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Todd over at ChannelingMyself.com, recently wrote a post about 2012 and all the doomsday prophecies floating around. In the post, he posed the question: “… could the paranoia being fed to the masses actually be contributing to the outcome of such an event? Is 2012 a self fulfilling prophecy?” In other words, if enough people believe the doom and gloom scenarios, could they actually bring them about? If the majority of the word’s citizenry focuses on the end of the world, would the world then end, no matter how much your well meaning, meditating hiney focuses on puppies and rainbows?
Choose your reality
Let me clear up a couple of basics: You are basically the center of your own little Universe. This Universe is a direct reflection of your vibration, which is made up of all the thoughts you think and beliefs you hold, whether you consciously know it or not. That means that everything that’s currently in your reality was attracted to you by you. With me so far? Good. Let’s go further.
All realities exist simultaneously. Think of it this way: It’s like you’re in the middle of Times Square, with thousands of people running around. And someone gives you a special pair of glasses. When you put them on, suddenly, Times Square has a lot less people, buildings and billboards in it. What’s more, all the people you see are friendly and beautiful. The billboards are positive and the buildings are well maintained. The air is fresh and the birds are singing and an empty cab pulls up right in front of you.
Then, someone gives you a different pair of glasses and you put those on, instead. Suddenly, all the happy, beautiful people are gone. What you see now are a bunch of stressed out, drugged up, strung out, dirty people. They look afraid and angry and dangerous. The buildings you see are all run down and falling apart. The billboards have graffiti on them. You want to catch a cab out of there but can’t seem to find a free one.
The happy people and the nasty people are all inhabiting the same space, they are all present at the same time, but what you see depends on which glasses you put on. When you were wearing your nasty glasses, that empty cab still pulled up in front of you. It was there, but you couldn’t see it. It simply didn’t exist in your reality.
Your vibration determines which glasses you wear and what you see and experience. It’s all there for you to choose from, but you get to pick what you allow into your reality.
The Collective Consciousness Dilemma
So, let’s say that 99 out of 100 people are focusing on the world ending in a horrible, bloody mess, and one person is focusing on peace on Earth. Won’t the energy of those 99 people just drown out the energy stream of that one person? Doesn’t collective consciousness play a role? Does size (of the crowd) really not matter?
Well, yes and no. You see, when you get a group of people all focusing on the same outcome, then yes, the energy of that grows. This not only makes it more likely that this outcome will come into the physical, but it also makes it easier for anyone in the vibrational vicinity of that thought to join that crowd.
It’s as if those 99 people were all handing out glasses to their doomsday reality. They may hand out a lot of pairs, allowing more and more people to join them, but every one of those people still has to make the decision (consciously or not) to put on the damn glasses. So that one guy, Mr. Positive, would have easy access to those glasses. And if he chose to put them on, he would begin to the see the world in exactly the same way. If he chose to keep them on, if and when the doomsday scenario were to actually come about, he would then experience it.
If, however, Mr. Positive decides to take the doomsday glasses off at some point and put on his peace and happiness glasses again, then, if and when the 99 bring about and experience their doomsday scenario, he will not be a part of it. He will be focused on his own reality. Taking off the happy glasses didn’t wipe out the happy reality. It simply made it disappear until he put the glasses back on.
You are not aware of all the crap in the world right now
I can feel some of you looking at me with some skepticism. The world could literally end and you could actually not be aware of it? Yes. Let me continue to make my argument.
Consider this: Tons of horrible crap happens in the world every day. And even though the media does their best to spread this horrible crap all around (I do love to paint a picture with words), you are still not aware of the grand majority of it. A bus with 12 school children went off a cliff ten minutes ago in a country far, far away (But not really. I’m making a point. Chillax, people!). The news hasn’t gotten a hold of it, or you didn’t turn on the TV today. So this horrible thing happened, but you have no idea that it did. Has the fact that you didn’t know about the event changed anything for the school children? Nope. Not a thing. But it did change something for you: It saved you from the pain you would’ve experienced on their behalf.
Now, let’s say that you consciously make a decision to stop doing things that make you feel bad and you raise your vibration. You stop watching the news and focusing on horrible feeling things in general. When something tragic happens, it barely reaches your radar. Perhaps someone at work mentions it and you’re aware, but you’re no longer bombarded with images and messages over and over, and you don’t have the same emotional reaction. You know something happened, but you’re not going to let it drag you into despair. You are not experiencing reality in the same way anymore. The same amount of tragedy exists as always, but you no longer see it or experience it. You’ve switched glasses.
Isn’t that cold and naïve?
Whenever I share my views on this subject in mixed company (LOAers and non-LOAers), someone inevitably calls me naïve, delusional or cold. How, they ask me, could I turn my back on the world’s suffering? How could I not care?
But it’s not that I don’t care. I care a great deal. That’s actually why I take the stance that I do. You see, I’ve realized that I can’t suffer enough to stop anyone else’s suffering. In fact, all I’m doing is hurting myself. How does my pain stop rainforest deforestation or help abused kids? It doesn’t. It could make me feel less guilty for not being in the same situation, if I still subscribed to that belief system, but it would do nothing to actually help anyone. If, however, I briefly look at the problem, just long enough to become aware of it, and then focus all of my energy on what I want – the solution – while staying open to the fact that a solution may actually exist, then I’m at the very least increasing the energy of the solution, making it easier to find. Should I be a match to implementing that solution, because of my skill set and intentions, then I am also opening myself up to receiving that answer. I can’t do either of those if I’m sitting on the couch with a pint of ice cream, sniffling about the world’s problems.
So, like, is the world going to end, or what?
Having said all of that, I personally don’t believe the world is going to end. With the global energy rising, more and more people are waking up to their own power every day. More and more people are unwilling to put up with feeling bad and sleepwalking through their lives, and are discovering that they have a right to feel better. More and more people are starting to throw off their shackles and are starting to live deliberately. Add this to all the new kids being born today, who are absolutely unwilling to be trained into compliance if it means unhappiness and who are teaching their parents about living in the moment and following their intuition, and I’d say that overall, we’re going to be just fine.
There will, however, always be a small number of people who are simply unwilling to feel better. They will hold on to their fears with a death grip. And as the global energy rises, the pressure within these individuals will increase. They may well act out, trying to alleviate their powerlessness and desperation. There could be violence. Any organization that is built on control, such as governments, will also “act out” and attempt to regain that control using increasingly desperate measures. But the ridiculousness of their actions will become more and more apparent to those who are waking up and they’ll fail (honestly, aren’t we seeing that already?).
I believe that in the end, the great majority of people will make the leap to a higher vibration. And even though there are bound to be pockets of people still hanging on to their lower frequencies, they will be few and fairly isolated. It will be like each group will be wearing their own set of glasses and they won’t have access to the other, if they’re even aware of each other.
I truly believe that we are in the midst of the most exciting time on Earth. Ever. What we are witnessing is the dawning of a new age, a new human being. We are evolving, and we’re doing so quickly. Will there be some ugliness? Yes. But you don’t have to be a part of it, if you choose not to put on those glasses. You can focus on the solution, on peace and happiness. And you do that by focusing on how you feel and choosing the better feeling thought as often as you can. You don’t have to wait until you’re forced to choose (by allowing your resistance to get to big and painful that you don’t want to take it anymore and finally give in to feeling good). Start today. Raise your vibration. Choose happiness now. Add to the energy of the solution. Hand out happiness glasses. If enough of us do that, perhaps the doomsday glasses will go out of style all together.
What do you believe? Will the world end? Are you afraid of chaos or other people’s beliefs?