Why The World Needs YOU
Part I: The Call Of The Times
Y ou may have noticed time is speeding up. Faster. Faster. Faster. Days become weeks, weeks become months – and years fly by. Before we know it, it’s January 1st and we promise to achieve more this time, but almost as we finish the thought, it becomes December and the whole process repeats again. Our most precious resource is our time. And possibly the most important question we will ever ask ourselves is: “WHAT can we do to use every moment of our lives in the most worthwhile and beneficial way?” “How can we take full advantage of these incredible times?”
In this 3 part article you will learn:
- How to discover your dharma (and live it)
- The difference between the Old Paradigm and New Paradigm (and find where you are right now – you may be surprised!)
- How to use every moment of your life to the fullest (and have the best day ever, every day)
- How to have a MASSIVE positive impact on the world (no matter who you are or where you are)
- The 4 biggest myths that destroy your chance to really change and make an impact (and how to break them)
- and much more
Let’s get started: The immense power of the times
First, let us understand the nature of the times we are living in. These are no ordinary days we are experiencing. We stand at the great confluence between the end of the old world known in Hinduism as “Kali Yuga” – or the Land of Death – and the polar opposite, the Golden Age, ‘Sat Yuga’ – the Land of Truth. On one side, the whole old world is collapsing and yet, from the cinders of this burnt, decayed tree on the verge of total collapse, emerges the sapling of the new world: “The New Earth”.
We are living in extremely powerful times and nothing stands still for even a moment. Everything is shaking to the core. Rumbling inside of us, the greatest earthquake the world has ever known, seeding a new way of living in the depths of our souls. Massive change is upon us all and no one can escape it. From even the most distant islands (where I write this to you) to the greatest peaks of the Himalayas, people from all walks of life are feeling these changes, either consciously or unconsciously, and the heat is on. From all sides we are seeing the old systems of government, business, and social structure crumble, as we simultaneously experience the dysfunctional inner patterns within us sinking and slipping away because they no longer serve us. What used to work no longer has any value and we simply can’t keep doing the same things anymore. Life is becoming more challenging. We have no hope of returning to the comfortable past when it seemed we could get away with being unconscious and asleep, hiding behind our creature comforts and playing small. This is the end game and I know you can feel it. The question is: What are you going to do about it?
The Great Awakening
This is the time prophesied through all the great traditions and religions of the world as the great awakening, a time of massive transformation and destruction. It is the end of the old; the beginning of the new and the reconciliation of the past. It’s time to clear, let go and move forward with a completely new way of seeing, feeling and doing. And, most importantly, right now – it’s up to US to bring on this new world through our own personal transformations – as Mahatma Gandhi demonstrated to us: “We must become the change we want to see.”
You are not being forced to change or pressed to change by some external force. You ARE the change. You are bringing the change. There is a great saying:
“Will you wait for time, or will you bring time close?” You are part of this global transformation and everything you think, say and do is having a profound impact that is felt by everyone on some level. We can no longer sit back, waiting and hoping for someone or something to save us. This world is our creation. We are the ones who have to re-create it in a spirit of joy, wonder and responsibility. It’s our world; it’s an honour and privilege to be part of this wonderful re-creation and great awakening. After a long time of being asleep, we are remembering who we are – extremely powerful immortal spiritual beings. It’s time we fully realize the truth of our power and take it seriously or we will waste our lives, a mindless cog in a wheel someone else created, doing something we hate, for a system that no longer has any meaning.
“There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.”– Howard Thurman.
One of the biggest reasons people choose to play small and remain passive about transformation is because they believe in the myth that it is simply too hard, too big, too whatever, to change the world, and they have no power, just being one little person, so why even bother? Before we go any further on our journey of realizing we are truly Superheroes in this world, I want to break the chains that bind us and demystify some common myths that often keep people stuck in playing small and not believing in themselves. The world is NOT hard to change – here’s why:
MYTH #1 :
“I am small, unqualified and have no power to change the world”
This is possibly the biggest error many people make, one which automatically turns off their power. Important note: As soon as we say ”I can’t”, our brain with its naturally unlimited capacities for solving problems shuts down. The greatest machine ever known is turned off and runs on emergency systems only, wasting the amazing power available. However, you can turn them all back on again in a second by affirming to yourself, with belief: “I can!”
OK, so let’s destroy this myth! First of all, you are not a small, little person in a big bad world. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. You are an eternal spiritual being who has incarnated here from your spiritual home, a world beyond time, space and sound – known by some as Nirvana. You are an IMMORTAL. You will always exist and you can never be killed. (How’s that for a quick reality check?)
Along with being an eternal powerhouse, you are also having your own personal subjective experience of what you think reality is. You actually do not live in “the world” – the same reality as everyone else – you live in “your world”, your unique experience and version of the whole we call “the world”. Your world is your creation. It was inside of you before you came here and the part that is eternally recorded within you is what you call “my life”. There are no two beings who will ever see, hear or feel “the world” in exactly the same way as you. By you changing YOUR world, you come to transform “the world” because, firstly, if your world changes then, as far you are concerned, “the world” is changed. And secondly, even though we have our own subjective experiences, our worlds overlap and so, as you change, the world also changes. You are unique, and yet also intimately and eternally connected to the whole. Nothing can ever be done in isolation.
This understanding is reflected by ancient mystics and quantum physicists alike. Quantum physicist, David Bohm, describes every entity as a hologram of the whole cosmos, containing within it the patterning of the whole: “We say that inseparable quantum interconnectedness of the whole universe is the fundamental reality, and that relatively independent behaving parts are merely particular and contingent forms within this whole.”
Believe it or not, you are energetically connected to every other living thing in this universe. Every thought you have is going out into the world and creating an effect that literally reaches across all time and space. You may have had moments where you noticed this, as when you thought of someone and they called you. Or when you have needed support and “miraculously” the support, money, advice you needed appeared from out of the blue in a way that made no sense to your rational mind.
I personally live in this space of wonder most of the time, and am constantly amazed by the endless string of synchronistic events that I call life. I am not special, but I am simply aware of the natural and eternal laws that govern our experience of life. I call it living in magic, and now is the time for us all to step into the magic fully and whole-heartedly, so our lives become a blueprint for a new way of being.
Each thought you think is a vibration – and just as the butterfly flapping its wings can create a tornado halfway across the globe, one powerful thought from your mind, can transform completely the direction of your life and the destiny of humanity. In 24 hours the average person thinks about 30,000 thoughts. Approximately 95% of them are the same thoughts as yesterday. The world’s status quo is sustained by the repetitive thought patterns of billions of people. The 5% change in thought allows for movement and transformation. If you choose to create NEW thought, imagining new things and new possibilities – you send out vibrations into the world which can literally change the world on many levels. You hold this power. Your life is not accidental. You are a god, an eternal spiritual being, and an immortal. Now is your chance to claim your eternal birthright and open the doors to remarkable manifestations beyond even your wildest dreams. Do you accept your power?
Gregg Braden explains: “A quantum particle can be in one place only, two places at once, or even in many places simultaneously. The interesting thing, however, is that no matter how far apart these locations appear to be physically, the particle acts as if it’s still connected.”
You are not small. Right now you are part of and affect the entire universe. You are very big and extremely powerful. Take a deep breath right now and become aware of your power. Isn’t it a wonder?
From this perspective, the “world’ we live in is not as big and scary as many people believe, nor is it so hard to change. In fact, all you have to do to become a superhero is change yourself and become an example.
“We know what’s really going on in the world”
The media constantly shows us what a mess we are in and how terrible the world is. We may ask: how can we really change this world even if we are powerful – surely it has gone too far? If you don’t watch the news, don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything. If you do – consider this.
There are over 7 billion people in the world. To be able to see what REALLY happened (thoughts, words, feelings, actions, interactions, intentions, etc) on any given day, we would need to see, hear and feel everyone’s perspective and experience over that given period of time. This would be closer to what really happened, but still be limited.
Let’s look at some numbers you will never hear mentioned by those who lead you to believe they are giving you ”the news”.
One day’s worth of experience in the world = 24 hours x 7 billion people. In one day, there are 168 000 000 000 hours of human experience. Which is over 19 million years!
In “the news” on TV, we may get about 30 minutes of footage and opinion – edited often by those who didn’t directly see it – about what happened today, which is, at most, 1/336,000,000,000 of what was actually experienced by real people.
So what is 30 minutes of ruthless editing compared with over 19 million years’ actual experience? When we watched the news or read the papers or went online, did we get ‘the news’? Is it really worth even watching it at all? Hmmm.
Closer to home
If you think this example is a tad extreme and out of context, I encourage you to see how many different versions of the same events there are. If you want to see the effects of this bizarre subjective reality in real life, simply attend a court case or visit a police station and investigate how many different reported stories they get about the same event. Or even easier, just ask the grown children of the same parents what it was like growing up in their home, and you will often wonder if they really lived in the same house. Sometimes, the experiences we have of events are similar, but never identical. The world is not what it appears to be and neither are you. These are miraculous times of awakening and you truly do have the opportunity to change your world.
“All leaders are naturally charismatic. I am not charismatic, so I can’t be a leader.”
Seth Godin, author of “Tribes & Purple Cow” (I highly recommend you read his books) tells us: ”People don’t become leaders because they have charisma; people get charisma because they’re leaders.” When you choose to activate your mission, you will be amazed at what happens. The power to make things happen burns from deep within. Every little success you have compounds one on another, creating un-stoppable momentum. You will find yourself being more confident and people will treat you differently as your self-image changes. The more you do what you are here to do, the more magic happens and you become who you were born to be. All you need to do is take the FIRST step and the whole universe will get behind you to fill in the gaps. Your light will be ignited and you will ignite the lights of others.
“I must be perfect and do everything perfectly to lead”
“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali
I used to be a perfectionist and was never able to finish anything for fear it was not perfect, not good enough, not refined enough. After many years of madly refining away, alone in my cave, I realized my life was being wasted and I was not actually helping anyone! Having emerged from my cave, I have come to realize that perfectionism is actually a mental illness that needs to be cured with the courage and heartfelt desire to serve others as best we can. You will not find a perfect leader or perfect project. No one is free of making “mis-takes” and, in fact, it is our mis-takes that often teach us the greatest lessons of all. Life is a journey and refinement happens through real connection and feedback from real people, not by you frittering away in your cave. Would you wait on the side of a pool as someone drowned in front of you, for fear you didn’t make the perfect dive? Open your heart to help others. Get yourself out there as best you can and let grace guide you. Take the plunge and cure this illness of perfectionism with love, compassion and willingness to serve. By doing this you will create your finest work.
Get ready for the next part of this series where you will learn how to break the trance that holds us back. Plus learn the signs of living in the old paradigm vs living in the new paradigm, and so much more . . .