Soul Education for Social Change - From Intellect to Intuition

January 24, 2017

From Intellect to Intuition
Education in the World of Tomorrow

Nina and Domen participated in a day of talks, discussions and meditations that took place simultaneously in London, New York and Geneva – on the theme of from Intellect to Intuition. In the book From Intellect to Intuition it is suggested that: “the nature and true significance of meditation, and its use on a large scale in the West ... may eventually supplant the present methods of memory training, and prove a potent factor in modern educational procedure.” “Can the development of the intuition find its place in modern education?”



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Soul Education for Social Change - Nina Meyerhof

The 21st century holds the greatest possibilities for an integrated peaceful and prosperous global community. Connected by telecommunications and a growing spirituality, humankind has a chance to actualize an evolutionary state of being. At the same time, never before has never the future been more challenged by worldwide terrorism, poverty, rapid climate change and inadequate education as well as health care and geopolitical unrest. The kind of world that the next generation will experience will depend upon the collective vision and intention of world leaders. As long as the global culture is grounded in fear, greed and scarcity, we will continue to waste our human and financial resources on war and destruction. As we shift towards love, compassion in education, we will deploy resources for the common good, lifting up all people to a life of hope and security.

Today, science and spirituality are coming to the same conclusion – that all people are intrinsically similar; the human genome project has proven that we are genetically 99.9 % alike with only 1 tenth of one percent that makes us different. Until we realize that “I am you and you are me”, only then will right action and thought be supported by the universal laws of nature. Until we can concentrate on what makes us the same instead of what makes us different, only then can we deal with the challenges ahead. It is imperative that we spend our time and resources on young people, supporting leadership and educational experiences that promote respectful communities, common ethics, sustainable practices, peace, and economic opportunities.

Education comes from the word educare...this means to draw forth or lead out. Education is a calling...a vocation of passion for individuals who care about our next generation and our collective future. Educators today are often bogged down by the subjects they teach so that they often forget they are builders of this most important future- a future culture. The young people are not only inheritors of our past but are also our initiators into the next phase of cultural evolution. They are the architects for the coming phases that include social, cultural and global development. They have the potential to move beyond imitating what has come before, but rather to imagine the scaffolding for structures that lead us into a better future.

If we are to change our behaviors to realize our samenesses and our connectivity, then our educational system must also alter. Our systems need to reflect this deepest understanding of what it means to be human and to live at a time when the essence of a global society is truly and interconnectedness of all intentions and deeds. The need for moral education and the rising potential of the empowered voice of individuals has been in a process of evolution. To take this deeper is to know that the next relevant educational model is to educate for tapping into higher consciousness and translating the experience into societal actions for external global harmony. We must lead with our hearts, use our minds to further our understandings of how our universe works, and then to learn how to behave as one family of humankind.

Our present day schools are institutionalized by rules and regulations and tend to be a holding a mechanistic view to maintain status quo.. The focus is on downloadedable informtion. They are slowly becoming aware of the need to alter their purpose but are so reluctant and compelled to produce successful students- students that succeed in the world of materialism we have developed. Thus the focus is on success defined by financial success and the continuation of competition between individuals.

In soul eduction there is a letting go, an acceptance and at the same time growing understanding and acceptance of fullfillment of the self. In this model giving and receiving are vitally relevant. The soul becomes the expresion and is in knowing that one is revealing and offering an individualized purpose.

Our Higher Consciousness is calling us to remember the true purpose of life. Our Higher Consciousness no longer wants to only function on an integrated personal level. Our Higher Consciousness is calling us into greater understanding. We are being asked to find deep appreciation of diversity and, yet, realization and integration that the sum of all parts do make a greater whole. We are the family of man. We are One Humanity. Our lives must encompass justice and sustainability.

World Service is the outer manifestation of the inner realization that we are all One. As I meet the other, I am meeting the self. As I meet the self, I have givingness for the other. If I do not feel depleted and fearful of not having, I give and I receive and am in balance with nature’s call. With this we collectively become builders of the new culture....the Culture of Peace.

There has been a declaration calling this the decade for the Culture of Peace and Nonviolence. This manifesto is written and supported by all the living Nobel Laureates and UNESCO and in a resolution from the U.N. Those are only words and now each of us must translate these words into action. The tenets are; Respect All Life, Reject Violence, Share With Others, Preserve the Planet, and Rediscover Solidarity.

Educators are realizing that education needs to build the culture that unifies humanity. It is no longer realistic to imitate what has come before us but rather to step out and collectively build a unitive system based on the understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as one human family.

We as educators must learn to reach into the consciousness of the student—to touch that very inner core that exists beyond pain and pleasure and is in a state of isness. This core does not need to grow self-esteem— nor does it need more information on rules of how to live ethically. It knows within itself that life is sacred. It knows its self as full and complete. This evolved self often called the Soul, loves and shares and dares to live a life of meaning with service to others.
Soul Education consists of the seeking of spirit within the self to enhance all learning. This consciousness quest fosters intuitive knowingness and self –awareness. This sense of feeling whole and complete allows each individual to then integrate with others. The process of infused personal wisdom that reaches into historical consciousness matches our understanding of learning for meaning.

Soul Education is a process of soul searching—looking inward to go outward— where typically no competition exists and the other is as valued as the self. The individual senses the importance of all of life. The ethics and values that emerge are the universal laws of life. These universals are dictates that exist in every culture and show us we are one human family.

These Universal Laws are —all living things are alive and have spirit. Spirit is consciousness available to be tapped into. All of life is thus interconnected. Each action we take has infinite ripples in this web of life. Consciousness is being aware of this law of One. Love is this interconnection of all there is while Fear is a human separateness that is learned. Love is the Law. Spirit connects. To Educate brings this forth.

Thus ethics to live as a just, compassionate, loving human being are intrinsic results of this inner quest. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights lists these Ethics for all of Humanity. The Fuji Declaration takes this one step further and identifies— Affirming the Light of Consciousness, Committing to Peace, Live and Act on Behalf of All, Free the Human Spirit, and Advance Harmonious Human Civilization.

Soul Education for this emerging New Age of Peace requires many new useful techniques. Visualization processes for asking one’s self “who am I.” Teaching in multiple groupings going beyond the traditional age barriers and recognizing that age is only a preconceived construct of intellectual development...that a soul knows no age.

Then there is the concept of Altruistic Learning that implies learning to make another happy is to truly serve one’s own needs. There is Reflective Learning that asks the learner to ask the self the questions rather than restating what a teacher has said. In this mode the teacher is facilitator rather than instructor. Experiential Learning becomes very important as the learner experiences and analyzes and incorporates meaning to build the self and reflect on the self of self-level. Furthermore, it is important to think in terms of Systems Learning meaning not to be so focused on details but rather to see the whole and understand how things operate We presently teach so many isolated facts that the mind has to attach itself to without real personal relevance. But if we think in wholeness as life really functions this way then we begin to see the parts as part of a whole and a developmental system. Human Beings then develop a sense of the greater story of life. Finally, Transpersonal Learning is a methodology which asks the individual transform and go beyond what is the moment in the present thinking and step into the potential of the learning and to Transcend Learning which encompasses the whole seen from above.

Designing curriculum for academic growth is to study life from the initial atom of the self and to progress into the larger picture of the world. This means to study our place in the human family, our place in our community, our place in time, our place in the world and even our place in our planetary universe. This curriculum includes all the basics but emphasizes a sense of the miracle of life and the importance of the interdependence that is then defined as spirit holding form based on Robert Mueller’s curriculum which I helped design.

It seems it is up to us to begin to educate for soul recognition and allow our culture to alter its rigid views and strangling preconceived ideas of what a good life is about. A soul infused person or a person living with soul consciousness can have purpose and therefore a self-sustaining work, can be more aware of the surroundings and the needs of others, can hold a sense of inner peace, can care for through compassion and understanding, can develop strong positive beliefs, can be a relevant member of our society.

that one’s genetic makeup can be always changing depending on one’s intent. Increase our positive intention and change our genetic makeup. This gives our future a better mapping of possibilities.Education can serve building genetically new pathways.
 
Educating for seeking inner truths of who each student is individually and how one is connected as one humanity, is a process of self-reflection and inner valuing of an Authentic Self, the Soul Self.

This is the potential of educational reform or the reformation of the “I” into the understanding of wholeness of the human family. It is through education that a future generation can bring forth a culture that recognizes our present ills and become fully self realized as interconnected and interdependent and thus clearing the mind for inner and outer peace for one and for all.

Education for living consciously using life’s principles of justice, equity and goodness fosters a set of universal ethics. Ethics are a standard by which all humanity needs to adhere to for us to live successfully as one human family. Education offers this bridge from personal ethics to collective freedom. This freedom is expressed as harmony within the self and with others or known as where the heart and the mind unite bringing peace and deep understanding.
The idea of soul says that each of us, if given time and space and some guidance, can find our inner knowing of who we are, why we were born and what we have to offer life. In this knowing, each of us can feel whole and complete and integrated into life's stream of action and reaction.

It is important to note that self-esteem based on assessing ourselves from internal to external no longer has a relevant role to play. This fragile concept of feeling good is based on comparisons, competition,and outer reflections of who we are in the world. Why does the poor inner city child lack self-esteem? Of course it is because that young one could never become the model of what is prescribed by our society. Could this child ignore the model and still have self-esteem? Soul knows the answer and has full esteem. Teach to educate.

CHILDREN OF THE EARTH

Children of the Earth is founded for this purpose of social change. We serve young people to become spiritually conscious leaders, through personal educational processes for the purpose of social transformation for the advancement of a peaceful and sustainable earth. We are determined to create an arena that serves to attract those who are inspired to serve the world through the discovery of their inner authentic soul self 's passion for living a life of meaning. They respond in actualizing their personal intention, becoming inspired to altruism, and weaving a web bridging all personal, cultural, national and religious divides.

Children of the Earth’s goal is to contribute to the facilitation of a conscious movement towards inner peace, unitive thinking and evolving positive social change. We offer workshops based on our training model: Reflect-Connect –Act building this synergistic momentum. We are building an “inner revolution for our social evolution”.

As educators, we need to invite children and youth to envision a world they want. They must engage in a process of how to fully realize their inner potential and share this with the world. Furthermore they need to explore and imagine how we could co-exist as one humanity and what does it truly mean that humanity is interconnected and interdependent. If we are to educate our children for these deeper understandings of life, then we must prepare them for the understanding that all consciousness is always evolving and is more and more accessible.

COE has been bringing youth together for over 25 years, providing community and networking opportunities to young leaders who are committed to positive global change. By developing a culture of co-operation, collaboration, mediation, relationship-building and understanding of our common humanity, these young people go back to their local communities and influence others through sharing their vision of how we can live together.

Mission

Children of the Earth inspires and unites young people, through personal and social transformation, to create a peaceful and sustainable world.

One Earth....with all her Children smiling!

Children of the Earth knows the actions of today’s youth will shape the future. We have pioneered positive change for over 25 years. We recognize, train, and facilitate young people in 60 countries. We have created a community of spiritual activists who will become the problem solvers, innovators, and unique contributors to a manifestation of peace across the globe.

Slogan

Inspires and unites young people for peace worldwide.

Vision

Our vision is that one by one, Children of the Earth will inspire young people to explore their inner life, be socially responsible and unite for peace building.

"Children of the Earth wishes to facilitate a conscious movement among our world’s young people, the Millennial Generation, to catapult a shift in humanity’s behaviors to help transform our world into a more harmonious, peaceful and sustainable planet through altruistic actions to create positive change."

How We Achieve Our Vision

Children of the Earth, founded by Dr. Nina Meyerhof in 1990, offers young people leadership skills programs, educational workshops and attendance at distinguished conferences. We instill the concepts of global cooperation, multicultural understanding, spiritual values and ethical living.

Children of the Earth’s programs focus on building the youth spiritual movement for world consciousness. We offer educational, interactive and interfaith gatherings, work with local community groups to develop self-sustaining projects and invite young people to a virtual platform designed for positive social exchange.

Children of the Earth supports young people in actualizing their personal intention, becoming inspired to altruism, and weaving a web bridging all personal, cultural, national and religious divides.

Children of the Earth Guiding Principles

- Trust your intuition
- Demonstrate dignity and respect
- Communicate with honesty and clarity
- Assume the good intentions of others
- Support shared leadership
- Celebrate diversity
- Be inspired to take risks
- Allow decisions to emerge and embrace the process
- Understand the whole is greater than the parts
- Strive for actions based on selflessness and love
- Support sustainability both personally and environmentally - Honor agreements and take ownership for outcomes

Hear the call for UNITY as a child of the ONE life

We Reflect, Connect and Act in order to create an Optimal Future for All. Through our Code of Ethics we do this by:

• Nurturing the individual’s authentic expression.
• Holding workshops for finding meaning and connecting with inner purpose.
• Inspiring individual acts of kindness and social action projects.
• Facilitating processes that transcend cultural, racial, religious and generational divides.

Children of the Earth is founded for this purpose of spreading peace. We serve young people to become spiritually conscious leaders, through personal educational processes for the purpose of social transformation and for the advancement of a peaceful and sustainable earth. We are determined to create an arena that serves to attract those who are inspired to serve the world through the discovery of their inner authentic soul self’s passion for living a life of meaning. They respond in actualizing their personal intention, becoming inspired to altruism, and weaving a web bridging all personal, cultural, national and religious divides. Children of the Earth’s goal is to contribute to the facilitation of a conscious movement towards inner peace, unitive thinking and evolving positive social change. We offer workshops based on our training model: Reflect-Connect –Act building this synergistic momentum. We are building an “inner revolution for our social evolution”.

REFLECT is the journey we take to awaken the inner self. The path may include meditation, contemplation, and or prayer. As we become still, we hear the inner calling of our authentic self and experience personal purpose.

The inner quest for the authentic self

As you go more deeply into the self, you realize that you are not defined by your surroundings, parents, culture nor religion. Rather, inside you dwells a loving human being seeking full expression.

Questions
1. Who am I really as my authentic self?
2. What unique gifts do I bring to the world?
3. How can I manifest my inner dreams for the world?

CONNECT bridges the gap between self and others, leading to unity. Through deep compassion and listening, conflict transcendence, and non-violent communication we learn that it is possible to live in harmony, weaving the interconnectedness of our family worldwide.

Deep compassion for others

You become conscious of how you can best express yourself in the world for the highest good. Transforming conflict, using language that recognizes the other, appreciating without judging, all these can occur when you no longer judge yourself. You begin to act as part of a whole. A sense of unity occurs that can be called love or spirituality in action.
  
Questions
4. How do I find connectedness and build a purposeful unity?
5. How do I hear the inner heart of another person?
6. How do I handle conflict in my life?

ACT is taking the inspired will to serve others in the world through individual actions, local projects and global work. These acts are based on spiritual principles and ethics of Spiritual Activism.

Knowing what to do

The third step is based on awareness of a global community of young people who are waiting to connect with you. Together you are the new leaders of this evolving
Consciousness for social change. You share a growing awareness of how to live as stewards of all of life. From this consciousness, you develop new models of how to live in our world emerge ensuring a sustainable future for all of humanity.

Questions
7. What does it mean to live as a Spiritual Activist?
8. What actions can I take to promote conscious social change?
9. What skills and abilities do I need to make a positive difference in the lives of others?

Our children’s future lies in our hands. The mind is a tool used for learning, but the wisdom of the heart is the driving guidance. As young people focus on inner reflection they are called forth to do acts of kindness in their lives and in the lives of others.

In conclusion, we live in a timely moment in the history of humanity. We educate to move beyond religious divides into the understanding that we are all spiritual beings. Our philosophical premise recognizes that all of life is sacred. Our goal is to live in unitive syncretic experiences of our deepest understanding that we are collective species who may use our consciousness to evolve systems that bring us into an interdependent, interconnected harmonious family of humankind, stewarding the needs of our earth.

From I to We to ONE------- The Children of the Earth inner group of students evolved the Great Invocation to meet their modern global times.

From the point of Light
   within the mind of Oneness,
Let Light stream forth into our minds;
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love
   within the heart of Oneness,
Let Love stream forth into our hearts;
May Love increase on Earth.

From the center
   where the will of Oneness is known,

Let purpose guide our wills,
The purpose which the Holy Ones know and serve.

From the center
   which we call humanity,
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out,
And may it transform darkness into light.

Let Light, Love, and Unity heal our world.
Let Light, Love, and Unity awaken humanity.
Let Light, Love, and Unity cultivate peace and harmony on Earth.


Such is the search for this authentic soul self, the universal human that lives as fulfilled and connected to source.

 


 

Fostering the One Humanity - Domen Końćevar

To whom do I speak: to souls in action and to the awakening humanity.

I will for sure generalize in my talk but you should use your discernment and wisdom to see the right proportion.

Humanity - a family of 7 billion humans and growing fast. 7 billion persons that are searching and seeking for happiness as the main motivator in a life of each of us. And everyone just wants to be happy. When walking down the street or sitting in the busy city centers and looking at thousands of different human faces. Young, old, man, women, happy, depressed, fast, slow... You can be touched by the myriad of stories of everyone. Motivations and actions look so different from morning to evening and the way we spend our time and money are so different. Some do strive for money, some for a feeling of freedom, some are workaholics, some lazy and do nothing. But in the end, behind there is just one motivation for all of our actions. To be Happy, to feel Joy, to Smile!

In my personal trivial research, I could say that the only thing that all of us on this plane have in common is seeking happiness. Maybe we could exclude our older brothers on the path, realized humans as they already found it and are on the higher missions. But the motivation behind every action, this is one of the "generalizing moments", is getting joy and being happy. And there is such a tremendous difference in the ways and fashions and refinements of striving towards happiness. But still, the generating power behind is the same.

If we can do one more generalizing scheme with one factor that we can observe in the different ways of getting happier is: How selfish we are in this doing of ours? Is it totally on the account of other or are we totally plugged in the eternal reservoir of happiness? Are we caring that no one is shortened by our actions towards our goal or are we actively engaged in helping others toward the same goal of being happy? It sounds really trivial and maybe too simple but it is true. A Scientist, a monk, a household lady, a soldier, me "preaching" now, an alcoholic and a drug addict, an evil man and a good man... All seeking the feeling of content in it and afterward. Problems arise when my feeling of happiness is excluding your feeling of happiness. If I want something that you too want. And that can be an object, a feeling or a mental concept. It all comes to having or not having what we want. And that brings the pain and all other versions of not wanted feelings. Patanjali in his short yoga sutras, a jewel of Hindu philosophy, synthesized all of that in 5 elements called KLESAS. It will give us a good systemic approach and good overview: "The lack of awareness of Reality, the sense of egoism or "I-am-ness", attractions and repulsions towards objects and the strong desire for life are the great afflictions or causes of all miseries of life." Section II, Sutra 3. If we would know our true state of being, if we would know who we are in reality, all of our problems would be gone. If we would have the sense of inner satisfaction, of inner acceptance in totality, that quality of unconditional love.

Consciousness gets identified with the matter with which it gets involved. It is a path of descending into matter, the path of involution until the turning point. Evolutionary climbing towards the soul and later the spirit, if we use these terms, is releasing from limitations and the grip of avidya is getting less and less firm. The Result is changing of the identification or asmita. Identifications are more subtle and with that also harder to spot and see. But let us go in a fast way through the five Klesas of descending as these will help us to see the ladder back up to a realization of our true nature.

The first KLESA is AVIDYA - not seeing the truth, being in illusion. Looking at it from the highest we can see it as SPIRIT - ATMAN - the eternal free and self--sufficient, losing the knowing of its true nature. Here is the border of the eternal and non-eternal. They are different theories for the ATMAN-ETERNAL-SPIRIT and its eternalness. Is it changing or not? Is it getting something from the incarnation or not? Is it getting bigger, wiser when the soul, when full ascended, comes back to the full knowing of the Self? But no space here to philosophize about that.

The next step after AVIDYA happening is the question of what am I? I lost the eternal identification and am looking for a new one. And identification starts and bringing the experience of being everything outside. And that process is called ASMITA.

The following steps of descending are RAGA (Attraction that accompanies pleasure) and DVESA (Repulsion that accompanies pain). First is WHAT DO I WANT? What do I love? What do I wish to have in my life? And we are here so simplifying the process but it can be of such help as it is so simple in the end. We can imagine the blank paper that we are, tabula rasa, just find out that we are someone with a name. And that someone is starting to look for likes. After getting likes we start to understand our dislikes. And that is DVESA. What we don't want because it is bringing the pain!

And the last of the 5 KLESAS is ABHINIVESA - strong desire for life. And that is the magnet force that is keeping us in the wheel of life.

Why am I repeating the story of descending and ascending of the human? This process was described so many times in the history of humankind and with so many words. It is mostly clear in the minds of those who are studying the human being and its path. Knowledge is there in the world and many people know so much. But deeper realizations are also happening where knowledge is transformed into knowing and firm action.

One Humanity - what is it? So many people are talking about one humanity, about oneness, the connectedness of all. In the last year when I seriously started considering doing a Ph.D. with the same umbrella title, I saw the vast number of people touching the same heart of humanity. If we look in science we see so many concrete examples of research that are showing the unavoidable fact that we are one.

My conscious work in the world started 18 years ago when I clearly found out from the inside out that I am one with all. It wasn't a big thing, it wasn't a super beautiful revelation with rainbows or anything. In fact, it was not a pleasant one because it showed me that there is no way out of the whole. It took away my individuality as being separated from the whole. And there was no turning back. New responsibilities rose out of that and took away the thought that you could hide somewhere in the world and find your perfect home and enjoy life. In esoteric tradition, it is said that this is so-called the first spiritual initiation. Buddhists use the name of SROTAPPATI and it means the one who stepped into the river towards nirvana. No way of stepping out of the river again. The ANTAHKARANA or bridge between the higher and the lower mind is becoming stronger and there is no going back towards the old way of life. Life changes from the base. Now we will turn to practical implications of all this. I believe that humanity it is not so far from the collective jump onto the level of basic living of the qualities of the soul. As presented before with story of KLESAS there are steps and individuals have trodden these steps before and still do. But now the collective field is so charged that it will soon start spilling over and surprising where not expected. Let me take you to the level of the Soul if I dare to write it in a way as knowing it. My first teacher's teacher once said that if a man would know what it means to really know yourself, know your atman, he or she would do everything to come to that state, EVERYTHING. What does that mean? It means that in us is such unlimited source of happiness and joy and love and everything good that we cannot imagine. But our seeking for all of that is on the outside and that is part of the evolution of the soul.

Can we imagine being accepted in all our totality? All our darkest fears, darkest secrets which can be so small as maybe once thinking bad about my mother or father, or bigger things that we did and are now condemning ourselves for that. All our doubts, pains that are coming out of comparing to others, to “better” ones than us. Can you imagine that someone just hugging us in total love and acceptance and caring and filling us completely with being and knowing that all is good and there is no need for anything but positive? We cannot imagine this but we can try. And this is what we are carrying in ourselves. That is what we truly are. Everyone here and everyone else on this planet. 7 billion souls and more that have the infinite source of love and understanding and wisdom and caring and everything inside.

Part of the path of recognizing and studying is also reading about the higher self and lower self. About our personalities and our soul and spirit. And I love to speak about that. HPB and later Annie Besant, C.W.Leadbeater and of course A.A.Bailey explained so logically the steps, the levels, the relationships between one and the other. And that is important because it helps you to bring order into the knowledge. But I sometimes started feeling very confused with so many 'selfs' and identifications. Lower I, higher I, this I and that I. And then the loving of a personality and loving of the soul and the spirit... What I can say is that there is only One LOVE. And there is only One WILL. And there is only One MIND or LIGHT or UNDERSTANDING. What does that mean? If we look at love. We know that love of personality is selfish, speculative, self-oriented, trading and doing business. But it served and it is still serving its purpose in the evolution of a human being.

Coming to the love of the soul it is just expanding the One Love. From loving just the self to loving the family, the city we live in, the relatives, to the loving of the nation and slowly widening it up enough to embrace the whole of humanity. There is only One Love. So we come from the conditional love to the unconditional love of the soul. But talking about the absolute love of the Spirit or Atman where there is no other to love and it is love alone, makes no sense as we are far from competent to understand that. And it is the same with the will. Will to do whatever I want, whatever I need and wish. The sweet dream of our personalities. But gradually this will is being influenced by higher (again) and is getting us confused as we have to start choosing between paths of our service. For some time it can feel that there are many different wills in our world and in conflict with each other. We do fight for our free will. Growing up it is becoming clear that there is only one will and being attuned to that one. Here we could open a serious discussion for sure but let's move to the One Mind.

And what about One Mind? Everything is on the path of separation and after the turn on the path of reunion. So it is the same with the mind, our knowing which is trying to get attuned to the divine mind. Nina M. said it well that we made the One Mind with the internet and all means of communication but we need the One Heart now. Telepathy is becoming so natural and yes, it is far from conscious but more and more present. The individual is trying to fulfil his or her own ideas in the world. And slowly starting to listen to the greater ideas that are not so personally coloured and attuning to the greater mind.

The path to the One Humanity and conscious living as one big caring human family is becoming more and more attuned to the One Love, One Mind, and One Will. My observation of the world is that so many human individuals are so near to attuning just enough to not be able to do each other any harm and even start actively caring and helping each other. So near. It is like a cup full of water and every drop more is spilling it over. And once it starts flowing it is an irreversible process. Our inner knowing of sameness, of sharing the same dreams and fears and pains is so strong in general. So do I feel? It can be easily seen as quite the opposite. But I do believe that the extremes that we are seeing in the world are the announcer of the strength of the under current movement of the Good, of the GOODWILL of All.

And yes, there is the other under current which is trying to stop the quantum jump that can happen for all humanity to start living the qualities of the soul on the basic level - inner knowing that we are all brothers and sisters and hurting others is hurting myself, helping others is helping myself. That there is no Other. It is just me. And then all the questions about who is guilty, who is the victim become so irrelevant as there is just one question - HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT IT IS EVEN HAPPENING? And action follows as it cannot be different. Nina and I with friends are working on the project in Auschwitz as being the most horrifying and condensed expression of evil in the human history. But with the focus of how to go from there on into a future where anything like that will be impossible. And we know that today almost the same things are happening in the world. How to go beyond the possibility of being able to do something bad to each other? And it is not important who is the oppressor and who is the victim. For me it is always just a question of HOW CAN THAT BE POSSIBLE? That should vibrate in every one of us and push us in the actions that we know are right for each of us to do. That is known by every one individual. It is daring for me to say that it does not matter who is the villain and who is the victim. Can you imagine what power of forgiveness is needed to look at something like that if you are the victim? And the same if you are the villain who realises the result of his actions. The feeling of guilt is ruining many.

Below is the quote from one visit of thirty Muslim imams from around the world to Auschwitz. I see it as the amazing action of a few to be prepared to do that.

“In the Jewish text, the Mishnah, it is written: “Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” It is worth noting that Islam's Qu'ran shares the same essence: “The destruction of one innocent life is like the destruction of the whole of humanity and the saving of one life is the saving of the whole of humanity.” [Qu'ran 5:32]

Our Muslim neighbors are us and we are them: we are fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers; we all say we seek peace. Yet acts of violence and derision against “the Other” means Muhamed's question remains unanswered: “How sincere are we?”

When looking today into the different aspects of humanity may it be economy, medicine, politics, religion, army.... we tend to think from the victim point of view that we cannot do anything. That those machines that we built together over the centuries are too strong to change. And we do step back and wait. Researching the complexity of that machinery leads us in the end always to one person, a human being with a name and a story and a life. And his ways of getting happy. But I do see that are so many today who are willing to change the ways of working if what they do is not aligned with the whole. That is doing harm to the other. The tipping point is so near and everyone can be become that tipper.

The strongest point of doing it differently is identifying oneself with the Other. When seeing the present violence happening just now in the world I sometimes think and try to identify myself with the man in the tank who is firing to other human beings. Or any other ways of killing or harming the other. How can he do it? And yes, it is mostly He. I do understand the process of command, the process of hate out of pain, the process of defending and then using the chance... I can easily see the way how to do it when understanding the human nature when disconnected from the whole.

But I can also see the simple change that can happen when other identifies with the Other as sees he himself in the other. He sees the others mother and he sees himself. He sees the children of the other and sees his. When seeing the simplest smile of a woman he loves and thinks of the sadness if not coming home. Such small connections but can “poison” with knowing the whole. And the “field” is really getting filled with information about our interconnectedness. From fully scientific inputs to totally practical knowing of the Oneness and Sameness of all. There is so much of that around. So much as it should be. The outside is reaching towards the inside and the inside is trying even double harder to come out. And the touching points are happening in human beings all over the world.
The beauty is, that touching the heart of the One Humanity is knowing the importance of every colour in the world. It is knowing that every soul is different but knowing the Oneness of all. The importance of everyone with his gifts and message.

General change happens when the root standpoint changes and all adapts to that. That is my focus as it is a general solution. But what is that changed standpoint? Where are we as humanity standing now and where could we stand in the not so far future? What is the main difference in the quality of the manifested way of life coming out of that difference?

One of my missions is to share the belief that the realisation of One Humanity, of brotherhood and sisterhood of all, is so near that we cannot imagine. That it can happen pretty fast as the bowl of knowing is getting quickly full with the facts of the One Life and people do respond accordingly.
Let us dream as if we would live the qualities of the soul to its fullest and go together through the list of the 14 qualities of the soul as presented by DK and which were greatly compiled by the unknown server in the book called The Soul, The Quality of Life.

Inclusiveness
The path of separation brought to humanity a lot of separated qualities and specializations. But the path of the soul is being inclusive. Imagine the mind and heart looking for connection instead of differences, tending towards the synthesis of all. To see the connections, to see the one story behind, to see the greater pattern.
Our minds are trained to divide and served us well in the past. Future is for synthesis.

Love
“The Nature of the soul is love and the will-to-good.” DINA,I,20
“Knowledge you have. More love you need. When I say “love,” I refer to soul love and not to affection, emotion or sentiment. I refer to that detached, deep love which can pour through the personality, releasing it from limited expression and at the same time streams out into the environment." DINA,I,494

Joy and Happiness
"Be happy. Learn to feel joy - a joy which is based in the knowledge that humanity has always triumphed and passed onward and forward in spite of apparent failures, and the destruction of past civilisations; a joy which is founded upon the unshakable belief that all men are souls, and that “points of crisis” are factors which are of proven usefulness in calling the power of that soul, both in the individual man, in a race, or in humanity as a whole." DINA,I,471

Sharing
“The Principle of sharing which must govern economic relations in the future, is a soul quality or energy.” DINA,I,40

Loneliness
“Be not afraid of loneliness. The soul that cannot stand alone has naught to give,” DINA,II,755

Spiritual Indifference
“When will disciples learn that the attitude which involves a certain “don't care” reaction and a form of indifference, is one of the quickest ways by which to release the Self from personality claims? This is not the “don't care” spirit which will affect the disciples' attitude to other people. It is the attitude of the integrated thinking personality of the disciple towards the astral or emotional body.” DINA,I,57

Impersonality
“When the man is beginning to live as a soul, and when his consciousness has shifted away from the world of illusion, then he can be useful. The first lesson he has to learn is a sense of values in time and space, and to know that we work with souls, and do not nurse the personality.” EP,I,116

Detachment
“You need to require that inner, divine detachment, which sees life in its true perspective. A man is thus left free and untouched by aught that may occur. The ideal attitude fro you is that of the Onlooker who is in no way identified with aught that may happen on the physical and emotional planes, and whose mind is a limpid reflector of the truth. This truth is intuitively perceived because there are no violent mental reactions or emotional states of response; the vehicles of perception are quiet and therefore there is nothing to offset correct attitude. When this state of consciousness is achieved, you will be able to teach with power and at the same time posses that also which must be taught.” DINA,I,146

Freedom
“So feel free, my brother, but be quite sure that it is not a freedom demanded because group affiliation irks you. The more your soul grips your personality, the less you will be concerned with the problems of isolation and of freedom.” DINA,I,289

Serenity
“I would point out that serenity and peace are not identical. Peace must ever be temporary and refers to the world of feeling and to conditions susceptible to disturbance.... Serenity signifies that deep calm, devoid of emotional disturbance, which distinguishes the disciple who is focussed in a 'mind held steady in the light'.... It is intensity of feeling transformed into focused understanding...” DINA,I,751

Inner Calm
“Have patience. Endurance is one of the characteristics of the Ego. The Ego persists, knowing itself immortal. The personality becomes discouraged, knowing that time is short.” IHS,76

Responsibility
“From the angle of the esoteric science, the sense of responsibility is the first and the outstanding characteristic of the soul.” DINA,II,391

Wisdom
“Wisdom concerns the one Self, knowledge deals with the not-self, whilst the understanding is the point of view of the Ego, or Thinker, or his relation between them.” IHS,12

Intuition
“Intuition is a comprehensive grip of the principle of universality, and when it is functioning there is, momentarily at least, a complete loss of the sense of separateness. At its highest point it is known as that Universal Love which has no relation to sentiment or to the affectional reaction but is predominantly in the nature of an identification with all beings. Then is true compassion known; then does criticism becomes impossible; then only is the divine germ seen as latent in all forms.” GWP,3

Whatever we think, spend time with or focus on is growing. All those words and ideas were shared just to add to the already present good will activities of everyone here. The soul doesn't need a story or a name or form. Does not demand a certain form of expression or vocabulary. Let's ponder on that, think and wait for the inner response and follow our own authentic steps in front of us as they are the only right ones for us.

The soul is a quality of life and once you smell it for yourself you cannot forget the smell! You become bound to live in it! And that is a guarantee of more and more present good will in the world.


VISUALISATION

LOVE AS SUBSTANCE OF EDUCATION

Adopt a comfortable position. Breathe calmly.

As a soul we share this creative visualisation in linking up with the souls of all men and women of good will in the world.

Align us with the soul and a definite conscious polarising of realisation as high in the head and as high on the mental plane as possible.

Then look out, in your imagination, over the world of men. See that world as one of light, with here and there intensifications of the light in certain localities or centres or areas.

a. Then imagine this web of light with its radiant centres of force as pulsating to the rhythm of the world aspiration.

b. Regard yourself then as the onlooker, but also as a channel, among the many channels, for focused spiritual energy in us and released into the world.

c. Then meditate on the following seed thought:

Love is the substance of our living in the world- with it we are building a more humane society.

d. Imagine the energy of love flowing through the network of light, stimulating each of the many centers to a more intense radiation.

e. Return quietly into the now of the moment.

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