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76-Third Tier Consciousness


In the conclusion of this series, we take a look at the highest (known) level of consciousness. In this post and podcast we will learn three very important lessons on our way to high consciousness and guess what, it is not limited to those with high IQ’s. In fact, as you will learn, the integral stage is within all of our grasp. And if that is true, then so is a united world.



75- The Ruin of Postmodernism.


Millennials get an unfair rap as if they are the only ones with a postmodern worldview. In this podcast and post I explain why some so-called post-moderns are actually people bouncing around between lower stages of consciousness. True postmodernism is the integration of multiple stages of consciousness and while it does reflect an evolution of our thinking, it isn’t perfect. For this reason, many in traditional, scientific, and militaristic levels really push back against postmodernism as if it is a regression rather than a progression in consciousness. Today we learn why the ruin of postmodernism is not its eradication but ironically, its inclusion of the contributions of other stages of consciousness.  Why does such an inclusive group struggle so much with including certain ideas?



74- The Ruin of Science.


In this weeks podcast and post we continue our examination of the stages of consciousness by looking at the scientific or modern stage.  The scientific/ modern level is the first stage of consciousness that empowers people to set aside their differences in order to focus on something bigger than themselves. All higher consciousness moves toward unity. While true science doesn’t allow for opinion or bias in the process, we live in a world where groups of people manipulate science for personal gain. This is actually not science, but tribalism masking as higher consciousness. Quantum physics has forced science to accept non-empirically based reality as fact, and as a result finds increasing alignment with theological pursuits of truth. The result has great promise for humanity, but first we must move beyond our post-modern pitfalls.

73- The Ruin of Tradition


Tradition is a container. It’s the necessary structure that is constructed in order to allow the most number of people access to the containers contents or treasure. In this post and podcast I explain how the traditional level of consciousness entered conventional wisdom and provides people with meaning and purpose. While tradition brings good things like structure and control, it isn’t entirely good. While it brings bad things like structure and control, it isn’t entirely bad.  As consciousness raises, we can see in this phase the transition out of a binary system as we learn that it’s not as simple as choosing between the contents or the container. If we want the treasure, we have to buy the field (container), but a field with no treasure is expensive dirt.


72- The Ruin of the Warrior


The Warrior stage of consciousness offers solidarity for larger groups of people and provides them with a powerful identity. While it helps people engage in something much bigger than themselves, it comes with a huge cost. In this podcast and post, I explain why the warrior consciousness will never have peace and why it is so popular within religion, military and business. This is a stage that can be visited, but it must not be our home. The ruin of the warrior consciousness emerges when empathy for “the other” is found in our hearts and we take the good things from this stage into a wider understanding of the truth.