The Shift To a Heart-Centered Culture

Since the 1960s, a massive shift in consciousness has brought sweeping changes to society. Wouldn’t we all like to know where this heading? And what will tomorrow’s world look like?
The answer emerged as long ago as the 1960s, when a pioneering social scientist called Clare Graves was studying the phases of conscious evolution that society has gone through over the ages. His studies led him to declare that humankind is preparing for what he called a momentous leap – a mega-change within society which would dwarf all previous changes, because it would open up a whole new tier of evolutionary changes.
In 2005, I published a book called The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness which pointed out that these stages of social evolution agree perfectly with the human chakra system. The key to matching these two systems lay in pointing out the little-known fact that there are two phases to each of the major chakras – a yin and a yang phase.
The yin phase is where people begin to explore the new frequency of consciousness and the expanded worldview which it offers. Then, they graduate to the yang phase, where they master the new chakra and use their new ability to create effective action which changes their world for the better.
For example, society spent much of the 20th century mastering the solar plexus chakra. This resulted in the development of intellect, along with science, technology, and all the wonderful gadgets that we enjoy today.
In the late 20th century, it became more and more obvious that many people were taking the next step and developing heart-centered consciousness. The activation of the heart chakra brings an awareness that the good of the many is an important concern and that cooperation can produce more for everyone than competition ever did.
Heart-centered consciousness brings an expanded worldview where issues like sustainability, human rights, and the freedom to develop your own potential come to the fore. 

These issues simply don’t exist in the solar plexus world of ambitious intellect. But, in a heart-centered world, they become very much a part of the landscape.

What happens, you might ask, when many more people take this even a step further and move from the yin or introductory phase into the yang phase of the heart chakra? Then, they will master this new, expanded level of consciousness.

The active or yang phase of heart-centered consciousness is where unconditional love begins to flow through the person. At first, it may seem like a mystery where these higher sentiments are coming from, but eventually the awakening person realizes that this is simply the nature of the universe.

If this sounds like a spiritual awakening, that’s because it is. The higher aspect of the heart chakra is the launching pad for an appreciation of the spiritual nature that exists behind all physical manifestation.
Despite what you were taught as a child, this is not a hostile universe. It is benign through and through.

The sense of unconditional love that you feel as you settle into heart-centered consciousness is not generated by wishful thinking… you are sensing the energy that forms the very fabric of the universe!

Belligerence is a man-made illusion. It is a divergence from the true nature of the universe. The universe is essentially a loving and supportive place. We just have to channel that feeling of unconditional love into our lives and the world will change beyond recognition.
You can take an active, leading part in The Shift. 

Develop your heart chakra by knowing that this is the destiny of humanity, that the universe is benign, and that you can tap into its endless supply of unconditional love. Allow yourself to be filled with this infinite supply of love and then become more deeply aware of your own unique role in changing today’s world for the better.

The more you become accustomed to heart-centered awareness, the more you become one of the True Hearts who right now, at this very moment are pioneering a New Reality on Planet Earth.

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The Doorway to the Meaning of Life

Wandering through life looking for its meaning can be a heart-rending task. You begin life looking to your parents for meaning, then to your teachers and friends until one day, you’re grown-up, educated and still clueless.


You stand there, thinking that there has to be a reason why you’re here on this earth because you are constantly haunted from within by a sense of knowing that a reason really does exist. If only you could remember what it was.

At some point in your life you look up from the hypnotizing clamor of daily existence and seek meaning in that which is above the physical realm of existence. 

In that moment, when your attention is focused on whatever higher consciousness may bring, you are receptive to new ideas and new information.

My life has been spent in pursuit of the awareness that there is a whole universe of discovery within each person’s higher awareness, just waiting to be explored. Earlier in life, when I was an employee, I’d often sit at my desk and drift away mentally into more interesting planes of awareness. 

Later, as a business owner, I was able to find quality time for some really deep reflection. I used to rise bright and early for a fascinating morning of study and meditation and then roll into the office, ready to begin work, at the crack of noon!

Today, when people ask me about how to find the meaning in their lives, the first thing I do is point out the doorway to their own personal world of inner knowledge. 

The doorway is within your heart and it leads from the world of physical tumult into spiritual realms of inner peace and revelation.

You have only to detach from the stress and turmoil of daily living to enter your own heart consciousness, feel the love there which patiently awaits you, and move through the doorway into a higher awareness. It is in that state of higher awareness that you discover the unique meaning of your life. It is there that you find the peace of mind that always eluded you. 


It is there that the light of inner wisdom joins with the love that flows freely throughout the universe.

This union of love and light brings forth the enlightenment for which all sentient beings strive and it all begins with unconditional love. Acceptance of yourself and everyone as you are, followed by gratitude for life itself and the experience that this life brings, opens up the doorway of the heart and leads onwards into the realms of self-discovery.


–Owen K Waters 
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The New Reality

Did you ever stare at the night sky and wonder how many stars there are out there?

Thanks to science today, we have a good estimate of the number of stars in the entire universe. At the last count, there are more than seventy thousand, million, million, million stars. How do we, as human beings, wrap our minds around the enormity of that? How do we even attempt to envision something that large? The universe measures more than fifteen billion light-years across, which means that it would take a particle of light fifteen billion years to travel that distance. Or would it?

At the subatomic or quantum level of reality, light doesn’t travel like you’d think it does.

Light only appears when someone is there to look at it. The rest of the time it is nowhere to be seen. Light actually exists outside of space and outside of time. That means that space and time are perspectives seen by the observer, but not by the light particle. Light particles routinely dodge around the space-time constraints under which we assume that they exist.

Inner consciousness is the new frontier of discovery today.

Inner consciousness is not something small which is crammed inside the human brain. It is bigger than the universe, because it contains all of Creation. Outer space is merely a projection of consciousness. Inner space is the consciousness doing the projecting. That’s why light particles appear to have traveled fifteen billion light-years across the universe in order to reach us as observers. Because we interpret them that way in our consciousness. We construct reality according to those perceptions.

The Shift occurring in consciousness today includes a shift to the perspective that all life is a construct of consciousness. The fabric of the universe, the primal Field was created by consciousness and is held in existence by consciousness. The entire universe is the consciousness of the Creator.

Because space is a perspective of consciousness, it is not really “out there,” it actually exists within you. You have one view of that field of consciousness from a viewpoint that is unique to your personality. That view comes complete with an apparent location in space and an apparent location in time.

We are approaching a global paradigm shift where the world realizes that everything is made up of consciousness. 

Consciousness creates energy, it creates matter and it creates the perspectives of space and time. Spiritual philosophies already see the universe as the consciousness of the Creator. When science takes its next step and sees the consciousness that underlies all phenomena, then we will once again have a common link between science and spirituality.

–Owen Waters 
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Inner Wisdom Development

Development takes time, whether it’s physical, mental or spiritual. Life is like taking a train ride to another place just for the experience, one where you just enjoy the passing scenery and never ask, “Are we there yet?”

At some point, you reach the destination and then move on to seeking out the next experience. The point of the ride is to learn along the way, knowing all the while that journeys of learning are undertaken for the process more than the destination.

Developing contact with your soul or inner being takes time, along with a delicate touch. Your soul exists at a more subtle level of consciousness than your conscious mind. While your conscious mind exists in the noise and clatter of a physical existence, your soul by comparison lives in a world of whispers.

It is an enchanted land where the magical happens and wonders unfold at the speed of thought.

Communications from your inner self arrive as the merest whispers of intuition. They are subtle feelings that help you lean towards the course of action which will work out the best. The more you encourage communication between your conscious mind and your inner being, the more examples you will experience of your own inner guidance being full of the wisdom and foresight which only a higher state of consciousness can produce.

You can prove to yourself – right now – that a store of great wisdom lies just beyond your daily conscious awareness. 

All it takes is the willingness to perform a valid, unbiased experiment with no skepticism or self-doubt allowed. If you are willing to do that experiment, then you will jump-start your ability to consciously receive inner wisdom and you will prove to yourself that you really do have an inner resource of impressive wisdom.

The key to this quantum leap in your intuitive ability is to give yourself permission to let your inner being – which functions at a higher frequency of consciousness – to come through into your daily, conscious awareness.

You already have a higher level of inner wisdom.

If you’re not used to it coming through into your daily awareness, it’s just because you haven’t opened the door yet by giving it permission. Now, you’re going to let that inner wisdom come through by using the key act of giving it conscious permission.

Anyone can sit down in a quiet place and provided they give themselves permission, allow their inner being or ‘higher self’ to produce writings that contain greater wisdom than any thoughts currently contained in their conscious minds. Try it and see. It involves the simple tool of role-playing. ‘Act as if,’ and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

First, do whatever works best for you to enter a relaxed, contemplative state of mind or just close your eyes, relax and follow your breath in and out for a minute or two.

Now, see yourself as a seeker of answers, a seeker of wisdom and your question is, “What do I need to do to find the most happiness in the year ahead?”

Then for the next ten minutes pretend that you have been given a window into an inner place of deep wisdom, because you will step outside of yourself and become the one who will provide the answers to that question. For the next ten minutes you will adopt the role of a legendary, yet mysterious Master of Enchanted Wisdom!

You are now playing two roles. You will be there as an ardent seeker of wisdom, seated in front of the other you, the Master of Enchanted Wisdom. As the seeker, you expect the Master to reveal the guidance that you most need in order to find happiness in the year ahead. Have faith in the wisdom of the Master and it will be forthcoming.

Now, move fully into the other role. ACT AS IF you are now the Master of Enchanted Wisdom. Think over the question, put on your ‘wisdom hat,’ and start giving the advice which is expected of you by the seeker. Write it down as you think of it.

This is important because in the role-play, you are going to a deeper level of awareness and it is too easy to forget your own words once you get back to regular awareness. Don’t let your words fade away into your background memory like a dream upon awakening. Write them down as fast as you can, never stopping to judge or critique. Just write.

Then, when the exercise is over and you have told the seeker all the advice that comes to mind, you’ll come back to being in your normal state of consciousness and be in a position to review what you wrote. More importantly, save your writing and review it three days later from a fresh perspective, when the details of the words have passed away from your immediate memory.

Evaluate your writing as if someone else had written it. Don’t make excuses like, “Well, I might have guessed that,” or downplay anything. Judge it fairly, without criticism or doubt, for what it is: The advice from someone different from your usual self because that is exactly what it was. You were different from your usual self.

Three days from now, you’ll see those words in a new light and provided you role-played the part as needed, you will be surprised at the amount of wisdom that came through.

Better yet, put those words away for a year, make yourself a diary entry to review them then, and you’ll be able to see, in retrospect, how good the advice was for finding happiness throughout that year.

–Owen Watersinfinitebeing.com

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New Reality Consciousness

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Destiny is Variable:

In the Old Reality, things were seen as opposites – black or white, hot or cold, good or bad, this way or that way. In the expanded view of New Reality consciousness, life is seen in a unified way. Opposite sides of the coin are viewed, not as polar opposites but rather as just being different aspects of the one coin.

In the New Reality view of the world, the opposite extremes of black and white become, instead, endless shades of gray. Hot and cold become variable degrees of warmth. Good and bad become different shades of human nature; free of the judgment, hate and fear that comes with Old Reality, polarized thinking.

In the Old Reality, destiny and free will were seen as mutually exclusive. The reasoning was that, if destiny exists, then it controls everything and, therefore, free will does not exist. On the other hand, you can prove that free will does exist by making a choice. So, as the thinking goes, if free will does exist, then there can be no destiny.

But, wait. Perhaps that choice of “free will” was really a pre-destined one. Perhaps the person was destined to make that choice all long, so the experience of choice was just an illusion. At this point, people usually give up on the whole question because it has turned into one of those brain teasers, like asking which came first – the chicken or the egg.

Brain teasers keep your mind in an endless loop until you try stepping back from the situation and seeing it in a wider perspective. The new, wider perspective allows for the inclusion of non-materialistic factors. In deciding whether the chicken or the egg came first, for example, you just have to step back and see that the Creator designed the chicken to be self-perpetuating.

When you step back and see destiny and free will from a wider perspective, you realize that nothing has to be absolute. 

If every event in your life were pre-ordained, there would be no such thing as free will or self-determination. As we do have free will, destiny cannot be fixed. Destiny is therefore variable, not fixed. Destiny and free will both exist as interwoven facets of your life. Like threads in a tapestry, they interact with each other and blend to form the outcomes that are the events in your life.

Your destiny is created by plans that you made at a soul level of consciousness. Before you were born, you made your main plan for this life. Then, the minute you were born, the rules of the game demanded that you also get a case of amnesia about the whole arrangement. Such is the game of life in the physical realm.

However, at night when you go to sleep, you have the chance to visit the deepest levels of human consciousness and review how the original plan is unfolding and make changes to your plan if desired. When you return to your physical body and awake in the morning, amnesia strikes again. Within seconds of your conscious mind returning into your physical brain, you forget both the surface dreams and the deep experiences of the night.

Amnesia may be a part of the game we are playing in this life, but inner guidance is always is always available to anyone who pays attention to it. 

Your intuition is your link to your soul, or inner being, which is also linked to the rest of the universe and all levels of Creation.

You are never left alone to fumble in the darkness of a purely physical life. Your inner being is always there with you, expressing itself through the quiet whisperings of intuitive information. 

Thanks to this inner compass of knowing, you can always sense which choice feels right. You can always tell when your life is running on plan and you can tell equally well if you’ve become temporarily distracted from your plan. You always have the means to be right on course or get back on course and explore the fascinating themes that make up your life plan.

The most productive use of free will is to explore your true potential within the themes of your life, thus gaining the greatest possible experience from your life plan.

Destiny is an influence that comes from your inner plan. There is nothing absolute about your destiny. It’s a pressure which constantly seeks the best route to unfold into manifestation.

Free will provides the means to manifest that destiny in a way that provides the learning that you came here to acquire in this life.

Destiny is variable. It adapts to the circumstances of your life every second of the day. As destiny unfolds, you feel it within as a sense of being a part of the flow of life, of manifesting your potential in the way that you planned for this day and that you planned for this life. 

Destiny is the plan. Free will is the action. Experience is the result. That’s what being human is all about.

–Owen Waters 
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Intuitive Awareness

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by Owen Waters –

Recognize your spiritual nature. Know that you are a spiritual being living in a physical world. The real, immortal you is your inner being or soul consciousness. Several times each day, take a moment to turn your attention within and remember your true nature as a spiritual being.

Once you make a habit of looking within and focusing on your spiritual nature, you open up your awareness to the intuitive information that comes from your soul consciousness. Intuitive insight is available to both men and women and, with it, you can achieve more than you had ever imagined possible.

Intuitive Reasoning – The conscious, reasoning mind assesses a situation using the physical senses as well as past information. Intuitive reason is possible when you include intuitive information in the process. Intuition comes from your inner, soul consciousness and it is tuned into the thoughts and energies that surround any situation. Intuition brings direct information on the nature of any situation. With intuition, you know what will best work and when.

Intuition adds to your knowledge and understanding of a situation, allowing you to achieve objectives with greater ease and harmony than before. Intuition can warn you about danger ahead and reveal what hidden risks you can avoid in order to stay safe. Intuition prompts you to take actions which will help you in ways that you had not been able to detect using the physical senses alone. It also puts you in touch with the natural flow of unfolding situations.

Effortless Action: There is a flow to events; a timing that, when understood, makes tasks much easier to achieve. The key to gaining this information is to tune into your inner, soul consciousness. This inner work need not be a one-way street of receiving inside information. You can also take the initiative by using the principle of effortless action. Instead of trying to make something happen by the usual efforts of planning, willpower and determination, you begin by going within and seeing the action as accomplished. When you begin by seeing the action as completed, something very different happens. The action doesn’t mysteriously become accomplished by magic or by non-effort, but you experience a state of flow which enables you to move through the task with ease, grace and incredible efficiency.

To invoke a state of flow, go within and attune with your inner being and the intended task. Then, come out into the world of action and follow your intuitive guidance every step of the way until the task becomes physically completed.

This is how synchronicity happens and you will notice coincidences becoming commonplace in your life. People, ideas and resources all come together at the exact right time and in the right place because flow is an orchestration of the many, not just the one. Like water finding the shortest and easiest path down a slope, your intuition will reveal the shortest and easiest route to the successful completion of any task.

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Freedom

by Owen Waters –

Fear is the great separator of mind from spirit. While you fear, you are unable to trust your divine origin. It follows that people who pressure you to fear things in life want to keep you away from the power of your inner connection so that they may gain some kind of power over you.

Love neutralizes fear. At the human level of consciousness, love and fear are opposites. Fear will drive out love. Love will drive out fear. You choose which one you wish to concentrate your focus upon. You choose whether you will give your energy to love or to fear.

The Antidote to Fear – Giving thanks is the expression of gratitude, and gratitude is one of the most beautiful secrets in spiritual life.

Gratitude is an expression of love, and love is something which flows from the Creator of the universe through all forms of life and all forms of manifestation. Without love, life in the universe cannot exist. Love is the universal force of preservation which holds creation in manifestation.

The Natural Flow of Love – Love is as natural as the universe. By design, there is a tension between the forces of creation and universal love. It is this tension which controls the size of the universe, holding it within its envelope. It is this tension which regulates the size of an electron’s orbit around a nucleus. Love is the force which retains electrons in their orbits, making atoms possible and therefore the existence of life as we know it.

You can block love, or you can allow it to flow naturally through you. Falling in love with another person is an allowance of the flow of love through your heart. In a world where everything has the appearance of separateness, it is a surrender to the underlying unity of all life. It is a place of apparent vulnerability, a willingness to take the risk that the illusion of separation will once again return if that love is later lost.

When you allow your heart to open to the universe’s flow of love, gratitude comes with that flow. Gratitude for being alive, for just existing, for just being in the flow of the adventure of life. Gratitude for the Sun that gives us life. Gratitude for the Earth that gives us our home in the cosmos. Gratitude for the people that you love, and for those who share your journey through life.

Quality of Life – Gratitude flows unimpeded from an open heart. When you allow it, it flows as freely as the sunshine, unobstructed by judgments or conditions. Gratitude adds new meaning to the words, “Quality of life.” It really works! Try it now.