(Concluded from Part 2, yesterday.)
Jeff Street, Divine Cosmos, Oct. 10, 2017
#8 – They Work Together Cooperatively, There is No Competition
Highly evolved beings never compete with one another. They deeply know the Oneness of all and that what they do to another they ultimately do to themselves, so they work together for the greater good of all. They cannot bring themselves to gain at the expense of another and so competition all but disappears in their civilizations. When enlightened beings see the truth, they do what works and the strategy that works the best, in the long run, is cooperation and sharing.
Humanity has a long way to go in this regard. Competition, at every level, runs rampant. We have convinced ourselves that competition is healthy — that it motivates and produces more efficient outcomes. And in the short term it often does, but in the long run, it creates great inequities. We have fallen into endless and often ruthless competitions for everything — money, power, fame, love, attention, sex, everything — and it is killing us.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, the enlightened [???] 32nd president of the United States, echoes this sentiment when he said this about competition and cooperation:
Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.
#9 – They Do Not Embrace the Principles of Justice and Punishment
Highly evolved societies do not embrace the principles that we refer to as “justice” and “punishment.” Enlightened beings understand that any being that acts to harm another is deeply wounded, deeply in pain and that their acts are simply a cry for help, a cry for love. Hence, they do not attempt to bring those that have done harm to justice or punish them. They have found that, in the long run, this approach is rarely effective. Instead, they reach out with compassion and love to help heal them.
They try to help heal these people in whatever way seems appropriate and effective. And they understand that judging and punishing is rarely either — because it does not heal a person’s core wounds and therefore alter their way of being or behavior. They know that doing so will likely only deepen and sustain the wounds and the problem. They know that only love can heal all wounds and transform people.
But how can a society function without laws and a judicial process, and the threat of punishment and incarceration that is the cornerstone of this system? How can beings co-exist without some sort of “code-of-conduct” and associated disciplinary system? The code of conduct of highly evolved beings is elegantly simple:
Do not think, say, or do anything to another that you would not want to have thought, said, or done to you.
Sound familiar? Every religion on our planet teaches some version of what we’ve called “The Golden Rule.” The difference between human societies and highly evolved civilizations is that they actually apply The Golden Rule in their lives, rather than just giving it lip service.
But what happens in these civilizations if someone breaks The Golden Rule? Is it considered a “crime?” Believe it or not, there is no such thing as “crime and punishment” in highly evolved civilizations. No one commits a “crime,” because everyone understands that they are All One, and that an offense against, or harm to, another is an offense against their self.
And since there are no crimes, there is no need of what we might call “justice.” The concept of “justice” is interpreted and expressed in a different way, not as “punishment” but as “appropriate action,” and in most cases, the appropriate action is far different than what would occur in our society. A typical example is, rather than punishment and incarceration the action that would be taken would be education, support, and rehabilitation
Justice is not something you experience after you act a certain way, but because you act a certain way. Justice is an act, not punishment for an act. An enlightened civilization understands this. The problem with our society is that we seek “justice” after an “injustice” has occurred, rather than “doing justice” in the first place, through the choices and actions that we make — justice is an action, not a reaction. When everyone in our society acts justly (e.g; follows The Golden Rule), we will not need judicial and incarceration systems.
#10 – They Do Not Believe In or Experience Lack
Highly evolved beings know that “lack” is a self-created experience and they have transcended it. They understand metaphysics deeply and know that they are eternal beings — that their ultimate essence is pure consciousness, non-physical and formless, and hence they do not fear death and are not concerned about their survival
When survival isn’t the issue, the idea of lack begins to dissolve. Fear of not having enough is further dissolved by their knowing that they are creators — that what they experience (their reality) is created by their thoughts, beliefs, intentions, and desires and hence what they can experience is limited only to what they can imagine — and they have gotten very good at imagining only an abundance of health, happiness, and prosperity. At this level of consciousness, sometimes referred to as Creator Consciousness (versus Victim Consciousness), abundance is guaranteed.
At the level of existence of highly evolved civilizations they are no longer concerned with whether they will survive, or have enough, but in what manner they will live life to its fullest and create wonderful experiences for all.
Humanity is far from this level of consciousness and existence. Fear of not having enough, and survival runs deep, and it is one of the core reasons why there is so much competition, conflict, inequities, and suffering in our world.
But most of the perceived shortages on our planet are illusory. A good example is the supply of food. On our world, over 650 of our children die of starvation every hour — which seems to indicate there is a shortage of food. Yet we scrape enough food off our plates in restaurants to feed whole countries; no child needs to starve to death. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates food waste in the United States alone to be about 30 to 40 percent of the food supply — an estimated 133 billion pounds of food wasted.
This is a situation that would never, ever occur in highly evolved civilizations. They would simply make it a priority to figure out how to solve the issue, which is more one of distribution than it is of lack of supply. They would figure out how to “share” the food more effectively.
We have explored some of the key characteristics that distinguish highly evolved civilizations from others that are less so. If you’d like to explore these in more depth or learn about some of the other distinguishing characteristics not discussed here then check out Conversations with God, Book 4: Awaken the Species.
The example offered to us by highly evolved civilizations provides a tried and true model for us to adopt that can enable us to create that better world that we all yearn for. This model can be summed up very simply — caring, and sharing, and cooperation is a powerful combination that can transform our world!
Let’s be the change we wish to see in the world and create a wonderful new earth together!