In a previous article on the Law of Opposites I was saying there’s a controversial issue that is hardly ever addressed, or taught, in any of these courses on “how to create your own reality”, “how to get rich”, “how to create what you want”, etc. If it were so easy to create the house of our dreams, the love of our life, money to spare in our bank account, the perfect job, etc., shouldn’t we be giving these books and courses away to the people in need, who put up with hunger, living in some underdeveloped country at war, or enduring substandard life conditions, so we could help them change “their thoughts” using the Law of Attraction as to improve their lives?
In theory, this could be as simple as putting into effect these methods whereby you think about what you wish, visualize it day and night, vibrate in that frequency, and see it come true. But if things worked this way, would this mean that all those afflicted by famine and war, living with no drinking water, are they suffering because of “wrong” thinking? This doesn’t make sense, does it? Then, what is the explanation to this?
Personally, I didn’t have an answer, if there was one to be “had’. But then, as I said in my previous article, I read an explanation on the process of creation by Neale Donald Walsch (author of the book “Conversations with God”). The answer is, in fact, that the way mankind thinks causes mankind sufferings. It’s easier said than understood, for it’s not just the way of thinking of those who suffer, it’s the way of thinking of the human race as a whole that creates the common macro-reality we live in, the collective unconscious that connects us all as humankind.
In my book “Synchronicities, The Power of Intuition” (only in spanish so far), I had to write an entire chapter to organize my thoughts about Destiny and Free Will, and after having a “revelation” sitting on a beach, I understood that people in constant suffering has really come to believe, just like Neale said, that “this is what they got in life and that’s just the way it is”. They´ve quit and thrown in the towel, and stopped struggling altogether (though they´ve tried they haven’t found a way) to rebel against the situation they were born into and the lot they were cast in life.
However, the thoughts of people who suffer, in this case, also have a role in creating the reality they live in. They have come and found something already here, a world with conditions and a reality integrated in their way of thinking, and only a few have the courage, or realize, that their reality can be changed, albeit a little, and in this way they can change their situation. But that’s not the real problem.
The real problem is that the collective consciousness of the planet maintains, and sustains, and quite often exacerbates famine and the suffering of certain peoples, or cultures, or ethnic groups, with a system of management and control. The collective unconscious is the sum of all the minds in the planet, those living in plenty and those who live in misery, the happy and the not so happy ones, those who are famished and those who can afford lunch at Michelin rated restaurants every day. Since many of us “on this side” create, and continue creating, the image we “have” of them “on the other side” in the collective unconscious, it makes the reality to them “on the other side” all the more strong and difficult to change for each individual minds living there, no matter how hard they try. All this is part of a reality that is manipulated by a complex control structure deeply implanted in our society.
More often than not, in our thoughts we blame them, the not so fortunate ones, for their situation, or simply ignore their requests for help. We somehow think that their problems serve them right, or we just prefer not to think about “how the other side lives”. This reality is like a wall built around what’s happening in one or more places, or countries, or even entire regions of the world, and this barrier makes it extremely difficult, for the people living on the other side, to even consider changing their circumstance by changing their way of thinking.
The collective consciousness is stronger than the individual’s
We live in a society where is relatively easy to purchase “the Secret” to “making a new car come true”. The collective unconscious in our “side” is more than apt to that possibility, and I would even say it has the power for this, if we look at the lifestyle and desire of more than one person to achieve this. All this is in the collective unconscious, which can either amplify our wishes, or become an insurmountable barrier to attain them.
The combined thoughts of the majority literally impose their power over the lives of a few. As long as a million people in this planet project the image of African children dying due to famine, there will be no one who can change that reality from within. We all will be contributing to defeat the efforts of “positive” thinking. It is very difficult for a single individual with his “mental” power to overcome the barriers formed by the collective unconscious.
Tearing down the wall
But that’s not always the case. There are a few cases of exceptional people who can change their life and their reality in an environment that’s completely against them. This people is proof that the power of one individual can overcome the wall created by collective consciousness if he elevates his own level of consciousness. There is a few people who, knowingly or not, are a true example for the rest of us. To accomplish this, they´ve probably had to struggle, against a way of seeing the reality they disliked, or surely didn’t suit them, and used their mental power, the energy of their conscious (and unconscious) mind, to attract and create the kind reality that they wished, instead of the reality imposed by the collective unconscious. So, what kind of thoughts do we want to put in the collective unconscious? What world do we want to build or help maintain? Whether we want it or not, we all have a role in what’s happening in the planet, the question is whether we accept this responsibility or not, and what’s in it for us.