Humanity is on the cusp of our biggest expansion yet. We are stretching, straining through an evolution to arrive at a mindset of energy-sharing. We are transcending homo sapiens (Latin for “wise man”) and becoming homo illustratum (the “enlightened one”). This will mark the completion of dominance-based evolution and will give rise to spiritual evolution. When we can share our light-presence with sincerity—and without manipulation—we will begin to witness the ushering-in of this new consciousness.
So, what’s it to you?
With everything that you are, you want your life to matter and for it to make a meaningful difference in our world. You want to help others and change the world for the better. That’s why you’re reading this. That’s why you face the current, even when it’s hard.
If you’re like most people, you disapprove of those who attempt to undermine others, denounce oppressors and predators among us, and condemn people who torture or abuse animals. Yet, if you truly wish to change the current, then you need to know why and how it moves.
Humankind can live, for a time, without food and water, and even for several minutes without oxygen. However, what we cannot live without, not even for a fraction of a second, is energy. Oh, how intrinsic and salient to life is our energetic presence! Those who assert control or force their power over others are the most wanting and under-fueled people in the world. Oppressors seek to charge themselves by stealing personal power from others. They yearn to be significant; to be in control and have the upper- hand. What they actually need is empowerment and enlightenment; stealing power will never satisfy, last, or fulfill.
Perhaps your first reflex is to separate yourself from oppressors and to hate them back. But please know this: while those feelings might be valid, they have no power to affect evolved and lasting change.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Attempting to shame or minimize your enemy will not make them disappear or bring about victory for your cause. The new-consciousness way to heal suffering, injustice, and abuse in the world is through energy- sharing between people. That is to say, sharing light “viral energy.”
Hating people who are filled with darkness will not stop their cruelty; only drawing them closer to light can accomplish that. When you witness a terrible story in the news, another heinous act of violence against the innocent, rather than projecting hatred to the oppressor, close your eyes and send light energy thoughts to the victim and the victimizer. (Yep, even them. Especially them.) The beauty of viral energy is that it’s contagious and has an osmotic function. When you affect—and infect—another with your light viral energy, you raise them up little by little, light by light. Just by projecting thoughts of light energy versus projecting hate and fear, little-old- you can add to the enlightenment of another. Be a beacon of light; let light radiate from your powerful and empowered presence. When the other is enlightened, they no longer seek false fuel. While it’s not your responsibility to enlighten others with your presence, you will find that the more you do it, the more you will want to. You will face the current because you will know that you are capable of altering it.
There is a massive forest of aspen trees in Utah’s Fishlake National Forest that stretches over 100 acres. It was discovered that the trees of this forest share a root system, which means that they are not separate entities; they are one genetic individual containing thousands of stems. These stems have a life-cycle. They experience a time above ground, appearing as individuals, and then they “die.” Other units then sprout in their place. Scientists call the organism “Pando” and have documented Pando as the largest organism on Earth. When a stem experiences disease or drought, the whole organism is affected. By the same thinking, every stem knows that to steal from or to loathe the next stem is both ineffective in purpose and also damaging to itself.
You see, we are Pando. We are awakening to the strange, beautiful, and magical nature of life. It’s all materializing in our lifetime, right now. Our species is moving from the drive and need to forcefully steal power, to utilizing the energy of our collective internal enlightenment. As empowerment replaces force, we will no longer live from the perspective of dominance. When we understand and practice this shift in understanding, we will stop inventing ways to excuse how we often treat others, and how we foolishly dominate nature and strip the Earth of her resources. When we recognize that our efforts to gain the upper-hand are futile and against everything that we were made to be, we will illuminate the darkness, awaken to the illusion of separateness, and become the enlightened one.
You have the power to impact others with your mission, your intention, and your light viral energy. The world is evolving because of you. Utilize the gift of your life. No longer be in doubt about your power to affect positive change. Be the current.
Yes, you can. Yes, we can.
♦ This article was originally published in Issue 21 of Face the Current Magazine, featured on pages 64-65. Order a print copy or subscribe to print at our SHOP.