[This week’s episode continues to explore the dream I shared last week in Advent and the Awakened Dream.]
We are living at a moment of upheaval in which the egoic consciousness and its institutions are in collapse, while simultaneously unitive consciousness, or Christ consciousness, is emerging.
In this episode we look at planet Earth itself as “Bethlehem,” the place where the consciousness of Love is being birthed in material form.
[Here is a link to the book if refer to in this episode: What in the World Is Going On? Wisdom Teachings for Our Time, by Penny Gill]
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Hello Evolutionaries, and welcome to this week’s podcast episode. Last week, I shared a dream that pertains to this season of Advent, this season of celebration, especially for those in the Christian tradition, which tells of the coming of Christ. And I really see us globally in this moment, and humanity in this moment, of birthing Christ Consciousness . . . birthing Buddha consciousness. And if you haven’t listened to that podcast from last week, I really encourage you to pause this recording and go back and listen to it, because that will give you the context for what I’m going to be talking about today, which is about this global awakening, this global birthing of Christ consciousness.
We can look back over millennia and be assured that every generation and every time probably felt that their time was the most important time in all of history. And we sort of tend to think the same thing. However, I believe that there is something to that right now. And it is because of the crises that we’re facing—in particular the climate crisis. This time is unlike any other time that this planet has known. Never before have we been looking at conditions that could very well cause the extinction of the human race, as well as many other species. So we are living in an extraordinary and unprecedented time.
The story we are living out is the “ego story.” It is a story of the separate self, the story of separateness, and it has taken us as far as it can. It is a story that does not have any future—it is a dead end story, More and more we are recognizing that this whole notion of separateness is an illusion. We are also becoming aware that the way out of these crises is not to face the crises with more of the same—ego attack, manipulation and seeking for domination—but it will be through a birthing of the Christ consciousness . . . the Buddha consciousness . . . which is the realization, the knowing, of our inherent oneness.
There is a wonderful book that was written by a friend of mine. It’s called What In The World Is Going On?: Wisdom Teachings For Our Time. It is actually a work channeled and published by Penny Gill, bringing in the teachings of an entity named Manjushri who is a Tibetan teacher. I highly recommend it, because it is a book that gives us a global look at the lay of the land and what is happening right now on the planet. It contextualizes what’s happening. Plus, one of the special and wonderful things about that book is that it looks at this global situation from sort of the “50,000 foot view” and talks about things that are very different from what we see from the ground. In particular it talks about the Shower of Spirit—new energies that are coming into the world—energies that are bathing the earth, enabling a quickening of our consciousness, a quickening of the awareness of our inherent interdependence. (I’ll put a link to that book and where you can get it on the podcast page of my website.)
I believe that as we see culturally in this season of preparation for Christmas, we also see globally that we are in that season, the season of Advent, where this birthing of this consciousness is happening and it is happening right now. So we are in this moment of this birthing of the Christ consciousness and the collapse of the egoic consciousness and the world that it has fostered. And of course, in this moment where these two consciousness’s, if you will, are meeting, there is a lot of conflict and a lot of fear.
Last week I shared a dream in which I was shown, what the awakened dream is like as well as the essence of our creative capacity when we awaken from that dream of separateness. I was shown how it is that we participate and co-create with creation itself in a way that is very different from the ways that we make things happen when we’re coming from the egoic standpoint.
If you remember that dream, there was a little dream detail that I want to talk about today and in the coming weeks. In this dream detail I am standing outside of a church where they’re singing “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” As I started doing my dreamwork and I really looked at why the dream selected that particular song to pair up with the awakened dream’s experience of this creative capacity. What is it about that song? I focused on the song because dreams are very intentional. They don’t just throw in details willy-nilly, rather they offer very rich symbolism that we can unpack.
And so I unpacked that song with the question of why. “Why this song in correlation with this awakened dream experience?” As one begins to listen to the lyrics of that song from this dream’s vantage point of understanding that the Christ story is not limited to a time or a place or a person, it becomes clear that the Christ Consciousness is our inherent identity. An so, as such, it is not confined to, it is not quarantined to one person, or one place, or one time, but rather, as I see it, Earth’s purpose, the purpose of planet Earth, is to awaken Christ Consciousness, is to awaken Buddha consciousness.
Earth’s purpose is to unite the non-visible and the visible, so that the reality of love becomes visible in form. That is the purpose of planet Earth and I believe that is what is transpiring right now—even in the midst of all of this egoic upheaval and collapse. If we think of it that way we can think of planet Earth as Bethlehem and we can think of Earth itself as Mary giving birth to this Christ awareness, this Christ energy, this Christ Consciousness.
With that in mind, I’m going to share with you the lyrics for the first stanza of that song. I would like you to listen to it from this vantage point of hearing it more like a message to Earth from that non-visible realm, that spirit realm, the realm of love that is witnessing and holding what is transpiring on this planet right now. Please listen to these words as though Earth itself is Bethlehem. As though you and I are Bethlehem, and as though this is a message that is coming to us from the non-visible realm.
O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above a deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by.
Yet in the dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.
I leave those words with you and I leave that message with you this week to ponder in order that we may find ourselves in this Bethlehem moment on the planet, each of us being invited to allow that consciousness of oneness, that consciousness of our interdependence, to take root and to be birthed in ourselves.
And until next week, I bid you peace.
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