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How To Survive In a World Gone Mad!

This past weekend I learned a very important lesson about the world we live in and it is this: We are clinging to a world that no longer exists.

Yes, that’s right. We are waiting for things to get back to normal. We believe that what’s happening to us is only temporary. It’s not. The world has changed.

The choices we have made in the past got us to where we are right now. And, they worked for a certain period in time. But right here, right now, we have energy resources that are no longer sustainable. Our food and how we grow it is no longer sustainable. Our fresh water and how we distribute it, all changing. There are huge gaps between poverty and wealth, between education and illiteracy. And, as many blessings as technology gave us, it also disconnected us from nature, and from each other.

All of these crises are converging into this little window of time that is allowing us to look forward and embrace the new discoveries that are happening on this planet. That, and to build a new world that we all love and hold dear in our hearts. It’s an opportunity for us to choose to come together in a very precise way and create what scientist Gregg Braden terms “a coherent field.” 9/11 was the catalyst in changing how we view our world and what can be done.

According to Gregg Braden there are five false assumptions of science that we have believed in and lived by. It is the fifth false assumption he mentioned that made me sit up and take notice!

In the past we have believed the false assumption that nature is based on the model of “survival of the strongest.” Charles Darwin saw nature as a world of struggle and he interpreted the world through that lens. We’ve been led to believe in a world of scarcity. In other words, the way for us to get ahead was through fighting for our piece of the pie.  And fight we did!  World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and so on.

But, there was something inherently wrong with that view. Now, the best science of the 21st century is saying that nature is based on a model that is referred to in biology as “mutual aid and co-operation.” And, while violent competition still occurs…we certainly see it in the world, it is a distortion of nature’s deepest truths of co-operation and mutual aid.

So, how to survive…

1.  We can’t keep fighting things we don’t like. When we work together to create things we need as a nation, and to bind us as a human family of communities, we form a bond that is much stronger than when we fight one another.

2.  Violent Competition is detrimental to our health.  It is a corruption of our truest natures.  Mutual aid and Co-operation is a powerful strategy for our survival.

3.  We need only look to our own body for the answers.  We have 50 trillion cells within our bodies that must all work together to keep us healthy, viable, and sustainable. We need to pay attention to our bodies.  They talk to us and let us know when to rest, when to exercise, when to eat.  And, when those cells in our bodies don’t work together, we call it disease.  If it breaks down further, we call it death.

4.  Our hearts are the strongest electromagnetic generators in our bodies. This is the way to sustain life on this planet because we are all connected energetically through our hearts.  Did you know that 9/11 demonstrated just how much influence we do have?  That, according to readings from satellites, the earth’s electromagnetic fields were influenced by 100’s of thousands of hearts outpouring emotion in response to 9/11.  That, simultaneous human emotion which is consistent and coherent can actually create a very, very viable field. And, you certainly don’t have to know science to remember that for a few days after 9/11, our world was very close.  We were a family…unlike anything we’ve seen for a very long time.

5. Civilization is cyclical.  Know this.  We can learn from our past.  And instead of asking “What’s in it for me?”, try asking “What can I contribute to this new world that’s emerging?”

Those simple shifts will help us.