" If humankind is to survive there has to be a substantially
new manner of thinking" Albert Einstein
We currently live in very dangerous times. There is not only vast
inequity between the developed and developing world-- there is also
a general poverty of spirit. We are suffering severe environmental
degradation and the irreversible destruction of living and non living
resources and a massive extinction of biodiversity.
In our Post Modernistic world, things are changing and there is
a marked feeling of gloom and doom post September 11th. The world
is governed more and more by economic rationalism and the military
THE LOSS OF VALUES AND LOSS OF DREAMS
In our media there is sensationalism in the newspapers and there
is no integration of news or proper analysis as news tends to serve
political purposes and is therefore politically biased. There is
no public voice. Even in Universities there seems to be no integration
between different specialities and information is narrowly focussed.
It is a fragmented schizophrenic society.
Five weeks ago the keepers of the doomsday clock, sighting worries
over lagging armament efforts for security of existing stockpiles
and terrorism advanced the hands nearer to the midnight hour.
There needs to be new ways of thinking, acting and being, placing
priority on the interconnectedness of all life. This realisation
means that any loss of life affects us as the ripples are bound
to affect the whole family of human kind. In this paradigm, suffering
and loss of life diminishes us as the collective human psyche.
THE RATIONAL, IRRATIONAL AND SUPRARATIONAL
In our society people express themselves in rational, irrational
or supra-rational ways. Generally the establishment frowns on the
irrational and the supra-rational. In our society there are groups
of people who are willing to be visionary enough to stand up and
be counted and affect positive change in their environment by linking
through the common ground. This is the new turn of the spiral and
emphasises wholistic and new ways of thinking and being.
The political mood of the world is conflict and confrontation.
Problems are analysed to the nth degree with weighty thoughts. But
despite our rationalism and technology our lives as human beings
are controlled mainly by the emotions of the lower and mid brains
creating a global crisis of greed, exploitation, anger and stupidity,
which the Buddha called the three poisons.
The Global Economic Rationalistic System maintains economic growth
at any cost and there is vast inequity in the world where millions
and millions live in poverty and illness and others in comparatively
excess wealth and material benefit. In our Western society we need
to be informed as to the truth of what is actually occurring and
we need a new awareness and new consciousness or spirituality which
understands how everything maintains itself at the expense of everything
else. This new paradigm is based on cooperation and openness.
There are huge changes occurring in our global society. At the
recent World Economic Forum in February 2002, the scientists predicted
a grim future replete with unprecedented biological threats, global
warming, and the possible takeover of humans by robots. The Quantum
Revolution which has given rise to the biogenetic engineering and
the computer could also create a two tiered world with an artificially
created genetic super race ruling over the masses somewhat like
the scenario envisaged in Brave New World.
We also have to realise that, as David Suzuki has said, we have
taken over 40% of the major biological imprint on the planet which
can be a recipe for species extinction.
OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS
It's no wonder our young people are angry. Their lives are changing,
but they feel there is no future as they feel there is nothing left.
There are no values to live by. There is nothing stable, congruent
or certain. Our young people nowadays grow up so quickly due to
the influence of the media, particularly television. Parental care
is lost as parents go out to work under the increasingly stressful
The conservative values once upheld by religion, are gone. People
do not believe in institutions which dis-empower them. As Erickson,
the psychologist has said, it is the political and theocratic elite
which take advantage of the masses through manipulating their infantile
ALBERT EINSTEIN WROTE
'A human being is part of the whole that we call the universe, a
part limited in time and space. He experiences in himself, his thoughts
and feelings as something separate from the rest a kind of optical
illusion of his consciousness. This illusion is a prison for us
restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for only
the few people nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves
from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace
all living beings and all of nature.'
FEUDALISM AND OVER-SPECIALISATION
We have to move away from the feudalism of our modern society in
which people are disempowered by the system and by the nature of
the institution . People are losing there dreams and yet this Millennium
has been called the Millennium of the Mind. The new consciousness
places value in an absolute sense on human potential. This is essential
in a world which appears to be biologically out of control.
THE LOSS OF OUR DREAMS
Our sciences whether they be ecological, physical, medical, philosophical
are out of control because they are overspecialized as scholasticism
was in the Middle Ages when they tried to count how many angels
could stand on the head of a needle.. Our society is very rational
and left brained. We need to become whole brained, compassionate
with an understanding of a total view .
THE RENAISSANCE PERSON OF THE 21ST CENTURY
The new culture is one which enhances the whole brained complete
human being approach to ourselves, to our society and to life in
general so that we can rectify injustice and poverty of spirit around
us in order that we may create a better world.
AIMS OF A NEW RENAISSANCE CULTURE
Such a culture would contribute towards the next great global step
acknowledging the common ground of humanity and its connectedness
with all of life.
21st Century Aims for a New Culture are:
- To give people hope for a sustainable and positive future.
- To mentor our young people.
- To explain there is a common ground and that faith and truth
matter and that science is not the only raison d'être in
- To understand the power of the mind to create its own reality.
- To understand that there is a truth within the depths of ourselves
which is congruent and which joins us in a way which expresses
our diverse but unified humanity.
- Ralston-Saul, Erickson, Einstein, Jung, and more recently Vacklav
Havel have all expressed this way of thinking.
- Vacklav Havel , President of Czechoslovakia has said "if
humanity is to survive, we need a massive change in consciousness".
THE THREE PILLARS FOR CHANGE IN SOCIETY
Openness: A global thinktank bringing
together all aspects of thinking from scientific to spiritual. "Humanity
is poised in a unique point in history, literally the dawning of
a new era of global cooperation."
Empowerment: Developing an authentic
sense of planetary citizenship - "a global citizen":
Sustainability: Confronting planetary
issues which endanger humankind and all life with which humankind
is in symbiotic about relationship. Taking responsibility for our
extended global human family and all of life.
THE PARADIGM SHIFT
The paradigm shift means that what was once the peripheral is now
central. The new paradigm expresses a new spirituality and consciousness
of oneness with which all life maintains itself at the expense of
everything else. In other words we are all connected and not separate.
THE TURNING POINT
The big turning point is an integration of spirituality with ecology
and technology. We need to see ourselves as inextricably connected
- mind, body, spirit, society and the environment. We have to take
a holistic approach.
THE HEALTH OF THE INDIVIDUAL
The Charter of the World Health Organisation sees the health of
an individual in society as tied up and inextricably related to
human rights, human justice, lifestyle change and reduction of stress.
The aim of the new society is to promote a renaissance of conscience,
consciousness and ethics which sees the dignity of the human psyche
THE GLOBAL THINK TANK
The challenges are entrenched conservative restrictive approaches
and overspecialisation. We need to see our global problems as being
inter-related and interconnected. As a culture, we have to see ourselves
empowered by the world wide web, as a global think tank, a global
watershed, bringing together humanity's best mind, a convergence
of the spiritual, scientific and humanistic. The aim is the creation
of a planetary peace culture.
WORLD SCIENTISTS WARNING TO HUMANITY - SIGNED
BY 1,600 LEADING SCIENTISTS INCLUDING HALF OF ALL NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
REPRESENTING 71 COUNTRIES. 18TH NOVEMBER 1992.
'No more than a few decades remain
we the undersigned,
senior members of the world's scientific community, hereby warn
all of humanity of what lies ahead. A great change in our stewardship
of the Earth and life on it is required if vast human misery is
to be avoided and our global home on this planet is not to be irretrievably
THE PLANETARY PEACE CULTURE
CAN WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Can we contribute towards the ongoing creativity of the universe?
Can we understand our interdependent relationship with the living
world and that we are now the guiding principle of the planet? Can
we see ourselves as living cells in a living universe breaking through
the final frontier to contribute towards new evolution which will
now continue through conscious awareness. Can we develop a new self
image of responsibility expressing a deep linkage to the world of
nature and the cosmos itself. Are we able to start now by proclaiming
the need for the new philosophy of interdependent oneness in order
to rescue our planet from profound degradation?
WE REQUIRE A CRITICAL MASS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND AWARENESS
Imagine yourself as a visitor this planet arriving through many
star systems and you come to this gleaming white solus and there
bathed in an infinity of indigo is this wonderful blue green pearl
that we call the planet Earth.
The first astronauts realised that the planet Earth or Gaia was
an integrated meshwork of life and was a biosphere in its own right
and that every single entity of life on that surface was connected
in an inextricable network of fine threads, meaning and significance.
The Ancient Hopi prophecy states that 144,000 Rainbow Warriors
representing all the different creeds, cultures and beliefs of the
world will come together with one mind to save the animals and the
plants. The loss of the biodiversity that is occurring now at an
extinction rate greater than that which occurred with the loss of
the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
It is the purpose of the new global culture to understand that
behind the diversity of spiritualities and religions, ways and cultures
on the planet there is a common connected ground which we can call
the common ground. This common ground connects us within the universal
consciousness of understanding and wisdom
..that is the
essence and the roots of what it is to be a human being.
HOW CAN YOU START TO CHANGE AND CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS
THE FINAL STEP OF HUMANITY?
In the heart and core of every single human being and within the
essence of the universe, there is an unfolding and evolving reality
that is now being understood by Process Systems theories in philosophy
We can contribute by realising the problems in our modern society
and the misinformation that is put in place by the mass media. We
can stand up for your uniqueness, creativity and individuality by
contributing to a sense of belongingness and togetherness in society.
We need to understand that we are all connected through love and
cooperation. We can make a difference!
Wa can cooperate by advancing these ideas to the community at large
by realising that we individually and as a group can create a better
world, aware of the harmony and interconnectedness of all life.
We can contribute by seeking for that which is within and exploring
our inner values, our intuition, our empathy, our rapport, our sensitivity,
our perceptions and our creativity. We can become aware of that
which is creative and empowering in our lives and which takes the
limits off human potential to see that we are significant people
in our own right.
We can do this through coming together in groups, through understanding,
through learning and humility in order to experience the essence
We can do this by exploring integral ways, which are clearing,
loving, integrating, connecting, cooperative, sharing and nurturing.
We can do this through forms of meditation, yoga, exercise such
as Tai Chi, concentration, prayer, visualisation and our own form
of creativity, love of art, music, culture, and true civilisation.
We can do this together by creating a new civilisation, a new way
of being and enhancing our relationship and connectedness with the
whole family of humankind.
We can do this by reversing illness and dis-ease on the planet,
by taking responsibility for our health by practicing self care
and preventative medicine and by speaking out against the exploitation
by transnational companies, biogenetic companies and pharmaceutical
We can fight against the injustice of the system which sees the
human being as collateral damage and money as the basic religion
by which the world revolves.
We can contribute towards this second Copernican revolution by
seeking that we ourselves as human beings are the direct inheritors
of the cosmic life force.
Our health, creativity and intelligence are directly tied up with
how we look after our minds and our bodies.
We can do this by taking preventative action. We need to see that
learning and education are part of an ongoing life process and are
not just money making opportunities for corporations which try and
take our power away from us. We can become a force of citizens by
sharing information in order to change our lives.
We contribute change through dialogue and enhance our being through
our own facility and the community through appropriate nutrition,
exercise, yoga, supplementation, mutual sport and natural inner
empowerment to create for ourselves unique and valuable lives that
can influence not only Australia, but the whole world.
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?
In the mission that we are creating in order to change and fulfill
our potential, we have to ask each of ourselves what is our unique
mission in this lifetime while we are here and what do we wish to
contribute to fulfill our own uniqueness and ability.
What is within us that motivates and propels us towards goals which
seem ever more eluding. We therefore need to define our targets.
We need to create around us an abundance of happiness and environmental
support which fulfills our own unique needs. We have to understand
money as being n energy itself and that wealth needs to be used
appropriately and not squandered.
We need to see ourselves in an abundant universe where our mission
is to solve the huge problem of inequity in order to create a more
fulfilling global society.
What impoverishes the developing world also impoverishes us, the
The suffering that occurs in one part of the family of humanity,
influences the other part. National barriers are no longer an exclusion
for the wider involvement of humanity. We are all connected not
only through global problems that we face which are pollution, greenhouse
effects, ozone hole increase, the destruction of biodiversity, overpopulation,
loss of living and non-living resources, but we are also affected
in our very hearts and minds by what occurs to members of our family
in the Middle East, Russia, India and Pakistan and through all the
trouble spots of the world.
We have to think peace, and delegate our peace positively around
the world in order to make change from the field of exploitation
and competition into a world which is cooperative.
We need to see ourselves as being part of a great family where
each woman is a great mother, and each man is a great father.
THE NEW SCIENCE AND THE NEW SPIRITUALITY
'We are at war with the silent army that
we do not even recognise, and we now are on an extinction curve,
faster than at any time since the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.'
'The possibility of a species wide destruction
creates for the first time the necessity of a species wide ethic.'
Unless we can link our consciousness and awareness within the context
of science, our survival capacity will be severely limited despite
all rational solutions. Our biggest problem is our inability to
get along with each other and our constant necessity to compete
with each other in a milieu of dwindling living and non living resources.
The environmental crisis and the crisis of deepening poverty for
many of the world's people are indivisible and enormous changes
of attitude are required if we are to survive.
The dramatic changes in world population, resource utilisation,
and energy consumption hold major implications for the environment.
Virtually every aspect of Earth's ecosystems are affected, threatening
the continual survival of the human race and all life as we know
The institutions and values are now being embarrassed in discovery
that they are contradicted by
1. the systems theory of a conjoint evolution or unfolding of mind
2. the interconnectedness, interdependence and interaction of ourselves
with each other and the world around us.
Will we move ahead on the basis of this knowledge that we have
uncovered, enlivening a positive change to a positive future or
will this knowledge be suppressed in line with the old world view
and its institutions?
'If wars are started in the minds and
eyes of men, then peace must be started in the eyes of men.'
Klaus Toephler, Director of the UN Environment program, Nairobi,
Kenya in the United Nations Environmental Study 2002 Report states,
'the Planet is poised on a precipice and time is running out for
making tough, economic and political choices that can pull it back
from disaster. These choices are critical for the rivers, mountains,
forests, oceans and other life support systems upon which current
and future generations depend.'
This report, made by contributions from more than 1,000 scientists
associated with UNEP shows within 30 years,
3% of the Earth's surface will be absorbed into cities
55% of the global population will suffer severe water shortages
11,000 plant and animal species will be dead or dying
30% of the biodiversity will be erased by the middle of the century
There will be increased emissions of carbon dioxide doubling to
16 billion pounds per year since the 19th century.
The planet will be a desert with urban crowds of people inhabiting
large regions perishing from thirst and water borne dis-ease.
'The highest wisdom has but one science, the
science of the whole, the science explaining the whole creation
and man's placement.' Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Within our collective lives, the more we reinforce the new paradigm
idea and experiences within ourselves as individuals, the greater
we have an effect on others so that we can all have a positive effect
at any one time.
Many Great Humanistic Leaders say, changing the world begins with
changing one's self. The greater consistency of change and evolution
for the better within our own lives, hearts and minds and being,
creates the common ground reality. The more people you may positively
effect (to become causes themselves) and the stronger the impact
we have at any one time influences everything around us.
The above aspects of empowerment summarise what it means to be
truly empowered and to help empower another. There is cause for
us to be facilitators of empowerment, first within ourselves, then
within the hearts, minds and bodies of others. There are so many
creative ways we can work out our roles as facilitators of change.
While we cannot overlook the mysterious impact of community change
involved in our sharing of ideas and experiences, we have a unique
and unprecedented opportunity presented to us at this stage of human
history through the power of mass communication and information
LET US START WITH OURSELVES
The purpose of this small booklet is to enable a force of people
for change to grow in substance and in number in order that we all
may create numerous, holistic and realistic visions of our heaven
on Earth. The time is now!
We have to take action to maintain our voyage throughout time and
space and to establish the harmonious energy required during this
time of great challenge and change.
As a group we have a mission to sustain the planet in order to
give our future generations a beacon of hope for a sustainable and
'Movements and non governmental organisations
are now officially accredited with predicting the energy crisis
as early as 1969, creating alternative fairer energy and sustainable
development strategies and forcing issues of disarmament and peace,
human rights and social justice on the national and international
'We travel together, passengers on a
little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable resources of air and
soil all committed for our safety for its security and peace, preserved
from annihilation only by the work and care, and I would say the
love we give our fragile craft. We cannot maintain it half fortunate
and half miserable, half confident, half despairing, half slave
to the ancient enemies of man, half free in a liberation of resources,
undreamed of until this day. No craft, no crew can travel safely
with such contradiction when their evolution depends on the survival
of us all.'
MIND - BODY MEDICINE
The study of psycho-neuro-immunology is the study of the whole
human being. As a further extension it becomes psycho-social-neuro-immuno-endocrinology
- the inseparable connection between the human being, society and
the environment (human ecology).
We also have the vast advances in social sciences which see mind
/ body medicine as being pre-emptive in its ability to heal and
cure by enabling people to have self mastery and control through
meditation, relaxation, exercise, visualisation, biofeedback and
More scientists are now taking the holistic view of the way things
are connected in systems and process theories.
Dr Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary General, United Nations
and the first Chancellor of the United Nations University of Peace,
'The human species is making enormous progress.
It has a worldwide, almost cosmic knowledge of space and time, and
has global auditory, visual and communication abilities. It has
global hands and feet, through industry and transportation. Through
the Internet, it has a global brain. A global heart is nascent.
A global soul or spiritual renaissance is underway. However, humanity
is still in a primitive stage in its craving for immediate material
satisfactions, craving for power, money and possessions.'
'The next stages will be those of morality,
ethics, distinction between good and bad, extraordinary wisdom and
fulfillment of life, a harmony with Earth, her elements, her nature
and other species, her heavens and the unfoldment of time which
we call evolution.'
'We are witnessing the birth of a new age -
the age of right global values as we take a gigantic step forward
in human and planetary evolution.'
'The revolt against global business is part
of the overall process.'
Scientists are becoming more aware of the birth of a new global
consciousness. The new theory is that on any planet having life
in the cosmos, one species sooner or later evolves to a point of
gaining a total knowledge of the planet on which it lives. It will
then be in its power to either advance or destroy the biosphere
and all of life with which it is in symbiotic relationship. Humanity
has now reached a stage where it needs to acquire a new evolutionary
wisdom which respects nature, the Earth and its basic Laws. We are
no longer our own objective, we have become the caretakers, the
trustees, the shapers of future evolution, the stewards of the cosmos,
and an integral part of it.
'We have an incredibly important evolutionary
role and responsibility.'
We seek to educate all humanity about the miracle of life, the
art of living and the human fulfillment for happiness. Education
is paramount as it is a process of looking at the totality and becoming
again what we were always - human beings.. We are all interconnected
as a huge extended family, reaching out to the cosmos itself. In
this respect, we seek to cultivate within all human beings, cosmic
and universal knowledge by looking at our place in time, the miracle
of individual life, human groupings, the human family, and the universe
and our planetary home.
In the final analysis the main source of education is the media.
The Dalai Lama has stated that in the sphere of international relations
a sense of greater or shared responsibility is particularly needed.
We need the news media to promote a more peaceful and better world
and that there are numerous institutions around the world who are
aiming to create this kind of peaceful and better world. This is
despite the fact that so much sensationalism relating to dictators
and wars and man made disasters are on the front pages of the daily
We need to incorporate these profound elevating and optimistic
conceptions into our everyday life, giving us all a sense of hope
that we indeed may determine our future as co-creators with the
It was James Lovelock who saw the planet Earth as being not an
inanimate object, but a living matrix, a biosphere, full of life,
interconnected and maintaining itself, so that all lifeforms could
exist in symbiotic connection and evolution. With this process of
growth and evolution over the past millions of years, from the seeding
of the primal genome has come a vast array of flora and fauna, leading
eventually to the self reflective consciousness located in the brain
of the human being.
Not many people understand or can grasp the fact that each human
being contains all the vast oceans, mountains, seas, forests and
life on the planet. Nor do they realise, that our consciousness,
given the right stimulation and encouragement, can reach out to
the universe itself unfolding and nurturing the very existence of
Gaia indeed is like a giant organism. Human beings are like cells
in the body of this organism. Gaia is the cause of life, corralescing
and contributing with vitality and energy to the synergy of the
Indeed the tropical rainforests of Brazil are the lungs of the
planet, the seas are the blood and the roots in the trees are like
a circulatory system for the planetary body flushing, cleansing
and purifying the system.
The whole planet breathes by contracting and expanding with a gravitational
pull and the seasons and cycles mirror these changes by the recuperation
of Autumn to the inevitable awakening and birth of Spring. From
a crystal lotus core or heart of the planet arise scalar waves of
universal force that run latitudinally, longitudinally and diagonally
around our planet. These lines of force are like meridians that
carry the life-force within the human body and they interact and
integrate the biosphere into an integrating and synergic matrix.
We see ourselves as beings of light, individual cells in the vast
framework and meshwork of Gaia. We see ourselves as being part of
the range of all living creatures and entities on Earth from whales
to butterflies, from single cells to chrysanthemums, all merging
together as a single living being, covered in light and iridescence.
We feel the sustaining Earth's atmosphere nurturing us, pouring
into our bodies and lives, enhancing and exhilarating our very being.
We are awakening to be part of this project of creativity and love,
nurturing the whole of our star system and reaching out to nurture
the galaxy itself. As part of this meshwork of life, we feedback
into ourselves and optimise our lives in every conceivable way bringing
together the new life and all the various ecological processes that
enable us to create a more sustainable living planet.
We see all our nations and our communities and our politicians
coming together in a giant thinktank to create oneness as we evolve
from a basic caterpillar to a wonderful flying creature. Our collective
intelligence is an enormous tree of life. Even though the tree itself
is 99% inanimate being consisting of inactive wood, the sap rises
through many tiny channels fuelling the greenness of the branches
and leaves. There is that incandescence and livingness which makes
the tree eternal. That is what we human beings are, eternal beings,
quantum fluctuations on a quantum field of life and reality which
makes up and contains Gaia herself, the living planet.
As we look at the planet Gaia in our minds, we see our planet nurtured
by this blue ocean of love and life. Our consciousness arises in
order that we may embrace the circle of our family of humanity and
the biosphere in a circle of light representing wholeness and completion.
STRATEGIES AND ACTIONS FOR INVOLVEMENT
The new renaissance culture aims at enhancing and empowering individuals
in order that we can create a better world. It emphasises particularly
the primacy of the individual through promoting release of stress
through relaxation and meditation and also group and community support
that people may have mastery of their lives and be catalysts for
change in our local and global community. We follow the dictum,
'Think Globally - Act Locally'.
Each person has tremendous power.
When the word 'we' is used, it is used
as a cooperative 'we'. It means that as a collective humanity, we
wish for this positive remarkable change in ourselves and our society.
We now have the opportunity to use 100% of our brains rather than
2%. We therefore wish to enhance people through information rather
than misinformation and create a process, which leads to education
for life, not for the sake of the growth of bureaucratic organisations
and transnational companies. Our aim is to create a network of cooperation,
compassion and the unfolding of humanity where we acknowledge our
inextricable relationship with the planet earth or Gaia and our
We support the individual in making changes in their life and focussing
on their mind, emotions and spirituality so that they may become
whole and self fulfilled human individuals.
We also support the creation of international peace and environmental
conferences which emphasise the global approaches required to create
a unified, sustainable and positive future.
We wish to talk directly to the individual member of our community
As an individual human being, do you
have sufficient rest and sleep?
How is your nutrition and what kind of household goods and cosmetics
do you use?
The vast majority of illness and stress in our society results
from lifestyle. We need to realise that the type of food that we
buy in our stores is mainly processed and often completely devoid
of any essential nutrients and vitamins. Added to this is the huge
rise of cancer in the past ten years caused by the growing amount
of pollutants, pesticides and chemicals in our household products
Pollutants in our environment have created a massive increase in
the incidence of cancer, just as the fat in our foods and unhealthy
lifestyles have created an increase in heart disease, due to obesity
and raised cholesterol.
Key scientific medical trials have shown that yoga, a vegetarian
diet and meditation can reverse heart disease in one year (Dean
Ornish program). Dr David Spiegel in 1989 did the key study which
showed the effect of psychosocial intervention on patients with
metastatic breast cancer. This was a double blind trial and showed
that the intervention group which was taught simple relaxation,
self hypnosis techniques, communication matters and group support
at the end of twelve months had less anxiety, less fear, less depression,
better pain control and improved quality of life. The follow up
also showed that those in the intervention group showed a doubling
of survival time. It seems that an effect of improved quality of
life, seems to equate with improved survival.
Are you having quality of life and are you
enjoying your life? If not, what can you do to improve your life
so that you are taking responsibility for and promoting your own
Relaxation and meditation help to undo the harmful effects of stress.
Like exercise, meditation increases significant reductions in illness
in every single disease category, and as a result of this, insurance
companies in the US and Europe are starting to offer substantial
reductions in life insurance premiums for up to 30% for people who
practice a designated form of meditation regularly.
You have a choice in the kind of meditation you wish to do. You
have a choice in the kind of spiritual path you wish to follow.
Some varieties of meditation and relaxation exercises include:
1. progressive muscle relaxation
2. concentration of the breath in mindfulness and yoga exercises
3. mantra meditation
4. transcendental meditation
5. mindfulness meditation
6. visualisations, affirmations and imagery
All this kind of work is inner work where the person is trying
to reach the conscious and subconscious mind and have more mastery
and control over themselves and give themselves the empowerment
that enables them to change and enables our society and environment
to change for the better. A certain mount of deep muscle relaxation
and rest is important for relieving stress and clearing the mind.
Deep muscle relaxation is profoundly important for health due to
its effects on many body systems and in general meditation has an
effect on the immune system enhancing it, enabling the person to
respond to all stresses with greater poise.
The Faculty of Consciousness
Stanislav Grof said we can have access to every single entity and
consciousness in the universe. We have that facility of being. We
also have to understand that as well as that potential power, we
also have within us, pure consciousness. Silence is an extremely
potent carrier of presence in the access to pure consciousness and
awareness of the self and total being,
It is important to be aware of the gaps between and underneath
the words. Even in noise there is always silence in between and
underneath the sounds. This is the living realisation of your consciousness
and enables you to access with awareness the deepest inspiration
and creativity that you are capable of.
Humanity's future lies in our ability to access the sub-conscious
that we may actualise our creativity into manifest sustainable inspirational
As we begin to follow this path we begin to ask questions such
Who am I?
Where do I come from?
What is the purpose of my life's journey?
What is my mission and quest?
How do I reconcile these ideas and questions with living in the
Then we have to realise that the present in fact encompasses the
totality and that we are all related and connected.
Are you recording your dreams and eating organic food, drinking
pure water, relaxing, breathing fresh air, having walks, meeting
friends and being with the family?
Do you also move and have exercise?
Moving the body is essential for maintaining mind and body communication.
The body is like a self sharpening razor which will maintain itself
if it is operated in a proper fashion.
Do you do yoga or jogging, aerobics,
tai chi, dancing, Aikido, Feildenkreis etc?
Do you take care with your nutrition?
Do you try and avoid eating refined starches
and sugars which are empty calories as they may cause emotional
upsets in people?
You may need to avoid dairy or wheat. You may need to increase
your fruit, salad or vegetable intake and increase the amount of
fish in your diet so that you have more unsaturated fatty acids
which are really good for increasing the functioning of your brain.
Do you eat your meals at schedule and
do you chew your food properly?
Do you also ensure that your living and working
environments are healthy and clean and illuminated with daylight?
Wellness is promoted by an environment that is supportive physically
Do you experience participation what
the greater whole?
Do you have people, pets, plants to relate
Do you have a special friend or partner who
is very close to you that you can confide in?
Do you have a connection with a group of people
who you feel you belong to?
Do you have connection with the infinite intelligence
and consciousness of the universe itself?
Conversation, laughing and talking and being hugged is a good way
to enhance your wellbeing as is singing or playing an instrument.
We need to be opened up in order to express our sense of happiness
and truth in our lives.
WORKING WITH SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
A lot of people around you are depressed. One in five people are
depressed and young people especially are prone to depression and
suicidal thoughts. This is probably because of the food that we
eat and the fact that we live in such alienating and anomic communities.
Cities are very anonymous places. People feel lonely and do not
know how to satisfy their urges and desires for emotional fulfillment
and activity. The body and mind are constantly seeking for new gratification's
and an untrained mind is never still because it wishes to grab onto
one thing or another. In our society young people aren't taught
how to still the mind and how to have mastery over their lives.
They are not taught how to feel joy, pleasure and beauty or experience
the subtlety of things. This is a society of instant satisfaction
and gratification. This is why young people are often street wise
at a very young age, although this may often be a veneer below which
is the sensitive human being.
To what extent can you help the needs of people around you by
being setting an example?
We are in a system which is geared to planned obsolescence which
delights in the band-aid approaches in order to gain money to satisfy
the needs of a powerful elite. We live in a society which is economically
rationalist and has concerns only for the economy and sees people
as necessary fodder for collateral damage for the large transnational
We have to understand that as individuals we are important and
that we can make a difference to this planet which is being eroded
and destroyed by greed, exploitation and a lack of knowledge of
the interconnectedness of things.
This is why we need to stand up and be counted. We need to tell
people about what they can do and how they can bring out their truth
and stop getting ill. We need to work for a more open and skillful
society. We need to create more dialogues and more awareness of
the happiness and beauty in life.
What can we do?
We can have meetings and seminars. We can talk to other people.
We can grow herbs, plant trees. We can take in animals, feed the
birds, swim with the dolphins and play with children. We can walk
or run along the beach and explore the exciting wilderness of the
World, be it in the mountains, the desert, forests, or lakes. We
can immerse ourselves in nature and gain great insight into the
mystery of the universe through this. We can share our own stories,
make poetry, sing an dance and laugh and play as we work together
as a cooperative and nurturing community.
We have to celebrate our existence in our ability to be consciously
Our aim is to go out to the community to promote healthy ways of
living, thinking and being that we may contribute towards a more
wholesome society. We seek to empower the individual and give them
the knowledge that they may create mastery of their lives and seek
for alternatives if they are not happy with what they are doing
at the moment.
We ask people to speak out against economic rationalism and injustice
to the poor and disabled, seeking for an education for all and particularly
concentrating on preventative and health promotion activities.
We seek to enhance the sustainable framework of society in industrial
and environmental practices. When buying goods and products please
check to see that these products are environmentally sound, biodegradable,
recyclable and not over packaged.
We also support responsible business and labour ethics, good work
relationships, equal opportunities and organisations with a good
Our aim is to get education and healing into the community so that
they are aware of what is going on locally and globally. This will
enable people to stand up to create a positive change in order that
we will survive into the future in a sustainable way.
Albert Einstein said 'we cannot solve the problems of the world
with mechanisms but only be changing the hearts and minds of man
and by speaking courageously.'
As an expression of new culture, and the new society, we make a
plea for men and women to open their hearts and minds to what it
really is to be a human being.
We need to help construct a new vision of peace
by developing a peace culture. Humans cannot work for a future they
cannot imagine. Our task is to devise a vision in which we can all
have faith. Peace is a mode of behaviour, a deep path of commitment
to the principles of liberty, justice, equality and solidarity amongst
all human beings. It is a harmonious partnership of humankind with
Spy Satellites can probe to the square foot of any nation and yet
secrecy is present in international affairs and in our everyday
lives. We must encourage openness which will put an end to the fear
and distrust which causes wars and internal dissent and revolution.
We also aim to encourage governments to recognise that there are
new items on the global agenda and we encourage international cooperation
towards peace. We also wish to look at the protection of the life
support systems of the planet, the protection of the diversity of
species and the sustainable utilisation of resources.
We look towards institutional and legal reforms using international
and regional organisations and national governments as well as NGO's,
scientists, industry and the public.
In particular it is the grassroots of the voices of the community
of committed citizens, which will lead to the greatest change. Our
voice will lead to changes in the nature of cooperation between
government and responsible institutions and individuals. We seek
changes in certain forms of international cooperation based on our
significant commitment to this process.
We have to lift humanity out of its blindness, confusion and alienation
and contribute towards the awakening of goodwill, right human relations
and the cultivation of universal values.
We will foster the development of an international consciousness
based on a wide knowledge of science and the arts and especially
knowledge of the human species, its evolution, history, strengths
and weaknesses. We also foster a respect for the sanctity of all
life on Earth, and a dedication to the highest aspirations of the
We stress the part that you and me, that is the ordinary individual
and citizen can play in contributing towards a world without war.
We stress that the individual person cannot survive without a stable
society and owing to the interdependence of nations an individual
nation cannot survive without a stable, global system.
Humanity has reached a turning point and its ability to choose
the future wisely depends upon the existence of a well informed
awakened, and enlightened public opinion.