If we can allow ourselves to dream out loud, how might a global network of light stewards of the Mother’s wealth operate?
It could be a loose confederation of people, all alerted to common opportunities, much as crowd funding operates. The individual lightworker would then make the choice of what to support and what not.
Someone would have to create a site that allowed the coordination of this activity. Someone would need to step forward to “own” the project as a whole and bring it into being.
The coordinated effort is not meant to supplant, but to augment, the opportunities that individual light steward has already set for themselves.
Some people could band together to fund saving the whales; others saving the Amazon; others seeing to the refugee crisis in Europe. Banding together may mean they dream bigger and do many things they might not have done alone.
It also may mean a greater ability to apply financial energy to a problem. And it would help build coalitions among light stewards.
Everything about what we’re doing is ground-breaking, unprecedented. How can we think about largescale projects such as this world needs to level the playing field and remove persistent sources of unworkability from the world? Here’s one roadmap, from an earlier article:
(1) Identify areas of the world’s unworkability,
(2) Create projects that reflect and express our values,
(3) Set targettable, society-wide deadlines that allow for project-wide coordination of efforts,
(4) Build alignment with win/win solutions,
(5) Bridge dissonance and create new paradigms,
(6) And ask our critics for their expertise. (1)
Let me spend a moment rounding these out.
(1) Only the things and events that are unworkable become visible and demand our attention. We don’t notice things that work.
Our work could then, at its most general levels, be thought of as restoring the unworkable to workability.
(2) A change, solution, or opportunity, I believe, has value only because we say it has. Build an ICBM, store it in a silo for a decade, shoot it up into the air and down into the ocean. Of what value was it? Only the value we gave to it. Value, like beauty, lies in the eye of the beholder.
Therefore any largescale project we build will have the value that we give to it. That should allow us to dream more freely.
(3) The social alignment needed to create a largescale employment project requires targetable, society-wide deadlines.
If we want alignment on a planetary scale, we cannot agree to accomplish our project “some day.” We must have a specific deadline to orchestrate the coordination involved.
(4) Win/lose solutions prevent alignment. Alignment is created with win/win solutions that leave no one out.
Righting one imbalance or injustice at the cost of creating another will not create social alignment. Only global, win/win solutions to unworkability invite the degree of alignment that ensures success and leaves no residue.
(5) In the course of creating a largescale employment project, dissonance will arise. Disagreement may ensue. A scheme may be abandoned. But history shows numerous examples where dissonance has been the occasion, not for abandoning a scheme, but for creating a paradigmatic breakthrough.
By offering solutions that bridge cognitive dissonance, instead of abandoning fruitful schemes, we create paradigmatic breakthroughs. Therefore, dissonance in our personal lives (or in our social projects) should be seen neither as a stumbling block nor as an occasion for choosing one side against the other, but as an occasion to recontextualize and bridge the dissonance.
(6) We’re encouraged to see our critics as potential contributors, speaking from their own areas of experience and sometimes identifying important actions needing to be taken. We’re reminded to turn the negative to our advantage and harness the energy of those who can foresee the problems that stand in our way.
In the course of working with principles like these, more will become visible and be altered to fit more-clearly-distinguished circumstances.
We have the ability to build a new society with workable, global, win-win solutions to all that holds us back from creating a world that works for everyone. (2) Now we need the intelligent and compassionate leaders willing to take the risk of stepping forward and initiating beneficial global projects.
(1) “The Principles of Largescale Employment Projects – Part 1/2,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2016/02/23/the-principles-of-largescale-employment-projects-part-12/ and “The Principles of Largescale Employment Projects – Part 2/2,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2016/02/23/the-principles-of-largescale-employment-projects-part-22/
(2) “Each of us has the opportunity, the privilege, to make a difference in creating a world that works for all of us.” (Werner Erhard, A World That Works, 1980, cited at http://www.worldthatworks.org/.)
“Transformation does not negate what has gone before it; rather, it fulfills it. Creating the context of a world that works for everyone is not just another step forward in human history; it is the context out of which our history will begin to make sense.” (Werner Erhard – A Shot Heard Round the World: A World that Works for Everyone at http://www.scribd.com/doc/143329822/Werner-Erhard-A-Shot-Heard-Round-the-World-A-World-that-Works-for-Everyone.)
See also Werner Erhard, The Hunger Project: The End of Starvation. Creating an Idea Whose Time has Come. San Francisco: Hunger Project, n.d., p. 3.