True Revolution is a Transformation in Human Consciousness

Source: The Mind Unleashed

A radical change in human behavior away from its patterns of oppression, exploitation, war and ecocide will necessarily involve a drastic transformation in humanity’s relationship with thought. I’ve been saying this over and over again in different ways for a long time now, and yet I still get criticisms saying that I have useful insights but I don’t provide any plan of action.

The transformation in human consciousness is the plan of action. I really don’t know how to say it any clearer than that. And I will go so far as to say that that it is the only plan of action which will pull us out of our destructive patterns and into a healthy state of collaboration with each other and with our ecosystem. Unless we radically change the way we function above the neck, we will keep killing, consuming and destroying like a bunch of mindless automatons until everything is dead. I really don’t see any other way out of this.

I understand the criticism, though. When people read about the problem of capitalist ecocide and oligarchic strangulation, they don’t want to hear a bunch of stuff about mass ego death and spiritual enlightenment, they want to hear about nationwide demonstrations or organizing the working class or forming a new political party or cryptocurrencies or ending the Federal Reserve, or something along those lines depending on where they believe the problem is localized. In general, they want a fairy tale about people coming together to effect drastic, sweeping changes and turn the status quo on its head, which they will do because something something reasons, cough cough.

Seriously, why do people think revolution happens? Why do they believe their ideas have a chance of winning out over the existing paradigm? There are many who espouse dissident opinions more as a sort of ideological fashion statement than because they actually want to change the world, but presumably a lot of the people promoting Marxism, libertarianism, anarchism etc are doing so because they genuinely would like to see a world in which the status quo is overturned and replaced with something more wholesome. But why would that happen? Why would millions or billions of people overturn existing power structures and replace the current system with something drastically different in a world where plutocrats buy up massive amounts of media influence to convince everyone to keep everything the same?

It doesn’t seem like many proponents of revolution and change have really thought about this very much. They have a good idea, and they can envision a world in which that idea is implemented, but getting from the idea to its manifestation seems like it’s often a jumbled mess in a lot of dissidents’ minds, not unlike the “Phase 1: Collect underpants / Phase 2: ??? / Phase 3: Profit” model of the Underpants Gnomes from South Park. Most dissident voices I see are primarily interested in Phase 1, and to a much lesser extent in Phase 3. Phase 2 is what I’m interested in, and in my opinion it necessarily involves a drastic shift in human consciousness.

People are not going to deviate from their patterns and suddenly begin shrugging off ruling power structures for no reason. Revolutions historically happen for one of two reasons: (1) things get sufficiently bad to make people lash out against their government out of sheer desperation, and/or (2) people are manipulated into revolting by other powerful forces. Historically neither of these things ever lead to the creation of a stable, beneficent government that takes good care of its citizens or the world, so neither will be sufficient for creating a world in which humanity takes good care of itself and its environment, and even if that were not the case it’s unlikely that either will ever be allowed to occur by an establishment so powerful and skillful at manipulation as the US-centralized empire.

So if there is to be a people’s revolution which is effective in both (A) removing our oligarchic oppressors from power and (B) leading to the creation of a healthy, harmonious new paradigm, it will necessarily come from a place that is historically unprecedented. It will involve people rising up against existing power structures not because things got so bad they had no choice, nor because they were manipulated into it by other rival power structures, but because people realized collectively that it is in their best interests to do so.

This would require a level of wisdom and insight that the majority of human beings simply do not possess right now. Right now, most people are very easily manipulated into advancing establishment interests by plutocrat-controlled media, and until that changes there will never be an effective and beneficial revolution. For that to change, humanity is going to have to shed its ubiquitous habit of creating mental egoic patterns which make us susceptible to manipulation via fear, greed, and herd mentality.

Caitlin Johnstone@caitoz

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This doesn’t mean that the existing systems of capitalism and government aren’t going to have to change; of course they’ll have to change. But they’re not going to change unless we find a way to wake up from the deeply conditioned egoic patterns which are the norm in the world we were born into. We’ll keep repeating and repeating the same old patterns in whatever way we’ve been conditioned to until we either go the way of the dinosaur or find a way to transcend our conditioning.

So yes, true revolution means abandoning the insane strategy of endless economic expansion in a world made up of finite space and resources, but it also means seeing through the illusory nature of our sense of self and ceasing to believe the babbling mental narratives which are premised upon it. Yes, true revolution means ceasing the worldwide frantic, futile scramble to do what ever it takes in order to get the right kind of numbers in our bank account so we don’t starve to death in an arbitrary economic system based on imaginary bureaucratic fiat, but it also means bringing our unconscious coping mechanisms into consciousness and healing our childhood traumas. Yes, true revolution means organizing and engaging in politics and creating new systems together, but it also means learning to really love the most tender, guarded parts of ourselves which we used to leave unattended running on autopilot in our subconscious mental processes.

I firmly believe that we are capable of such a collective awakening, and there are experts in the field of inner transformation who claim to have observed signs that such an awakening may be underway. Teachers like Eckhart TolleAdyashanti and Jac O’Keefe all say something is very different in their field of work, and individuals are now having an easier time awakening from egoic consciousness than they used to. Spontaneous shifts are becoming commonplace to the point where teachers like Tony Parsons now center their entire body of teaching around the possibility of snapping out of one’s old perceptual frame of reference without engaging in any spiritual practices at all.

Caitlin Johnstone@caitoz

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Of this potential for large scale awakening, Tolle says the following:

“I see signs that it is already happening. For the first time there is a large scale awakening on our planet. Why now? Because if there is no change in human consciousness now, we will destroy ourselves and perhaps the planet. The insanity of the collective egoic mind, amplified by science and technology, is rapidly taking our species to the brink of disaster. Evolve or die: that is our only choice now. Without considering the Eastern world, my estimate is that at this time about ten percent of people in North America are already awakening. That makes thirty million Americans alone, and in addition to those people in other North American countries, about ten percent of the population of Western European countries are also awakening. This is probably enough of a critical mass to bring about a new earth. So the transformation of consciousness is truly happening even though they won’t be reporting it on tonight’s news. Is it happening fast enough? I am hopeful about humanity’s future, much more so now than when I wrote The Power of Now. In fact that is why I wrote that book. I really wasn’t sure that humanity was going to survive. Now I feel differently. I see many reasons to be hopeful.”

There aren’t many people who’d be in a position to say if human consciousness has been making a marked shift over the last few years, but Tolle, who interfaces with that information constantly as an essential part of his work as a spiritual teacher, is certainly one of them.

So there are reasons to believe it is possible for us to pull up from our omnicidal, ecocidal, exploitative trajectory and create something new together. We may pass this test yet. But even if I’m wrong about that, what the hell else are we going to do? What better chance do we have, and what more productive way is there to spend one’s time on this earth than coming to a deep and abiding insight into your true nature? From my point of view, the front lines of the revolution are in our own consciousness here and now, not as some intriguing marginal facet of the battle for humanity, but as its source, its heart, and its apex.

Know thyself, oh rebel. Know thyself and save the world.


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Change is Constant; Change Is Inevitable. So Embrace It and Be Free

Change cannot be denied by us or anyone else for that matter. When we take a honest look at our life we can see the Truth in that statement. Our body, beliefs and desires constantly change from one form to another.

Change is a constant in life and should be acknowledged for the good it brings into our lives, but instead many of us fear change. Many of us have come to believe that change is bad and that nothing good can result from it. We’ve come to view the break from the familiarity as being something that we should avoid like the plague, but in all honesty many of us haven’t really analyzed why it is we avoid change.

When we examine the reasoning behind why we avoid change; it’s revealed as being a derivative of fear. We fear change because we believe it is bad. This fear is programmed into us from society. We fear the very principle that makes life beautiful and wonderful. This has been done by design, if we fear change; it’s very hard for things to turn around; thus those whom are currently in power will remain in power by virtue of the fact we the people fear change; thus we keep giving away our power to these people because we don’t want to change.

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This is a major tool in keeping humanity under the thrall of the dark forces. Even though we know life can be easier and more beautiful, even though we know there is much fear, pain and suffering, even though we want change to come into manifestation; we wont act in a manner to create this change because we’re afraid of change. Even with the awareness that a better solution exists; that there is a easier way to live life, many of us will not accept it because it goes against what we’ve been led to believe.

There is technology available that could make scarcity a thing of the past, where violence could be non-existent and where happiness could abide in abundance in our lives, but we through ignorance and our lack of understanding prevent this change from manifesting because of our fear of change. Most of this fear is unconsciously imprinted upon us; thus it’s really hard to see it within us.

This is why it is more important than ever to embrace change. Change doesn’t necessarily mean something bad is going to result from it. Change is simply the transference or transformation of energy. The energy of change doesn’t have a polarity associated with it, until we the definers of our experiences place one upon it. Change can only be viewed as a fearful event/thing if we the people or individual choose to believe it to be so.

Thus when thinking of change as an energy, remember that it beyond the concept of good/bad, right/wrong or darkness/light. Don’t get it confused though with neutrality, change isn’t neutral, change is all there is. When you realize that change is constant, you see that duality never existed; thus the concept of neutrality is nonexistent as well.

When we embrace change; we allow ourselves to let go of aspects of ourselves that no longer serve us. Don’t hold onto these old behaviors, thoughts or beliefs. If they are toxic in your life, do you not think you should let it go? Would you drink water that is filled with poison? That’s what we’re doing when we hold onto these old behaviors. Many of us don’t see this though, because the fear of change inhibits us from seeing this toxicity in our life. When we embrace change, we fine tune our consciousness to recognize our own fears and do what is needed in order to change them. We can only remain unaware of the fear within us if we fear change; because the fear of change prevents this from coming into our awareness.

Granted some of these aspects of us that are toxic can seemingly be difficult to let go, but that’s only because of the fact we’ve been living a toxic life for so very long. This toxic lifestyle was normal for us, we even considered it healthy. Since we’re going against a lot of programming that was implanted into our consciousness at young ages, it’s going to take time to adjust. We spent many years getting to these point, thus it’s going to take time to change. Not as much though, it will happen in a accelerated pace.

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Every positive thought will help you in your endeavor to purge these aspects that no longer serve you. Helping others, saying words of kindness or even sending blessings in thought-forms makes a world of difference. Every act of kindness leads us to our eventual liberation. So be mindful of  your state of being, that’s why many people share about raising your vibration.

With a higher vibration you’re able to experience creation in a accelerated pace. It takes less time for you to manifest your desires. This is as simple as following your bliss, do what you love to do. Whatever makes your heart sing, that’s what will help you raise your vibration. Diet will assist as well, but the majority of the raising of your vibration is achieved in the way you think.

You can have an enlightened person who eats meat or other things that are considered “unhealthy” and then you could also have an unenlightened person who has a strict vegan/raw diet. Your diet is a tiny part in raising your vibration, it is the way you interface with reality, how you think that determines the majority of your vibration.

So be as kind, loving and forgiving as possible. Don’t be so hard on yourself when you cannot fulfill these requirements. Guilt will not help you, be gentle with yourself, accept that your not perfect and nor should you be. Without imperfections, you cannot truly be perfect. Perfection is not the absences of weakness, it is the acceptance of your weaknesses and the ability to transform them into assets. All things can be defined by the individual, choose to define everything in your life as positive.

Life is magical, change is magical. Embrace change, be one with the higher vibrations and realize the love in every changing moment. Change is beautiful, change is your friend and change will see you to victory.

Timothy Frappier