by Steve Pavlina
May 20, 2011
What does it mean to wake up and become more conscious?
Let me share some perspectives that should make it easier to
understand the process of waking up.
From the cellular perspective, you can see yourself as an individual
person interacting with other individuals.
Youíre like a single cell
in the larger body of humanity, which is comprised of billions of
For example, I could say that Iím a guy (a cell) whoís dedicated to
helping people (other cells) live more consciously. I may
communicate with many people during my lifetime, but each person is
a unique individual, so the impact is different for everyone. We may
all be part of some larger body of humanity, but our interactions
mainly occur at the individual cellular level.
This is similar to one of the cells in your body noticing the other
cells around it and deciding to do what it can to be of service to
those cells. It may help a lot of cells, but it still regards itself
as an individual cell helping other individual cells.
And it wonít help all cells equally, nor
could it do so even if it tried.
From the holistic perspective, you see yourself as an integral part
of the universe as a whole.
The overall intent is to help universal
consciousness grow and evolve, particularly the human consciousness
of which youíre a part.
This would be like one of the cells in your body recognizing that
itís part of a larger physical body, whereby it stops thinking of
itself primarily as an individual cell and begins to see itself as
being of potential service to the greater whole. Its fate isnít as
important as the fate of the larger body.
So with this perspective, instead of thinking of myself as a guy who
helps people live more consciously, I can see myself as a servant of
humanity helping to create a more conscious humanity, or as a
servant of universal consciousness itself.
My primary role here is to serve
conscious evolution, which isnít necessarily whatís best for any
particular individual human in the short term.
Of course there are other perspective too.
We could discuss
identification with community, nation, all life, the cosmos, etc.
These perspectives are equally valid, but exploring them would add
complexity without adding much substance to the core ideas. So for
now I want to keep this simple.
On the atomic side, youíre an individual, and other people are
individuals too. On the holistic side, weíre all part of a greater
Iím not suggesting that any one perspective is best. All of these
perspectives are valid. But I will suggest that itís important to
integrate the holistic perspective more fully into your life if you
wish to experience a healthier flow of abundance.
ďWaking upĒ basically means that you consider and integrate the
holistic perspective as part of your daily life.
Of course there are degrees of waking
up, depending on how aware you are of the holistic perspective and
how fully youíve integrated it into your life. In the same manner,
the cells in your body may have varying degrees of awareness that
they are in fact part of a larger human body.
Alternatively, to be ďasleepĒ is to be unaware of the larger
holistic perspective. We could also define this behaviorally by
saying that someone is asleep if theyíre aware of the holistic
perspective, but they donít attempt to act congruently with it.
In terms of semantics, Iíd say that the
first group is asleep, while the second group is trying to sleep.
At the individual level, fairness seems to be about equality.
But of course we donít see that much
genuine equality in the world. Itís quite obvious that some
individuals have more resources than others. Some people seem to be
Does your own human body care about fairness when it doles out
resources like oxygen and sugar to its individual cells? To an
extent, sure. When resources are abundant, thereís plenty for all,
but even then the distribution isnít perfectly equal. And when
resources become scarce, the body will starve cells that are less
important to its survival to divert more resources to the most
So the question is, are you an essential cell in the larger body of
consciousness? Or are you superfluous?
WellÖ look at the resources that life
sends your way.
Do you feel all your needs are well met
- your physical needs, emotional needs, social needs, self esteem
Are you a highly self-actualized individual?
Or do you
have strong unfulfilled cravings for things that are important to
Have you possibly given up on meeting some of your needs?
you flourishing or are you stuck?
If youíre struggling to get your needs met, thatís a hint and a half
that life itself isnít particularly concerned with your well-being.
Donít fret though if this describes your situation. Itís a problem that can be fixed. Just
donít try to fix it by clamoring and complaining - that doesnít work
and will often backfire.
This may not seem fair, but in a way it is reasonable.
You may be a
very nice, kind, and generous person, but if your focus is at the
cellular level, youíre probably missing so much of the big picture
that in the grand scheme of things, your contribution just doesnít
matter that much, at least not from the perspective of universal
You may be doing what could just as easily be done by someone else,
which means youíre highly expendable. You may be playing follow the
follower. You may be genuinely helping, but only at the cellular
You may be doing nothing much, which
makes it easy to ignore you.
If you live in such a way that doesnít really contribute much, donít
be too surprised if it seems like life is starving you for
resources. After all, life doesnít need you as much if you arenít
actively helping with its expansion and growth.
Consider the cells in your own body. You may scratch an itch on your
arm and kill lots of cells in the process without even thinking
about it. Individual skin cells just arenít that important to your
But youíre less likely to scratch off a
patch of critical brain cells.
A cut on your finger is no cause for
alarm, but a cut on your eyeball is something youíd do more to
avoid. Your body is even designed to protect some parts more than
others. If something flies at your face, youíll automatically throw
up your arms to protect your head. But you wonít normally use your
head to protect your arms.
Do you think youíre among the critical humans that the larger body
of humanity would move to defend and protect? Or are you among the
What do you want as a human being? Think about your goals, dreams,
and aspirations for a moment.
Now consider what an individual cell in your body would want. It
wants oxygen and sugar. It wants to eliminate waste. Is this on the
same level as your goals? Do you aspire to breathe, eat, and take
dumps as your primary goals for the year?
Now look at this from the other side. From the perspective of the
consciousness itself, your human-level dreams and goals seem petty.
Itís important to keep people happy to an extent, but the fate of
any one human is largely insignificant. Universal consciousness
really doesnít care if you have a job or an income, if you get the
house you want, if you have a good relationship or not. It doesnít
care if you get laid or remain a virgin.
Well, it cares a little, but itís not a major concern, just as you
arenít overly concerned about the fate of any individual cells in
your body. Itís the bodyís overall status that matters. And you
probably identify more with your mind (your collective cellular
intelligence) as opposed to your physical body anyway.
Similarly, universal consciousness is more concerned with the
evolution of consciousness itself (our collective consciousness) as
opposed to the fate of any individual human or even of humanity
itself. Now the loss of humanity would probably be a setback, but
consciousness may eventually recover in other forms.
What does consciousness really want? Like you and like your
individual cells, it wants to get its needs met, and it wants to
grow and evolve. But the level on which itís capable of doing this
goes way beyond what youíre capable of as an individual.
Look around at all the amazing - and accelerating - achievements of
consciousness. Itís expanding in many directions simultaneously.
Consider whatís evolving on earth. Humanity itself is becoming
smarter and faster and more connected. And itís having some health
issues to deal with as well.
And consciousness wants to keep going.
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You can spend your life fussing over your own piddly cellular needs,
but in the grand scheme of things, it wonít be anything to write
No matter what you do or donít do as an individual, itís
just not going to matter that much.
The same can be said of any cell in your body. At the individual
level, a single cell isnít particularly important.
Imagine asking a cell in your body what heís doing with his life,
and he talks about the Bloodstream Marketing course heís taking and
how excited he is about all the extra sugar heíll earn from his
efforts. Oh boy!
But will his efforts pay off? Probably not. If he isnít getting his
needs met, thereís probably a good reason for it. The larger body
will see that his needs are well met if thereís a good reason to do
so. Otherwise it will divert resources where theyíre needed.
This is how silly we humans appear to universal consciousness. It
still cares about us and wants to see us happy for the most part,
but it finds our cellular perspective to be rather limiting. If you
push to get your individual needs met, but you do so in ways that
the larger body doesnít care about or which may interfere with its
bigger plans, it will either ignore you, or it will swat you down
like a mosquito.
Imagine if a cell in your body said, I just want to eat food and
reproduce like crazy. That might seem fun from his perspective, but
then the larger body has a tumor to deal with. Send in the white
If you feel like some greater force keeps knocking you back down
every time you try to get ahead, youíre not imagining it.
It really is knocking you back down, and
it will continue to do so until you stop trying to get ahead like a
cancer cell would. Have you ever noticed, for instance, that as soon
as you try to make progress on cancer-like projects, you keep
getting distracted, so your attention has to turn somewhere else?
Quite often we cry ďLife is so unfairĒ when from a larger
perspective, itís a no brainer that life is either going to ignore
us or attack us.
Humanityís white blood cells will come
after us and make life unpleasant for us when we forget that weíre
part of a larger whole and that its well-being is more important
than our individual well-being.
Now imagine if an individual cell in your body said to you,
ďWait a minute. I get it. I may be
just a tiny cell, but Iím a part of this whole body. Thatís
cool. Is there anything I can do to help?Ē
What would you say to it?
You might wonder what one conscious cell
could do for your whole body. Not much most likely. But then you
might think, What if this cell could wake up many others, and what
if those cells could awaken still more? Eventually you could have a
body filled with cells that were aware of the whole body and seeking
to serve it. This would fix a lot of your problems.
Youíd have much better health for
starters. Cancer wouldnít be able to take root. Most diseases would
be eradicated easily. Youíd always be able to maintain your ideal
So you might tell that one conscious cell,
ďGo around and wake up more cells.
Gather them together. Then weíll talk.Ē
Being a Conscious
A conscious cell is aware of the whole body and realizes that the
body matters more than any individual cell.
The cells are there to serve the
evolution of the body and mind, not merely themselves. Thereís
obviously a connection between the good of the cells and the good of
the body, but itís easier to have a healthy body if on some level,
the cells are aware that the bodyís health is more important than
their own. A cell that works against the health of the body is a
conscious human being is aware of the larger body of humanity and
has a sense of a greater consciousness thatís unfolding and evolving
at a much higher level than any individual human can.
There is value in the lower level perspective. Itís not a
perspective to ignore but rather to integrate with the holistic
perspective. For example, through relaxed meditative breathing, we
can connect with the lower level perspective of our own cells.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Weíre getting plenty of oxygen. Life is
good. This cellular level perspective can help to ground us.
Many meditations are essentially about
tuning back in to this cellular perspective, while other meditations
involve expanding to a more holistic perspective. The ideal is to be
able to consider all of these perspectives as valid.
If our cells arenít healthy, our bodies canít be healthy, and so
humanity itself canít be healthy. And of course the opposite holds
true as well.
But there are ways of meeting our needs
on different levels that are in alignment with all of these
perspectives, and there are other ways that are out of alignment.
To live consciously, we need to shift
towards the ways that are in alignment, so we can meet our needs as
we also meet the needs of the cells in our bodies and of the greater
body of humanity.
Iím certainly not the first human being to have the experience of
ďwaking upĒ and becoming aware of this.
Other conscious humans
helped wake me up and continue to help me stay awakeÖ or to reawaken
me when I lose that perspective. I also endeavor to do my part and
help other people wake up to the realization that jobs and money and
marriage and retirement just arenít that important.
There are more important things to
attend to here. Meeting our cellular needs is still important, but
we donít want to fuss at that level too much. We have more
significant work to do here, and we could be experiencing life at a
much higher level of existence.
Living your life as a part of humanity will take your experience to
a level thatís far beyond life as an individual human being. Even if
your intention is to help people, try expanding it to a vision of
helping humanity, as if humanity itself is a conscious entity.
Itís a whole different level of being.
Now what Iím seeing is that the gathering phase is well underway.
Many years ago, it seemed like conscious people were very isolated.
Now theyíre coming together in bigger and bigger groups. Iím
involved in multiple groups of this nature, and it seems like every
few months Iím hearing about new groups forming.
The conscious humans are clustering, and
these clusters are growing larger and more organized. Itís as if new
organs are incubating with the larger body of humanity. Something is
definitely happening, and itís a wondrous thing to behold.
Consequently, while I know some people are worried about where
humanity is headed, Iím not worried at all. In fact, Iím excited
about it. I have the privilege of being able to see what many of
these conscious people are up to, and theyíre starting to create
transformational ripples. If youíre reading this article, then these
ripples have already reached you, and youíre being impacted by them.
Some conscious cells are still isolated, however. Others are in very
small groups only. And of course there are lots of people who still
primarily think at the cellular level (go Bloodstream Marketing).
But this is changing.
Perhaps the simplest way I can explain whatís happening is that
humanityís Power has been increasing by leaps and bounds, and now
its alignment with Truth and Love desperately need to catch up.
Otherwise humanity will eventually crash and burn. For instance, the
first atomic bombs were dropped only 66 years ago, yet now we must
somehow ensure that theyíre never used on a global scale, not even
1000 years from now.
One serious mistake or lapse during any
minute that we have nukes, and itís a major setback for us all.
Thatís a tall order that cannot be satisfied at the cellular level
Weíve had too many close calls already
(see the documentary Countdown to Zero for details on that). The
larger body of humanity is aware of this challenge, and it
recognizes that we need more people who are Truthful, Loving, and
Powerful to deal with this existential threat.
Youíre going to start picking up on this at the individual level, if
you havenít already. For instance, youíre going to feel far less
tolerant of political leaders who lie to you. Weíre going to see
different kinds of leaders emerge, the kinds of leaders we truly
need in this day and age.
There are plenty of people like that,
but in order for them to become popular enough, we just have to
continue waking up more individual people. Once enough people are
awake (or stop trying to sleep), weíll see some major shifts.
These shifts are already happening in
the world of business, where popularity with the masses isnít as
The Flow of Abundance
What weíre seeing is that on some level, this higher consciousness
is taking note of whatís happening, and it seems to be assisting and
accelerating the process.
It wants human beings to wake up because
a body of conscious cells can do much more than a body of
unconscious ones. So if youíre concerned that there are too many
crises in the world, recognize that thereís an upside. These major
challenges are helping more and more people to finally wake up.
We canít even begin to address these
challenges with cellular-level thinking, so we have to wake up in
order to solve them.
Thereís a lot of rebalancing thatís occurring as universal
consciousness and individual human consciousness communicate with
each other about how to best meet each othersí needs. How can
humanity continue to evolve and expand while keeping individual
humans happy and healthy? For humanity to be at its best, enough
individual humans need to be at their best as well.
Youíre going to see this reflected in
your own life too, as you grapple with the challenge of how to serve
some greater life purpose while also making sure your individual
needs are satisfied.
In a way, youíre helping humanity
experiment in order to find good solutions, which it can then spread
to other cells. This is why cells like me feel an undeniable urge to
pass on what weíve figured out thus far.
As Iíve seen in my own life, this higher level consciousness is
clearly listening. Somehow it can perceive the level at which weíre
thinking, and it responds in kind. If you keep thinking at the
cellular level, this higher consciousness will keep trying to wake
you up. You may lose your job and other possessions, for instance,
until you finally realize that those things donít matter.
We have more important things to deal
with right now.
Iím far from perfect in this area, but Iím gradually getting the
hang of it. Iím noticing that whenever I slip back down to cellular
level thinking, I get a good smackdown. I feel like everything slows
to a crawl. And when I shift back up to a higher level perspective,
itís like Iím back in the flow again. The phone rings with fresh
opportunities, money just shows up, loving relationships flow into
my life, and more.
Fortunately perfection isnít
necessary. We just have to shift the balance far enough to achieve
For those who are stuck at the cellular level of thinking, I suspect
that life is going to become increasingly difficult for you. Youíre
going to see your worries, fears, and frustrations magnified.
Life will seem to be getting worse. It
may seem like important aspects of society are falling apart around
you. This is happening for a reason though. These old systems are
going to be dismantled. Thatís actually a good thing. Theyíll be
replaced with better things.
For instance, you may be worried about debt, either your own or your
countryís or someone elseís. But from the larger perspective of
humanity, debt is meaningless. Humanity really doesnít care if our
financial system collapses or not. In fact, it may be better for it
to collapse and be replaced by something else.
So if youíre really attached to the
current system and the money in your bank, you may get scared.
But if youíre looking at the big
picture, youíll probably feel excited instead.
Be willing to lose what doesnít matter, so we can all gain what does
matter. Jobs donít matter, but creativity does. Paying our bills
doesnít matter, but keeping our bodies healthy does. Getting good
grades in school doesnít matter, but preserving and passing on our
collective knowledge does. Start reorganizing your life around what
matters, and be willing to shed what doesnít.
Try not to be too attached to remnants of the old cellular
consciousness, like the money you have, the job you do, and the home
you live in. The more you cling to those things, the more stressed
out youíll be. Just notice that these are all artificial cellular
Whatís important is that humanity is
evolving in a very positive way. You can resist that change and see
your old goals fall apart, or you can flow with it and actively
participate in the process of change.
For those who are waking up, life is going to become much easier in
a way. Your life will explode with opportunities to learn, love,
share, and grow. The good stuff will come from your alignment with
the expansion of universal consciousness. But itís important to keep
the perspective of what really matters. Money doesnít matter.
Bloodstream/Internet Marketing is pointless and shallow. Waking
people up and consciously co-creating something amazing is what
When you align yourself with this higher level consciousness,
abundance will flow through your life with relative ease. However,
this type of abundance will be universal level abundance, not human
level abundance. It doesnít mean youíll necessarily have more money,
a more luxurious home, or more possessions. That kind of stuff just
doesnít matter and represents artificial needs, not real needs.
This level of abundance means that
youíll be experiencing the benefits of being in a healthier body.
Youíll get more of what really matters - more growth opportunities,
more love, more joy, more inner peace.
Focus on your true needs. What do you need to feel abundant?
You need to keep your body
healthy with healthy food, sunshine, and clean air and
You need a reasonable degree of
You need love and belongingness.
You need self esteem.
You need an outlet for your
Your true needs are quite simple
in fact, and theyíre easier to satisfy than your artificial
You donít need the latest tech
You donít need a job or an
You donít need to get married.
You donít need to master
Your artificial needs may not align well
with humanityís larger concerns. But your true needs certainly do
align. Itís in humanityís best interests to keep its best servants
healthy, happy, and prosperous.
In that sense, if you dedicate yourself
to serving this greater body, it will surely watch your back.
Aligning With Higher
In order to tap into this greater flow of abundance, you have to tap
into higher level desires.
First, recognize that your human level goals are beginning to bore
you. No matter how important you try to make them, you canít get
motivated to work on them. You just canít get that worked up about
making money beyond a certain point.
People may tell you itís important to
have specific financial goals, but when you try to do this for
yourself, it makes you feel yucky inside.
You canít get motivated to work on those
kinds of goals. They donít inspire you. And so you procrastinate and
then beat yourself up. Itís time to end this cycle. Itís time to
re-align your desires with something that actually matters to you.
You can set better goals than the human equivalent of stockpiling
oxygen and sugar.
Stop thinking about what you want for yourself as an individual.
Start thinking about what you want for humanity as a whole.
In the past, you may have been hesitant to even think at that level.
Start thinking at that level now.
What do you want for humanity
Where would you like to see this
larger body go during your lifetime and beyond?
Do you want us to clean up the
Explore outer space?
Improve our educational systems?
Stop fighting wars?
Let yourself dream about whatís possible
for humanity. Notice that these dreams are much more impressive than
anything you could possibly do as an individual.
Become a billionaire? Who cares?
Start a charity? Big deal.
Discover a new planet? Nice try.
When will you be ready to work on a real
goal, a goal for humanity itself?
The best part is that you donít even need to figure this out
All you need to do is wake up to this
higher level perspective, and then simply ping this universal
consciousness to tell it youíre awake and ready to serve. Ask it for
guidance, and guidance will come.
Just be aware that universal consciousness is frakkin powerful. Itís
way more powerful than human level consciousness. When you tap into
this resource and align yourself with it, your life is going to
speed up. At first it may seem like drinking from a firehouse. It
will take some time to get used to it.
If you feel that the flow is too much for you, you can ask it to
slow down. I do this all the time.
When Iím feeling overwhelmed, I say to
the universe aloud,
ďOkayÖ this is too fast. Letís slow
this down for a week or two and give me a chance to catch my
Then when Iím ready, I ask it to speed
With practice youíll get used to this faster pacing. Youíll get used
to things showing up when you need them. Youíll get used to
experiencing synchronicities almost every day.
A synchronicity is no accident. Universal consciousness knows what
you need, perhaps even better than you do. You really donít even
have to ask for your specific needs to be met once you ask to be a
better servant of humanity.
Lately Iíve been holding off on setting specific goals for myself.
Instead Iíve been saying to the universe,
ďBring me what you want me to work
on, and also please bring me whatever you know I need for
optimal health, happiness, and flow.Ē
And then I do my best to remain
open-minded and detached from outcomes.
I let the universal consciousness guide
me instead of having to set specific goals and intentions. I still
have an intention, but itís simply to do whatís best for humanity as
Partly Iím doing this because Iíve reached the point where any
individual-level goal would bore me, and I wouldnít be able to
motivate myself to work on it. I just donít care that much about
oxygen and sugar to make it the central focus of my life.
So Iím willing to risk things like
losing my money, losing my home, having my relationships disrupted,
etc. just for the opportunity to see where this flow leads.
And yet somehow when I move past this
fear of losing stuff, I seem to gain much more than I lose. As far
as meeting my human needs goes, theyíre all nicely satisfied and
Bloodstream Marketing just canít
When you begin to align yourself with the perspective of higher
level consciousness, your relationships with other people will
Try not to be too attached to what
happens here. Your pairings with any one or more individuals arenít
necessarily going to be stable. Itís how your relationships affect
the whole of humanity that matters. What ripples are you and your
People who arenít compatible with this new perspective will fade
from your life. At first you may fear that youíre going to end up
alone, but thereís no cause for alarm. New relationships will come
into your life, relationships with people who have a similar
perspective. And these relationships will be much better for you
than the old ones.
Theyíll help you hold the new
These new relationships will be different than what youíre used to,
however. There will be less rigidity and more flexibility in this
part of your life. Such relationships may defy traditional labels.
You may feel a bit ungrounded in this new space. It takes time to
get used to it.
Eventually youíll realize that happiness and love can come from
anywhere. You may have your emotional needs met equally well by a
long-time partner or with someone you just met. Universal
consciousness will guide you to whatever it is that you need to
sustain your emotional health, as long as you donít get too attached
to how it shows up.
If you remain open and flexible, your
emotional needs can be satisfied with relative ease.
Trust that universal consciousness knows
just what you need, and it will deliver it right to you if youíre
ready to accept it. Again, you donít even have to ask once youíre on
this path. It will satisfy your emotional needs because doing so
makes you a better servant. You canít serve humanity so well if
youíre feeling lonely and disconnected.
Youíll be more motivated if you have
love in your life, so love will be delivered unto you.
Compared to where I was a few years ago, my relationship life might
seem a bit strange these days. I have many relationships that would
be difficult to label, but they seem to be healthy and flourishing
in ways that are hard to get my head around. I canít really define
what they are, and I canít predict where theyíre going. But it seems
like these connections are good and healthy for all involved.
My biggest relationship challenge is
unloading the traditional-minded baggage that nudges me to lock down
and label each relationship, so I can feel like I understand it. But
whenever I fall into that pattern, things get worse, not better.
Conscious relationships donít seem to like being locked down and
labeled. They require more freedom and flow.
At first this sort of situation could make a person feel insecure.
You may be accustomed to having a sense of security based on the
stability of predictable interactions with people close to you.
However, when you align yourself with universal consciousness,
youíre likely to move around a lot more relationship-wise. Youíre
going to meet and interact with a lot more people than youíre used
to. Your social life will be rich and varied. Your stability has to
come from trusting that no matter where you are, your emotional
needs will still be satisfied.
Youíll have the opportunity to share
love, intimacy, affection, etc., and it can be more abundant than
what you experienced at the individual level of being. I assure you
that you wonít have to go it alone.
This isnít a lonely path - itís actually
an incredibly social path.
Effect on Work
Your work life will be transformed as well.
Youíll probably need to stop thinking of
your career in terms of having a stable job and earning a set
income. Serving humanity requires a lot more flexibility and flow
than a traditional job can provide. Thinking of starting or running
a business is equally limiting. This is human level thinking. What
does humanity need?
Humanity is more concerned with things like creativity, purpose, and
expansion. It would love to see you contribute to the ongoing
expansion and evolution of consciousness. Thatís what matters.
The other stuff is too trivial to fuss
I donít really have a job title. Sometimes I make one up like
President or CEO when itís required for social convention, but the
title is meaningless to me. When people ask me what I do for a
living, I donít really know what to say. I donít do anything for a
living. I just live. In certain situations I might say that Iím a
blogger, author, or speaker, but thatís mainly what I say to people
who are asleep and I donít have time to wake them up in that
If Iím talking to someone whoís awake,
then either they wonít ask such a silly question, or theyíll
understand my honest answerÖ and theyíll probably share a similar
feeling about job titles.
My business cards have the wrong address because I havenít updated
them in 5 years. My website obviously isnít the prettiest one out
there. Iíve never spent money to market or promote my website, book,
or workshops. I donít think it would be a bad thing to do so; it
just hasnít ever been necessary. Humanity takes care of all my
marketing and does a better job than I could.
Last year I uncopyrighted all my blog posts and
podcasts, so you have just as much ownership of this article as
From a cellular level, that might seem
like a foolish decision. But that isnít the level at which I made
the decision. What does a copyright mean to humanity? Of course itís
What would you think if one of your
cells tried to patent the Krebs Cycle? Silly cellsÖ
Some people are repackaging and selling my work for money. Does that
bother me? Of course not. Even though they may be operating at an
individual level of consciousness, theyíre actually helping. Theyíre
spreading ideas that humanity wants to spread; after all, humanity
gave me those ideas to share in the first place. Theyíre doing
exactly what theyíre supposed to be doing.
I think some of them have been donating
back to me as well, since Iíve seen a modest increase in donations
lately. But I didnít do this to get more donations. I did it because
it should help the ideas spread and get more people thinking about
living consciously. It really doesnít matter which humans get credit
or make money from it.
I think my business actually works better because I donít manage it
with a cellular mindset. Millions of people have been drawn to my
work, and itís been translated into more languages than I can track.
People keep sharing it, with or without my permission. New
opportunities keep showing up. Money keeps flowing. Everything
works. Well, aside from my web server, which I may have to upgrade
yet again due to traffic growth.
But thatís a good problem to have, isnít
Why does my business work? Because itís not really a business. Itís
a service, not primarily for individual humans, but for humanity
itself. The purpose is to help enough people wake up and live more
consciously, so that humanity itself may continue to survive and
thrive. And by performing this service for humanity, it takes care
of all my needs. Itís really good at it too.
I barely have to lift a finger to attend
to such things. I rather appreciate that.
Individually speaking, there are some humans out there who donít
particularly like my work. But thatís largely irrelevant because
humanity as a whole has made it abundantly clear that it appreciates
what Iím doing and wants to speed things along with further
expansion. These days I largely ignore cellular level feedback
because it comes from people at varying levels of wakefulness, so of
course they wonít all agree.
But I pay close attention to feedback
from universal consciousness, such as whether my life is flowing
well or not. These days itís flowing amazingly well, so I figure Iím
on the right track.
Is humanity making it abundantly clear that it appreciates what
youíre doing? If not, any guesses as to why? Could it be that youíve
been ignoring humanityís needs, and thus itís been ignoring your
Try doing the opposite and see what
happens. I think youíll like it.
Recently Iíve been listening to an audiobook about the history of
Google began as a fairly idealistic
company with the grand mission of organizing and providing access to
all the worldís information. Does that sound like an individual
level goal or a goal for humanity itself?
Of course Google has since
become a giant, besting all other search companies.
Interestingly, one of the reasons it
succeeded is because it attracted some of the brightest minds in the
world, people who were inspired by its mission and who would not
have worked for the company if it was just about the money. You
could say that humanity diverted the best resources to Google
because Googleís mission
served the 'best interests' of humanity...
In fact, Google has helped to create a
smarter, more self-aware humanity.
Microsoft used to be a similar purpose-driven company, with the
mission of putting ďa computer on every desk and in every home.Ē
That was an expansive goal that served humanity. But a lot of people
Microsoft has lost its way, and sometimes it acts more
like a cancerous tumor than a servant to humanity.
Do you believe that Microsoft is here to
serve humanity, or mainly itself? Is it working with the expansion
and evolution of humanity, or is it working against it? Probably a
bit of both.
Hence its mixed results and recent
stagnation. Microsoft needs a new mission that aligns with
humanityís expansion. So far its current attempts at a new mission
have been fluffy and noncommittal. It wastes too much energy on
trying to defend its turf, failing to recognize that thereís only
one turf, and it belongs to universal consciousness.
If you happen to work for Microsoft, do
what you can to wake more people up within your company, and
eventually the culture will shift, as will the companyís results.
The irony is that companies that care less about quarterly returns
and more about service to humanity can often achieve amazing growth.
Why? Because humanity wants those companies to succeed. It sends
them whatever resources they need to succeed.
Notice which companies appear to be serving the expansion and
evolution of humanity and which are only here to serve themselves
and their stockholders.
If you were a genius, which kind
of company would you want to work for?
If you were humanity itself,
which companies would you support?
Which would you ignore?
Which would you wish to tear
down or transform?
Now what kind of company do you
currently work for?
* * *
Martin Luther King,
Jr. said that we have guided missiles and misguided men.
Letís change that.
Guidance is available to you
whenever you want.
You just have to be
reasonably awake to receive it.
Then youíll have all the
inspiration you could possibly want.