We Started the Fires

By Jo Mooy

World events have the power to change individual consciousness and human consciousness on a greater level.

We didn’t start the fire, it was always burning since the world’s been turning.” Reflecting on the words of that Billy Joel song, written 42 years ago, I think maybe we not only started the fire but in fact, we keep it burning. When major events occur anywhere in the world, millions of minds engage simultaneously through the internet or television. The events could be the happiness of The World Cup winner, the tragedy of a natural disaster, the discord of an election, or the constant drone of lies that obliterate truths. The result is a global reaction to the events that trigger a massive emotional shift that impacts the human psyche.

The effects can last a long time, or end in a shorter period. World Cup emotions may last till the trophy is awarded, while wars or natural disasters can leave indelible emotional scars that last a lifetime. The preposterous lies that burn the unseen atmosphere are more insidious. Those lies torch the fabric of the souls in individuals who are devastatingly weakened by the constant barrage of negativity in their lives. Nonetheless, any event has the power to change individual consciousness or alter personal beliefs in such a way that human consciousness on a greater level is also changed.

These statements are not hyperbole. Princeton University tracked human reactions to global events through 70 device-based measuring stations located around the world. After the data was fed into computer algorithms and analyzed, the lead scientist reported the results saying, “When millions of hearts and minds are engaged at once, structure emerges out of the randomness. There really are effects of consciousness in the world, and unexpected correlations in our network of random devices. Something is going on, and the most likely conclusion is that there is an interconnection of consciousness at deeply hidden levels between people and among people across the globe.

Those experiments show how events affect human consciousness. Can the reverse occur? Can changes in human consciousness trigger mass events? If every “thing” is interconnected then the empirical evidence points to yes. A government study showed mounting concerns for high blood pressure. In fact, the study actually “raised the blood pressure” of those reading about it, or seeing it on the news. Medical commercials for a product shown on TV create a mass consciousness change not only about the medicine but also about the disease. Fears about the disease can actually cause the disease to develop through the power of suggestion. When humans feel powerless and reside in a state of “generalized fear,” they will turn the most natural of observations into personal high-drama. The end result is, fear consciousness breeds more fear.

Everything is energy and everything is connected to everything else through fields of energy. This includes thoughts, feelings, beliefs, emotions, and senses. Quantum physics shows that everything from atoms, electrons, and quarks (the smallest particles in the universe) to the space between them is an energetic vibration that operates in an enormous field of connectivity. Nothing is separate from anything else. What is seen is vibrating energy just like what is unseen.

Humans reflect an energy signature, though it’s not usually visible. The overall energy signature can be positive or negative, easy or sharp. It reflects who a person is based on their beliefs, their culture, their values, their geography, their emotional maturity. Every individual projects out to the world their summary energy signature. Many individuals can read the energy signatures. Psychics read auras. Others without that skill may meet a stranger and say things like I don’t like being around that person’s vibe. Or, they can casually meet another person and say I love being around her, she’s so upbeat. They may know nothing about the person but they’re reading the person’s energy signature. In that scenario, opposites don’t attract. Rather, similar energy structures attract magnetically to like energies.

If those like energies are magnified at a group level, it’s easy to see how the thinking or beliefs of a group can influence others of like persuasion—even if some of them are not fully committed to “the cause.” If group beliefs or thinking come from fear, then fear will be the projection and the attraction. If anger or hatred is the dominant emotion in the group, then anger energy will project out and attract other similar anger energies. In this manner, the emotional energies of fear or anger actually take form, creating a sort of amorphous cloud that magnifies that quality in the energy fields. Emotionally immature or unaware individuals who live in states of fear or anxiety then become swept up by those forms of energy. They project it out like a shroud to others who share those same characteristics pulling them into the shroud.

Remember, all energy is connected in a web. Negative qualities like anger, hatred or fear are mentally and emotionally hot. The five elements (fire, earth, air, water, ether) that govern structure in this universe respond to the mental and emotional heat and form weather patterns. The atmosphere becomes heated, thoughts become heated, behavior becomes heated, and through this endless unified connectivity, new fires of anger and hatred are started while keeping the old ones burning.

Is there a solution? Maybe it’s when each person in his own timeframe wakes up one day and asks the question, “Who am I? Who am I really?” The self-realized mystic Ramana Maharshi said, “Without understanding yourself, what is the purpose of trying to understand the world. All your thoughts and emotions and events are like pictures moving on a screen. They are not real. You do not need to aspire to another state. Simply get rid of all the thoughts and beliefs you hold dear and find that which is Real. Everything is projected onto this Reality which is the Eternal Pure Consciousness.”

Finding the answers to, Who Am I may finally extinguish the flames or stop the burning altogether. And, we can get on with our real roles in life.

Jo Mooy has studied with many spiritual traditions over the past 40 years. The wide diversity of this training allows her to develop spiritual seminars and retreats that explore inspirational concepts, give purpose and guidance to students, and present esoteric teachings in an understandable manner. Along with Patricia Cockerill, she has guided the Women’s Meditation Circle since January 2006 where it has been honored for five years in a row as the “Favorite Meditation” group in Sarasota, FL, by Natural Awakenings Magazine. Teaching and using Sound as a retreat healing practice, Jo was certified as a Sound Healer through Jonathan Goldman’s Sound Healing Association. She writes and publishes a monthly internationally distributed e-newsletter called Spiritual Connections and is a staff writer for Spirit of Maat magazine in Sedona. For more information go to http://www.starsoundings.com or email jomooy@gmail.com.

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