This shift is a complicated and lonely affair. When speaking about these times of change only to get mocked, and sometimes angrily too, I’m left wavering on the fence of uncertainty. I recently had a discussion with my mother about her faith, thinking that as she was a church goer back in the day, she has some kind of spiritual belief system. Quite the opposite in fact. She looked at me as if I had just crawled out from underneath a stone. I’m not sure why I was so surprised; considering her conditioning. She has after all seen the rise of the consumerist economic climate that has escalated exponentially during her lifetime. Objective dualism and materialism are in her programming. As well as my mother, I’m sure most of my friends think I’m crackers too.
On reflection, I have kind of bowelled on in there shouting about it which may not have been the best approach. As Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in the world.” I forgotten that this was the first step. I think sometimes your ego can trick you into thinking you are on-board with the shift, when really it is just your ego doing the work. Which means that your message is not going to be received kindly. This is especially the case if you are not practising what you are preaching. So, I have slowed down a bit and decided to make sure I am meditating daily – I have joined a helpful group on Facebook to help me with this (Sit! The 28 Day Challenge). I am also looking at my diet and lifestyle and where I can make changes to lead a more wholesome life. I am also keeping a close eye on my egoic escapades! I still want to spread the word, help direct people to useful resources and provide a discussion board. My ego is staying out of it though!
I hope others feeling the impact of the shift are feeling a little less troubled. As well as my own support system, there is lots of help and information out there, and feel free to contact me. Finally, if in doubt, just watch the Collective Evolution films again!