In his booklet Ending Starvation, Werner Erhard goes on to say:
“Hunger and starvation on this planet are a function of the condition in which each of us lives his or her life.
“It isn’t what you are doing, or what I am doing, or what they are doing. It isn’t what you are not doing, or what I am not doing, or what they are not doing that is causing the persistence of hunger and starvation on the planet.
“The source of the problem is that you and I and they live in a condition.”
Werner defines a condition as “position, a point of view or belief, that functions as a fundamental ground of being.” What arises out of these conditions he calls “forces.”
It doesn’t matter whether we study political, or economic, or psychological forces. Whatever the forces are, they reinforce existing conditions and cause the status quo to persist. Werner says:
“The forces in the world come from and are consistent with the existing content, the existing circumstances. In turn, these content-determined forces circle back to reinforce the existing content, the existing circumstances, in an endless cycle.
“This process describes the condition of unworkability in which, no matter what you do, it does not work.” (2)
If we can imagine forces as horizontal lines and what will end hunger on the planet as a vertical line, then as we move along the vertical line, the horizontal forces operate to change all vertical movement to horizontal. Thus nothing we do succeeds as a result of the forces already existing.
An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Paraphrasing Victor Hugo, Werner holds that “all the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” (3)
What makes an idea one whose time has come is that the idea moves from being positional, partial, incomplete to being contextual, holistic, and complete. It can hold all positions, without it detracting from the overarching applicabiity of the contextual idea.
“When the time for things comes, they happen by whatever means are available. When an idea’s time comes, the forces in the world are transformed so that instead of what you do being unworkable, what you do works. And you do what works.” (4)
What indications have we that such ideas as peace and prosperity on Earth are ideas whose time has come?
For one thing, there are millions of our star brothers and sisters who’ve gathered around the planet to help us make the transition and transformation that Ascension represents. Their presence implies the fact that Ascension is a Divine plan and an idea whose time has come.
The galactics saved the planet from a meteorite over Russia by flying through the center of it and fragmenting it. They cleaned up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and much of the radiation from Fukushima. They removed omnicidal depleted uranium from the atmosphere.
Without their intervention, we’d be a “dead” planet, like Mars or Venus.
Second, we have the communications from the Company of Heaven and galactic federations that tell us that Ascension is an idea whose time has come.
Third, we can make out the outlines of a vast network of “white hats” in the military, government, and elsewhere who are taking back the reins of power and decision-making away from the forces of disintegration.
How far they’ve progressed can be seen by such things as the rumored change of government in the United States and the freeing of significant sections of the Pentagon and CIA from dark control.
I’m willing to bet that the situation presented by the mass migrations would be handled without our intervention, through planetary abundance and Ascension itself. But we’re given the privilege of managing it ourselves, with their help.
The management of a situation like the mass migrations is definitely an idea whose time has come from the vantage point of the forces here to assist us. They include galactics, celestials, and ascended masters.
Our efforts in the 1970s could make little headway against the forces keeping hunger in place. But now the forces keeping hunger in place will make little headway against the Company of Heaven, who serve the Divine Plan.
Werner says: “It is not a situation which makes something happen. It is its time coming which makes the space for creative solutions and enables the solutions you use to work.” (5)
Implicit in what Werner says is the friendliness of the divine order to evolution, progress, perfection.
The purpose of life, as we know, is to have each of us realize our true identity as God – or as a fragment of God if you prefer. Each time one of us realizes our true identity, God meets God. For this meeting was all of life created.
We realize God through progressive learning from (in the Third and Fourth Dimensions) karmic situations experienced during life in a physical body. Life is a learning situation, biased towards Self-Realization.
Therefore an idea friendly to Self-Realization will definitely see its time come at last. Ascension, planetary prosperity, peace on Earth – these are all ideas whose time has come.
Werner told the members of the Hunger Project that:
“The Hunger Project is not about doing something more to end hunger. It is not about doing something better to end hunger. It is not a different set of solutions to the problem of hunger.
“It is simply about causing the end of hunger and starvation on this planet to be an idea whose time has come.” (6)
Tomorrow I’d like to look at how the creation of context causes an idea’s time to come.
(Continued tomorrow in Part 4.)
(1) Werner Erhard, The End of Starvation: Creating an Idea Whose Time Has Come. San Francisco: The Hunger Project, 1977, 11-12.
(2) Ibid., 12-13.
(3) Ibid., 13.
(4) Ibid., 14.
(5) Loc. cit.
(6) Ibid., 16.