The occasions of Charles Darwin, one hundred and fifty years in the past, and the beginnings of the idea of evolution of the species, have been important and chaotic occasions of change in our society…
Many individuals have been appalled on the suggestion that we advanced out of primates and never immediately from clay and the hand of God, but others stored looking for new methods of understanding the structure and methods that make us human, intelligent, and evolving beings by the hand of our personal free will and decisions. Many new discoveries in science have been made since then, the mapping of human DNA, understanding the facility of the mind, the way it works, and the actual influence of our thoughts in our surroundings and ourselves. This data has broadened the scope of human evolution past mere biology to now embrace the evolution of our thoughts, consciousness, civilization and society.
What are the agents that assist our acutely aware evolution? What are the elements that appear to impede it, sluggish it down or work towards it, apparently behind the scenes, in a Machiavellian and focused approach? What are the tools we should recognize and implement to help humanity accomplish its next stage of evolution — a totally acutely aware evolution?
SuperConsciousness had the chance to discover these questions with sociologist skilled, writer, and cofounder of WorldShift International, Kingsley Dennis, PhD. His latest new guide, The Wrestle for Your Thoughts, Conscious evolution and the Battle to Control How We Assume, is a radical and well-researched contribution to the present international effort from many groups and actions on the planet looking for real change to construct a brand new society and turn into a extra advanced humanity. Take pleasure in!
SC: Would you be capable of inform us slightly bit about yourself, about your background, and what led you to write down your new ebook, The Wrestle for Your Thoughts?
Kingsley Dennis: For a few years I worked as a sociologist at university and so I’ve been very conscious of social techniques, group consciousness, individual consciousness, and in addition all through my life I’ve been following acutely aware evolution and extra religious topics and considerations. I lived and worked for five years in Turkey, in Istanbul, where I had contact with religious traditions. I got here to some extent in my life where I wanted to mix each parts, my professional sociological background and my very deep private curiosity in consciousness research and acutely aware evolution. I needed to deliver them each collectively as a result of this can be a good time where we have now the readiness to know how these concepts are working together slightly than apart. I used to be part of a Sufi Mevlevi group in Istanbul and spent quite a few years being exposed to their traditions and teachings.
For five years I used to be based mostly in Lancaster College, which is in the Northwest of England. I used to be a coordinator of the Complexity Network Group and so I used to be taking a look at how on-line group networks have been coming collectively in a type of collective consciousness however have been utilizing social media to share their experiences and to attach. From that I had a really robust sociological interest in the human expertise and in addition on how human consciousness was turning into more shared, more international. Clearly, that triggered in me to need to have additional analysis in the ethereal or non material elements of consciousness and how that was filtering out by means of our applied sciences and our social techniques. I view applied sciences and social techniques as being an exterior manifestation of what’s already occurring at the inside or non-material degree.
SC: The primary title in your ebook, The Wrestle for Your Mind, seems extra of a personal conquest at first. But the subtitle — Conscious Evolution and the Battle to Control How We Assume — undoubtedly broadens the private wrestle to attainable external influences of control. Can you touch upon this?
KD: That is the core question, the individual interior self and the way that relates, corresponds, or resonates to our exterior setting. This has been an ongoing state of affairs all through our civilization. We are prone or weak to exterior impacts. There are social impacts and there are technological impacts and we are creating, especially this century, a degree of awareness and consciousness which is manifesting increasingly more. But as a way to have social civil society, nation states, and governments, they have been maintaining a collective control or management of individuality. There are specific social buildings which have all the time been used to handle and influence considering patterns all through the collective society. Typically these are referred to as ideologies. What I see occurring is that there’s an elevated interior and individual awareness, which is manifesting increasingly more. That is manifesting in our social lives with social protests occurring all over the world, individuals making an attempt to develop various life. They’re less and fewer manipulated by what the federal government says, what media says, they usually’re creating their very own consciousness. This can be a potential menace to authority and governing buildings in play now. I name this the conflict of mythologies. You’ve gotten the previous thoughts, which is making an attempt to regulate the mass consciousness, conduct, and considering patterns, and is a vertical, top-down hierarchical system. Then we’ve a lateral, horizontally distributed understanding: international connectivity, individuals sharing info, coming together all through the world by means of digital networks and an growing consciousness. This is clashing or conflicting with the control mechanisms and is what’s occurring now.
SC: There are lots of fundamentalist religions that really consider in Satan and hell and demonic influences in our evolution, correlating to the opening metaphor story of Devil and his minions in your e-book. Yet it is rather fascinating how the fundamentalist religions themselves have performed an enormous position in preventing our acutely aware evolution and stopping individuals from considering freely or exploring totally different options, typically even new scientific discoveries. What’s your view of faith in relation to the concept of acutely aware evolution?
KD: Religion is just one other social establishment. The original component of faith would have been an lively evolutionary impulse, such because the impulse behind Christianity, Judaism, Islam. The original impulse would have been very useful however what happens is that evolutionary impulse over time in our physical surroundings turns into crystallized, turns into set like stone and it loses its kinetic power. Over that, you’ve gotten a hierarchical system, so Christianity and the Catholic Church, for instance, turned a hierarchical social system. Then those techniques function by a type of polarization between good, evil, mild and darkish. Humanity is in a way socially conditioned right into a polarized world but in the unique teachings there isn’t any polarization, and good and evil are a facet of the same divine power. What we’re coping with now’s something which has been corrupted. I see orthodox social spiritual institutions as being a decayed type of an unique impulse. When you will have polarization, division, that’s an indication that one thing has lost its unique power. This polarization causes discomfort, causes warfare, causes lots of demise and chaos. What we need to do is go beyond polarization back into unification. Consciousness is unification. Social buildings are polarization. They’re two different things.
SC: You employ all three enigmatic words within the title of your ebook: thoughts, consciousness — acutely aware evolution — and in addition considering. Can you inform us how are thoughts, consciousness, and thought totally different or the same?
KD: Consciousness and thoughts and thought are different things. I might say that consciousness and the consciousness of humanity exists exterior to our physical bodies. That’s why we will speak about collective consciousness or quantum consciousness or the akashic area. That is an lively area of intelligence, which exists beyond the physical. The thoughts is what we will check with because the physical equipment or organ inside the body, which picks up on the external consciousness and ideas are what we produce from that. For example, once you activate the tv, the TV program is just not inside the tv, it exists outdoors of it when it comes to the printed. The TV is an antenna that picks it up, and the know-how inside is what translates it into footage. In this analogy, consciousness is the printed, the thoughts is a television’s antenna, and the thought is the image which will get interpreted.
SC: In reference to the external forces that affect us, you say in your guide that “these forces are aware of our true power of human consciousness.” What’s so highly effective about human consciousness?
KD: Human consciousness has such a strong capability to work together with the material surroundings. Science is actually verifying that we reside in an lively surroundings and, subsequently, matter is a secondary manifestation. Our previous thoughts would say that matter is first and consciousness second. But this now’s not a legitimate paradigm. Airtight sciences all the time stated for centuries, all the best way again to Egypt, that the universe is mental. The universe, or what we know because the universe, exists as psychological acutely aware power. In the event you understand that, matter is shaped from the facility of intentional consciousness and targeted thought.
If we might develop the facility of consciousness we might have a much higher participation of how actuality and matter manifest round us. That could be very harmful if individuals are not aware of the best way to use that. Obviously, to have a governing society, you don’t need individuals making an attempt to manifest their own actuality and take part in their very own sense of the world round them, because they’re far more troublesome to handle then. So there are forces which try to keep this data away from us. Centuries ago this data was maintained solely in thriller faculties. The initiates had to undergo lengthy coaching to realize this data because it’s very powerful. Immediately this data is now being distributed much more freely because individuals are more ready to know this reality and perceive the true capacity of targeted thought. Meditation practices, visualizations, are a approach of concentrating our thought. Let’s use a metaphor or the analogy of the laser. In case you enter a room and change on the light, the room is illuminated by mild however the mild isn’t powerful. But in case you take that mild and focus it right into a laser beam then you possibly can reduce by way of a wall of a room. Thought is like this. Whether it is dispersed, it’s not concentrated and has lesser power. When you can focus it, then it has nice energy to manifest. The difference of consciousness is we’re shifting more from a dispersed consciousness in the direction of a concentrated type and it has higher capacity to work together with our material surroundings.
Enlightenment is entry to the consciousness subject. By going by way of certain workouts and targeted intention — the prime keyword is to focus how we expect and our thought processes — allows us to entry the consciousness which exists outdoors of us. The mystery faculties knew that this was a really highly effective entry to that consciousness, so the initiates needed to go through deep coaching. The capacity of consciousness within individuals could be very highly effective when concentrated. That’s why it doesn’t come overnight. Individuals should work on themselves. I’m disconcerted about sure New Age teachings that say illumination comes easily, it is best to simply sit down and meditate for half hour day by day and you’ve got greater consciousness. No, greater consciousness takes real work on one’s self, real inside change, as a result of it’s a strong device of targeted intentional thought. Extra individuals are turning into conscious of this and taking it very significantly in a variety of inside work. We are going to see an increase of a whole lot of increased acutely aware individuals upon the earth, particularly the youthful era.
I see orthodox social spiritual institutions as being a decayed type of an unique impulse. When you have got polarization, division, that’s a sign that something has lost its unique power. This polarization causes discomfort, causes warfare, causes plenty of dying and chaos. What we have to do is go beyond polarization back into unification. Consciousness is unification. Social buildings are polarization. They’re two various things.
SC: You converse concerning the numerous forces that forestall or slow down our acutely aware evolution. You say that they target the remaining areas left of free selection and free will? Can you touch upon how we’re doing at this level in our evolution, on this battle totally free selection and free will?
KD: There are governing ruling buildings which need to control all our thought patterns. So we don’t have area and time to put into acutely aware consciousness. What I see occurring is that we’re going via a transition interval where not only our social buildings are falling down or collapsing, such because the financial system and comparable social buildings, but there’s increased power getting into into the earth presently. These are evolutionary moments.
My private understanding is that our DNA is being responsive to those elevated energies coming into the earth. What happens is that the DNA provides off an electromagnetic subject of power. In response to biophysics the DNA is a liquid crystal which emits bio-photons so it’s very prone to an exterior power surroundings. Because of this elevated power surroundings, it’s impacting our DNA. So we are having change agents, people who are turning into extra conscious of the surface surroundings and the modifications that are occurring. However these are only sporadic individuals and is not a mass movement. Most of the younger individuals are being born and are rising up within a unique power surroundings. Should you’re born into a unique power surroundings, your DNA will react and reply in a different way. So most of the younger individuals are hard-wired to a special power surroundings they usually understand that something shouldn’t be right. If they go to high school, they lack consideration as a result of the schooling we give them shouldn’t be fulfilling them. Sadly our academic institutions are giving them medicine like Prozac or for Consideration Deficit Disorder. That is totally incorrect as a result of our youthful era doesn’t need medicine, what they want is a special social vitamin, a special religious vitamin to feed them. These individuals would be the beginning wave of a brand new era to stand up which gained’t accept the previous buildings, the previous mind. They’ll be considering in a different way. If we don’t change our academic buildings we gained’t be capable of cope with these new generations of youngsters. I feel in 20 years’ time and by 2030 we’re going to see a youth era between 20 years previous who’re going to react and respond very in a different way to the world in the present day and they will be bringing in change.
If we might develop the facility of consciousness we might have a much larger participation of how actuality and matter manifest round us. Obviously, to have a governing society, you don’t want individuals making an attempt to manifest their own reality and take part in their own sense of the world around them, as a result of they’re far more troublesome to manage then.
SC: Are you referring to movements just like the Arab Spring final yr and the Egyptian revolution, which received going by means of Facebook and social media and the youth? Was that part of this acutely aware evolution that you’re talking about?
KD: I feel these are the first wave and know-how could be very fascinating as a result of a number of the younger era perceive know-how immediately. A lot of us, especially, the older era, are nervous that know-how is being used for controlling individuals, which it’s. We are saying that know-how makes the younger era illiterate, etcetera, however then again, the youthful era is utilizing know-how in a really totally different means, such because the social protest actions and Arab Spring. They’re utilizing know-how to return together and type these protest teams. They’re hard-wired in a different way. They take a look at know-how and say, “Wait. I’m not going to use this for it to control me. I’m going to use it to connect with my fellow brothers and sisters.” So this can be a totally different way of thinking. It’s the previous thoughts versus the new mind. Young individuals are actually doing it for themselves and utilizing know-how to empower themselves and that’s very fascinating. In response to neuroscience, we now have neuroplasticity. Our brainwaves, our mind patterns, may be modified in response to how we use them. If we use know-how differently, we will truly rewire our neuropathways to know know-how in another way.
SC: This can be a fascinating part of your e-book, the place you discuss cultural evolution, neuro-genetic evolution, and then acutely aware evolution. Can you describe what these three types of evolution are?
KD: Our common conception of evolution is biological evolution, the previous Darwinian evolution. This can be a very sluggish process over many, many, generations. We do have organic change on this approach. Then we have now social/cultural evolution whereby our artifacts, our literature, our considering will get passed on by way of books and through ideology and through religion. Each era can study the previous patterns of data. That’s social/cultural evolution, what we cross on. We will read a e-book at present that somebody wrote 100 years in the past and we study from that. That’s a faster form of evolving than Darwinian evolution.
The third stage is neuro-genetic evolution. Our DNA is being changed by our shifting energetic setting upon the earth. Ten % of the DNA is used for protein constructing, that’s what we know as DNA. The opposite 90 % is usually referred to, misleadingly, as junk DNA. But this DNA responds to the surroundings and is a part of our energetic subject around the physique. If we’re born to a world that has a special energetic signature, the DNA will respond in another way and move on info on to the kid in another way. The kid responds to the surroundings immediately. Bruce Lipton has talked about this when it comes to epigenetic process in evolution. So the cells of our physique, our DNA can truly change inside a era itself.
Organic evolution can take place in many, many generations. Social/cultural evolution can take place over one era to the subsequent by passing on our info via literature, films, religion, etcetera. However neuro-genetic evolution may be shifted inside a era and that may be a “gnosis.” Gnosis is inside information, which we decide up and goes to be very effective for a number of generations of human evolution.
SC: What is neuro-censorship about that you simply point out in your guide?
KD: This goes back to programming using neuro-signifiers, and propaganda promoting being very effective. Neuro advertising is an area of advertising which could be very well-liked lately. When you promote a movie which has gained an Oscar, the movie has this huge golden Oscar and this can be a very visual signifier as a result of the brain responds to those photographs. When you have advertising which exhibits little puppies wagging their tails, or little cats purring, that’s an emotional response. When you’ve got politicians, likewise, speaking about “hope”, “change”, “Yes We Can”, these are robust signifiers which the mind picks up. Advertisers and PR individuals are very intelligent and what they do is that they experiment first on how the mind reacts to the signifiers. They use EEG scans, they decide up the electromagnetic impulses from the brain. They put an individual in entrance of a television they usually scan how the brain reacts to these alerts they usually know that emotional responses, linguist responses, bypass the mind and give a subliminal response within the particular person. Once we watch TV we know that we’re being targeted to have a sure reaction which is usually unconscious. Politicians use that quite a bit. It’s also been used in NLP, Neuro-Linguistic Programming. We react to language, to emotional stimulus, to visuals, but that is all very extremely programmed. It’s not an accident they use these visuals, that politicians use these words. They’ve been examined earlier than to be sure that they’ve a really robust response. If you wish to read more about this, Google neuro-marketing. It is occurring now and is a really refined know-how.
It is the previous mind versus the new mind. Young individuals are actually doing it for themselves and utilizing know-how to empower themselves and that’s very fascinating.
SC: You additionally talked about concerning the esoteric and religious traditions using acutely aware intention as a software for DNA mutation and evolution, that religious practices can truly affect our physicality. Tell us more about this.
KD: The religious traditions all the time knew concerning the affect of the mind upon one’s mobile construction or DNA but centuries ago they didn’t have the vocabulary that we’ve got right now. DNA was not found formally, in order that they couldn’t speak about that. What religious esoteric traditions teachings did is they introduced things like prayer, mantras, visualizations. They used sure colours resembling meditating inside a room of certain colours or sure sounds or certain smells. This may influence one’s inside state. Give it some thought when it comes to trendy science. If we have now a mantra or a Dhikr, if we repeat sure sounds, sure phrases time and again, all the things is a vibration construction. Phrases are vibration, sounds, colors are vibration and DNA is an electromagnetic power subject. Subsequently, it is influenced by vibration. By being on this meditative state we are giving certain impulses into our interior cellular construction and that can affect our improvement, understanding, and consciousness. Historic traditions truly understood the science of our cellular structure very, very properly. It’s just that they did not have the vocabulary to elucidate it.
SC: There’s a fantastic line in your e-book that says that the human being is actually an unfinished challenge. In connection to this concept, you describe psychic capability in a really totally different method from the normal understanding. You think about being open to new concepts, artistic considering and visionary ideas, and a drive for self-actualization as physic improvement. Are you able to inform us why?
KD: I discuss with the human being more when it comes to the human turning into, as a result of the human physique is a bodily construction which is incredibly nicely formulated but yet consciousness is a component which operates all through the physique. Our access to consciousness just isn’t a completed undertaking. We will open up and develop our entry to larger consciousness. That is the unfinished undertaking also. I feel is part of why we’re here on planet earth, to develop our access to the higher consciousness and filter that into the planet and in addition develop our bodily buildings and societies by being power filters and power processors.
We are “becoming” when it comes to our increased entry to that. When we’ve increased entry, we begin to have what we might name anomalies. For example, 100 years in the past the good work Cosmic Consciousness by Richard Bucke. This work talked about these initial individuals who had transcendental experiences and didn’t know the right way to interpret them. These transcendental experiences are the beginning indicators that we are opening up our acutely aware awareness and sustaining contact. I call this “polishing the bridge”. Sprucing the bridge between our own sense of self in the direction of the larger greater self, and the extra we polish that bridge the extra we now have influx of physic experiences.
Many individuals discover that they have an inspiration between waking and sleeping. These are the states where we will ease the thoughts, because the thoughts is consistently talking to itself, chatting away. This can be a disruption between the consciousness or larger consciousness and what we filter in our our bodies, our minds. There are specific states where we now have larger psychic access to those states of consciousness.
I really feel that these states are creating increasingly more. Many younger youngsters as we speak have been referred to as indigo youngsters or comparable names because they’re already having higher access and larger awareness of these psychic states. I don’t need to speak about these psychic states as being esoteric; I need to say they are the brand new regular. Initially they could be anomalies, but all paradigm modifications start with anomalies and over the subsequent years more of us, your self, myself, common individuals are going to have flashes of inspiration, flashes of transcendental moments. These are the new consciousness coming into awareness, coming into manifestation, and this is going to develop into the new regular. We shouldn’t speak about it as being New Age or bizarre or strange. Our position is to attempt to normalize the new “human becoming”.
SC: Why is it that we haven’t been in a position, collectively as a civilization, to rise out of the sedative state, the amnesia state you mention, regardless of all the great will on earth?
KD: It’s not just a case of turning on a light-weight change and everybody wakes up. If everybody awakened, society would collapse. Its sounds strange nevertheless it’s true, as a result of we’ve got to shift or transition to a brand new society in additional of a gradual transfer. There will probably be individuals waking up at totally different occasions and collaborating on this move. Some individuals in this era gained’t get up perhaps in this lifetime. It is partly outdoors influences and partly inside work. It isn’t only a present to us. We’ve got to work on it, concentrate on it. The first question is we’ve got to remember that we are a acutely aware being and we’re a human turning into on this bodily Three-D world.
Increasingly individuals are going to concentrate on this and waking up however not abruptly. It doesn’t work like that. If everyone awakened unexpectedly the methods would collapse. Individuals would not go to work, not accept the economic system. It will not profit society. We must change in a means which is useful to our external world in concord with our inside world. It’s not about having an electric shock. It’s about having a gradual understanding and awareness that we will work with. Religious realization have to be relevant to our external world.
SC: You stated that humanity is in a threshold, a transition interval, however it hasn’t reached the tipping point. Are we going to succeed in this tipping level quickly? How are we wanting?
KD: What I say is just my very own instinct and my feeling is that we’ll reach the tipping point. We don’t want a majority of people for the tipping point. In reality, we’d like solely a minority but we’d like a minority of consciously conscious people who find themselves targeted and may challenge their awareness into our exterior surroundings. I really feel the subsequent ten years, especially, are going to be a type of disruptive time whereby there can be many individuals waking up however being shocked by the truth of the state of affairs. When you’re conscious of what’s really happening, how the world really works, how we are programmed, how we are so conditioned, how our social matrix tried to control us and brainwash us, it is rather unsettling. At first it might be a shock after which we need to work with that to usher in a new understanding, to usher in new considering, to talk to our household, our pals, our communities and do our work. I really feel that though this preliminary shock might come about, a tipping point will come. Imagine 10 years ago having this conversation. It will have been very troublesome. I can’t converse with my grandparents about these topics as a result of they take a look at me unusually. Even my mother and father take a look at me slightly unusually, but if I speak to individuals such as you or individuals in our era or younger, they understand it. That’s a sign that we are shifting in the direction of a tipping level.
SC: You touch on a few of the Mayan tradition and their teachings in your e-book. How do you see the varied prophecies and traditions of drastic modifications occurring in 2012 in relation to what you’re talking about?
KD: The 2012 motion could be very arduous to disregard and I feel it’s a case of polarization and that on the one hand the ancient indigenous traditions such because the Mayan prophecy, but not only the Mayas, the Aztecs and the Hopis have talked concerning the totally different cycles, the totally different ages and 2012 is astronomically and astrologically vital. What is essential is that it represents a very particular constructive time whereby we need to begin altering our paradigms of thought. This is the time to catalyze a brand new consciousness.
2012 will move. It is going to move, it gained’t be the top of the world. For me that is a vital marker as a result of when it passes individuals will say, “Okay, we’re still here. The world is still a bit chaotic, so what do we do?” Okay, now it’s time to work, time to work on the planet, to work on yourself, to work on consciousness. Because the top hasn’t arrived, we’ve got the longer term to look ahead to.
However, I speak within the ebook about what I call the Armageddon Meme. There are various parts in society which have used the Mayan 2012 calendar to instill worry in individuals: that we are going to have this polar shift, we’re going to lose continents, and are going to have many deaths. When you have got worry you might have disempowerment. Individuals then give away their duty and say, “Okay, I’m afraid. I give my responsibility to the governments. You sort it out.” This is harmful. I really feel there has been a deliberate manipulation of 2012 to create insecurity and worry. I feel it’s our duty to make use of 2012 as a constructive marker by saying once we cross it we’re still here, it’s time to get to work and use consciousness for the betterment of our societies, which is the original intention of the Mayan prophecy. A new world is coming into being and it is human turning into, not human finish.
SC: You say that humanity can be pressured into change and the way we cope with it is going to be a measure of our maturity as a species. If it is actually up to us, then, how we’ll fare on this second of change and transition in our evolution?
KD: It’s totally so. We’re a collective household. It doesn’t matter a lot about our physical circumstances or status. We are a collective species referred to as humanity and earth is our duty as collective custodians. Why can we need to give away our power? Why can we need to say, “Oh, there’s an elite minority who control the governments and financial institutions and corporations. They will sort it out.” No, that’s completely the wrong way up. We’d like now to know that humanity has a collective duty to act, both collectively and individually, to take energy again into ourselves and work with the earth, work in harmony with environmental buildings, and perceive how evolution works.
I feel there has been a deliberate manipulation of 2012 to create insecurity and worry. I feel it’s our duty to use 2012 as a constructive marker by saying once we cross it we are nonetheless here, it’s time to get to work and use consciousness for the betterment of our societies, which is the unique intention of the Mayan prophecy. A new world is coming into being and it is human turning into, not human finish.
Evolution works via participation. Human “becoming” is human turning into responsible. We might not have a selection in what happens upon the earth. The earth is shifting, there will probably be physical modifications, water cycle modifications, geographic, geophysical modifications, akin to earthquakes, which is the earth realigning itself. We will’t management that nor should we but we will reply to it. The sign of our integrity, the sign of our maturity as a species is just not by making an attempt to regulate things however responding to occasions with consideration, compassion, equilibrium, harmony with our surroundings and fellow humanity.