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What is a New Consciousness Entrepreneur?

It’s time for change.  Did you know that the twentieth century was the most violent century in recorded history?  And financial crises, violence, and health scares remain daily news.  Fear, greed, judgment and tunnel vision are epidemic.  There is good news though!

Whenever the scales tip so far to one side, inevitably a correction follows.  We are that correction. 

We’re moving out of old paradigms of the way we do business and into alignment with Spiritual principles.  The Green/Sustainability movement evidences a paradigm shift which puts the benefit of the whole over the good of a few. We are waking up to the truth that putting the interests of the whole first, before private interests, benefits everyone. Entrepreneurs are bringing more consciousness to their businesses to reflect who they really are. Conscious-centered business models are being sought by those of us who want our business model to be aligned with the principals we live by.

For me, no longer can I separate how I behave “out there in the world” with my inner life.  My livelihood can’t be focused on getting my next commission check.  I now see and affirm my connection with the world.   Whatever I put “out there” – in the form of energy will affect the whole.   Each of us really does have the power to change the world.  I am reminded of a quote I saw on a greeting card which was something to this effect:

If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito.

Maggie Ostara, founder of the New Consciousness Entrepreneurs Network succinctly writes:

“Now is the time. It is up to us to create new forms – new ways of doing business, new institutions, new ways of building, new ways of relating to each other and to the earth. The old forms and ways are dropping away. It’s time for our courage, our creativity, and our commitment to come forth.

And it all begins with a New Consciousness – One based on heart coherence, connection, cooperation and collaboration rather than competition and coercion – on a recognition that we are all in this together. We have the opportunity to respond differently than the ways in which large civilizations have in the past when faced with challenges the magnitude of which we are faced with today.” http://www.ncenetwork.com

Each shift in consciousness creates a shift in the energy put out into the world.  We all have a contribution no one else can make and now is the time to make a positive impact on the world.  Whether you are a business owner or work for a business, your individual contribution of consciousness and kindness will effect a change.

Your Pain Body is not You

CB022142Do you wonder why you can be in a terrific frame of mind and then something happens or someone says something and you fall into a feeling of heaviness, hopelessness, and despair?  Or why someone can “push your buttons?” It can happen after something a family member did or said, or when you’re getting ready to celebrate a holiday or birthday.   For me, it’s that feeling of wanting to desperately hide in my bed with the shades drawn.  It can last for minutes, hours, days, or longer.  Some people spend a lot of time there, others only occasionally.  

Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth, the Power of Now) characterizes this uncomfortable and despairing feeling as the pain body.  Everyone has one. It’s the emotional aspect of the ego. It’s a very unhappy entity.  It’s essentially unexpressed pain in the form of energy that your body has been holding onto from the past. 

As Tolle explains, “Any negative emotion that is not fully faced and seen for what it is in the moment it arises does not completely dissolve. The energy field of old but still very much alive emotion that lives in almost every human being is the pain-body.”   It could be the energy you have from childhood after being told by your parents to “stop crying.”  Or the unexpressed grief you carry from the death of a loved one.  Past-life regressionists say it’s negative energy imbedded in our cells that we carry from one life time to the next.

These negative emotions become an energy field.  The energy gives off an unhappy vibration. It doesn’t want to end its unhappiness because an end to its unhappiness is the end to the pain-body.  The pain body actually seeks negative experiences and needs more of them to keep itself energized.  One of the ways it feeds is on negative thinking. CB036925

When I had my last strong experience with my  pain body (after something my partner had said) I retreated to bed all afternoon and watched cable news, gossip shows, and ate cookies.  This is what the pain body wants – more negativity. The best I could do that afternoon was to accept it and to know that things would change.  As Tolle points out, the first step is realizing that there is something in me that seeks unhappiness,that seeks unpleasant experiences, that seeks more negativity because it feeds on those things.

There is a way out. 

If you can become the watcher of the pain body and not identified with it it won’t be able to replenish itself through you. You won’t be generating more negative thoughts for it to gain stregth.  The moment you observe it, feel its energy field within you, and take your attention into it, the identification is broken. A higher dimension of consciousness has come in.  Which Tolle calls presence.

There are modalities to help remove energy blocks like Kundalini yoga, past life regression therapy, and energy-based body work.  And as basic as it may sound, thinking positive thoughts helps bring positive thoughts into your vibrational field.  Negative thoughts feed the pain body and cause a different vibration which then attracts more negativity.

The most direct response when you are overcome by it, is to see it as not you.  See it for what it is. In the present moment, there is no past pain. Take one moment at a time, accept what you are feeling, and find a way to connect to Spirit.  Read something inspirational, contact a friend, pray, or do something fun that connects you to the present moment.  The power of your presence will connect you with joy.