By Reino Gevers
As humanity moves on into a next dimension of raised consciousness the shadow side of lower consciousness inevitably rears its ugly head. It can be particularly observed in the current highly toxic polarised political climate in many countries.
But what holds true for the public discourse is also a battle within and taking place in daily inter-personal interaction. Here is my own, albeit incomplete list of the battlelines. So which side are you falling on?
|Raised Consciousness||Lower Consciousness|
|Global perspective. Concern for the well-being of humanity as a whole. Only if we help and support each other in solving our problems can we survive as a species.||Concern limited to the nation or members of ones own ethnic group. Persons outside this group are perceived as the enemy.|
|Alignment with the higher consciousness. Core values: love, peace, integrity, service.||Disalignment. Driven by toxic emotions such as hatred, fear, greed, anger.|
|Timeline of thinking: Service for what is good for generations to come?||Short-term self-gratification.|
|I need to change if the world is going to change. Ability for critical self-reflection and correction.||Narcissism: Everyone else is responsible for my problems, except me. I am right, everyone else is wrong!|
|Non-ideological. Multi-facetted approach to problem-solving.||Probagation of „easy solutions“ based on „ism“ ideologies such as nationalism, communism, capitalism|
|Asking questions rather than having ready answers. Active listening ability.||Dogmatic belief system. Unwillingness to adapt to changing circumstances. Inability to accept other views than ones own.|
|Givers Gain. What can I contribute to my village, my country and the world. Long-term trust in universal justice||Entitlement attitude. The world owes me. I will grab for me what I can get.|
|Energised active participation||I couldn’t be bothered|
|Appreciation and gratitude||Needy and disrespectful. Its never enough|
|High self-esteem||Low self-esteem|