Running to Stand Still

20th August 2012

By Chris Bourne

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Recently power outages in India have stranded 670 million people as the grid collapsed. Similar has happened in the USA which is also struggling with record high temperatures and droughts which have decimated corn crops. In Pakistan prolonged and widespread power outages in most of its cities during scorching summer heat has triggered violent protests in most areas. Meanwhile parts of Russia are sweltering in extreme heat with wild fires threatening to destroy significant amounts of its grain. This is just a snap shot of extreme weather happening around the globe. It’s time the world stopped being distracted by delusionary ‘games’ and instead get to grips with reality. One way or another, we will be brought to a standstill. Better to be prepared for what is to come…

Still in denial

It absolutely amazes me how much in denial the world really can be. Even the spiritual ‘mainstream’ seems confused about what’s really going on. We expected ‘big’ things would happen in 2012, we expected to be given strong guidance and evolutionary potential. Indeed we are. It’s just not in the form many have imagined. No, humanity in general is not going through some collosal shift in consciousness that sees us all ascend into a rosy new paradigm. It’s not converting rapidly to a sustainable resource based economy where everyone supports one another. It’s still not respecting Gaia and her natural eco-systems.

Gaia has begun to speak unequivocally. On recent Openhand gatherings, she’s spoken through us in no uncertain terms. During one group meditation, I felt her take over my entire body, showing me exactly what’s been going on for her and the pain she’s felt. At one point, I experienced myself paralysed, spinning out of control. It was as though she had given up in the face of the enormous human burden she has to carry. Fortunately, I then experienced her blossoming back to life, but not before a totally necessary upheaval across the surface of the earth.

That upheaval has now begun. Don’t be fooled by timing. Rome wasn’t unbuilt in a day. Just because in some areas of the world there’s still food in the supermarkets, fuel at the gas pumps and electricity in homes doesn’t mean everything is business as usual. It isn’t. We are now on a new timeline for change. Various tipping points have activated which cannot now be reversed. The snap-shot I gave in my intro paragraph is just the tip of the melting ice berg.

Strong advice

Does my writing tone sound strong? Good. I hope you are still reading. My aim is not to take you into fear, but into reality. Because when we embrace things as they really are, when we honour the truth, then we have a ‘fighting chance’. The truth will always set you free. It’s clear in my heart that as a race, we’re being given some very strong advice by a very patient mother…

“Humanity is still running, but one way or another, it will be brought to a standstill. The world cannot continue as it currently is. Stop now. Stop what you are doing. Stop and take stock. Feel the truth of the moment in your heart. Hug your loved ones. Figure out how you can come together in communities and best look after each other in these monumental times of transition. Help pave the way into a new consciousness of acceptance and alignment with the flow. Help people see beyond fear. This is the most valuable thing any of you can do right now.”

Of course many are not going to listen even still. The wheels of the matrix will go right on turning. Which will make the future even harder for some. But those who are awake need to start making important choices now. We can only avoid them so long. Your soul knows what needs to be done. It’s now the inner journey that we must embark upon. We need to stop running on the outside so we can be still for a moment on the inside.

Then right action will arise naturally.
We will feel what needs to be done, how we should be.

Still inconvenient?

A few years back I remember watching the film “An Inconvenient Truth”. I remember walking out into Glastonbury the very next day and foolishly, naievely wondering why all the cars hadn’t stopped? That was six years ago and the cars are still running, still going about business as usual. It’s not going to always be like this. If you are one of those who can feel the truth of what I’m saying, then you can begin already. You can make a difference. You can prepare yourself and your loved ones right now.

What can we do?

First we need to stop.
Then to surrender the need for any kind of outcome,
feel for a thread of consciousness that connects us to the whole,
continue to standstill until we can discern our highest truth,
expand into our fears, limitations and blockages,
respond to each moment from the grandest vision we ever had about ourselves,
we need to be bold and courageous,
follow only the Right Action we can feel in our hearts,
to give selfless service to those who cannot yet see so clearly.

The gathering stream

It takes brave people willing to turn against the tide of the matrix, to truly unplug and join the gathering stream. There is still time to prepare, but absolutely no time to waste. It’s our evolutionary unfolding that must come first and foremost. Only in this way can we pave the way to our destiny.

Like others, Openhand has been purposefully configured especially for these times. If you resonate with what we’re saying, do get involved. Participants are finding we offer a powerful prescription for evolutionary success. I don’t wish to sound ‘selly’, it’s just the way it is!

Humanity is still running. It’s time to learn how to standstill.


About the Author

At the age of 40 Chris was involved in a life threatening car crash in which he thought he would certainly die. This precipitated total inner surrender and a rapid reconnection with the conscious life force through all things.

He found himself suddenly able to experience and contemplate through multiple dimensions of reality to see the deeper purpose of life itself. He began to remember his true reason for being here.

He explains…

“During the crash, time seemed to slow right down and I was guided back through key moments of my life. I was realising that every moment in our lives has but one underlying purpose – to reveal an aspect of truth about ourselves to ourselves. I was beginning to dissolve every belief and value our society had conditioned within me.”

“This was my initial awakening to the magical unifying consciousness of the soul. Over the eight years that followed, I was guided through four other inner ‘Gateways’ of consciousness. I have since come to know the process as the five key expansions on our journey of Enlightenment and ultimate Ascension into multi dimensional living – our divine birthright”.

Prior to the crash, Chris had a rich an varied professional career in industry, in teaching, as an Officer in the Army and finally as a web development entrepreneur before being initiated on his spiritual path. With a Masters Degree in Natural Sciences from Oxford University, participants in the work are finding his integration of grounded scientific understanding and profound spiritual realisation deeply engaging and transformative.

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  • So True.. They are strong in the Mental field… on the 30 min mark of each hour..Humanity must give it back..Tell them to LEAVE OUR SOLAR SYSTEM! and adhere to the human sovereignty movement.

  • Goldbug36

    Gaia? No Way! If you want to know WHY the planet is undergoing the weather changes and anomalies, watch this video: “Why in the World are They Spraying?”!

    This has always been about the globalists’ plan to depopulate the planet.

  • Chris

    Well the beauty of this miraculous human journey, is that everyone has a perspective. And none is completely right nor completely wrong 🙂
    The view I’ve shared has come directly from a evolved group during deep consciousness meditation.
    It would benefit all to comment/share with humility. Then we’ll grow and evolve together.
    Soul to soul

  • Temperance

    There is a Divine Plan unfolding….Allow it!

  • Many years ago I was shown how all the seemingly destructive and crazy stuff mankind does, which seems almost counter evolutionary…is not. One example was,”the Space Race”… Spending a gazillion dollars sending folks away from the planet…. to what end? I was shown how humans are tied to the planet…their egos bound by their actual physical placement in the Web. And being in a family where my Dad worked at NASA and Mom at Lockheed (although actually working for some more deeply covert entity there) I came to see the results of just a small trip into the atmosphere upon the astronauts.. Although NASA keeps this on the ….hush…. the astronauts egos were pretty badly thrashed. Basically if you want to tear apart an ego, send it into deep space (also why my teachers told me not to fear “aliens” from distant galaxies.) You can’t take the Crap with you… Anyway this is one small example, but look at the big picture of the ozone layer being destroyed. This is just an outward manifestation of the amplification of the Light which is happening Now. The “Quickening” on a more physical level. This is a very special time in Creation…. the end of one age prior to the beginning of the next. And the way it works is once the one Age hits the wall so to speak, once it has culminated it’s expression for this eon…. rather than expanding outward, it turns back within itself, creating a pressure that leads to the critical mass which heralds the end…and new beginning. The pressure of this amplification of Light, is what has been called the Quickening….and all the technological crazy BS humans have done mostly for greed, is actually just playing into the whole thing, actually just an external expression of larger energetic changes. And as you say, our role isn’t so much to get in a tizzy all worked up and fear based and angry at the perpetrators (who are us)…but rather reach for our own highest frequency. If we vibrate at the same rate as the Light which is imposing itself on all Mankind, rather than attempting to maintain the status quo…. we’ll be just fine in it all. And the beauty of ,”The End” is, that just like in our individual lifetimes, passing from one life to the next…. there is the stage where we choose (by the level of our vibration) heaven or hell realms….and the beauty of these realms is that we can be there for an eternity…….. and at the same time be reborn in the blink of an eye. In fact I’m speaking to you from one of those heaven realms right now… So keep Heart.

  • Mr. P

    The lifestyle that we all live as of now, will have to change because it is unsustainable for our future. Governments around the world need to release “free energy” sources now before the Earth is completely poisoned from humans. Everyone on this planet would benefit from free energy! The technology IS out there. If you want to change the world, you have to start with yourself first.

    • Stephen Daly

      Whilst I wholeheartedly agree with everything you are saying, sadly within our current corrupt system these corporations and governments will always favour the option that has a dollar/pound valuation above it for their own short term gain at the expense of the Earth’s long term demise.

      The Amazon rainforest is described by some as the “lungs of the world”. Yet the local authorities there are still commissioning projects which aim to reduce its volume in return for short term financial sustainability.

      Humans are too destructive and show no willingness to change. The wealthy elite amongst our societies have a large army and will try and drag out their privileged lives for as long as possible.

      Drastic change needs to start Now, by all individuals, and collectively contribute toward preserving this wonderful and rare planet that has the ability to support complex life which we have inherited on behalf of our future generations.

      With hope and metta,


  • Chris

    Free Energy is just another delusion!
    There’s no such thing. In the universe of relativity, every cause has an effect. Every action a reaction.

    So yes, we could tune in and harness ‘free energy’, but when it is expended on the earth, we affect what happens here. Humanity is already having too much impact. It needs to be lessened and one way or another, it will.

    Realignment with the natural balanced flow of life will happen.