The Catalyzation & Emergence of Personal Transformation
– March 8, 2011
“Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see. ”
John Newton penned these words around the time he experienced an ‘awakening’.
He had been the captain of a slave ship. During a violent storm at sea, he experienced a shift in consciousness. Soon after, he renounced slave running for an altogether different way of life.
Outer transformations are really inner transformations. How does this happen? What makes a Daniel Elsberg decide to risk career and personal freedom to publish a disturbing classified account of America’s darker reasons for engaging in the Vietnam War?
What causes any whistle blower to take the sometime life threatening risk of revealing truths that would otherwise never see the light of day? It is, in short, the higher mind at work.
Positive prayer or focused intention is a way for the universal to operate on the level of a well placed, well crafted thought put to its highest use. The Transcendentalists spoke of the “over soul”, a kind of unifying principle. There is a commonality in experience. Making contact with the source of that commonality, is to share some of its attributes, namely, the shaping of higher thoughts. Higher thoughts vibrate at a different frequency that tends to lift up the atmosphere of general thought.
Grace is the constant movement in all sentient beings towards a higher expression of itself.
In times of great troubles, many minds converge with thoughts of peace and solution. These deeply felt longings are what’s at work especially now, in the time we live. We can re-create what we have created. The complexity of what we have created can be worked with and set to balance.
These thoughts and realizations crave implementation.
The events around the attacks of September 11, 2001 are clouded in darkness. Voices that have asked for a deeper and a more thorough look into the causes and details of this event have raised many compelling, unanswered questions and largely been ignored by the press and lay dormant in the public mind. Yet the questions keep arising through the crevices that are afforded to them.
The momentous attacks of September 11, 2001 beg for greater study and revelation. Once revealed, the only way to reset the course, would be to manifest a complete and honest account of what happened. South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation policy is a working model for how this can work.
Positive prayer is an under-utilized tool for catalyzing higher thought. More on that in subsequent posts.