I’d ordinarily wait for Werner’s booklet (1) to finish being posted before writing this article, but, just as I couldn’t stay a moment longer in the hospital, (2) having read the document, so I can’t wait another day before beginning to outline where I and this blog will be going.
As you’ll see if you read ahead (going to the website the booklet is located on), I’m now convinced that positions generate opposition.
So Judy likes President Trump and Ralph doesn’t. When Judy expresses her position of liking Trump, Ralph responds with his oppositional dislike. Judy then doubles her opposition to Ralph’s opposition and Ralph doubles his opposition to Judy’s opposition and they both sink into quicksand, locked in combat – or get lost in “pea soup,” as Werner calls it.
I have no more interest in position/opposition. I don’t care to discuss whether Trump is “good” or “bad.” Such a discussion will go nowhere and use up our energy. At the end of it all we’ll have accomplished nothing important.
What I’m interested in is creating Nova Earth and I’m going to give a deadline. We’re creating a world that works for everyone by Jan. 1, 2023. (3)
Placing a deadline on these occurrences allows everyone to coordinate their efforts to bring the desired result about.
By creating the context of a world that works by Jan. 1, 2023, I leave behind ideas that have no power in them and choose to create an idea whose time has come. (4)
Now we’re focused not on whether President Trump is good or bad, but on how we build a world that works for all.
Do I know how to get there? No, I don’t. Werner says to expect miracles. I do.
Does a caterpillar know how it could fly? No, it doesn’t. But, once it’s morphed, the butterfly can tell you how a caterpillar did it.
Similarly, once we’ve created this world working, we’ll look back and we’ll be able to say how we accomplished the journey. But we can’t say looking forward how we’re going to do it.
So my declaration is that we’ll build a world that works for all by Jan. 1, 2023.
That means that we’ll have peace throughout the world on – or before – Jan. 1, 2023. How will we do it? I don’t know. But nations will no longer speak or act belligerently towards each other. All wars will cease. Countries will cooperate – and why not? They’ll have what they need to support their citizenry because that’s part of building a world that works.
We’ll have global freedom by that date as well. No more religious conflict. No more slavery. No more sex trafficking. No more forced marriages and so on. How will we get there? I don’t know. I expect miracles.
Global equality, universal basic incomes, universal medicare, global free energy. How will we do it? I don’t know. Again, I expect miracles.
One by one the unworkable situations will be addressed and turned into workability because the solutions are contextual or holistic and so leave no one (willing to come along) out.
So no good writing me and saying that this message said something you don’t agree with. I’m not focused on “lefties” and “rednecks” or “good” and “bad” politicians any more. That isn’t where my attention is going.
Where my attention is going is following the steps towards making the world work by Jan. 1, 2023.
And we will do it.
What can you do? Make this declaration and its commitment your own. Take it on as the context of your life and activism.
Not as if you’re a part of something, but as a whole and complete Self whose purpose in life at this moment in time is to contribute to making the world work for all by Jan. 1, 2023. Then see what arises that contributes to the global outcome.
After that, let the good times roll.
(1) Werner Erhard, The End of Starvation: Creating an Idea Whose Time Has Come. 1977, at http://www.wernererhard.net/thpsource.html
(2) For a triple bypass.
(3) The phrase “a world that works for everyone” was originally declared by Werner Erhard.
(4) On creating an idea whose time has come, see Erhard, ibid.