Radio-Canada reported on January 27, about the events in Yemen:
Thursday, thousands of protesters took the streets in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, to demand the resignation of President Ali Abdallah Saleh, who has been in power for the past 32 years.
Inspired by the "Jasmine revolution" of Tunisia and by the recent events in Egypt, demonstrators called for a political reform, chanting anti-government slogans.
"No renewal of the mandate, no to the inheritance of power", "Time for a change is now", could be heard from opposition leaders and young demonstrators. [Translation, Radio-Canada, Yemen: des milliers de manifestants dans la rue, January 27, 2011]
"Time for a change is now."
We are entering Phase 3 of the awakening of consciousness. Citizens from around the world could bring down abusive governments, one by one. In this case, governments should move quickly to embrace the Open Government philosophy, otherwise, people could restore order and decide to fix themselves the situation by implementing an Open Government.
Yesterday, in my post about the Pope and social media, I explained the awakening mechanism of collective consciousness.
STEP 1 - Understanding that communication has been transmuted
Social media are tools where people can express themselves. The action of expression, of saying something, the action of manifesting something leads to the expression of freedom.
PHASE 2 - Understanding that everything is connected to everything
Social media can help us realize that we are all connected, that we are part of a whole. Just as the material world is connected, the invisible world is also connected at a quantum level. This subtle world is connected by a field of consciousness. What is invisible has received little attention so far, in a materialistic culture where reality is defined by science. Now science is beginning to integrate the intangible (see this article 'At last Scientists are Discovering the Soul').
STEP 3 - Discovering the power of the citizen, the unified field
Up to now, what prevented us to live a connected life is not the opposition of science and skepticism. The problem is that this subtle level of our basic nature - what is invisible about us - has only been explored one person at a time. It has not yet been revealed in a very organized manner.
But times have changed. We can observe that the Open Government philosophy leads to a higher level of collective consciousness.
For a new worldview to emerge, understanding the nature the unified field - the collective consciousness - should be consistent.
I am convinced that the Open Government philosophy can also give rise to an organization of collective consciousness. Government leaders simply have to understand what is happening. The time has come for government leaders to understand the mechanisms of the mind in order to put them at work. Because these mechanisms can have a significant impact on improving quality of life, and dramatically reduce administrative costs.
John Moore, in his post entitled "An Open Government Directive Scorecard, Year One", imagined a scorecard to evaluate government action, using the following breakdown:
• Goal Setting: 30%
• Clear Strategies and Measurements of Success: 20%
• Leadership Education and Approaches: 20%
• Personnel Communication, Training, Retention: 20%
• Use of technology: 10%
Among these five elements, John Moore sees "Personnel Communication, Training, Retention" as being the weakest. He graded the U.S. government with 75% (C).
What John Moore wrote to explain this low grade:
"Many people are excited about open government but many people are also frustrated by lack of personal growth and advancement, progress and processes locked in red tape, and a feeling that they can do more for open government by working outside of government. These are not simply my perceptions but are the reality of dozens of conversations I have had in the last three months."
Which is to say... there are gaps in empowerment... Development is blocking at Phase 3 of consciousness.
I do not speak the same jargon that John Moore uses (as a matter of fact, I'm radically different from the rest of the Open Government sphere), because I see everything through the curtain of consciousness. But I believe that my analysis is similar to John's. My analysis provides tools and arguments to government leaders, that can be helpful to them to improve their performance.
What can be achieved through consciousness:
• Collective consciousness is a sort of Internet connection between all human beings.
• Nature is organized and intelligent.
• The higher states of consciousness are real.
• Direct healing is possible, that is to say, self-healing.
• Separate minds can be in communication.
• Everything happens for a reason.
• Collective prayers (thoughts) can be answered.
• Dreams, desires and intentions (thoughts) can come true.
• A critical mass of people who desire peace can end war and establish an era of peace.
• A critical mass of people who want to improve on problematic global issues can bring lasting solution.
A culture of consciousness is possible. In fact, science of getting lined up to such a culture, even if it is based, ironically enough, on the premise that consciousness has no validity except as an emergent property of matter. One can foresee that the next culture of consciousness will be based on connections, which will overthrow the entire scientific prejudice against the subtle body, invisible realities, and the primacy of collective consciousness in general.
Consciousness is a field of infinite possibilities. Citizens are becoming aware of their pure potential. Potential has no beginning and no end. It exists as potential. When governments will finally realize that, the time for real change will come.
In the meantime, John Moore is leading the way by showing government leaders the right attitude to adopt.