- Chapter 1 - Healing Ourselves and Healing the Planet
- Chapter 2 - Albert Einstein
- Chapter 3 - The Entangled Mind and the Entangled Cosmos
- Chapter 4 - The Brain as a Quantum Organ
- Chapter 5 - The Evolution of the Quantum Brain
- Chapter 6 - The Paradigm Shift
- Chapter 7 - The New Vision of Reality
- Chapter 8 - The Perception of the True Nature of Things
- Chapter 9 - Everything is Connected
- Chapter 10 - Science of the Heart
- Chapter 11 - A New Paradigm of Healing
- Chapter 12 - Compassion and Perfection in the Human Being
- Chapter 13 - The Direct Experience of Reality
- Chapter 14 - Global Mind Change
- Chapter 15- How Do We Observe Reality?
- Chapter 16 - Quantum Reality-Creating the Reality We Choose
- Chapter 17 - Faith and Wonder
- Chapter 18 - The Universe Does Not Forget
- Chapter 19 - Challenge, Control and Commitment
| There is a major transition occurring on the planet which is affecting every single human being and reflects the way we perceive ourselves and others. It also means that we, as a human family, have to redefine the nature of happiness and how we can live in a sustainable fashion. In this process we need to elevate the significance of the human psyche and mind and uphold the supremacy of the individual human being at the expense of the competitive framework which is a necessary by product of economic rationalism. This means we will have to review the nature of economics and the way we review material possessions. We need now to ascertain the real nature of what quality of life is and the nature of the values that we live by.
New science finds that when a mass of people are in coherence, for example, when they are jointly in meditation or acting in integrity where their hearts and minds are working in resonance, this energetic process creates a corresponding response of the environment. Specific studies were done in the 1970's when groups of people practicing TM meditation affected the wellbeing of whole cities, such as decreasing delinquency and crime and increasing stock market results. It was calculated then that the square root of one per cent of people in coherent meditation was all that was required to create a corresponding response in the living environment.
This science nowadays is being taken much more seriously. An example is the Global Consciousness Project (GCP) run by Dr Roger Nelson .The Institute of Noetic Sciences provides a logistical home for the GCP.
We are indeed at a point of singularity, where the old beliefs and industrial and governmental structures are giving way to a more interconnected paradigm based on the concept that everything maintains itself at the expense of everything else. Singularity means that the old order as we know it is rapidly giving way to a completely new way of thinking and consciousness.
This is because of the fact that all of life on the planet is at a tipping point and mass extinctions are occurring of thousands of species every year. We all know the compounding factors of climate change, pollution, ecological disruption, disruption of biodiversity, lack of oil resources, lack of food resources, over population and inequity can lead to increasing wars and competition for scarce resources. This only occurs if the old order persists.
The light at the end of the tunnel is the new consciousness and the new ways of thinking which are rapidly occurring on the plant enhanced by new forms of electronic communication, particularly the internet.
This means that the child born now has the whole history and knowledge of the planet at his fingertips. The video mobile phones are growing to the extent that any country at war, is a living reality show as it mirrors itself to the world through this remarkable technology.
Electronic communication is like the eyes and ears of the planet and by its very nature is creating a decentralised and true global democracy. We only have to look at true majority and avaaz which are internet communities which seek for global justice and encompass millions of people.
We are now at the beginning of the next Copernican revolution which understands that all living beings revolve around the monad of conscious realisation.
Einstein said that for humankind to survive there has to be a substantial new manner of thinking and this was echoed more recently by Vaclav Havel former president of Czechoslovakia who said that humankind will require massive change in consciousness.
Indeed this change in consciousness is now occurring and is the initiation of the living biosphere of planet earth into the field of the living universe..
We thus have the emergence of a whole new picture of humanity.
Up to now we have been in an era of positivistic materialism. In this picture nature is something to be manipulated and controlled by humanity.
Sir Francis Bacon, Renaissance author, courtier, and father of inductive reasoning (22 January 1561 - 9 April 1626) is also considered to be the father of contemporary science. His philosophy was based on the idea that we could control the planet just as we can control and subjugate women and children. He was a great misogynist.
It was René Descartes (March 31, 1596 - February 11, 1650), also known as Renatus Cartesius who said, "Ego ergo est" which means “I think therefore I am.” This philosophy pronounced over 300 years ago began the basic separation of science from religion. This philosophy was also called the philosophy of Cartesian dualism in which matter was separated from mind and God became the clock worker or clockmaker separate from the machine. In other words God became Deus ex machina.
Sir Isaac Newton FRS (4 January 1643 - 31 March 1727 )was an English physicist, mathematician, and astronomer. His experiments were practical, pragmatic and based on empirical observation. He took on the ancient Green atomist view that the basic fundamental properties of matter could be resolved down to discrete, small particles or atoms. He also founded the idea of reductive science where everything could be measured and explained through finding out how the basic parts worked.
Thus began the enormous divide between science and religion and the idea that human beings are separate units with minds that can observe and control the materialistic universe. This was very much the thought of Victorian England in which children were looked upon as being mini adults.
Since this time, science has been used to support a philosophical system based on the premise that human beings are random events in a random universe and are able to exploit a planet and all the living resources and living species on it as if they were infinite. The prevailing view of Darwinian survival of the fittest was taken up by the philosopher Malthus who saw that there was a natural order to the disparity between the rich and the poor and the poor would get richer as more resources were divided between humanity. Exploitation and ravaging of the planet and wars for resources have been the key elements of human interaction in the past thousand years.
It was only 40 years ago that the United Nations began to realise that the environment may be of significance to our wellbeing and our survival.
It was only in 1905 when Einstein produced his theory of relativity that we began to understand that the universe, in fact, is based on the consciousness of the observer and that consciousness influences the nature of the universe in a very significant way.
There is now a new science in thinking in terms of quantum theory, systems theory and process physics. Information is a very valued commodity. Patenting genes is a perfect way of controlling information, whether to create winning racehorses or superhuman beings.
Perennial wisdom has taught us, that we are part of the land, sky, oceans and earth. Now it seems everything can be owned for the sake of economic rationalism and the profit motive.
Although Gaia, the planet Earth, as a biosphere supporting all of life is a self-maintaining homeostatic system, the human beings on it are becoming alienated from the process and are destroying it. The Earth is out of balance. Failsafe maneuvers have not worked and inconceivable degradation is occurring despite our vast inventive minds.
New systems of politics and democracy do not address this essential picture because they do not look at the nature of life itself.
In this era of post-modernistic pluralism there seems no common ground in a world where religions clash and terrorism is rife.
Religion is seen as a compartment separate from science.
Each person has their own fundamental path or way which they guard with ultimate religiosity. It impels their mundane and secular vocation as Islam impelled Osama Bin Ladan and Christianity impels George Bush.
However, the essence of religion is faith or belief and according to Professor Benson, of Harvard University, belief is hard-wired into our very beings and brains. He gives the example that in medicine the placebo response makes up at least 30% to 90% of the efficacy of a drug.
The question is to what extent does intent, expectation, and belief effect even empirical data in science? Recent research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California has suggested that expectation plays a major role in experiments.
The key to change, I believe, is to recognize what we all have in common rather than what separates us. Despite the multitude of differences in the human family in terms of beliefs, religions, cultures, races, genetic tendencies, occupations and habitats, we all possess life and innate goodness. This life that we have as human beings presupposes conscience, consciousness, and propels us in our search for truth whether it be through science or the Humanities. Our brains are part of the vulnerable, expressive, creative, beautiful, exquisitely formed human being.
| Chapter 1 - Healing Ourselves and Healing the Planet
|The most fundamental way in which we can heal ourselves and heal our planet is by being aware of the energetic nature of the universe and that our perception of our environment and reality have a very profound effect on what we encounter and create in our lives. What occurs to us in our life stories is very much what we create in our energetic interaction with the environment and the people around us.
The brain has enormous plasticity for change and each cell is very much governed by what we perceive within ourselves and the kind of consciousness and creativity we wish to create within and around us.
We need to be able to access the fundamental healing essence of the universe in order to replenish ourselves and the positive values which will also heal the planet. These positive values include an expression of oneness and interconnectedness, a recognition of truth and beauty, love, synergy, cooperation and harmony which are basic properties of the universe and which are inherent within the higher neurological functions of the human being. Our planet can only be healed if we heal ourselves.
The new paradigm which is appearing on the planet is a statement of oneness and unity. It expresses the inter relationship between all things and all disciplines. It sees the growing inequity and poverty in the world's population where 50% of people exist on less than $2 a day as irrevocably linked to exploitation of resources, climate change and an overall state of mind which is dominator and patriarchal and based on the control by a global monetocracy.
It is the global monetocracy and the ruling elites who are controllers of the old paradigm and old ways of thinking and by their very nature subject masses of people to addiction and competition at the expense of basic human connectedness and cooperation. They also assume that the planet has infinite living and non-living resources.
The new paradigm activates positive quality of emotion and feeling, thought, integrity and clarity of mind which turns on hidden genetic codes in the DNA. By its very nature it enables each person to give themselves longevity, vitality and enhanced immune systems. In this process there is an acknowledgement of the uniqueness of each individual and also the love of self and the love of others and the release of emotional blockages. The new awakening of human kind and transformation of consciousness is firmly based on the new science of quantum physics and the new understanding of the role of the human heart.
| Chapter 2 - Albert Einstein
| Albert Einstein, in 1905, produced his most significant papers which were eventually to transform the way we perceive the nature of our reality. With Einstein came the understanding that time and space and matter are all interchangeable and that time can go from past to future as well as from future to past. It also showed that the nature of space is very much tied up with the nature of time and the way the observer observes, affects the fundamental nature of matter.
What this means is that physical phenomena on the Nano scale are quantum. They are also at the fundamental level pure energy. When we try and measure this energy we have the opportunity to see that it has various possibilities of existence and when we observe it we collapse it into a specific possibility which is due to the nature of our observation.
Up to quite recently it was thought that quantum reactions were purely the result of experiments on atoms and electrons but now it is understood that quantum reactions are found in the macroscopic scale as well. The best example is seen in the human body which functions as a coherent whole in which millions of cells communicate instantaneously in order to maintain the body’s physiological, regulatory and metabolical functions.
Indeed quantum physics sees the universe as being full of information which is expressed in the form of energy through waves. In physics nowadays the periodic table of the elements is expressed as wave forms and distant stars and galaxies are analysed through the energy that they give off through spectroscopic analysis.
Unknown to Medical Doctors, many measurements on the body are now done through energetic indicators like x-rays, CT scanners and MRI.
| Chapter 3 - The Entangled Mind and the Entangled Cosmos
|The basics of this understanding began in 1935 with the Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen ‘Thought Experiment’ which was subsequently confirmed by experiments in 1982 at the University of Paris by the research team lead by physicist Alain Aspect who showed that paired electrons were able to communicate regardless of the distance between them.
This led David Bohm, the famous physicist from the University of London, to state that the two electrons communicating in Aspect's experiment are not separate entities but pure extensions of fundamental oneness.
In modern physics when one goes down to the very core of existence what we find is relationships extending throughout space and time. What this means is that energy as expressed in wave forms communicates with itself constantly in the universe powered by the basic quanta which are called virtual photons. Light thus itself becomes the basic carrier of information. In this process, once a quantum system is measured the components are able to communicate with each other as if they were the same system no matter where the components are in the universe.
However as the universe itself is a giant quantum system, this means that the universe itself is an instant self-regulating, biological, self-referential system which through quantum entanglement is able to produce a hierarchy of information which then serves as the basis for the creation of living entities, especially human beings. Karl Pribram, the neuroscientist, sees the brain as a quantum organ, structured as a microcosm of the macrocosm.
| Chapter 4 - The Brain as a Quantum Organ
|DNA maps the body and the brain maps the consciousness of the universe The brain impels a supreme need for consciousness within this world of information and meaning The supremacy of the human psyche suggests that consciousness can change DNA.
The brain is a quantum organ which can enable the human being to become infinitely creative and resourceful. The brain of the current species, Homo sapiens, evolved with its large neo-cortex less than a hundred thousand years ago. The previous species was Homo erectus or Neanderthal which, in fact, co-existed with Homo sapiens until about 40,000 years ago. Due to the Ice Age Neanderthals were not able to adapt to changing circumstances and perished (New Scientist).
The brain has more neuronal connections in it than there are stars in the Universe. Our brains have about 100 billion cells within them. The number of neuronal cells equals 160 planets worth of human beings. Each of those cells branch and arborize, into many, many twigs. Each cell has between 5,000 and 500,000 nerve endings, each of which communicates with another nerve ending through a gap called a synapse. And yet, all human DNA can be placed in one teardrop.
This enormously complex evolving process which the brain represents is an expression of the last frontier for the evolution for humanity, namely, the leap into the higher levels of consciousness and awareness.
The perennial and esoteric teachings of spirituality or the ancient wisdom of humankind all deal with the way we construct reality and the way we bring our lives in oneness with the universal process of life itself.
They are, in total, expressing a Meta religion, or a new paradigm.
In a way, they express how we can ultimately become one with reality. To do this authentically would have enormous implications on politics, economics and all the sciences, bringing into the many specialties in universities and work, a new way of thinking and being.
Indeed, P D Ouspensky, in his book, ‘Tertium Organum’, hit on this essential ingredient in the early twentieth century. His book, the fourth way of logic was based on what he termed a higher level of consciousness. It was not just a new way of thinking but a deeper more noetic way of perceiving and relating. Since the time the book was written, the concept of the new paradigm has been widely discussed.
| Chapter 5 - The Evolution of the Quantum Brain
|Forty to one hundred thousand years ago the human brain changed. With the development of Cro-Magnon man there came the development of the prefrontal cortex which is the source of creativity and the ability for human beings to explore the higher worlds of spirituality and consciousness. These prefrontal lobes have been described by a famous neuro scientist Paul Mclean as a fourth evolutionary system and he called them angel lobes.
Joseph Chilton Pearce said that the biggest drawback to their development which occurs after birth is the child’s sense of fear and abandonment. Parental nurturing in the early years can enable the growth of the prefrontal lobes to be optimum and through the development of the orbito singulate gyrus enables the higher mind to take mastery over the neo cortex, mid brain and reptilian or hind brain. Unfortunately this opportunity is rarely taken and because of the nature of our fear driven global society the fight and flight brain consisting of the mid and reptilian or hind brain is developed at the expense of the prefrontal lobe. This is shown by the high rate of child suicide which has occurred in America in the past 50 years as enculturation and anomie takes further hold on materialistic civilisation.
The living cell is itself a quantum organ and its basic orientation is towards reception of information, whether it be metabolic, physiological, endocrine or electromagnetic. The membrane of the cell gives us our individuality and as explained by Bruce Lipton, enables us to select from our environment what we wish to perceive. This means that it is the information coming in to the DNA which determines how the DNA will produce the proteins which serve as the basic building blocks for the basic functioning of the body and the bio mind.
The new vision for humanity shows that we can be masters of our own lives by being open to the fundamental healing essence inherent in the universe. Nature serves to heal and to replenish and not to destroy. Our bodies are geared for survival and the collective capacity of the trillions of cells that make up our bodies function to repair themselves on a consistent basis.
| Chapter 6 - The Paradigm Shift
|Thomas Kuhn defined Paradigm Shift as what is considered peripheral moves to centre stage.
Vlakev Havel, former president of Czechoslovakia has said "without a global revolution of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better in the sphere of our being as humans and the catastrophe towards which this world is headed be it ecological, demographic, social or the general breakdown of civilisation will be unavoidable."
Science has built a picture of the universe which up until now has been considered as materialistic. When we look at the consciousness movements, we see that within Western society in particular, the aim is to fill the gap left by the vacuum caused by the separation between inner and outer experience. We need to create depth, resonance and meaning in our lives by focusing on bridging the gap between reason and belief, intellect and intuition in order to create a cosmology and spirituality more integral to the human frame of reference. We need to seek to reconnect ourselves with the essence of life.
There are almost as many belief systems as there are human beings. Professionals seeking the solutions to world peace, social disintegration and environmental problems, often seem despondent. The solution to them depends upon their specialty and this could be psychological, economic, theological, environmental, bio-genetic manipulation or humanistic. The question is, what is the common denominator? Ten percent of the population suffer from genetic bi-polar depression according to the psychiatrists and yet it would seem common sense to say that if we create a dysfunctional environment, we get dysfunctional responses.
What we do have in common is life and consciousness - and we need to understand life, as being an interconnected synergic matrix of reciprocal maintenance and connectedness. We have finite bodies but infinite minds which have the power to realise a new world of hope, creativity and sustainability.
The system tries to deny that we human beings have a Soul. It entraps us in world models of economic rationalism, and is centered in materialism and classical Darwinism, The Selfish gene, The Biomedical model and the rational ordering of Society.
In 1336, Petrarch, the Italian poet said:
‘The soul is as spacious as the grand vistas before us. Space is internalized; soul is externalized; in fact, we are on a continuum. Nature is so full of soul and has to now be painted that way with subtle gradations of color and perspective, and we are full of space and vast countries and landscapes of soul.
The system forgets about our consciousness, (transpersonal experience) our hearts and our beliefs.
As an African Spiritual teacher has said, "A civilization without rites of passage has a sick Soul." In such a situation -
1) There are no elders or mentors (they are all out making money),
2) The youth are violent or without hope,
3) The adults are bewildered.
This is exactly our current status quo!
I think we need a global revolution which comes from the heart and soul of each individual.
| Chapter 7 - The New Vision of Reality
|In the past 100 years there has been a radical change in the way we view ourselves. This view is taking hold gradually although most people still exist as if they are separate entities in a competitive world of declining resources.
The new view of humanity which quantum physics brings to the table shows that we are not separate from the universe but are an integral part. We can no longer see ourselves as observers but have to be intimately involved with what we are observing. This basic process of observation as shown by quantum physics affects the fundamental nature of matter and energy. The nature of matter of which we are composed, shows that we are in fact light beings who have an essential prerequisite of consciousness to affect change in everything around us.
The fundamental nature of consciousness is shown in the nature of the human brain and also the nature of the living cell. As Ervin Laszlo, a world-class philosopher of science and the developer of Systems Philosophy says, ‘human beings are receivers, processors and transmitters of information at a high level of livingness.’ This means that we translate information through the inductive capacities of our sense organs and then transmit according to the way we perceive this information.
The way we perceive the information is based on enculturation and consensual reality. Thus our current society brainwashes humanity to believe in fear, wars, inequity, competition and does everything it can to sensationalise events. This activity is almost a conspiracy against liberation and freedom of the human being.
The memes or key phrases that the media, politicians produce for the people serve to dumb down everybody into an acceptance of a status quo which is based on delinquency, dysfunctionality, competition, inequity and aggression. The memes that are given to us are there to enhance the system of economic rationalism and profit at the expense of anything else. The materialistic profit motive in fact takes precedence over anything based on human values, consciousness, spirituality or conscience. Memes indeed are like viruses which can cause sickness of the human soul.
| Chapter 8 - The Perception of the True Nature of Things
|The Buddhism of The Lotus Sutra, shows that consciousness is defined as the perception of the true nature of things or true reality and that consciousness is imminent in the Universe and is inseparably connected with all phenomena and matter, just as the mind is inseparably connected with the body and spirit.
Five per cent of the adult population of North America have had an NDE or near death experience. In his book ‘Recollection of Death’, Cardiologist Michael Sabom, details several independently confirmed autoscopic experiences. He concluded that none of the standard explanations is adequate to account for the accuracy brought back from out of body. In the information the subjects reported that they could see details of their surroundings that they could not have perceived by means of their physical senses. Psychologist, Kenneth Ring, after conducting a survey amongst twenty-six NDE's assessing changes in attitude, concluded that after these experiences individuals tended to express a greater appreciation for life and more concern and love for their fellow human beings.
It would seem from these illustrations that mind does have an integrating role beyond that of the matter in the brain although in normal circumstances matter and mind are inextricably interlinked.
Stanislav Grof in his talk in ‘Beyond the Brain’, 1990, stated that through transpersonal experience there is access to new information not through ordinary channels. There are two forms of learning - learning through observation, analysis and synthesis, and learning in a state of being or direct experience. Grof talks about three kinds of experiences.
Firstly, there is the ability to become objects or living entities encompassing the whole range of phenomena within the universe. An example of this category is provided in the successful research of remote viewing at Stanford Research Institute, California.
Secondly, the ability to transcend linear time so that all past and future events can be experienced with all sensory modalities. These non-ordinary states of consciousness would include conception, birth, ancestors, collective racial memories and past life experiences.
Thirdly, experiences which take you into realms that this culture does not consider to be objectively real, because they transcend space and time. They would include the collective unconscious and archetypes, for example: if a person experiences themselves as a God or Goddess. Also this will include such phenomena as channeling, spirit guides, universal mind and cosmic consciousness. Stanislav Grof uses these three categories as his form of cartography for psychic exploration.
| Chapter 9 - Everything is Connected
|Our linear vision of reality reduces things to the extent that we view phenomena as if they were isolated events unconnected with anything else. We seek for short term gain and do not realise that:
1) everything is connected,
2) the loss of one item diminishes everything exponentially, (like the loss of the Brazilian rainforests effects the lungs of the planet creating destructive climate changes,
3) things work together synergically, (the sum is more than the individual parts)
4) nothing is really predetermined and foolproof - in the cloud chambers, the position of an electron is a probability - Nature is enigmatic!
The way we think of things is determined by our belief systems and in our society we are brought up with the predominant linear belief system which is materialistic, positivistic and scientific. This means that we live in a world in which the objective reality can be defined by experimentation and where our subjective experience does not impinge on the reality defined by science outside us. Cartesian dualism defined originally by Descartes makes a distinction between the mind and the body. A thinker observes but is not involved directly, just as God has become Deus Ex Machina.
According to the ancient prophecy about the Eagle and the Condor, shared by many Andean and Amazonian cultures, we are at a moment in history when the Eagle – representing the best of the intellect and the mind of Western society– and the Condor – representing the best of wisdom and the heart of the indigenous people– must come together to ensure the continued existence of humankind.
The dawning of a paradigm shift is upon us. Can we make the jump to the realisation that a new era and a new millennium implies the evolution of consciousness above everything else?
Thomas Kuhn defined the new paradigm as being an extension of the science that we already know and therefore come to know only in terms of new science. However, the term, the new paradigm is now commonly used as an expression of new ways of thinking. And this is how the term is used here.
The new paradigm places consciousness as the pivotal core of the universe.
The Lotus Sutra was the final teaching, taught by Shakyamuni Buddha, or Guatama Buddha. The Lotus Sutra was a distillation of the 84,000 teachings attributed to Shakyamuni Buddha.
Nichiren Daishonin who was born in February 16, 1222, came to the conclusion that the Lotus Sutra was the ultimate teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. In particular he followed the systemization of Buddhist teachings by the great teacher, Chih-che during the Sui Dynasty (6th century), founder of the Tientai School of Buddhism who was teacher to the Emperors of China and established a platform of ordination devoted to the teachings of the Lotus Sutra at Mount Hiei in China.
This ultimate truth expressed by Nichiren Daishonin has been compared to a tree (or common ground) from which all the other teachings of Buddhism emanate as secondary teachings or branches.
In our contemporary world of diversity it is very difficult for people to accept a common ground which binds all teachings and all information together.
This seems paradoxical as when we look up at the starry sky at night although we are overwhelmed by the myriad of distinction and colour which make up stars and galaxies of the universe-- are we not impressed by a sense of wholeness and depth and completeness of it all?
Certainly the expression of the truth given by Nichiren Daishonin and other great masters is often phrased in metaphor and allegory as well as being consistent with the modern scientific theories based on systems information and theories of process physics.
Within the question of doubt and certainty of science is there indeed a thread of truth because the more we refine our searches, the more old truths fade and new ones appear and yet are they not all connected?
The point to realise in this discussion is that truth in absolute terms is the fusion of subjective experience with objective reality.
Indeed if the perception of the objective reality is infinite, then the subjective wisdom is also infinite. What the Buddha was offering was a vision of the vastness of reach, the vision, creativity of the Human Being.
| Chapter 10 - Science of the Heart
|In the past 20 years a radical change has occurred in the way we perceive ourselves. The science of the heart is this radical change. It has been shown that the heart is in fact a second brain and its composed mainly of neuronal cells. Structurally the heart is like a sheathed lotus flower and it is the only organ in the body to produce what is called an energetic torus which is a donut shaped circle of energy which contains electromagnetic and radio waves which projects out of the heart to distances of up to 12-15 feet, measurable by the appropriate instrument.
The heart is like the unconscious. It is easily programmed by the brain and yet at the same time it can feed back to the brain such positive emotions that the whole human being becomes coherent and almost super human for their capacity for creativity and positive action. The heart can be the source of tremendous energy and when there's coherence between the brain and the heart, this coherence can have a non-local affect through extra sensory process on every human being in the local environment.
Often, the key to culture is found, not only in the early experience of the child but also on pre-natal experience such as the kind of nutrition the mother has, the kind of experience she has had during her pregnancy, the kind of relationships she has, whether it is integral and stable or unharmonious. After birth, the forms of child rearing, social stimulation, love and care are very significant as to the child's happiness.
Through the new science of epigenetics we now know the environment profoundly influences and can change the way our DNA functions. Thus our genes are not locked into specific ways of functioning. An article in Science magazine, showed that the mother’s state of wellbeing determined the way the the foetal brain would grow. Positive emotion would enhance the growth of the frontal lobe and connect the orbital cingulate gyrus with the hind brain whereas stress would enhance the growth of the ancient reptilian hind brain at the expense of this connection.
The heart within ten days of conception, is the first organ to form in the foetus. The heart furnishes the instructions through its electromagnetic spectrum to the DNA of the brain . In other words the development of the emotional and cognitive brain is dependent on the functioning of the heart of the mother and the way she entrains the functioning of the heart of the foetus and child.
The emotional part of the brain consisting of the limbic system and the hippocampal area where memory and learning take place interrelates with the messages from the heart. The emotional brain monitors our emotions, our immune system, our behaviour and the way we sense our relationship with ourselves and the environment and dialogues this with the heart which gives a feedback as the heart is a very powerful electromagnetic and radio wave generator
The radio spectrum of the heart is profoundly affected by our emotional response to the world. In other words it is our feelings which give the sensory intuitive colours and clarity to our perception of ourselves and our environment. The key to the perception of the truth is our ability to get away from education which is conditioning ,survival and fear based whether it be at school, on the television or the media and get us back to a form of education and learning which involves the higher frontal lobes of the cortex and is based on love and caring and a supportive environment.
Lack of love affects the way the brain develops and has a profound effect on the intelligence of the child.
Joseph Chilton Pearce says that Early year deprivation with lack of heart-brain nurturing can be rectified with a nurturing loving environment based on audio vocal communication, nurturing, play, body movement, eye contact, beautiful music and heart contact and hugs on a physical level. This of course applies to adults as well as children. If we deprive our heart connection we actually deprive our brain functioning even though the brain has tremendous capability through neuroplasticity.
There is a profound endocrine neurological connection between the heart and the brain. Neurologists have found that 60 per cent of the cells of the heart are in fact neural cells. In other words, there is a brain in the heart which conducts an ongoing dialogue with the brain in the head unconsciously. .
The most important thing about the Central Nervous System of the Human Being ever discovered is that the prefrontal cortex on which our higher attributes of love ,care creativity and spirituality depend devlop according to the mother`s love for the child in the womb and in the next 6 years of life.
The brain at age 7 has 60 % more neurones than at birth but then resculptures itself up to the age of 21 developing more the logical analytical intellect.The resculpturing is inextricably tied up with the functioning of the heart and enculturation
Enculturation which is conflictual and negating will fragment the orbito loop of brain from the prefrontal cortex which leads to lack of integration with mid and hind brains and the subsequent societal tendency to violence and fear and anger This is shown in the fact that the USA has the highest degree of child suicide in the World from the ages of 3 up to 24 due to the fear of abandonment or the sense of lack of love.
Enculturation conditions many people in this world to accept the status Quo and their mind set precludes them from seeing outside the confusion. In particular the Media breeds disinformation about the state of the World glorifying Wars and Violence.
The Montesorri Schools and Rudolph Steiner Schools are based on love and tolerance and spiritual growth for their pupils.
The question ia how can we promote a new understanding about the nature of true. Humanity which is the prerequisite for Global Citizenship and the creation of true civilisation.
| Chapter 11 - A New Paradigm of Healing
|A new paradigm of healing has a profound effect on the way we perceive ourselves and our planetary environment. It expresses a new spirituality encompassing a consciousness of oneness in which all life maintains itself at the expense of everything else. In other words we are all connected and not separate. This big turning point of the integration of spirituality with ecology and technology is also the basis of a new medicine which brings together heart, mind, body, environment and technology. Health cannot be separated from human rights, human justice, lifestyle change, reduction of stress and the fundamental conditions for health which include peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable ecosystem, sustainable resources, social justice and equity. For complete health of the individual this implies cultural change. The World Health Authority objectives of Health for All by the Year 2000 were derived from the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion.
This new form of medicine includes not just using the best of allopathic, nutritional, environmental and mind- body medicine, but also understanding the advanced form of vibrational science and healing which we have been discussing. We are by our very nature and by the multiple realities which we can create, matter, energy, quantum body minds, interconnected with a multi-dimensional universe as expressed by the latest quantum string theory of Michio Kaku.
The medicine of light is pre-empted on the understanding that consciousness is the primary phenomenon in the universe and that light is the basis of creation.
Dr James Hurtak has said that Superluminal light, or the basic quanta or photons for the common ground of reality on which the universe exists, allows for the intersection of many energetic informational spectra. The subatomic world of electrons, protons and neutrons are viewed as patterns of vibrational spectra.
Dr Hurtak says that higher consciousness is connected with the embodiment of light as the basic epigenetic patterning on which our body is based and which influences the overall functioning of our body. In fact the human body is purely an embodiment of several energy vehicles and because of this has a multi-dimensional subtle anatomy. We are in fact living conduits to the stars, galaxies and cosmos.
"All that man has here in multiplicity is intrinsically One. Here all blades of grass, wood and stone, all things are One. This is the deepest depth. And thereby am I completely captivated". Meister Eckhart (1260-1327)
| Chapter 12 - Compassion and Perfection in the Human Being
|"Love is the fundamental attractive process comparable to gravity, the glue which holds the universe together" Dr Gary Schwartz, Director of Human Energy Systems Laboratory, Arizona USA
Brian Swimme has said that “the human being is that space in which the comprehensive compassion that pervades the universe from the very beginning now begins to surface within consciousness. That’s the only difference. We didn’t invent compassion, but it’s flowing through us—or it could.
The Buddha nature or state of enlightenment, is an expression of the higher consciousness and higher potentials of Humanity alluded to in all esoteric traditions of all religions
This Consciousness whether we call it Buddha nature, enlightenment, Sufi wisdom, God Consciousness, Christ consciousness , transcendental awareness or the wisdom of The Kabbalah or the infinite field of infinite power of infinite consciousness is the seed or core of reality, of truth and perfection, from which all phenomena in the universe manifest. What this means is that the basic core of the universe is in a state of perfection.
Nichiren Daishonin says in ‘On Attaining Buddhahood’:
‘Life is indeed an elusive reality that transcends both the words and concepts of existence and nonexistence. It is neither existence nor nonexistence, yet exhibits the qualities of both. It is the mystic entity of the Middle Way that is the reality of all things. Myo is the name given to the mystic nature of life, and ho to its manifestations. Renge, the lotus flower, symbolizes the wonder of this Law. Once you realize that your own life is the Mystic Law, you will realize that so are the lives of all others.’
This transcendence of existence and non-existence, and the fusion with the abiding essence and common ground of all Humanity and life was also expressed in the Islamic mysticism of Jalal ad-Din Rumi the great Islamic Persian sage and poet mystic:
‘What is to be done, O Moslems? For I do not recognise myself.
I am neither Christian, nor Jew, nor Gabr, nor Moslem.
I am not of the East, nor of the West, nor of the land, nor of the sea;
I am not of Nature's mint, nor of the circling heaven.
I am not of earth, nor of water, nor of air, nor of fire;
I am not of the empyrean, nor of the dust, nor of existence, nor of entity.
I am not of India, nor of China, nor of Bulgaria, nor of Saqsin;
I am not of the kingdom of 'Iraqian, nor of the country of Khorasan.
I am not of this world, nor of the next, nor of Paradise, nor of Hell.
I am not of Adam, nor of Eve, nor of Eden and Rizwan.
My place is the Placeless, my trace is the Traceless;
Tis neither body nor soul, for I belong to the soul of the Beloved.
I have put duality away, I have seen that the two worlds are one;
One I seek, One I know, One I see, One I call.
He is the first, He is the last, He is the outward, He is the inward;
I am intoxicated with Love's cup, the two worlds have passed out of my ken;
If once in my life I spent a moment without thee,
From that time and from that hour I repent of my life.
If once in this world I win a moment with thee,
I will trample on both worlds, I will dance in triumph forever.’
A true religious faith empowers us with humaneness, spirituality and love for all humanity. It transcends all barriers and expresses the oneness of all things and all peoples.
This in direct contradiction to, for example, to science which sees perfection accruing from an emergence of new properties and the basic ideals of psychology and psychoanalysis which see perfection coming from an integration of conflicting impulses.
It is the ability of the human being to integrate darkness and light, yin and yang, and existence and non-existence, positive and negative, which create the 'Middle way' or path to enlightenment.
The experience of enlightenment is not simply a passive experience of heightened reality and perception but an active participation in a process of transformation.
We need to see the whole universe as a biological self-referential process constantly interacting and balancing and modulating like a mighty ocean of infinite myriads of creations of possibility evolving, defining and ref-defining to higher orders of expression.
The phenomenal reality of the universe with its vast spaces interspersed with galaxies and matter is defined by this biological self-referential framework which are noetic currents of streams and threads of life. In other word, the whole universe is alive. Another way of expressing this is to say that human beings are quantum waves on an ocean of possibilities.
Chih-che during the Sui Dynasty (6th century).founder of the Tientai School of Buddhism defined life like a mirror. As regards our individual lives, the mirror of my life will reflect all the phenomenal changes which occur either subjectively or within my objective experience. The mirror, in the kaleidoscopic forms and colours, feelings and emotions which represent my life is forever changing as my life changes in the blinking of an eye. These changes come from the subtle essence of the mirror itself or the ocean of possibility which represents simultaneously my destiny embedded within my karma. The total mirror and the images of my life, the reflective capacity and mirror itself is a hologram of the total universe.
| Chapter 13 - The Direct Experience of Reality
|In science, our current system of thought precludes us from a direct experience of reality as thought is considered subjective, and therefore, unscientific. There is huge division between the truths implicit in art, music and literature, and the empirical data of science. Even in science, especially in quantum physics, the consciousness of the observer influences the outcome of the experiments.
In process physics it is understood that science has attempted to impose an infrastructure on the universe in order to make sense of it. This would even apply to Einstein's theory of relativity. In this sense we impose our human intellect and perception on the universe expecting it to behave in certain ways. It was Goedel, through his theorem who attempted to create the equation that saw the universe as biological unfolding entity without the intermediary of Human intervention.
What this means is that it would seem very difficult for us to have direct knowledge and understanding of the universe because of our humanness unless we have access to the ephemeral traditions of Humanity.
It has been proposed that the book “Tabula Smaragdina: The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus” may have been written as early as 650, and was definitely finished by the Caliphate of al-Ma'mun (813-33).
The Tabula Smaragdina states:
I speak not of fictitious things, but that which is certain and true.
What is below is like that which is above, and what is above is like that which is below, to accomplish the miracles of one thing.
And as all things were produced by the one word of one Being, so all things were produced from this one thing by adaptation
We need to see the whole universe as a biological self-referential process, of which we are a part, constantly interacting and balancing, like a mighty ocean of infinite myriads of creations evolving, defining, and redefining to higher orders of expression.
The seamless point of focus between the manifest and noetic and the material and the spiritual is the integrating, overarching law of life itself, which is implicit in every atom, elementary particle and blade of grass. Noetic theory is ‘how beliefs, thoughts, and intentions affect the physical world.’
‘To see a world in a Grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.’
English engraver, illustrator, & poet (1757 - 1827)
| Chapter 14 - Global Mind Change
|Willis Harman, social scientist, futurist, writer and Former President of The Institute of Noetic Sciences, in the book Global Mind Change talks of three metaphysical perspectives. One is materialistic monism, where matter gives rise to mind, which is the current state of play. An alternative metaphysic is dualistic, where there are two different kinds of different stuff in the universe, one being matter energy and the other being mind. This is an expression of Cartesian dualism. The third metaphysical perspective is transcendental monism, where mind gives rise to matter.
We all have an interest in creating a better world. Because of over population, irreversible destruction of living and non-living resources, pollution, environmental destruction, loss of biodiversity, ozone layer depletion, the greenhouse effect, climate change and vast inequities and poverty in the world, in our hearts we would like to see a more sustainable, caring and integrative world.
On November 18 1992 1600 Senior Scientists from 71 countries including half of all Nobel Prize Winners said, ‘No more than a few decades remain, otherwise - the chance to avert the threats we now confront will be lost and our global home on this planet will be irretrievably mutilated.’
Many solutions include democratic reform, decentralization of the government, conserving the environment and telling people about the real information of what is going on. We also need to a healing culture and combat the alienation and loneliness which is so common in big cities and with single people.
We currently live in a global political system, which has changed from the polarisation of USA vs. USSR which collapsed in 1991 to a monopolar order completed after September 11th 2001. The monopolar system is not sustainable by definition. The process which is known today as globalisation is a mono-polarisation. A genuine globalisation is the transformation of our globalised world to a cooperative, united, human family.
There is, perhaps, an inherent human inability to foresee long-range consequences. Partly this is due to the fact that the elites in large-scale societies continue to prosper long after the environment and the common people begin to suffer
Our world faces a global threat - the danger of ecological catastrophe, which threatens equally every human being, every nation and every social group. We live in a time of runaway growth in human population, consumption, and technology, placing a colossal load on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water--the very elements of life.
The contradictory interests of a multitude of cultures and nations often camouflage and confuse the problems we are facing. Our beliefs and the way we construct reality have a tremendous influence on how we create the biosphere and our global civilisation. We need to use our religions, faith and beliefs to enhance the values we place on human life and our core need as a human family for cooperation and interdependence.
The economic interdependence of the world today means that if global collapse occurs , then ideology of any sort - Islamic, Christian, Marxist, or market fundamentalism - will push us all the faster toward that collapse. Only "moderation and the precautionary principle" can save us.
To create positive change or transformation at a fast rate we need a critical mass of people who are informed and aware and can activate the total community to change. These people understand that critical change in society presupposes a radical change in consciousness and awareness. A lot of people feel that the solution lies in a transformation of consciousness which can be passed on to future generations.
Jean Houston says in her book (Jump Time):
‘In evolutionary theory Jump Time is known as the time of punctuated equilibrium - when a species is living at the edge of its tolerance in a state of gestation and ferment and suddenly jumps to a new order of being. This is it. This is the time.’
Many of the maps of the psyche and of human possibilities are undergoing awesome change. That is why the myths are rising - because they give us maps and templates of who we are and what we may become.
It is also as if we are bringing out from ourselves our memory of when we were perfect and healthy. How does the living, growing body read the language of our DNA? Is there not memory and intelligence even at this level - and do not our brains but further manifest this consciousness in a self-reflective way. It is like getting back to the original source, or blueprint of whom we really are. It is a state of remembered wellness and is an instant return to our home in the infinity of time which is now.
| Chapter 15- How Do We Observe Reality?
|The ability to observe phenomena, Quantum Physicists, now believe, is inextricably linked to the phenomena themselves. Having lost faith in the notion of a material explanation for existence, these quantum physicists and systems mathematicians have begun to look at the ways reality conforms to their expectations, mirroring back to them a world changed by the very act of observation.
Douglas Rushkoff has said “As they rely more and more on the computer, their suspicions are further confirmed: This is not a world reducible to neat equations and pat answers, but an infinitely complex series of interdependencies, where the tiniest change in a remote place can have system wide repercussions”.
There appears to be a dynamic field of exchange of energy in the Universe which according to Ervin Laszlo is information in a series of nested holons or holonarchens. Stars and galaxies also have the same sort of shape, structure and predisposition. The electro-magnetic field around the heart is called the Torus which is a donut shaped circle which projects up to a distance of 12 to 15 feet. This circle of electro-magnetic and radio waves is also seen around the earth, around planets, the sun and galaxies. Brian Swimme says that the basis of our living universe is a comprehensive compassion.
In spiral dynamics which is a way of measuring the behaviour of human beings and civilisations, there is a progressive transformation in conscious awareness of organisational structures from the primitive and animistic perception based on tribes and rituals to the egocentric power seeking conquest societies such as ancient Rome and even current dictatorships and hierarchical regimes to strategic, materialistic democratic structure of contemporary societies to a more highly developed societies of egalitarian, multiple reality and cosmic spiritualty based on a tolerant accepting view of all organisations and beings. This more enlightened view is made up of less than one per cent of the population.
Jung always emphasised the supremacy of the human psyche and now the work of Bruce Lipton has shown that our individual cells perceive all forms of information from the environment on their surfaces and it is this kind of information which affects the functioning of the DNA within the cell. What this means is that the way that we perceive and the way that we think of reality affects the very functioning and structure of our physical being.
Dr Dietrich Klinghardt, defines five levels of healing based on his definitions of Physical, Energetic, Mental , Intuitive and Spiritual bodies ,the last four being the energetic matrices which enclose and integrate the physical.
We are much more than we think we are and if we compare ourselves to a computer, then our brains, bodies and hearts are basically hardware for the information which we wish to perceive and receive within the context of ourselves and also from our environment. As everything happens within the functioning of our body which is the transducer for the information that we receive, existence really is an inner process of transformation which when transmitted can have positive transformative effects on our external environment and people around us.
“Let us open the gates of wisdom
And the final frontiers of perception
And cast the gleaming jewel
Of the Human heart
Like a ball Into the Universe
That our words and thoughts
Confront and transform
A Humanity torn from ashes
Into the Phoenix which soars
Into the skies of infinite peace”
| Chapter 16 - Quantum Reality-Creating the Reality We Choose
|Quantum physics defines all phenomena in terms of wave forms or particles. Heisenberger defined the Uncertainty Principle, where if we define the wave or velocity of the electron then we cannot define its position as a particle. Observation however leads to a collapse of the waveform into a material or particle phenomenon.
In this new science it is the consciousness of the observer which creates and collapses the observed reality. In a sense according to this argument the Uncertainty Principle of Heisenberger gives rise to the certainty of the reality which we collapse as we perceive it.
Nichiren Daishonin, the thirteenth century Buddha says in a letter to one of his Disciples:
‘Ultimately, all phenomena are contained within one's life, down to the last particle of dust. The nine mountains and the eight seas are encompassed by one's body; the sun, moon and myriad stars are contained within one's mind. However, [common mortals do not perceive this,] just as the blind do not see images reflected in a mirror or as an infant fears neither flood nor fire.’
We are each a holograph of the universe, each part of us down to the minutest atom and quantum spark having within the total aspect or reflection of the universe.
Nichiren Daishonin also says:
‘Life cannot be consumed by the fire at the end of the kalpa, nor can it be washed away by floods. It can be neither cut by swords nor pierced by arrows. Although it can fit inside a mustard seed, the seed does not expand, nor does life contract. And although it fills the vastness of space, space is not too wide, nor is life too small.’ (Gosho Zenshu, p. 563) (1)
Each of us as has been described by some exponents of the holographic paradigm as having a quantum resonance field around us which resonates with the surrounding human field of interaction creating the reality which accurately reflects our patterns and karma and even destiny.
Rupert Sheldrake says in his book ‘A NEW SCIENCE OF LIFE’:
‘The Hypothesis of Formative Causation states that the forms of self-organizing systems are shaped by morphic fields.
An overlap of creativity and routine behaviour shapes the way different life forms behave and this evolutionary learning process is essentially retained as a collective species-wide memory where every life form has some impact on the behaviour of every other lifeform.’
Thus once a critical mass of higher consciousness in Human Beings is reached it would be able to express a new art and a new science on this planet which can lead to people leading long fulfilling lives in complete harmony with the environment.
The key to this critical mass of consciousness is meditation based primarily on faith or belief. Herbert Benson the founder of the Mind Body Institute at Harvard University has said that the brain is hardwired for belief. Our very survival depends on our belief systems.
The power of belief is such he says as to contribute 30-90% of the effect of a pharmaceutical drug. In double blind trials the so called placebo effect or belief in the drug is always taken into account. Herbert Benson uses the power of belief for his patients in order to recapture times when they were in a state of health and wellness. He calls this state remembered wellness.
In double personalities we sometimes find that one personality has for example a diabetic complain whereas the other personality is fit and well. The instant change from one personality to the diabetic personality, instantly brings on the physiological parameter of diabetes. As this process is instant it is evidently a quantum phenomenon.
Every second our physiology and metabolism is changing and we completely change all the cells in our body in twelve months so that nothing within our bodies remains constant as we are interchanging all our atoms with the environment all the time.
To access the core of memory which brings us back home to the very essence of universal reality is a challenge because of the ever changing nature of all phenomena. Even our mental and social circumstances continue to change as do the atoms, molecules, DNA, organs and systems of the body. The aim of the living process is to maintain some kind of equilibrium and constancy within this milieu.
This state beyond knowing and beyond the Quantum field of information within the context of the conscious universe is in fact pure consciousness. This state or essence is ingrained in the core of stars, the fragrance of roses, the mystery of a full moonlit night and in all the heartfelt expression of religious yearning and devotion.
| Chapter 17 - Faith and Wonder
|Faith and wonder are therefore two of the keys to accessing the power of life or higher consciousness within.
St Augustine said:
‘And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tide of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, and pass themselves by.’
In any meditative process--- It is the practitioner's love, compassion devotion to service and intent that can elicit the unseen assistance of the universe. (Professor William Tiller Professor Emeritus Stanford University)
Have you ever had one of those days where everything happens in harmony and with what seems surprising coincidences? You are able to find the car parking spot in an impossible situation or the traffic lights go green so that you are able to get to your destination very quickly. You may have been thinking of a friend you have not seen for years and they suddenly appear in your life through a letter or phone call. You know you are in tune and your mind seems to reach out and be in harmony and rhythm with everything around it. Somehow you and your environment are one and your life itself is part of a song or line of dance within the context of deeper strands of wholeness.
What is happening is that we are expressing a complex fusion between our life and the life of the greater whole expressed as a fundamental wholeness. Heightened awareness creates these kinds of phenomena showing that all life is connected and interlinked.
| Chapter 18 - The Universe Does Not Forget
|David Hawkins Author of Power v/s Force also says that the universe does not forget;
"There are many sides to the question of Karma but every choice of who and how to be is a choice of great consequence. Reports of near death experiences confirm that we shall eventually have to accept responsibility for every thought, word and deed we beget and re-experience exactly whatever suffering we have caused. It is in this sense that we create our own heaven and hell. The universe holds its breath as we choose instant by instant which path to follow. For the universe the very essence of life itself is highly conscious and every act thought and choice adds to a permanent mosaic .Our decisions ripple through the universe of consciousness to affect the lives of all."
Do our genes predetermine our future? Are the causes we create the product of early childhood experiences and choices we make at critical times of our lives or even from previous lives?
Left to themselves instinctual qualities are drives for survival. It is the quality of awareness in the neo cortex of the human brain which distorts these life giving attributes to a preoccupation with death and suffering. When nature exists on an unconscious level it tends towards balance, for example; the biosphere of the planet earth is balanced in terms of oxygen content, salinity of the seas, temperature of the oceans, and the ground work of trillions of bacteria which maintain a living crust to the planet. The planet in this respect maintains an integrating meshwork for the maintenance of life in all its forms.
Integrating heart and mind or living heart and brain we are able to consciously survive in an integrative way without allowing the fight for survival based on the sympathetic nervous system and inflammatory processes of chronic disease which is so widespread on the planet, to predominate. By modifying our perception and understanding on the nature of reality, our instinctual drives do not predominate to create unnecessary suffering in the lives of ourselves or others.
Learning is the way we make sense of our psychosocial and ecological environment. Learning is dependent on the neo cortex which remaps and reconfigures itself at two critical points in early human development, namely in the first 12 months of life when the brain loses half its neurons and at adolescents when further molding occurs. This shows how critical, loving, nurturing parental caring is, in order to prepare the child for a happy fulfilled and happy future. Many studies have shown deprivation in early and adolescent years produces unhappiness, delinquency and illness in later life.
The question is can forms of psychosocial intervention later in life change a negative balance? The answer is that the brain is enormously plastic and so is capable of constant change.
As human beings we have untold hidden qualities and faculties especially the quality of creativity, compassion and enlightenment. As human beings we have the innate capacity to love and nurture our children, families, and communities. When we bring out this state we are fulfilling the role of compassion. Doctors or nurses fulfill this role professionally.
It is an indictment on ourselves that in the past 1000 years human kind especially mankind has spent a great deal more time killing each other than nurturing each other. The biological drives for survival in key individuals like kings, emperors and religious leaders consistently seem to have taken precedence over the collective needs of human beings.
In the book “Body Count” by Naveed S. Sheikh- “A quantitative review of political violence across world civilizations” , he concluded by saying “ We have found that the total death toll from acts of political violence (war, civil war, democide, and structural violence) has been between 449.38 million and 708.61 million in the years 0-2008. The median figure of nearly 579.00 million amounts to twice the U.S. population in the year 2000.
Even today we are still confronted with the same issues where the collective needs represented by true democracy is rarely expressed.
We should be expressing our true power and awareness of enlightenment which then will raise the collective creative energy of human kind to a high level enabling the awareness of our interconnectedness with all life and the facility for cooperation between all human beings. Enormous collective guilt and anger and fear is inherent within the collective unconscious of human kind. These impurities and accretions of toxins within our collective awareness are the seeds for enlightenment.
We are constantly exposed to brain washing and imprinting every day of our life from the words of our families, peers and communities to the brainwashing by the media and advertising. This kind of imprinting moulds the structure and neuronal networks of the brain to create an encultured consensual reality dependent on the culture we live in and the predominant imposed belief systems.
Belief plays an enormous part in our lives in creating our reality.
Within a more enlightened humanity what openness of dialogue could occur unimpeded by differences in personality and ego?
What friendships and genuine camaraderie would occur?
What genuine common ground could be produced where the openness of dialogue can lead to new ways of thinking and new technological systems with the creation of sustainable infrastructures for collective survival?
This would be the making of new Gaian systems for ecological balance unimpeded by political needs for short term gains as it would be considering only the need for the common good and wellbeing for not only the individual but also for the society and the environment.
| Chapter 19 - Challenge, Control and Commitment
|Research into successful businessmen in large companies has found that their basic orientation is towards challenge, commitment and control. Sir Professor Michael Marmot found in his famous Whitehall Study that a sense of control or mastery of one`s life is crucial for wellbeing and the prevention of illness. In his study he evaluated the incidence of cardio vascular disease in top civil servants and those in the lower echelons and found the latter had a much higher incidence of heart disease. He found the missing or x factor in this puzzle, to be-- control over one’s life.
Challenge, control and commitment are key factors in determining success in life.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe said:
"The moment one commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising to one's favor all manner of unforeseen accidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way.
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."