Shock and Awe – Again!

ShockAwe_img_largeShock and Awe – Again!

Much as President Obama has tried to keep us out of overseas wars, he, like everyone else, has been sucked in, yet again, to the idea that violence is the answer. ISIS must be eradicated.

You have to wonder, are we addicted to war? Is it in the human DNA? Could it be different? Can any one of us change it? Jesus tried his best and we see what happened to him.

As things stand, given the level of human consciousness, the status quo is not subject to change. At least not yet. That’s because it will only change when a sufficient number of people wake up. It seems we are a long way off from that point right now.

But take heart. In Gregg Braden’s book, The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy, he quotes a mathematician who worked out that if the number of people equal to the square root of 1% of the population were to raise their vibration to around 400 – 500 on the Hawkins Scale of Consciousness, there would be world peace immediately. That number turns out to be less than 8,400.

That’s not very many given that the population of the world is about 7 billion. World peace begins to look achievable, especially when you consider that according to David Hawkins’ Scale of Consciousness, the qualities of mind he says calibrate at between 350 and 400 (including acceptance and forgiveness) are the same qualities present in those practicing Radical Forgiveness on a consistent basis.

That means those of us who are awake and have adopted the Radical Forgiveness philosophy as our worldview and lifestyle can make a huge contribution to the raising of human consciousness and the creation of world peace.

And that doesn’t only mean applying Radical Forgiveness to our personal lives. When we are confronted with world events that look awful, tragic and disastrous when viewed from a human perspective, we need to be able to recognize that even in these situations there has to be spiritual purpose in there somewhere – even though we don’t know what it is.

If we can do this, and by so doing, maintain our vibration at a higher level than if we were to sink into despondency and hopelessness, we will definitely begin to make a very significant difference indeed to the overall level of vibration of the human race.

David Hawkins himself says that 400-450 is the point at which, if sufficient numbers of people were to consistently vibrate around that level, a significant shift in consciousness would take place.

But, let’s face it. This is not easy, no matter how awake you are. It’s very hard to see any perfection in, for example, the current situation wherein the group known as Islamic State are killing and terrorizing vast numbers of people, beheading people on video, and committing genocide all in the name of some perverted version of their religion.

I wish I could offer some erudite spiritual interpretation of what is happening. I can’t. But what I can say is that, as a general rule, when people act out in extreme ways that we find utterly despicable and very upsetting, they are usually mirroring for us what we need to heal in ourselves: That which we have denied, repressed and projected onto them.

In this case, this might be our own violent streak and our own propensity to use religious beliefs as a justification for doing things that are, by any other standards, wrong or simply immoral. We need only look back at the barbarism of the Crusades in Europe, of slavery in the Americas, and any host of other atrocities justified by religion to see that our collective violent past still plagues us.

What I can offer by way of assistance, however, is a Radical Transformation worksheet that is designed to first encourage you to feel your outrage, sorrow, grief, etc., that you might be feeling about a situation like this, or any other world event that seems awful. Second, it invites you to look at your reactions and possible ways you might give practical assistance or support for those involved, including the troops.

Finally, it helps you stay open to the possibility that there are no accidents. What is occurring out there is a reflection of what is in all of humanity that needs to be healed – i.e. loved and accepted.

If used in conjunction with a Radical Forgiveness worksheet done on the Jihadists, you will find you will become more optimistic and peaceful in spite of what is happening. But more importantly, perhaps, you will be actually contributing towards the creation of a peaceful outcome of the war.

As you may be aware, these worksheets enable us to bypass our minds and connect with our Spiritual Intelligence. That is the part of us that connects us to the world of Spirit or Universal Intelligence. I regard these worksheets, which include ones for Radical Forgiveness, Radical Self-Acceptance, Radical Self-Forgiveness, and Radical Transformation, as secular prayer.

I have already done webinars on all but the one that is the subject of this essay – Radical Transformation: Applying the Strategy of Radical Forgiveness to World Events. I left it until last because, while it is the simplest one of all of them to do, it is the most challenging to our intellect and the one a lot of people would reject. It is just so far away from how we experience life out there.

But I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know that I do have a free webinar scheduled in which I explain this worksheet and show how it can help us all change not only ourselves but the world as well.

So do make a note of it and join me on Thursday, October 16th at 1:30 PM Eastern time to learn more about how you can contribute to world peace by transforming yourself through the Radical Transformation Worksheet.

Click here to register or go to now.

Can’t attend? Register and you will be sent a link for the replay once the webinar has ended. It will be good for 72 hours.



6 thoughts on “Shock and Awe – Again!

  1. the happy forgiver

    Well said, Colin. I’m working to eradicate all fearful thoughts from my mind. It’s not an easy task, but the groundwork I have laid using your radical forgiveness forms has been very helpful. Thanks for all you do.

  2. Mimi

    Hi Colin – Thank you. This blog was very timely! I have been receiving all sorts of emails from people expressing hatred for ISIS and, by extension, Islam. I am an interfaith minister, and while I cannot condone what is happening via violence anywhere, I haven’t been quite sure how to respond. Your blog gave me the reminder that responding in fear is never the answer, no matter how awful the situation. Thank you so much.

    Here’s to enough enlightened, awakened people to tip the scale towards love and peace in this world. Thank you for being one of them.

  3. Moira

    Hi Colin
    We are doing our part here in Queensland, Australia. ..creating Peace with individual clients daily and enjoying the ripple effect. Love your work too. Lots of Love Moira…Pureheartcentre ♡♡

  4. Traci

    Hi Colin. I have followed your work and recommended your book on forgiveness to numerous clients. I am happy to see you reference Hawkins work on the scale of consciousness. I have used this to remind myself and my clients to keep the faith in raising their consciousness level to help heal the whole. Very good article and very timely.

  5. Yogi Big Love

    What I find interesting about ISIS is how difficult and challenging it is to make that shift from being willing to forgive while wanting to condemn into that higher vibration of “Radical Forgiveness” where the willingness to forgive is present without the need to condemn.

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