Last night I had a dream. I was with a group of friends I was having a good time with. But I was aware that in a little while, I needed to leave to get ready to go into town to give a talk to about 200 people. I was feeling confident about the talk—I had planned and rehearsed it well the day before.
Well, time went by very quickly. I got lost in the moment of the fun I was having with my friends, and suddenly I looked at the time and realized I had only ten minutes to get ready and drive to where I was to give the talk. And even if I left immediately, I’d be just on time to give the talk; I realized I should have been there a half hour earlier to let them know I was going to be there.
I was panicked. I had no time to get dressed into more formal clothes or even look at myself in the mirror. I grabbed my folder with my planned talk in it and raced to my car. While I was driving madly into town, I was trying to remember what my talk was about. To my horror, my mind was blank. I didn’t have a clue. I was trying to read my notes as I drove, but nothing came clear. I couldn’t even remember the subject of the talk. All I was aware of was the pounding of my heart. Anxiety totally clouded my mind.
When I got there, everyone was waiting for me. I walked as slowly as I could to the lectern on the stage, still attempting to remember what my talk was supposed to be about—but in vain. Nothing came to me. My mind was still totally blank. I could hardly breathe with the anxiety coursing through me.
A typical kind of anxiety dream, right? Not quite.
Speaking from the Moment
As I stood there, I suddenly realized that all I could talk about was what was happening for me in the moment—because that was all that was there in my awareness. I thought that would be crazy—tell them I was totally unprepared, that I couldn’t remember my speech? That I had nothing to talk about, that I’d lost track of time, having fun, not even thinking about my talk to them?
But I had to do this, I realized, because that was all that I was aware of. No other thoughts were present. And everyone was waiting. So, taking a deep breath, I went for it—I just started talking about what I was experiencing in the moment and what had happened to me.
And as I did, a new idea suddenly popped into my mind that followed the last one—and it was a good idea—a great teaching. I made it through that one, and the next idea—another great one—was there, ready for me to speak about that. I was aware that everyone in the room was totally present with me, listening attentively to everything I was saying. I felt a crystal clarity, in the moment, aware of a vast array of teachings I could simply pull in and speak about.
Old Earth and New Earth Consciousness
I woke up at that point, and immediately I thought: Where I was coming from in the beginning of the dream, with all my planning and my panic, was what I refer to as “old earth” consciousness. What I was forced to move into was “new earth” consciousness. Old earth consciousness involves living in time—past, present, future. When we’re there, we are living in the present, planning for something in the future, and basing it on experiences we’ve had in the past. We plan, we attempt to control situations, we rely totally on our mind.
New earth consciousness is something I’ve also called living in the “eternal now.” This is a space within us that is outside of time. There is actually no awareness of time there—there’s just a sense of being aware, present to what-is in the moment. There is no awareness of any kind of opposites in this space. There’s just isness, presence, awareness. And the delightful sense of a kind of electric aliveness. There’s a deep, quiet joy, a sense of profound peace and relaxation that radiates throughout the body.
But it’s not a blank space. It’s not empty in the sense of a dead emptiness. It’s simply a clear space into which anything can appear. Mind chatter is entirely absent. There’s no room for anything like fear or anxiety in this new earth consciousness. From old earth consciousness, we might describe it as a feeling of “faith” or “trust” in everything—but we can’t even say that, because that would imply that fear could also come present. But it is a feeling like faith or trust—it simply has no opposite.
And there’s love totally present in this consciousness, as well. Just a general, over-all feeling we’re immersed in of loving all that is. Love for all people and all other sentient beings, the earth, all of creation. And love for ourselves—deep and pure and unconditional.
There’s no fear or concern about what’s going to be happening in the future, because there’s the realization that future truly does not exist. It’s an illusion. Yet there is a knowing that events do unfold in the moment. And we are experiencing them—not in a sequential, time-ordered way—but simply noticing them as they arise.
There is a knowing that whatever responsibilities we have will be taken care of, in the moment they need to be taken care of. And when we need something—a thing or an idea or a reminder—it simply appears in the moment we need it. Our actions arise naturally, without undue planning. It’s all very natural, spontaneous, and perfectly orchestrated. There’s an awareness that there’s a divine unfolding that is constantly happening.
New Earth Consciousness is not Really New
This consciousness is not a state of being that is foreign to any of us on this path toward new earth consciousness, fifth dimensional awareness, or spiritual awakening—whatever you want to call it. We’ve all had at least moments of it, in which we’ve experienced the utter peace of just being alive in the eternal now. When we experience it, it’s always very familiar—something we’ve known always. We’ve simply forgotten it since we came into the 3rd dimensional reality here on earth.
It’s been part of the game plan—this forgetting. But the game is about up for us. Third dimensional reality is rolling up. And time is going with it—faster and faster. It’s hard to imagine, but our awareness of time is going to simply be gone. We will be living with only the awareness of the eternal now. Those who have never experienced this consciousness are probably going to be greatly disoriented and panicked at first. But those of us who are familiar with it, can simply flow into that greater reality we’ve always known—and experience the peace, joy, and aliveness that comes with it.
And, if it is our calling, we can assist those around us who are new to this reality.
But the important part is that we need to practice moving into it, now, as often as possible. It’s already present within us. No need any more to work hard, meditate at length, or do consciousness exercises to “get there.” It’s simply here, now. And the more we experience this consciousness now, the easier the transition will be, when that is all that is available to us.
Let’s make that quantum leap now into new earth consciousness. What are we waiting for?