The following summary of the Nine Insights found in the
best seller The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield appeared
in the article The Celestine Prophet, by Alan Atkisson, New
Age Journal, p. 65, August 1994.
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The Nine Insights
- Feeling restless? You're not alone: Everybody's starting
to look for more meaning in life. Start paying closer attention
to those seemingly "chance coincidences" strange occurrences
that feel like they were meant to happen. They are actually
synchronistic events, and following them will start you on your
path to spiritual truth.
- Observe our culture within its proper historical context.
The first half of the past millennium was spent under the thumb
of the church; in the second half we became preoccupied with
material comfort. Now, at the end of the twentieth century,
we've exhausted that preoccupation. We're ready to discover
life's ultimate purpose.
- Start to get acquainted with the subtle energy that infuses
all things. With practice, you can learn to see the aura around
any living being and to project your own energy around it to
give it strength.
- An unconscious competition for energy underlies all
conflicts. By dominating or manipulating others, we get the
extra energy we think we need. Sure, it feels good but both
parties are damaged in the conflict.
- The key to overcoming conflict in the world is the mystical
experience, which is available to everyone. To nurture the
mystical and build your energy, allow yourself to be filled with
a sense af love.
- Childhood traumas block our ability to fully experience the
mystical. All humans, because of their upbringing, tend toward
one of four "control dramas": Intimidators steal energy from
others by threat. Interrogators steal it by judging and
questioning. Aloof people attract attention (and energy) to
themselves by playing coy. And Poor me's make us feel guilty
and responsible for them. Become aware of the family dynamics
that created your control drama and you can focus on your
essential question, which is how to make of your life a
higher-level synthesis of your parents' lives.
- Once cleared of traumas, you can build energy through
contemplation and meditation, focus on your basic life question,
and start riding a steady stream of intuitions, dreams, and
synchronistic coincidences, all guiding you in the direction of
your own evolution and transformation.
- That evolution can't be done alone, so begin to practice the
new "Interpersonal Ethic" by uplifting those who cross your
palh. Talk to people who make spontaneous eye contact with you.
Avoid codependent relationships. Be there for people. Call
attention to other people's control dramas. In groups, speak
when the spirit (instead of the ego) moves you.
- Our purpose here is to evolve beyond this plane. Fewer
people (a result of reproductive abstinence) and more old-growth
forests will help us to sustain our energy and accelerate our
evolution. Technology will do most of our work for us. As we
begin to value spiritual insight more and more, we will pay
those who bring it to us, and this will eventually replace the
market economy and our need for paid employment. We can connect
to God's energy in such a way that we will eventually become
beings of light, and walk straight into heaven.