How conscious is the world we live
in today? In our previous conversation, we discussed what it means to live
consciously, and whilst individual consciousness is integral to the manifestation
of the consciousness of humanity, I’d like to broaden our focus to look at how
it applies collectively.
Where did it all begin?
Ancient history reveals levels of
consciousness way beyond what we are able to comprehend in our modern, third
dimension world, yet most of us tend to view this timeline as the stuff of myth
and legend… As the human species, we have ‘forgotten’ the meaning of
consciousness, as well as the limitlessness of its potential.
Well, for one thing, we
need to be present in our own life! If I asked you, dear readers, to spend this
evening writing down everything you have learned and are consciously aware of,
from the day you were born, would you have enough time in one evening? You
could try, but I assure you, it is impossible!
In one of our previous
conversations, you told us of the enormous reservoir of our consciousness, Guy,
and it is almost impossible even beginning to comprehend it all. Still, with all
this potential at our disposal, we continue to exist on autopilot 95% of the
times have we talked about being conscious in our conversations, Guy? What is
it, really, this consciousness we speak of so often?
explains it like this: “In common speech, being conscious means being awake and
able to react accordingly to our environment. Consciousness is an attribute of
our mind which usually has qualities like subjectivity, self-consciousness,
wisdom and the ability to capture the relationship between one self and one’s
In our previous conversation, Kari,
I touched upon the concept of blame and the manner in which it affects our
language and our Way of Being, in which language plays a pivotal role. During
this discussion, then, I’d like to delve into blame somewhat deeper, to
highlight just how cancerous it is, and perhaps share a few tools to assist in
managing it effectively.
Let’s first take a look at blame in
its broader perspective. Blame is responsible for most of the world’s troubles,
and since time immemorial it has facilitated conflict between individuals,
communities, tribes, nations and cultures.
This is a subject we’ve touched on
over and over, Guy, without going too deeply, and this is what I would call the
roles we play in the theatre of life.
I remember when I heard of it for
the first time, it was impossible for me to understand what it meant! What
happened in my life was indeed real and there were so many things I could not
be blamed for! I did not play a role! It was my life!
I am very loyal when it comes to
relationships, so when something wasn’t right at home, I always took the blame
upon myself for any problems that existed in my relationship.
We have come a long way during our
conversational journey these past weeks, dear Kari, and looking back it becomes
obvious that we have walked a pathway that previously didn’t exist for either
of us. We never knew where it might lead—certainly we had no idea when starting
out, that we’d have our first book in process of publication, or that by the
time it launched, we’d be almost ready with the second! Yet we just knew it was
leading somewhere, and we looked forward to that “somewhere”!
We have been into so many topics
since we started this journey together, Guy, and now this… Is it even possible
to know what to expect? And when do You know that you are You? Or for that
matter, when do I start to know I’m being Me? Aren’t we always ourselves? Well,
in fact, is it possible not to?
I’m sitting here on a beautiful,
sunny Saturday evening—summer in Norway means that I can enjoy the
sun yet for 3-4 hours; it won’t be dark until past midnight. I have spent some
time today thinking of this topic and I see that I can’t speak of this without
talking about awareness.
In our previous conversation, Kari,
you posed the question, “Can you love yourself as who you are?” I feel that
once we’ve finally reached this point in the development of our consciousness
(and let me tell you, for most of us it’s a really challenging path!) a whole
new spectrum of possibilities open up before us. Through understanding the
essence of Love, we realise that we are creative beings and that we are able to
‘design’ our life’s journey from this understanding. We become Creators in the
most powerful sense of the word!
Last week you asked an amazing
question, Guy: “Who am I?” I remember back in my schooldays, we once were
placed into small groups to discuss that question, and what I remember the most
is how completely blank I was! I had absolutely no ideas at all, as to how to
answer a question like that! The only thing I could think of was WHAT I was,
not WHO I was…
Well, I have improved, and last
week’s conversation lead me to another question: Can You Love Yourself as Who
You and I talk a lot about love,
There are so many questions we have
about life, aren’t there, Kari, yet possibly the most important of all is one
we seldom give thought to: Who am I? Perhaps for many it’s just too vast and
scary to contemplate. Even as I write this, I’m thinking, “where on earth do I
actually begin with this conversation?”
Do I start with the day I was born
and given my name, or should I probe nine months further back and look to the
reason I was conceived? There’s a twelve-year gap between my older three
siblings and I (with five years between their births), so I could quite easily
end up thinking that I was a mistake!