Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Awesome Power of the Mystery Meme ~ Owen Waters

In 1963, while growing up in a mystical part of Britain, Owen Waters encountered his first spiritual awakening. The surprise of this mystical experience was such that his life became focused upon a continuous search for spiritual answers. Almost forty years of study and research followed, along with the development of his inner vision. By the year 2002, like many of the spiritual teachers who are coming forward for The Shift, his realizations began to unfold rapidly. Today, as Editor and cofounder of Infinite Being LLC, he helps people find inspiration, love and creativity through heart-powered consciousness.

Owen Waters' first book, The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness was published in November 2005.


These are the memes of social progression which have been identified in the book Spiral Dynamics by Don Beck and Chris Cowan. The characteristics of the first tier of six memes are:

1. Basic, personal survival.
2. Clan survival.
3. Courage, survival of the fittest.
4. Finding order and purpose in life.
5. Achievement, striving to succeed.
6. Community and caring.

Then, a momentous leap into the second, spiritual tier of six memes began with leading-edge thinkers in the 1950s. Since then, enough people have made the shift into the second tier to enable two of its memes to be identified and analyzed:

7. Responsible freedom.
8. Holistic, global village view.

As of the 1990s, the authors of Spiral Dynamics have also identified the existence of the next meme in the progression. This ninth meme has not yet been observed in large quantities of people, so they have been unable to summarize its characteristics at this point.

Using basic metaphysical principles, however, you can predict exactly what it will become. Also, second tier memes are reminiscent of their first tier cousins. Meme number nine, being the third meme within the second tier of six, will become an enlightened version of the original meme number three, which is courage.

The first tier of six memes is materially-oriented while the second tier is spiritually-oriented. The second tier, being of a higher frequency band of consciousness than the first tier, exerts far more influence in the world when it is activated. As popular use of the second tier of memes only began in the early 1950s, we have yet to see much of its power manifest in the world.

The second tier of memes, this higher frequency band of consciousness, is the engine of The Shift, the spiritual revolution in human consciousness.

Meme number seven (responsible freedom) is similar to meme number one (basic, personal survival), only transformed into the second tier of six memes. Meme seven means having a viewpoint from a much wider vista of consciousness than meme one. It deals with flexible flow and adaptation to a world full of change. It is like learning to survive all over again, but this time through a global viewpoint. Meme number seven is the starting point, and the orientation course, for the entire second tier of memes.

Meme number eight (holistic, global village view) is the second tier version of meme number two (clan survival). With a viewpoint that is holistic as well as global, it is reminiscent of meme number two. In meme number eight, the vision is to create a global village, or a unified clan of humanity. Unlike the small-clan focus of meme number two, meme number eight thinkers can see that the key to unity is to embrace the unlimited diversity of humanity as a whole. Integration and peace can then be created through the existence of our common humanity, when people accept everyone else as they are, simply because they exist.

This equates to the fundamental, Creator-given right of each human being for self-determination simply because they exist. People were created to experience self-determination. Humanity was also created to have an infinite variety of personalities for the purpose of gaining an infinite variety of experience.

At this higher level of consciousness, it becomes obvious that any attempt to coerce people into conformity with the standards of another person, or another group of people, is actually a violation of Creation.

Acceptance of diversity, paradoxically, is the key to unity in human experience.

The Nature of the Mystery Meme:

The new meme number nine will be like meme number three (courage, survival of the fittest), only in a higher form of manifestation. Meme number three's courage led to adventure, exploration and mastery of the physical environment. As the second tier memes all have a spiritual orientation, this means that the new meme number nine will bring about adventure, exploration and mastery of the holistic environment of mind, body and spirit. It will do this while encompassing a global scale of awareness.

The new, ninth meme will bring exploration of the spiritually-inspired use of the power of the mind to transform reality for the better. It will create strong demand for spiritual and creative freedom on a global basis.

This far-ranging, inspiring meme has the power, quite simply, to transform the entire world as we know it.

The keywords of the ninth meme will be 'Powerful creativity.'

Powerful Creativity:

How powerful will it become? How much will this meme transform the world as it gains in popularity?

When a spiritually-oriented person uses their creativity, they use the same formula that Infinite Being originally used to create the entire universe. That's how powerful spiritual creativity is. In its fundamental form, it consists of three essential components:

(1) Intent is used to define the goal, or the desired outcome. When defining a goal, it is better to leave the specifics undefined and deal in generalities. This allows the universe to find the easiest pathway through which to manifest the desired goal. Even better than specific objects are general principles. For example, the general principle of natural prosperity can find thousands of ways to materialize, whereas a goal involving one specific objective along the path to prosperity limits the options considerably.

(2) Feeling is added to give the goal the life energy with which to grow from an idea into a pre-physical reality that becomes ready to manifest in the physical world. Ideally, an equal balance between the amount of intent and feeling makes for the most powerful act of creativity. For the sake of clarity, feeling is defined as a separate component from intent. In practice, however, the act of creativity expresses intent and feeling intertwined together as one creative act. This is in keeping with the way nature functions. Light, for example, is a form of electromagnetic radiation - electric and magnetic energies intertwined in perfect balance and set into motion.

(3) Action. As the energy of your environment reorganizes itself around your empowered intent, you need to provide the third and final component, action. However, before the action, there first has to be a pause lasting several days. This is a hands-off period where you allow the growth of the project to occur at its own pace within the pre-physical ethers of space. Then, after several days have passed and the objective is ready to manifest, it will cause synchronistic flow to appear in your life. 'Coincidences' will occur which cause events around you to move towards the fulfillment of your desired goal. When this flow of supportive coincidences begins to occur, your job is to provide the action which each synchronistic event calls for, until the goal has become fully manifested.

If, for example, a desired career opening occurs, then you would follow that opportunity to see if this is the main event, or if it is just something that you will learn from along the journey towards your goal.

If a key contact occurs which can help your project, then you follow through on that contact to see where it will lead. Whatever mini-opportunities arise along the path to the realization of your goal, you provide the physical action to materialize those opportunities out of the realm of possibilities and bring them into the physical realm. Most often, goals materialize through a daisy chain of events and opportunities, each of which builds up to the final realization of the entire, original goal.

People today are finding their way through the spiritual awakenings that come with second-tier memes number seven and eight. As they activate number nine, the meme of
powerful creativity, they discover a power which, unleashed, can transform not only their own lives but the world around them for the better.

The New Reality is yours to explore. It already exists as a frequency of consciousness. In a world where thoughtlessness and heartlessness are common, people of the New Reality bring thoughtfulness and heartfulness. Where there is strife, people of the New Reality bring peace. Where there is pain, people of the New Reality bring love and healing.

This is the New Reality, the spiritual revolution in human consciousness.


[This article was written by Owen Waters, author of The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness]

AN INSPIRED COMMENT FROM MY STARBROTHER MILLENNIUM TWAIN:

the ninth stage is what the taoists have spoken of for thousands of years, that of alignment with heaven. moving from the earthly focus of Chi or energy to the astronomical focus of Gong or consciousness. which transition the later-arriving Buddhists named becoming a buddha or immortal. moving from the realm of mortality, an 80-year lifespan, to 'immortality' or a 600-year lifespan. your community becomes that of the other Kuan Yins and Wu Kongs, and your involvement with earthly society analogous to that of the wind or sun, or the church and textbook messiahs.

the ninth stage is where you recognize the circularity, materiality, solidity, of the first eight stages - and transcend them, recognizing that indeed the circles are only shortsighted views of the helicoidal (spiral) structure of experience, mind, matter, consciousness, reality.

stage ten is where you actually live that, becoming an evolving deity, and recognize the living breathing divinity of Earth and Sun, Milky Way and Virgo Supercluster ... of all celestial planets, stars, galaxies, clusters, superclusters ... indeed electrons, protons, atoms and molecules.

spirit, the song of creation ... an electromagnetic experience which 'struck' or contested takes on the appearance of solidity.

when 'touched' or 'loved' ... the infinite nurturing softness of wind and water, smoke & smudge, light & laughter ...

with all our relations,

Millennium Twain

3 comments:

Spiral Eyes said...

Hello...

With all due respect, your reference to Spiral Dynamics, though well intentioned, is misinformed. A couple of specific errors:

1 -second tier is not a spiritual tier. Every level of the Spiral has it's own version of spirituality.

2- the fascination with the 9th vmeme, although interesting, is not definable because it will come into existence as a result of the life conditions that are created after the 7th and 8th level have solved eariler problems and left new ones in their wake. So speculation about it is all we can do. Most of us in the SD core group are struggling to understand the 7th vmeme.

Antares said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, Spiral Eyes. This is an issue you might want to raise with Owen Waters, the author of this essay. Your point is certainly helpful as a qualifier, but what I value here is the overall spiral perspective of social evolution, regardless of petty differences of opinion with regard to the specifics of the theory itself. Let's not lose sight of the forest for the trees!

Anonymous said...

This is a very good post and I enjoy the glimmering explorations into the 9th and 10th memes. It seems like Owen Waters is touching upon 3rd tier consciousness (and not the only one to do so) which will be most helpful. As a balanced approach though, I would like to see the shadow side of these memes. Such as the abuse of --to use the Hindu term--siddhi powers of manifesting, and other unhealthy expressions of the higher stages and memes.
That being said, I commend Waters exploration into these areas and look forward to more "notes from the field". Especially in regards to how the 9th and 10th vMemes are being practiced, lived etc. and also how they are manifesting in a more collective way...