In part one of my article entitled, Intuition, Transformation, and Politics – Seeing Through the Smokescreen of Spin, we explored the current state of affairs in the world of politics and how metaphysical reality is interwoven within this matrix of opposition.
Now, let’s look at the old paradigm vs. the new and how intuitive insight can reverse the trajectory of fear.
Old Paradigm Thinking: Polarization and Preservation
Many good people who focus mainly on the material world of form — which looks so dismal right now — are caught in this intensification of fear-generated oppositional thinking. When this happens, the ego takes charge. It causes these people to be afraid of change and loss, and to want to preserve what’s familiar. For this reason they are retracting into increased avoidance and aggressive-defensive behaviors to try to maintain comfortable habits and material security.
There are always two poles to oppositional thinking: one is fight-motivated and one is flight-motivated. Whether counter-phobic or phobic, both produce detrimental results. Inherent in these change-resistant stances are ideas based on linear, or old paradigm, perception: for example, that we are separate and inherently inimical to each other.
Counter-phobic thinking fights fear with attack or control. Its adherents might deal with separatism by striving to be fortified and superior. This might result in associating the patriarchy’s hierarchical power structures with morality and safety, or equating security with wealth and material possessions. Here the ego masquerades as the dictator-conqueror. For example, greed can be disguised as free enterprise, or terrorism as righteous religion, or hate speech and character assassination as journalism.
On the other hand, phobic thinking identifies with, succumbs to, or runs away from fear. Its adherents might deal with the inimical nature of separatism by refusing to think about it and postponing confrontations, fantasizing about ideal realities, feeling that conditions are unfair, or that they’re underprivileged and too helpless to overcome personal challenges and succeed. With this point of view the ego masquerades as an apathetic or passive victim, or an idealistic dreamer. It might blame others or feel someone else should provide unconditional support.
The Role of Fear in Politics
With fear in the driver’s seat these days, politics is an arena where oppositional thinking shows up in a glaring way. When self-preservation is at stake conservative and liberal positions become more extreme and defensive. Both sides become entrenched in beliefs about right and wrong.
The two main parties began, however, with clear, spiritually true points of view that may seem opposite — though they are actually quite complementary. Today their differences are exaggerated and less recognizable. This is because most of the focus of both parties is no longer to represent their original ideals, but to survive and resist the opposing party.
Let’s touch back into those original ideals. Since I wasn’t sure what the two groups actually stand for these days, I had to look it up online. The following definitions are right out of Wikipedia:
The conservative mindset values individual rights, personal responsibility, free markets, limited government, and traditional values. It believes the role of government is to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals and solve their own problems. Studies show that the conservative mindset is more oriented to guarding against negative outcomes and protecting people from harm. It is avoidance based and seeks to regulate society via restraints in the interests of social order.
The liberal mindset feels government action should achieve equality and opportunity for all, that government should alleviate social ills and protect civil liberties and human rights. Liberal policies generally emphasize the need for government to solve problems. Studies show that the liberal mindset is more oriented to providing for people’s well-being. It is approach based (focused on advancing positive outcomes) and seeks to regulate society via activation in the interests of social justice.
Today, with fear so palpable in the world, it’s as if the political parties have become caricatures of themselves, embodying old paradigm, aggressive-masculine-yang and passive-feminine-yin postures.
There is a positive side to the values of each party (their original ideals), and a shadow side that appears as fear increases. Here is my admittedly very broad intuitive insight about what happens to the two mindsets as fear takes over:
The conservative mindset seems to relate to the counter-phobic stance I mentioned previously. It sees the world as mainly physical and its adherents identify themselves as mainly individualistic and nationalistic. They are realistic. As fear heightens, this mindset can become more isolationist, materialistic, organized, and defined by beliefs and boundaries. It can cause an avoidance of the unknown and an obsessive drive for power and superiority. It can lead to domination, aggression, and narcissistic behavior. Eventually it can paralyze the ability to adapt and innovate. We might say this kind of consciousness is similar to left-brain dominant perception.
The liberal mindset seems to relate to the phobic stance I mentioned previously. It is focused on possibilities, dreams, and visions, and its adherents identify themselves as idealistic, global citizens. They feel connected to varied populations of people and empathically feel the plight of underprivileged or suffering groups. Because they’re accepting, they can act as knee-jerk rescuers who don’t hold people to high standards. As fear heightens, this mindset can be too conceptual and content to live in fantasies, too permissive, and overwhelmed. It can lack clear boundaries and accountability. This can lead to victim consciousness and passive-aggression and can also paralyze the ability to adapt and innovate. We could say this consciousness relates to right-brain dominant perception.
What’s interesting is that both mindsets, when in fear, tend to attract domination and victimization. The counter-phobic mindset that needs to feel superior calls forth the same mindset expressed in a different way. A good example is how nationalistic patriots can be obsessed with fundamentalist extremist terrorists, and vice versa; they both want to dominate the other dominators. This mindset also calls forth its opposite — the needy, poor, uneducated, and unwashed. On the other hand, the phobic mindset that can easily believe it is being victimized, must have dominators to validate its passive identity. Like attracts like, so victims gather together to reinforce the rightness of being wrong, or wronged.
The more fear heightens and motivates both mindsets, the more they function from the ego’s reactionary facts vs. the soul’s evolutionary wisdom.
New-Paradigm Thinking: Non-Polarization and Evolution
Not everyone contracts and resists the new high-frequency energy and consciousness, however. Not everyone reacts with fear. Without fear, there is no polarization or opposition; there is complementarity instead. A growing number of people are living from the essential internal reality of the soul today, allowing forms and reality to evolve as the energy and consciousness of the planet evolve. These people are working with the acceleration process, adapting to each new wave, opening to the benefits and revelations. They are clearing old fears, inventing new systems, and developing a worldview based on connection and compassion. They are not polarizing into adrenaline-based fight or flight responses.
This group uses intuition to feel through surface disturbances into the nonphysical world where harmonious evolution is progressing effortlessly, and attempts to bring this innate harmony into the forms of everyday life. The result is an equal valuing of both physical and nonphysical life, and of individual and collective consciousness and rights.
When it comes to politics, these people may arise from any political party, but I suspect a large number are moderates, or possibly women and young people. They are neither conservative nor liberal, and are not really opposing anything. Instead they are working to stabilize the experience of being unified in new paradigm consciousness, which includes the full spectrum of the soul’s identity — from “I am Me” to “I am Us.” This consciousness emerges from the integrated use of both sides of the brain, and includes all positions and all polarities. It is “both-and” instead of “either-or” and can find harmonious ways to balance and integrate such oppositions as man vs. nature, or technology vs. hands-on experience, or corporate power vs. individual creativity.
This is a “movement” and it is unlike third parties that have arisen in recent years based on special interests or specific causes. In fact, it isn’t a party at all; the derivation of the word “party” comes from the Latin, “to divide into parts.” It instead is a movement that unifies the positions now separated and claimed by conservatives and liberals.
It will show conservatives and liberals as holding two parts of a more universal philosophy — a third way — that is the greatly expanded modus operandi of the new paradigm. This group will be at the forefront of helping politics evolve beyond the two-party system, beyond the three- or four- or five-party system, to a spherical one based on the circle, or the round table council. Perhaps soon we will understand how to harness the soul-infused group mind to bring through policies and innovations that align continuously with planetary evolution — without resistance or opposition.
The world currently seems to be dividing between people who want to maintain the materially based status quo (and who are not fully in touch with the nonphysical realms), who are divided against each other into conservative and liberal positions, and those who are unifying the physical and nonphysical worlds to reveal a new integrated reality, who don’t take sides, and who want conscious evolution. These two groups — the old paradigm and new paradigm people — function at different frequencies that are progressively growing farther apart in vibration.
Taking all of this into account we ask, “What’s next?” In the third and final part to this article we explore the idea of Ego Death, Mass Hypnosis and What we can do.
Penney Peirce is a gifted clairvoyant empath, visionary, author, and popular lecturer and trainer. She is one of the early pioneers in the intuition development movement, specializing in intuition development, inner energy dynamics, expanded perception, transformation, and dream work. She has worked throughout the US, Europe, Japan, South America, and South Africa since 1977, coaching business and government leaders, psychologists, scientists, celebrities, and those on a spiritual path about the hidden dynamics of what makes for true success.
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