Awakening to our Shift in Consciousness Through Tragedy

In my last blog post, I predicted that the outcome of the UK’s election would produce a third shock to the established political system. I linked my prediction to the tragic mass event of the Manchester bombing of the Ariana Grande concert on May 22nd and explained that this “terrorist” created event was, like most acts of violence, spawned from a deeply rooted belief in our collective unconscious—the belief that we are unworthy.

Any individual that invests (albeit unwittingly if indoctrinated) their own energy in support of this belief is on a slippery psychological slide down the slope of self-esteem ending in the perpetual torment of feeling powerless in the world. From my last Blog:

If you believe that you are unworthy in some way, you cannot believe that you are a uniquely powerful being. Terrorists want others to feel as disempowered, as fearful, as terrible, as they feel.

Unworthiness is a core belief that manipulates the minds of many who harbour a compelling desire for change. To at least reduce the potency of this sinister belief, we first need to bring it into our everyday awareness. By being aware of it, we can better identify and prevent actions and reactions generated by it—deliberate acts of violence and any recriminatory acts that stem from them.

With awareness comes understanding and a consequence of understanding is the dissipation of fear.

From the broader perspective of Consciousness overseeing the evolution of human consciousness (imagine you are privy to the thinking of God/Consciousness for a moment), moving from an awareness to an understanding of such archetypal beliefs is an essential psychological requirement for humanity to evolve as a sentient species. To initiate awareness, or “awaken” to such blockages to the advancement of our conceptual and empathic senses, the spiritual overseers to our being (Masters, Oversouls, Spirit Guides, Angels, if you prefer) engineer a series of alarming co-created events and bring them into our shared reality. It is not only the tragic mass events we so easily assign to deluded terrorists that are imbued with subtle psychological messaging, but also horrific “accidental”[i] tragedies, as witnessed by the Grenfell Tower blaze in West London, that play their part in turning up the volume on our psyche’s alarm call.

In an article for the Scientific and Medical Network’s Journal after the Brexit vote last year, Dr. Maureen O’Hara, President of the International Futures Forum-US (IFF), made this remark on the current “cultural crisis in all modern democratic societies”:

In the short run, this turbulence is highly distressing and potentially dangerous. But on a longer view we could be experiencing what IFF members call a “cold turkey reframe”, where shocks to existing conceptual frameworks are so acute as to challenge our taken for granted structures, creating space for new ideas, new institutions and new visions for the future of humanity.[ii]

Whatever form a shocking mass event takes; be it an unexpected vote from the general public, an act of terrorism, or a tragic accident, they are all part of the necessary shake-up of our conceptual frameworks, our institutional dogma and our devitalising belief systems. Terrorism and terrorists are an overt expression of the feeling of powerlessness emanating from the belief of unworthiness. Accidents like the Grenfell Tower heartbreak are also instilled with meaning and I would suggest that unworthiness and powerlessness are similarly at the core of its co-creation. I leave you with this poignant four-minute video blog from Russell Brand by way of explanation of my suggestion:

Thank you Russell.


[i] There is no such thing as an accident. Everything happens for a reason. When a “negative” happening occurs, it is all the more important that we look to the underlying reason for its creation and not dismiss it through playing the blame game—as the media would have us do.

Where co-created mass events are concerned, we need to look beyond simply seeking out who we can make responsible for a tragedy. Determining guilt, being in judgement and handing out punishment offer only superficial closure to the event. Instead, for us to truly learn from tragedy, we all need to take responsibility for what has been co-created for a very good reason. We need to look deeply into the shadows of our collective garden of beliefs for the underlying reason and weed out any long-established creepers that strangle our collective psychological development.

[ii] Maureen O’Hara, Brexit: Psychological Cold Turkey Reframe. Network Review, No. 121, 2016/2, p.19. (First published on the IFF Blog.)


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Author: Chris Johnson

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