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Change, Change, Change: Experiencing the Possibilities

There is something I want more than anything else. Until I want something completely different…than I did a minute ago.

To say I don’t know my own mind and heart is the furthest from the truth, yet its absolutely true! I know what’s in my mind and heart absolutely, but then something changes. And changes again, and again, and again! I’ve come to the conclusion that at least for now, its a good thing I am not creating what I want immediately, as it won’t “be right” 5 minutes from now.

I suspect it’s the increasingly high vibrational frequencies we are downloading. The sense I have is that it’s like what has been described before another exquisite transition, death–having your life flash before your eyes, only in reverse–the possibilities flash before your eyes, and heart and mind.

But it’s exhausting! I remind myself over and over to stay in the present moment. But present moment is stale and decaying, and at the same time contains these ever-flashing possibilities! So I tend to focus on them.

Infinite Possibility

What I am coming to realize is that I need to take each possibility and thoroughly revel in it. Have it be absolutely real for however long it lasts, until the next one shows up and I do the same with that. Slowly, it’s ceasing to be about manifesting it in this third dimensional reality, and just experiencing the possibility fully and completely. Isn’t that the definition of manifesting it anyway?

FOOTNOTE: When I went to publish this post something very unusual happened.  I received a message that the connection with the server failed while I was attempting to load the page, and then a video popped open of the last 15 seconds of Susan Boyle’s performance on Britain’s Got Talent: all that was shown and heard was “….I dreamed,” and applause accompanied by stunned silence and a standing ovation. I’m still shaking my head in awe…

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Changing Money: The Giving Pledge

Those of us who are aware of the esoteric changes happening in this third dimensional world are acutely aware of changes occurring in the institutions and global systems that have been in place for eons. We have witnessed the erosion of many markets and industries, some on the brink of collapse–this in preparation for establishing systems that sustain a far higher vibrational frequency.

There is a great deal of focus on these collapsing paradigms. I actively seek out evidence of the coming shift into 5th dimensional frequencies — it helps me maintain balance in this time where we walk with one foot in each world.

An enormous shift that gives me such a sense of the 5th dimensional frequencies visibly manifesting in our “everyday” world is “The Giving Pledge,” a cause initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. The pledge is a moral (not legal) commitment to give away a minimum of 50% of their wealth to charities of their choice, either during their lifetime or upon their death.

The Gates are Open to All for the Buffett that Lies Beyond

Not only have they personally pledged to give a way far more than 50% of their personal wealth, they are actively challenging other super wealthy to do the same. Recently it was reported that 40 other billionaires had made the pledge, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, CNN founder Ted Turner, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Hollywood director George Lucas, as well as Buffett and Gates–and they were just getting started!

I am awestruck by all this! I don’t know about you but my heart just open so much wider when I initially read about this, and clearly the movement is taking root. The focus is not on any particular charities, or the morality of rich vs poor. It is simply a recognition that their is no need for massive accumulation of wealth.

Here’s a short piece from the pledge by Warren Buffett:

“My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. I’ve worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fate’s distribution of long straws is wildly capricious.

The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.”

and this excerpt from Bill and Melinda Gates:

“Both of us were fortunate to grow up with parents who taught us some tremendously important values. Work hard. Show respect. Have a sense of humor. And if life happens to bless you with talent or treasure, you have a responsibility to use those gifts as well and as wisely as you possibly can. Now we hope to pass this example on to our own children.

We feel very lucky to have the chance to work together in giving back the resources we are stewards of.  By joining the Giving Pledge effort, we’re certain our giving will be more effective because of the time we will spend with this group. We look forward to sharing what a wonderful experience this has been for us and learning from the experience of others.

Best Wishes,

Bill and Melinda Gates”

To read the full letters, as well as the pledges of others who are pledging their wealth, go to http://givingpledge.org/#enter. I applaud the realization by these folks and in particular Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for spearheading this change in money paradigm of the western world! The gifts these men have given and received over their lifetimes pale by comparison to the shift in consciousness they are put forth now! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

“You are Beautiful”

You ARE Beautiful!

U are Needed to Create Unity — Conscious Convergence, July 16-17, 2010

The article below by Carl Calleman is a wonderful explanation of the frequency available to us now, REQUIRED of us now, for us to create the tipping point for manifesting Unity Consciousness. It is so easy to expect things to “just happen.”  We have been indoctrinated to wait for forces outside of us to bring about change. Yet we espouse creating our own reality, power of attraction and so forth. Many of us have been working with these concepts for years, lifetimes even.

Now is the time to put all that knowledge and experience into directed, focused and sustained intention: that from cellular, local, regional, national, planetary, galactic and universal levels, we achieve unity consciousness.

The Unity Wave Begins with U


Carl Calleman:

My Vision for the Conscious Convergence,
July 17-18, 2010

The preparations to facilitate the Conscious Convergence, July 17‐18, 2010 have now begun. Even if it will need the support and active collaboration of a large number of people the snowball has started rolling. Very possibly, this will become an event that influences the course of our civilization by setting the intention to manifest unity consciousness on a large scale with the ninth wave of the Maya calendars. I would then now like to share my own vision of the Conscious Convergence, and what it may accomplish, in an article that does not have too much technical detail.

Over the time period since the Harmonic Convergence in August of 1987, and maybe even earlier than that, an increasing number of people, and not just a few select mystics, have come to directly experience states of unity with all things and a purposeful direction in their own lives. Yet, although sometimes such experiences may have been enlightening or blissful, they have not come to alter the way our world at large operates. While this fact may not surprise us there is really no reason that this should be taken as a given. Such experiences, sometimes resulting from spiritual practices, have clearly been at odds with both the predominating materialist worldview and the one that sees the divine as something separate from ourselves. An increasing number of people have thus come to directly experience that some “energies” greater than themselves are working to provide guidance for them. In everyday parlance we talk about certain things having been “meant to happen” and other things “not meant to happen.” This direct experience of guiding energies is a relatively recent undercurrent of our civilization. It also intensifies as the frequency of shifts between calendrical energies increases as we approach the completion of the Mayan calendars. It is as if, through this frequency increase, the cosmic plan is now calling us to wake up and realize that we are here for a reason and that the universe has a plan. This ongoing awakening has generated a fairly widespread perception that the end of the Mayan calendars will bring a “shift in consciousness”.

Such experiences are of course made sense of in a multitude of different ways, sometimes in terms of divine intervention or astrology, depending on the individual. Yet, they always seem to imply that the universe has a higher purpose. The perception of such a purposeful direction may be the least common denominator for those that will chose to participate in the Conscious Convergence. On my own part I have come to understand what is “meant” and “not meant” to happen primarily from the broad perspective of the Mayan calendars, simply because of the vast body of scientific evidence showing that the energies these describe have been driving evolution in all of its aspects from the beginning of time.

In parallel with the increase in individual experiences of guidance there has also been a number of initiatives to organize meditations or other global spiritual events on special days that often focus on a positive cause such as peace. What I feel we need to realize however is that despite these experiences of individual or collective unity, those that embody them still remain largely fragmented. As yet, the intention to manifest unity consciousness has thus not been firmly anchored in our world. Someone who meditates is perceived as doing so as a private act and as part of his or her individual path. A meditation to heal the earth is seen as a basically uncommitted event of a day or two before things go back to “business as usual”. In society at large and its media it is relegated to a fringe phenomenon, despite the large number of people embracing it. I however feel that the Conscious Convergence will be, and has to be, a unique event that is something more than just another global meditation. It is about anchoring an intention to manifest unity consciousness on an ongoing basis.

The current fragmentation of both individuals and groups is a critical point. It is here I believe the Conscious Convergence will enter into the picture to give hope and visions for the future. Part of the reason that the intention towards unity consciousness has not been anchored in the consensus reality is that events may not have gathered a critical mass. I feel however that a more important factor has been that individual experiences and events have not always been perceived as steps in a cosmic time plan that has a clear direction towards unity consciousness. This absence of a context in time has probably had much more far reaching consequences than most people recognize. It has affected not only the role of those that have become awakened, but also a broad range of grass root movements focusing on progressive socioeconomic change. If such movements are unable to see how their aspirations are part of a cosmic time plan for the planet they too will be fragmented and their fruits often be temporary or incorporated in the already existing dualist civilization.

The fragmentation of the experiences of unity consciousness, and the absence of a collectively existing intention to manifest this, thus have consequences that go farther, much farther, than most people would tend to believe. It influences a very high number of organizations and projects that are potentially healthy to our planet because these, and the social movements they give rise to, exist without a context in time. All such movements that intend to manifest a world of unity consciousness may thus benefit from their participation in the Conscious Convergence exactly because this provides such a temporal framework. From this also follows an interest of the powers that be to suppress information about the Mayan calendar that may serve as inspiration and encouragement for those desiring a new course for our civilization.

The big media, including but not limited to Hollywood, have thus touted a distorted view of the Mayan calendar as simply a date in the future when something dramatic is supposed to happen. It is here almost irrelevant whether this change is seen as positive or negative, since such a view is so totally at odds with the Mayan calendar to begin with. The message of the media has thus been: “Do not take responsibility for co-creating the future! Just wait and see!” Nothing could be further from a Mayan perspective, and the truth, than an obsession with a singular date in the future, when something is supposed to just fall down on us from the sky. The Mayan calendar describes processes, processes that have been going on from the beginning of time and step by step have been lifting human beings to higher frames of consciousness. As part of this, humanity is now heading towards the initiation of a new process, the ninth wave, that is meant to take us to a place of unity consciousness where we have never been before. Hence, the solutions of the past are not particularly likely to be applicable and so we are now called to develop a new level of creativity.

The Mayan calendars have thus come to be perceived in a disempowering way, rather than as guiding tools for positive social and spiritual transformation. The reason for this is mainly that it is not generally known that there is not merely one, but in fact nine, calendars that are about to be completed. Each of these calendars describes a wave movement of evolution and it is the ninth of these that is designed to bring the unity consciousness that represents the current hope of mankind as it provides a necessary starting point for the birth of a new world. Yet, unless there is a conscious collective intention to affirm this ninth wave what is the likelihood that this will manifest? One might even ask whether without such an intention to manifest unity consciousness, anyone has reason to complain if it is not brought forth? To have this happen we need to align with this calendar in time, otherwise I believe we will lose our power to influence the course of events. The Conscious Convergence is thus set so that we will be able to prepare ourselves for the coming energies in advance and so be able to align with them. Unlike the Harmonic Convergence in 1987 that was a relatively spontaneous event, I, for one, believe that the Conscious Convergence in 2010, due to the current high speed of time, will need to be unified by a common intention in order to make a difference. As we approach the simultaneous manifestation of the nine waves there will be complicated overlappings of waves that may be difficult to surf without such a shared intention.

My vision for the Conscious Convergence is that it will be an event that helps people break out of the current constraints and fragmentation and facilitates for us to co‐create our future especially as now many of the established structures of society may be falling apart. With the impending unity consciousness many things that are not consistent with this are in fact becoming visible in the new light. An increasing number of people are losing faith in churches (Ireland and US), mosques (Iran) as well as bankers and politicians (all over), and so much of the previous functioning of the world may be overturned. It then becomes all the more important to establish an intention of manifesting unity consciousness as a basis for novel solutions. I however do not think that the Conscious Convergence is for those that contend themselves by pointing out and criticizing all the negative aspects of our current world and its system of rule. Rather it is for those that want to create a more positive intention, anchor this broadly and manifest it in the world.

An intention to manifest unity consciousness thus does not only serve to guide ourselves or our individual development, but here it also refers to the possibility that it may guide our civilization at large. Such a collectively shared intention held by a critical mass of people may start to live a life of its own and give a direction to a wide variety of projects. If this is to happen it is however critical that the intention is authentically held and not coming from a desire to look good in our own eyes, or in those of our friends, teachers or gurus. Only an intention authentically shared by a critical mass of sovereign individuals may play a positive role for co‐creating our future. Conscious Convergence then means that it is for people who are conscious of their intentions.

Unity consciousness does not mean conformism or that everyone is shaped in the same mold to think or look alike. Rather, unity consciousness will generate a world that is the very opposite to conformist. Because unity consciousness is about transcending the judgmental dualities and inherent dominance mentality generated by lower waves it allows for a much wider variety of viewpoints and life styles than previously. Thus, the Conscious Convergence refers to the coming together, convergence, of people from many different walks of life with very different backgrounds and viewpoints to express and experience a shared intention for the future.

The two initial days, July 17‐18, 2010, may be days for individual experiences of awakening as well as a collective expression of a new commitment to climb to the highest level of the Mayan calendar and co-­‐create a world truly based on peace. I for one however do not believe that the continued climb will be easy and no one knows exactly how long time it will take until the new world based on this new consciousness stabilizes. Yet, I also know that it is only through a shared intention aligned with the cosmic plan that there is any reasonable hope for a future. The Conscious Convergence is thus also about retrieving the Mayan calendar to its rightful place as a guide on the common path towards a world based on unity consciousness. In a time of dramatic change it becomes all the more important to have a firmly anchored intention to relate to as we approach the full completion of all nine calendars. I believe that only such an intention, existing on the level of our civilization, may serve to give us guidance in a time when the old social structures will very possibly disintegrate. The Hopi prophecy for instance urges us to gather ourselves and be good to each other. They warn that the time of the lone wolf is over. We can only survive if we cooperate on achieving common goals. This is obvious to any faithful Christian as well.

Many people realize that there will be a need to recreate our civilization in the time ahead and if nothing else a series of natural disasters have told people that this may now have reached a dead end. To get out of this dead end, many are suggesting profound changes of our current economic and social system in order for humanity to survive into a better world. This points to the Conscious Convergence also as an event for networking in a very broad sense. If the Conscious Convergence can gather people that are seeking this new direction and experience that they have the energies of the cosmic plan on their back then I would say that my vision of this event will have been fulfilled. It is however also part of my vision that millions will share their own visions based on this common intention of manifesting unity consciousness. The preparations for the ninth wave would allow many positive aspirations to be anchored in a purposeful process. When millions are taking the stand that there is a higher purpose to this planet than just to end in a series of disasters then I believe providence will move. When millions are showing each other that they too see a higher purpose to life, and intend to manifest it together, then a significant step towards the fulfillment of the cosmic plan will have been taken.

Carl Johan Calleman, 5 Jaguar.
Stockholm, March 27, 2010, 5 Ahau

“I Believe in You”

As wonderful as these messages are, I also find it fascinating to feel the difference between those who are just saying it, and those who truly feel its message and send it out to you the viewer.

Let me assure you that as I “say” it now, to you, “I believe in you.” ….

can you feel it?

From Profound to Ordinary

There is so much written online about the intense energy flooding the planet and humanity now and its effects on us all. From the astrological to the energy intuitives to the news, everywhere we look we see the fluctuating, often dramatic impact, these heightened frequencies are having.

I have been largely silent on this blog for the better of a month now, to my own distress. I often have thoughts or experiences to share, as I wrote about a few weeks back, but they are frequently so fleeting or not developed enough to articulate in a post.

It occurs to me now that this very experience is endemic of precisely what this energy is about, at least for me right now. I have been voraciously reading posts and commenting frequently. So words and thoughts do come, especially in response to what I encounter.

However the ability to initiate the thought and expand upon it feels very limited at this time. Often by the time the thought has developed enough, the energy has moved on to something else, or I have experienced a 180 on the entire matter!

This happened a few days ago when I encountered something I had not known before. It resonated so profoundly that thoughts went out in all directions. I was energized and felt catapulted spiritually to another level having found this. By that same evening I looked back at that same information and already the energy had dropped equally as profoundly! I was ready to take several significant actions in the morning, and yet by evening I could barely capture the slightest essence of what moved me so deeply that same morning!

My sense is that it is not that what I encountered was not as profound as I initially experienced it, but in fact that once integrated, it changed me so thoroughly that I no longer found it extraordinary! And so it goes…with everything! I suppose I should be grateful to have been so deeply affected, but I’d love to be able to hold onto that feeling of discovering something wonderful to share and use for more than an hour!

Gulf Call to Sacred Action–TODAY!

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Sylvia,

I’m writing to extend a personal invitation to my call today, the last of the Sacred Awakening Series Next Wave, which turned out quite beautifully. It’s now at 11:30 am Pacific time (2:30 pm Eastern).

I moved to accommodate an important 10 am event for the Gulf Call to Sacred Action, which features Deepak Chopra and others (more on that below).

Even if you can’t join my call live, when you register you’ll get access to the recoding to listen to at your convenience.  In either case, register here.

During my call, I’ll share my own reflections and insights into the process of sacred awakening, including what is working in my life and what I’ve been learning from others.  I’ll also share what I personally learned from each of our 15 featured emerging leaders this week.

In addition, I’ll make space for you to ask me whatever questions are on your heart.  At 12:30 we will put people into groups who would like to connect with other people who have been drawn to the Sacred Awakening Series and share insights, while the rest are welcome to ask me questions until the last question is answered or 1:30.

The reason for the later start time is to accommodate what I expect will be a lot of interest (including my own) in a first call of a 3-part series called the Gulf Call to Sacred Action, which features Deepak Chopra, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Michael Beckwith and other key voices, including many featured on The Shift Network. You can register for the call and the full series here:

Gulf Call to Sacred Action

I see the Gulf Call as an important initiative to focus the energy of all of us conscious evolutionaries on the Gulf in our most positive way. The call tomorrow is “Setting Our Sacred Intention” and will include Jean Houston and Lynne McTaggart’s wisdom as well.

I just got the sense last night that I should move mine and also let people know about this one since it’s important to participate in the three part series if possible.  I apologize for the late notice

I hope you can end up joining both calls for as much as you are called, or at least register for both and get the downloads.

Please do share this invitation with friends and allies – all are warmly welcomed to participate in either call. I look forward to sharing more deeply my own path and experience with you!

In spirit,

Stephen Dinan
Founder and CEO, The Shift Network

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P.S. The Sacred Awakening Series: Next Wave gives you access to recordings of the following leaders:

Brian Johnson, Mallika Chopra, Ocean Robbins, Stuart Davis, Angel Kyodo Williams, Stacey Lawson, Mariana Caplan, Fiona Fay, Sadhvi Bhagwati, Vanessa Stone, Evon Peter, Coumba Toure, Trish Bruxvoort Colligan, Robert Browning, Stephen Dinan

As well as access to the full library of previous featured leaders:

Abdul Aziz-Said, Andrew Harvey, Angeles Arrien, Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, Ariel Spilsbury, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Bhikku Bodhi, Bishop John Shelby Spong, Chunyi Lin, Dattatreya Shiva Baba, Gangaji, Genpo Roshi, Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, Grandmother Flordemayo, Isha Judd, James O’Dea, Jean Houston, Julia Butterfly Hill, Jyoti, Kali Ma, Kyriacos Markides, Leslie Temple Thurston, Luisah Teish, Marianne Williamson, Matthew Fox, Michael Tamura, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Rabbi Yehuda Berg, Rev. James Trapp, Rev. Michael Dowd, Sadhguru, Saniel Bonder & Linda Groves Bonder, Sequoyah Trueblood, Sheikha Ayshegul Ashki, Shiva Rea, Sobunfu Some, Stanislav Grof, Stephen Dinan & Devaa Haley Mitchell, Swamiji Chidananda Saraswati, Tenzin Robert Thurman

Series Co-sponsors: YES!, Intent, Unity, MaestroConference, Dream University, The Shift Movie, Philosopher’s Notes, Spiritual Cinema Circle,  Center for Sacred Studies, Integrative Spirituality, and Intention Media

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