In this time frame, as the global consciousness shift ramps up, many people are becoming known for their accomplishments in consciousness expansion. From my perspective, no more than 20 percent of these folks are truly impressive. The rest have gained a measure of knowledge, thought they found the Holy Grail, and subsequently attracted a large following. Some did this (seemingly) almost in spite of themselves; others are masters at marketing (or were backed by masters of marketing). But most of the individuals that truly are breaking new ground in expanding the expression of human abilities are people whose names you probably will never hear.
And if you are one of those people, the lack of recognition can be frustrating! The masses cannot yet comprehend the value of the inner work of a mystic. The individuals who are making great strides in such areas are aware that offering themselves up for public scrutiny would be a recipe for failure. The states of mind required for such endeavors are not nurtured by exposure to closed-minded skeptics. Yet, we all want to be seen: to have some validation that our explorations are of value.
Recently I was surprised to see two friends of mine, who are among the most accomplished "consciousness shifters" I know, butting heads in an online discussion forum. When I looked at the posts (there were more than 60 already), I instantly recognized the underlying issue: (Watching an interaction from its inception can be fascinating, but tuning in when it is in full swing can provide a broader perspective. You aren't so caught up in the drama that you miss the larger energy movements that underlie the interactions.)
Both of these people are, in my assessment, way ahead of the pack in certain areas. Most of the other people commenting on the topic also are ahead of the pack, in their own ways. The two people having the disagreement had different ideas regarding the same subject. I saw value in the ideas, experiences, and approaches of both individuals and didn't think they necessarily conflicted.
I also could feel the underlying frustration of having moved into territory that the vast majority of people in the world presently have little or no appreciation for. This was, in my perception, the core issue. It certainly has been an issue for me at times, when my insights and explorations go mostly unnoticed because people don't perceive them as important.
To perceive, one must be able to believe, or at least to conceive. And most people are not there yet, regarding endeavors that are outside the generally accepted mass beliefs. If it can't be filmed, measured, and replicated, it is not considered valid.
A person who has insights and experiences that truly are cutting-edge will not be "seen" in the same manner as one whose explorations are just slightly beyond the masses (but in range of what they can comprehend). There are people in all walks of life that are accomplishing so-called "impossible" things, but you probably have not heard their names. And they may well be the ones providing the force that moves humanity forward into the real "New Age."
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