Changing things (the content) along the lines of more, better, and different does not cause an idea’s time to come.
“An idea’s time comes when the state of its existence is transformed from content into context.
“As content, a idea expresses itself as, or takes the form of, a position. A position is dependent for its very existence on other positions; positions exist only in relation to other positions.” (1)
He tells us what he means by context:
“Context is not dependent on something outside itself for existence; it is whole and complete in itself and, as a function of being whole, it allows for, it generates parts – that is to say, it generates content.
“Content is a piece, a part of the whole; its very nature is partial.
“Context is the whole; its nature is complete.” (2)
Health is a context; peace is; love, this planet, abundance are all contexts. Whenever our organizing principle is a whole, all that is, the entirety of the population or everything in a situation, we’re coming from context. Obviously the ultimate context is God and so the divine qualities of love are also contexts being qualities of the One.
A world that works for everyone is a context. If we want such a world, we have to come from it, Werner is saying. I believe that’s equivalent to one of our sources saying that we have to come from something already having happened to speed its happening.
Now Werner summarizes what will work to resolve a global situation such as the mass migrations:
“All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
“Context generates process. A contextually-generated process transcends the existing forces; it transforms those forces. A contextually-generated process aligns the existing forces within the context. Then the aligned forces provide a condition of workability.
“Every action taken in a context is a fulfillment of, an expression of, and a manifestation of that context. The pessimism, the cynicism, the position, ‘It can’t be done,’ are ground up by the process generated by the context, and are transformed into the material out of which the result is achieved.
“When an idea is transformed so that the apparently opposing idea actually validates and gives expression to the idea, then it is an idea whose time has come.” (3)
“For me, the context created now has a power greater than those facts. It has the power to generate a process, to generate a set of forces which are aligned with the end of hunger and starvation and which will create the circumstances within the next 20 years for the end of starvation.” (4)
The Context in Which We’ll Resolve the Mass Migrations and Bring Peace to Earth
It’s now necessary for us to create a context that will include, transform, and transcend all positions, all forces, and all content.
I’d like to submit that that context is lready created, that Werner created it in the mid-1970s: He called it “a world that works for everyone.”
A world that works for everyone is holistic: it includes everyone, leaving no one out.
It’s friendly to social action: It looks for what doesn’t work and addresses it.
It’s open-ended: as each condition of unworkability is identified, it’s addressed by a society committed to workability.
It’s higher-dimensional: Fifth-Dimensional reality is by its nature a world that works for everyone.
The support of our star brothers and sisters, the celestials, and the ascended masters, the arrival of planetary prosperity, our commitment as ground crew to create that workable and working world, and the rising, transformative energies combine to make a world that works for everyone an idea whose time has come. The New Earth that we’re already in the process of creating is a world that works for everyone.
Werner tells us that the context will generate the process. Nonetheless, I’ve written a two-part series of articles (“The Principles of Largescale Employment”) on how to create projects that will address our current situation of unworkability
I’m going to repost that series even though I posted it just a few days ago. The articles are more properly issued now. If you’ve already read them, just pass them over now.
That series embodies what Werner had next to say in his booklet Ending Starvation. I’ll also be gathering these articles into a book for ease of consultation.
The deleterious effects of situations like the war in Syria and the mass migration which has come out of it will be contextually addressed and totally resolved, whether we participate in their resolution or not.
But we have the immense privilege and opportunity to be a vital part of their resolution. It’s time to shake off our despair and hopelessness and recognize the opportunity to make a huge difference in our world that lies before us.
I’ve written a new booklet that draws together recent articles on creating global solutions. It’s available here: Resolving Global Problems through Context Creation
(1) Werner Erhard, The End of Starvation: Creating an Idea Whose Time Has Come. San Francisco: The Hunger Project, 1977, 17.
(2) Ibid., 18.
(3) Ibid., 20.
(4) Ibid., 24.