by Deverick Martin
Recently I, along with nearly five hundred others, attended a one-day workshop. In the first hour of the presentation, Drunvalo Melchizedek spoke about how we all live in a holographic universe; in other words, within every cell of every created thing lies the pattern and potentiality of the whole. This concept of holographic perception is part of a rapidly growing way of seeing and understanding the world that is becoming more and more accepted by people who represent the cutting edge of new thought (or perhaps, more accurately stated, those who are rediscovering or remembering ancient thought).
Perhaps because I was trained as an engineer, I naturally think about the interconnectedness of things, but the concept of the blueprint of the entire universe existing within every cell adds an expanded dimension for me. The contemporary understanding that the DNA within each cell of our physical bodies contains the blueprint for all of the other cells helps me to grasp this.
My challenge, and perhaps yours, too, is to learn how to utilize this way of nonlinear thinking not only in our personal lives (how we treat our bodies, etc.), but also in our work. As publisher of The New Times, a deadline-driven, detail-oriented business that is perhaps easier to understand as a linear, time-and-space-oriented communication vehicle, I would have to expand my perception of The New Times to include something that is already complete, something that already has within it the seeds of its own wholeness.
This would be a rather new concept, since I am used to relating to The New Times in much more of a linear way, as an entity that must be worked with daily in order to be successful. I wonder: what difference would it make if I began to perceive the holographic wholeness that already exists within The New Times? Is this another way of saying (or seeing) that the divine is within you and The New Times? I think so.
What would happen if we all began to acknowledge that within us are millions of cells, each with its own imprint of the whole universe of God? What would happen if we gave that same care and level of thought to what we are creating? What would change in our lives?
I think that we would begin to realize that all that we are and all that we create already has, within, everything needed for complete expression. Perhaps my challenge (or answer) is not to work so hard making The New Times successful, but to perceive it as already complete; to listen and relate to The New Times as if it is already whole.
This way of thinking about how we live our lives living in the present, moment by moment, acknowledging the whole as a way to understand the part is just part of the wealth of life-changing information that we are all receiving and processing on a daily basis. The New Times is a part of this information exchange. Whether through the events and speakers who come to our area (like the Western Unity Conference, August 19-22, the Prophets Conference in Port Townsend, August 27-29, or the Body & Soul Conference, September 17-19), the wealth of articles in this (or any) issue of The New Times, or the hundreds of practitioners who offer their years of wisdom and training in service to humanity, we are certainly blessed with many insights and much information about how to evoke the blessings of life. Through the encouragement of many leaders in our work, we are being asked to remember that we already have everything we need.
Its going to take retraining on my part to learn to think and perceive holographically, but thats my challenge. Perhaps youll notice what happens.