We are in the midst of a spiritual evolution. Our changing relationship to compassion and connection are two hallmarks of that evolution. This involves greater compassion and connection within ourselves but also with each other. The “new human” is one term that is being used to describe this growth spurt in humanity.
Difficult times typically challenge species to adapt to change. This happens through developing new skills and expanding latent capacities. We now are at such a time. It seems we are being challenged to develop and integrate capacities that have traditionally been defined as spiritual.
Our spiritual evolution is this reflected through a greater focus and value placed on qualities such as compassion, gratitude, intuition, creativity and unity in the world. It is also reflected in how many more people are interested in consciousness, personal growth and healing.
Spiritual Evolution: Compassion in Action (Documented with Aura Imaging)
In workshops, presentations and individual sessions I often use Aura Imaging to demonstrate the energy field in real time. One useful way to use this biofeedback program is to show a person’s energy without any outside stimulus and then to view how it changes with various states of mind and stimuli.
In groups where we have done these demonstrations people are often most amazed to see those shifts. It is one thing to have a conceptual idea about something but quite another to see it in action! In addition, participants are quite fascinated to see the differences in each person‘s energy and how life experience is reflected in the field. It is also quite powerful for them to see how their energy shifts with intention and attention.
A Surprising Experience of Conscious Compassion in Action
In a workshop awhile ago all was going along typically until one woman sat hooked up to the feedback apparatus and right away I felt a strong urge to place my hands on her shoulders and “run energy” to her. I was not sure why that occurred to me at that moment. However, once she was situated on the equipment her aura showed a great deal of turbulence, disorganization and incoherence especially around her heart chakra. When I placed my hands on her shoulders I could feel a deep inner trembling in her.When I asked if she was experiencing any kind of pain or discomfort she began to weep and said she had broken up with her boyfriend that day.
At that point I asked the group to come, encircle her and send her feelings of love and care. Its worth mentioning here that these people were not energy healers and did not know this woman, they were simply folks from all walks of life who were interested in the topic of energy and its effects.
As we stood in a quiet space and simply held that intention of flowing love and care, everyone could watch on the computer screen as her aura shifted and changed. The whole experience took less than five minutes. We all watched as the darkness in her field dissipated, earlier signs of turbulence faded and her energy became more smooth and flowing. In addition a beautiful pink color began to suffuse her field especially in the heart area. This is a color that I have seen frequently when love or healing energy flows either within or to a person.
In addition to the changes on the screen, there were external signs of a shift: her tears stopped, her body relaxed, she became more settled and said with surprise in her voice that she was feeling much better. She described feeling much stronger and centered with the sharpness gone out of her pain. She began to speak more about how she felt she could move on from this experience rather than feeling overcome and paralyzed by her grief.
Her conversation reflected that she was regaining her inner balance and composure and beginning to feel that she would be able to move beyond the immobilization, disorientation and disorganization that she had felt for most of that day.
Acceptance, Empathy and Compassion Can Change Worldviews
Did this experience last beyond the time of the presentation? I do not know. What I know is we all witnessed the powerful effect of support, nurture and compassion.
We all had a visual representation now of how our conscious intention affected pain/energy and how it made a difference for the recipient. In addition, there was the real experience of being able to make a difference even with a stranger by how we hold and express our selves through our intention and energy. Part of our spiritual evolution seems to be recognizing connectivity even among strangers.
My experience tells me that even if this woman’s pain reemerged,it would probably be less and coupled with a deep inner knowing she now that she could move beyond it, heal and not have to be a “victim” of the situation or her pain.
Spiritual evolution and energy
So the new human I believe is one who has become more conscious, more intuitive, compassionate and aware of our unity. All of these qualities have energy as their basis.
We can all give ourselves and others the gift of energy through opening to our higher (re)source. Doing so enlivens both the giver and the receiver.
Simply being present and intending care helps support a person to move to the next best place for them. Receiving the energy of care clears the space to be able to know our next best step for healing and wholeness.