by Scott Rabalais
Perhaps as long as humans have inhabited Earth, the prevailing perception of reality has been that of separation consciousness. Largely, we have viewed ourselves as apart from an external existence. We have accepted the perception that we are isolated human beings in a vast and unfathomable universe.
Out of separation consciousness we have created various societal institutions and, in many cases, given them the power and authority to determine the course of our lives. We have turned over our sovereignty to others deemed more knowledgeable and powerful and subjected ourselves to the dictates of their authority. Working our way out of the cobweb of hierarchical structures has been nothing short of an immense challenge.
Fortunately, in this age of awakening, many of us are hearing the call from within to stand up and step away from that which was created from a sense of separation. In recognizing our inherent divine nature, we are realizing that we can claim the infinite power within and respond to the harmonious and synchronistic guidance from our souls. What we have given away in the past, we are now reclaiming as our own. We are taking back our power.
The institutions that have become woven into the fabric of our lives are often seen as facets of a “permanent” reality. The prevailing belief is that these institutions are necessary to keep order and maintain progress throughout the world’s cultures. If we question these institutions’ essence or foundation, we are typically met with strong resistance, if not an inquiry into our sanity!
The vast majority of citizens on the planet are consciously aware of only one level of awareness, and that is the consciousness of separation. By transcending this level and moving into unity consciousness, we can clearly see the root of the institutions that cover the landscape of our collective reality. It is from this mountaintop view that we can perceive the manifestation of institutional thinking from separation consciousness. From this same mountaintop we can see how these same institutions would largely disappear in a collective manifestation of unity consciousness.
The institutions mentioned herein are not all-inclusive, yet represent a sample of those societal constructs that are prevalent worldwide in our current age. They are listed in no order of importance or impact, but what they do commonly share in their current state is man’s prevailing unawareness of his innate spiritual nature. Interestingly, as we have failed to see the power within, we have created instead societal institutions, none of which currently reflect our inner divinity. While it cannot be determined with total certainty what would be manifested from a prevailing collective unity consciousness, it is safe to assume our current institutions would either change dramatically or altogether disappear.
Separation Consciousness – Man exists as a subscriber or follower within the dictates of a religion and its specific beliefs, commandments and rituals. In many religious systems, the quality of the afterlife is determined by the willingness to follow the rules and practices as prescribed by the religion. A key characteristic of virtually all religions is worship, or submitting to the demands of a perceived ultimate authority figure. Sacred texts, accepted as “the voice of God,” are revered and used as a code for daily living.
Unity Consciousness – Man is a god unto himself, complete and whole in every respect. As a being of pure awareness, he is no more or no less than any other aspect of existence. In unity consciousness, man serves as his own ultimate authority, and he has no desire to rule over any person or domain – nor be ruled. He is directed only by the guidance emanating from own soul or inherent divine nature. There is no fear of death or the afterlife in the realization that he is an eternal being.
Separation – Man establishes a hierarchical structure of government and law and selects individuals to carry out the responsibilities of various authoritative positions. While forms of government vary worldwide, all are based on the idea of the selected few speaking and acting for the many. The rule of law is enforced primarily by physical force, imprisonment or other forms of punishment. In many areas, the rule of government and law is imposed upon a citizenry with little respect for their freedom of expression.
Unity – There is little to no need for an authoritative government or man-made law. Man is no longer directed by the ego or intellect; instead he is aware of and manifesting from his consciousness of oneness. No one person sits in authority over another, as each person claims his responsibility as a divine being – and operates as such. As a result, a natural harmony exists among all world citizens, with little to no need for law enforcement. As each being serves as a conduit for the flow of universal abundance, there is a decreasing need for an authoritative body to redistribute wealth. Through unity consciousness, networks or groups form through a natural attraction to a cause or project.
Separation – A belief in possession rules the day. Man learns at an early age that money is necessary for survival. Competition for jobs, profits and status ensues. The quest for money becomes the prevailing motivation for the actions of many. More is always better, and ambition creates the need for rules and regulations that attempt to prohibit taking what is not one’s lawful possession. Currently, economic concerns are experienced in every institution and beyond.
Unity – Financial systems are no longer necessary; money largely disappears from the face of the earth. In the consciousness of unity, man takes and uses only what is appropriate based on “right action” or the guidance of the soul. This inner guidance also serves to direct each capable human to his natural and joyful contribution to humanity. Out of unity consciousness flourishes a civilization based on harmony and synchronicity built upon a foundation of infinite intelligence.
Separation – Profit is the key to maintaining and building a business. The bottom line often speaks louder than the impact of the business on the Earth and its people. Production is driven by what the consumer desires, while desire in turn is manufactured by false or seductive advertising. Dominating the competition often becomes a theme that overshadows the pure intent and purpose of the business.
Unity – All business and commerce is conducted as a manifestation of the divine without regard to personal gain. With economics no longer a factor, every business has available whatever it needs to fulfill its purpose as a creative entity. Fulfillment is derived from divine expression and in the creativity that benefits the fellow man. Rather than focusing on profits and losses, the focus shifts to creativity and sharing.
Separation – Weapons and weapon systems are built and employed by countries and organizations for the means of protection from and aggression against perceived threats. The separation consciousness of man creates the polarities of friend/enemy, good/evil and right/wrong, then acts on them accordingly, often with lethal force. Politicians, military leaders and soldiers strongly identify with belief systems that serve as an impetus to violent action.
Unity – With polarity dissolved into oneness, man sees all of existence as an extension of himself. Thus, any action taken against another is taken against himself. Fear dissipates into love, and, subsequently, the need for military force disappears. Others are not viewed for their labels and identifications, rather for their nature as a divine being. Threats, aggression, violence and crime are history.
Separation – Education serves primarily to train and expand the intellect and indoctrinate into the ways of a culture. At most schools, students are subjected to tests and grades, while being offered a homogenized curriculum. Little recognition is given to the originality, creativity and specific learning tendencies of each individual. A primary focus of education systems is to indoctrinate students for jobs and careers.
Unity – Instead of the primary function of education being the indoctrinating of students with knowledge, the purpose of education shifts to bringing out that which is already within the student. Students are exposed to practices that encourage recognition of their inner selves as well as their unique expressions and manifestations. Students become aware of their purpose(s) for incarnating on the planet and are prepared as needed for the fulfillment of such purpose(s). No tests and grades are administered; instead, each individual is honored and respected for his unique path of self-realization.
Separation – Healing is largely administered by doctors and health officials who are often ignorant of the interconnection of spirit, mind and body. Instead, the body is treated as a machine, apart from the forces of the mind and the spirit. As a result, treatments are administered through the use of drugs or the latest technology. Large numbers of human beings suffer maladies on a regular basis, with health care becoming a major expense.
Unity – Generally, man exists in a state of harmony with respect to spirit/mind/body. However, if dis-ease occurs, the healing approach is holistic, identifying the underlying cause of the illness. Healing is not administered through drugs, but instead by guided and purposeful introspection. Medical cases are rare, due to man’s alignment with and awareness of his inherent divinity.
Separation – Many news outlets subscribe to a fear-based approach, focusing on death, poverty, crime, unemployment and so on. Virtually all popular entertainment forms, whether movies, sports or music, are based on strong identification and separation consciousness themes. A primary focus of media and entertainment has become financial gain, with a massive worldwide audience (perceiving through separation consciousness) participating as consumers and spectators.
Unity – The approach to media and entertainment is toward expressions that uplift, inspire and awaken. Cooperation is preferred to competition. Human beings express for the sake of expressing and naturally share their talents and gifts with others. Rather than focusing on themes of the separation mind, expressions reflect the divinity from which they are sourced.
Creating a reality based on unity consciousness is not a fairy-tale dream, but rather it is a certainty when the collective ascends in consciousness. We can continue to “tweak” the current systems that originate largely out of a collective separation consciousness, or we can forge ahead into a “new world,” both inwardly and outwardly.
How does each of us contribute to this new reality? First and foremost, we attend to our own self-realization and rise evermore into an expanded unity consciousness. From there, we naturally move toward that which is divinely sourced and away from that which originates from the perception of separation. Likely, we find ourselves disassociating from those institutions that represent a collective separation consciousness. We are outsiders for awhile, until our new reality comes to the fore.
From unity consciousness, we serve as the architects of a reality based on love and free from fear, beliefs, ego, violence, ambition and greed. We live in a divine state as beings of freedom, truth, harmony, peace, wisdom and abundance. As we take back the power that we have given away to others, we reclaim our authentic nature as divine beings.
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