“In the rain forest of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovered. Within its pages are 9 key insights into life itself – insights each human being is predicted to grasp sequentially, one insight, then another, as we move toward a completely spiritual culture on Earth.”
I’m part of a spiritual discussion group that a friend of mine is running. Our topic of discussion has been the Celestine Prophecy.
While I haven’t been perhaps the best participant in that group, I do find it interesting watching others grow and, in so doing, growing myself along the way. Perhaps it’s the fact that I’ve read the book more than a few times and have seen the movie multiple times that keeps me watching from the background smiling. Regardless, this book was a very important part of me following the life path that I now follow and will likely in someway always continue to follow.
For those who don’t know, the Celestine Prophecy is a new age book by author James Redfield. The book, in a nutshell, is about a man who at the start of the book is looking for something more to life than what he currently has. After meeting with an old friend of his, he finds himself whisked away on a whirlwind of an adventure to the jungles of Peru where he discovers a community of people that are exploring and investigating the nine insights. Insights which both the church and government are attempting to conceal from people.
The nine insights, as reader discovers, are a codex for life. They are a prophecy about what’s to come, but are just as much about a way of living that the human race should embrace and ultimately will embrace.
I’ve included the original nine insights below as listed on Mr. Redfield’s personal website at http://www.celestinevision.com/
As a side note, before revealing these nine powerful insights, I strongly encourage my blog readers to either read the book or watch the movie. Both are exceptionally good, in my opinion, and provide valuable information geared toward helping individuals understand both the new age movement as well as their own self-growth process.
Likewise, if you are able to start a discussion group or join one centering on the book, I can promise you that you will gain much out of it. Even if you are one of the more quiet people (like say me) when it comes to groups.
These insights can be found at http://www.celestinevision.com/insights.html and on pages XV-XVIII of the Experiential Guide.
Here we go!
“THE FIRST INSIGHT . . . A CRITICAL MASS
A new spiritual awakening is occurring in human culture, an awakening brought about by a critical mass of individuals who experience their lives as a spiritual unfolding, a journey in which we are led forward by mysterious coincidences.
THE SECOND INSIGHT . . . THE LONGER NOW
This awakening represents the creation of a new, more complete worldview, which replaces a five-hundred-year-old preoccupation with secular survival and comfort. While this technological preoccupation was an important step, our awakening to life’s coincidences is opening us up to the real purpose of human life on this planet, and the real nature of our universe.
THE THIRD INSIGHT . . . A MATTER OF ENERGY
We now experience that we live not in a material universe, but in a universe of dynamic energy. Everything extant is a field of sacred energy that we can sense and intuit. Moreover, we humans can project our energy by focusing our attention in the desired direction…where attention goes, energy flows…influencing other energy systems and increasing the pace of coincidences in our lives.
THE FOURTH INSIGHT . . . THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER
Too often humans cut themselves off from the greater source of this energy and so feel weak and insecure. To gain energy we tend to manipulate or force others to give us attention and thus energy. When we successfully dominate others in this way, we feel more powerful, but they are left weakened and often fight back. Competition for scarce, human energy is the cause of all conflict between people.
THE FIFTH INSIGHT . . . THE MESSAGE OF THE MYSTICS
Insecurity and violence ends when we experience an inner connection with divine energy within, a connection described by mystics of all traditions. A sense of lightness–buoyancy–along with the constant sensation of love are measures of this connection. If these measures are present, the connection is real. If not, it is only pretended.
THE SIXTH INSIGHT . . . CLEARING THE PAST
The more we stay connected, the more we are acutely aware of those times when we lose connection, usually when we are under stress. In these times, we can see our own particular way of stealing energy from others. Once our manipulations are brought to personal awareness, our connection becomes more constant and we can discover our own growth path in life, and our spiritual mission–the personal way we can contribute to the world.
THE SEVENTH INSIGHT . . . ENGAGING THE FLOW
Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided toward our destinies. First we have a question; then dreams, daydreams, and intuitions lead us towards the answers, which usually are synchronistically provided by the wisdom of another human being.
THE EIGHTH INSIGHT . . . THE INTERPERSONAL ETHIC
We can increase the frequency of guiding coincidences by uplifting every person that comes into our lives. Care must be taken not to lose our inner connection in romantic relationships. Uplifting others is especially effective in groups where each member can feel energy of all the others. With children it is extremely important for their early security and growth. By seeing the beauty in every face, we lift others into their wisest self, and increase the chances of hearing a synchronistic message.
THE NINTH INSIGHT . . .THE EMERGING CULTURE
As we all evolve toward the best completion of our spiritual missions, the technological means of survival will be fully automated as humans focus instead on synchronistic growth. Such growth will move humans into higher energy states, ultimately transforming our bodies into spiritual form and uniting this dimension of existence with the after-life dimension, ending the cycle of birth and death.”