A Vision for Humanity

by Christopher Lovejoy on May 1, 2011

A crystal clear vision for humanity, where possibility meets promise with presence and purpose, transcends any vision that we might have for our own lives.

Where a vision of the fulfillment of my promise with a sense of possibility is personal, a vision of the fulfillment of humanity and its promise is transpersonal.

Transpersonal simply means “extending or going beyond what is personal”. I write about personal fulfillment on this site, but here, I’ll be writing about what I call transpersonal fulfillment.

Who, What, When, Where, Why, How

Personal values that would fulfill the promise of our lives take their cue from the transpersonal values that would fulfill the promise of humanity. Not the other around.

A simple example will suffice: we serve ourselves and each other more effectively and efficiently when we make effective, efficient use of our available resources.

We take stock of what we have in the world and we plan accordingly.

Who: everyone

What: a paradise of peace and prosperity

When: now is the moment of power

Where: planet earth

Why: because we can

How: to be discussed

In the meantime, we can quit our jobs, give up our careers, incomes, and investments, join together, share everything we own, and dedicate ourselves to be the change we wish to …

No?

I didn’t think so.

Is there another way?

Where there’s a (good) will, there’s a (good) way

In my recent post, In Lak’ech, Ala K’in, I raised the notion of goodwill giving. I coined the phrase, The Art of Goodwill Giving, and proposed that we all have A Day of Goodwill Giving.

What is goodwill giving? More to the point, what is goodwill?

Goodwill is a kindly feeling of approval and support. When sustained, goodwill becomes a matter of benevolent interest or concern. Goodwill clears or smooths the way for cheerful consent, which is a necessary ingredient for positive, constructive, cooperative, collaborative action.

Goodwill giving is both a kind of giving and a style of giving. As a kind of giving, goodwill itself is the motive for giving. As a style of giving, acts of giving are infused with goodwill.

By contrast, other kinds of giving have other motives for giving, like the need to be secure, to assuage guilt, to be right or to be perceived as being right, to be liked or loved, to be accepted or admired, to get as much back in return, or to get even more than you give.

Other styles of giving have intentions that become infused with something other than goodwill: fear or dread, a sense of wanting and lacking, a nagging sense of obligation, or just plain old greed.

In light of this exposé, goodwill giving is problematic, first, because it’s outnumbered by these other kinds and styles of giving, and second, because it must eventually negotiate them.

The makings of a transition

We’ve never lived in a world where everyone gives and shares freely and easily; we’ve never lived in a world where such giving and sharing is par for the course, all of the time, in every situation.

Invariably, inevitably, someone somewhere somehow enters resistance and stops giving or sharing, either out of fear or dread of lack or loss, or because of guilt or shame.

Collectively, we have yet to transcend the human condition.

We don’t yet live in a world where strangers, acquaintances, and friends can give and share with effortless ease without demonstrating some level of income, wealth, or status.

Some of us can imagine such a world – at least those of us who have been fortunate enough to have experienced and enjoyed more than a few acts of giving and sharing from the heart. Communes have formed where members gave up everything they had to experience such a world in miniature.

But no one has ever lived in such a world, where everyone everywhere had a stake in the outcomes.

The debt-based monetary system served us well enough – for a while – but it is beginning to fail (again) and in a way that will make all previous failures look like picnics in the park.

Those who control the system, and who benefit from the interest gained from it, are using it to satisfy a number of geopolitical objectives, causing an endless series of wars to reach their endgame.

Thankfully, people the world over are beginning to notice. They’re getting wise to this charade, and are getting a clue about the destructive, devastating consequences for their economies and societies.

Meanwhile, still others, in very large numbers, are agitating for a global economic system where the overriding concern is taking stock of what we have left, while making the most of what we already have, where money that is created “out of thin air” (debt) plays no useful part.

I have to say: I sympathize. I really do.

I understand their motives and I appreciate their push for goodwill giving.

But widespread goodwill giving requires a sense of abundance, and because the primary currency of exchange (money) is so inextricably linked to having a sense of abundance, there isn’t much anyone can do without it, except plan, promote, and push for desirable, workable prototypes.

Those who have the income, the wealth, and the status are of two types: those who are in the process of accumulating more and those who are in the process of leaving a material legacy.

Those who are in the process of accumulating more are of two types: those who are oblivious to the current monetary crisis and those who can see the inevitable bankruptcy of the current debt-based monetary system and are willing to contribute some of their wealth in response to it.

Those who are in the process of leaving a material legacy are of two types: those who have a vested interest in leaving much if not most of it to their families and those who are prepared, if they can find a worthy enough reason, to leave much if not most of it to a worthy enough cause.

This is a lot of potential private wealth waiting to be tapped that could profitably be applied to a system that would (ironically) eliminate the need for private wealth altogether.

But the transfer of this potentially immense wealth into a worthy enough cause requires more than an art of goodwill giving. It requires a stellar vision for humanity and skillful ways and means to bring this vision into reality with people who can galvanize and organize themselves into working groups.

People everywhere need to see an example of what is possible, and not just on the silver screen. They need to see what sponsored leadership, commitment, and goodwill giving look like in action.

It’s time for a change …

Have you noticed? People are getting tired.

They’re getting tired of the way they live and they’re getting tired of the way they treat each other.

And they’ve had enough (take note of the ratio of likes and dislikes in this film, which so far has more than six million views).

The time is ripe for a change. A fundamental change. A change that would bring people back together from around the globe with peace and love in their hearts in support of global unity and harmony.

A lot of people today love the idea of having the resources of the earth being declared as a common heritage. They love the idea of working together and pooling their efforts to create a global system of access abundance with carefully coordinated and managed systems of automation and cybernation.

If they had their way, no more money would be created out of debt to finance their lives, leaving them free to contribute endlessly to creating a paradise of peace and prosperity on earth.

Wishing, however, doesn’t make it so, but planning, designing, acting, and building do.

Crafting a global vision of promise and possibility is a good place to start.

Just imagine …

At the start of his publication, Designing the Future (2007), Jacque Fresco asks us, in the midst of a rapidly changing world: are you prepared to design the future?

He invites us to take up a thought experiment to imagine ourselves as designers of a new planetary civilization to create the best of all possible worlds for everyone everywhere, given the resources at hand, for the longest period of time, without any limitations based on how things are done now.

The only limitation to your design is this: it must respect the carrying capacity of the planet, which means that all available resources must be sufficient to support life on earth and beyond.

To help you design your world, Jacque Fresco wrote Designing the Future.

Crafting a vision of promise and possibility for the whole of humanity is the first step towards actually planning, designing, and building a new civilization from the ground up.

Keep moving and keep asking questions …

Of course, it’s not enough to merely imagine the most ideal and essential conditions to fulfill and eventually realize the promise of humanity on this planet throughout the 21st century.

Regardless of the projections, we need to get over the fear that overpopulation will destroy us, and regardless of our reservations, we need to come to terms with a relatively small yet wealthy, influential, and secretive Order pushing to fulfill a secret agenda to depopulate the world before taking it over.

Operating inside a debt-based monetary system, I can see how the fear of overpopulation might be justified, given the corruption of this system, but as long as 50% of humanity lives on less than $2 a day, they’re going to keep having more children to ensure that at least one or two of them survive.

In the preamble to this introduction to the resource-based economy, Peter Joseph makes it clear where the main priority for global sustainability lies – not in the movement of money, but in “the intelligent management of the earth’s resources, drawing inference from the physical world as to the most efficient, strategic, and sustainable method for meeting the needs of the human population”.

As for the global conspiracy to slow population growth and depopulate the world through many and various means before taking it over by removing any and all claims to national sovereignty, please don’t make the mistake of thinking this is sheer fantasy or that it could never be possible.

“It’s just a conspiracy theory” is perfect cover for those who would conspire. Until you’ve done some conspiracy research, you’re in no position to question, doubt, or ridicule anything related to it.

The agenda to secure global temporal and spiritual power, composed of smaller agendas related to food, water, drugs, vaccines, chemtrails, bioweapons, predictive programming, and a slew of other areas of concern, is hidden from view, and will remain hidden for as long as we ignore or dismiss it.

The notion that a corporatocracy runs the planet is worse than wrong. It’s delusional.

Corporatocracies don’t make decisions; people do. People with agendas. People who have a lot to lose. People with very strong needs to secure their wealth, power, influence, and/or secrecy.

A Declaration of Interdependence

I’d like to end on a positive note, because I believe, perhaps naively, that there’s still a glimmer of hope to be had, that there’s still a sliver of opportunity remaining before we enter another Dark Age.

More than anything, we need to be true to ourselves. We most want to have all that we need to enjoy all that we desire, and we most love to be free, spending time with ourselves and each other in peace. We continue to manifest, evolve, and flourish as persons of significance and consequence. We enjoy having the time, the interest, and the freedom to do as we wish, as we continue to contribute to the common good by being, doing, and having what we most love to be, do, and have.

The way to have is to do and the way to do is to be. Doing mediates being and having. Without being, there can be no doing, and without doing, there can be no having.

Seeing is believing and believing is seeing.

It’s time for humanity to move forward – beyond politics, poverty, and war – before it’s too late.

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