Much has been written about the subject of consciousness lately. Indeed, this blog has already covered it a time or two when reporting on the findings in the groundbreaking book The Intention Experiment, by Lynne McTaggart. Some even believe that in the next twenty years, the soul will be put forth as fact by the scientific community, though that is hard to comprehend at this time.
Arnold Ward in an article entitled "Connected Consciousness" (The Beacon magazine, January - March 2008) explains in layman's terms what a mystic scientist might say about the matter.
"Visualize, if you will, that first instance of the beginning of the universe. The Big Bang of the astronomer is the release of a wave of consciousness which is, in its essence, a stream of particles of energy, the quantum world of the present-day physicist. . .When that first emanation of consciousness began, it contained within itself many layers from the extremely high vibration of the purest form down through the layers to the lowest vibration. "
Couple this thought with Ward's quote from David Wilcock's book Science as Oneness:
"Indeed, this new 'physics of the 21st century' tells us that the very building blocks of mass, the atoms and molecules themselves, are not particles at all. Instead, they are ultimately nothing more than spherical whirlpools of energy in this flowing river of aether. And the aether itself provides the most tangible, scientific way to define, explain and even engineer the Mind of God."
And what do we have, but a possible scientific definition of consciousness that may lead us one day to acknowledging the soul as a fact. On that day, if Consciousness were an entity and could talk, it might declare:
"Ah, you mortals, it is not looking but seeing that counts. I have been here all along waiting for the day you recognize my existence--not for my own sake, mind you, but yours. Indeed, I am the Mind of God, aka the Soul, and have guided you from time immemorial and welcome your entrance into Reality. Congratulations to the scientists who have long been ahead of religion in uncovering my Being! This is a great day for humanity!"
A great day indeed and one worth watching for with our eyes wide open.
On another note, I thought that the current political scene in the United States would not be fodder for this blog on enlightened change because up until last week, the situation seemed stagnant, adversarial and quite unenlightening. With great surprise, then, did Barack Obama present an acceptance speech following his win of the Iowa caucus that caused goosebumps to run down my spine. For whatever reason, I felt that this was a defining moment in history. David Brooks writing for the New York Times said the following day:
"This is a huge moment. It's one of those times when a movement that seemed ethereal and idealistic became a reality and took on political substance. Obama has achieved something remarkable. At first blush, his speeches are abstract, secular sermons of personal uplift--filled with disquisitions on the nature of hope and the contours of change. . ."
And what did Barack say of change during his campaign in Iowa? Little of substance, I thought. Thus, many, myself included, relegated him to the category of nice guy, but a young idealist not yet ready to lead the country. My attitude changed after listening to his moving acceptance speech. I can now understand why Iowans came out in huge numbers to caucus for the man. While the speech is too long to include here in its entirety, I would encourage the reader to read the speech at www.barackobama.com. With the advent of this transcendent speech, we may be seeing the beginning of a surprising enlightened trend of national healing, and, yes, maybe even unity:
"You know, you said this day would never come. They said our sights were set too high. They said this country was too divided; too disillusioned to ever come together around a common purpose. But on this January night--at this defining moment in history--you have done what the cynics said we couldn't do. . .In lines that stretched around schools and churches; in small towns and big cities; you came together as Democrats, Republicans and Independents to stand up and say that we are one nation; we are one people; and our time for change has come."
If that's the kind of change this idealist is looking to bring, he may indeed carry the day in November. Why? Because the crises created by the separatists in Washington and elsewhere have possibly produced an opening for lighted change. We will see if the time is right for the emergence of a new national attitude of cooperation and collaboration led by a potential inspired visionary. A wise man once said:
"Let love be the keynote in all relationships, for the power which must salvage the world is the precipitation of love and how shall that find its way onto the physical plane save through the group whose ears are attuned to its imminent emergence, and through the lives of those in the group who are irradiated by love itself?" (The Externalization of the Hierarchy, A. Bailey, pp. 333-34.)
Thus, if Barack's motives are pure, he may indeed get the chance to prove himself as an enlightened world leader. We will watch with great interest.