So much is written and expressed these days about overshadowing global issues: climate change, disease, violence, and fractious politics, in addition to economic, racial, and gender inequalities. The consensus opinion is one of exhaustion, fear, anger, and ongoing concern, a world facing an uncertain future.
This is a case where the well-known phrase, ‘knowledge is structured in consciousness’ [Maharishi Mahesh Yogi] comes into play. Imagine the world as a painted white circle on a school playground, and some trouble starts. If we are confined inside the circle, our options are limited. Though if we can both observe everything inside the circle, while taking advantage of everything outside the circle, the cosmos at large, we can both see and execute a solution, no matter what.
Otherwise, being locked into a materially constrained waking state, our only option inside the world is to form an opposition formed of our needs, and drive that heedlessly forward, spurring onward division, and an identity composed of emotional dualities. More of an animal life than a human life. We all know how well that works. 🙂 It becomes difficult to find a way forward personally, to say nothing of the larger problems faced. We always feel overwhelmed.
Just as we treat simple bodily problems like an ache or soreness with easy, common remedies, so we can treat the global consciousness in the same way. Just as we don’t fall into despair if we bump our elbow, handling global problems is seen the same way, only we have to get used to a much larger body.
This larger body will be more difficult to see and impossible to work with, if we have not made a shining example of its nucleus, inside and out. It is only when we have done everything we can to clear clouds from our own consciousness, and purify our own vessel that we can begin to naturally encompass global consciousness, or any fraction thereof.
This integration of global consciousness in a way that is inclusive, allows us visibility into the cosmic processes underlying the changes now underway. One element that is clear to everyone is how quickly the world is changing.
For example, the global pandemic we are experiencing has changed our direction from one of endless exploitation, to becoming aware of the sanctity of human life. Thankfully, the parallel catastrophe of mass shootings in the US has largely subsided.
Climate changes too, resulting in both floods and fires, are driving a broader awareness of the global implications of our actions, our vital connection to the raw and real planet Earth.
The elimination of all types of inequality is underway too. This is very much a cosmic value coming into being. The continued resolution of past individual karmas, all the countless billions of them, frees humanity to thrive as human energy widely transforms from repression to expression.
Even being aware that ‘all is well and wisely set’, we continue on as we always have, looking within for weaknesses and resolving them, allowing us greater access and responsibility to hasten solutions for our global family, also found within, found within Totality.
~ Jai Guru Dev ~