In these very challenging times, I often ask myself – as I am sure you do – how can we help? What can we do to make this world a better place, with everything that’s going on? Right now, I’m thinking about the incredible tragedy that is unfolding in Afghanistan… a place I myself have been (and almost died there) many years ago. So I have an up-close and personal idea of what it’s like there. But back to my original question… what can I do, what can we do? Most specifically. And since I’m not a highly trained member of the Special Forces (and you probably are not either), we cannot infiltrate Afghanistan with a highly skilled team of warriors to rescue some of the many people and especially women who are in grave danger right now. So what can we do? What can you and I do? Besides giving money to the charities (which is also important). The only answer that makes any sense to me is that we must keep working to raise the collective consciousness of humanity. Because the grave situation in Afghanistan and in so many other places in the world like Afghanistan are the result of and a reflection of a very low level of consciousness – a level that is so low that even the most basic human rights are not respected.
Now why is raising the collective consciousness so important in this connection? To answer this question, it’s vital to understand and remember that the vibrational frequency of people who are high in consciousness has a very powerful effect on the collective consciousness of humanity. And that in fact one person of a very high calibration (vibrational frequency) influences and counterbalances many thousands of people who are at the lower frequencies. Which is what the great spiritual teachers and masters and other great world leaders have demonstrated throughout history. For more information about the levels of consciousness and how they influence the collective consciousness, I highly recommend the books of David R. Hawkins such as “Power Versus Force – the Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior” and/or “Transcending the Levels of Consciousness” or “The Map of Consciousness Explained”.
Of course, I realize that most of you who are reading MysticLivingToday are very aware of keeping your consciousness high and are practicing, right now, today, many highly effective ways of raising and keeping your consciousness high including prayer and meditation. Which is so great and vitally important, so please keep it up – nothing is more important than this.
For this short article, while I have your attention, I’d just like to remind you of the incredible Power of Nature, especially if you are not spending much time outdoors, because being in Nature is such a very quick and effective way of raising your energy on a daily basis. So here are a few pointers….
Remind yourself that one of the reasons we feel so much better when we are out in Nature is that we are so much closer to the God Force, which is All Powerful, All Present Infinite Energy. Sometimes when we feel we're in direct contact with the God Force, it can be the most wonderful, electrifying sensation…. Then we feel strong, high, connected and we feel this high frequency energy pulsing in and through us and through everything around us. We feel the flow and strength of it… and for most of us, it's much easier to feel the power of the God Force when we’re outdoors, out in the woods or up in the mountains or by the great ocean, because there's no noise, no town, no rush, no people, no violence, no cars, no man-made things to divert our attention and/or clutter up our consciousness (unless of course you’re looking at your smartphone!). So when we are outdoors, if we slow down and are quiet for just a little while—then wham bang—we become aware of the Great Universal Presence. We know the God Force is right there, with us and in us!
Being quiet helps so much. So remember that even though it's fun to go walking in the woods with friends, we tend to talk and gossip the whole time and when this happens, when we bring all our emotions and incessant chatter with us to the great outdoors, it’s hard for the God Force to get our attention, because the God Force doesn't sing or dance. The God Force is just there. Timeless and always present, just beneath the surface. So we have to be silent enough, and open and receptive enough, for it to do its wonderful healing work in and through us. In this connection it’s also great to walk barefooted a bit if you can when it’s not too cold. To really ground yourself. Or better yet, sit or lie down on the earth for a while (it’s okay to use a blanket). It’s simply so powerful and healing… it really raises our energy.
As you know, there are places out there, places on this earth that are more powerful than others. If you've ever been to a power spot, you know what I mean. A power spot overwhelms you with its clarity and beauty, with its sense of harmony, and with the feeling of power you experience when you stand on that spot. Some spots on the planet are so powerful that they work their magic for almost everybody. But besides the major collective power spots like Glastonbury and Stonehenge, we can all have our special power spots too. For example, I go to my special power spots when I am in need of healing or to recharge and renew myself. For me, these places are truly sacred ground. As soon as I approach one of my special spots, I always feel much better. Just the memory of past harmony and healing instantly triggers a deep sense of peace and healing in my soul.
And of course, say your prayers and affirmations when you are in Nature – and send your love and healing visualizations to the world’s trouble spots. Doing this means more than you can ever know. Thank you for all the Good you do!
About Barbara Berger
American-born Barbara Berger is the best-selling author of “The Road to Power – Fast Food for the Soul” (published in 30 languages), “Are You Happy Now? 10 Ways to Live a Happy Life” (published in 21 languages) and “The Awakening Human Being – A Guide to the Power of Mind”. Barbara's latest book is "Find and Follow Your Inner Compass – Instant Guidance in an Age of Information Overload". Barbara also works as coach and therapist, helping people around the globe come into alignment with their own true power. For more about Barbara see her Web site:
** Below are titles & links to the beautiful work from Barbara. She is a long time contributor and my
dear friend :
mysticlivingtoday.com – articles by Barbara Berger
The Ultimate Self-Empowerment Tool – Your Inner Compass
The Key to Happiness; Understanding the Way the Mind Works
Who would you be if you didn’t know your age?
The Power of Right Seeing
Review of Barbara Berger’s book Find and Follow Your Inner Compass by Riki Frahmann
Are You Here Now? Are You Happy Now?
Discovering Who You Really Are
Getting in Touch with Your Heart
Follow Your Passion & Accept the Consequences
The Power of the Joyful Giver
You have nothing to deal with but your own thoughts
Peace Is Your Nature
The Power of Contemplating Love
How Can We Serve?
The Importance of Mind Management
Focus on the Real – A Way of Dealing with Worry and Catastrophic Thinking
Nothing External Can Disturb Us
Just Let Everything Be!
The Gift of Crisis
The Power of Asking for Help
What does it mean to be psychologically mature?
The Meaning of Life
The Power of Praise & Blessing
Our Unalienable Rights
Meeting the Family & Keeping Your Peace of Mind
Healthy Boundaries – the Secret of Good Relationships
Wanting What You Have
NOW IS THE TIME TO THINK POSITIVE
A Scientific Prayer to Lift Your Consciousness
Healthy Self Talk about the Body
Time Are Changing Aren’t They?
Are You Following Your Inner Compass?
What Happens When We Don't Listen to Our Inner Compass?
Your Right to Be You
Doing the Right Thing
Seeing Behind Impermanence
Opening Your Heart – A Prayer for the New Year
Welcome to the World of Starbrow and His Amazing Spiritual Adventures
Use This Simple, Effective Right Reaction Exercise to Tackle Stressful Moments
No Healing Without Feeling
Happiness Is an Inside Job
The Power of Joy and Laughter
Watch Out for Black and White Thinking!
The Power of Eating Less
Good Ways to Say No and Set Limits
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