Rising Up

I need you to do me a favor.  Before you continue reading, I need you to really, and I mean REALLY keep an open mind.  Forget everything you think you know about anything.  Try to empty out completely.  Shake your head from side to side.  Sigh big, audible exhales out your mouth.  Cultivate your inner hippie.  Smoke pot, if it helps.  (Author-inserted literary joke to aid in complete comprehension of speaking tone)  Take a minute.  Take as long as you need.  Take a thousand minutes…..Okay?  Good??  Clear and open???

Now transport yourself back in time, say about 1,700-2,000 years ago.  You are in a jungle in an era of inquiry, an epoch of discovery;  when great temples were erected in order to see above the enormous canopy of trees.  Everything was wild.  So wild, heads would roll and blood was a worthy sacrifice.  Nowadays, we might have considered you primitive.  Nowadays, we might have considered you uneducated.  But even then, even in Central America as an ancient Mayan, you knew things.

I first was introduced to Mayan culture last year in Guatemala.  A guided tour took us to a sacred religious site, where I was taught the symbols of the Mayan Calendar.  A calendar that is far more accurate than the one we use today.  A calendar gleaned only from the positioning of the planets and stars, one thousand years before the first telescope was invented.  And it was during this tour that I was first introduced to the theory of 2012, the end of the Mayan Calendar.  Some people view 2012 in the same way they viewed Y2K.  Catastrophic apocalypse.  A judgement day between good and evil.  Doomsday and the end of all ends.  But the Mayans, despite their seemingly violent and primitive ways, saw things a little differently.  The Mayans believe that in 2012 the world will not end; there will not be major floods and earthquakes, or a giant, gaping hole opening up in the belly of the Earth that swallows up those of us who fibbed on our taxes this year.  The Mayans believe that the year 2012, specifically December 21st 2012, starts the beginning of an age; a Revolution of Consciousness, an influx of spirituality and higher-level thinking.

And I, for one, would have to agree.

David Hawkins, based on his studies of human consciousness in relationship to energy fields, states, that if rated, the lowest form of an energy field, shame, operates at a level of 20, perilously close to death.  Whereas, love operates at a level of 500 and enlightenment operates somewhere around 700-1,000.  Most of us, for the last century, have been operating at a level of 190:  hovering somewhere in between pride and courage, and though we are steadily increasing our consciousness, it is at an embarrassingly slow rate.  Only 4% of the world population calibrates at an energy field of 500 or higher, and still worse, only one person in 10 million will reach a level of 600 or above. 

But, how many people, men and women alike, walk around carrying yoga mats on their backs?  While sitting at Starbucks on a busy L.A. street the other day, I heard three conversations of pedestrians walking by discussing their yoga practice; three different conversations in a SEVEN minute time frame.  How many books did Rhonda Byrne’s, “The Secret”, sell?  21 million copies in 44 different languages.  And what began as a small group in Zuccotti park as the Occupy Wall Street Movement, rippled into unimagined proportions in 95 cities across 82 countries.  Masaru Emoto, in his book, Messages from Water, tries to prove that water molecules change shape based on positive human intention.   Ever heard of Med Mobs?  And, with a growing demand for better quality and more humanity in the way that we eat, breathe, pray and think; and despite my italics in equally epic proportions, I would have to venture that perhaps, the Mayans were onto something.

What if Miss America REALLY wanted World Peace?  And not just to impress the judges, or to make herself look prettier in a bathing suit while wearing high heels, but what if she really and truly wanted World Peace?  More than she’d ever wanted anything in her whole life.  What would change in her life as a result of that intention?  Would she continue to argue with her boyfriend about whose turn it was to do the dishes?  Would she continue to angrily flip the finger when she was cut off in traffic? Would she shop, consume and spend without care or concern?  IF she was authentic in her intention??

What would happen, say, if only 15 or even 20% of the collective human consciousness operated at the level of love, at 500 or higher?

And if one person can change the molecular structure of a H2O by loving a glass of water, what would happen if we all stood by the sea and thought the same thought?  What if we collectively focused our attention and intention?  Could we change the ocean?

What if???


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Molly
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 10:42:22

    Amazing Jen!!


  2. Health is Happiness
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 18:06:37

    I needed to read this right now. Thanks


  3. Michael Reed
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 10:40:52

    Insightful as always…what if we all thought out of the box….check out http://www.ted.com/talks


  4. th.yoga
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 15:00:36

    Well Jen i got this link on the Moksha teachers wall, your energy has reached Trinidad & Tobago, thats a far way from Montreal. Would love to have you come teach here anytime you are ready.



  5. Jennifer Mitchell
    May 08, 2012 @ 18:59:38

    I choose to go around with an open mind for the rest of my existence, knowing nothing and experiencing everything. Thanks for the reminder. Love your blogs!


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