In group dynamics itís well-known that beliefs grow stronger when people gather. Dissent is discouraged and suppressed. Conformity becomes an increasing pressure. We tend to view this phenomenon as a threat, thanks to memories of extreme political and religious movements, but at a deeper level, what you and I accept as reality is always based upon an agreement we share.
Reality isnít fixed; it isnít a given. Shared beliefs and perceptions form the raw material from which reality is made.
Therefore, when people gather for spiritual growth, they make an agreement, silent or spoken, to become co-creators. To accomplish this, activity takes place at different levels: New beliefs are expressed and accepted; the mind accepts certain facts and rejects others; a feeling of shared responsibility arises; a new vocabulary is invented and adopted; bonding occurs at the emotional level; at the subtle level, spirits align.
This whole complex of activity isnít confined to spiritual movements. At this moment, you have the same capacity to be a co-creator. All you need is a core belief: God-consciousness is attainable. When this belief is set in place, a group gathered together to achieve it can begin to build a new reality. The spiritual power needed to reach God-consciousness will be increased many times over.
Find others who share your aim to reach God-consciousness and gather together. Spiritual power increases as people gather. Truth grows stronger because it is shared. Any group that communes in the name of spirit is effective.
Adapted from The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2008).