WE STARTED THE FIRES
Transformation Magazine|June 2021
World events have the power to change individual consciousness and human consciousness on a greater level.
Jo Mooy

“We didn’t start the fire, it was always burning since the world’s been turning.” Reflecting on the words of that Billy Joel song, written 42 years ago, I think maybe we not only started the fire but in fact, we keep it burning. When major events occur anywhere in the world, millions of minds engage simultaneously through the internet or television. The events could be the happiness of The World Cup winner, the tragedy of a natural disaster, the discord of an election, or the constant drone of lies that obliterate truths. The result is a global reaction to the events that trigger a massive emotional shift that impacts the human psyche.

The effects can last a long time, or end in a shorter period. World Cup emotions may last till the trophy is awarded, while wars or natural disasters can leave indelible emotional scars that last a lifetime. The preposterous lies that burn the unseen atmosphere are more insidious. Those lies torch the fabric of the souls in individuals who are devastatingly weakened by the constant barrage of negativity in their lives. Nonetheless, any event has the power to change individual consciousness or alter personal beliefs in such a way that human consciousness on a greater level is also changed.

These statements are not hyperbole. Princeton University tracked human reactions to global events through 70 device-based measuring stations located around the world. After the data was fed into computer algorithms and analyzed, the lead scientist reported the results saying, “When millions of hearts and minds are engaged at once, structure emerges out of the randomness. There really are effects of consciousness in the world, and unexpected correlations in our network of random devices. Something is going on, and the most likely conclusion is that there is an interconnection of consciousness at deeply hidden levels between people and among people across the globe.

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