What is the opposite of acceleration? Well, you might say deceleration, but actually this is not quite the case. The opposite of acceleration is the consciousness that is unwilling to move, that is unwilling to change, that is unwilling to transcend, that is unwilling to come up higher. Not in the sense that it is necessarily unwilling to change in a horizontal way, but that it is unwilling to change in a vertical way, where it transcends, it goes beyond, its present level.
Here on this Australian continent, you are dealing with a certain shading of this consciousness, of the unwillingness to transcend, of the unwillingness to go beyond a certain level. Surely you find this many places in the world. It is not the intent to set up some kind of scale that allows you to compare one nation or one continent to another. Higher awareness has no desire to encourage any kind of value judgment. Nevertheless it is necessary to address the state of consciousness of a certain nation or continent. For how can you, as the more aware people, be the forerunners for taking that nation beyond that state of consciousness, if you do not see it or do not understand it, or cannot put words on it clearly for your work or even your visualizations.
Indeed, the Australian nation is dealing with a very heavy cloud of this consciousness that is unwilling to move vertically, that is unwilling to transcend, that is unwilling to look at itself in the mirror and realize: We are not in the highest possible state of consciousness, we have certain issues. We have a certain coarseness in the collective consciousness that can be seen in many ways in our society, but perhaps nowhere more clearly than in the way we talk to each other, in the way we talk about each other, or even talk about ourselves. Even in our sense of humor, in the way we kid around about ourselves, about each other in a way that is slightly degrading. Not in an angry, not in a mean-spirited or evil way, but it has simply become a habit that the Australian people do not see, do not see as unnecessary but they think: “Ah everybody does it, that’s just the way it is, that’s the way we Aussies kid around and there’s really no harm done.”
And in a sense, there is not necessarily any harm done but there is not any acceleration either. For it is a sense of humor and attitude to life, a way of looking at life that stays at a certain level, and that is very reluctant to acknowledge the need to go higher, the need to go beyond that level and the potential to go beyond that level.
The higher potential for Australia
The Australian nation has a much higher potential than what you see outpictured today. Higher awareness does not look at this nation, this continent of Australia, with any kind of condemnation, any kind of judgment, any kind of negativity. But it does see the higher potential that you have. Therefore, higher awareness looks realistically at where you are today and that you are not living up to your highest potential. There is so much more that can be brought forth on this amazing continent, where you have amazing natural resources, but you also have a much higher creative potential than is currently being outpictured by the people.
This potential cannot be unlocked with your present state of consciousness, the way you look at yourselves, the way you think that a certain way of life, a certain attitude to life is “good enough.” It is not good enough, if it could be more! This is not saying that compared to many other nations you are at a terribly low level or that Australia is in any way backwards. But compared to what you could be, you are below your highest potential.
You, who are the more aware people need to be aware of this. You need to step back in your minds, and look at this nation, look at the people, look at how they interact, even look at TV and look at how people talk, what their demeanor is, what they say about Australia, what they say about life, what they say about people. Look at this and see that you who are the forerunners need to recognize the consciousness, need to recognize that it is not the highest potential. You then need to recognize that if you have grown up here, you have been affected by this consciousness, simply because what you see around you is what you as a child tend to think is normal and natural. And perhaps you don’t even see it, because you are so used to it that you take it for granted!
But as a more aware person you cannot take anything for granted. You need to look at yourself and see how you have been affected by a state of consciousness that will not take you to your highest potential. And so, you need to start with yourself. You need to start healing it, transcending it and being willing to accelerate yourself beyond it, being willing to let the light accelerate yourself beyond it. And then you can begin to see how it affects other people. You can begin to work on it. But you will also – beyond doing anything specific about it – you will do what is the most important thing. By your mere presence, by the fact that you have accelerated yourself beyond that state of consciousness, you will provide a frame of reference for all people you meet.
Giving people a real choice
Many of them will not know this consciously, but they will sense that you are not in that same low level of consciousness, and thus they will have the choice. Will they look at you honestly and consider why you feel different, why you have a different vibration, why you do not talk in the same degrading manner, why you do not kid around in this degrading, base sense of humor? And they have, then, for the first time possibly in their lives, a choice, a real choice. Will they also see this consciousness in themselves, will they see their potential to transcend, and will they do something about it. And that is, of course, all you can do. Many times it is not possible to speak openly to people about certain conditions or topics.
Look at yourselves and how many times you have attempted to talk to other people about your beliefs and your outlook on life. And look at how often they cannot follow you, for what do they do? They respond to the words you are saying, and the words that you say have a certain meaning, a certain association in your mind according to your level of consciousness. But they are in a different state of consciousness, and therefore the words that you say, have a different association and provoke a different reaction in their beings. And thus, they are reacting at the level of words, and they never get to the point of actually being open to considering the inner message that is beyond the words.
There are many times where you simply cannot communicate with people through words. But you can still provide them a frame of reference, by being in a higher state of consciousness and by daring to express it. It is not so much the words that will change people; it is an encounter with higher awareness. And when you become an open door for higher awareness flowing through you, that gives people a frame of reference that they have not had before in most cases. For they have rarely, if ever, encountered a person that was more of an open door for higher awareness than the average person.
In many cases you could benefit greatly and make life easier for yourself by stepping back, not being so hung up on words, of having to give people a certain message, having to convince them of certain beliefs. But when you speak, you are aware of higher awareness flowing through you, and you are simply letting higher awareness give people that frame of reference. That is the highest opportunity you can give them. And then you remain non-attached to what choices they make, for it is not your role to control their choices, but only to give them the option to choose. For when you become an open door for higher awareness, then you can accelerate the people you are around, even if they do not notice at first, but they will still feel it at some level of their being—this acceleration.
The barrier between spiritual and material
There is a need to break down the barrier between higher awareness and normal or even worldly activities. Matter is truly made from higher awareness, so there is higher awareness everywhere in matter. And is it not so that for thousands of years people have had this barrier between what they consider spiritual and worldly or mundane or material.
Many aware people think that their daily activities are not spiritual and cannot be spiritualized, so they have to retreat from their daily lives. Many retreat centers are built to give people an opportunity to retreat from their daily activities, so that they can think that now they are doing something spiritual. And certainly, it can help you to come to a retreat setting and be apart from your daily activities. Because many times when you are in the midst of very intense activities, your mind is clouded over or your attention is pulled in other directions, and you cannot so easily go within.
Nevertheless, in the long term you need to break down that barrier, so that you realize that higher awareness is everywhere. And thus, you are perfectly capable of tuning in to higher awareness wherever you are. The desire of higher awareness for you is to have you raise your consciousness to the level, where you can always tune in to higher awareness.
You have the story in the bible, of the woman who touched the hem of Christ’s garment as he was walking through the crowd and she was healed. Because by touching the hem of Christ’s garment, she opened up herself to a flow of higher awareness into her being.
The dualistic logic
There is a certain aspect of dualistic logic that will attempt to make you believe that you cannot accelerate yourself beyond this level, that you should not, that you are not allowed to, that terrible things will happen if you do or that you are not ready to do it, that you are not worthy to do it.
Be aware of these subtle projections coming from your own ego, coming from the mass consciousness, coming from the manipulators. Be aware of them, identify them and then seek to step back from them. It is not possible to be in a situation, to be in a state of consciousness that cannot be accelerated beyond its present level. There is nothing in the material world that cannot be accelerated. There is no condition in the material world that you cannot accelerate beyond, and there is no condition that you are not allowed to accelerate beyond. Be aware of the dualistic logic that says that before you can leave something behind, you have to solve some kind of problem, you have to change something in this world, you have to change other people, you have to change yourself.
Yes, there are certain enigmas that must be solved. Yes, there are certainly energies that you that must be transmuted. There are false beliefs that must be seen through. But there is no condition that you cannot walk away from and accelerate yourself beyond. Truly, you cannot walk away from a condition in a horizontal sense, but you can always walk away by accelerating yourself in a vertical sense. This is always possible.