As infants, we have no individuality and are completely dependent upon our caretakers. Without love and protection from someone outside of us, we will not survive. At this age we are unaware of our individuality and perceive ourselves as a portion of our parents. We are not yet aware of the separation that our new physical body creates. When we grow into toddlers we become more aware of our individuality, but we are still dependent on others for our physical survival and to teach us the rules of third dimensional reality.
Throughout childhood, our conscious experience of the higher dimensions is often strong because we have not yet learned to forget “Home”. However, our awareness of the physical world around us is largely limited to the beliefs and perceptions of our families and/or those who raise us. At this point in our lives, we have a family consciousness. If our family is fearful, we learn fear, and if our family is a loving family, we learn love.
If our family perceptions are limited to the third dimensional world, they teach us to forget our “imaginary worlds” by saying, “No, that is impossible,” or “It is only your imagination,” or, “You must have dreamed that because it isn’t real.” In order to fit into our new and limited physical bodies we learn to believe that the third dimension is the only “real” world and all our other worlds are “make believe.” Therefore, the beliefs of our families usually become our beliefs and their reality becomes our reality.
When we become teenagers, we learn community consciousness as our awareness expands to include our friends and their families. Our growing independence gives us the opportunity to become more individual in our beliefs and in our actions. We then have a chance to release the limiting beliefs that we accepted from others and recover the childhood memories of our true self.
Some teenagers clutch on to these memories like the secret treasures that they are. Unfortunately, many of us forgot our true self as we “matured” and “signed” an exclusive third dimensional contract. Then, much of our adulthood is spent on trying to remember what we knew as a child.
Many of us who were able to maintain a conscious connection to our inner truth suffered abandonment, abuse, or unpopularity in our developmental years. Since we did not find enough comfort and support around us, we were forced to go inside to meet our needs. In this manner, our connection to “Home” was maintained.
As we become young adults, we take more responsibility for our life. If our parents do their job well, they prepare us bit by bit to become more and more independent. Unfortunately, our independent thought is too often lost in the conformity and compromise of wanting to “be accepted” and “fit in”. Fortunately, the generation known as the Baby Boomers broke the rules of the collective realty and fought for their own world. They, in turn, allowed their children more freedom of discovery and respected their children’s imagination as an expression of his or her personal truth. These children are now becoming parents themselves and their children are the first generation of this new millennium.
As adults, we expand our vision of reality and begin to develop national consciousness. Our world has gotten larger now and we are able to move through it “independently.” When we marry and have children or enter more responsible positions in our work, we find that being independent is not enough. Now we must become dependable.
The Baby Boomers were born with a mission to prepare the world for the planetary consciousness of the new millennium. The Goddess energy is awakening from Her long slumber during the patriarchal rule, and She is calling for an awareness of Her planet. This awakening of overt female power provides an opportunity for the blending of the more individual focus of the masculine energy and the more collective focus of the feminine energy. In this way, we can maintain our personal identity while we experience the unity with all life that is the core of fifth dimensional consciousness.
When the Baby Boomers were born in the late 1940’s and 50’s, there were strict rules about what a woman could do and what a man could do. Now in many areas of the world these rules have been suspended and men and women are both free to express their creativity in the manner they choose. With the breakdown of the male/female restrictions, many other limitations are being loosened.
The earth has become a small place and anything that happens anywhere can be instantly communicated to the entire world. Just as the boundaries defining “appropriate” male and female behavior have been relaxed, the national boundaries are also growing fainter. When we have planetary consciousness we see every aspect of nature, everywhere in the world, as an aspect of our own consciousness. We must then be dependable not just within our home, our job, our community or our nation, but also within our planet. We must understand that we are in the process of creating the world in which we live. Once a majority of the planet has achieved planetary consciousness, the mentors and sages will move into galactic consciousness.
However, even the wisest sage and most powerful mentor has certain areas of his or her life that operates at a lower stage of consciousness. Many of us who have reached the dependable stage in one area of life are still barely independent, or are dependent victims, in another area. For example, we may have children or a responsible job and are still a dependent “victim” to our employers or our mates. Or, we may be very dependable in our careers and still be a victim to our health or have trouble being independent with our friends.
We are all complex people who have certain challenges that seem to haunt us through out our lives. As we look more carefully at each stage of consciousness, we can apply this expansion of awareness to the many portions of our selves that make up the whole. To be truly dependable, we must know the “enemy within” for our greatest enemy is the one inside ourselves that we are too arrogant to see. It takes a very strong person to know their weaknesses.