What Does a Higher “We” Make Possible?
Is something new happening right now, in the shared consciousness of certain gatherings of sincere practitioners? Is a new “We” manifesting, one that doesn’t define itself over against “Them” or any “others” at all? That’s what Thomas Hübl and I explored in a wide-ranging dialog, the second time he has appeared in this series.
Thomas and I began by invoking a group field, in which we invited everyone to open and settle into what is, just as it is, without changing a thing—and then to include each other in our awareness, and notice the creative aliveness of the present moment. And Thomas helped transmit sensitivity to of that shared field and the possibility of a shared awareness, through which a larger intelligence can show up, allowing us to speak an intelligence that surprises even us.
From there, we dived into this new phenomenon, as we each have experienced it in our spiritual work. We explored what the conditions are that make it possible, for an individual to participate in it, for a group to co-create it. We looked at how this New “We” might allow a higher intelligence to find its way through us into life.
It was a very lively conversation, and it leaves me contemplating some interesting questions. I first awakened to this possibility through actual group processes, in which a powerful shared field of awareness drew us together into a heightened state of consciousness.
But as I continue to practice and to serve the evolution of consciousness and culture I am working with groups that sometimes connect by phone, sometimes online in writing via forums and chats, and sometimes in person. With groups of more advanced and committed practitioners, I’ve noticed that the “We” finds its way into being through all these forms, that it even persists between occasions, and that something builds and lives over time among us.
Thomas suggested that he believes this is how human beings can connect to the higher intelligence that really can effectively address global warming and the other crises that face us. In our experiments with this New “We” we may be helping pioneer some of the presses through which we can rise to our evolutionary challenges.
Thomas is in the US from now until April 7th, teaching in New York, the SF Bay Area, Seattle & Olympia, Vancouver and Boulder. A schedule of his appearances is here.