THIS is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

by Owen Waters

The next big step forward in The Shift to Higher Consciousness is about to happen. Later this year, several cosmic cycles come together to open huge doorways to human progress. The last time something like this happened, it was the Mayan cycles of 2012.

Now, just like then, some astrologers are predicting the end of life as you know it. In fact, the 2012 predictions were almost unanimous in saying that time – and us – would end in 2012.

In June 2012, I posted an article called “2012: The End Is Nowhere Near” which said,

“The closer we get to December 2012, the more you will hear, ‘The End is Near!'”

“Throughout history, there have always been sects warning that the end of the world was imminent. 2012 seems to hold a special attraction to a wide segment of end-time believers. The main concern springs from Mayan cosmology, which indicated that a significant number of cosmic cycles are due to come to a close on December 21, 2012.

“The last time I looked, when a cycle ends, a new one begins. It’s not the end of anything other than the old cycle. So, 2012 is not about fanciful disasters or the end of the world.

“2012 is not the end. It is the beginning of a wonderful new world of opportunity for positive transformation.”

Then, I passed along a message I had received from the archangelic entity whom I call, The Lord Protector of The Shift. Here was his message for spiritual seekers everywhere.

“The Shift to higher consciousness needs your help. As you take action now, you engage in the single most powerful opportunity for spiritual advancement in the history of the planet. These are the days of the harvest of souls. Every soul you help to make the shift into heart-centered consciousness is another soul who will gain their spiritual freedom. By adding spiritual light to the group mind of humanity, you heal the world and empower your own spiritual awareness. Take action now and manifest your true potential.”

Everyone who treated the 2012 winter solstice as a gateway to a bright and hopeful new era took action in their own way and helped make the world a better place. Prior to the 2012 gateway, global nuclear devastation had been a distinct possibility. After the way inspired and positive people handled that critical time when the fate of the world lay in the balance, the collective mind of humanity shifted to a reality where the nuclear option no longer existed!

In recent decades, we have seen glimpses of the nature of the dawning Age of Aquarius. Starting in 1967 with the rock musical Hair, where the leading song proclaimed, “This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius” and chanted inspiring lines like,

Peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind’s true liberation
Let the sun shine in

Back in 1967, this was revolutionary thinking. It was rebellion against the status quo. Aquarius is associated with democracy, freedom, nonconformity, humanitarianism, idealism, philanthropy, and respect for humanity.

Then, under favorable astrological conditions, the next chapter in Aquarian influence arrived in the period 1980-2000. This time, the more practical applications of its fostering of inspired creativity with scientific inquiry emerged with the revolution in personal computing and mobile telephones, ushering in a technological renaissance. Personal liberation began to appear as people were freed from the previously-oppressive income tax rates and they became inspired to improve themselves as they went in search of excellence in their work.

This year, in 2020, Aquarius comes back with a bang! Major, powerful astrological aspects mark the start of new cycles of Aquarian influence in 20-year, 200-year, and even 800-year cycles! This will bring a huge reset of world affairs. The old-world power structures that consume the fruits of your labors are just some of the items that will come under public scrutiny in the very near future. That is the nature of Aquarius and the people-empowering influence that is about to flood the planet with inspiring light.

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Natural Abundance

by Owen Waters and Dreama Vance

Nature is a constant reminder of the principle of abundance.

Nature routinely produces more than it needs, thousands of times over. Rather than producing one acorn to grow a replacement oak tree, a mature oak will produce up to 50,000 acorns in a good year, and the tree will keep producing for hundreds of years.

That is the natural way.

Plants produce thousands of seeds in order to guarantee the survival of their species.

That is the natural way.

palmseedsAs just one example, palm trees produce thousands of seeds per year.

When Infinite Being created the universe, did it stop there? Not at all, it creates as many versions of the universe as are needed so that all possibilities of existence can be experienced.

That is the infinite way.

Limited thinking makes people believe that resources are limited, that there is only “so much” available. While this appears to be true at the time, it ignores the fact that you can create new abundance in many ways.

Did the number of horses in the 19th Century limit how easily people can travel today? Not at all. The car was invented, along with today’s 200-horsepower engines.

Did the cost of a large business computer in 1970 limit how much computing power we have today? Not at all. The personal computer changed all that. Today, home computers are far more powerful than the largest business computers were in 1970.

Trip to Mars?

MarsDid the cost of flying into outer space in the 1960s limit people’s ability to go on tourist trips to Mars today? Well, okay… more work needs to be done on that one!

Since nature is so abundant, how can people tap into that abundance and create it in their own lives? It certainly doesn’t happen by making loud demands at a conscious level, or just by wishing, wanting, or hoping. It is human consciousness which creates lack, and it is also human consciousness which creates abundance.

If it is human consciousness that is doing the creating, then why isn’t everyone creating abundance, joy, and peace?

There are principles involved in how we create. Can you write them down on a piece of paper?

One of the main teachings of metaphysics is that you create your reality. The question is, HOW are you doing it? Even though you may believe the former, do you understand the latter?

We are constantly creating our outside world from our thoughts, feelings, and subconscious beliefs.

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The Power of Your Inner Being

by Owen K Waters

There is a power within you which very few suspect.

While your “outer self” – your daily waking consciousness – is focused upon the external world, your inner being encompasses all aspects of your consciousness. Your inner being includes your outer self, your subconscious mind, and all the other, so-called “unconscious” parts of your mind that psychologists have tried to identify.

Your inner being is your complete consciousness. It is all of the “separate” parts of your consciousness in one unified package. Your inner being is also your soul – the real you, the complete you. It has also been referred to as your “higher self” because, compared to the consciousness of the outside world, most of your inner being operates at a higher frequency of consciousness. It manages many essential functions for you while your outer self focuses upon the experience of life in the external world through your five senses.

As members of the human race, we are spiritual adventurers who have projected ourselves into a physical realm in order to experience an intense focus of consciousness. Our purpose in the physical realm of consciousness is to gain a sharply-defined sense of identity and then to expand our awareness into heart-centered consciousness and beyond.

These stages of consciousness are reflected in the human chakra system, which is a set of gateways of consciousness between you and the outside world. The main portion of Western society today functions at the level of the solar plexus chakra, which emphasizes intellectual and technical development. Then, there is an ever-increasing body of people who function at the level of the heart chakra. These leading-edge people spend much of their time functioning through this holistic and integrative chakra. Here they learn how to be heartfelt and then – the next stage – heart-powered in their consciousness.

Through meditation, spiritual pioneers go further still and activate the throat chakra, which is the center of powerful creativity. It is also the level of consciousness where your soul or inner being is based. This higher frequency of consciousness carries with it an enormous power to create any reality that you need in order to realize your potential in life.

While the consciousness of the heart chakra is more expanded than that of the solar plexus chakra, the throat chakra is even more expanded still. Your inner being’s field of perception and influence reaches out to include many functions and abilities which are mostly dormant in the daily consciousness of the outer self. These include:

• An intuitive awareness of situations, one which sees deeply beneath any surface appearances.

• Spiritual connection. Your inner being is your personal connection to Infinite Being.

• Connection to the universe as a whole. Your inner self has the capability to be aware of anything that happens anywhere in the universe. It can also reach out to communicate with the inner being of anyone who has the answer to something which you seek to solve. It then feeds that information into your outer self’s focused segment of consciousness through intuition and dreams.

• The inner senses. These are inner versions of the outer senses. Inner sight is the sense that sees the subtle energy effects produced by fields of consciousness, such as, for example, human auras. Inner hearing provides empathic and telepathic communication with others as needed. Inner touch reveals the past history and associations of physical objects. Inner taste and smell provide an awareness of the subtle energies emanating from substances.

Imagine having access to all of these abilities! With them, you could sail through life, experiencing true joy, continually discovering and expressing more of your true potential in life.

These inner abilities do not have to be developed within your daily consciousness. You already possess them at the level of your inner being. You need only practice regular communication with your inner being in order to gain from this unlimited source of wisdom, insight and creativity. Tune into your inner being through

(a) regular, daily meditation, and

(b) by being receptive to the “still, small voice within” of your intuition. The more you pay attention to your intuitive insights, the more you realize how profoundly correct they are.

When you align with your inner self, your true potential begins to manifest and miracles begin to happen in your life!

*Owen Waters is the author of Freedom of the Spirit: Four Powerful Steps to Spiritual Freedom.

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How the Conscious Universe Works

by Owen Waters

“The universe only exists when you are observing it,” or so the popular theory goes.

This theory is an offspring of quantum physics. It says that, because the observer affects the outcome of experiments, the observer is key to reality. The theory goes on to suggest that the universe only exists when you look at it; therefore you must be creating the universe from your consciousness.

This is actually not a new idea. The old Zen riddle, “If a tree falls in a forest with no one to hear it, then does it make a sound?” reflects the same style of thinking. It suggests that nothing happens in the universe without an observer being present.

There is some validity to this theory in that, at the deepest level of consciousness, you are Infinite Being. At that deepest level, you are that which creates the entire universe, and that which maintains it in motion. However, at the everyday, human level of consciousness, the universe exists and runs quite happily without human intervention, whether or not anyone is watching it. The tree makes a noise when it falls, whether or not any human observers are present at the time.

Take, for example, the Pleiades, the star cluster which is also called the Seven Sisters. Often, on a clear night, you can see the Seven Sisters twinkling in the sky, even though they are five hundred light-years distant. Because of that distance, you are actually observing where the Seven Sisters were five hundred years ago. It took that long for the light image to reach your eyes. Basically, you are observing history in the night sky, not the actual, current position of the stars.

If you were creating the universe by virtue of being its observer, as the theory goes, then you would actually witness the Seven Sisters in their current position, and not in the position that they were five hundred years ago.

The idea that we live in a conscious universe has been gaining ground steadily for a number of years. The conscious universe is much more than a universe which is simply self-aware. The fabric of the universe is consciousness. The universe consists entirely of consciousness. The objects in the universe are all made of consciousness. Everything in the universe is fabricated from aspects of original consciousness, interwoven and set into motion.

The chair on which you sit appears to be made of physical material. It has the appearance of a solid object that exists somewhere outside of yourself. However, physical matter is composed of subatomic energy particles, and energy, in turn, is composed of compressed consciousness. So, the chair is made up of 100% consciousness. It only appears to be a separate object outside of you because it is a projection of consciousness within consciousness.

Physical objects have their own specific locations in space. Space, however, is just a projected illusion, a concept manufactured by consciousness so that the All may be divided into an infinite variety of apparently separate parts.

Time is also a projection of consciousness. Time is a concept whereby the infinite parts of the All can engage in the appearance of movement. The underlying reality is still the eternal Now and yet time makes change, and therefore an infinite variety of experiences, possible.

An everyday analogy of projected reality is a movie projected onto a screen. You know that the movie is just the projection of a recorded, dramatic scene, but it’s easy to forget that as you become involved in the unfolding drama. The movie appears like a real-life drama for as long as it absorbs your attention.

Time and space were fabricated within the consciousness of the universe in order to set the stage for life as we know it. Because the universe is made of 100% consciousness, all things are within it, and therefore subjective. Nothing is really “out there,” even though life appears to be an objective experience. All physical reality is a projection within your consciousness, not something outside of, or separate from, yourself.

Each and every object in the universe – a table, a chair, a car, a house, anything – is not only composed of 100% consciousness, it actually IS conscious in its own way!

*Owen Waters is the author of Freedom of the Spirit: Four Powerful Steps to Spiritual Freedom.

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Space and Time Travel

by Owen K Waters

Your physical body exists at a specific location in space and time. In order to relocate physically, you have to travel to the new location. Your mind, however, is free to roam to different locations and even to other points in time. In recent decades, Remote Viewing – the mental viewing of remote locations – has been developed into a highly disciplined method of obtaining information from other locations in time and space.

Many people have experienced their own versions of this skill in the form of precognition or deja vu, where scenes that you suddenly recognize in your life are scenes that you had previously viewed while in another state of consciousness.

MysticOwlDeja vu occurs because you, as a soul, pre-planned the major themes of your life before your were born. You chose the time, the place and your parents in order to set a life plan in motion which would explore the desired themes.

Such pre-planning gave rise to the occurrence of related, meaningful events in your life which may have given you the impression that pre-destiny does exist.

To a degree, destiny does exist. The major themes of your life are pre-planned, by you, ahead of time. As you pass through life, certain names, places, people and activities resonate with a certain special-ness in your consciousness. It’s almost as if you knew these events once before, but you can’t quite remember when or where. That is so-called destiny, unfolding into your life along the lines of pre-planned, pre-viewed events.

In the phenomenon called deja vu, this previewing occurred either during your pre-life planning or in a recent, out-of-body, dream-state where, in order to help yourself remain on-purpose, you reviewed the important, upcoming events in your life.

Your soul, or inner self, has the capability, not only to see, but to BE in different locations in space and time. Physical life is a projection of consciousness, which appears to be solid, which appears to be fixed in location, and which appears to run along a linear timeline.

Solidity, space and time are all projections of consciousness in the theater of life. They are nowhere near as fixed as we have been led to believe.

When a particularly vivid example of deja vu occurs, it is not just the recall of a recent dream, it is more likely to be a real-time connection with your inner self – your complete consciousness – when you were planning this lifetime of experience.

Your inner self can look into how a plan of action would work out by connecting with the actual event at the time and space location where the event will occur. It can be a little disorienting to be living your regular life and suddenly have a brief connection with your inner self as it was working through the planning stage of your life many years ago before you were born.

In fact, you can come out of such a contact with your complete, inner self consciousness wondering – just for a split-second – where you are, and what the date is today! Such an experience is an excellent example of the wide-ranging consciousness of your inner self. It has the ability to relocate to and directly experience other locations in space and time.

As you progress in the development of your consciousness you will acquire more and more of the attributes of the expanded consciousness of your complete, inner self. Your daily consciousness is a tight focus, a subset, of your complete consciousness. That daily, waking consciousness is now expanding to incorporate more of the capabilities which you already possess within your complete, inner self.

Now that The Shift to the New Reality is occurring, this type of inner development is accelerating rapidly. As time passes, you will become more and more capable of perceiving other locations in time and space.

*Owen Waters is the author of The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness.

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New Light on the Chakras

by Owen K Waters

We live in an invisible sea of consciousness or mind substance, an atmosphere of thoughts and their associated feelings which circles the planet. Each one of us receives mental energy from this global mind atmosphere or mind belt. We process it through our own consciousness and then transmit it back into the mind belt.

In this way, our contribution to world consciousness is automatic. As people think and feel, so they affect the mind belt in their own way.

Because the human race has chosen to be unaware of its telepathic ability, people react to the impressions that arise within them without being consciously aware of the source of the source of these thoughts and feelings.

We each have a choice as to what frequency of consciousness we will entertain. By raising one’s consciousness, you improve the quality of the mind belt and also receive higher-frequency impressions from it.

The seven major chakras are traditionally viewed from the front of the body. They appear as doorways of consciousness, located just in front of the physical body. Each chakra is a spinning vortex of etheric energy which channels its own specific frequency band of consciousness to or from the local environment.

From the base of the spine upwards, these are the traditional names of seven major chakras:

chakras 1. Root chakra (base of the spine)
2. Sacral chakra
3. Solar plexus chakra
4. Heart chakra
5. Throat chakra
6. Brow chakra (forehead)
7. Crown chakra (above the head)

The root, sacral and then the solar plexus chakras are activated as children grow into adulthood. Having reached adulthood, many people go on to activate their heart chakras and some even venture into the realm of the throat chakra during deep meditation.

The functions of the chakras are as follows:

1. Instinctual. The root chakra prepares vitality, or life energy, for the chakras above it. It provides the base frequency of human existence including the instinct for survival.

2. Emotional. The sacral chakra powers the basic emotions and passions of human life.

3. Intellectual. The solar plexus chakra is used in the development of basic intellect or mental ability. Examples of such thought include the performing of arithmetic and the operating of machinery.

4. Holistic. The heart chakra is developed as emotional issues are resolved and integrated. In heart-centered consciousness, mind, body, and spirit are seen as facets of a human being which can all achieve balance and wholeness. The higher level of heart-centered consciousness opens the person to spiritual awareness. Thus, the heart is the gateway to spiritual consciousness.

5. Creative. The throat chakra’s function is creativity. It is a higher mental faculty, capable of inspiring the imagination to new possibilities. The development of the throat chakra results in gaining the power of conscious creation, the ability to succeed in consciously transforming circumstances to preferred, new realities. This is also the home level of soul consciousness. In the everyday, physical world where attention is often focused at the level of solar plexus thinking, the soul attempts to add helpful ideas to the physical mind through the faculty of intuition.

6. Global. The brow chakra is the home frequency of awareness that encompasses all locations on the planet. Existing above the soul realms, it is home to the angelic realms. While archangels are thought of as human-like figures, a more apt description is that of the global spirit – an awareness that encircles the globe, constantly sensing individual needs for their support. They bring healing, hope and support to those who are open to their presence.

7. Cosmic. The crown chakra is your connection to the universe on a cosmic scale. Its complete activation by the spiritual adept results in the ultimate state of human achievement and enlightenment, that of cosmic consciousness.

You can call the chakras by their physical position, like solar plexus, or by their function, like intellectual. The choice is yours. Their names, by function, are:

1. Instinctual chakra (root)
2. Emotional chakra (sacral)
3. Intellectual chakra (solar plexus)
4. Holistic chakra (heart)
5. Creative chakra (throat)
6. Global chakra (brow)
7. Cosmic chakra (crown)

*Owen Waters is the author of Freedom of the Spirit: Four Powerful Steps to Spiritual Freedom.

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Ten Principles for the New Awareness

by Owen K Waters

The New Reality brings with it a new and expanded vista of awareness. In order to operate successfully in the new environment, you need to apply the new principles which come with that expanded vision, with that greater vista of reality.

This empowers you to awaken to your expanded potential and to manifest it.

Metaphysics is a philosophy of being, a study of the underlying principles of existence. The holistic approach to metaphysics provides a philosophy based upon an integrated foundation of mind, body and spirit. This spirit-inclusive approach is essential in order to understand the wider vista of consciousness which the New Reality presents.

Without the spiritual component of metaphysical philosophy, the mysteries of life remain forever mysteries. Life did not evolve accidentally from a pool of prehistoric sludge; it was brought into being by the precise intention of the Creator. The key to understanding the grand design of life is, therefore, to seek to understand more about the workings of its designer.

If, for example, you had never seen a jet aircraft and, suddenly, one flew overhead, you might wonder if it was propelled by that loud noise that it makes. The real answer, however, can be better found in the designers’ office at the aircraft factory, and so it is with life. If you think about how the designer of the universe could have achieved something, then you will find answers much more quickly than if you wonder how such an ‘accident of evolution’ could have happened.

Why did the Creator create life as we know it? How did it go about that task? What are the underlying principles that we can learn from this? The greater vista of the New Reality enables us to clearly comprehend principles which, before, were mysteries.

Here are ten such principles which will help you appreciate the expanded vista of consciousness offered by the New Reality.

1. All is one.
Everything in Creation is an expression of Infinite Being. Infinite Being is the all-encompassing consciousness from which the universe was created. Everything in the universe is made of consciousness. We are all aspects of Infinite Being.

2. Transformation.
The world is experiencing a spiritual transformation of human consciousness. It may take many decades to complete, and, when it does, it will bring an end to global strife and suffering. This new era of civilization will be achieved by a widespread awareness of the underlying unity of all people. The world is changed when you bring about spiritual change within yourself. This occurs automatically as you constantly share who you are, and all that you have become, within the shared atmosphere of the global mind belt.

3. Purpose in life.
Just as each snowflake is unique, so is each person. Your primary purpose in life is to experience life from one individual, unique point of view. You are an expression of Infinite Being as it experiences itself from all possible viewpoints.

4. Reflectance.
Life reflects who you are – your beliefs, your thoughts and your feelings. This is the basic principle behind the teaching of karma and the fact that you reap what you sow by creating a pattern of thought that attracts like experience to itself. Reflectance is often delayed while your circumstances adjust to allow appropriate reflections to manifest.

5. Self-responsibility.
You create your own reality and take personal responsibility for it. Your life is a reflection of who you are and the experiences that you, as a soul, planned for this life.

6. Life after ‘death.’
From the point of view of your true, inner personality, passing away from the physical realm is like stepping out of a suit that you have worn for a while. The suit is not the real you. In your spirit body, you move into the spirit realm, which is a place of joy and healing. After meeting friends and relatives who have passed on before, you start work on resolving any issues which caused inner conflict in your physical life. You remember more about who you really are and experience a joyful reunion with the rest of your immediate and extended soul family.

7. Reincarnation.
Reincarnation exists to provide a variety of experience, so that life skills may be gained, and so that, while in a physical body, you can rediscover your spiritual source within.

8. Truth is everywhere.
The ultimate truth is to be found within, yet the study of a variety of sources of information helps you to reawaken and remember your inner truth.

9. Unconditional love.
Unconditional love and the acceptance of all life puts your awareness into a higher place, allowing understanding and compassion to develop. This love and acceptance of others is a recognition of the spiritual light within those people and is not dependent upon their outward behavior. Unconditional love also includes a general respect for the beliefs of others, regardless of how much they may, or may not, align with your own beliefs.

10. Inner connection and insight.
Inner connection with your spiritual source promotes spiritual transformation and the achievement of your true potential. Developing intuition, both in men and women, provides an essential insight into life’s experiences.

*Owen Waters is the author of Freedom of the Spirit: Four Powerful Steps to Spiritual Freedom.

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A Better Life

by Owen K Waters

In their 1996 book, Spiral Dynamics, social scientists Don Beck and Christopher Cowan identified eight stages of cultural evolution in the human race, ranging from caveman to global thinker.

Each stage upon this evolutionary stairway brings a better life than the one before and, eventually, its own reason for people to want to migrate to the next stage.

The authors called these stages “memes” and labeled each one with a meaningful color.

1. Beige
Beige is the color of the savanna grasslands in the cradle of civilization. Beige is the foundation meme. It relates to individual, basic survival, with a focus directed towards just staying alive. With this meme comes constant uncertainty. Eventually the search for food becomes more difficult, prompting people to step into the next meme, or mode of reality.

2. Purple
Purple, the decorative color of royalty. Clans form under the purple meme for mutual protection. Tribal and family bonding is all-powerful, along with superstition-filled attempts to understand the powers of nature which threaten to overpower the clan. Magical rituals are invented to protect the clan by appealing to the spirits of nature.

When the rituals eventually become stifling, the more powerful individuals in the clan branch out into the next meme.

3. Red
Red, the color of hot emotions, even rage. Beginning some 10,000 years ago, this meme sees powerful individuals compete in an intense survival of the fittest. They seek to master the environment, dominate other people and break away of individual constraints. They sense many gods, which are worshipped as models of power.

Eventually, chaos and anarchy reign supreme. Then the culture is ready for a higher authority to take charge and control the chaos. Dictators take power by the sword, and usually, a short time later, dying the same way. When an enlightened form of dictatorship finally takes control, the doorway to the next meme is opened.

4. Blue
Blue, as in “true blue” conservative. First seen some 5,000 years ago, this meme brings order out of chaos and establishes rules of morality, which are used in a righteous fashion to stop anarchy. By obeying authority and sacrificing the self to a greater cause for a deferred reward, people find a purpose in life within the constraints of this meme. A judicial system is set up which protects people from red-motivated predators. Allegiance is declared to the one supreme ruler and to the one supreme God.

When this absolute order eventually becomes oppressive and repressive, individuals grow weary of waiting for the dispensation of rewards from the hierarchy. Finally, they break free to seek their own rewards under the next meme.

5. Orange
Orange, the color of radiant energy and productivity. This meme has been explored for several centuries, especially since the Renaissance. Under this meme, people strive to succeed and also to keep in style with the current fashions and technical toys. People are willing to fight to beat the competition and achieve independence.

Eventually, when material progress fails to bring happiness, orange meme people become lonely. They seek after community and a sense of caring within the next meme.

6. Green
Green, like green politics and ecology. Many advances in democracy over the last 150 years had their philosophical foundations in green thinking. Along with the green meme comes community, caring and a sharing of society’s resources among all. This liberates humans from greed and dogma, and, ideally, refreshes a sense of spirituality. Cooperative ventures rise across the land and in the workplace. Unconditional love can flourish as people learn to accept others as they are, and to see the value of service to others.

Consensus-seeking is a very time-intensive occupation. Also, the productive members of this culture struggle to earn the money to pay for the system. As an ever-growing mass of people qualifies for entitlements which had been promised during more idealistic times, the system can come to be stressed under the pressure of its own weight.

From here, people move to the next meme seeking a form of individual empowerment which incorporates all that has been learned from the first six memes.

The Second Tier of Six Memes

Memes come in sets of six, so meme number seven is actually the first one in the second tier of six memes. With this second tier of memes comes freedom from all of the fears of the prior memes, and, finally, the freedom for human cognition to focus upon its possibilities in the world.

As the first meme in the second tier, meme number seven resonates to the first (beige, survival) meme in tier number one. However, it expresses itself at a higher level, one which incorporates all of the lessons of memes one through six. In meme number seven, people act from an inner-directed core.

7. Yellow
Yellow is an enlightened color, reminiscent of natural, clean solar power. Active since the late 1940s, the yellow meme causes people to start to think in terms of whole systems, seeing big-picture views of reality. Under this meme they discover a self-accountable style of personal freedom, one without excessive self-interest or harm to others. Yellow is a powerful meme in promoting the exploration of the greater possibilities of life. It creates networks of information and people which easily adapt to changing needs.

Yellow thinkers are concerned with the endangered world environment and want to restore viability and ecological order. Their purpose of living includes being independent within reason, knowledgeable as much as possible, and caring for others within practical limits. They are accountable to themselves as responsible individuals, yet embrace their community of associates. Rather than striving to have things or to achieve things, they value their personal development along a pathway that is natural to them,

Yellow meme people can interact with people of the first six memes and speak their psychological language. Yellow respects others’ world views and unique habits, customs and cultures, even though they don’t necessarily agree with them.

Yellow brings a high sense of self-esteem based upon information as much as emotion. This enlightened self-acceptance acknowledges and accepts their own shortcomings and faults as mere stages along the way to acquiring more skills.

8. Turquoise
Turquoise, the color of oceans globe-spanning oceans viewed from space. A child of the 1960s, this is a meme with a global view, even larger than the whole-system view of yellow. Turquoise opens up spiritual awareness, a willingness to be reflective, and an awareness of intuition and a trust in the insights which intuition provides.

Turquoise meme people learn through simply being as well as through doing. Their work must be meaningful to their holistic, unified body-mind-spirit view of life. Spiritual bonds form under this meme, transcending old barriers and bringing diverse people together for common purposes.

Turquoise has a global village outlook, and seeks out projects and solutions that will work well for the whole planet. Its power to integrate can resolve paradoxes, such as being fair to all school students while helping the brightest to shine and the most challenged to grow. It has a faith that everything somehow connects to everything else.

Turquoise discovers a new version of spirituality – one stands in awe of the vast, cosmic order.

And now for the new mystery meme…

The authors of Spiral Dynamics have identified, as of the 1990s, meme number nine. They call this the Coral meme, but they did not yet have an analysis of for what it might stand.

However, if second tier memes are reminiscent of their first tier cousins, then meme number nine will be like meme number three, only in a higher degree of manifestation. Meme number three was red, the meme of adventure, exploration and mastery of the environment. As the second tier memes have a spiritual component, this means that coral will be an adventure into the abilities of the spiritually-directed mind.

The new, coral meme will explore the spiritual use of the power of the mind to transform reality in the world. Its major demand will be for spiritual and creative freedom on a global basis.

This far-ranging and inspired meme has the power, quite simply, to entirely transform the world as we know it.

In my 2005 book, The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness, I correlated the twelve memes with the twelve faces of the human chakra system. This allows the nature of the mystery meme – and the other three, as-yet undiscovered memes – to be predicted based upon the functions of the higher chakras.

The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness was updated in 2016 and is available for immediate download.

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The Great Awakening

by Dreama Vance

There is a great awakening happening as we live our daily lives today. Unseen by human eye and unacknowledged by news media, there is a tidal wave of change gathering in our midst. Even many spiritual seekers are confused by what is actually taking place. Often this is because they have been misdirected in their search, or they have not matured enough in their growth to have the deeper understanding necessary to actually be aware of the energy, or to perceive the higher frequencies of consciousness. This is neither a good nor a bad thing; it simply is where humanity is in their understanding.

However, this wave of energy, this tidal wave, is cresting. In this wave that is sweeping over the Earth, we are being Gathered.

I don’t know if you can feel it, or if you are aware of it, but we are being gathered up in this waveform. It has everything to do with consciousness. It has nothing to do with religions, sects, or creeds. It is consciousness that is responding to this calling.

We are responding, whether we are aware of it, or not. It is a culling out that is happening, but it is happening IN CONSCIOUSNESS. Do you understand? We are being raised up, literally.

The veils are being torn asunder. If you have been doing your inner work, your own growth will have magnified a hundred-fold in the last year. You will feel like you have been in a chrysalis and are now emerging.

I hope you have been taking notes of what you are receiving in your meditations. I hope you are writing down your changes in your understanding as your consciousness unfolds. I hope you are pondering your studies, mulling over your spiritual teachings, contemplating and plumbing the depths of spiritual wisdoms so that revelations may come to you in your meditations.

If you are doing this, then you are experiencing the Great Awakening as it is happening. If you are doing this, then you can see with your inner vision what is taking place.

If not, then you will experience the change, but you will not be aware of it as such. You will simply ride the wave without awareness. It is oh, so much better to be awake to it! It is our gift to be here now!

The Awakening is so amazing. It is so beautiful. Love will pour through you.

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