[by John Dorsey Wolf]
The recent material flowing from my joint mind has been on “living in conscious connection”. First, it was focussed on guidance. The emphasis was on thinking of a guidance relationship more as a peer or very good, trusted friend, than a parental, angelic or God-man relationship. The relationship described was one where you could “pick up the phone” and talk about anything any time, in a helpful, respectful manner, with no judgements involved.
Then a different aspect came out, a little unexpected by me.
(From My Joint Mind:) Let’s talk some more about living in conscious connection. If this is going to be a development for your civilization, it would be appropriate, to understand why we were where we were; that is, “unconnected”, or better said, unconsciously connected.
Was “unconnected” a necessary pre-step to connected? Or was it just another experience worth having?
The “unconnected” state isolates the individual. In many ways it is consistent with granting free will in making difficult choices relative to your core being. How will you choose to be, when you believe you are really on your own? Do you choose to extend a helping hand, when you really believe you are just a separate unit in a physical wilderness? Do you choose to love others, through “thick and thin, or do you bail when things get tough? What path do you choose, when it’s only up to you?
The isolation and separation felt is illusionary, but quite effective in helping you form you. Changing to a more connected state brings issues as well. You can see some of them, mirrored in the world as countries debate isolationism.
In today’s world there is no such thing as complete isolationism. But psychologically there is obviously more going on. Behind the politics is a battle between selfishness and altruism that is part of the nature, or polarity, that man can choose to be.
As consciousness becomes more complex–or as we desire to develop in more complex ways—issues and choices become more complex. What is the balance between “security”, whether it’s protection of physical, economic, cultural territory, and selfishness on one end versus the welfare of all? What is the balance between individual opportunity that motivates a striving and feeds our creative nature, versus a culture where a gifted equality might breed complacency?
In a possible future of less separateness, the choices will be made differently, but there will still be choices. As the new era of connection emerges, assuming it does, what differences will there be in the nature of choice? And what is going to be that nature during the transformation from isolation to connection? You are in transition. A few are living in conscious connection. Many are not. How are you experiencing it?
Consider these early stages as prototyping and learning on both sides. How is free will maintained, advice administered, foresight used? What are going to be the challenges that bind communities together, whether they are your own strands or larger groups of forming souls? What connective knowledge can be broadly understood and utilized in daily living (for example, health)?
But, “an era of greater connection” is not limited to connection between you and your “guidance”!
What you see going on “externally” can be perceived as the objectification of the inner turmoil in choosing and moving toward greater connection. To be (aware of being) connected, means to all not just some: those you are “well aligned” with and those you are not.
Can you become highly connected internally, while remaining “separate” and “selective” externally? The latter reflects the former. Can you sense how becoming “more connected” might be useful or desired by greater consciousness?
[John: In case it isn’t clear, the message here was that the current “external” angst we are witnessing against immigration, for protectionism, is a symptom of inner turmoil being churned up by a movement toward becoming aware of our connectivity, between individuals and their greater selves, among many individuals, and among greater communities of consciousness. Whether an accurate perception or not, I admit I had never looked at it this way.]