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The Non-Local Component of Transformation: Incorporating the Eternal

by Juliette Jones

 

By now, it should be obvious that we live in unprecedented times. Unimpeachable environmental data, gathered globally from every spectrum of authentic environmental science, has confirmed the reality of climate change. 

These days, a palpable undercurrent of anxiety is evident in the human population. We have reached a tipping point where greater numbers are collectively realizing a wide range of disturbing symptoms brought about by radical transformation of the environment. 

Such symptoms are not confined to physical processes, but also encompass a wide range of human ethical and cultural disintegration. The moment is such that even spiritually oriented New Thought conferences are directly addressing the collective anxiety with themes like “Out of Control: How to Recapture Your Power.”

The complex nature of the way in which we are embedded in our environment is impossible to fully understand consciously except through holistic awareness that all of life is interconnected and interdependent. 

Dr. Stephan A. Schwartz, a respected scientist, archaeological researcher, remote viewer and scholar of the work of Edgar Cayce, advocates a “strategy of being-ness” as effective in supporting one’s own individual life-force, and in becoming a change agent for the movement of human society in a life giving direction.

 

Driven by my concern over climate change, which I think holds the potential to destroy civilization, I have focused on how non-local consciousness plays a role in social systems,

and how individuals and small groups can change the arc of history and bend it towards

well-being. Fully incorporating consciousness into science is the only way we are going

to develop the strategies and technologies to meet such challenges as climate change

and save our planet. We are all part of that change. I wrote the “8 Laws of Change:

How to be an Agent of Personal and Social Transformation to help people

empower themselves using these principles.”

—Stephan A. Schwartz

 

Dr. Schwartz reveals how individual choices based on integrity and intention­­—a strategy so subtle it’s not apt not to be taken seriously—can result in lasting transformation once we evolve to realize the non-physiological component of change, namely that the essence of our being lies in the non-local which is both spiritual and divine, linking us to the matrix of earthly life.

 

“The twenty-first century will be spiritual, or it will not be.”

—Andre Malraux

 

It might be that climate change is an evolutionary driver behind consciousness evolution, forcing a breakout from inadequate material explanations for our relationship, both to and within physical reality.   

Dr. Stanislav Grof, eminent psychiatrist and author of When the Impossible Happens, points out there are currently drastic and far-reaching new insights taking place, regarding the nature of non-local consciousness and its relationship to matter. As science moves forward and evolves beyond the three-dimensional doctrine of physicalism, a revolutionary transformation can take place in the way humans see themselves, and how we live our lives.

 

“Physicalism is the doctrine that the real world consists simply of the physical world. 

Its close cousin is materialism, the creed that nothing exists except matter and its

movement and modifications, as well as the doctrine that consciousness and

will are wholly due to material agency.”

—New Oxford American Dictionary

 

Dr. Grof asserts that researchers have proven consciousness can and does exist outside of the body and after death, and points to the fact that most people, including scientists, fail to realize there is absolutely no proof that consciousness is produced in the brain or by the brain. “Such a deduction would be tantamount to the conclusion that the TV program is generated in the TV set because there is a close connection between the functioning and malfunctioning of its components and quality of picture,” he postulates. 

 

“Consciousness precedes being, not the other way around.”                                             

                                                —Vaclav Havel, First President of the Czech Republic

 

The evidence favoring Havel’s non-local view of consciousness, as one that transcends physicalism is enormous, and the spell of physicalism is waning. Consciousness is just as real as material phenomena, and in my own view, the agency of our material experience. 

According to Dr. Carl Jung, “The decisive question for man is, ‘Are we related to something infinite, or not?’” But in the present, this question is more urgent and brought about by evolutionary necessity. Jung added, “As a doctor, I make every effort to strengthen the belief in immortality.” No doubt, Jung realized the power of this truth in supporting the health of the individual—and when applied to the collective—human society.

The non-local domain deals with universal intelligence, consciousness and pure potentiality. Non-locality is a concept that physicists apply to a class of events whose nature relates to the speed of light. Physicist Nick Herbert explains non-locality as follows: “A non-local connection links up one location with another without crossing space, without decay and without delay.” In other words, non-locality is immediate, unmitigated with respect to distance and instantaneous, characteristics attributed to certain transpersonal states of consciousness.

So can anyone access non-local consciousness? It would appear that anyone can since we are all part of it. Genius has always given recognition to this capacity. As we open the door to realize the transcendent within ourselves as foundational, we move into a heretofore unknown sense of wholeness and connectivity, ability to self-heal, powerful confidence in problem solving and other gifts bestowed by profound creativity, clarity and inner guidance. 

 

“The most urgent issue we humans face is how we conceive ourselves, whether as complex lumps of matter guided by the so-called blind, meaningless laws of nature, or as creatures who, although physical, are also imbued with something more—consciousness, mind, will, choice, purpose, direction, meaning and spirituality, that difficult-to- define quality that says we are connected with something that transcends our individual self and ego. Every decision we make is influenced by how we answer this great question: Who are we?”

                                                                        —Larry Dossey, M.D

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