The body of humanity is currently living in a negative energy field. In that sense, there is a dark cloud, and that dark cloud of negative energy has been generated over millennia. It has been fed by the words and actions of people, born out of all kinds of unwholesome spirits—the spirits of hate and fear and all that is born from them. The residue of all those words and all those actions, all that expression on that basis, is a dark cloud. It is the negative side of our collective karma.
Most people are in touch with that cloud without even knowing it. They don’t realize that this cloud has descended into their emotional body and affected their thinking. So unwittingly, people all over the world tend to express themselves from out of that cloud, having received the energy of it into their experience.Becoming a Sun, p. 65
It’s not a very happy thought: Humanity is living under a dark cloud of negative energy. But if it’s true, isn’t it liberating to see what is happening? And doesn’t it explain a lot?
We get so accustomed to the air we are breathing and the culture we are living in. It becomes hard to believe it could ever be different.
I remember becoming profoundly aware of the influence of culture while visiting Thailand. It was hard to believe that a culture could be that different from my own. Such loveliness! It seemed to me that they were practically singing to each other when they spoke. There was a spiritual flow between people in everyday conversation that I’d never seen before. Then I thought of my own American culture. It seemed so stilted in comparison. And I hadn’t seen it so clearly until then.
The dark cloud is like that. It is a shared field of negative energy, fueled by the thoughts, feelings, and actions of fearful, desperate people over millennia. We, the people of the world throughout history, created it. And most people relate to it day by day, moment by moment. They unconsciously refer to it when considering their lives and all that it is in them. Grrr. It makes them anxious, antsy and aggravated. And they think it is just themselves and the people around them that are making them feel that way. But it’s the cloud!
How liberating! If you see what is happening, stop relating to the cloud! Break up with it. Break the cycle that generates more clouds through your own joyful creativity. That creates a different kind of cloud—a cloud of love and glory. And the dark cloud shrinks if no one is regenerating it.
Break up with the dark cloud!
Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.