How Can We Be Prepared for Earth Changes?
Whether changes on the earth are accelerating or not, and most people would say they are, the recent disasters in Japan and New Zealand have illustrated the sudden and dramatic nature of changes which can occur.
How can we be prepared for this?
One way anyone can be prepared is to use a tool that’s always with us if we’ll only use it, says Gary Douglas, founder of Access Consciousness. That tool is consciousness: our own ability to be aware.
“Is it a truth or a lie that we cannot know the future?” he often asks his classes, who always discover that it is in fact a lie.
However, when we ask for something, like the ability to perceive the future, “It never looks like we think it’s going to look,” points out Dr. Dain Heer, Douglas’s business partner and co-author of many books.
Usually we are asking for something that involves MORE consciousness than we currently have. Perceiving the future certainly involves being more conscious than we have been willing to be up until now, at least for most of us. When we go from where we are to a place of more consciousness, we cannot know what that situation of more consciousness will be or look like for us.
We have misidentified and misapplied what knowing the future would be like, says Douglas. It would most likely not look like a Technicolor movie of every single thing that’s going to happen. It’s a sense, a knowing, information that comes to you as lightly and pre-verbally as a feather brushing your cheek.
Knowing is one of the functions of consciousness, which we tend to confuse with cognition. In truth, according to Douglas, consciousness is far greater than cognition or thinking, and more difficult to describe in words because it is not cognitive, verbal, or intellectual.
We tend to know this as children, from the non-verbal consciousness that is available to us from birth or before. Unfortunately, most of us had the experience of parents and teachers insisting, “You can’t know that!” We learned to deny the very existence of this consciousness we have had since we were born. Now we tend to think that if we can’t describe something in words, that it means we cannot know it. This is simply not true!
Unfortunately, we tend to take on the points of view of those around us who told us that we couldn’t possibly know what we knew. On those occasions when our knowing breaks through our commitment to limiting our awareness, like sunshine after a week of rain, how often do we acknowledge that knowing? Or do we usually attribute the seeming miracles our knowing and awareness create to “serendipity,” “coincidence,” or “luck?” Every time we deny our own knowing, we make it even harder to recognize it the next time, say Douglas and Heer.
What should we do instead? We can acknowledge that we’re already more conscious than we recognize! Instead of attributing it to coincidence or serendipity, attribute it to the person that created it: YOU! It’s as simple as saying, “Cool creation! Well done! What else can I create?” suggests Douglas.
A doctor who’s worked with Douglas recalls a day when she was planning to run some errands in a neighborhood of San Francisco where her son was attending high school. She planned to run those errands right after dropping off the kids in the carpool on her day to drive. When that day came, she just didn’t feel like making the short additional drive to complete those errands that day. It was not until hours later that she heard that a big rig truck had overturned on a section of the freeway that is normally bumper-to-bumper during rush hour. All traffic from that normally packed freeway was routed through surrounding side streets. If she had run the errand as planned, she would have been caught in the middle of the mess. A friend of hers who worked in the neighborhood got caught in the resulting gridlock and didn’t make it to work until 10:30 that day.
For the doctor, knowing did not include playing out the whole scene. A truck turning over on the freeway was not something she pictured, necessarily, nor was it required for her to know what she needed to know. What she did do was tune into her own awareness enough to know that it was somehow not the best idea to do her errands in that part of town that day. Fortunately for her, she was willing to listen to her own awareness and not insist on doing the errand anyway, just because she had already decided to do it.
This sense of knowing is similar to what happened to many people on 9/11. Almost everyone who knows someone who lives in New York knows someone whose alarm clock mysteriously didn’t go off that day, who suddenly decided to make some sales calls outside the office before going in to the office, whose child required them to stay a little longer with them at kindergarten, whose dentist had a last minute cancellation for a teeth cleaning that they decided to take. Did any of these people predict the twin towers disaster? Not likely. But they did know enough of where they needed to be.
How do you access the knowing or consciousness you have tuned out so long ago? One great way is to ask questions. Questions empower, answers dis-empower, say Douglas and Heer. Judgments, conclusions, and answers block our awareness. In the last tsunami, people who concluded, “It will be okay to go pick up fish on the beach” could not be aware of the disaster that awaited them, because their very conclusion blocked that awareness.
A number of people stayed in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina because they had survived previous hurricanes. They told themselves something like, “I survived then, so I can survive now.” Was that conclusion in their best interest?
A great question you can always ask to invite more awareness is, “What do I know here that I’m pretending not to know or denying that I know?” The information may not come to you in the form of words or pictures, however if you will begin to trust that somewhere you do indeed know, you may well start to find yourself more and more at the right place and at the right time.
The American media’s reporting on worldwide events is usually less than thorough. A lot of governments around the world constrain the information that can be presented especially if they believe it will induce panic in their populations. Occasionally, tidbits of missing information do slip through. Sometimes they are reported only in obscure journals, or only once at an obscure time on more widely watched media. If you find yourself being pulled towards turning on your television and you have no idea why, you could ask yourself if there’s something on that you need to be aware of.
How do you know if predictions or other information out there is true or not true? Once again, Douglas has tools in his Access Consciousness toolbag to assist you in this. “If something is true, it’s light,” he observes. “If something feels heavy, it’s a lie.” Easy! And it does get easier with practice.
Consciousness is a little more all encompassing than just having an earthquake kit with some gallons of water and matches and a 5-day supply of food. But ask yourself a question. Is it possible it just could save your life?