From “We-They” (Victim) Consciousness to Unity (Observer) Consciousness

Have you ever heard the say­ing, “if you spot it, you got it?” Or this one — “What we resist in oth­ers, is what per­sists in us?” These say­ings are based on the guid­ing prin­ci­ple that teaches us that the world is a mirror.

I have cer­tainly noticed in myself, and in those around me, that the things we judge and protest in oth­ers is usu­ally that with which we our­selves are strug­gling. It’s as if, through oppo­si­tion, the Uni­verse works to help us embrace our own shadow by attract­ing what we judge “out there.”

I had a recent expe­ri­ence that illus­trates this perfectly.

I attended an event that was designed for the pur­pose of rec­og­niz­ing 11−11−11 as a sig­nif­i­cant date, as a sym­bol of ini­ti­a­tion, and as an oppor­tu­nity to invoke a gate­way expe­ri­ence into higher con­scious­ness for the planet. It was to be a cel­e­bra­tion of “unity con­scious­ness” through prayer and breath meditation.

How­ever, as often hap­pens when we set our inten­tion in a par­tic­u­lar direc­tion, the oppo­site energy man­i­fested, so that instead of being a cel­e­bra­tion of unity, it became, at least in the begin­ning, a time of divi­sive­ness and separation.

It was a gath­er­ing of some two thou­sand peo­ple in a beau­ti­ful out­door set­ting — a free pub­lic event on a balmy evening. It promised to be a won­der­ful time for all. As our group leader began his open­ing remarks on com­ing together in unity, pro­test­ers appeared. They were each car­ry­ing a Bible in protest of what they deemed as our “new age” gathering.

Unfor­tu­nately our group leader, taken off guard, got hooked into react­ing ver­bally from a place of hos­til­ity and anger towards the pro­test­ers. Sud­denly our peace­ful event turned into a dif­fer­ent kind of gath­er­ing alto­gether! For­tu­nately it did not erupt into vio­lence; our group leader did even­tu­ally regain con­trol of the evening and was able to ful­fill the promise he’d made of bring­ing to the crowd a beau­ti­ful evening rit­ual, so it ended well enough.

It’s the learn­ing oppor­tu­nity that the event offered to which I want to speak here, for indeed, that evening’s turn of events seems a great exam­ple of what is meant by the words, “if you spot it, you got it!”

Through­out the evening our leader pointed out the “we-they” con­scious­ness of the pro­test­ers. What I found myself won­der­ing was if he rec­og­nized his own polar­ized view point?

It is the things we judge and protest in oth­ers that we are being asked by Real­ity to make con­scious and address within our­selves. Once we learn that our reac­tions are about us, not about those we are resist­ing, we can begin to bet­ter con­tain our neg­a­tive reac­tiv­ity. We learn to call upon spir­i­tual prin­ci­ples that guide us into observer con­scious­ness, rather than to allow our reac­tions to drag us off into the “we-they” con­scious­ness that is typ­i­cally found in vic­tim consciousness.

When we are in vic­tim con­scious­ness we are con­vinced that those we resist are against us, and that we need to defend our­selves, or our point of view to them. We feel com­pelled to dis­credit, or attempt to con­trol them, whereas observer con­scious­ness reminds us that these recal­ci­trants are indeed part of us! Those that trig­ger us rep­re­sent that part of our own mind where we are divided against our­selves, and out of har­mony with Real­ity. This aware­ness brings us back into unity con­scious­ness, the place our leader was attempt­ing to take us that evening!

From observer con­scious­ness, rather than react blindly from our trig­gered emo­tional state, we rec­og­nize our reac­tion for being what it is, a reflec­tion of that within us that is being brought to our aware­ness for heal­ing, and we respond from that aware­ness instead. In Observer con­scious­ness we move towards, rather than away from, unity.

If our group leader had been able to respond from observer con­scious­ness, instead of ver­bally attack­ing them, he might have spo­ken with kind firm­ness to the pro­test­ers instead. Per­haps he would have asked them if they would like to join us. Real­iz­ing his own ten­dency towards “we-they” con­scious­ness, our group leader might have exem­pli­fied unity con­scious­ness, by say­ing some­thing like, “Thank you for voic­ing your con­cerns, and for bring­ing the Word into our midst. We invite you to set up a place after­wards where you can share your view­point with those who are inter­ested. We respect your thoughts and con­cerns, and appre­ci­ate your respect as well, so let us con­tinue,” or some­thing along those lines.

The prin­ci­ples teach us that there are no coin­ci­dences. What we encounter on our life path is always an oppor­tu­nity to fur­ther refine our own grow­ing con­scious­ness and move us more surely towards peace. When we receive the teach­ing that is being reflected to us in any given sit­u­a­tion, we upgrade our men­tal vibra­tion first which allows us to respond from a higher fre­quency to that sit­u­a­tion, and then the outer world, being of the nature that it is, will imme­di­ately mir­ror that adjust­ment to us through a higher fre­quency outcome.

May you dis­cover the truth of these prin­ci­ples in your own life.

Bless­ings, Lynne

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