Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Conscious Evolution: How to Thrive in our Transforming World
Let us grow, expand, and free ourselves from the cage of illusion! We already know our way...
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
W. Edwards Deming
"Civilization as we know it is coming to an end right now... We must make this evolutionary leap or become extinct." This is how Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. opened his presentation, "The Biology of Belief: Mind over Genes," on August 4, 2010 in Grass Valley, California.* During his presentation, Dr. Lipton offered a very thorough history of science to demonstrate where we've been and where we're going in our evolutionary path as humans. He shared that for the first time in the history of our planet, we face the possibility of extinction. In contrast to the five former extinctions from forces outside of our control, like meteors, this sixth one is self-created, based on human behavior.
At these crossroads, we have a choice: extinction or evolution. Should we choose to evolve, what wisdom and resources are available to us to help create our evolutionary journey? A few ideas emerge from Dr. Lipton's work that we can put into practice right away.
Cultivate the "honeymoon effect" - Ah, the feeling of first falling in love, of abundant energy and joy, of creating heaven on earth. During these times in our lives, we are aware in every moment, making conscious choices rather than relying on habit. Our immune systems are boosted in this phase, and we are stronger, happier, and full of bliss. By consciously creating love-vibrations in our lives and by transcending habits through conscious choice-making, we can create our own honeymoon effect, enhance our immune systems, strengthen our bodies, and create happier lives.
Seek out "good vibes" - We all know certain places and people that feel good to us. We can consciously create lives that revolve around positive experiences, friendships, workplaces, etc. This will help us to focus away from fear-based thinking and stress, which are quite damaging to our systems. Our cells are either in growth or protection mode - growth when we're happy and peaceful, and protection when we feel fear or stress. Because our bodies' cells move away from nourishment to preserve energy for fight or flight when we are stressed, our cells starve during these times. Prolonged stress means chronic malnourishment for our cells. Seeking good vibes may demand from us pruning or repairing whatever in our lives creates stress, fear, or disharmony, but doing so will bring us closer to living the "honeymoon effect."
Expose and rewrite our subconscious beliefs - The conscious mind powers up our creativity, identification with Source, positive thinking, and focus on wishes, desires, and aspirations. The subconscious mind functions out of habit and our patterns are created when we're in the womb through age six. The subconscious mind regards every thought about the past or future to be present now. For example, negative comments we heard as children are felt as if they are spoken in the present moment. 95% of our programs are in our subconscious mind, and we're largely oblivious of the messages we receive from there. Whenever our lives refuse to flow in accordance with our conscious desires, we know that the subconscious mind is not aligned with conscious intent. Reuniting subconscious beliefs with conscious desires and intentions fosters harmony for creating heaven on earth. We retrain our subconscious with repetitive habits, Psych-K, life coaching, Reiki, hypnosis, subconscious tapes, super-learning states like speed-reading, and other resources listed on Bruce Lipton's web site. Because our minds create our health and well-being, these processes are key points in our evolution.
Be an imaginal cell/cultural creative - "Imaginal cells" are new cells that spring forth from the old. Borrowing from the butterfly's story, the caterpillar enters the chrysalis to become a sort of ooze, and within the ooze, the imaginal cells hold the vision of butterfly so that the other cells can organize around this vision. Crisis ignites evolution. Currently our systems - political, economic, healthcare, etc. - are in crisis. We can't use current ways of thinking to solve our problems. Cultural creatives are like the imaginal cells holding the vision of heaven on earth. They do not fight the current systems, trying to go back into caterpillar form; instead they create a new world from their inherent (not programmed) beliefs and help us to bridge the divide between one system that's failing and a new cycle in our evolutionary path.
"It's not the end of life; it's the end of a way of life," Dr. Lipton says. In his written and audio works, he shares how his spiritual awakening evolved from his research, and how our evolutionary status as a species necessitates a shift if we're to guarantee our survival on planet earth. We do this through a blending of science and spirit, technology and connection to the earth, in order to become conscious creators of our world.
Many of you know of my background in bridging science and practice in the field of substance abuse prevention, and I even co-authored a textbook on that topic. In my life coaching and Reiki practice, I feel myself embedded in this theme of integrating science with spirituality, along with practical application, especially as it relates to our conscious evolution.
I know that our world is facing some enormous challenges, environmentally, economically, politically... Everything happening in our world suggests the need for clearing clutter, not only from our environments, but from our internal world as well, such as old habits, attachments, and sub-conscious beliefs that inhibit our potential for growth and expansion. If you've been feeling a bit more tense, worried, or "off" lately, well then welcome to the club! It's a sign of the times! However, release allows joy and peace to flow into our lives, while our own unique gifts come into the light.
Instead of fixing all the broken systems, how would our world shift if we all learned to offer our unique gifts, raise our vibration and happiness quotient, and come from a loving heart? This is the path to our evolution and to creating heaven on earth! I'm experiencing a lot of tools that help myself and my clients to do just that, and we're witnessing incredible results, including freedom from stress-related health imbalances and survival- and scarcity-consciousness. We also enjoy more harmonious relationships, increased intuitive capacities, joy, love and passion for live. In fact, Bruce Lipton himself suggests Energy Medicine, such as Reiki, and Health and Wellness Coaching, as resources for our conscious evolution.
Won't you begin your journey today? Ask yourself, "What would love have me do?"
The spiritual path wrecks the body,
only to restore it to health,
It destroys the house,
to unearth the treasure,
And with that treasure,
rebuilds it better than before.
* Dr. Bruce Lipton is an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit. He is a visionary scientist and pioneer in the "new biology" called epigenetics. He is the author of The Biology of Belief and co-author of Spontaneous Evolution. He also has an audio collection called "Wisdom of Your Cells."