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Unity Consciousness & Conscious Living Movements
“Conscious Living” denotes a philosophical and ethical approach to life founded on the belief that each human being is “Divine Source” (Soul, Spirit, God, Unity Consciousness, Higher Self), manifested in physical form on Earth. Each person is Divine. I AM. This means that no other person has the right to control, restrict, or govern the actions or beliefs of any other and that we are all *FREE*!
Isn’t that anarchy ?
Well maybe… but labels are often counterproductive. To be consciously alive is also to believe that human beings, when in touch with their Higher Selves, with Source, would never take from or hurt another because the very concepts of “need” or “want” or “greed” or “anger” or “envy” or “hatred” and so on, are impossible.
We are all 100% responsible for everything that happens to us!
Regardless if they be in appearance be “bad” or “good”. No other person does something to us – we are in full control. As we ascend, as we learn to manifest all our needs and desires, the concept of shortage or lack disappears…. and when all our needs are met, the cause for violence, greed, hate, destruction has evaporated.
Creative Freedom, Love, Eternal connection to our Higher Self, to Source, simply makes it impossible for all creatures including humans to do anything other than Do No Harm!
The problem comes when we are not in touch with our Higher Selves, with Source. Then we may react out of social conditioning or “mob-rule”, do what society tells us rather than we inherently know we want, react instead of consciously ACT. When this happens, we are resisting the guidance of our higher selves and we do / become what we know today as “negative”. We follow the EGO without thought (without connection to Source), and we hurt ourselves and others. Taken to the extreme, we do / or experience things we define as “really BAD” and incur Karma. Then we have to resolve it. Whether we are playing the victim, persecutor, or protector/hero role in the experience. Karma, of course is a very persuasive teacher, and, in time, helps us to regain our connection to our Higher Selves, to Source and resume the journey that got disrupted.
Given this understanding that the world is what we create, reincarnation and multiple life times are part and parcel of such thinking.
These understandings come with a huge conscientiousness about our role not to harm others in the ecosystem. Sustainable economics, clean energy, clean air and water, pure organic food, living in harmony with nature and each other (rather than ravaging the world like a plague of locusts), is tightly integrated with our spiritual beliefs and how they manifest in terms of social teachings and interactions.
Through Love — freedom, compassion, and creativeness
The Church is not an institution, is not a hierarchy, is not simply a society of believers. The church is a spiritual organism, the body of Christ; it cannot be bounded by rationalistic definitions. In the Church, through love, unity and freedom are combined.
Three new factors have appeared in the moral life of man and are acquiring an unprecedented significance. Ethics must take account of three new objects of human striving.
- Man has come to love freedom more than he has ever loved it before, and he demands freedom with extraordinary persistence. He no longer can or wants to accept anything unless he can accept it freely.
- Man has grown more compassionate than before. He cannot endure the cruelty of the old days, he is pitiful in a new way to every creature – not only to the least of men but also to animals and to everything that lives. A moral consciousness opposed to pity and compassion is no longer tolerable.
- And, finally, man is more eager than ever before to create. He wants to find a religious justification and meaning for his creativeness. He can no longer endure having his creative instinct repressed either from without or from within.
At the same time other instincts are at work in him, instincts of slavery and cruelty, and he shows a lack of creativeness which leads him to thwart it and deny its very existence. And yet the striving for freedom, compassion and creativeness is both new and eternal. Therefore the new ethics is bound to be an ethics of freedom, compassion and creativeness.
— Nikolai Berdyaev, A New Middle Ages, 1923
Love is the most powerful creative Force in this Universe