A friend of mine, Geoff Workman, compiled the chart below showing the astronomical inflation we are experiencing. Inflation is the hidden tax that covers the costs of the $20 trillion Wall St. bailout, the $1.2 trillion dollar war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the trillions of dollars of subsidies, pork barrel and inefficiencies of our Federal Government.
Inflation is not a Republican-Democrat issue, but rather a long standing collusion between the Federal Reserve and Congress that allows money to be “printed” by the Fed out of thin-air and loaned to our government in exchange for interest bearing Treasuries. These treasuries are considered real assets that are leveraged through fractional reserve banking to expand the amount of worthless currency in the world.
Sources: (1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. of Labor; (7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC; (13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury
This “inflation tax” is disguised by the appearance that goods, services, real estate and natural resources are going up in value, when in actuality the value of our currency is being diminished. The money we use as our medium of exchange is tied to nothing tangible and therefore is valueless except for the value we, the people, agree to give it. When we invest our valueless money and receive more valueless money, we really don’t see a gain. 0 x 1 billion is still 0. We merely see a transfer of our time, energy and natural resources being voluntarily exchanged for worthless paper.
The things that are real and valuable are people, planet, natural resources and our health. We, however, allow the destruction and toxificatioin of humankind and our planet for worthless paper, while those that print the paper consolidate the natural resources of the planet and the military might to defend it.
By shifting our values and investing our time and energy in meaningful and direct exchange of valuable goods and services without relying on worthless money, the more we can free ourselves from the tyranny and corruption of runaway central banking Ponzi scheme.
The language of the universe is vibration. We are simultaneously receiving, processing and transmitting vibrations that shape our “reality” in a co-creative jam session with the universe.
Vibrations are the language of the universe. Everything has vibration - from our thoughts, emotions and feelings, to the sounds we hear (and don’t hear) and the electromagnetic spectrum which contains the light and colors we see (and don’t see).
All energy has frequency and vibration. Some of these vibrations are measurable by the devices we have created. For example our brain waves and neural responses can be measured by electroencephalogram (EEG), our heartbeats by electrocardiogram (ECG), and our muscle action by electromyograph (EMG). Spectrophotometry is used to measure the vibrational frequencies of light and materials.
Moreover, the “String Theory” utilized in the field of quantum physics, posits that electrons and quarks within an atom are not 0-dimensional objects, but rather 1-dimensional oscillating lines ("strings") and that these strings are really 1-dimensional slices of a 2-dimensional membrane vibrating in 11-dimensional space. These vibrations create the world that we experience.
Whether the vibrations are of light, by which we see, vibrations of sound, by which we hear, or the vibrations of our thoughts and feelings, we are constantly receiving, processing and transmitting vibrations in a co-creative jam session with universe.
However, rather than accepting the vibrational, non-linear, infinite and chaordic nature of the universe, we attempt to force the infinite miracles of the universe into an illusory model of linear predictability that comfortably fits within the narrow confines of our limited “physical reality.” In this physical reality, we do not relate to the subtle forms of vibrations and energy.
Moreover, in a society where the ego is highly developed and mind chatter loud, it is often difficult to “see,” “hear” and/or “feel” the song of the universe. When we are able to quiet our minds and question our programs and beliefs, we start hearing the vibrational song of the universe.
In order to provide the tools to discern mind chatter and programming from the language of the vibrational song of the universe, it is important to understand how we receive, transmit and communicate with the universe using vibratory feedback loops and spirals. This understanding allows us to consciously “jam” in co-creation, harmony and synchronicity with The Unified Divine (the combination of infinite potential, consciousness and creation).
Much like great jazz musicians jamming together, instantaneously hearing, playing and co-creating with each other in the moment, whatever we transmit to the universe (e.g., think, perceive, emote, feel, and express) has a vibration. The Unified Divine instantaneously receives our vibrational frequency transmission and returns complementary vibrations back to us. We then receive the vibratory transmission of The Unified Divine and immediately transmit back to The Unified Divine our vibration. This vibratory feedback loop is perpetual.
The Unified Divine is always playing the tune for our highest vibration, but is virtuosic and happy to jam with us on whatever vibrations we are transmitting.
Understanding this feedback loop provides us the ability to “hear the tune” of The Unified Divine and play with The Unified Divine in a co-creative jam session of the highest vibration. Like attracts like, but with intention, we can turn the feedback loop into a spiral thereby changing the frequency of our vibration. For example, we can shift the frequency of anger into passion, inspiration and love.
The jam session with The Unified Divine is played on the 7 instruments of our Sensations, Perceptions, Thoughts, Emotions, Feelings, Instincts and Intuition (“Vibratory Receptors & Transmitters” or “VRT’s”). Each VRT carries a unique vibration that is received by, and transmitted from, the corresponding three “Vibratory Consciousness Centers” or “VCC’s”, of Soul, Mind and Body, as follows:
Vibratory Consciousness Centers (“VCC’s”)
Body, Mind & Soul are the three distinct forms of Vibratory Consciousness Centers (“VCC’s”) that play the VRT instruments in our jam session with The Unified Divine. The VCC’s interpret the inputs and transmissions from our VRT’s and express these transmissions into the form of unique energy, consciousness and expression while simultaneously transmitting the resulting vibrations back to the VRT’s and the universe, thus creating the feedback loop of our divine jam session.
1. Body. The body experiences Somatic Consciousness through the instruments of sensations, perceptions, feelings and somatic emotions. The body is an amazing genius that is capable of handling trillions of cellular and other transactions per second. Our Somatic Consciousness is in the present moment of now and processes information in a non-linear parallel manner. Thus, by feeling into our Somatic Consciousness we can become aware of present truth and the plethora of data inputs from the universe without the interference form the past-future linear rationalization of mind.
2. Mind. The mind experiences Cognitive Consciousness and plays the instruments of thought, imagination, cognitive emotion and perception. The mind provides us with identity, individuation, space/time consciousness, logic, planning, cognitive emotion, the perceived perpetuation and navigation of the space/time dualistic human experience. At higher levels of consciousness, the mind provides the capacity to self-realize, the ability to imagine and the potential to transcend linear thought and programmed limitations.
3. Soul. The soul experiences Divine Consciousness and plays the instruments of instinct and intuition. Our souls provide our life force and direct connection to divine zero point/infinity consciousness and potential beyond, where space and time have little meaning. As well, it is our souls that indelibly record and retain the imprints of our consciousness, including all experiences of our VTR’s and VCC’s and the potential of our infinite permutations. Our soul illuminates and energizes our consciousness like a projector shining light through the film strip of our life’s experience onto the screen of our physical world.
Vibratory Receptors and Transmitters (“VRT’s”)
It is through our Vibratory Receptors and Transmitters (“VRT’s”) that we transmit and receive vibrations to and from the universe and our VCC’s.
The instruments played by the VCC’s are the 7 following VRT’s of 1) Sensation, 2) Perception, 3) Thought, 4) Emotion, 5) Feelings, 6) Instinct and 7) Intuition. Each VRT possesses unique characteristics, vibrations and patterns.
Much like the difference between playing violin and drums, each VRT possesses unique characteristics that resonate with the VCC’s that have the tools and ability to “play” the matching VRT’s. Like mastering a musical instrument, the VRT’s and VCC can also be honed through attention and practice as tools to express and manifest one’s desired results. Thus, with conscious attention and practice, we can utilize our VRT’s and VCC’s for the highest expression of our consciousness.
The following provides a summary of the VRT’s:
1. Sensation is the first stage in the biochemical and neurologic events that begins with a stimulus impinging upon the receptor cells of a sensory organ, such as light upon the eyes, sound in the ears, taste on our tongue, smell in our nose, air on our skin. With the exception of the 6th sense (intuition), the five phenomenal senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, limit and filter the massive wave of data we receive each moment, and thus constrain and limit the experience of “phenomenal reality.” Our senses receive raw data from our environment and create information which is transmitted throughout somatic pathways in the form of sensation prior to reaching the mind for processing.
2. Perception is the process of attaining awareness of sensory information. When sensory data reaches our mind, it is generally filtered into a perception that fits our contextual world view. For example, when our eyes sample and filter the light wave data of a tree, we filter, connect and contextualize these shapes in a story that fits our worldview and we then perceive a tree. We have not yet added thought or emotion to our perception of the tree, (e.g., “the tree is beautiful,” or “I feel peaceful when I look at the tree”).
3. Thought is a mental form and process that allows our minds to model, navigate, order, filter, individuate and understand the human a space-time experience. Thought also provides us the ability to be self-conscious and have past and future experiences in the realm of mind. In its ego, space-time, linear form, thought can many times create a worldview and “reality” that is limited and “closed-minded.” At the higher level of functioning, thought ascends into the super-consciousness of imagination. Imagination provides us the ability to form mental images, sensations and concepts, without the need for sensory involvement, although our senses do influence our imagination
4. Emotion is a mental and physiological state associated with a wide variety of stimuli, including feelings, thoughts, beliefs, events, sensations, perceptions and even other emotions. Just about anything can trigger an emotion. Because emotions are so subjective and able to be triggered from so many stimuli, they can involve significant complexity and are often misunderstood.
Emotion in its basic form is an energetic charge carrying a vibrational frequency that seeks expression. Expression is the release of the emotional charge, where as behavior is the outward manifestation of the expressive release, as brought into the world and viewed by others. Such behavior can include reactive expressions such as crying, laughing, fighting and fleeing, or conscious expression such as painting, playing music, taking a run, accomplishing a goal, making love with greater presence or generosity.
Emotions can be “Basic” or “Complex.” An example of a basic emotion is the fear of falling from a great height. Fear of falling from a great height is singular, simple and there to save your life. Love, on the other hand, is complex as it contains many different emotions and vibrations combined together for no direct or specific reason.
Emotions can also be “Instinctual” or “Cognitive.” Instinctual Emotions are generally associated with survival (e.g., fight, flight, food, mating) and are generated from a combination somatic consciousness, sympathetic nervous system and the amygdala. Because Instinctual Emotions are highly somatic, and the body is always in the state of present awareness, these emotions tend to be felt in the “moment of now” rather than forecasting a future, or remembering a past, event. Cognitive Emotions tend to be triggered by thought and involve the prefrontal cortex. This brain region has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behaviors, personality expression, decision making and moderating correct social behavior. Thus, Cognitive Emotions tend to arise from dualistic, polarized, future/past thinking and a plethora of programmed emotional triggers.
Cognitive Emotions often arise as a result of a programmed belief interacting with a circumstance. For example, if I believe making money is good and losing money is bad, when I make money I may experience the emotion of happiness and when I lose money, I may experience the emotion of anger. Understanding our belief systems is valuable for consciously utilizing the charge of emotion to manifest our desired outcomes.
When you notice emotions or behavior that are not in alignment with that you desire to create, ask yourself what thought or belief triggered the emotion and whether that thought or emotion is yours. Often you will see that you are reacting to a thought or belief that is programmed or implanted and that you are not consciously utilizing emotional energy to intentionally create your desired outcome.
5. Feelings are a present time experience of somatic consciousness coupled with cognitive awareness. Since our body consciousness is always in the moment of now, our feelings, which are experienced somatically, are generally much more present and less subject to rationalization, manipulation and fiction. The body does not care about whether you get a promotion or get married to your lover or make money. The body is conscious of its present state (e.g., I feel hungry, I feel amorous, I feel tired, I feel comfortable).
Feelings and emotions are often used interchangeably without much thought to their differences. For example, I feel angry is not an accurate statement. The body does not feel angry. The mind experiences anger as a result of a belief intersecting with a circumstance and the body creates vibrational feelings to match that state of mind.
Examples of feelings include states of being relaxed, tense, agitated, excited, vital, strong, edgy, open, full, attracted, repulsed, closed, passionate, charged, tingly, bubbly, harmonious, healthy, calm, comfortable, hot, warm, cold, vibrant, expansive, light, full, tight and free.
When, however, the mind interprets feelings in the body, the pure and present feelings of the body become distorted and mixed with story, thought and emotion. This is why people often confuse feelings with emotion.
6. Instinct is primarily a somatic impulse based upon ancient memory and universal connection that moves behavior without cognitive interference. Instinct is defined as (1) a natural or inherent aptitude, impulse, or capacity, (2) a largely inheritable and unalterable tendency of an organism to make a complex and specific response to environmental stimuli without involving reason, or (3) behavior that is mediated by reactions below the conscious level.
Much of the inherited patterning and cellular memory of our past evolution instinctually drives our behavior. Although modern humans (homo sapiens sapiens) have “evolved” in thought, culture and society over some 200,000 years, our somatic awareness and instinct are products of genetic and societal survival instincts that dominate our beliefs and behaviors and date back 4.5 billion years to the beginning o planetary evolution.
7. Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason. Intuition provides us with guidance that we cannot necessarily justify rationally. Intuition is generally a cognitive connection between the universe and our soul-mind consciousness or super-consciousness. Intuition generally appears as flashes of insight that are beyond logical reasoning. For Rudolf Steiner, intuition is the third of three stages of higher knowledge, coming after imagination and inspiration, and is characterized by a state of immediate and complete experience of, or even union with, the object of knowledge without loss of the subject's individual ego.
Intuition arises when thought ascends the boundaries and constraints of limited, linear thought processes and expands into the realm of non-linear/non-rational super-consciousness.
Our intuition is, in essence, like an intelligent radio tuner that is capable of playing multiple channels, but automatically tunes into the strongest station that will provide us with the experience most aligned with our higher self. However, sometimes our intuition gives us choices and may shift between “realities” and possibilities. This is because our intuition is already tuned into parallel possibilities and their outcomes. Our intuition allows us to feel and be magnetized toward decisions that will realize our highest purpose and yield the maximum fulfillment of our co-creative vision.
Jamming with The Unified Divine – (Conscious Co-Creation in Alignment with Universal Vibration)
Our ability to powerfully and divinely co-create our world is directly related to the vibrational state we transmit to, and receive from, the universe. When we consciously focus our VRT’s and VCC’s, we can intentionally increase the vibration of our VRT’s and VCC’s, to realize the highest expression of our selves in alignment with divine consciousness.
Thus, if we want to realize abundance in our life, we must bring our VRT’s and VCC’s into vibrational alignment with the state of being abundant. This will send a vibration of abundance to the universe. The universe, in turn, sends us vibrations that match the state of our abundance. Because we are in abundance consciousness, we are open to receiving these vibrations. This creates a feedback loop of abundance vibrations. As the internal and universal vibrations of abundance increase, it leads to the energetic expression of abundance which, when outwardly manifested, becomes abundant behavior, thus manifesting abundance in our life.
The VRT’s that are most in alignment with listening and feeling the language of divine wisdom are intuition and instinct. Intuition comes forth to guide us, when we are feeling and listening to the music the universe is playing. Intuition and instinct directly connect to, and are experienced by, our soul, providing us with a direct connection to divine wisdom, uncluttered by space/time perception, reason and duality. When we are guided by our intuition and instinct, we align to the tune being played by The Unified Divine.
We jam with The Unified Divine when we consciously align our VRT’S and VCC’s ourselves to hear, feel and play the song of The Unified Divine. In our jam session, we become co-creators with the The Unified Divine, adding our unique influence and contribution to the tune. When the tune is harmonious, synchronous and inspiring, we know we are really cooking with The Unified Divine. In this state of play, using a quote from my friend, Dreaming Bear, “we give God goosebumps.” When we feel the vibration of goosebumps, The Unified Divine feels them too.
Here is a to a jam session filled with divine goosebumps!
H.E.A.L.E.R. – Healthy, Enlightened, Abundant, Loving, Evolving Responsible relationships occur when we we take full responsibility for our experiences, our happiness and all we create. The illusion and belief systems that create, attachment to outcome, agenda, manipulation, drama, having-losing, neediness and fear dissolve giving way to unconditional love, divine connection, acceptance, freedom, expansiveness, collaboration, inspiration, the creation of beauty and fully present consciousness.
Overview and Introduction
The unconscious adoption of “acceptable” and limited forms of relationship is the norm in our society. These limited relationship forms include such unimaginative and vague categories as “dating,” “girlfriend/boyfriend,” “engaged” or “married.” Occasionally, alternative forms of relationships such as ”open relationship, ”“it’s complicated,” “boy/boy,” “girl/girl” or “bi/bi” find their way into fringe acceptance, but are generally considered taboo.
While we spend much of our time thinking about relationships, planning relationships and engaging in relationships, we don’t often consciously communicate with each other or intentionally create our relationships. Rather, we sleep walk into relationship categories with vague and basic rules of engagement pre-defined by society.
We not only adhere to these limited forms of relationship, but we actually attempt to force others to adopt these limited forms. . .”I don’t understand why he won’t commit to being your boyfriend. You should dump him.” “If you can’t commit to me exclusively, I don’t want to see you again.”
The prevailing mainstream belief is that getting married represents the ultimate relationship objective and many of us agendize and manipulate for that special day for unconsciously making our wedding vows and spending ridiculous sums of money to let the church and state into our spiritual union.
We are not taught good relationship and emotional communication skills. As a result, we do not generally act or communicate authentically in our relationships and are programmed to believe that somehow getting married will magically fill the in the gaps of our relational ineptitude. Our current relationship paradigms are generally unclear, unconscious, out of integrity and largely dysfunctional.
Maybe that’s why divorce rates in much of the world are so high. . . Marriage is 100% the cause of all divorces (humor statistic) with Sweden and the U.S. topping this list at 54.9% and 54.8%, respectively.
Moreover, ABC News Primetime Live Poll : The American Sex Survey, dated Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, reports that women have an average of 6 sex partners in their lifetimes and men an average of 20. This demonstrates that the rate of “successful relationships” is much lower than the low rate of successful marriages.
Thus, a massively high percentage of relationships fail to meet the definition of “success” sold to us by society.
In 1968 researcher, Shere Hite, shook the foundations of conservative America with her famous “Hite Report” on the permissive sexual attitudes of American men and women. In 1988, Hite released her book, “Women and Love: A Cultural Revolution in Progress” (Knopf Press, 1988) with some updated statistics. Ms. Hite reveals some startling data describing how women feel about contemporary relationships:
There, however, is some disparity in these numbers. According to “Studies in Human Sexuality” by Suzanne G. Frayser and Thomas J. Whitby, the number of extramarital affairs is 50%, which is still remarkably high.
If most relationships are failing (by the current definition of “success”), why do we pretend they are succeeding? Why are we lying to ourselves and each other? Why are we mindlessly adopting relationship forms that don’t work?
This is because (i) we have been programmed to believe that the current forms of relationships actually work; (ii) we fear that we will be ostracized if we engage in a relationship that is unacceptable to our friends, family and society, (iii) there are no other widely disseminated and adopted models for having a healthy, conscious and divine relationship; and (iv) we desire relationships that provide the illusion of safety, security and predictability over an unstructured and unpredictable relationships that provide greater passion, love, growth and truth.
Rather than engaging in relationships as our divine, abundant, fearless, loving and expansive selves, we conform to limited and contracted expressions of love. We put limitations on who we can love and how we express love. We compromise our truth, integrity, freedom and passion, only to resent our loved ones for our compromises. We blame others for our circumstance and the emotions we feel (e.g., “he/she hurt me, broke my heart, made me mad, made me feel insecure,” etc.). Yet we perpetuate a myth that our current relationship paradigms and belief systems are healthy and working.
Despite the “failure” of so many relationships, we go on mindlessly adopting the current relationship paradigms, which often results in an abdication of responsibility, emotional drama, victim mentality, codependency, manipulation, disconnectedness, addiction, fear, attachment, negotiation, selfishness, dishonesty and inept communication.
The foregoing clearly demonstrates that we need to transform ourselves and the relationship paradigm. This starts with changing the definition of “success.”
Maybe “success” in relationship is nothing more than the ability to love fully and presently in the moment without attachment to outcome. We truly only have the moment. If we spend all our time planning our relationship for our life when we’re 80 years old, we will look back on our relationship and realize that all we did was spend our time together planning and that the plans turned out differently. However, if we spend our time fully and presently experiencing each other with great love, passion and inspiration, when we arrive at 80 years old, we will look back at a life and relationship full of great love, passion and inspiration.
Maybe success is being unconditionally loving and unconditionally loved for exactly who we are and being able to express our authentic self.
Maybe a successful relationship is one where the participants inspire each other and create beauty in the world.
Maybe success is having the opportunity to understand oneself more deeply and to grow into a more evolved human as a result of the relationship.
In addition to changing our definition of success, it’s time to become consciously aware of the beliefs and programs that are negatively affecting our behavior, emotions and relationships.
It is time to be aware and have conscious relationships that allow us to be expansive, unlimited, passionate, inspired and in our truth and integrity.
It is time for relationships that create growth and love rather than limitation and fear.
It is time to build the new relationship paradigm of H.E.A.L.E.R. - Healthy, Enlightened, Abundant, Loving, Evolving, Responsible relationships.
Over the past two decades, organizational structure, governance and capacities have undergone critical examination, but largely remain bureaucratic. In order to thrive in the 21st century, organizations must go beyond examination and experimentation into application. New technologies, globalization, voluminous cross-platform-multi-channeled information, and rapidly changing market-social-economic-political conditions are requiring the application of dynamic whole-systems organizational tool chests rather than the one-size-fits-all command and control hierarchical tool(s) of the last 100 years.
It is time for a new generation of whole-systems organizations, governance and leadership that are conscious, evolved, integrated and responsive to the rapidly changing circumstances and information flows of the 21stcentury. These organizations and leaders must balance the needs of their shareholders for profit and growth with conscious choices that promote the good of their employees, their customers, their distribution channel, their community, society and the environment.
Whole-systems dynamics is the process of understanding the interconnected, interdependent interactions within a whole system. For example, whole-systems in nature examine the relationships of elements within ecosystems such how air, water, fire, wind, soil conditions, plants and the movement of animals work together for the ecosystemic survival, sustainability or failure. In organizations, whole systems dynamics are applied to optimize the interactions, efficiencies, experiences and impact of people, structures/infrastructure, communications, capital, information, resources, market dynamics, communities, environment, customers, channel partners, strategic relationships, inventory, governance and processes that work together to make an organization healthy and socially responsible.
Ludwig von Burtalanffy is credited as the founder of General Systems Approach dating back to 1969. So this is not new technology. Whole systems dynamics arose out of the general systems approach and was used mostly in science and economics, but within the last 10 years has been adopted by pioneering corporations and government organizations with great success. Whole systems approaches are now entering an early adopter phase and will see much more rapid adoption and application.
Another interesting application of natural whole systems approaches to organizational governance and manufacturing processes is Biomimicry. Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature's best ideas developed by the planet over 4.5 billion years and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. Studying a leaf to invent a better solar cell is an example - an "innovation inspired by nature."
By applying whole systems approaches and biomimicry, we can redefine "success" as more than just profit, but rather the success of the ecosystem and economic-political-social system impacted by the actions, products and services of the organization.
By applying a different definition of "success" that aligns with nature and developing metrics that provide the necessary feedback to achieve "success," organizations can develop the chest of versatile tools that provide them the ability to optimally respond to a plethora of situations that arise from a universe of possibilities rather than trying to control and eliminate possibilities.
Ecosystemic health of the organization can be achieved by shifting corporate beliefs, behaviors, processes and relationships - such as moving from command, control, blame, disempowerment and a singular "profit-at-all-costs" focus - to whole systems approaches that account for the needs of the individual; employees; the organization; the organization's customers; partners, channel and manufacturers; the infrastructure and mechanisms by which the organization delivers its products and/or services; the shareholders, investors and broader economic markets; the communities that the organization impacts; humankind; and the planet and its resources.
One-size-fits-all models generally lead back to breakdowns in the system requiring more bureaucracy. The universe doesn't conform to man-made forms and structures. We need tools that optimally deal with chaos and rapidly changing conditions. We need tools that are evolutionary and work with the natural laws of the universe and the planet. We are co-creators living within a larger system and can no longer naively expect the universe and nature to bend to the arrogant will of man.
By letting function dictate form and using form as a functional tool, we can obtain optimal results by using the right tool under the right circumstances. If our only tool is hammer, every problem looks like a nail. When presented with a tomato, we hit with our hammer, when presented with a nut and bolt, we hit it with our hammer. If only we had a knife for the tomato and a wrench for the nut and bolt, the outcome of our action could be considerably more efficient and elegant.
The tool chest is provided by the adoption of Situationally Adaptive Organizations (“SAO’s”) that create "Generative Futures."
SAO’s provide us with an integrated, whole systems, multi-structure hybrid that provides us a tool chest rather than a single tool. Each situation dictates which tool is the most appropriate. For example, in a fire a commander-in-chief would be more effective than getting the organization together for a unanimous decision on who gets the pail, shovel or hose. In some circumstances democracy is most effective, in others it may be a dictatorship, adhocracy, matrix, nucleus, chaord, fractal or communism. SAO's match circumstances with governance forms and do not rigidly adhere to single form of governance.
Generative Futures provide a method of clearing past rigidity and forms to allow organizations to make rapid fire decisions. The future is continually created in the moment of "now" and is not tied to past blame, fault, fixes or processes. By seeing the future a blank canvas, the organization can intentionally create an innovative, inspired and transformative future looking forward rather than focusing its resources on the fixing the past and managing the risk of an unknown future.
- “The War on Terror” – Let’s spend more of our energy and money in attacking and interfering with other countries, so they feel threatened and bullied by us and then we can sell them the arms our corporations produce, so they become a threat. Once they become a threat, we can justify bombing them and destroying their cities and culture. When they are ruined and in need of aid, we will arrange for a loan from the World Bank to hire Halliburton to rebuild what our “war against terror” destroyed in our image. And when they can’t pay the loan we transfer the resources and wealth of that country to largest corporations in the world. And that’s how we will end terror.
“The End of Poverty” – Poverty is defined as living on US $2 per day. So when we raise the standard of living of 2 billion people to US $2.01 per day, we can throw a big celebration for having achieved our goal.
Although I am being somewhat facetious in my communication, the foregoing demonstrates how old double negative thought and language is inadequate for solving our problems. While many organizations using the foregoing double-negative problem solving may have good intentions, how effective have they been at solving our problems? Not!
“The War on Drugs” – This means forget about fixing the societal ills that cause people so much pain and desperation that they need drugs to escape their reality. Rather let’s just arrest them and throw them in jail and cause them and their families more pain.
- Abundance: Abundance is the state of being abundant. This state is experienced when we have no perceived lack or need. It is not conditional. Just taking our next breath should provide us with a feeling of abundance, for without our next breath, we would cease to exist in this reality. So breathe deep and feel grateful and abundant.We are living in a universe of infinite possibilities, abundant resources, energy and opportunities. In fact, there are more opportunities to do good for each other and planet then there are people. However, to embrace these opportunities and manifest the required global transformation before we become extinct as a species, will require a substantial shift in our beliefs and behavior.
This shift will require sharing, collaborating, equitability, compassion love,voluntary recognition and exchange of value, and the deep assurance that we are powerful beyond measure with the ability create a better world – a world of A.W.E.
No matter what happens, we have a choice as to how we feel and feelings create vibrations. Vibrations attract similar vibrations. We need to take responsibility for our feelings and the resulting vibration of those feelings. So, even though we may have experiences and belief systems that are disempowering, the more we each individually, and as a species, feel abundant, the more abundance we will attract, create and manifest.
The more we use our energy, to love, create real value and goodness for each other and the planet and the more we share, exchange and circulate our energy, the more abundant we become.
- Wellness: Wellness is generally defined as a healthy balance of the mind, body, spirit and emotions that results in an overall feeling of health and well being. With innovations in integrated body/mind/spirit medicine, energetic and intuitive healing, epigenetics, nutrition, exercise, emotional well-being and consciousness, it is only our limiting beliefs and the perpetuation of a corrupt healthcare system that prevent our wellness.
It is time for each of us to take responsibility for our health and well being and that of the planet. It is time for us to possess optimal wellness and experience the incredible flow of energy through our bodies when we are free limitation, blockage, resistance, toxins and disease. Living in A.W.E.provides a detailed system for living in optimal health. This is accomplished through the M.E.D.I.C.I.N.E. system, which stands for . . .
- Exercise and Breath
- Diet and Nutrition
- Internal Cleansing and Detoxification
- Conscious Monitoring and Optimizing States of Being
- Integrated Whole Systems Medicine and Intuitive Healing
- Natural Connection and Environmental Wellness
- Energetic and DNA Activation
Wellness, like abundance, is a state of being.This state of being is ours to enjoy and use for powerful manifestation.
- Enlightenment: Enlightenment, as used herein, does not refer to a religious agenda or woo-woo spiritualism or a state of non-dualistic consciousness that "I" cannot experience because there is no longer an "I" to have a subject-object experience, but rather means “consciousness,” “illumination” and “awakening” to the truth of our power and our ability as divine beings to build a world of A.W.E. (I know to many that may sound pretty woo-woo, but we do get practical, as well).By becoming conscious of the limiting belief systems that we have unconsciously inherited and adopting new belief systems and an understanding that we are powerful beyond measure, we can rapidly change our individual state and the state of the world from limitation, poverty, war, and inequity into A.W.E.
Enlightenment refers to us becoming one with, awakening to, and remembering that we are infinite consciousness experiencing itself as human. Enlightenment also refers to the awareness that we are far more than our perceived space/time physical “reality” - our egos, body, money and possessions. Enlightenment is about understanding the unlimited potential and divine consciousness we hold in our imagination and the power that each of us holds to create a better “reality.”
Enlightenment is realizing that (i) our consciousness is infinite consciousness creating us, breathing us, and living us; (ii) we are space and form as well as the space and nothingness that defines self and all form; and (iii) we are the unmanifest potential beyond everything and nothing.
I refer to the infinite consciousness is referred to as “The I Am,” the entire physical universe of everything and nothing as “The Creator” and the unmanifest potential beyond consciousness as “Is(n’t)”. The union of the foregoing trinity is referred to as “The Unified Divine.”
When we experience oneness with The Unified Divine, our consciousness shifts from self-consciousness to interconnectedness with each other, the planet and the universe. In this state there is no separation - only unity.
Unity consciousness is the natural state of the universe and is part of our everyday life. Everyday we breathe and experience the space between the in-breath and the out-breath that is neither in or out. Everyday we experience a space between our thoughts.These things are simple and natural and just occur. It is the allowance of the natural rhythm of universal flow that carries us beyond the noise, resistance, confines and illusion of “I”to universal oneness and nothingness, while being neither.
Even beyond the apparent need to breathe, we are 99.9% space. Thus, our physical reality is an illusion, so even our next breath is needed only to sustain the illusion of our existence, but not needed for us to survive as divine consciousness. Upon our last breath, the divine consciousness that generates the quantum field, the atoms that make up our cells and our consciousness, experiences and permutations continues to exist.When we draw our last breath, we merely transform and realize that we are not solid physical human form, but rather consciousness experiencing itself while dissolving into unmanifest potential.
In the unmanifest potential, we dissolve into the experience of “Enlightened Transformation.” We lose all consciousness of self, time, space, separation and purpose.
It is when we return to the self-perspective from Enlightened Transformation that we realize the unlimited potential and creative power we hold. On the other side of nothingness is everything. All possibility awaiting for us to manifest that which is in our higher purpose.
Having said the foregoing, "Functional Enlightenment" refers to the state of being in "flow" and totally immersed in one's actions and being and manifesting one's life from that sate of immersion.
We each have an interconnected relationship with each other and all consciousness, creation and potential. It is this interconnected relationship that makes our individual contribution to the collective, as the zero point and infinity of the universe, so integral to, and profoundly impactful upon all of creation.
Our profound impact and communication with the universe is directly related to the quality and frequency of our vibration. By understanding our the 6 Vibratory Receptors/Transmitters (“VRT”) of intuition,feelings, sensations, perceptions, emotions and thought, and how the unique vibration of each is received by, and transmitted from,the corresponding 3 Vibratory Consciousness Centers (“VCC’s”) of Soul, Mind and Body, we can transform the world.
While engaging in the transformational process, we increase the power and speed of our manifestation and must therefore be ever more mindful of the impact our VRT’s and VCC’s have on each other and the planet.
Since the language of the universe works with vibratory feedback loops, by consciously shifting our vibratory frequency, we can more effectively collaborate with The Unified Divine to manifest our desires in alignment with the highest good.
The issue is that most of us don’t feel, vibrate or believe we are deserving of abundance and fulfillment, optimal wellness and divine oneness, so what we transmit to the universe as a collective consciousness are vibrations of scarcity, toxicity and war, and the universe returns whatever we transmit.
The feedback loop between the collective consciousness and the universe generates an agreement of“reality.” For example, we agree to use central banking currency as a means of exchange and fossil fuels for energy. We agree on what is “appropriate,”“normal,” and conforming behavior.We agree on the time and the place we exist. Practically our entire life is a series of conscious and unconsciously accepted agreements.
This mass (un)consciousness creates “The Global Human Agreement” (“GHA”), which shapes our world and the consensual hallucination we call “reality.” We staunchly defend and perpetuate this “reality” individually and collectively. The GHA acts as a self-fulfilling feedback loop perpetuating the state of the world.
The current GHA has led us to apathetic acquiescence that allows our current civilization to be run by a handful of very powerful banking and industrial interests. The current “machine” is a very powerful runaway train driven by a “profit all costs” mentality, traveling down the tracks of greed, scarcity, destruction and toxicity.
The GHA, however,is changing as more people awaken from their mass slumber to a build a “new civilization” and global community.This global community will be built upon whole systems dynamics,environmental consciousness, ethical sustainability, equitability and justice,social responsibility and creative responsibility. This new civilization will provide for the planet and all living things the right to live in A.W.E. - Abundance, Wellness and Enlightenment.
The world of A.W.E. will not be created by the power elite but rather by action oriented conscious and responsible individuals that have a passionate desire to improve life on this planet. This new civilization will start individually, take root locally with sustainable communities and grow globally.
In alignment with Buckminster Fuller’s personal challenge to future world visionaries, let’s create “a world that works for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time,through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense, or the disadvantage of anyone.”
This dream of new possibilities to manifest a world that works for all life and the planet. This not a dream about hope and change. It is not about fixing the unsustainable old system or applying the same mindset, tools and behavior that created the problems to begin with. Example: "The War on Terror" - We attempt to stop divisiveness, killing and fear with what? More war and killing. We solve challenges with double negatives rather than evolutionary positives.
In a universe of infinite possibilities, I hold that there is a possibility that we can live in abundance rather than end poverty. That we can possess wellness rather than fight disease. That we can bring forth enlightenment that shines so bright that the darkness of ignorance, hoarding, the destruction and bloodshed of war, the toxicity of our manufacturing processes, prejudice, hatred and injustice dissolves into the light creating a world that is abundant, well and enlightened. That is loving, creative, harmonious, generous and respectful.
Using the metaphorical phrase "Tarzan Economics," we need to let go of the old vine so we can swing to the new one, rather than spend our time and energy hanging on for dear life to the old obsolete vine that is about to snap and attempting to fix it with glue and duct tape. It's a bit like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
We spend an inordinate amount of our time, attention and energy on destroying each other and the planet. For what? Money - a bunch of worthless paper that derives its value from scarcity? So we can each have our very own piece of the latest plastic from China that ends up in landfill? For oil that destroys our environment?
The current economy of manufacturing, fossil fuels and the industrialized war machine will be dwarfed by the economy of restoration, regeneration, innovation, information, goodness and transformation.
I am touched deeply by my connection and love for humanity and our beautiful planet earth and am committed to creating a world of A.W.E. – Abundance, Wellness & Enlightenment.
This is a dream. It is not my dream, for I do not own it. This dream is far bigger than me and needs to be shared. I cannot realize this dream alone. To be realized, this dream needs help, commitment and participation by those who share this dream. I am committing my life to this dream. If this is also your dream, let’s share the dream. By giving ourselves to the dream we can realize the dream together. I look forward to our collaboration on AWEinstitute.org.