It is becoming obvious to people who are ‘awake.’ The facts mount from every conceivable discipline. Scientists, engineers, social architects, politicians, environmentalists, they all tell us the same thing. We are headed for one of the biggest crises in 5000 years of recorded evolution unless we do one small thing. . .change our minds.
Is it that easy to change the world? It is definitely possible. By changing our ideas, we change the way that we interact with everyone around us. We start with a fundamental restructuring of ourselves, and this affects the fabric of not only humankind, but all of earth’s sentient creatures. Why is this time so different than any other in human history? If we don’t change our minds, and find a new paradigm within which to insert civilization as we know it, then we face unsustainable outcomes.
War, for example, in the 21st century is different than it has ever been in human history. War is no longer a fight between countries with a single border, or a territorial spat, but more a war of ideas. We fight for oil, and resources, borders also, but our wars now are over belief as they have never been before. The problem with this is that our weapons are so advanced now, with one misguided act of war, we can now wipe out all of civilization, not just the people next door encroaching on our land. More countries and more rogue groups within those countries have access to technologically advanced weapons than ever before, at least in the last 5000 years of human civilization. In this one regard, it is time to change how we deal with our differences, or we will have no world to fight for.
War is just one of the problems taking us to the brink. With climate change, new diseases, a population explosion and the world has never seen, and poverty to levels the world has seldom known, we have no choice but to make another choice. Science and religion have been trying to push the idea of survival of the fittest down our throats for a while. And in their defense, when this idea first came about, it was all we could support scientifically at that time. But science is supposed to be objective. We are supposed to test facts against a hypothesis, and if the facts don’t support that hypothesis, then we change our hypothesis to a new one. This is what yogic and meditative traditions call discernment. If even the fields of study that are supposed to push the envelope of thought have become entrenched in their ideas, (largely because science has become an industry and many scientists have entire careers and massive amounts of funding behind them to uphold old paradigms) then how can we find new solutions to these completely epic problems we face?
A clear mind leads many of us to push past what science or religion tells us. We know intuitively that something we’ve been told isn’t quite right. We start to search everywhere outside of ourselves for answers, but all we run into, much of the time is the same dogmatic, old-paradigm responses to our inquiries.
Let’s take for example, a very simple ‘fact’ proven false by recent scientific study. In 1887 there was an experiment to prove weather or not there was what scientists call a ‘unified field’ and what yogis and sages call the Absolute, or Allness. In that early experiment they could not prove that all things were connected, and they assumed that there was no universal cause and effect, but over two decades ago, the US Airforce actually conducted another study to test the same hypothesis. They found that there was indeed a unified field. Peer reviewed, scientifically established journals published these findings, but they were not prominently discussed because we had been told for over a hundred years that everything was separate. This research as well as more recent studies prove there is a basic unified field equation tat describes the mechanism of how the known force fields (gravitational, electromagnetic, and the strong and weak nuclear) interact and work together, not in opposition to one another. Do you ever wonder why this theory has not been more prominently discussed? It would change everything if it were indeed true.
If the unified field theory is accepted, it explains many questions we’ve had for a long time. It explains how whales communicate over very long distances using ULF frequencies. It explains how fireflies remain in synchronism over significant distances – out of sight of each other, flickering in some grand cosmic neon dance. It even explains the workings of cosmic bodies such as black holes, giving us an additional perspective on their behavior.
The Unified Filed Theory is the scientific term for Universal Oneness described in the [I]Yoga Sutras[/I], in the [I]Bhagavad Gita[/I], in countless [I]Vedic[/I] manuscripts. It explains why yogis and sages have talked about for centuries. Patanjali told us that with meditation and yoga practice we could develop [I]yoga chitta[/I] – the use of intuition, clairvoyance, and an unshattered view of Universal Oneness. British philosopher and interpreter of Eastern wisdom, Alan Wilson Watts tells us, “You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.”
As the world seems to be coming to a cataclysmic end, we can halt everything. We can change the world, and it starts with [I]yoga chitta[/I], the understanding that the way we see things changes everything. This one simple fact presides over so much of what we do. How we govern, how we eat, how we work, how we set up our social systems, and how we look at others and ourselves. When we embrace the idea of Universality, of oneness with all of creation, then we can no longer treat others as if they don’t matter. We can solve world problems right now with this little change.
About the Author:
Christina Sarich runs http://www.yogaforthenewworld.blogspot.com