Current Openings #16 – The Octave Leap Mystery
Current Openings #16 – The Octave Leap Mystery

Aviv Shahar with David Price Francis

July 11, 2024

How many of us remember having what some people call a “chrysalis” moment? An octave leap, with mind-opening perceptions, in real time. A powerful flow of energy, a quickening, triggered by a connection or breakthrough that can happen anywhere, at any time, and transform us and the circumstance we’re in.

The chrysalis we probably know as the middle stage of the three-step transformation of the caterpillar into a butterfly. It’s a beautiful example of growth and change that happens in stages, or gradations, and is often generally described as a change in octaves, or levels. An octave change can be a long journey of refinement, or it can feel like a quantum leap, in an instant.

Why an octave in the first place? What is the benefit of an ordered transition or progression from one state to another? For example, from the physical and dense to the energetic and spiritual? The universe likes octaves; it’s the engineering that facilitates change and innovation; a natural technology that enables the safe entry and movement through successively higher energetic states.

How does it work? Can we really “leap” from a lower octave to a higher one? We turn for insights to Aviv Shahar and collaborator David Price Francis. Their conversation is the latest in the “Current Openings” series. Aviv describes his own chrysalis moment and he and David share their perceptions and discoveries:

  • This universe is a crucible of development, growth and transformation through gradations and levels of energy and change. If everything stayed at the same level, it would be stasis, no change.
  • Instead of retirement, we should call it the butterfly years. To have gone through a caterpillar-like chrysalis stage to become a spiritualized elder, and offer higher wisdom back into life.
  • We can consciously create inner ecologies — what could be called chrysalis moments — that facilitate our transformation and change to reach a higher octave.
  • We love the idea of quantum leaps, but not so much quantum drops, which are as real as a leap. A moment of shock that can take us into what still may seem a new octave, but at a lower level.
  • When a certain developmental journey is complete, the new energetic level needs to transform the organism, which is why a caterpillar must get inside the chrysalis; there is no way to transition directly to a butterfly.

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Why is this a gradated universe, with an octave followed by another octave followed by another octave? Why is this part of the engineering? I sense this universe is a crucible of development and growth and transformation. If everything was at the same level of energy, everything would be stasis; there would be no change.
Aviv Shahar

David Price Francis

David Price Francis

David Price Francis helps individuals, couples, and groups understand and improve the quality of energy in their personal lives and relationships using techniques and strategies that he has successfully developed in private practice working with clients for over forty years. He is the author of Go With The Glow: From Psychological Pain to Spiritual HappinessPartners in Passion: How To Positively Transform the Energies in all Your RelationshipsThe Tales of Dr. Woo: A Journey into Truth; and a 10-part online course, “The Human Aura: A Practical Introduction To Your Personal Energy Field.” 

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Aviv Shahar

Aviv Shahar

Aviv serves as the Portals' sherpa. He curates transformational journeys and is a storyteller of the epochal evolution culminating at this time. Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting, helping leaders unleash strategic innovation, and is the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.


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