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Beyond Occupy Wall Street

Updated on September 24, 2014

A Worldwide Awakening Shift

The Occupy Wall Street movement began in 2011 in the US and yet people all around the world joined in to protest corruption and greed. It became a worldwide awakening. Not since the 1980s protests against the Viet Nam War has the world seen such an explosion of awareness and participation in a political/social movement.

Looking deeper into the focus of the movement, the discussion here is about how each of us internalizes what we have believed in the past, why we believed such and how these beliefs evolved and maybe most important - to think twice whether our beliefs continue to serve us.

The perspective given focus here is more spiritual than political, a philosophical view that might resonate best with those who digest the 'law of attraction' and who seek the silver lining of it all, to find peace amidst chaos within their own souls.

It's a perspective that might take awhile for one to wrap their brain around and yet finding peace within by doing the inner work of soul-searching might just be the foundation for positive change, might just be the evolution and transformation that matters MOST!

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The Collective Evolution

An Energy Shift Toward Positive Evolution!

Maybe you might have searched for deeper meaning, or for ways to contribute to the movement without becoming depressed and resentful about the entire mess. A major turning point in that search for this author appeared in this very important film featured below, a documentary released in September of 2011 and originating in Canada.

The messages in this incredible film focus around our personal beliefs and how they were formed as we mature. The significance to happenings in the world has to do with our inner beliefs having a strong energy vibration. As those beliefs evolve we may then connect and evolve along with the collective vibrations of beliefs of others in the evolution of our earth as we create a "Collective Evolution" .

Watch 'The Collective Evolution' - Consider this brilliant perspective and the potential impact on world change.

Excellent documentary released in September 2011

Not 'Occupy Wall Street' but "Occupy Self" - Inner Changes as a Foundation for Outer Change

Consider that instead of making outside changes first, we have the ability to make inner changes that ultimately will affect outer changes.

Could it be that the power of this movement and worldwide shift is actually powered mainly by a 'tipping point' of awakening and enlightenment around the earth?

Could the foundation of the movement be more about a qualitative change that is powered by inner personal changes and inspiration as a result of a collective momentum created by vibrations of evolution of worldwide thought?

Paige Bartholomew offers a thoughtful perspective here.

Mainstream Media & Other Controlled Substances

Do You Believe Everything You Think?

Those who still follow only mainstream media channels for news may not realize that media itself is a huge part of the corruption and control. This is not to point blame on media itself, as most likely many media personnel are simply doing their jobs and following orders, regardless of personal beliefs. Our mainstream media channels are controlled by corporations and Wall Street, and the same goes for the NYPD officers who patrol Wall Street. While some of the NYPD have indeed acted in an atrocious manner, all were there initially to follow orders, to do their jobs.

You are encouraged then, to close off mainstream media for awhile...at least put it on the back burner while you take the time to do the inner work and then... to re-think each belief from your own heart and mind. This is not about anyone dictating WHAT to think but HOW to think. It's about shutting off the outer noise long enough to do some deep self introspection about WHY we believe what we do, and then consider whether changes are overdue.

2012: The Year of Power - YOUR personal power!

Consider thant 2012 is not an ending, but a turning point. There is a momentum and a sense of urgency and yet in order for people power to rise, heart and community is required in this collective evolution away from the disconnection of the past.

HIGH regards for this incredible video for its power of inspiration and thought-provoking wisdom.

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neale donald walsh

Neal Donald Walsh

'Conversations with God' author states his views about changes and this 'Occupy Wall Street' movement.

Neal Donald Walsh believes that the Occupy Movement seeks to change conditions via the behaviors of people, and that long-term changes will result only when people have begun to change their beliefs. He fears that if the movement DOES produce any changes in behaviors, then they will be relatively short term, mainly because our behaviors originate in preceding beliefs.

Walsh says that "History has shown us, century after century, millennium after millennium. Nothing is going to shift permanently on this planet in terms of how we treat ourselves, how we treat the planet, and how we treat God until we change our most elemental basic beliefs about all three."

Furthermore, he states that " the problem is not a political problem and it is not an economic problem--it is a spiritual problem. It has to do with what people believe-about themselves, about each other, about Life, and about God."

"I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside."

— Joseph Brodsky

Occupy Within ~ Eckert Toelle

Occupy Within ~ Eckert Toelle
Occupy Within ~ Eckert Toelle

Debate and Discuss: Beliefs, Behaviors & Social Change - Where Shall we FOCUS?

Are you beginning to see this trend in thought from ALL of the authors above?

In different ways, they all seem to agree that it is our inner beliefs that are the foundation for long-term changes for the better.

They do not oppose what the protesters are doing, nor do they disagree with the dire need to end corruption.

What is the best personal focus for long-term lasting changes toward freedom and fairness?

Can you accept that our own personal inner changes and beliefs might actually have a bigger impact on outer changes in our world?

"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."

— ~ William James (1842-1910)

Shout OUT: Your Views about this Perspective - Comments & Feedback Welcome

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      Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      @clouda9 lm: Yes, that 'restless' feeling is likely felt by many during these times of huge change and upheaval, even if difficult to describe. So very many controversial issues shape this era of time on earth, maybe especially so in the US. We search for truth among a vast well of corruption, yet only might ever find such when we separate from the input (media). The peace we seek may begin to calm us and have real meaning when we occupy within and direct thoughts toward awakening to a reality not defined externally.

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      clouda9 lm 4 years ago

      Personally, over the last six months or so I've been feeling rather restless. Thanks for this info to more info about digging deeper, going beyond 'news reels' and foolish antics to...the inner workings of Occupy Wall Street.

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      A spiritual guru, whose name I can't remember, said that 2012 wasn't going to be the end of the world but the beginning of a huge spiritual awakening. I have kept that in mind these past days.