by Julian Rose
I welcome this opportunity presented by the editors, to greet you in the name of an extended family, joined in spirit and heart through a common aspiration to build together a better world.
We are all members of the family of man, but we rarely get the opportunity to sit down at the same table together and share our perspectives, thoughts and aspirations. To create a two-way dialogue that explores the potential to learn and be inspired by each other on the winding road of this ever-challenging experience we call life.
But now we do have this opportunity, and all credit to the New Agora for launching this timely initiative.
The key to a better world is something we hold in our own hands; it is not a distant voice of wisdom nor a technological construction. It is our very own ability to reach into ourselves and bring out that which we feel bound to express. That which we cannot help but feel drawn to, both as an external goal and as an inner sense of conviction.
So, as we move into 2019, do we look ahead with a sense of excitement or sense of trepidation? Or perhaps a mix of the two? If the latter, then I can indeed empathize, because the state of our planet, its people’s, animals, fish and insect kingdom, is critical. And since we are part of this equation, we share and feel the symptoms of stress that ripple through Gaia – our living planet.
Yes, we and our living planet are inextricably intertwined. We vibrate according to the resonances that surround us, and that which surrounds us, in turn, vibrates according to our resonances. It is a quantum field that we are living in; a field permanently evolving in its expression, reaction and volition. Our equilibrium and our Earth and Universe’s equilibrium, are 100% intertwined.
It is for this reason that I believe none of us can remain aloof from the fate of this world. None of us can stand back and say “No thanks, that’s really not my responsibility, it’s up to environmentalists to sort-out the ecological problems experienced on this planet.”And so it goes also for all areas of critical importance to the well-being of man and nature. No one is free from being implicated in what is going on around us. We all have responsibility to take action to ensure the amelioration of our planetary quality of life.
But most of us have been educated to see things in a series of ‘compartments’. Specialization has dominated higher learning, especially at university level – and therefore people see roles as being representative of various boxes. Economics, medicine, politics, law, environment, industry, science, technology and so on. Is it any wonder that we live in a fragmented society?
On top of this, we suffer under the intense competition that underpins our neoliberal capitalist societies, whose interest is founded on the desire to acquire wealth for wealth’s sake. Or growth for growth’s sake. Some wise person said “In medical terms, growth for growth’s sake equals cancer”.
So, in a competitive money driven world, where rising up through the ranks of position and salary becomes the chief goal of life, what room is left for the spiritual world to make its voice heard? How can the voice of our deeper selves rise up above the humdrum of fanatical materialistic obsessions? How can we rebuild our deep need for love, cooperation and sharing when society as a whole is structured to put us at odds with each other and at odds with ourselves; to be divided against our compatriots in the scramble to ‘get to the top’. How many bodies of those who ‘didn’t make it’ are blindly walked over in the cause of material gain?
Yes, we are all complicit in the crushing failure of the status quo to adopt an egalitarian and humanitarian ethical and moral stance, so as to underpin the foundation for the daily functioning of society. We are all at fault for failing to think and act ‘outside the box’. We all too easily let slip our deeper beliefs and higher aspirations for the ‘convenience’ that is part and parcel of slavery to the god of materialistic comfort and effortless actions.
Addiction to the ‘do it all’ smartphone is one of the best examples of our willingness to be led astray by convenience. The electromagnetic microwaves that power this gizmo make it a pocket-sized killer in disguise. A super-convenience tool, which, at the touch of a button, leads its users into a cyborgian world of thoughtless slavery. Slavery to the programmer’s masterful means of creating dependence – while simultaneously spying on every move the phone’s owner makes.
Electromagnetic microwaves are destroyers. They upset the natural rhythm of our bodily organs and distort the DNA of nature. Coupled with WiFi, they cast a blanket of electrosmog over our world, threatening a collapse in the neurological and physical health of mankind, animals, fish, insects and living matter in general.*
This is our fate – if we fail to wake-up and to start taking control of our destinies.
So here we are. And so long as we recognize the danger – the acute danger – that we and our world are in today, we can do something about it. We can take actual daily pragmatic steps to turn our ailing ship around and set our sails to catch the wind of change blowing ever more robustly through the ruins of our discredited civilization.
We can join with the other thousands, millions, of waking souls who have already committed to give their lives to the cause of active service to humanity, and to thereby hasten the process of global emancipation for which all sentient beings long.
Starting from today, if not already well on our way to investing the gifts of creative power bestowed upon us as sons and daughters of the Creator of all Life, let us do so.
We are on the cusp of a great turning, but only our united efforts will ensure that this turning is away from slavery and towards liberation; towards the great emancipation of mankind through the realization of our still largely untapped Divine potentialities.
Julian Rose is an international activist, writer, organic farming pioneer and actor. In 1987 and 1998, he led a campaign that saved unpasteurized milk from being banned in the UK; and, with Jadwiga Lopata, a ‘Say No to GMO’ campaign in Poland which led to a national ban of GM seeds and plants in that country in 2006. Julian is currently campaigning to ‘Stop 5G’ WiFi. He is the author of two acclaimed titles: Changing Course for Life and In Defence of Life and is a long time exponent of yoga/meditation. See Julian’s web site for more information and to purchase his books www.julianrose.info