“To be a committed spiritual seeker, it is necessary to relinquish the desire
to be ‘right’ or of imaginary value to society. In fact, nobody’s ego or belief systems are of any value to society at all.”
– David R. Hawkins, author of Power vs Force
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Dr. Hawkins confirms what masters have always taught, that “The world is neither good nor bad nor defective, nor is it in need of help or modification because its appearance is only a projection of one’s own mind. No such world exists.”
We’ve been discussing the phenomena of entrainment in recent blogs, particularly the “guru effect,” that is, what happens when we enter the energy field of an authentic master. Masters, gurus, and sages are those who function in a trans-egoic state and they can teach without words. This is what defines an authentic master, one who is enlightened enough to assist others.
Entrainment also occurs with our external environment. Dr. Frank Lipman lists these examples of that kind of entrainment: 1
• When a musician has the audience spellbound, he or she has entrained them into the rhythm.
• A charismatic preacher can do the same with his congregation.
• When you meditate in a group, you feel the increased “strength” of the experience.
• Participating in an exercise class doing aerobics to up tempo music.
• When young women become roommates, they often start getting their periods at the same time.
This is illuminating but incomplete. We’re woefully ignorant of larger energetic waves in motion, particularly the constant orchestration of literally everything by consciousness, moment by moment. Even a cursory study of astrology reveals the pivotal influence that cosmic forces have in our lives. These forces don’t suddenly stop being significant after birth… the stars are always affecting us.
Dr. Lipman acknowledges this. He writes: “You use less energy when you’re in sync with the surrounding energy; you use more when you’re out of sync. It’s ok to speed up during the day if you have a fast-paced career, but you need to slow down when you return home. You need to teach the body to slow down, to relax, to recover, to stimulate the parasympathetic system (your natural relaxation response). You need to find external rhythms that are slow (nature, quiet surroundings, certain music) to entrain to.” 2
True enough, but let’s expand our understanding to include these larger, invisible forces and acknowledge how the ancient traditions present them, as the steady unfoldment of cosmic consciousness through four cycles called Yugas, also known as the procession of the equinoxes.
According to Vedic and Tantric systems, humanity has been progressing through what they term “the day of God.” In the first cycle, the truth of the trans-egoic level is dominant in consciousness; this is known as the age of truth (Satwa). The second cycle is denser, as is the third, taking us to the fourth cycle, known as the Kali Yuga, which is where we are now. In other words, humanity is currently experiencing the most contracted and dense part of this long cycle.
Some anticipate “spring” and describe what is happening right now as a rebirth for humanity. That’s accurate but could be misleading if we forget that the day of God is followed by the night of God. So, as we complete the Kali Yuga cycle, we won’t leap into brilliant light… we’ll then begin our journey through the corresponding cycles in the night of God. So, let’s relax, be patient, and put the fireworks back in the shed for a while.
There are always signs to indicate the changing of these cycles. According to the ancient traditions, 10 living avatars appear on earth, spread out over those cycles of day, one or two for each age. Christ was the last one. Before him, we had the Buddha and before him Krishna, Rama, etc. So far, we have experienced 9 of these avatars. The 10th will be the Kali avatar and he or she has not appeared yet.
It makes no sense to sit around waiting! The point of entrainment is to “get with the program.” This impending event includes us all, since consciousness is one. The arrival of this 10th avatar is a personal experience, not just the appearance of some other being.
Consider this as you meditate and during any of your mindfulness practices: you are preparing room in your consciousness for the arrival of something… something wonderful. I often write about “The Awakening Impulse…” this is what we are awakening to.
The personal signs are easy to detect: we become more loving towards each other. While we witness the very opposite of that in news reports every day, the question is: what are we entraining to? The assault of negativity we navigate through every day, or the cosmic cycles of steady awakening as we march through the day, and then the night of God?
Let’s share that journey ever more consciously together as we individually transition from egoic to trans-egoic experience. This is why we are here.