Transforming Fear to Joy

You say you want a revolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world

The Beatles

When we consider the word revolution, our mind typically conjures up a physical confrontation such as a rebellion, revolt, insurrection, mutiny, riot or coup d’état.  Less often do we hear ‘revolution’ used to express a radical or dramatic change, metamorphosis, transformation, innovation, reorganization or restructuring.  Nonetheless, when revolution is in the air and changing the way we see, feel, think and behave, personally or globally, we often find both physical confrontation and transformation co-existing.

In coining the phrase, “We all want to change the world,” The Beatles captured humanity’s deep longing to continually grow our capacity to create happy, healthy, humane and innovative workplaces and societies.  Even the biosphere we call home is in constant transformation — healing from destruction and evolving to adapt to changing needs.

This deep longing of living organisms to evolve has prevailed throughout known and unknown history:

Big Bang Revolution created the basic chemicals that make up our universe.

Biological Revolution created life and the evolution of the human species.

Agricultural Revolution evolved civilization.

Industrial Revolution evolved organizations.

Information Technology Revolution transformed working and living.

Consciousness Revolution is transforming and expanding mind/body/spirit awakening and awareness.

As Ralph Kilmann espouses in The Courageous Mosaic:  Awakening Society, Systems, and Souls, (2013), this already unfolding consciousness revolution is pressing humanity to redesign all its social systems (pubic schools, religious organizations, health-care institutions, governments and workplaces) for conscious living.  As has always been the case, for large-scale societal transformation to occur, it must be preceded, or at the very least accompanied, by personal change.  At a personal level, our souls are calling us to awaken to purposeful, meaningful living, which is the opposite to what many are presently experiencing — war, violence, hatred, poverty, hunger, disease, hopelessness and the destruction of our planet.

Awakening to the connection of mind-body-spirit, inevitably awakens us to the fact we are all connected and to the awareness what we do to others we do to ourselves.  Living an examined life, that is leading in one’s own life, means clearing our bodies and minds of our accumulated tension and painful memories.  The more tension and pain carried in our bodies, the more blocked we are and the less likely or able to access the spiritual fabric of the universe.  Click here for more on body-mind modalities that expand consciousness or visit www.righttojoy.com.

Over the holiday season, awaken your inner revolutionary and examine the physical and emotional tensions currently holding you back from realizing your passion, purpose and potential.  What one personal fear are you willing to dissolve in order to better yourself and change the world.  What one step can you take to dissolve that fear?

Source: Kilmann, Ralph H., Ph.D.  2013.  The Courageous Mosaic: Awakening Society, Systems, and Souls.


Note:  I will be taking the next two weeks to complete my second poetry book so no blogging until the New Year.  May your Holiday Season be filled with peace, love and joy.

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Author: Helen Maupin

Helen is passionate about transforming fear into love — from her, for her, for all. She expresses her commitment to transformation through writing poetry, self-awareness and yoga books, co-designing organizations into adaptive enterprises and deepening her daily meditation and yoga practices.


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