http://taketheleap.com offers some interesting materials on the Paradigm Shift.
Here are a couple of snippets from “Conversations With God” by Neale Donald Walsh, taken from a larger exerpt at http://taketheleap.com/create.html:
GOD: Most people believe if they “have” a thing (more time, money, love — whatever), then they can finally “do” a thing (write a book, take up a hobby, go on vacation, buy a home, undertake a relationship), which will allow them to “be” a thing (happy, peaceful, content, or in love). In actuality, they are reversing the Be-Do-Have paradigm. In the universe as it really is (as opposed to how you think it is), “havingness” does not produce “beingness,” but the other way around.
– and this beautiful passage –
GOD: . . . Whatever you choose for yourself, give to another. If you choose to be happy, cause another to be happy. If you choose to be prosperous, cause another to prosper. If you choose more love in your life, cause another to have more love in theirs. Do this sincerely — not because you seek personal gain, but because you really want the other person to have that — and all the things you give away will come to you.
NEAL: Why is that so? How does that work?
GOD: The very act of your giving something away causes you to experience that you have it to give away. Since you cannot give to another something you do not now have, your mind comes to a new conclusion, a New Thought, about you –namely, that you must have this, or you could not be giving it away.
This New Thought then becomes your experience. You start “being” that. And once you start “being” a thing, you’ve engaged the gears of the most powerful creation machine in the universe — your Divine Self.
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The home page refers to the Paradigm Shift as “Moving from one thought system to another!” If that’s all that happens, which is probably what The Powers-That-Be would like to us to accept, then we’ve missed the mark.
Though new thinking will be reflected in the changes, the shift needs to be from external control to inner direction, from the head to the heart or the lower self to the Higher Self — to the core of our being. From that orientation a natural cooperation will occur that will make all the difference in the world.