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It's Not Just Me, People! Here's A New Book About the New Consciousness
Cutting to the chase today, conscious politics practitioner, I share actual evidence that it’s not just me going on and on about old and new consciousness. Imagine that! Indeed, I am feeling invigorated anew with the arrival of a book titled Universal Human: Creating Authentic Power and the New Consciousness by Gary Zukav, to whom I can point as a credible purveyor of what this whole new consciousness thing is all about.
Zukav is one of the author-teachers I encountered 25-30 years ago when I read The Seat of the Soul, the bestseller he published to great acclaim and that I absorbed along with tons of other teachings when I was in the throes of learning and putting to the test each of the 15 concepts that make up this practice. Lest you forget what undergirds everything discussed in these pages, a refresher:
Be Compassionate • Beliefs Matter • Be Present • Choices Abound • Everything Is Energy • Have an Attitude of Gratitude • Intentions Matter • Judgments Separate Us • Listen to Inspiration • Mind and Body Are Connected • Take Responsibility • The Law of Attraction Is Always On • We Are All Connected • We Are Here for a Reason • We Belong to the Planet, Not the Planet to Us
I’m inspired, as a result and before I even finish it, to share tidbits of it with you today simply by offering some direct quotes from the first several chapters that make me feel all warm and tingly inside.
I credit Zukav with teaching me, specifically, about choice and intention, which you see landed as two of the 15 concepts that make up this practice. He also strongly reinforced the concept of us as spiritual beings having human experiences, the preamble to any of the work I do, writ large. Since then, my personal journey has taken me from what, in retrospect, was a period of deep study and integration -- culminating in an assessment that these concepts, combined, adhered to and put into practice, are a pretty good way to problem-solve and live a conscious life -- into a prolonged period of no books, no reading, no workshops etc. because, I suppose, to everything there is a season. That’s why in the realm of we are here for a reason/there are no accidents, it’s remarkable that I would have been made aware a few months ago of the book’s pending publication, that I would pre-order it and forget about it, be notified that it had arrived and, most miraculously for my life these days, find some space to begin reading it right away. I’m thus inspired, as a result and before I even finish it, to share some of it with you. These are tidbits, some direct quotes from the first several chapters that make me feel all warm and tingly inside. Maybe they will do the same for you. Let’s see:
“The new consciousness and the old consciousness coexist in you. They overlap temporarily in this brief period of time, and this brief period of time is the one in which you are living.”
“Individuals with little vision hold the old kind of power.” (We know a lot about that!)
“An obsolete world is disintegrating.” (Woot woot.)
“Human evolution now requires spiritual development.” (Job security for me.)
“The change is not happening in human consciousness. It is happening to human consciousness.”
“They belong to the dying consciousness.” (You know I refer to “the dying consciousness” all the time and now there will truly be no stopping me.)
“The new consciousness and the old consciousness overlap temporarily in this time of transition. No humans have experienced this before.” (We really are trailblazing and bushwhacking, which is why we should have compassion for our Selves.)
“When we choose compassion, we see compassion. When we choose anger, we see anger.”
“Circumstances, people, and events teach us about us. Emotions are important. Experiences serve the evolution of souls. Power is the alignment of the personality with the soul.” (Weren’t we just talking about the value of experience recently?)
“This is the unprecedented transformation of human consciousness that is in motion. It is changing everything.”
“Human evolution now requires creating authentic power.”
“Gone is changing the world by changing others. Born is changing the world by changing ourselves.”
“Intention is an experience of creating authentic power. It is the most important thing in everything that you do and say. Without conscious intentions of love, you cannot create authentic power.”
I always say I’m not here to sell anything to anybody yet it’s sure nice to take a moment to realize that we really are not alone in this endeavor. To be sure, there are others besides Zukav who are teaching in this realm, I just personally haven’t been tuned in to much of it for a while. Besides, everybody knows it’s my personal obsession to put all of this into practice — in our politics and everywhere human beings are problem-solving. Still, it’s really nice and helpful to have “all of this” described by another. Maybe it renders me just a little less crazy. You be the judge.
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