Energy Transitions (Part 6) – There Are No Limits To Growth

 

There Are No Limits to Growth - Tikal - Guatemala

Temple of the Great Jaguar, Tikal, Guatemala – photo by JJM.

[This is an extract from Chapter 6 in the ENERGY SHIFTS series at GypsyCafe.org]

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There Are No Limits To Growth

There are no limits to growth. Although there are limits to external growth, there are no limits to internal growth. One thing that will never change is our will to grow. As humans, we are absolutely driven to grow. The very reason why we are here is to grow – but not only materially so, and that is where we need to change our thinking. What has to change is the way that we grow. We need to shift our approach from being outer-growth-oriented to inner-growth-oriented.

The Great Shift

Growth is cyclical; sometimes it is material and sometimes it is spiritual (as illustrated in Part 5). We have entered an era of exponential spiritual growth while the window for material growth is closing. Most people are so committed to material growth that they are unable to make the shift in advance – and few are even contemplating it.

From Circles to Spirals

Material growth is a closed circle – a self-reinforcing loop that relies on the continuous availability of limited external material resources, some of which we will eventually run out of, without there being any substitutes.

Spiritual growth in the form of inner self-development is an open, ascending spiral with infinite growth potential that draws on unlimited intangible resources within and which can be tapped indefinitely for internal expansion.

Making the Shift

The whole objective of self-development and self-transformation is to grow beyond the general state of being that is the standard level of development of the times.  Those who follow this path become the pioneers who traverse The Valley of Shadows in advance. They transcend the limits of the present paradigm early by living in the next paradigm consciously and practically, while still being in the old paradigm at the same time.

The Inner Growth Imperative

The inner growth imperative will, one day, become as powerful as the outer growth imperative is today. To be in line with the new energy in advance, we would need to switch over from an external economic growth imperative – based on material and physical accumulation and consumption – to an internal self-realization growth imperative that is based on internal expansion and the accumulation of non-tangible inner-wealth.

Once we have made this shift consciously and intellectually, we will have the ability to be happy with less and we will be able to embrace the coming changes more naturally. We will also have reduced our carbon footprint in advance. Individuals who choose this path are a minority, but they will be better positioned to pioneer and conceptualize new ways of living compared to people living exclusively in a material growth paradigm physically and mentally.

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By J.J. Montagnier

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8 responses to “Energy Transitions (Part 6) – There Are No Limits To Growth

  • smilecalm

    wonderful model & encouragement
    to recognize the necessity of this challenge!
    just do it, boys & girls,
    stop & shine a light
    into you internal,
    skin-deep darkness
    and bring it some
    gladness 🙂

  • katharineotto

    JJ,
    I’m also thinking about spiritualizing the material, meaning make better use of what we already have. So many people don’t appreciate or really use what they have, don’t take care of it or respect it. Doesn’t spiritual growth also foster more respect for those material things that enhance our lives?

    • Jean-Jacques @ Gypsy Café

      Katherine,
      Yes, I agree that we can make much better use of what we have got, but I think a throw-away culture has already been created and it’s difficult for people to maintain a culture of preservation, recycling, re-using and paying-it-forward, sharing and storing for later – doing all of these things used to be a culture too. Products were designed to last though and items were expensive to buy, so people valued them more. We have lost this way of thinking in valuing what we have got fully – and to be fair, if I buy a kettle for my kitchen, imported from Asia and I already know it won’t last for more than a year and a half, I wouldn’t car much for it. However, would agree with you that spiritual growth would generally foster more respect for all things that enhance our lives, including material things. Ultimately though spirituality does not lie in material things. In many new age or positive psychology circles the material is blended with the spiritual to the extent that the distinction almost disappears, which means many people find it hard to separate the two from each other.

    • Jean-Jacques @ Gypsy Café

      PS: If you have a moment you can have a look at the full article – the few paragraphs published here above are just the wrapping up part of the essay:
      http://gypsycafe.org/2018/09/06/there-are-no-limits-to-growth/

  • earnestlydebra

    Hi Jacque – Thank you for the beautiful note. I tried to reach you via an old email and must have fallen in the black hole. I wanted to touch base before the trip, thinking what experience you have had traveling around on your own. You feel like a big part of this trip because its something you do. Thank you for the encouragement that has been such a support to my finding a voice. much love, Debra

    • Jean-Jacques @ Gypsy Café

      Hi Debra – thanks for your note – I received your e-mail of a couple of days ago and I replied – can you check your junk-mail?

      You are very welcome. I am very happy for you that you are spreading your wings into the (known) unknown of venturing abroad on a (more or less) solo adventure. I will be following along every step of the way. It’s a very busy time of year regarding my work, but I will take the time to read about your trip as it progresses. Looking forward!
      Jacques

      • earnestlydebra

        Thanks. We’re on a new mail program. I found it connected to the message in the send folder. Not too crazy about Outlook on the cloud. I set a rule that will hopefully work in the future. I’m not sure how things will work regarding connectivity while I’m gone. I hope to figure out how to upload photos if I can’t do anything else. much love, in lak’ech, Debra

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