As you know, we are in the midst of a revolution in consciousness which is affecting everyone.
The 80-20 rule states that 80% of any change is typically caused by 20% of the people. The 20% consists of the leading thinkers of the day, the trendsetters in consciousness.
In spiritual matters, leading-edge people are sometimes called lightworkers or old souls, indicating that they have learned more from their experiences through many incarnations.
This advanced learning is stored as wisdom in their souls and they benefit from it consciously through intuitive inner guidance.
The term ‘lightworker’ is synonymous with ‘spiritual seeker.’ You may or may not think of yourself as a lightworker but, if you’re reading material like this, then you fit the definition perfectly.
Today’s leading-edge thinkers planned ahead to be incarnate at this time in history to help make the essential positive changes in the world possible.
Sociologists have now begun to recognize them as a major cultural group. A survey in 1995 by researchers Paul Ray and Sherry Anderson found that 24 percent of American adults had become what they termed Cultural Creatives.
In 2008, they repeated the survey and found that the number of Cultural Creatives had ballooned to 35 percent of the adult population. Imagine what would have happened if they had included the promising new Indigo children in their survey!
Well over eighty million Americans now fit the definition of a newly emerging type of humanity that has made a comprehensive upward shift in worldview, values and way of life.
In Europe, the story is the same. A survey conducted in fifteen European countries in 1997 showed figures that were very similar to the United States.
So, in a societal setting, the term ‘leading-edge thinker’ actually applies to more than one in three of the people today.
Oddly enough, the researchers noted, most of them don’t think of themselves as leading edge, nor do they typically realize how many other people are just like them.
The two categories of Cultural Creatives identified by Ray and Anderson fit exactly into the consciousness patterns of lower and upper fourth density, which is the realm of heart-centered consciousness.
Note that, while our physical bodies are currently located in upper third density, our minds are free to soar through heart-centered fourth density and into fifth-density soul consciousness.
When a person moves from the third-density function of developing basic intellect into lower fourth density, their worldview expands and they become more aware of the needs of the greater community.
They take into account the local and global effects of their own actions and the actions of others that they support. Environmental concerns, organic food, and peace-making concerns all come under this frequency band of consciousness.
While third-density consciousness produced ambitious individuals, the emerging fourth-density standard adds on the idea that the good of the many outweighs any self-centered ambitions of the few.
The emerging new standard requires that actions include a degree of service to others rather than the old standard, which was blind ambition for growth simply for the objective of growth, regardless of what such actions might take away from others.
This sense of societal awareness and responsibility is a function of today’s lower fourth-density consciousness.
The next step, as outlined in my book, The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness, occurs when people move from lower to upper fourth-density consciousness. This can be referred to as a passing through the gateway of the heart.
It brings them into the first level of spiritual awareness, where they become more concerned with inner development and enlightenment.
Leading thinkers are simply people whose normal frequency of consciousness is higher than the current average.
The higher your frequency, the greater your awareness and the greater your ability to lead change by showing others how to resolve the challenges in life by raising their own consciousness.
The spiritual, heart-centered consciousness of upper fourth density brings with it the desire to help and heal others.
It is this desire, fueled by the unconditional love energy that flows throughout this universe, which leads you to the most powerful, balanced method of spiritual development in existence today – spiritual service to others.
This method might at first seem to be a paradox when you realize that the secret to your own rapid spiritual growth is not what you do to develop yourself that counts, but what you do to help others.
Spiritual service to others brings an immediate reflection from the karmic mirror of life and you advance automatically in a balanced and graceful manner.
Spiritual development comes as the karmic reaction from helping others in spiritual ways. Helping them to understand the spiritual nature of reality is a first step.
Helping them to understand the metaphysical laws of the universe is another step. Helping them to learn how to routinely raise their consciousness by going within for reflection is a vital step.
Best of all, helping others discover a way to create an enlightened space of consciousness for themselves while healing the world puts them on the fast track of spiritual development.
Then, they can help usher in the New Reality of love, light, and freedom of the spirit by practicing the Love and Light technique.
By Owen K Waters, Guest author, DreamcatcherReality.com — Owen K Waters’ book, The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness, can be purchased from Amazon.com