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Systems and Transformation

Millions of systems exist in the universe we inhabit, from the sub-atomic systems of electron cloud probability to the cosmic flotation of great planets in the field of super novas. Systemic organization is molded on foundational laws and axioms that describe a system’s nature and enhance our understanding of its future evolution. Societal structures and values currently describe animal existence as well as they do human aspirations, with recent economic and psychological trends manifesting themselves in the wake of social darwinian discourse and financio-political marriages that undermine the common weal through an ideological and oligarchical matrix. The law of the jungle has become the ideological and social norm as legality has been divorced from morality. Modern social attitudes mirror the vulgarity of the jungle in our willingness to accept conditions en mass that foster no alternative except the struggle for survival. As the primary occupation of its inhabitants, the struggle for “limited resources” within a purported environment of “unlimited wants” is systematically unweaving the fabric of emotional and social prosperity. Duped by this vociferous discourse a smaller and smaller multitude remain presently healthy to recognize and diagnose the malady where it is seen. Seduced masses and their elected representatives consider the situation normal, accepting competition for survival as the ideal organizing principle of social prosperity.

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In some respects the condition of our society is worse than a jungle. In a jungle the strong attacks the weak, but only to satisfy his momentary hunger. In our social arrangements a larger corporation eats a smaller one, not because it has some immediate need for survival, but because it has longer term ambitions. Additionally the tool of war used in jungle is driven by instinct, while the tool of war in human society is driven by calculation and reason. And reason is a far more lethal weapon than instinct can ever be.

This is quite a striking point indeed, that animals have only an animal nature, shaped and designed for struggle for survival, often in balance with the larger ecosystem. Humans have this lower animal nature, but also a higher spiritual nature. And it seems that, currently, human consciousness and social structures are gripped by and perpetuate our lower animal nature, in a highly calculated, systematic, and rational way – with a force and efficiency that animals could never achieve. Our innate higher nature is being used to facilitate the execution and deliverance of our lower nature, the cost of which is taking its toll on all aspects of life, such as family life, education, economics, and the environment, to name a few.

All the more reason that translating the latent potential of the oneness of humankind has become an evolutionary imperative upon which the well-being of humanity urgently depends. The longer we deny both recognition and action on this oneness, the more prolonged will be the suffering we collectively experience. And oneness can manifest at the grassroots level, in daily life.

Does anyone have examples of relationships characterized by oneness that they see around them?

We are unaware of the cause of the disease afflicting humanity, and and have no knowledge of the remedy. For society to effect change and administer a remedy for the ills afflicting it, a disease must first be detected. Until this happens, humanity will continue to languish under the pretense that it is “healthy.” It is only when we gain an understanding of our true human nature, borne of the soul as an expression of the inherent oneness of reality, that we can identify disfunction in the body of humanity. If the vast majority of the world suffers from a disease, how much more difficult to identify that disease as “abnormal.” It has become the mode, which, when generalized, offers dangerous statistical evidence “proving” the nature of man. We operate on erroneous assumptions about human nature, therefore promoting and raising them to the level of truth. Man has an inherent attraction to the concept of truth, which, when centered around a pivot of competition, provides impetus to foster our lower nature through use of higher nature functions such as reason.

“Unity is a condition of the human spirit. Education can support and enhance it, as can legislation, but they can do so only once it emerges and has established itself as a compelling force in social life. A global intelligentsia, its prescriptions largely shaped by materialistic misconceptions of reality, clings tenaciously to the hope that imaginative social engineering, supported by political compromise, may indefinitely postpone the potential disasters that few deny loom over humanity’s future.”

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