War and the Passage of Light

3rd October 2012

By  Chris Bourne

Contributing Writer for  Wake Up World

I’ve just been working with an evolving group in New York, a fascinating place indeed. Clearly a key anvil in the shift of consciousness, it is a dense energy grid of consumerism and control, equating metaphorically to “Machine City” in the film The Matrix. There’s so much ‘old-boy-power’ here, you can literally feel it oozing up from the subway, pulling strings at a wider global level. Our work concluded the opening day of the UN general assembly, where the Middle East is the ‘hot potato’. It was the same day a federal judge approved a New York subway advertising hate campaign against Muslims. The temperature is hotting up indeed. It feels to me like we are slip sliding into War. So where is the passage of light?…

The need for a shift in consciousness

All wars throughout history have an underlying spiritual significance:  they are each catalysed by the need for a shift in human consciousness which has not otherwise been realised.  I’m not saying I condone war of course. What I’m saying is that the universe has a natural organisational flow to it, the purpose of which is to bring sentient life to higher realisation, alignment and harmony. On Earth, human ignorance and resistance to this evolving flow causes key tension build-ups to escalate, which will inevitably boil over unless something is done to shift the consciousness.

Make no mistake, the-powers-that-be who currently hold the restraining reins of society, are moving the world ever closer to a global conflict. One which they’ll seek to use to usher in even tighter control and to prop up terminally ill economies. And right now, by its near silent  acquiescence, the majority group human consciousness is complicit to what’s taking place.

To truly understand the nature of World War, would be our best opportunity to avoid it. And if that’s not possible, at the very least, the evolving group needs to align with the passage of light through it. Having personally experienced the mechanics and horror at first hand, I know there comes a tipping point of no return where war becomes inevitable. It feels to me like we’re edging ever closer to that point. We could even already be there. Why do I say that?

Unraveling the lower “ism”

No matter how simplistic things may appear on the surface, the underlying cause is always a lower consciousness “ism” and the universe building energy to unravel it. When there is non alignment with the natural order of life, the universe gathers energy to confront it. And when that non-alignment is a global pandemic, the response is felt at a global level. ALL are affected.

Take World War I for example, to me, the universe was working to unravel colonial elitism and the masses subconscious submission to it: the kind that happily sent the ‘lower classes’ en mass to their graves with hardly the quiver of a stiff upper lip. It was no coincidence that the assassination of a prince sparked it off.

The Second World War was the natural consequence of radical nationalism building in people’s hearts, and I’m not just referring to the Third Reich. It was a cancer gripping all countries. And so what do we see now? Well no matter how the ‘powers-that-be’ try to paint it, whether about nuclear non proliferation, or if it appears to be about fundamental religious polarism, the real “ism” at the top of the universe’s agenda is to me blindingly obvious and we are all responsible: it is rampant capitalism.

Rampant capitalism

I joined the Army to defend democracy against the rising tide of communism. I’m not an advocate of war, but neither was I one to sit on the sidelines where freedom of free thought and action were seriously threatened. You could say we were successful, communism collapsed before spiraling into global conflict. As JFK faced down the crimson tide during the Cuban Missile Crisis, so we stood shoulder to shoulder in the face of MAD, mutually assured destruction. Thank God not a shot was fired. We’d made a conscious choice.

They say that “to the victors go the spoils”. To my great sadness, capitalism has had an expansionist non stop victory party ever since. But its girth could never have expanded with such voracious appetite, without humanity (on a global scale) being compliant to it. We can complain all we like about the 1%, but they are merely the mirror. They are the outer projection of humanity’s ignorance and fear (of not having enough): a global consumeristic pandemic that has raped the earth and is on the brink of destroying her in this plain of consciousness. The situation is that serious.

It feels to me like another confrontation of consciousness is going to happen. As I sat in Union Square, at the heart of Manhattan, aghast at the lostness of the materialistic mainstream, the impositional grid of fixed consciousness blocking the natural flow was palpable in every cell of my being. It was a full on assault to my sentience. And it struck me how Manhattan was just the mirror, a window on the wider matrix of global materialism. Manhattan was simply a drop in a very big ocean.

On the beaches

The universe will not sustain such a blockage – such an anchor in the flow – indefinitely. Either at a global level humanity stops what it is doing now and faces down unconscious capitalism like we did communism or the gathering build up of tension will spill over into global unrest and conflict.

To point the finger at the powers-that-be would be fruitless right now. It would distract from the one true empowerment we have left:

the need to go inwards and to acquire the sovereignty of the constant conscious choice.

In truth this third global conflict has already begun. It is already rampaging through the shopping malls, the petrol stations, the motorways, airports, towns, cities, in the countryside, the oceans, the coves and yes, to coin Churchill, “on the beaches”.

Humanity’s war against the natural eco-systems of Mother Earth is  already  happening.

Two possibilities

All systems of consciousness in the universe either evolve or become increasingly unstable until they break down. You can prop up and control a lower harmony only for so long. The greater the level of injustice and inequity, the more you have to do to control it if you are to continually resist the evolving flow. But one day, even the strongest dam bursts.

Currently I feel the flow ‘agitating’ at a global level, thereby ramping up the instability of the current system. How could this building pressure be dealt with? I see two possibilities:

  • Humanity deserts the corporate High Street en mass to reclaim personal sovereignty, turns its back on capitalism and develops new, more sustainable community based living, that takes personal responsibility in a not dissimilar way to Iceland when they elected themselves out of the global banking system following the last credit crunch.
  • Either that, or the tension of global energetic injustice bubbles to boiling point, with the powers-that-be grasping at last straws to maintain their grip on power, pumping a new lease of life into the dieing petro dollar economy with another distractive ‘war on terror’, tightening control, another bailout, another bitter austerity pill.

The first choice would restore a greater alignment with the natural order of life and ease the global pressure so that the Ascension process can happen more smoothly. The second would suppress the bubbling consciousness only a while longer until it ultimately explodes. To me the choice is blindingly obvious. And it’s equally obvious that the crunch is upon us. The sands of time are fast running out. Yet as it currently stands, humanity with most of its blinkers still firmly in place, is very definitely heading towards the cliff edge of the non conscious choice 2.

So what can the awakening movement do in this situation?

And what is the response of the gathering build up of multidimensional benevolence?

Liberty holding the beacon

This was the question I sat with, at the feet of Liberty Statue. I did the only thing I could. I softened, relaxed and opened my heart to the inflow of benevolence. I was clearly spoken to. Just as she once stood at the gateway to a new physical world, the beacons have been lit to a new paradigm which is beyond this collapsing old one. To try to prop it up would be fruitless. To fight it, pointless.

The metaphoric message of Sweet Liberty is blazingly obvious
to all those who would truly open their multidimensional eyes.

A statue of copper, a lightning rod in the storm, the  Seven Rays  of Consciousness adorning her head, the broken shackles around her feet. Yet look deeper still: at the base is an 11 pointed star. How curious? It is adopted numerology of the powers-that-be. Symbolic of the veiled restraining influence trying to prevent the inflow of light. Except this time, nothing could stop the infusion. It was strong and clear, rippling outwards in all directions.

Breaking the shackles

A new world is indeed being born. Right now. But we need to understand exactly what that means. We need to take off the spiritual blinkers. What we’re clearly feeling here at  Openhand, is that the constrained light will be agitated, catalysed and released in order for the old world consciousness to peel away. The passage of light will no longer wait. Either by choice, humanity softens its consumeristic density or like the shackles that used to adorn Liberty’s feet, it will be fractured and torn apart.

It will get darker as the bed of the ocean is stirred because the resistance has endured well past its sell-by-date. The old will be churned up. It’s simply a question of impact. The more humanity resists, the more challenging it will be. As things currently reside, it looks like a rough roller coaster will ensue.

I call things as I see them not to spread fear but to take heart. Don’t automatically take my perspective of course. Look truthfully through the veils for yourself, especially the spiritual ones. Feel what is taking place. When we embrace the truth as it really is, the truth will break the shackles and set us free. A new world  already  exists. We can  already  be a part of it.

The hour is here: time to let go of the old world, let our spiritual evolution take centre stream, follow the passage of light and step through the  consciousness gateways  to our Ascension.

“And those who were seen dancing
were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.”

    ~ Nietzsche

Come dance with us!


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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