Caitlin Johnstone, Visitor
A radical change in human conduct away from its patterns of oppression, exploitation, struggle and ecocide will essentially contain a drastic transformation in humanity’s relationship with thought. I’ve been saying this time and again in several methods for a very long time now, and but I nonetheless get criticisms saying that I’ve helpful insights however I don’t present any plan of motion.
The transformation in human consciousness is the plan of motion. I actually don’t know find out how to say it any clearer than that. And I’ll go as far as to say that that it’s the solely plan of motion which can pull us out of our damaging patterns and right into a wholesome state of collaboration with one another and with our ecosystem. Until we transform the best way we perform above the neck, we’ll hold killing, consuming and destroying like a bunch of senseless automatons till all the things is lifeless. I actually don’t see another approach out of this.
I perceive the criticism, although. When individuals examine the issue of capitalist ecocide and oligarchic strangulation, they don’t need to hear a bunch of stuff about mass ego dying and religious enlightenment, they need to hear about nationwide demonstrations or organizing the working class or forming a brand new political social gathering or cryptocurrencies or ending the Federal Reserve, or one thing alongside these strains relying on the place they consider the issue is localized. Generally, they need a fairy story about individuals coming collectively to impact drastic, sweeping modifications and switch the established order on its head, which they’ll do as a result of one thing one thing causes, cough cough.
Critically, why do individuals assume revolution occurs? Why do they consider their concepts have an opportunity of profitable out over the prevailing paradigm? There are lots of who espouse dissident opinions extra as a type of ideological trend assertion than as a result of they really need to change the world, however presumably plenty of the individuals selling Marxism, libertarianism, anarchism and so forth are doing so as a result of they genuinely want to see a world through which the established order is overturned and changed with one thing extra healthful. However why would that occur? Why would hundreds of thousands or billions of individuals overturn present energy buildings and exchange the present system with one thing drastically totally different in a world the place plutocrats purchase up large quantities of media affect to persuade everybody to maintain every part the identical?
It doesn’t appear to be many proponents of revolution and alter have actually considered this very a lot. They’ve a good suggestion, they usually can envision a world by which that concept is carried out, however getting from the thought to its manifestation looks like it’s typically a jumbled mess in numerous dissidents’ minds, not in contrast to the “Phase 1: Collect underpants / Phase 2: ??? / Phase 3: Profit” mannequin of the Underpants Gnomes from South Park. Most dissident voices I see are primarily enthusiastic about Part 1, and to a a lot lesser extent in Part three. Part 2 is what I’m fascinated by, and for my part it essentially includes a drastic shift in human consciousness.
Individuals are not going to deviate from their patterns and all of the sudden start shrugging off ruling energy buildings for no purpose. Revolutions traditionally occur for one in every of two causes: (1) issues get sufficiently dangerous to make individuals lash out towards their authorities out of sheer desperation, and/or (2) individuals are manipulated into revolting by different highly effective forces. Traditionally neither of this stuff ever result in the creation of a secure, beneficent authorities that takes excellent care of its residents or the world, so neither shall be adequate for making a world through which humanity takes excellent care of itself and its setting, and even when that weren’t the case it’s unlikely that both will ever be allowed to happen by an institution so highly effective and skillful at manipulation because the US-centralized empire.
So if there’s to be a individuals’s revolution which is efficient in each (A) eradicating our oligarchic oppressors from energy and (B) resulting in the creation of a wholesome, harmonious new paradigm, it can essentially come from a spot that’s traditionally unprecedented. It should contain individuals rising up towards present energy buildings not as a result of issues acquired so dangerous that they had no selection, nor as a result of they have been manipulated into it by different rival energy buildings, however as a result of individuals realized collectively that it’s of their greatest pursuits to take action.
This might require a degree of knowledge and perception that almost all of human beings merely don’t possess proper now. Proper now, most individuals are very simply manipulated into advancing institution pursuits by plutocrat-controlled media, and till that modifications there’ll by no means be an efficient and useful revolution. For that to vary, humanity goes to should shed its ubiquitous behavior of making psychological egoic patterns which make us prone to manipulation by way of worry, greed, and herd mentality.
This doesn’t imply that the prevailing techniques of capitalism and authorities aren’t going to have to vary; in fact they’ll have to vary. However they’re not going to vary until we discover a approach to get up from the deeply conditioned egoic patterns that are the norm on the planet we have been born into. We’ll maintain repeating and repeating the identical previous patterns in no matter approach we’ve been conditioned to till we both go the best way of the dinosaur or discover a approach to transcend our conditioning.
So sure, true revolution means abandoning the insane technique of infinite financial enlargement in a world made up of finite area and assets, however it additionally means seeing by means of the illusory nature of our sense of self and ceasing to consider the babbling psychological narratives that are premised upon it. Sure, true revolution means ceasing the worldwide frantic, futile scramble to do what ever it takes with a view to get the proper of numbers in our checking account so we don’t starve to dying in an arbitrary financial system based mostly on imaginary bureaucratic fiat, nevertheless it additionally means bringing our unconscious coping mechanisms into consciousness and therapeutic our childhood traumas. Sure, true revolution means organizing and interesting in politics and creating new methods collectively, however it additionally means studying to actually love probably the most tender, guarded elements of ourselves which we used to go away unattended operating on autopilot in our unconscious psychological processes.
I firmly consider that we’re able to such a collective awakening, and there are specialists within the area of inside transformation who declare to have noticed indicators that such an awakening could also be underway. Academics like Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti and Jac O’Keefe all say one thing could be very totally different of their area of labor, and people at the moment are having a neater time awakening from egoic consciousness than they used to. Spontaneous shifts have gotten commonplace to the purpose the place academics like Tony Parsons now middle their whole physique of educating round the potential of snapping out of 1’s previous perceptual body of reference with out partaking in any religious practices in any respect.
Of this potential for giant scale awakening, Tolle says the next:
“I see signs that it is already happening. For the first time there is a large scale awakening on our planet. Why now? Because if there is no change in human consciousness now, we will destroy ourselves and perhaps the planet. The insanity of the collective egoic mind, amplified by science and technology, is rapidly taking our species to the brink of disaster. Evolve or die: that is our only choice now. Without considering the Eastern world, my estimate is that at this time about ten percent of people in North America are already awakening. That makes thirty million Americans alone, and in addition to those people in other North American countries, about ten percent of the population of Western European countries are also awakening. This is probably enough of a critical mass to bring about a new earth. So the transformation of consciousness is truly happening even though they won’t be reporting it on tonight’s news. Is it happening fast enough? I am hopeful about humanity’s future, much more so now than when I wrote The Power of Now. In fact that is why I wrote that book. I really wasn’t sure that humanity was going to survive. Now I feel differently. I see many reasons to be hopeful.”
There aren’t many individuals who’d be able to say if human consciousness has been making a marked shift over the previous few years, however Tolle, who interfaces with that info always as an important a part of his work as a religious instructor, is definitely considered one of them.
So there are causes to consider it’s potential for us to tug up from our omnicidal, ecocidal, exploitative trajectory and create one thing new collectively. We might cross this check but. However even when I’m incorrect about that, what the hell else are we going to do? What higher probability do we have now, and what extra productive means is there to spend one’s time on this earth than coming to a deep and abiding perception into your true nature? From my viewpoint, the entrance strains of the revolution are in our personal consciousness right here and now, not as some intriguing marginal side of the battle for humanity, however as its supply, its coronary heart, and its apex.
Know thyself, oh insurgent. Know thyself and save the world.
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True Revolution was final modified: October ninth, 2018 by WakingTimes
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