Focus on your heart, for heart-centeredness leads to calmness within, and calmness within leads to calmness without. Self-regulation, by breathing calmly into your own body, and calming it, brings much needed regulation, not only to your own inner environment but it allows for much needed regulation of the environment outside of yourself too. You are part of the greater whole and the part you play has significance to the greater whole. Play your part well by learning the self-regulating technique of inner heart-centered calmness. And with gratitude, teach it to others by doing it every day, in every way. All it takes is one calming breath, and then another, and then another…
Think of yourself as a wave of energy in a world of other waves of energy. Without form or identity you simply are. But even energy has identifying qualities. If you are loving energy you will be perceived as such and if you are hateful energy you will be perceived as that. Love energies tend to gather together just as hateful energies seek like kind. But this splitting apart into separate camps is divisive and harmful to the greater whole. What is the world coming to that even unseen energy cannot exist together, cannot form a unity of one? Luckily, the human being has consciousness on its side, but even that may not be enough to thwart a misdirection.
There is not much time left to get yourself right, into a state of inner harmony, into alignment with peace and love so that all may be well, perhaps for the first time in human history. For when on the brink of destruction the greatest opportunities loom, the possibilities are endless. Before it’s too late, adjust your own energetic wave so that others may come together with you on the side of good; hopeful, caring and loving above all else. It’s time to use your energetic powers for the greater good. Adjust your own energy into unconditional loving energy before it’s too late.
Your energy affects the energy of others, just as you are affected by the energy outside of you. Though you may not always feels this, it’s true, for everything is interconnected, playing off everything else. So watch your energy, how you decide to use it, how you think, where you place your attention and what kind of attitude you decide to take. You are part of the greater whole and as such you make an impact on the whole, whether alone or in a crowd. If you want to lead the world in a new direction, begin within yourself. Take responsibility for your own life, especially your inner life. Your inner attitude may be more important than any outer action you take, for what is felt is often more impactful than what is seen. Keep this in mind with everyone you meet and every day as you wake up, for this is your secret weapon. What impression are you going to make today? Are you going to be part of the greater good, so badly needed? You have the power of energetic connection and intent within you. Your life is VERY important. You are a spark of energy among other sparks of energy. You affect everything you come into contact with. Ready to sparkle?
Wherever you are practice compassion. In your daily life practice loving kindness. Practice helping, giving, doing, contributing wherever you are, where you live and where you work, in what you say and how you treat others. Practice loving kindness where you pray, where you walk and play, in respect and all-inclusiveness, where you see a need and where a helping hand will make a difference to someone you don’t even know. In this manner you contribute to the whole, you share the wealth, you give of yourself. One hand extended to another sends the message that yes, loving kindness and compassion are alive and well in the world, right here right now. Be part of that trend, the universal message of loving kindness and compassion at all times, without discrimination, without judgment, simply doing good in the world, one person at a time.
Quantum is the world reduced to its energetic base, a wave of interconnected energy that has the alternative potential to fragment into discrete solid objects, distinguished by their uniqueness.
Carlos Castaneda complains to don Juan: “I can’t conceive the world in any other way… It is unquestionably a world of objects. To prove it, all we have to do is bump into them…”
“Of course it’s a world of objects. We are not arguing that,” responds don Juan. “… I am saying that this is first a world of energy; then it’s a world of objects.”
Don Juan also said, “I am convinced that for man to survive now, his perception… that the world is [only] made of concrete objects… must change.”*
Humankind must access its energetic, interconnected self to survive the clash with its separate, split apart objects, the crisis of now.
Quantum physicist David Bohm proposed that the universe is one giant hologram and that all the separate “objects” in it—i.e., people—are really of one interconnected whole. Each separate object is really a hologram that contains the whole within itself.
Assuming quantum responsibility means that the buck stops here. Within myself is the entire universe, that which is being acted out and debated right now on social media, in the news, and in the world. If we fail to recognize, contain, and reconcile all that is warring within ourselves we evade our quantum responsibility for the maintenance and survival of our entire world.
Too often the tensions of the opposites within us, or as we see them mirrored outside of us, cause us to polarize: things become black and white and we strongly identify with one side or the other. When we do this we project the rejected parts of ourselves outwardly, onto another, who becomes the enemy. This results in opposition, scapegoating, hateful banter, and, at times, attempts to literally destroy each other.
I risk here a sensitive example: twenty-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. slams his car into a Charlottesville crowd; an innocent woman is killed. Earlier Mr. Fields had stood with a group of men believed to be associated with Vanguard America whose manifesto declares that “a government based in the natural law must not cater to the false notion of equality.”**
If I distill this rhetoric down to its energetic essence, I see the irrational, instinctual, amoral, survival-of-the-fittest aspects of our being reacting to our evolved consciousness where reason advocates for evolved programs like equality.
This opposition of the natural order of things versus our evolved consciousness, the irrational versus reason, is inherent in the body/mind split that every being on earth has to contend with. Can I reconcile my own animal instincts with my own spirit’s consciousness? In setting out to do that I take quantum responsibility for the current challenges facing our world. My little hologram of self impacts the greater hologram that is our shared world.
The power shift in the world right now is toward the rise of the irrational; instinct versus reason. Reason has held a tight control of the world but is now rapidly diminishing in power.
The first quantum tool to stabilize the world is to face the hologram of the world, as it is being lived, within the self. Without blame, without projection, own the warring sides within. Where is the “Vanguard” within the self? How to acknowledge it, contain it, and integrate it more peaceably and responsibly within the self, into a living inner wholeness, is the task at hand. If I change my own hologram the world hologram must change as well. That is quantum physics; as within, so without.
Don Juan Matus also taught Carlos Castaneda the quantum tool of intent. For shamans, intent is a force that permeates the entire universe, that responds to the beckoning or command of human beings.
When a hypnotist plants a suggestion in the mind of a subject, the intent of that suggestion is frequently acted out by the subject. This propensity for human beings to mindlessly be influenced by suggestion can lead to high level manipulation at an individual level as well as on a collective level with large groups of people becoming controlled by suggestion. This is the kind of black magic that leads to the destruction being acted out daily on the world stage.
Regardless of the current exploitation of intent by the dark side, and we all must face the demands and commands of the dark side within ourselves, intent can always be beckoned for healing and evolution. On an individual level, the call for healing is sure to result in a cascade of unfolding events that shape the healing possibility. However intent answers the call, it is always incumbent upon the individual to face, recognize, and reconcile with the life circumstances shaped by intent in order to effect a cure.
Intent can provide an opportunity but consciousness must seize the day! Consciousness must acknowledge and safely live its darkness. All that is repressed will eventually break through with a vengeance.
On a world level, individuals can beckon intent to lead us into a collective world healing. Such intent might sound something like this: I intend that the world heal. I intend that the world survive. I intend that the world embrace its wholeness, rational and irrational alike, with heart centered consciousness as the arbiter of reconciliation.
With that intent, I merge my intent with the intent of many. I also promise to assume quantum responsibility for the events that appear in my own personal hologram, facing them and reconciling with them, and in so doing furthering the healing of our energetic world.
*Quotes from The Art of Dreaming by Carlos Castaneda, pp. 3 & 4, bracketed text added by Chuck