by Kingsley Dennis
from KingsleyDennis Website
Many of us are now relating on a personal and conscious level to the interconnectedness and interaction between humans, nature, and environment.
However, this new paradigm of thought should not be restricted only to a material level of connectivity but also needs to embrace the nonmaterial levels of the human psyche and consciousness.
The world of the inner self is increasingly opening up and being explored through,
Through our various cultures we are developing the language, the skills, and the perceptions to sense and articulate our personal, revelatory experiences.
The once shamanic realm of extra-sensory contact is becoming more normalized as we deal with a physical reality more accustomed to shifting perceptual paradigms.
For example, our new scientific discoveries are explaining and validating nonlocal realities of connection and energetic entanglement.
We are now learning that
extended fields of conscious information and communication exist
between individuals and groups as a medium of coherence that may
further entangle humanity into a collective 'grand family'.
Our cultural parameters - our social conditioning - has sought to crystallize these fluctuating borders.
However, today there are increasing numbers of people who are beginning to perceive the presence of subtle energy fields, whether around their bodies, around the bodies of others, or in the environment.
The interest in metaphysical subjects these days has exploded, with a new language and mind-set emerging to deal with these increasingly common phenomena.
It is now becoming acceptable to speak in terms of reiki, chi, pranic energy, and even in terms of quantum energy.
Not only are many
cultures and societies learning to deal with a new wave of
technological social networks - with
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube - but
also with an increase in energetic awareness of human connections
and an extended mind.
Never before in our known history of the species have we come to a point where we are sailing in the same ship, afflicted by the same concerns, and affected similarly by a range of global impacts.
This realization is now
dawning on the peoples of the world: that we are already a part of
the field fabric of a collective family.
This younger generation is manifesting, whether conscious of it or not, non-local (i.e., field effect) relationships.
These types of relationships support the individual whilst at the same time strengthening networks that form part of a unified - yet diversified - whole.
It is a form that mimics the quantum state of the particle and the wave:
In other words, each is
participating in a field-view of reality, a reality that creates an
extended set of responsibilities as one's thoughts and actions can
reverberate much further afield.
In other words, each person has the ability to develop consciously, and with awareness, from each interaction with both external and internal impacts and experiences.
Sociologists have, up until now, been mainly focused on human identity as characterized by individualization.
This is especially so in 'modern/postmodern' society, where each person is categorized as acting with autonomy; with a self-promoting 'service-to-self' attitude.
Yet this is a myopic vision on two counts:
It may be very likely
that a form of consciousness will emerge, at first on the periphery,
perhaps with the younger generations, that will then seep into the
core of all our future societies.
Using this scale it would appear that global humanity is now shifting from the communications era (observing consciousness) into the bonding era (compassionate consciousness).
We could perhaps shift the emphasis of the bonding era from 'compassionate consciousness' to 'empathic consciousness'.
This transition from
exhibiting an observing consciousness towards manifesting a
compassionate/empathic consciousness represents the move from the
'old-mind' energies that brought us to the current state of a
globalized world, toward the 'new-mind' energies that will bond our
diverse world together in coherence and balance.
This era of 'flow
consciousness' would fit well with the next stage in the evolution
of human consciousness that appears to be displaying elements of a
Already, flow consciousness is slowly percolating into our human perceptions as more and more people embrace and instinctively trust non-material information.
The dominant materialist worldview is under increased scrutiny as more people awaken to the possibility that their intuitive glimpses - dreams, visions, premonitions, etc. - are trusted sources of information that originate from alternative senses.
Through seeking practices
that were once considered metaphysical (or even strange) - such as
spiritual practices, yoga, meditation, psychotherapy, transpersonal
therapy, bio-feedback, altered states of consciousness, and more -
people are now accessing a once-hidden, or rather neglected, realm
of senses and self-knowing.
Also, we may find that our orthodox social institutions will begin to incorporate them into the status quo of consensus reality and experience.
Whilst the transition may
not appear to unfold suddenly to us, within evolutionary terms it
will be a revolution. And participating in this unfolding
consciousness revolution will be both a personal growth imperative
as well as a collective human responsibility.
This is likely to also
involve a shift towards a more direct mode of perception (a form of
This 'imaginative' realm of subjective experience is most active when we are children, although quickly diminishes as our social institutions and peer conditioning intervene to install a consensus social reality.
Yet the direct-intuitive
mode of perception is an evolutionary trait that is still with us,
and which may be beginning to manifest in the new generations of
The Internet gives us a physical representation of these new spatial and temporal relations.
The direct-intuitive mode
will surely be a more effective means of comprehension and
understanding as it bypasses the sensory organs that usually filter
information. Also, the direct-intuitive mode operates outside of
linguistic barriers, and allows access to a collective, shared
This understanding is now being validated by the latest findings in the quantum sciences, notably quantum mechanics and biophysics.
Our 'everyday consciousness' of the local view of the universe is largely unprepared for the realms of non-ordinary reality. In our present era, and in Western civilization especially, the nonlocal mode of perception (subjective experience) has not been encouraged, or even recognized, and so has atrophied and become the province of the esoteric sciences.
It may be because the 'rational objective' view of reality allows for an increased sense of individualism, favored by the ego, and as such is the sphere of power, money, competition and greed. The direct-intuitive mode of reality, however, embraces cooperation, connection, correspondence and compassion.
And it seems that we are
already witnessing the emergence of this new feature of human
Various mystics and consciousness researchers have alluded to this by a variety of names; they range from cosmic consciousness, super-consciousness, transpersonal consciousness, integral consciousness, and more.
All these descriptions
share a common theme; namely, the rise of intuition, empathy,
greater connectivity to the world and to people, and a sense of
'knowing' about what each given situation demands.
This would serve to impart within humanity a more profound, and acknowledged, spiritual impulse.
This could then lead to increased intuitive faculties and extrasensory phenomena not only becoming an implicate part of our lives but also opening up access to greater creativity and inventive capacities for participating and designing our way ahead in the world.
The rise of these
attributes within a small percentage of people, initially, could
eventually lead to a critical mass that would tip human
consciousness into a new perceptual paradigm and worldview.
Such evolutionary 'mutational' agents include,
As Dr Richard Bucke
stated in his classic work on the subject,
Cosmic Consciousness - A Study in the
Evolution of the Human Mind (1901), the early signs of
this new evolutionary development have been appearing within
humankind for some time.
Yet this is nothing new,
as throughout recorded history many individuals who have felt an
awareness of the need to seed an evolutionary impulse into social
life have been caught up in revolutionary events or been involved in
It may be that during this transition period humanity will adapt, or be forced to develop, new creative and inspired aspects of consciousness.
However, as in all paradigm shifts, old energies inevitably must give way to the new, and it may only be a matter of time before new generations move into evolving consciousness and its physical expressions.
It is thus critical that
an understanding of spiritual matters begins to permeate our
everyday lives as a counterbalance to our social materialism.
Rather, it is a
different consciousness, and thus a different type of human,
that is likely to emerge. That is, not 'more of the same' - only
more of those who are manifesting the new consciousness.
The road to unity - with diversity - begins with the need for harmony.
First we need to smooth out the energies of disturbance that exist in the world.
This begins with harmony
at home - within oneself, family, partners, friends, acquaintances
and contacts. From here the energy that is harmonized can reach out,
seep out, into the world and resonate with others.
It is essential that we revitalize our collective sense of well-being and connectedness - our togetherness and empathy - as part of our shared human journey.
It is possible that emerging glimpses of a shared participatory consciousness will allow humanity access to an unimaginable creative cosmos of information and inspiration.
This would then open up
new vistas of creative intelligence that could be the
forerunners to the next stage along our human evolutionary