A Whole New World

Putting faith in fear generates destructive results, beginning with disintegrating our ability to relate confidently to the external world. “        Caroline Myss

I recently heard Caroline Myss speak at the Association for Research and Enlightenment – the Edgar Cayce Foundation in Virginia Beach.  Caroline Myss, pronounced mace, who describes herself as a medical intuitive and a mystic, is the author of numerous books. These include Anatomy of the SpiritWhy People Don’t Heal and How They Can; The Creation of Health; Sacred Contracts; Invisible Acts of Power, and eleven others. Her most recent book is, Archetypes: Who Are You?

While she talked about many things, foremost were around the challenges of how we are to cope in a whole new world.  In keeping with her latest book, she posed the question ‘Who are You?’  One of the things that struck me most about who she is, was her fearlessness. In pursuit of the truth, she’s fierce and direct – in her teaching she doesn’t mince words.

“Your biography becomes your biology.”

“Call back the energy you are wasting on events of the past.”

“Get bored with your past, it’s over!”

Unplug from the BS and let go of the steering wheel.”

“Master your responses to external events – don’t attempt to control them.”

“Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to works its way into your consciousness.”

“A breakthrough occurs when you recognize you are more energy than matter.”

The only true constant is change.

Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 500 BCE) was known to his contemporaries as the ‘dark’ philosopher, because his writings were so difficult to understand. He equated most people’s understanding of reality to that of those who were asleep. To Heraclitus, only one who pursued Truth, was fully awake and fully alive. He’s famous for his assertion that “Life is Flux”, meaning everything or all things change.

Accepting that change is the only constant in life then clarifies his claims such as:

“The way up and the way down are one and the same.”

“Living and dead, waking and sleeping, young and old, are the same.”

These things are the same in that they are all subject to change, arise from one change to vanish into another. All things are constantly in flux and are, in that regard, the same. With this awareness, his writings so confounded the many, seem purposefully written to force the reader toward independent thought and realization.

There is no doubt that we’re living in the midst of tremendous change. It began with Einstein’s breakthrough work beginning in 1905.  His work and that of Niels Bohr and others continued into the ‘30’s. Then, since the quantum leap made by Fritjof Capra with the 1975 publication of The Tao of Physics, we can’t see things the same old way!   The world’s perceptual systems have shifted from materialism to an understanding of energetic systems. Capra’s work brought together the long apparently diverse realms of science and mysticism. His work in quantum physics was motivated by his premise that “Science does not need mysticism and mysticism does not need science, but man needs both.” He provided compelling evidence to support that.

“The Eastern mystics see the universe as an inseparable web, whose interconnections are dynamic and not static. The cosmic web is alive; it moves and grows and changes continually. Modern physics, too, has come to conceive of the universe as such a web of relations and, like Eastern mysticism, has recognized that this web is intrinsically dynamic.” Fritjof Capra

Since the release of Capra’s work, change has been accelerating exponentially. We are either caught in the riptide of change, and tumble out of control in its wake, or we struggle to keep up and align ourselves with the evolving energies of a whole new world.  While we are used to feeling grounded through our emotions and our intellectual understanding of the world around us. Now we find ourselves floating in space trying to tap into the web around us, connecting to something bigger, something ineffable and we are confused, lost, depressed, anxious and hopeless.

What’s your story?  Where do we find relief?  Like Caroline Myss, we must be fearless in facing the fact that the rug has been pulled out from underneath us. How do we function in a world which no longer mirrors how we feel inside? How do we build systems that can support us as we enter into a whole new world? How do we shift our perception from “the world is doing us” to “we are doing the world”?

I don’t have all the answers but I can share what works for me.  This includes:

  • Making the shift from blame to personal responsibility
  • Looking within to identify, understand and shift what is occurring without.
  • Constantly asking myself, ‘what is true?’.
  • Feeling into intuition and relying on a gut feeling more than what meets the eye.
  • Being honest with myself.

Since quantum physics has demonstrated that everything in the universe is made of energy and therefore we are all one, we know we aren’t actually alone.  So called ‘rugged individualism’ is an outmoded value.  We now know that we need one another for growth and validation, and to learn our life lessons!  And, since it’s said that we all teach what we have to learn, I not only study and practice these things in my personal life, but I incorporate all of this into my professional life as well!

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‘If you have the inspiration, you have the talent.’                                                                                                                                                                                 ‘Body breathes air. Spirit breathes prana.’                                                                                                            ‘Consciousness is a relentless practice of being honest with self.’   – Caroline Myss

Putting faith in fear generates destructive results, beginning with disintegrating our ability to relate confidently to the external world. “ Caroline Myss

shannon Burke