Care — that’s what generates our experience in the aggregate. Most people don’t care about what’s happening. Therefore, it is an impossibility for us, in the aggregate, to change the direction of energy, to change the direction of consciousness, and ultimately to get what we say we want. That’s how the real law of attraction works. Alright? Here’s how it actually operates.
(reading slide) What we care about on a day-to-day basis acts as the driving force of our thoughts and actions.
(to audience) What did I say we need to develop? The heart, mind, guts, right? Heart, mind, guts, in that order. (Pointing to heart) Care comes first, you gotta care enough (pointing to forehead) to know, to develop the knowledge, okay? Then (pointing to stomach) you gotta act on it, and put it into practice, apply it. So that’s the order, heart, mind, guts. Care, knowledge, action. Those are the steps, okay? And all three of those have to be in place. All three. That’s what unity consciousness is. It’s unifying thoughts, emotions, and actions. What we think, how we feel, are how we act, are one and the same. There’s no contradiction. That’s unity consciousness.
(reading slide) Therefore, Care can be seen as the ultimate Generator of the quality of our experience here on the Earth. Hence it has been called the Generative principle.
Our capacity to bring forth the kind of world that we want is predicated on how we use our two spiritual currencies: time and attention. These of course are driven by the generative principle of Care in terms of what we feel is worthy of our time and attention.
There are two spiritual currencies: time and attention. This analogy can be seen very readily in the sayings “Spending Time” and “Paying Attention.” Whatever information or endeavors we put our time or attention toward, we end up getting something in return for that investment. This return could come in the form of knowledge, understanding, skills, expertise, and empowerment, if we invest our Spiritual Currencies wisely.
Therefore we should seek to improve the quality of our attention by placing it upon information that is capable of improving both ourselves and the human condition as a whole. Such an effort would also constitute a valuable investment of our Time. We should ask ourselves, “What am I spending my time on?”, “What am I paying attention to?”, and most importantly “What kind of quality am I getting in return for these investments of my Spiritual Currency?”
These are clearly the critical questions we must be asking ourselves at this time of opportunity for us to take control of our world. When people say that they would like to change the world but don’t know what they can do, THIS is what you can do. You can ask these questions. They reflect the meaning of Collective Evolution’s motto ‘Change Starts Within.’
So we are not just helpless individuals at the effect of unstoppable evil forces. We are powerful as individuals, and even more powerful when we align ourselves as a collective. We have free will. But we have to take back control over our time and attention. The small but powerful elite that runs the world cannot force us to do their bidding. Rather, what they have done is taken control of our time and attention. One of the main ways this is done is by using the tool of ego gratification.
Instant ego gratification is being promoted everywhere, in all manner of ways, to keep us focused on unimportant things so that we can’t actually reach for our power. We give away our health by consenting to pollution that we are told is a necessary part of a thriving economy, bad foods that give us instant pleasure but take away our energy, dangerous medications that give us instant relief but lead to greater illness and addiction. We consent to give up our rights because we allow ourselves to feel afraid and want to be protected. And we are obviously familiar with how mainstream media and social media are constructed to provide instant ego gratification that can consume all of our time and attention.
When we buy into these practices, the small ruling elite wins. They are only a fraction of a percent of our population but they are expert in getting us to use our time and attention unwisely and engage in practices and addictions that render us impotent.
Being Part Of The Solution
In order to alleviate this, in order to become a force in our awakening and a conscious driver in our collective evolution, those two important questions are worth repeating here: “What am I spending my time on? What am I paying attention to?”
It is not enough to simply say we ascribe to or believe in certain spiritual principles. These beliefs need to become our wisdom, which means we fully embody them and act upon them consistently in our lives. The most immediate choice available to us is to decide that we will stop giving our time and attention to those things that do not have the value to elevate our lives, and start giving most or all of our time and attention to those things that bring us adequate returns like ‘knowledge, understanding, skills, expertise, and empowerment.’ This then becomes the foundation for helping our human collective bring about the world we all want.
In Part 3, we will get to the core of Mark Passio’s elucidation of Natural Law.
About The Author
My Master’s thesis on “The Anatomy of Self-Overcoming in Nietzsche” was only the beginning of my journey of exploration into consciousness. I have since lived and taught in Korea, studied yoga in India, written a book entitled “Parables for the New Conversation”, built a film and theater production company (pandorasboxoffice.ca), and started a family. While I endeavor to foster positive change in the world through my works, I hold fast to CE’s maxim ‘Change starts within’. I am humbled and grateful to have joined the CE team as of April 2018 as a contributing writer. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org