Joe Martino Sees a Consciousness Shift… And That’s a Good Thing |316| by Alex Tsakiris | May 24 | Consciousness Science Please Share Share on Twitter Joe Martino started Collective-Evolution to challenge the status quo, raise consciousness and make the world better. Easy, right? photo by: Collective-Evolution Are we experiencing a shift in consciousness, or just seeing what we want to see? Is there any difference? These are some of the topics I cover in my interview with Joe Martino, founder of website and aspiring social movement Collective-Evolution: Alex Tsakiris: I don’t see many other people threading this path the way [Collective-Evolution] does. On one hand, you’re open and honest about some of the problems, and the enormity of the problems we face, and how they sometimes seem insurmountable both on a personal level and at a societal/political level. But at the same time you seem to have a real spirit of having a genuine sense of hope about the future and hope about this consciousness shift. Joe Martino: … ultimately what you’re looking at is how is shifting consciousness–how is that [shift in consciousness] making an impact on the decisions and directions we choose to take on a daily basis? Whether that be an inventor who shifts their consciousness or perception — I hate to make it sound mystical [so let’s say] they shift their perception on something — suddenly they say, okay, now I can create something that isn’t so harmful; or doesn’t destroy this while it’s doing that. So now they’re seeing things in a more holistic sense. To me, that’s a shift in consciousness where their actions are now in unison with seeing the world in a different way. It’s very similar to a person who has a perception shift towards another culture and suddenly they’re more open and willing to accept other cultures. Now you see levels of peace and cooperation happening between those two cultures. Again, that’s another shift in consciousness.