by Owen Waters

In the 1960s, parents and teachers complained that the younger generation had less respect for authority than they did when they were that age. In the 1980s, parents and teachers complained that the younger generation had less respect for authority than they did when they were that age. In the 2000s, well, you get the picture. Every generation has progressed more in the same direction because The Shift is dissolving the old habit of submission to authority.Traditionally, organizations were run on hierarchies of authority. In
order to work within a hierarchy, you were expected to surrender your
willingness to think for yourself and, instead, obey orders without
question. Human creativity was suppressed while such a structure
encouraged people to be closed-minded when exposed to any new
information or ideas.

People with open minds, on the other hand, can think for themselves and
therefore become their own authorities. Being open to new ideas, they
can awaken to creative, new solutions to challenges in their work and in
their lives.

Once the human mind is free to think for itself, these new ideas and
solutions can be gained from the three main stages of focused conscious
awareness. These are:

1. Concentration. This is used to make a study and rational analysis of
all available material.

2. Reflection. This is the process of digesting information, sleeping on
it, and thinking it over on more than one occasion. It opens up the
problem to more levels of consciousness than just the , waking
consciousness. Each time the situation is examined, a more insightful
overview is obtained, leading to deeper and longer-lasting solutions.

3. Meditation. In this state of alert awareness, the full power of your
insight can be accessed. In this state, your intuition senses
the whole reality of the situation and delivers information which would
be unobtainable by any other means. The deeper the meditative state, the
clearer it becomes as to what the best solution can be.

Like all skills, meditation requires regular practice in order to become
truly . A sudden crisis in life can upset a beginner’s
attempts to find a deep level of awareness. An experienced meditator,
however, will have gained the to be able to bypass the
emotional turbulence and still reach the , deep levels of insight
in order to find the most elegant solution.

It is very simple to become an experienced meditator. Make meditation
your number one priority, each and every day. The Infinite Being
meditation technique is one of many meditation techniques you can use,
and it is a very powerful one. It can be found at:

http://www.infinitebeing.com/0405/ibmeditation.htm

As we pass through The Shift into the New Reality, we are learning to
apply self-empowerment to all facets of life. Self-education and
reflection mean that you can rely upon your own perceptions about what
is best for you.

Traditionally, the medical establishment has been the authority on what
is best for your health. That is currently being replaced by
self-education in nutrition and "alternative," or natural, health care.

Religious authorities are becoming ignored in favor of spiritual
self-education. Political authorities have been in a crisis of mistrust
for so many years that it will take a complete revival of standards and
ethics to salvage the value of political representation.

When it comes to matters of authority, remember: It is better to be your
own authority than to follow the crowd, wherever that crowd is being
led.

Within you is all the insight you ever need to reach wise decisions
about every challenge that you ever face. No one on the planet knows
more than you about your needs, your situation and your potential to
find joy in all of the aspects of your life.

Basically, it all comes down to these four words:

Be your own authority.

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This article was written by Owen Waters, author of "The Shift: The
Revolution in Human Consciousness," which is available both as a
paperback and a downloadable e-book, at:

http://www.infinitebeing.com/theshift