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Evolution of Consciousness
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Jan 27, 2021
Pea Doubleu: I'm reading a good bit of Ojibwa/Canadian author Richard Wagamese's work these days, and it occurs to me as I read that the 'evolution' of our species could be aided significantly by returning to a more indigenous understanding of creation, life, land and relationship. From the book “Keeper'n'me” this passage struck me as relevant: If you sit there long enough while the sun's going down behind the hills you'd swear you can see those hills move. Like they're breathing. It's a trick of the light really. Or something caused by distance and time and quiet yearning of magic we all carry around inside us. That's what Ma says. Says that magic's born of the land and ones who go places in life are the ones who take the time to let that magic seep inside them. Sitting there, all quiet and watching, listening, learning. That's how the magic seeps in. Anishanabe are pretty big on magic, she says. Not so much the pullin' rabbits outta hats kinda magic but more the pullin' learning outta everything round' em kind. A common magic that teaches you how to live with each other. See them hills breath, and believing it, is making yourself available to that magic. Like leaving the door to your insides unlocked, she says. If we are going to evolve it probably has less to do with embracing something new and more of a stripping away the technological and economic trappings of 'progress' and then reawakening to Spirit that is present and alive in every single thing. Including us.
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Is there a collective 'consciousness' or can there be?
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Apocalypse....now?
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Jan 18, 2021
Susan James: No, I don’t believe we’ll end up in a cataclysmic world- ending event. Fundamentally the question you’re asking Eden is will fear or love triumph? Because fear, anger, hatred, conformity, rules, rigidity of thinking are all based on fear being the driver of actions. Love is based on compassion, understanding others’ struggles and fears, forgiveness and belief in our commonality and the good that is in all humans. We as a society and a civilization are too evolved to succumb to the domination of fear. In saying this, I think it’s worth pointing out that those of us who think we’re on the ‘right side’ of this schism, this socioeconomic and ethical divide would do well to remember that name calling and disavowing/invalidating of others’ ideology does not enhance peace or open a door to solutions. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with what’s happening in the world - a massive spotlight has been shone upon what I would call the darkness (in the U.S. which is representative of the world) and all that is unjust. Which is great! - awareness is the first step towards evolution/righting wrongs. Then actions can be taken towards moving forward in a positive and healing fashion. Martin Luther King Jr said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” I believe there already is far, far more love in the world than hate, but our most difficult task now is to find the humanity in those we consider ‘them’. And it starts with looking into our own hearts, and speaking and acting from a place of love, inclusivity, patience, trust and belief in our fellow man. I believe the ball is our court to respond to this current day challenge. And as Ram Dass said: “The answer is always, work on yourself.”
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What do you think of the concept of formal sharing and bequeathing of memories, as with the Life Journals maintained by PURE citizens?
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