The silo mentality undermined by the rapid evolution of consciousness

By Martin Gauthier

We generally tend to look at life as if we lived within silos. Our environment and science confirm this opinion that we and our bodies are one for life, until death.

We grow up thinking that we live separated from the environment that surrounds us, including people or animals that keep us company for a given time in our lives. This autonomous trend is so strong that it eventually leads us to isolation and selfishness, thinking that others can pose a threat to our well-being and that, apart from ourselves, or our family or immediate surroundings, there is no salvation.

This way of thinking seems a priori reasonable or rational. But increasingly, it can easily be compared to a building whose foundations are cracking, to the point that its very structure is in jeopardy. The thing is that the warning shots that have undermined this model have come from the scientific world, the Cerberus of official knowledge. In July 2012, scientists from the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) announced that they believed they had discovered the famous Higgs boson, which would explain why some subatomic particles have a mass while others, such as photons, do not. This breakthrough, at least as important as the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953, plunges us into the heart of quantum physics, which aims to elucidate the building blocks of life. It assumes that energy, which forms the basis of matter, is not as solid as it looks; on the contrary, these findings hint that matter, which serves as a landmark in the physical world and is the constituent element of all that is in the physical realm, would have intangible elements.

Of course, matter, as it is presently defined, is considered in terms of its mass and volume. But if we take into account that it is composed of atoms and molecules formed of subatomic particles that are far from having revealed all their secrets, the answer is less clear, but we do know that we are less physical than we appear to be.

So much for the purely visual aspect of what we are. The border is more porous when we consider the psychological aspect of our being. We create links throughout our lives and these links determine how we see things, how we think. We affect others, as they affect us, and these contacts can certainly influence the course of our destiny, sometimes on a major scale. If this was not the case, if nothing reached us, we would be like photocopy machines scattered here and there in a large room called Earth. This is not the case.

On the other hand, our thoughts travel and are intercepted. Telepathy, which is defined as the transmission of thoughts, feelings or knowledge from one person to another, without using our five senses, is not yet scientifically proven because up to now, no experiment has been repeated in controlled conditions. This does not in any way say that telepathy does not exist. Recent history lists specific cases, such as those reported by the American author Upton Sinclair in his book entitled Mental Radio. Skeptics tell us that the burden of proof to prove its reality lies with those who believe in it. The general population does not necessarily wait for science to give us its verdict on this matter. A Gallup survey revealed in 2005 that three out of four Americans believe in paranormal phenomena, including 41% in extrasensory perceptions, such as telepathy.

This being said, our thoughts now travel precisely and at an alarming speed, thanks to technology. Each thought or mental jolt we want to share is transmitted almost instantaneously to others via the Internet, using social networks. Exponential sales of electronic gadgets, tablets or smartphones reflect our desire to reach loved ones or those who we deal with as quickly as possible. And we want an answer just as fast. We’re that close to being telepaths.

Science and technology combine to accelerate our awareness of what we are. Socio-political authorities and traditional media, which is the traditional breathing ground of the intellectual elite of our society, have long attributed for themselves the power to govern, educate and inform the public. The digital revolution turned this situation upside down and reversed the pyramidal model. The role of the apex is challenged. The base, which for so long drank the Kool-Aid without much questioning, except in times of rebellion and revolution, now produces its own references. It even sheds off the usual mode of transmission to create its own networks born out of its specific interests. The established transmitters are now in a panic mode, to the point of proposing their clientele to become sources of information and even a source for decision. One might wonder what is wrong with that. After all, isn’t it good policy to listen to customers and taxpayers?

This democratization process is not going on smoothly. The public remains confused by rumors disguised as facts because they are conveyed on the Internet outside the traditional fields of information and thus, will probably always be prone to errors. But one thing remains: the individual and the society, thus released from a straitjacket, can now speak more freely and help break this trend and to operate in silos. This translate as an increased awareness as of their interdependence so beneficial for personal well-being and that of the community.

Consequently, evolution can do no otherwise than accelerate, for the benefit of humanity.

Martin Gauthier is the author of We only live once. The book is available in paperback and ebook format on these links at and Watch what it’s all about on YouTube. Visit Seek Publications on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


The rise of consciousness: what my book ‘We only live once’ is all about

Our vision of life is both simple and complex. We usually take life for granted because we have no choice in the matter. We exist and go about our lives and for many of us we are content to do just that. But we tend to forget that life is a truly a remarkable achievement when we consider the complexity of what we are and the environment. Yet, this elaborate system or principle that enables us to thrive depends heavily on one factor to be appreciated: consciousness. Without consciousness, nothing we experiment would have meaning. In fact, everyone would agree that life would be meaningless without being aware of it.

Now, because our understanding of life remains somewhat limited, we divide its manifestations into segments or acts. We simplify. As far as space is concerned, this is a relatively easy concept to comprehend, but our continuum also includes time and this is where life gets a little tricky, especially when we pull ourselves out of the ‘here and now’. When we do that, we usually think about a moment in particular. We use our memory to relive this moment the way we experienced it. Two things can happen then: we relive the past or we anticipate what can or could come out of this moment and we project ourselves into the future. If we take these instances for what they are – past and future – we realize that neither exist as such because we create these moments out of the present.

Are we out of sync then? We could certainly think that if we were linear beings, which clearly we are not. But we do tend to entangle ourselves mentally and emotionally and that prevents us from enjoying life fully. I am of those who think that we have to learn to enjoy the moment when it comes, any moment, because it will never come back, never be again. We also have to realize at the same time that creativity is born out of the present and gives us the ability to create a state of mind so we can express ourselves fully, for our personal benefit and that of others. I believe this creativity can be at our fingertips if we let our imagination flow. We then liberate a potential for which there are no limits then the ones we impose upon ourselves.

I truly believe we are entering a new era and all the present emphasis on technology is transitory because it is a means from which we learn to tap into a realm that leaves behind a purely material aspect of ourselves to embrace a more spiritual point of view, one that is limitless in scope, less linear and more multidimensional, in tune with what we are deep inside.

My book – or the idea of it – was born out of this vision. It deals with consciousness, a remarkable power or state of being that helps us see the world we live in more and more for what it truly is as we focus more on what is within than what is outside ourselves. Enhanced consciousness also helps us participate more fully in the unfolding aspect of evolution. How? By creating our own reality, one that is more in tune with what we are so that we live more in harmony.

If there is one message We only live once conveys, it is this one: life is continuous, never ceases to be and cannot exist without consciousness. To understand this, my book written under a spiritual banner focuses on knowledge past and present, presents an original outlook on life, death and the cycle that governs these principles. It also proposes a series of meditations and exercises to tap into our inner self and free this power we have. All it takes is willpower and love, love of self, love of life.

We only live once is available in paperback and ebook format on these links at and Watch what it’s all about on YouTube and visit Seek Publications on Facebook.