Comfort and joy—as well as manifestation—can come from visualizing the change in the world we want to see. You may know I visualize the consciousness of the planet moving towards the new paradigm, but you may not have a clear enough mental picture of the new paradigm to join me in this visualization.
So as 2012 winds down, let’s take a close look the new paradigm and the direction I believe the shift is taking us, as I described it in my book Radical Manifestation.
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The new paradigm towards which we are moving holds a metaphysical viewpoint, and it could hardly be more different from the old paradigm from which we are moving away. The basic spiritual assumptions and beliefs inherent in this new paradigm are as follows.
Oneness and Interconnectivity
Whereas the current paradigm emphasizes individual separateness, differences, inequality and hierarchical models that put man above everything else and accord him dominion over the natural order, the metaphysical paradigm emphasizes the exact opposite. The fundamental idea is that oneness is the underlying principle of existence and that Love is the basic unifying force in the Universe.
Even though there are differences between things, renowned physicist, David Bohm, says that everything in the Universe is part of a single continuum and that our tendency to fragment the world into parts and ignores the dynamic interconnectedness of all things accounts for most of our problems. Life is a wholistic experience. When we realize that we are all one, that has enormous implications for how we look at everything, including values like justice, equality, freedom and responsibility, and how we view our own relationship to the animal kingdom and the planet itself.
Only Love is Real
There is only one energy in the Universe, and it is Love. When we feel emotions like anger, guilt, fear and sadness, the feeling is actually love distorted by the beliefs attached to the feeling. Every action is either an expression of love or a call for love.
The Universe is Perfection in Action
The Universe is an expression of perfection in that everything works exactly as it should and everything is totally purposeful in supporting the whole — even when it appears not to be so.
Everything Happens for a Reason
This is an extension of the idea of perfection and is the basic principle of Radical Forgiveness. Things don’t happen TO you; they happen FOR you. Your soul creates these situations as opportunities for you to learn and grow.
The Divine Plan
Whereas meaning beyond mere existence is absent in the paradigm of objective reality, the metaphysical paradigm sees everything in life as being chock full of meaning, even if it is way beyond our ability to fathom what it might be. It recognizes that everything that happens is purposeful and part of the Divine plan, even if we have no idea what the purpose might be, what the plan is, or whose plan it might be.
Contrary to the popular view, therefore, life is not a random set of events without purpose or intelligence. What appears to be haphazard is really the unfoldment of a Divine plan that is totally purposeful in terms of our spiritual evolution. It is a dynamic plan that changes every time we make a decision, but it is always in a state of Divine perfection.
The Bigger Picture
Whereas the existing paradigm requires physical proof and measurement of existence, the new paradigm asks us to trust our inner knowing that there is more to reality than that which we can register with our five senses or known instruments. We have to surrender to the idea that reality is far bigger than we have the capacity to comprehend. (Maybe one day we will be able to see the big picture and all will be revealed, but at this time it remains obscured.)
The Universe Handles the Details
Not being privy to the big picture, we simply don’t know all the possible variables of a situation that confront us. Infinite Intelligence does, and knows also what is in our best interests. When we surrender a problem to Infinite Intelligence, we discover how easily events tend to unfold and how easy it is to manifest the world we want.
Spiritual Beings Having a Human Experience
Even though “spiritual amnesia” is necessary for the experiment to work, our soul has made a choice to incarnate in order to be totally immersed in a finite world of separation, duality, change and suffering. This is to enable our soul to evolve into the experience of being Love. To achieve that, we have to transcend everything that appears to be unlike Love. The human experience provides precisely that challenge. The old paradigm actually serves us quite well for this purpose and is perfect in that sense. We also do it to contribute to the expansion of the Mind of Universal Intelligence (God).
Spiritual Beings Having a Spiritual Experience In a Human Body
Once we have awakened at the right, predetermined point in our lives and have become more aware of the truth of who we are, we begin to move into an awareness of this alternative paradigm. We then realize that we are spiritual beings but at the same time continue to be fully grounded in the human experience — mainly to be of service to others.
We Have Free Will
Even though we have incarnated with the blessing of the All That Is, Infinite Intelligence, God or whatever name you want to give to it, it is our choice as to how we create our experience, what lessons we choose and how we create them. We have complete free will to do it however we want to, and to find our own way home.
Since our spiritual intelligence will always move us in the direction of healing, it will keep on creating situations that offer us the opportunity to see the limitations in our thinking or unconscious beliefs. It attracts people into our lives to mirror those beliefs, or lovingly “act out” the parts repeatedly until we heal the misperception and awaken to the truth of who we are.
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That’s the beginning of the description… we’ll finish it up next week next Thursday, which happens to be the eve of December 21, 2012—the last day in the ancient Mayan calendar. Whether or not there’s a shift in the physical form of the world’s structures, lets hold to the vision of the new paradigm, and the positive changes it brings to every life it touches.
PS. If you’d like to start 2013 with your own personal shift, consider The Miracles Workshop, which is coming up next month. We still have a few seats available for this powerful residential retreat in the beautiful north Georgia mountains of Dahlonega, GA.
January 25th-27th. 2013
You’ll know if it’s the right time for you to attend… click the link above for details and to register.