present, we are just a few individuals who realise that a new level of awareness
is within the grasp of mankind through the insights and technologies available
within the philosophy of Wholism. If you have read from the various articles presented
on this web-site, you will have some idea of its scope. I recently did a 'Google
search' on 'Wholism', and found about 38,000 entries. Many of them seem to have
much the same insight and philosophy. Imagine if we could all get together for
a symposium on the subject, and how to bring into being its ideals and projects.
I live in the beautiful country of New Zealand, and suggest something like a five-day
conference be organised in Auckland, to activate and energise all of our mutual
Much of my life has been spent in discovering, and eventually, creating
methods that people may easily learn to clear away the effects of the stresses,
frustrations and upsets that get in the way of happy fulfilled lives. This has
a bonus for anyone in relationship, or contact with the users of these simple
methods. They are not then subject to being afflicted by the emotional upsets,
negativity, frustrations and stresses, that associates, friends, family, and loved
ones so often inflict on those around them.
Imagine the wellbeing for humankind,
if all people used these methods, and so were able to remain positive and happy.
have also devised a program that Governments may use to educate teenagers in order
to raise the general level of mental health of society, and to reduce the youth
These methods are currently being written up, and can be
incorporated into the technology of the Wholistic Movement.
makes it easier for the individual to function better in the spiritual and soul
domains, and as these are vital aspects of life, cannot be left out of the wholistic
model of living.
Moving now to the future, we visualise a greater level
of wellbeing and wisdom for humankind, as wholistic education, insight, and technology
spread, and become widely used world-wide. For this to happen will require the
formation of wholistic groups throughout the world, and a Wholistic umbrella organisation
to devise and forward action programs to catalyse social transformation and well-being.
am now in my elder years, and will have to leave it to others to act with the
necessary energy to bring the vision into reality. The sketch of a vision for
the creation of a Wholistic Network Headquarters Organisation, that follows,
is just a vision. I write as though it has been brought into being already, but
I do that only to bring to life and to clearly illustrate how it may be brought
into existence. Here is the story, and the 'dream'. I hope that they may become
apart of your story, and your dream.
of a Wholistic Network Headquarters Organisation
We began as a brainstorming group consisting of 6 members. We had meetings
every 2 weeks initially, to come to some consensus on how to grow first into a
Founding Group, and then into the headquarters of a Wholistic Network that would
catalyse a world wide Wholistic Movement. Soon, each member brought a new interested
person to our brainstorming group, so then we were 1 dozen founder-members.
group is in possession of much knowledge and insight on how to begin, and then
forward a process of raising the level of awareness of, and the emotional and
mental health of people, and to then get things going in order to expand this
throughout the world. We wanted to start something to bring about a wiser, more
mature mankind that we potentially are capable of becoming, given the needed funding
and the sponsorship necessary to obtain for the forwarding of our many envisioned
Mankind needs to reach a new level of wisdom in order to prevent
the dangers of the serious misuse of the powers bestowed upon it by the huge and
rapid advances of science. We are now within reach of the ability to unleash a
Pandora's Box of serious problems through misuse of our powers. Destruction of
a habitable environment is only one serious problem. Possible nuclear radiation,
or destruction is another. Then there is the possibility looming of the ability
to genetically engineer the crossing of humans with animals to create chimeras.
A temptation would be (on the part of unethical people, to use these as a slave
underclass). What sort of a world could we be creating, if we don't somehow manage
to bring mankind into much closer tune and accord with the higher nature, inherent
in all of us. This is in the form of the spiritual soul, the qualities of which
are love, brotherhood, insight, compassion, kindness, and wisdom, and not motivated
by greed or lust for power.
This doesn't mean that we need to be perfect.
Just that things have gone out of balance, so that some greater degree of the
above soul-qualities are needed now to bring balance and wisdom to a better level,
so that mankind may survive and prosper. We can then move forward towards a better
adventure upon this playground that we call Earth.
To return now to the
activities of our Founding Group; we decided to work to gain another six founder-members,
then to divide into pairs. Each such pair created would take the responsibility
together, for creating one of the different subgroups that would act as organs
working together to establish and expand the achievement of our objectives.
the medium term there may be needed more than nine sub sections for our organisation,
but one has to start off at a basic level, and expand to a full complement of
the necessary functions as we gather strength, resources, and funding. At one
of our meetings we brainstormed to arrive at a consensus of which nine basic subgroup
functions were going to be most needed in order to grow and expand successfully.
These we decided were the following:
and Membership Recruitment Activities
both of individuals and of affiliate groups)
of information about Wholism,
its insights, technology, and objectives (Includes creation of a magazine)
Communication, contact, and interaction
both public and personal levels) to foster activity and growth. Includes computer
use and know-how
Fund Raising and Accounting
Recruitment, Training, and Post Assignment
and salaried staff, as sponsorship funding available.
of Courses, Seminars, Discussion-groups and Public Talks
of Wholistic Projects
(to be undertaken as funding
Governing Council and Policy
The pairs for each sub-section
began to set up and develop the activities of their sub-groups, whilst the subgroup
for finding voluntary staff began recruiting activities to provide the several
subgroups with voluntary staff members.
The voluntary staff began working
from their own homes, and communicated between themselves as needed by telephone,
email, and meetings as needed and appropriate.
An intention was established
by the governing council to find a headquarters and working premises for the staff.
This, either by being given free use of an unused operating space by a sponsor
for an initial establishment period, or else from the donation of operating capital
by wealthy supporters, from which to pay for rental space.
The staff recruitment
group decided to go all out to find a further two voluntary staff members for
each subgroup as soon as possible, so as to increase the effectiveness and activity
level of the whole endeavour.
This would initially be by use of advertising
in the few local and trade newspapers that provide some free advertising space
for non-profit groups. Also, low-cost advertising is sometimes available on certain
TV. Channels, for non-profit societies, this funded from membership fees and donations.
Other recruitment methods could be by house-to-house canvassing, following up
leads provided by supporters, communication on the Internet, possibly by use of
talk back radio. Possibly, the promotion of the purposes and activities of our
organisation whilst canvassing for free advertising from media organisations and
magazines and journals. Such methods could be expanded into some paid-for promotions,
as sponsorship funds become available.
At the end of the first six months
of activity, each subgroup had gained a volunteer staff of four persons.
general membership numbered thirty-five persons, and our affiliate group members
totalled eight groups and affiliated organisations.
By now, the industrious
work of the fund raising subgroup had resulted in accumulation of $10,000 of funds.
Additionally they were in contact with a multimillionaire who appeared to be very
interested in the goals that we have, and was considering the donation of very
substantial funding in support of our activities.
Now that we had achieved
some basic funding, we were able to finance the first stages of some programs
and activities. The first of these was to set up a course to instruct people in
how to use simple techniques to raise their personal emotional wellbeing. This
includes a simple but effective method to release day-to-day stresses and emotional
frustrations and blockages. This, once understood and used, raises the morale
and happiness, not only of the individual concerned, but also benefits their families
and associates. This occurs through the friendly positivity that grows and replaces
whatever negativity and emotionally upsetting stresses and frustrations that used
to be inflicted on those in contact with the individual.
friends and associates are impressed, and learn to use the same techniques. As
success breeds success, the delivery of courses becomes more widespread. The model
of our group is propagated on the Internet, and enthusiastic followers in other
countries create similar and affiliating groups. Our group supplies them with
all needed information, technology and written material that can be used as a
toolkit for setting up the model to grow new and effectively active Wholisic groups.
Such activity then begins to spread throughout the world.
In the meantime,
good works by the other subgroups have caused a general advancement of our activity
and effectiveness. More volunteers join our staff, and the membership and affiliate
membership ranks. The fundraisers have communicated all over the world, contacting
potential benefactors who support our principles, goals and projects. More funding
begins to flow in at a higher level enabling us to further expand our projects
There is by now a healthily functioning program of courses,
discussion groups, public talks and seminars functioning to educate the public
about Wholistic principles and wisdom. These are educating people in how to live
more in tune with the inner spiritual soul which is our most fundamental essence,
and is in fact both part of and at one with the Cosmic Intelligence behind all
of existence. This increases the general sense of fulfilment, wellbeing, love,
and brotherhood for others, and a sense of the togetherness of all people and
Eventually, as this in-tuneness with the deeper soul spreads through
the world, the crime rate begins to fall. Reliance on drugs and alcohol abates,
as people find that contact with the inner soul, and following its lead, brings
inner satisfaction and fulfilment into their lives. This is because the general
sense of separateness fear and alienation generated by that area of the mind we
know as the 'ego,' no longer dominates. It is transformed by the release into
activity of the soul-energies.
Mental and emotional-health begin to improve
generally, as the results of all these programs takes effect. In time, all of
this leads to greater co-operation between countries, which begin to work together
under a reconstituted United Nations Organisation.
Alongside of the changes
wrought by living more in accord with the soul and its ways, The whole spirit
of mankind is gradually regenerated. The goal is not perfection, but to create
a better adventure on this Earth. The inner Spirit is not the same thing as the
soul. In the territory of Spirit is the spirit of adventure that embodies our
lives, as well as the will to work to enhance the wellbeing of all life.
the new level of awareness and insight about life that has become widespread has
brought mankind to a new wisdom. This allows us to ethically deal with all of
the powers unlocked by the advances of science, and so to be able to repair any
damage that was done to our living environment. A new age for mankind is thus
the dawn of a new civilisation.
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Laurence Black, 7th June 2006.
as catalyst for the formation of a World Wide Wholistic Education Foundation.
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