Great Shift Blog #42 Getting from Here to There (1): Ways a Shift in Human Consciousness Might Happen
January 23, 2020
Dear fellow travelers,
A new year beckons with what feels to me to have abundant potentials for good things to happen at the personal level. I am at a stage in my own personal journey where life is good whatever happens. Nevertheless, the bio-personality Russell hungers to see more concrete evidence at the physical plane that the harm that we humans are doing to
each other and Mother Earth is abating. Since I released my Great Shift ebook in 2008 most indicators of human well being I have looked at, such as global incidence of violent conflict and income inequality have worsened. Mother Earth has fared no better.This blog is the first of a series that addresses the apparent disconnect between the positive view of the future I have based on higher dimensional sources of information and the extent of human pain and suffering and environmental
degradation that I see/feel around me. How will we get from here to there and how long will it take? I don't know. In exploring different facets of this question I hope to find ways to remain steadfast in holding and supporting the frequencies of the New Earth even when a collective shift still feels far away
Ways a Shift in Human Consciousness Might Happen. Twelve years ago I considered four mechanisms drawn from physics, mathematics and paleontology that might provide insight into how a shift in human consciousness might occur:
- A Quantum Leap. Electrons associated with the nucleus of an atom exist in well-defined energetic states. A quantum leap occurs when
an electron shifts from one state to another. There is no in between state, so when a shift occurs it happens instantaneously. A shift from a higher state to a lower one releases energy; the reverse direction requires the addition of energy. A quantum shift in human consciousness implies (1) a very rapid shift, and (2) an outside input of energy (higher state) or release of energy (lower state).
- A Cusp Catastrophe. Catastrophe theory was developed in the
mid-1960s by the French mathematician René Thom. It uses the mathematical field of topology to understand systems that experience sudden discontinuities or abrupt changes of state. Of the seven “elementary” catastrophes arising from the theory, the cusp catastrophe might serve as a model for a rapid change in human consciousness (the image above illustrates a rapid shift in the rate of polar wander). The classic example used to illustrate this type of catastrophe is a dog dealing
with the fight or flight instinct when interacting with a human. As the human approaches the tension between the two responses increases until suddenly the dog either attacks or retreats. Applying this model to a shift in human consciousness would, as with a quantum leap, suggest (1) a very rapid shift, and (2) an outside stimulus, preferably one that functioned in way to encourage the shift to go in a positive direction.
- Critical Mass. During the decay of a radioactive isotope energetic particles (alpha and beta) or gamma rays are emitted with generally
localized effects (although interactions with cell tissue can be damaging). However, when a radioisotope such as uranium-235, is concentrated into a “critical mass” a chain-reaction begins to convert some of the matter into energy. When uncontrolled, as with an atomic bomb, the chain-reaction leads to a tremendous release of destructive energy. When controlled, as in a nuclear reactor, the heat can be put to positive uses, such as for generating electricity. A human
consciousness shift arising from reaching a critical mass also implies a very rapid shift. It would also seem to require a larger intelligence to ensure that the shift doesn't run out of control and become destructive.
- Punctuated Equilibrium. A model of species evolution called punctuated equilibrium was proposed by paleontologists Niles Eldredge and
Stephen Jay Gould in the 1970s to explain the fact that in the fossil record species die out and new ones appear with little evidence of intermediate “missing links” (see image below). In punctuated equilibrium a species remains relatively stable in form, typically for about 10 million years, and then in response to environmental changes undergoes very rapid change into a new species. Although such a change might actually take thousands of years, this is a small enough amount of time
in the geologic record that the changes are not recorded in the fossil record. If we apply this idea to a shift in human consciousness, rapid changes could occur within a human lifetime scale, rather than an abrupt change. It also suggests that the change would be in response to external adverse environmental conditions.
Personal Shifts. At a personal level the individual the Aha! moment that suddenly shifts one's perspective could be considered analogous to a quantum leap. Engagement in a conscious spiritual path is one way to generate the energy for such a shift. In retrospect my own awakening experience in 2002, when my conception of reality was blown apart, was more like a cusp catastrophe. My sense is that such awakenings/shifts at the personal level have been happening with increasing frequency since the timeline shift around the time
of the Harmonic Convergence in 1987, yet still remain a relatively small percentage of the total human population.
A Collective Shift. As a geologist, punctuated equilibrium appeals to me as a way to consider a collective shift in human consciousness. Shifting from a geologic to a human time scale, it makes sense to me that it may take multiple 20-year generations for such a shift to be fully evident at the physical
plane. As I'm writing it comes to me that shifting from the time scale of a nuclear explosion to the scale of human experience, there may be a percentage of the human population where the number of awakened individuals reaches a critical mass that results in a rapid acceleration of further awakening at the individual level. In subsequent blogs in this series I will identify several possible metrics for identifying such a rapid acceleration.
In the meantime, the shift is happening. Hang in there. Stay grounded.
Blessings, Love and Light,