Who Are We? Why Are We Here? – A Discussion of Collective Evolution (Video)

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Last week I wrote an article after watching a documentary, The Collective Evolution. This post discusses part two,  Collective Evolution II – The Human Experience, which you can view below. It is a fascinating exploration into the questions ‘Who are we?‘ and ‘Why are we here?

The documentary is based on the theory that we are all one united field of consciousness, engaging in a human experience of our own choosing, here on the planet that we have constructed to enable this experience. This is not a new concept, many people consider this to be the case. The interesting thing about this video is that it explains in depth why we do not remember our true selves and what we can do to continue our evolution.

What Are Souls?

Considering that we are interconnected consciousness, with infinite potentiality and unlimited possibility, why are we stuck on this rock circling the sun, getting fat and sick? The argument given here is that we have chosen to experience a challenging set of circumstances in order to become experientially rich. Souls are individual portions of the infinite consciousness that drive the vehicles of their choosing, in the playground that they felt would teach them the most about themselves.

“You are the awareness of this moment. Everything that you experience is not you. You are the nothingness that is aware of the everythingness. Be what you are”. ~ Michael Jeffreys

Confusing and paradoxical maybe! What this quote is conveying is that we are the silence behind the thoughts in our mind. We are the observer. We are asked to consider the possibility that we are only here, living this life in order to play, learn and become enlightened. Each soul gains more and more knowledge and experience with every journey that it chooses to take in life – through different parents, as part of different cultures, speaking different languages, with various abilities. Some lives are far more intense, with serious levels of suffering. We might ask therefore why would we ever knowingly choose a life like that. The documentary answers that the soul is neutral and non judgemental. Experiences are not considered good or bad by the soul, only the mind can do that.

Why Earth?

NASA
NASA

It is a challenging thought, but we are asked to imagine that Earth is not the only ‘playground’ that we have created to use as a place for souls to have experiences. There could be many others.

So, if this is nothing more than a planet designed to allow our souls to become enlightened through experiencing life, then it could be considered that Earth is moulding to our consciousness. At it’s current state the planet is destructive and damaged, as a direct result of our actions. The Animal Kingdom is said to be in a state of disarray, reflecting our current consciousness. It is considered that animals did not originally consume one another, that they lived in harmony, receiving energy from other sources. Even more challenging to contemplate is the concept that humans did not need to consume food in the way that we now do either.

The way that the Earth has been divided up, bought, sold and treated as territory is based on rules that we have gradually allowed to take hold. The true state is that the whole planet should be shared by all of the souls that are here experiencing the world. When we are ready to shift consciousness collectively back to that state we can simply change the rules as we wish. The trick is that it can only be changed collectively.

The Body

Harvard
Harvard

The story goes that our bodies are incredibly complex vehicles that we have designed in order to experience life on Earth. There are many conditions to add depth to the challenges that we will experience, illness, hunger, fatigue, vulnerability and ageing amongst them. As mentioned previously, it could be that humans did not originally rely on food, rather that it was an optional sensory experience for us to try. It is suggested that the same can be said for sleep. Some people today claim to receive the energy that they require for nourishment through a method known as ‘sun gazing’. Could it really be possible that our bodies can utilise sources of energy other than food in order to nourish our souls?

“Some of our ancestors had practices to harness energy from the sun. They had no illness, no mental or physical problems. Yet we have been trained to fear the sun,” – HRM

When we consider that much of our food receives it’s energy from the sun in the first place, there could be something in this claim. I think it is something to look into further. The main element that the documentary wants us to understand about the body, is that it is transitory. When the body dies our soul will simply step out and prepare for a new experience in another body.

The Ego

The Ego is a term that has been used by many psychologists over the decades, and is brought to life in various books and movies in the modern world. It is therefore a concept that we are familiar with, so it might not be too hard to consider it in the way that the documentary interprets the ego – a program that we operate on, much like software on a computer. It is suggested the that sole purpose of the Ego is to keep us disconnected from our true selves, to convince us that we are nothing more than this vehicle that we are currently driving.

“The Ego tends to equate having with being. I have therefore I am. The more I have, the more I am” ~ Eckhart Tolle

We might wonder what the point is of having this Ego – just to confuse and trick us? The suggestion is that the Ego helps us to fully immerse in the experience. It collects memories and uses thoughts to construct a ‘reality’ around us.

Shift in Consciousness

“Just look at us. Everything is backwards. Everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health. Lawyers destroy justice. Universities destroy knowledge. Governments destroy freedom. The major media destroy information and religion destroys spirituality” ~ Michael Ellner

Collective Consciousness
Collective Consciousness

What can we do to hurry along the shift in consciousness? Many people are waking up to the fact that there is more to life than what we see on the surface. It can be frustrating to realise that we are trapped inside a system that is limiting our potential, especially when the majority of the population are still unaware of the bigger picture.

Lobbys, rioting, kicking, screaming, shouting, overthrowing the government and war are all options, but they tend not to change much in the grand scheme. What we can all do, on a personal level is strive to awaken to the reality of our situation. Let go of the attachments and definitions that we are clinging onto about who we are. Changing ourselves has an impact on the collective consciousness.

“Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are vortices of energy that are constantly vibrating. So every material structure in the Universe, including you and me, radiates a unique energy signature” ~ Bruce Lipton.

We know on a quantum level that we are simply energy – could it be possible that have the power to manifest our reality on an energetic level when we work together as a collective?

Collective Consciousness
Collective Consciousness

What do you think? This is certainly one way of answering the questions….who we are? and why are we here? – but for me personally some of these suggestions are a step too far for my current paradigm of thought. Maybe I just need to reincarnate a few more times before I am ready to accept the ‘truth’!

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Comments

  1. Earth is the school. If we can do Earth, we can do anything. Ground zero Earth. It’s game time on Earth now, that’s all I know and what a ride this is. Wait till 2016. omg.

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