By Dr. Gil Dekel.
page 263 (in the printed book)
Soon people will not just know themselves to be One with everything, but they will also feel this unity. The unity of all things will be experienced. This will change many things in life. For example, people will no longer support a ‘majority rule’ to approve decisions.
Today, a ‘majority rule’ is the bedrock of democracy. Yet, money can buy votes, and so it is possible to buy a ‘majority rule’. This will not happen in the future. People will not be able to use money to buy votes in the future. Once we realise that we are all One, we will devise new ways to decide on things.
With the New Spirituality, the society will create departments concerning with creating peace. These departments will disseminate information about what works to benefit humanity. We have already many good ideas and solutions, yet they are not recognised nor they are known to people who need them. Excellent solutions that already exist are simply not known to others.
All humans’ problems have been solved somewhere. Yet, the sharing of the solutions is not developed enough in our society. A simple application of existing technologies can allow people to map functional-solutions and link them to any challenge.
The problem is not that we have failed to find solutions, but that we have failed to share solutions… We already have all solutions, we just do not know we have them…
We have many medicine drugs that poor people cannot afford. Recently, companies have started to work with governments to distribute their medicines in poorer countries. And yet, the wonder and miracle of our medicine is largely a matter of profit. The need to make a profit in order for medical help to be available – is a thing that will change in the future. We will see that it is not Life-supporting act, but self-defeating.
We need a system of National and Global Offices for Shared Solutions.
Militaries have maps of potential areas of turmoil, so we need to open Peace Rooms where we can map areas of tranquillity, with information on why and how it has been achieved.
In the future, decisions in business will be made on the basis of the benefit to people, and not on ‘commerce and profit’. Businesses will be defined as ‘communities of people’, and not as ‘profit making’ companies.
Today, even the ‘not for profit organisations’ have to make more money that they spend, or they will have to close. The purpose of commerce will change in the future from generating a profit for the owners, to community-maintaining.
According to our recent society’s actions and beliefs, the quality of human lives is less important than the profit margin hospitals make. Social services are cut off because ‘we cannot afford them to the poor’. We cut education in a same way, and we close homes supporting ill people. We reduce benefits for housings. We think that ‘we cannot afford’ a civil society, and this thinking is what causes our society to no longer be civil.
The Ten Illusions of our society: The existence of need, failure, disunity, insufficiency, requirement, judgement, condemnation, conditionally, superiority, and ignorance.
Instead of making profit, our economic system will learn to generate wealth.
Wealth will be defined not in possessions and power, but in creating access and happiness. It will be about how we use Life, rather trying to own Life.
We can shift from a ‘possessions-and-power’ economy to a ‘use-and-cooperation’ economy. Not all people need to own a vacuum cleaner, for example. They simply need to use one. Four families can share one vacuum cleaner.
The remaining three vacuums could be given to other twelve families to share among themselves.
These days, we pay for many things and then we use them a bit. When things will be shared they will be used all the time. A better use of things. These days, things are sitting in the closets most of the time. We pay a lot to own and hold them, and then we use them a small fraction of the time.
In the West we are trained to think in terms of owning. Yet, two-third of the world would love to share.
There is enough, if we change our ‘every man for himself’ economy, to the ‘highest good for all’ economy.
Today even the poorest countries may not want to share but to own things. They learn this through the TV. The media is a cheap way for entertainment, as it is less costly than other forms of entertainment. Thus, even poorest countries watch TV today, where they learn of the ‘good life’ of the Western ownership of things.
For a change to come, it is the wealthiest people that must redefine wealth, not the poor people. A shift from ‘ownership of’ to the ‘use of’ fewer things. Airlines have learned to maximize the use of their airplanes. They set an example of maximizing an effective use.
There is no need to develop an economy attempting to help all people to afford to own the same things. Rather we need economy that provides everyone with the access to and the use of the same things.
There is enough of everything for everyone.
This idea means we can produce fewer items per person. This will benefit our ecology. Having the access and use of things that we feel we need, we can then live happier. And that is wealth.
The economy will be decentralized, becoming localized, thus the power of the selected few will end.
As soon as people are no longer dependent on access to food, clothing, shelter, energy or distant sources – they will instantly have more control over their lives.
We tend to think that manufactures, corporations, politicians and energy suppliers provide us with our needs to be happy. This is the illusion of Need, and of the Consumer Culture. We need Nothing – and we can experience a not-needing in our lives.
Failure does not exist. Only effort exists. And effort is all that matters and counts. Every effort leads to an outcome that moves Life forwards.
There is enough in the planet, so our children do not need to learn that they have to continually strive to be the ‘best’ or the fastest, or the smartest. They do not need to push others in order to be ‘winners’, avoiding the threat of being ‘losers’.
There are no losers. There is only losing a way, which is temporary lost, as all people find their way back home. So, if a person lost their way, we do not need to laugh or judge or condemn, but help them by showing them the way back home.
23 Oct 2015. © Gil Dekel.
This is a summary of key points and concepts from ‘Tomorrow’s God’, a CwG book published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, UK, 2004, ISBN 0-340-830239. www.cwg.org