Creating Reality in the World 5: The silent revolution

Abraham Hicks Energy Stream

Within a couple of years of starting yoga in 1986, a friend started gifting me with a subscription to Yoga Journal and I began to notice the array of ads for businesses catering to healthy eating, spiritually seeking, yoga practicing types.  Over time I sampled other magazines aimed at Buddhists, New Agers, healthy recipes, etc. and realized there was virtually a secondary economy developing, entirely aimed at an increasing counter culture group.

In the 90’s I was fortunate to get to hear Paul Ray discussing his theories about “cultural creatives” at some dinner gatherings and then to read an early version of his book (co-written with his wife, Sherry Anderson), The Cultural Creatives, while working at the Institute of Noetic Sciences.   As he described this group of environmentally concerned, inner aware, spiritually seeking types I had a notion they coincided with the growing new culture and economy I’d been noting.

According to Ray and Anderson, this group is around 26% of the adult population of the U.S. and is present and growing in similar ways around the world.   There’s a point in the growth of such a group when its impact can create a paradigm shift.  One reason he thinks it hasn’t happened so far with this group is the group is so little reflected in popular media and culture that most of its members feel isolated and as if they don’t have power.

My theory is they also obstruct their power by too often going negative and being against instead of for.  Hating and being against lowers your vibration or energy level.  Focusing on pollution, discrimination, inequality, etc. sends the energy and attention to those negative traits.  The group weakens its power potential with this negative thinking orientation.

There are actually enough of us that we could change the world if we began to believe in and act on our power.  I see this not only from the perspective of the increased power of collective consciousness, but also based on David Hawkins’ Power vs. Force theory.  According to Hawkins, the higher the scale of consciousness (or energetic vibration), the more powerful the impact on others.

One person at the level of 400 (reason), counterbalances 400,000 who are at or below the 200 level (apathy, then anger at 200).  One person at the level of 500 counterbalances 750,000.  Based on Hawkins’ scale, most Cultural Creatives are probably in the 400-600 range on his scale of energy.

If this group can become conscious of their power and begin to focus as a group on what they are FOR, with a strong proportion using meditation and chanting, etc. to keep the vibration high, the whole world can change into a new paradigm of greater equality, compassion, green-ness…

I’m pretty sure all my friends everywhere (including my blogging pals) are cultural creatives.  We’ve been under the radar, building a new culture with very little notice in the mainstream.  I say let’s work on pulling together this group and building its power!!! I call on the Cultural Creatives to turn attention to the positive outcomes you desire, learn to be for instead of against, create action plans to achieve what you are FOR and use your collective power to shift the consciousness of the planet.

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See also:  Cultural Creatives are Changing the World

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J2P Monday: Another look at Energy and Power

Abraham Hicks Energy Stream

I thought I’d take a break from issuing challenges and re-introduce some thoughts about how different kinds of energy impact the world.  I’ve long felt these principles back my belief that every person who raises consciousness, moves to a higher vibration, and/or becomes more loving and compassionate impacts the world and the possibility of change.

My beliefs about these impacts come from two main sources (although I’ve encountered lots of info that supports these two):  (1) Paul Ray’s Cultural Creatives (Harmony House, 2000) and (2) David Hawkins’ Power vs. Force (Hay House, 1995).

Ray’s study posits a growing group he calls Cultural Creatives who tend to be educated, spiritual, concerned about the environment, etc.  When such a group reaches a “critical mass”, a paradigm shift follows in which a nation or the world moves into a new pattern.  The study (now some years ago) indicated the cultural creatives are moving toward that point of critical mass.

While his study was from a sociological research perspective, it also made sense to me because such a group is shifting energetically.  I think it’s the energetic change that powers the shift in paradigm.

In Power vs. Force, Hawkins studied energy and developed a way of determining individual levels of vibration.  Using kinesiology, Hawkins conducted a huge study in which he discerned that people have different vibrational/energy levels depending on their overall state of development on a scale moving from shame to enlightenment.  He also studied the impact of higher vibrating people on those lower on the energy scale.

I suspect as science becomes more able to study such things there will be refinements but I believe to my core his finding that there is far more power in the higher levels where joy, love , peace and compassion lie than at the lower levels.  According to Hawkins, one person with an energy of 400 (reason) counterbalances 400,000 individuals with energy below 200, one person at level 500 counterbalances 750,000 individuals who are below 200.  [This is a very abbreviated version of his work that emphasizes what excites me about it…]

I get really excited about these concepts because they tell me it doesn’t take a majority to change the world, it takes a minority who are all raising consciousness and hence their energy vibrations to a high enough level to influence tens or hundreds of thousands of others.  Each time one of us lets go of anger or learns more compassion or achieves a more open and loving heart, it moves us closer to that paradigm shift when the world moves into peace.

The Power of Love and Peace: Prayer is Something Part 2

Though I can’t prove scientifically that the energy of lots of people praying impacts the world I believe it as much as I believe 2+2=4. I came to this slowly, over time, partly because of some things I read that felt right to me and partly because as I did practices and changed I began to feel and understand more about energy.  I’ve written posts about my belief that everything is energy (see The Energy of It All and For Me It’s All Just Energy) and that we are just energy beings whose fields reach out and interconnect and create the great web of all life.  In the web all things affect the whole to one degree or another.

In reading and studying there were a few specific concepts/books that influenced my thinking, two of which I want to discuss here..  Paul Ray, sociologist and Sufi teacher, along with his wife Sherry Anderson, psychologist, conducted a study on a group they called the “Cultural Creatives” in which they explored a theory that when a new idea has been accepted by a certain critical mass (50 million) of people that a paradigm shift follows and the culture begins to reflect that new idea.  Among the indicators of the cultural creatives are interest in spirituality and concern for the environment.  Their book, The Cultural Creatives, concluded that the CC’s in the U.S. are reaching that point of critical mass when a paradigm shift  begins to occur and the shift will be to a better future than where we now seem to be headed.*

David Hawkin’s Power vs. Force also had a big influence on me.  Using kinesiology, Hawkins conducted a huge study in which he discerned that people have different vibrational/energy levels depending on their overall state of development on a scale moving from shame to enlightenment.  He also did studies about the impact of higher vibrating people on others.  I don’t necessarily buy all the “science” as absolutely correct [I suspect that as science becomes more able to study such things there will be refinements] but I believe to my core his finding that there is far more power in the higher levels where joy, love , peace and compassion lie than at the lower levels.  According to Hawkins, one person with an energy of 400 (reason) counterbalances 400,000 individuals with energy below 200, one person at level 500 counterbalances 750,000 individuals who are below 200.  [This is a very abbreviated version of his work that emphasizes what I take from it]

Those figures are just discussing the impact of higher levels for keeping at bay the destructiveness inherent in the greater numbers of people whose energy level falls below 200.  The power really starts taking effect when increasing numbers of people at the higher levels join together in practices that also radiate higher levels.  Then the level of energy in the all people begins to rise.  Imagine if a million of us began to participate in Collective Prayer Sundays, how much impact our energy could have on the world.   At a guess based on Hawkins’ scale most of us who are pursuing a spiritual path but haven’t reached no self or complete non-duality (600 and above), are somewhere from 250 (trust) to 500 (reverence).  Chanting and praying resonate at high levels so we are uplifted energetically when we practice them.  So one million people all at say, 400, could counterbalance 400 billion.

On the theory that when two or more gather together in prayer, meditation, etc., the effects are exponentially increased, imagine the impact of one million people focused regularly on peace …  I believe it could change the world.

*Point of honesty:  I am acquainted with Paul and Sherry and was present at some discussions of the book as it was progressing.  I have great respect for both of them both as professionals and in their spiritual journeys, to the degree I know of them, and I was incredibly impressed with this work.