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It is long past the time when all the people of the world should
have spoken out clearly against the increasing cruelty and violence being perpetrated
against innocent victims, without regard to who they are, whether men, women or
children. The terrorists of this world don't care that the victims have no connection
at all with the struggle that they are engaged in. They believe that by striking
fear into the hearts of people at large, that they will gain many more followers
for their various causes. It doesn't matter whether or not their
struggles are based on genuine grievances. We would be naive to think that they
act like they do without any provocation at all. But all that is achieved in the
end by this kind of violence is to lead the world onto the slippery slope of ever
increasing levels of fear and violence. This will be the heritage that will result.
is very easy to put the responsibility for this situation onto others. We can
just throw blame upon the terrorists, or upon the governments of the world for
acting in directions of self-interest, or in many cases for riding roughshod over
the legitimate interests of other peoples of the world. We can blame the weaknesses
of the United Nations and its structure, or the fact that a few nations hold the
power of the veto in that organisation. We could blame the U.S.A. for pushing
the U.N. to enforce their resolutions with regard to Iraq, while ignoring the
resolutions made requiring Israel to withdraw from the occupied territories of
the Palestinians. We could blame the general level of ethics and morality of people
at large, all the greed, the fear, the lack of regard for others, or any of the
other so-called 'deadly sins'.
But it doesn't solve
anything while people are only blaming the level of ethics and morality of others.
We have all to realise that if we want to live in a decent kind of world, we ourselves
must act decently! The levels of ethics and morality seem to have been declining
over a long period, so that perhaps we all have a lot to do if we really want
to turn the world around. Holding onto the illusion that we ourselves have little
fault in this matter, is probably one of the greatest ills to be overcome if we're
to take our part in creating a better world. Of course, if you thrive on an emotional
addiction to all the excitement and the sensations that you get out of the conflicts
and problems that exist, then don't pretend that you don't like how it is!
those who genuinely want the world to be a better place, there is something we
first have to address. That is being more willing to give time to doing something
about it. We excuse ourselves from this on many counts like the following:
1. "I'm only one person, so I can't really do anything"---. Well,
each of us is only one person. Does that mean no one can do anything? We can form
groups to catalyse action. We can communicate and co-ordinate with other groups
via the Internet. There is a lot we can do if we join together and network! There
is a whole big list of projects just waiting for volunteers. Working steadily
on these would begin the process of putting 'Humpty-Dumpty' back together again!
2. "I'm too busy, I have so many responsibilities and pressures in my life
already, I can't take on anymore"! --- This is one of the main problems in
the world. Possibly, it's the main one. It is tempting to think that we can immerse
ourselves in our own things and the world will look after itself. Well it won't!
You either want a better world or you don't. If you do, you have to give some
time to helping the process. You may have to look at and change your priorities,
perhaps reduce time spent on other personal, even selfish desires.
3. "Governments are supposed to take care of these things! That's what I
pay my taxes for!" --- Funny joke! --- That's NOT what Governments do. They
are already overwhelmed trying to run things; the economics etc., and trade matters,
passing laws, trying to control the direction their countries take on many fronts,
and trying to gain advantage politically. They're not into the task of making
a better world for everyone!
4. "The 'powerbrokers'
of this world are in a conspiracy to create a New World Order, so that the powerful
families of the world can dictate totally what happens. Eventually, anyone who
doesn't comply won't remain in employment. I couldn't afford to put my family
in such a position" --- We can argue all we like about whether or not there
is such a world conspiracy. Whether there is or there isn't doesn't alter the
fact that there will always be people who are at the top of the pecking order.
If you believe that the conspiracy is real, you're best to join us to prevent
the semi-slavery of mankind. If it isn't real, we still need to join forces to
stop the decline into fear and violence throughout the world. Make no mistake,
no place on earth will escape if the trend is allowed to go unchecked.
5. "I'm not really interested in changing the way things are in the world.
I like it the way it is. I like all of the excitement, the problems and the conflict.
I don't mind that there is so much suffering in the world: hunger, homelessness,
terrorism, torture, etc., (just so long as they don't ever happen to me!)"
--- O.K! At least you are being honest, even if not realistic. Karma will probably
look your way some day, whether in this life or in the next, wherever that happens
6. The list could go on for pages. Perhaps, here you could write
in your own pet reasons for doing nothing! If you're unwilling to review these,
and let go of them, well then, stop asking the world to change itself for you.
Evidently life is so good for you as it is, that your own personal satisfaction
is all that matters. Then, accept the world with all its violence and injustice,
for by default, you empower it to remain just as it is!!
case anyone thinks I'm trying to make people fearful or feel guilty, no, that's
not so at all! How could joining up with other motivated people to help turn things
around, be other than a joyful experience.
making anyone feel guilty, no, what I'm actually doing is getting you to look
at some facts about the situation and how you really feel about the way things
are in this world. If you are perfectly happy with the way things are, that's
up to you. I don't look for you to feel guilty. But if you really don't like the
way things are, and are not willing to do anything about it, and this brings up
feelings of guilt from somewhere at some level of your consciousness, you will
possibly feel quite annoyed with me. But it's not my doing if feelings of guilt
arise. Those feelings with regard to what we're discussing will have been there,
below the surface for a long time. They are your own creations. I merely got you
to look at some things, and feelings that have previously been covered over and
repressed have re-emerged. This at least indicates that you are still open to
your own soul, something that a lot of people cannot still say! What you do with
this is yours to say, and what effect this has upon the status of your soul in
the future is totally up to yourself. You can't really justify holding me responsible
for it! It is simply a fact that things being how they are, any really genuine
person must face up to and decide what stand to take on this issue. Just letting
it go by default on the part of most of us is what has allowed things in the world
get to how they now are!
This task has many parts. That
is why the solution has to be a wholistic one. The term wholistic is coined to
convey wholeness. The world is like Humpty Dumpty, it has to be mended, or made
whole! Wholism is a combination of the concepts of Holism, Wholeness, and enlightened
Holism: This is the concept that there
are several different layers, levels or modes within the whole of existence. If
something is wrong somewhere, it's necessary to address it or fix it in the area
or level at which the problem came into existence, plus any other area that has
suffered damage consequent to that. To do this requires a comprehensive and accurate
understanding of all of the factors involved. If you want to fix a faulty motorcar
engine, then you won't do it if through improper understanding you think that
traction is the problem. If there's something wrong with that engine, you have
to have a good understanding of the engine parts and how they function together,
and not in ignorance, try to fix the traction system!
it comes to the matter of human existence it's the same. There are several different
areas, modes, or levels of consciousness, energy and activity, all acting together,
hopefully in a cohesive and integrated fashion. If something goes wrong, then
it's necessary to have a comprehensive understanding of the real areas where things
went wrong, and address those. It's the same whether it's a personal problem of
a single individual, or a social problem. And if there is a violent group of people,
just wiping them out doesn't repair it permanently, because the problem that invoked
the violence remains, and will rear its head time and again until the correct
problem is addressed and corrected. You would think that humankind would have
woken up to this already, after so many thousands of years of trying to fix recurring
problems by wiping others out! Or is it that we are addicted to having problems?
If so, perhaps it's time humanity came out of adolescence and learnt to work creatively
together. I know that a sense of adventure is a requirement of the human spirit,
and without adversity, there can be no adventure. However, there are much more
creative and wholesome adventures to be had than the violent ones with which we
Another aspect of wholism is the concept
that every part of existence is part of a single unified consciousness which exists
pervading the world of space, time and form, but also transcendent to it within
the nature of the Eternal. Whether you call this 'the Universe', 'God', or 'Cosmic
Consciousness, I don't think matters at this time. We are all entitled to our
own view of it, and to our own pathway to evolving human awareness. But it does
help to have a proper understanding of the different areas that are involved in
our makeup and our human consciousness. Each of these 'modes' works to its own
and different set of laws. For that reason I will take a few moments to briefly
outline them here. We will begin with the most 'solid' modes of existence and
then work our way through the less solid levels:
1. The material world composed
of space, time and form that is the home of our bodies.
2. Our biological
bodies, which are a meld or composite of the material element and the 'life-force'.
3. The healing and life-maintaining energies and energy flows, which the Chinese
philosophers called Chi energies and with which the practises of acupuncture and
pressure point therapy work. Some call this the 'etheric' energy level.
The emotions and their energies, and which act to translate our thoughts into
5. The world of the human mind, and the many and different functions
6. The inner 'soul', which some would say is the world of our meeting
place and 'oneness with God, (if we don't close it down or allow it to atrophy).
7. The world of intuition and inspiration, and of spiritual energies, that are
available to anyone who maintains an open soul.
The 'transpersonal' area of being, which is where we transcend our illusion of
separateness of the 'ego' and experience that at this level, we are part of a
Oneness, or Unity of the whole of mankind and of existence as a whole.
for a little while to consider the last item. Its not difficult to realise that
bringing people all over the world to an awareness of and a participation in this
mode of existence, would transform our social relationships, and lead to a more
peaceful and creative adventure for the world. For indeed, this carries with it
the realisation that if we act harmfully to others, then we actually cause damage
to ourselves at this level of our own being, and also to our soul activity.
This is the second element in the title of our Network, The Wholistic Communications
Network. The concept of wholeness is the same as the concept of wholesomeness.
It is also the concept of bringing people to wholeness in every aspect of their
lives. This requires that they receive adequate and proper educational communications
leading toward enlightened understanding and activity which is the third element
in the nature of the term 'Wholism'. This leads people towards the ability to
achieve their highest potentials, and imparts a sense of wellbeing that is of
profit to the peace and harmony of the world for all of us.
This world is beset with misconceptions, wrong ideas, and
with harmful conditioned awareness of all manners and varieties. It is also obsessed
with the idea that others must be pushed aside in order to obtain what one requires.
This is a wrong idea, and it is deeply ingrained in human consciousness. There
need be no shortages. There are resources enough on the planet. Insecurities,
greed, and the desire for power over others (instead of power with others), lead
a minority of people to want to command, to the detriment of the majority, the
greater part of the resources of this world.
problems arise because of a special type of consciousness that is prevalent on
this world. That is
'Fear-consciousness'. Fear is merely the opposite of love.
I am not referring to sexually motivated love, but to the love generated by the
sense of brotherhood (or sisterhood) and oneness that resides in the soul. Not
the so-called 'emotional soul', but the soul that experiences the spiritual oneness
of all things. It requires people to understand their inner selves at all levels,
in order to better understand and love others and have the welfare of others at
heart. This kind of consciousness is called 'Unity Consciousness', and it is achieved
when proper inner understanding allows a person to transcend fear-consciousness
which is generated by the idea of our 'separateness'. This sense of alienation
is created and maintained by a projection of our minds, known as the human ego.
It is reinforced by bad experiences at the hands of other people who were also
motivated by fear and alienation and by misunderstandings and misconceptions about
the nature of life.
You may exclaim what a huge task
it would be to change all of this. Well of course it can't be done overnight.
That doesn't mean that the process shouldn't be started. Its high time that it
was started, because if not, the human race has a bleak future. To be willing
only to put energy into it if it could be completed in our own lifetimes would
surely be the height of selfishness. In any case, what about our children and
our children's children! And what if it turns out that reincarnation is a reality?
Then what kind of a world do we want to return to? Don't forget that the great
movements of the world often began very precariously and via someone with a vision
and a small band of supporters. But, by a combination of energy and good management,
they multiplied and brought their influence to the world.
So, let us
together, begin a process of becoming informed of the true nature of our inner
being, and then playing a part in communicating it to others. All of this exists
in written form. It just is waiting for you to join, to share a modest amount
of time, energy and enthusiasm. Or if this is impossible, to donate funds or resources
however you see fit, because unfortunately, in today's world no one can get far
without funding and resources.
MISSION STATEMENT: To work
in the fields of communication, training, workshops and the internet to promote
and bring about enlightenment, and the understanding of wholistic principles and
living, so that over the span of time our world becomes a happier, healthier place
in which to live. By this process, to reduce the levels of distress, need, physical,
emotional, mental and spiritual problems, criminality, war and violence in the
In order to be a wholesome and healing influence in the world, we must ensure
that our principles harmonise with and assist the activities of the many other
organisations and networks that work as best they can to overcome the problems
of the world. Although our outlook may differ in some respects, we believe that
the members of other groups, organisations and religions will be able to adapt
our knowledge, principles and insights, in order to enhance activity within their
own organisations and within their own lives. Additionally, as our time and resources
allow, we look forward to dialogue with them, where this would be helpful. We
are not attached to any religious or other kind of organisation. We may however
seek to encourage as many of them as are compatible with our aims, to become associate
members, so that there can be mutual support.
1. To encourage interested people over
a wide range of skills and abilities, to join us in creating a network of volunteers.
2. To organise the volunteers so as to man the various sections and areas
within the network.
3. To train the volunteers in wholistic awareness, so as
to enable them to live fulfilling lives in a personal sense, and in application
to their own roles within the network.
4. To create a network model that can
be followed all over the world.
5. To seek support, sponsorship, funding and
help with promotion and resources from individuals, businesses, corporations,
project funding trusts, governments, and all kinds of helpful groups and organisations.
To enrol the widespread membership of people everywhere, and from all walks of
life, and also the associate membership of all worthy groups and organisations
where our aims and principles are compatible.
FOR THE FORMED NETWORK:
1. To propagate wholistic
awareness, and to catalyse and encourage the spread of the Wholistic Movement
throughout the world. To do this in such a way that governments, major organisations
and other networks will recognise in our movement a wholesome one for the long-term
benefit of their own countries, followers, and people of the world in general.
Thus we hope that they will be happy to assist our work wherever possible.
To begin working upon a series of projects towards the achievement of our mission
statement. Some projects will be common to all areas of the network. Others will
be generated in the different areas within the network, according to the goals
of the participants.
3. As we become financially
strong, to employ salaried staff who will work to support the network and its
FOR THE FORMED NETWORK:
1. To teach people
how they may remain emotionally and mentally healthy despite the stresses of daily
life and relationships. Also to give instruction in a special method so that people
themselves are able to release and clear stress easily when it occurs.
To educate people as to the true nature of their being in all its aspects and
dimensions, including Unity-Consciousness, and how to overcome and transcend fear-consciousness.
Also to demonstrate the true nature of the soul and how it is that keeping it
open prevents stress from forming. This is beneficial not only to those who practise
it, but also to everyone near to them as well as to society as a whole.
To teach people how to organise so that world leaders are encouraged to act creatively
and co-operatively together for the actual welfare and wellbeing of all peoples,
and in all countries. Also towards this goal, to encourage world leaders to work
to reconstitute and empower a true United Nations Organisation.
To encourage links with a multitude of various support groups that exist throughout
the world, and who work tirelessly in many different ways to serve people with
problems and difficulties and in a wholistic way, (whether they think of themselves
this way or not). We acknowledge them and recognise that they are truly our brothers
and sisters in spirit!
5. To set up projects to develop
our network in all spheres of organisation and activity, and to attract helpers
with the skills and abilities to help us to achieve this.
To encourage members in all places to set up wholesome projects for bringing about
improved conditions and awareness and for betterment and harmonious living and
towards the accomplishment of our mission statement.
THE VOLUNTEERS THAT WE SEEK.
We need many volunteers
of all types, of all kinds of organisational skills, and people interested in
educating people wholistically in accord with the outline contained in this work.
the first instance we require people skilled in the following areas so that we
can man the forming organs of the network.
with computer skills in all areas and working with the Internet.
able to assess volunteers as to their skills and abilities, and to place them
Communicators able to express things persuasively and with clarity
at personal or media levels.
Communicators to work via letters and e-mail.
to scout for funding from wealthy people who could be interested in our work.
People with liaison skills.
Policy creators and co-ordinators.
with media knowledge and contacts.
People interested in the creation and running
of a wholistic magazine.
Educators, especially those interested in communicating
on things of the inner person at all levels.
People who understand goal setting
and planning and the ability to break down goals into achievable targets.
and resource scouts.
People with accounting skills.
People interested in the creation of charitable trusts
with political lobbying skills.
People who have contacts with environmental
protection groups and organisations.
People to conduct public surveys.
People to scout for premises.
People to create pleasant social events
to create good morale.
No doubt there will be other
kinds of volunteer needed, but those are the main ones I can think of just off
be arrived at through brainstorming via groups and Internet. One policy that I
believe is a must is that our financial accounts should be open to scrutiny by
our supporters and by the public, to show that no financial wrongdoing, or misuse
of funds occurs.
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