The Changing Face of Accelerating Change
No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it is
not the same river, and it is not the same man. There is nothing
permanent except change. - Heraclitus
by Zen Gardner
It seems things change more than we think – way more and in more
ways. Even when we’re aware of the underlying reality of constant
change, we reference new changes by our memory and perception of old
changes. And those were based on previous reference points.
We seem to be judging change by points of previous attachment, even
though they continually shift. That cannot be very accurate. Nor fully
While assessing a particular situation, as my mind wandered backward
to find context, I was surprised to realize how strongly and easily I
was able to reference my previous “points of view”. It jolted me knowing
I’m not that person any more yet it was so very available in my
consciousness. But that’s how the mind is wired. A lot of information is
stored there awaiting activation depending on our perspective and
awareness. Hence we often have to wade through a mire of influences
whether we want to or not.
The Subtle Reflex
Everything’s shifting. And in shifting ways, in a shifting perception
of change. I realized what I was comparing to was a sort of emotional
imprint. I was looking back to different periods of time in my life in
comparison to what I’m going through now, consciously conjuring up old
impressions in contrast with a current experience.
I found myself doing this for whatever reason. Understanding,
nostalgia, encouragement, comparison. There’s so much that flows through
our minds as we seek meaning and definition.
But that really struck me. I realized how I frequently use old
imprints to gauge comparative changes. Not necessarily bad in itself as
there’s no doubt something to learn from experience, but I shouldn’t
compare to times in my life when I was relatively unconscious. There is
virtually no basis in comparative reality there once I’ve woken up to
true conscious awareness.
On top of that, these current vibrational changes are completely new,
as am I. Recalling old imprints can subtly reinforce my
attachment to them. Looking in relation to an old perceived set point
will only let me see so far. It’s almost beyond comparing apples to
oranges when it comes to perception shifts. They just don’t compare.
Another analogy might be a rock climber who won’t fully let go of his
gear attached to the lower rungs he made in his ascent. He’ll only get
so far. As you go higher your perspective shifts phenomenally, but he
won’t get to those really inspiring views if he won’t let go of those
lower footholds that got him started.
These memory reference points are psychically embedded in emotions
and memory clusters. It’s very similar to the crystalline knots a
massage therapist works out of muscle tissue that then have to be
flushed from the system.
Memory can be an anchor as well as a guide.
Letting Go in a Shifting Reality
It’s all good if we let this shifting reality pass and we have solid
anchors in conscious awareness. However a lot of people are fighting
these changes, consciously and subconsciously. We’ve known these major
shifts in not just our perception but the dystopian world around us
would be hitting, but as we get further into it our noses tend to get
fixated on the dark details and less on maintaining our conscious
That’s when blinding reactive mechanisms start to kick in.
It’s also known as confusion. When life seems to be in disarray and
we’re put on the defensive, which is a major tactic for human control,
left brained fear and survival modes start to take control. That’s why
it’s important to remember what we knew in the light when the times of
darkness fall. It’s also why we should act in the light while we can
still see clearly. To delay is as good as to deny.
What conscious behavior inevitably calls for is a lifestyle shift.
That’s what grabs stubborn souls by the throat. If someone doesn’t budge
and they keep refusing to acknowledge the evident Truths around them
and yield to those Truths by consciously making the needed changes in
their lives, it can be pretty tough. And it will only get tougher. These
changes include continually disengaging from the system, letting go of
unfruitful and hindering relationships, adopting a healthier lifestyle
both physically and mentally, and preparing spiritually and practically
for the increasing economic and social storms coming our way.
Defying the Control System
There’s really no reason not to disengage from the matrix. Just begin
in stages. Those imaginary handcuffs of the mind are weaker than cooked
spaghetti. It’s the habitual fear programming that keeps people from
doing the obvious. That’s the design, to paralyze humanity.
The awakening cannot be thwarted, but individuals can be seriously
hindered, mostly by living in virtual denial. We can’t say we understand
what’s going on and not respond to the call to help change things,
beginning with ourselves.
More often than not ours is to simply defy the system
programming…disobey, disconnect and disengage from anything they throw
The rest will follow.
And don’t worry, change will continue to happen no matter what. Remember, you are the conscious observer, not the reactive self.
Much love, Zen