The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
02-16-2017, 11:02 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-16-2017, 11:05 AM by Steppingfeet.)
#1
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Dear forums,

For some (many?) on the planet, the outer disharmony seems lately to be intensifying to new levels. I have heard of spiritual seekers significantly challenged by the circumstances and energies of this moment, grappling with anxiety, fear, loss of hope, and despair. I have not been exempt from these challenges.

I write now because in my own processes of meditation, seeking, and serving, I stumbled upon an author whose work has been—perhaps quite literally—an answer to a prayer. His name is Charles Eisenstein. He’s authored several books and many essays, but I landed first upon his most recent masterpiece, a book titled The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible.

In time of great need, The More Beautiful World cut directly through the darkness surrounding my heart, locating that secret place where I keep the tender thread of hope hidden. And then it gave my hope life. And voice. And basis. And permission. His words and vision spoke to my pain of being alive and helped me to feel that it was okay to breathe again. I felt healed. And cried with relief.

Eisenstein speaks powerfully of a better world that’s available within all of us, one that is taking root on planet Earth. In both broad and nuanced strokes, he describes the ending of an old story in order to make space for the birth of a new. He speaks to the profound uncertainty of this moment, its sometimes dreadful nature, and the necessity of traversing the distance between stories in naked unknowing. He encourages being receptive and open to the new birth, to listening to what we might call the promptings of spirit, and to holding a vision of love and empathy.

But he does so while being politically, worldly astute. A most unusual feat, as usually one gets only the political/economical/social perspective, or only the spiritual perspective. Rarely are they perfectly married. Rarely, as well, with such holistic and integral analysis of the world picture. It is not a metaphysics that reaches as deeply into the unknown as the Law of One; rather, it is about our lives at this particular time in this particular place, underpinned by a philosophy of real compassion, of asking the central question of what it is like to be you.

I find infinite value, meaning, and purpose in the Confederation’s message—there is no end to the inspiration and guidance it has offered me. But no matter how it directs the eyes to the eternal, and lifts the vision above the trees, it cannot completely and/or competently address the circumstances on the ground, whether due to limitations of free will or ability. Consider Ra’s admission of limitation here:

Quote:…our social memory complex cannot effectually discern the distortions of the societal mind/body/spirit complex of your peoples. We wish now to fulfill our teach/learning honor/responsibility by answering what is asked. This only will suffice for we cannot plumb the depths of the distortion complexes which infect your peoples.

Charles Eisenstein, however, can. And with what to me is absolutely monumental strength of intellect imbued with the depths of the heart’s wisdom, he makes the greatest, best, most informed case I’ve ever seen for hope itself; in visionary fashion outlining a transition to a new world that looks remarkably, joyfully, tearfully like the transition the Confederation describes from third to fourth density. A new world that is birthed not by imposition of some external force, but by our efforts and our state of being here, on the ground, in this world. Not something we make happen, precisely, but something we open ourselves to happening—something that emerges as a manifestation of vibrating love without fear, acceptance without control, service without expectation of return.

It dovetails so beautifully with the Law of One. Among the various Law of One-congruent principles he speaks to:
  • How, as the Law of One indicates, “universal love freely given is more to be desired than principalities or even the rearrangement of peoples or political structures.”
  • How all services are equal if done with presence, with the open heart.
  • How much of the work of what we would call the positive polarity happens behind the scenes.
  • How the universe works in ways that corroborate Ra’s statement: “Consider, if you will, the path your life-experience complex has taken. Consider the coincidences and odd circumstances by which one thing flowed to the next. Consider this well.”
  • How to navigate, potentially, the perennial issue of the balance between spirituality and activism, emphasizing the ascendency of beingness over doingness, without devaluing action in the world.
  • How self-work is, from the right vantage point, as Carla would often point out, world-work.
  • How what’s needed is not necessarily a political/economic/social solution, but a spiritual one—opening ourselves to an entirely new story about who we are, and then giving it the space to emerge from the ground up.
  • As well as multiple chapters elaborating skillfully on 18.5 where Ra says:
  • The proper role of the entity is in this density to experience all things desired, to then analyze, understand, and accept these experiences, distilling from them the love/light within them. Nothing shall be overcome. That which is not needed falls away.”

His is the visionary voice of a new, emerging paradigm, one described by Confederation sources as “love and understanding,” where love is visible, where the thoughts, memories, and experiences of the individual are available to the whole, where “individual differences are pronounced although automatically harmonized by group consensus.” Where a more beautiful world is a lived experience.

Whether your hope is a raging fire, a quiet slow burner, or a delicate ember tucked away in the secret recesses of your heart, this book may give it long-sought life and nourishment, guidance and inspiration. Hope’s greatest life-support and meaning comes, of course, from our direct connection to the divine, but insofar as the illusion has any sway over our thinking, we are aided and strengthened by the voices of others speaking a new world into reality. You may find your soul put into words, and the purpose of your incarnation re-awakened and energized. I could not recommend this work more highly.

With love and light,
Gary Bean

His website: http://charleseisenstein.net/

And: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear, but love unexplained is clearer. - Rumi
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 23 users Like Steppingfeet's post:
1109, Ankh, APeacefulWarrior, Bring4th_Jade, Bring4th_Plenum, Cannon, Diana, Gianluca, Highrculling, indiGo33, IndigoGeminiWolf, Infinite Unity, Kaaron, Nau7ik, Nía, Nicholas, Patrick, rva_jeremy, sriyantra, sunnysideup, Surfboard, Verum Occultum, xise
02-16-2017, 01:24 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-16-2017, 01:25 PM by IndigoGeminiWolf.)
#2
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Thanks. I ordered the book. I've been looking for signposts on my path, and it seems like the next logical step and synchronicity.

I posted like yesterday about whether we should focus on helping ourselves or the world.

Developing ability to connect to Source
My Book: http://www.thewarlockname.com
My Forum: http://www.anthroshaman.com
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 3 users Like IndigoGeminiWolf's post:
Bring4th_Jade, Cannon, Nía
02-16-2017, 01:32 PM,
#3
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
(02-16-2017, 01:24 PM)IndigoGeminiWolf Wrote:  Thanks. I ordered the book.

Me, too. Seems to fit nicely with the books on Sacred Activism by Andrew Harvey & Co. I've been reading lately. Thank you, Gary!

-`ღ´-

Compassion, sensitivity, and an ability to empathize are helpful in avoiding the distortions of man-made intelligence and awareness.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes Nía's post:
Bring4th_Jade
02-16-2017, 04:17 PM,
#4
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
truly a great book.  Paints a vision for the future.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes Bring4th_Plenum's post:
rva_jeremy
02-17-2017, 03:22 PM,
#5
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
I've never read a book that has brought spirituality and politics together so nicely. Thanks to Gary for clueing me in!

Jeremy
It is not that love will tell you what to do.
It is that love will tell you how to do it with love.
Q'uo 3/19/06
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
02-17-2017, 03:38 PM,
#6
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
(02-17-2017, 03:22 PM)jeremy6d Wrote:  I've never read a book that has brought spirituality and politics together so nicely. Thanks to Gary for clueing me in!

Oh good. I was hoping there was going to be spiritual parts. Just finished a few chapters and he hasn't covered spirituality yet except mentioning the soul.

Developing ability to connect to Source
My Book: http://www.thewarlockname.com
My Forum: http://www.anthroshaman.com
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
02-17-2017, 04:30 PM,
#7
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
I've ordered it. Seems to be precisely what I need right now, so thank you Gary. I've been thinking for some time about how to make my spirituality more grounded in this world and less distant and intellectual. I've come more and more to the conclusion that grounding is crucial, not only in regards to unblocking and balancing the lower centers but also to steer will/power down from the head through the lower centers into physical manifestation.
---
The mind must be opened like a door. The key is silence. - Ra
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 2 users Like 1109's post:
Nía, Nicholas
02-17-2017, 09:17 PM,
#8
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Lots of good stuff is floating around there, waiting for us to grab it.  I'm still working on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and....it's great.  All about living consciously and dying consciously.  I can't wait to get back to Anchorage and blab about it. Smile 

Love to all of you. Cool
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 3 users Like Eddie's post:
Ankh, Bring4th_Jade, Nau7ik
02-17-2017, 09:24 PM,
#9
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Is he albert's cousin? I'll definitely check it out, tho. Thanks for the recommendation!
___________________________________________________________
'Well, what are we coming to?'
'Better times,'
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
02-17-2017, 10:08 PM,
#10
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Thanks for the recommendation Gary.  I'll check this out when I can.  Politics and spirituality have always been separate in my mind, maybe this book will help bridge that gap. 
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
02-18-2017, 04:57 AM,
#11
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Hi Gary,

In case you are interested, he will be interviewed on Buddha at the Gas Pump on March 26: https://batgap.com/future-interviews/upcoming-interviews/
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes Learner's post:
Nía
02-19-2017, 06:43 AM,
#12
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Just 'coincidentally' stumbled upon these (starting with the first one), but haven't watched them yet:












Compassion, sensitivity, and an ability to empathize are helpful in avoiding the distortions of man-made intelligence and awareness.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 3 users Like Nía's post:
Dandelionlight, Nicholas, Patrick
02-19-2017, 06:55 AM,
#13
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Wow, I just realized  the book is also available to read online for free on Charles' website (just scroll down a little)! Heart

Compassion, sensitivity, and an ability to empathize are helpful in avoiding the distortions of man-made intelligence and awareness.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 3 users Like Nía's post:
Ankh, foreverwas, Highrculling
02-19-2017, 07:26 AM,
#14
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Creative Commons is an amazing thing.  He practices what he preaches Smile
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes Bring4th_Plenum's post:
Nía
03-01-2017, 03:24 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-01-2017, 03:26 PM by Steppingfeet.)
#15
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Thanks for the feedback all. Jeremy you mentioned writing a review of the book. Please let me know when you do so or post to this thread. Would love to read.

Highrculling, "Einstein" ≠ "Eisenstein."

Though comparable genius. Smile

(02-17-2017, 04:30 PM)1109 Wrote:  I've ordered it. Seems to be precisely what I need right now, so thank you Gary. I've been thinking for some time about how to make my spirituality more grounded in this world and less distant and intellectual. I've come more and more to the conclusion that grounding is crucial, not only in regards to unblocking and balancing the lower centers but also to steer will/power down from the head through the lower centers into physical manifestation.

Similar boat. Anyone attempting to live from the open heart has the same basic mission: lightening the planetary vibration. And, oh how that is so intensely needed right now.

One one hand I think our spirituality is, in some respect, completely free of circumstance. Love is timeless and greater than whatever events may transpire, whatever we may do or not do. It is "outside" of the paradigm, you might say, and for that reason is why it has such powerful ability to transform events within the paradigm.

At the same time, love/light needs to be brought into the system, and matched with the circumstance, the person, the event, the moment. I think that is part of the grounding you describe. We're not here escape anything. We're here to be with things as they are, shining love and light right here.

What I dig about Eisenstein's book is that he, with great competence and capacity, is able to speak about love through the particular world environment we inhabit.

IndigoGeminiWolf, as mentioned in the OP, his is not a metaphysics that plumbs as deeply as a system like the Law of One, so i can see how it may have less appeal to you who enjoys working with ideas of the infinite and cosmic transcendence, but it is, at heart, a deeply spiritual vision that does quite explicitly recognize and emphasize the underlying unity of all things.

Thank you for the videos, Nía! And thank you for the link, Learner! I've got it marked on the calendar now. : )

Explanation by the tongue makes most things clear, but love unexplained is clearer. - Rumi
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 6 users Like Steppingfeet's post:
Billy, Highrculling, IndigoGeminiWolf, Learner, Nía, Patrick
03-01-2017, 03:34 PM,
#16
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Thanks GLB. I'm still reading it when I find time from my other activities.
I'll definitely give it a chance to learn a new perspective.
The unity of all things sounds excellent.

Developing ability to connect to Source
My Book: http://www.thewarlockname.com
My Forum: http://www.anthroshaman.com
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
03-02-2017, 10:06 AM,
#17
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Yeah, I figured that out, too...

Oops.
___________________________________________________________
'Well, what are we coming to?'
'Better times,'
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
03-03-2017, 02:05 AM,
#18
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Heh. I just came across a really nice Sanskrit proverb that seems relevant:

Quote:“Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.”

Time will tell.  It always does.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 3 users Like APeacefulWarrior's post:
Ankh, Patrick, sjel
03-03-2017, 03:21 AM,
#19
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
(03-03-2017, 02:05 AM)APeacefulWarrior Wrote:  Heh.  I just came across a really nice Sanskrit proverb that seems relevant:


Quote:“Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.”

If you want to hear Sanskrit sung, I recommend the song "The Child in Us" by Enigma.




Developing ability to connect to Source
My Book: http://www.thewarlockname.com
My Forum: http://www.anthroshaman.com
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes IndigoGeminiWolf's post:
APeacefulWarrior
03-03-2017, 04:12 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-03-2017, 04:15 AM by APeacefulWarrior.)
#20
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Huh, that's funny... I love Enigma's first four albums (not so much the later ones) but I never took much notice of that track by itself. It always just kind of blended into the middle of Le Roi. Never realized it was in Sanskrit.

...

Oh wow, a bit of Googling told me that there was a new Enigma album a few months ago for the first time in eight years. Guess I'm gonna have to check it out.

Time will tell.  It always does.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
03-03-2017, 05:30 AM,
#21
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
(03-03-2017, 04:12 AM)APeacefulWarrior Wrote:  Huh, that's funny...  I love Enigma's first four albums (not so much the later ones) but I never took much notice of that track by itself.  It always just kind of blended into the middle of Le Roi.  Never realized it was in Sanskrit.

...

Oh wow, a bit of Googling told me that there was a new Enigma album a few months ago for the first time in eight years.   Guess I'm gonna have to check it out.

Yeah, Sanskrit, Latin, and English are all sung. Another of my favorites is Prism of Life. I think I may like that one even better.
I'll look into their music too. I'm also mostly a fan of their first 4 albums too.

Developing ability to connect to Source
My Book: http://www.thewarlockname.com
My Forum: http://www.anthroshaman.com
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
03-03-2017, 05:35 AM,
#22
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
(03-01-2017, 03:24 PM)Bring4th_GLB Wrote:  Anyone attempting to live from the open heart has the same basic mission: lightening the planetary vibration. And, oh how that is so intensely needed right now.

I find since opening my heart more, that I laugh a lot more easily, and also sometimes get disturbed a bit easier too.
Like I can't watch tv really.

I have the book, and I do find it challenging to make time to read it since I love so much sitting and meditating with focus on myself and the world's polarity.

It makes me grateful to feel energy once again after being like 4+ years not really able to.

I'm not enlightened, but I do try to find love and wisdom in everyday chores and such.

I also live from an open 3rd eye and often blend that with my heart because they sort of resonate together. I believe on some level they affect change.

Developing ability to connect to Source
My Book: http://www.thewarlockname.com
My Forum: http://www.anthroshaman.com
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes IndigoGeminiWolf's post:
Bring4th_Jade
03-03-2017, 10:49 AM,
#23
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
(03-03-2017, 05:35 AM)IndigoGeminiWolf Wrote:  
(03-01-2017, 03:24 PM)Bring4th_GLB Wrote:  Anyone attempting to live from the open heart has the same basic mission: lightening the planetary vibration. And, oh how that is so intensely needed right now.

I find since opening my heart more, that I laugh a lot more easily, and also sometimes get disturbed a bit easier too.
Like I can't watch tv really.

I have the book, and I do find it challenging to make time to read it since I love so much sitting and meditating with focus on myself and the world's polarity.

It makes me grateful to feel energy once again after being like 4+ years not really able to.

I'm not enlightened, but I do try to find love and wisdom in everyday chores and such.

I also live from an open 3rd eye and often blend that with my heart because they sort of resonate together. I believe on some level they affect change.

If/when you do get around to reading the book, I think you'll find the Charles (the author) would support exactly what you are doing, so good job! Smile Glad to hear things are looking up for you, Gem.
There is no magic greater than honest distortion toward love.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes Bring4th_Jade's post:
IndigoGeminiWolf
12-09-2017, 06:24 PM,
#24
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
(02-18-2017, 04:57 AM)Learner Wrote:  In case you are interested, he will be interviewed on Buddha at the Gas Pump on March 26: https://batgap.com/future-interviews/upcoming-interviews/

Just watching the interview, and he says he's currently writing a book on Climate Change. Heart




Compassion, sensitivity, and an ability to empathize are helpful in avoiding the distortions of man-made intelligence and awareness.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes Nía's post:
Learner
12-10-2017, 01:22 AM,
#25
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
I found another gem he wrote: https://charleseisenstein.net/essays/the-age-of-we-need-each-other/

This really resonates with me.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 1 user Likes Learner's post:
Nía
02-27-2018, 04:20 AM,
#26
RE: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Just released: Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein – A Short Film

Quote:‘Sacred Economics’ traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how our current economic system is at the heart of global struggles. Today, these trends have reached their extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity.

Compassion, sensitivity, and an ability to empathize are helpful in avoiding the distortions of man-made intelligence and awareness.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
The following 2 users Like Nía's post:
Highrculling, Patrick




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)