The consciousness of mankind is going through a "cleansing."

By this I mean that the uninspected beliefs of our species are coming to the surface. Primary amongst these beliefs is the belief in scarcity and lack. And beneath that is the belief in unworthiness.

In previous newsletters I've talked about the population increase as something very positive; an attempt by the spiritual aspect, the Higher Self, of our species to increase the background vibration of thought, which affects the underlying memes that direct the path of human thought. All species have fundamental, underlying beliefs and patterns of thought that direct the activities of the race. This is most evident in animals, where a certain birds will fly thousands of miles, knowing instinctively where to nest; or the movement of salmon, who know the place of their birth and go back to hatch new eggs for the coming generation. It is suspected that the magnetic field of the earth is in some way responsible for the actions of birds, but no one really knows how it happens, and there is no valid scientific explanation for it, so far as I know.

The human race also has these fundamental, underlying patterns of thought. I have called the collection of these patterns an attractor. An attractor, in chaos theory, is a set of points or an overall dynamic pattern to which a system settles down.

Nature's complex systems are very sensitive to initial conditions. This concept is illustrated in the famous Butterfly Effect, in which a butterfly's wings in Brazil create a cascading pattern that eventually causes a tornado in Texas. When Edward Lorenz studied weather patterns back in the 60's, on his primitive computer, he used numbers with accuracy to 6 decimal places. But then he decided to cheat a little. and used numbers with three decimal places. So instead of a number like 12.345809, he used 12.346. But when he plugged his numbers back into his computer, he discovered that the weather systems he was studying went off in a different direction!

This is what is meant by sensitivity to initial conditions. Nature herself, apparently, is accurate to many, many more decimal places than even our most powerful modern computers, so any changes we make can lead to completely different outcomes. That is why so many people are concerned with fossil fuel emissions and their effect on the planet's weather and ecosystems. No one can actually predict the weather (or how much we are ultimately affecting the planet) but we know that weather has definable characteristics: rain, wind, snow, and storms. Without getting too technical, an attractor has a basin, or a certain set of behaviors, to which the system will settle into. But the pattern can change when the initial conditions change!

If you study human history you can see that it is self-similar. In chaos theory and in fractals, self-similarity is prevalent. Here you can see it in the famous "fractal fern:" ( does not allow pictures, sorry)

From some very simple rules, you can create very complex systems that seem to have no order whatsoever (like the weather) but that are actually determined by a set of known conditions. The famous Mandelbrot Set, which we have seen before in previous newsletters, is a self-similar but very complex system that evolves from a very simple equation: z = z^2 + c. By varying z and c, (a constant) you get an infinite variety of new patterns.

The point is that the belief systems of mankind seem to repeat in a self-similar fashion, over and over again. We can apply an analogy of chaos theory to thought itself. For the past several thousand years, mankind has been rooted to a certain "attractor," in which the thought of mankind repeats over and over again, never the same way twice, but always rotating around certain fundamental memes. These fundamental memes seem to be rooted in unworthiness, and scarcity.

How does this work? Well, an attractor acts like a sort of funnel, entraining thought to it. So first there may be a peace process, which then cycles around to ideas of domination and control, and then back to greed, and then war, and then another peace process… our thought patterns are never able to escape from the old memes, which are held in place vibrationally by the force of the old attractor. This works simply because we choose the old memes, over and over again, and history “repeats itself.”

So what's the solution?

(continued tomorrow in Part 2)

Author's Bio: 

Kenneth James Michael MacLean has written 8 inspiring books, over 100 content-rich articles, and produced two movies.
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