Ciergan - You're very welcome. And you're right. Social change is usually the last place that we see change happening, and change has been boiling under the surface for awhile.
The real question is not just making the surface changes, not just changing government so that it actually represents/works for the people and not corporations, not just making corporations/banks accountable and less powerful than individuals, not just acknowledging that ET's exist, etc. The real question is how do we move beyond social consciousness altogether? As long as we are still externally-validating ourselves (i.e. parents, government, media, friends), giving our power away, not fully acknowledging ourselves, not being present - we miss the deeper change.
When we're unconscious, we want someone else to make decisions and take care of us, which then becomes the "blind leading the blind" type of scenario. When people become conscious, focused, unconflicted, integrated, then the rules, laws, a controlling structure of any kind is unnecessary. All the people in power know this, which is why some kind of "conflict" or distraction is always introduced to keep people occupied (i.e. govt - war against a certain nation/idealogy that threatens you, religion - you aren't good enough yet, advertising - you aren't pretty/popular/whatever enough). As long as an "us vs them" mentality can be maintained, people can be controlled. Once we realize that there is no "them", we have an initial awakening to the situation we've created. If we can stop our internal negative chatter and release our own internal conflict, we don't have a reason to struggle/fight outside of us. Then when we realize that everyone and everything is sacred, the epiphanies culminate in greater awakening.
We can then form a collective with intentions, but it's not coming from a greed/power stance as much as creating something of value for everyone concerned. Various societies around the world have had experiments with this. The Iroquois Confederation was an interesting example of this when they made council decisions only after considering the impact on 7 generations.
All the current external agitation simply reminds me that people are really hungry to know themselves - to know that we are sovereign souls, a unique reflection of Creation/Source with the capability to do just about anything! But we have to feel motivated, inspired enough to start some introspective searching first, we have to want to move beyond the limitations of being caught up in social consciousness.
When we move beyond courage into total commitment, we realize that we can't fail as long as we're simply being present. It's so easy and we make it so hard.
Last edited by ChrisL; 10-20-2011 at 04:28 PM.