Chakra Databanks? Researching them is one of the specialties of RES. When the LA Times reported on a talk I gave, they missed the significance. You don’t have to.
As reported in the Los Angeles Times, I gave a lecture-demonstration at the famed Bodhi Tree Bookstore:
Students “sat in rapt attention “despite white molded plastic chairs for almost two hours, listening to her describe her craft and watching her read the faces and auras of audience members.”
Since I was reading chakra databanks at the time, the reporter might have noted the historic precedent.
Wow, reading Nadis in human terms for the first time ever in a public lecture? And a talk covered by a newspaper reporter? Mary McNamara is a fabulous writer. I enjoyed meeting her. Only this time, maybe she missed the real scoop.
Bringing Knowledge of Chakra Databanks to the Bodhi Tree Bookstore
There’s something hilarious about that.
You see, the Bodhi Tree has quite a history, chakra-wise. Chakra precedent-wise.
In Joy’s Way, Dr. Brugh Joy recounts a famous moment in the history of New Age. As he describes in “Joy’s Way: A Map for the Transformational Journey,” he’d begun exploring the energy fields of his patients.
Later, browsing in the Bodhi Tree bookstore in Los Angeles, he chanced upon an illustration in a book on Tantra Yoga.
“My God,” he exclaimed aloud, “I have discovered the chakras.”
Chakras Are Core New Age. Chakra Databanks? Not!
Why was it a such big deal that the New Age leader had re-discovered the chakras? Here was 10,000-year-old knowledge, from a venerable tradition of Sanskrit speakers. A tradition dominated by sages in Enlightenment. Chanters of the Vedas. Explorers of the Nadis, within each Chakra.
Picture them: Bearded renunciates. They devoted their lives to meticulous study of vibrational frequencies.
Then fast-forward to Dr. Joy. He was
- A scientist (a physician)
- Expert at allopathic medicine, regular Western medicine that aims to bring results super-quick. (Often using actual medicines!)
Although a specialist in internal medicine, Brugh Joy became a teacher of the art of “beinghood.“ In very American, achieving terms, he sought self-actualization. For him, researching chakras became essential for his spiritual quest.
Very much in synch with the New Age Years — 1980 until the Shift into The Age of Awakening on 12/21/12!
Western Discovery of Chakras Mattered for Humanity’s Collective Consciousness
Dr. Joy’s Aha! moment amounted to more than a personal milestone. Seems to me, this was an East-Meets-West moment. And one of great significance.
Collective consciousness had shifted to the point where it became possible for an independence-oriented American… To re-discover a mystical, renunciate-oriented Eastern wisdom for healing.
What is collective consciousness?
It’s a subconscious way that an independent person like you… isn’t all that independent. Because certain ideas float around in society. And the more common these ideas, the greater their influence.
Basically, Collective Consciousness means the totality of what people have said and written and sung. And we can help change it. (For more on that potential to make a significant difference for others, keep reading. But first, let’s fill in some pieces of the puzzle.)
Abstract Ideas about Collective Consciousness Come from Influential Thought Leaders
Most important to me:
- Sociologist Emile Durkheim coined the phrase “Collective Conscience.” Like a shared awareness, holding society together.
- Alter came Dr. Carl Jung’s concept of “The Collective Unconscious.“
- And Sir Rupert Sheldrake’s explorations of “Morphic Fields.”
- Also, his fascinating discovery of “The Hundredth Monkey Effect.“
Most important, “Collective Consciousness” influences us all. In the continued development of Energy Spirituality over the decades, I can promise you this: You’re going to learn a great deal more about the impact on your thoughts and aura.
Practical Ideas about Collective Consciousness?
You’ll find them. At least, if you find this topic as fascinating as I do. Check out these great resources in particular:
How about Truth Value?
Notably, how much does collective consciousness depend upon the truth of any idea? Exactly zero.
- Some popular ideas, once true, are now obsolete: Such as “Of course, every society has slaves.”
- Others never were true. Such as the very notion that it’s fine-and-dandy to own an enslaved person.
- While other ideas might seem useful. Like the right of all people to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
And here’s the kicker. Seems to me…
Each of Us Can Help Collective Consciousness to Evolve
Why be passive participants when we can serve as leaders?
All of those influences upon you are real, though subtle.
Collective Consciousness lives through you. And, by your choices, you can shape what comes next.
Childhood, for Instance
Check out how the concept of “childhood” has changed over time. Case in point is a fascinating article by Jonathan Yardley in The Washington Post. He described Jane Austen’s England:
- A smelly, dirtier place than I ever imagined.
- A society where childhood was over by age 13.
- If a young person had even those many years of comparative luxury.
Discovering the Chakra Databanks Is Changing Collective Consciousness
Even if most people don’t know that yet.
Today it’s the summer of 2019. And I’m revising a blog post originally published in the summer of 2013.
Back then, I couldn’t predict this amazing article. Published by RES Practitioner ISABELLA CATES. Researching “Conflict’s Deeper Reasons.” Totally fluent in reading chakra databanks, ISABELLA did far more than that. She explored a series of energetic holograms. (Okay, that’s another one of my contributions to Collective Consciousness. Building on the skills for researching chakra databanks)
Then, hooray, ISABELLA took that skill further still. She pulled apart a day in her life, researching a series of incidents. Gaining extraordinary insights. Bringing a the kind of personal peace that most of us crave. Craving even an instant of that truth-discovering peace!
Before ISABELLA published that article, hello! Nobody had done that kind of aura reading before. Nobody.
Her brilliant discovery that moved RES forward. Moved Collective Consciousness forward further still.
So Why Might that Matter to Me and You?
For this simple reason, Blog-Buddies:
In The Age of Awakening, energetic literacy skills can become as common as word literacy.
Many reasons why. Including that we need it.
Need it for spiritual discernment. Need it for greater career success. And we need it for better personal relationships in a changing society.
How Does that Feel, Bringing Knowledge of Chakra Databanks into the World?
To put it another way Blog-Buddies, how it doesn’t it feel, moving collective consciousness forward?
Helping out in this way feels like nothing. Like no big deal, particularly.
It sure doesn’t feel as though you are doing any big deal kind of pioneering. Yet every bit of that progress adds up in Collective Consciousness.
Reading chakra databanks for the first time ever covered by a newspaper reporter? Reading what the ancients called “the Nadis”?
Hey, when I gave that talk at a legendary New Age bookstore (now closed)…
When I gave that talk, I didn’t even notice the uncomfortable plastic chairs.
Certainly, I didn’t think, “This is a historic chance to budge Collective Consciousness.”
I was just doing my job. No wonder I never told LA Times reporter McNamara that we had a scoop.
You want glamour? Go to the movies. You want to help humanity evolve? Stay reasonably awake. And then be willing to do the work, that’s all.