How often do we hear people who are choosing to be more conscious in their lives say “I’m here to make a difference, I want the world to be a better place because of me”? For many, it is the only thing that makes life worth living, because they are doing things that DO make a difference. It may be through bringing children into the world, or working in a profession where you can see a positive impact on many lives, helping others, or as simple as keeping a positive attitude that is uplifting to those around you.
For the most part, if you even look at news media, what is presented there is story after story that would have us think or feel that we are powerless against a rising tide of calamity, and that there is little or nothing we can do to stop the madness. I like to remember, in face of such information that barrages humanity, the words of Albert Einstein: “The solution to a problem will not come from the same level of thinking or consciousness that created it”. From this simple, yet powerful thought, we can surmise that IF we are to overcome the problems presented to us by this world, we MUST rise to a higher level of consciousness. How do we do that?
We can start very simply. In my view, the level of consciousness that we are able to run, is in a large degree determined by the health and state (expanded or diminished) of our organs of perception and consciousness. By this, I do not so much refer to the brain, tho it is also important, but to our energy field and the energy centers that receive from both the cosmos and our environment: our chakras. Those who practice yoga and meditation work with these centers, and learn to raise their level of consciousness by tending to the health and wellbeing of the chakras. It is important to get the brain out of “survival mode” from all the trauma and drama of the world, so that you can properly focus on these subtler energies, and open to higher and higher levels of consciousness. The Dalai Lama has said that if every 8 year old were taught to meditate, the world would see an end to war in one generation. Choosing to embrace and engage a level and state of consciousness where there is no warring, no conflict, is an important step in “making a difference”, regardless of your choice of external activities in the world. My first mentor, during my teen years, impressed upon me how one person meditating daily could change the energy of an entire city.
In my work with expanded consciousness, developing one’s ability to focus in the stillness is very important. It is there that we can open to our I AM Self, our Higher Self, our inner guru, and the Source of our higher consciousness. Once we can begin to access this place in our being, we can bring in higher and higher vibrations. We can open and activate more chakras (organs of perception), and begin to bring more present the true energy that DOES make a difference: Radiating the Love and the Light that I AM/ WE ARE!
Be the Change that you choose to SEE!