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Since the introduction of the single European currency about 10 years ago we are now “saving” European countries one after the other from financial disaster. As this process of salvaging is going on we see the poverty and despair rise in the entire European community, not just in the countries “saved” but also in all the others. As it seems now the Euro is living a billionaire’s life of its own with a powerful group of people who believe that centralized banking and money based governance are the key to the stability of Europe. Meanwhile we see the system collapse in front of our eyes with the incompetence of those so called leaders to reinstate stability, no matter how hard they try. We also see the blind dependence of all people of an entire continent on the availability of the Euro for the fulfillment of their daily needs. Without the necessary personal Euros chaos enters the individuals life. But access to Euros is increasingly difficult even though the billions flow from here to there. At individual level nothing of this money can be seen and even worse, people are expected to contribute to giant evaporation of wealth through their saving and extra taxes. The argument of politicians is that the ones that enjoyed the boom of speculation should now pay for the disaster. The problem is in this argument that the general crowd has no clue what happened above their heads in macro economics and have no clue either why their lives have suddenly entered in hell with debts, obligations, lack of jobs and a sense of guilt that we are all to blame. Meanwhile the real criminals that thought this over and expanded it to proportions beyond control remain gathering interests and bonuses as if nothing has happened. Two worlds have appeared, the sucked and the suckers. The Europeans and the Euro managers, not just the managers of today, the managers of the last 4 decades. They are all to blame one by one. The general public can be blamed for their lack of awareness and blind following the herd. Most people don’t even know what economics is and went along with hard work to pay mortgages for the house of their dreams and a daily living. They were proud if they could have a bit of luxury and believed it was achieved by labor, not theft. So much looked and felt “normal” because the manipulating managers made it look and feel that way. The theft of these people was not just money over debt and taxes. They robed us from our dignity, morality and ethics making believe that we did alright. The wake up call reaches the Europeans hard but between waking up and understanding there is a large and complex process that not everyone will follow. People do not want to understand, they want their daily bread and butter, a house to live in and the sense of personal achievement that now is being taken away. People who worked hard to pay their monthly fees now see their perceived property being taken away after 25 years of payment out of 30. With just 5 years to go it is immoral and without any respect to apply the laws of the money driven system instead of the universal laws of human and natural ethics. The same happens with everything that surrounds us. What do the Europeans do now that we realize that we are not the Euro? It is not a financial discussion anymore but one of human ethics, imposed dependence and right of independence, freedom of self determination and self sufficiency, morality of debt and guilt, manipulation of the unaware and criminality against humankind.
We are facing a huge historical step, a quantum leap for humankind, in which the clash between good and evil will open us to a new society. To see this we need to step back into history. We will then understand the future and also what needs to be done today.
Despite the fact that we discovered the same genetic origins as a single human species we created Europe as a patchwork of conflicting human tribes around the fertile river deltas of this continent, rich in natural resources s.a. sweet water, land for agriculture and animal farming. The continent is also 3/5 surrounded by sea, making trade and fishing another source of development of societies. Water in general has been the motor of societal development. Historic confrontations between growing and migrating groups of people in search for stability and prosperity shaped our history.
The local climate, resources and geographical location of the Mediterranean showed the rise of our very first so called “civilizations”. According to our current standards of diplomacy and growing awareness around ethics we would most certainly disapprove of the way these societies evolved, grew and nurtured themselves through plundering and warfare. Even their political differences were settled with intrigues and murder. The word “civilized” refers more to the political debate and development of democracies than the way abundance or power was achieved over the back of others. The Roman empire may inspire us still in many ways but we would certainly not want to reinstate its speculative working principles. Still our current systems of laws and constitutions are based on the heritage from that particular era. And they cause the same problems today as the ones that finally ended the Roman empire. It is time for new constitutions, not based on the human having but on the human being.
The Europeans are people that developed multiple cultures around their unique geographical locations, with their own language, manners and beliefs. The many conflicts have also taught the people to become tolerant to differences and use these in a social interaction that benefits the entire European community. The Europeans see the local differences generally as a virtue not a threat. For thousands of years we fought our shortages and traded our surpluses. The rise of the Catholic church in the middle of the Roman collapse has become a symbol of the power of morality versus immorality that developed side by side on the continent. Each had its own infrastructure and hierarchy and both dealt in a similar currency: debt and guilt. This duality has both split and united the cultures in cycles of dominance and crises. Despite the periods of violence and attempts to piece together a single European unity the true identity of Europe is based on diversity in the European commonality. We are all equal yet totally different. It has been our continuous inner conflict to deal with this apparent paradox until we discover that it is not a paradox at all but a virtue of unity. It is like a field of summer flowers that is only a field of summer flowers because of the beautiful diversity of its colorful population.
Influences from outside Europe
Certain influences from outside Europe try to disturb the flower-bed. This should of course be no problem if these influences contribute to the diversity and stability, even in its flexible changes over time. Yet these influences, being financial (American consumer economics and single currency), religious (Islam) or natural (new flora and fauna), disturb at first but finally adjust to these European origins and roots too. As these foreign influences try change the nature of Europe the deeply rooted character of Europeans reacts back to try again find harmony and balance in its diversity. Europe is in climate, geography and history different from America, Middle East, China, Russia, etc. You cannot unify what has always been a kaleidoscope or put old religious norms and rules in that have long before already been suffered, dealt with and eliminated by this community. Not because these norms are wrong in its abstraction but because they do not fit the historical and geographical evolutionary context anymore of this part of the world. To survive and create a sustainable human context the lessons from our local history can not just be eliminated because of some over flying success story from elsewhere. Influences from outside Europe temporarily disturb our community and may create a crisis but in the end a richer, stronger Europe comes out. It has absorbed the influences, learned to take the best out of it and integrate it all in an evolutionary step forward using the intrinsic flexibility and stability of this multicultural adaptive and experienced population. Today the disturbance is very large and the impact extreme but the European reaction will be equivalent.
A single currency was copied from the American dollar that had grown strong in a unified open consumer market of 220 million people last century. It was the American recipe for success and made American industries and risk driven capitalist entrepreneurship extremely successful world wide. The large unified home market provided a rapid commercial basis for initial growth that could back the global proposition and rapid expansion. The Americans became true artists in globalized business processes. Many American local business gurus developed leadership and marketing tools around it trying to explain and coach the working of this powerful functioning. They were of course popular also elsewhere.
Europe was lagging behind because of its patchwork of countries, borders, currencies, local protectives rules, etc. The American way seemed lucrative and dominant, it demanded a new competitive mindset of Europe. Instead of being creative with the historical basis of the Europeans, the local politicians adopted the American way. Europe had to become a single open market fast too, larger than the USA, with an equivalent consumer driven, money based system and a single currency. What the USA had done we would do bigger and better. It was successfully initialized by the creation of the Benelux. Soon it expanded across the continent in Euro based steps, not based on Europeans that needed to adjust too to this new Europe of financial speculation and consumption.
Now we see that Europe cannot be standardized into generalized terms such as a single value system. The single currency that had worked so well for America is disastrous for Europe and in competition eventually also for America. The open markets are excellent for the traditional interaction between local cultures and the single currency makes it easier. But the true value creation, that made each region of Europe strong and potentially unique in its positioning, was eliminated through standardization and centralization. Europeans need their differences to be strong together. The unification took the attention away from value creation and placed it on speculation. This slowly separated the financial world from the real world. Self sufficiency of the past became a financial dependence of today. Value creation based on local virtues became value evaporation due to speculation and generalized optimalizations around debt systems. Consumption became the key, standardized across all human cultures, making every human being an eating puppet in the standardize system of the Euro. The Euro rules, not the European.
China benefited when all big industries started manufacturing in the East. Low wages were key in de speculative process for growth in volume of consumption. Local added value in the consuming countries was based on logistic and retail processes with tax on the consumer end. A larger local content was needed in macro economics. Risk avoidance in Europe and risk taking in America both discovered the real estate market to grow the local financial economies by creating shortages and compensate it with a flexible debt system through liberated banking. Housing and consumption became the Euro world of debt with energy as power position to connect it all together. The financial bubbles were created through a flexible banking system with a tax collateral over the speculative future of unlimited financial growth. Now all Europeans had become the same in the Euro world, a bank account and social security number to exchange loyalty to the Euro through labor for food and housing through money. The human being had become hostage of the organized human having.
Internet fueled in America still some speculative volume business opportunities with wizzkids that created genuine value such as Google, YouTube, Facebook and the rest of social media. That was the only remains left of an American culture of creativity and value creation that had made the continent so powerful. Even Apple noticed that their creativity was cashed in China where the final value was created through labor in manufacturing.
Apart from those remaining value creations, the focus on creativity had disappeared from all cultures. All that was left were decades of value destruction in favor money, private banking and growing national debts to keep consumption going.
The cannot society
The financial debt imposed on the population also increased the bureaucracy needed to get it back. At the same time the consequences of a consumer driven society became evident in the growing secondary economies on health care, police. Pollution, illness, behavior disorder etc became a burden in all societies and grew in costs faster than the benefits of consumption. New creative vultures appeared in the immorality of societies, addressing the secondary economies of consequences. Pharmaceutical industries started the lobby to create public dependence through money based lawful impositions. Self sufficiency in nature based health exchanged into manipulated scientific pharmaceutical services with Euro interests. The extreme costs of the consequence driven economies tend to become dominant in all society. Health care has become another instrument of power over people with a pure financial speculative focus. Ethics, morality and trust evaporates. People have no choice anymore. The system wants cash no matter what and eliminates any initiatives that step out of the system. We have entered the “cannot, may not society” where every step and actions is valued against financial prosperity and taxability. A large control system is in place to manage society and eliminate leadership. Meanwhile humankind gets sicker and sicker in many aspects creating a unified Euro with unified Euro dependent Europeans. The European flower bed for once looks the same. All weak flowers with the head down, fearful, sick and in debt, affected by the Euro virus of system greed that sucks life out of them.
What comes next
We already see many reactions in the flower bed. Americans get back into their culture of speculative freedom and discover “sustainability” as a new impulse for local value creation, away from poverty. The nation is still developing debts and intents to exert further system power by creating health care systems instead of providing a healthy environment. The system and the people are not the same anymore, not even in America. But America has not reached yet the point of ethical constitutional dispute, Europe has. Our awareness has reached a point of culmination thanks to the American external capitalist influence. The undercurrent of the medieval religious discussion of the islam from the middle east is doing the rest. We are reminded again of the struggles we had ourselves in the Christian world and the atrocities that we organized in name of God for the sake of power and control. Also this is opening up the evolutionary step of morality and ethics, not by eliminating religions from our lives but placing them in the right learning perspective. It is a final quest for understanding our external and inner securities by believing in our holistic selves as part of a universe of matter, energy and conscious life.
In Europe we observe that smaller communities step out of the Euro and create local value systems of their own. Europeans discover again their own authentic nature and when the wake-up call reaches their awareness the reactions are two fold: aversion against the immorality of the Euro system and a search for ethical dignity again of European sustainable human progress. The flower bed is showing again single flowers in diversity rising up and spreading seeds of a new society. While the ethical incompetent forcefully try to uphold the dying system a new public discussion arises about constitutional ethics and moral structuring of societies. The power is building up. Europeans are not the Euro because of the difference between the power of human awareness when it awakens against the human greed that systemized our lives. Europeans want an acceptable life and future not an unacceptable Euro and past. This difference will result in a new tough step in human evolution that will shape a new Europe with a new European constitution based on diversity and high level human ethics through holistic conscience. This society is based on universal truths that we discover and adopt together, and which eventually reach out to all corners of the universe. The human being, starting with the European, will become dominant over its Euros ( Dollar, Yen or RMDs), whatever the currency will then mean in terms of true human values.
When we refer to dimensions we can easily recognize the first three. The first dimension is a line between A and B. The second is perpendicular to the first referring to both as length and width, a flat space, like a drawing or piece of text on the screen. The floor on which we walk also. The third dimension adds depth to the picture. We have two eyes to be able to create 3D awareness with our brain.
We consider ourselves as beings that observe our surroundings in three dimensions. Length, width and depth. A pilot in an aircraft or helicopter has the complexity of dealing with this when trying to land. Our ears manage our equilibrium when we do the complex task of walking upright and balanced, a difficulty that has upset many engineers when trying to create a humanlike robot walking upright like us.
What would be the fourth dimension? The mathematical logic of the existence of dimensions 1, 2 and 3 suggests that there would be a 4th and a 5th and more, just like our numbers. But what are they?
Some people look at geometrical continuation of the first three, using angles of 90 degrees to intersect with the previous ones. If you can draw a 3 dimensional cube on a 2 dimensional piece of paper then you can do the same with 4 dimensions in a 3 dimensional space. It is fun to see graphical artists and computers make wonderful figures out of this theory. It is suggested that we can even get a notion of the fourth dimension when it interacts with the first three. We imagine this when we consider a two dimensional space interact with a three dimensional object, just like a scanner that shows vertical slices of a body in a sequence. Visualizing the entire fourth dimension goes however beyond our perceptive reality people say. But is that true?
Another theory is that the fourth dimension is “time”. This makes sense because we seem to perceive the three dimensional images in sequences, just like a movie, memorizing the events chronologically. The only snag is that we perceive time within the confinement of our planet Earth in our solar system, using day and night of this revolving planet turning around the sun. This limitation would make the dimension only specific to our planet Earth while the others are universal. Einstein did an attempt to define time universally in space. We could also use the Big Bang as a point of reference for that matter. Still it is difficult to universally use “time” as a concept of universal perception unless we refer to it from a spatial understanding and hence it cannot easily represent the fourth dimension.
Other people refer to the fourth dimension as the spiritual state before birth and after death, a kind of intermediate stage between our carnal three dimensional life and full spiritual existence after this pulgatory. God is often refered to as the 10th dimension with underneath a hierarchy of spiritual levels that at an early stage use the carnal life for spiritual learning purposes. Positioning God at such high dimensional level would suggest that we have to search our dimension not in the physical space of materials or chronological sequences but in levels of consciousness. A type of universal wisdom in layers of perception and awareness.
This would suggest the existance of parallel universes as also suggested by those who find evidence of a fourth dimension in magnetism. If we observe the amount of two dimensional objects within a three dimensional space we see that many do not even coincide. There are infinite ways of coinciding and non coinciding posibilities. They hence are not aware of their parallel existence unless a new dimension is added. Why couldn’t there be infite numbers of three dimensional parallel universes within the fourth dimension?
I leave this fourth dimension for you to figure out and would like to propose a reality for the fifth dimension. This one I call our “higher awareness”, a state of mind where we break loose from our animal evolution of awareness and origins and become fully aware of our selves as human beings, a spiritual being living carnal experiences. This state of higher awareness has been first described for the first time in the 40’s of the previous century.
It makes sense when we consider the other dimensions to be levels of perception of things. When we live through enough chronological events in one (or more, if we believe in the pulgatory and reincarnation) lifetime we may reach a state of reflection about life, evolution, the universe and our consciousness that goes a step beyond the mere observation of things in 3D and rationalization of events for survival and procreation only.
The higher conscience is an unique experience in which the human being looses fear for shortages and even death, learning to see itself and the entire existence from an eternal perspective. Such person enjoys a state of happiness without expecting anything, a state of having it all without possessing anything, a state of permanent satisfaction and yet an urge to make the best of the carnal life. To me that is the fifth dimension into which I personally broke through myself for the first time in 1996 but fell back into the fourth again. It was surprisingly fearful for me to let go of fear. In 2003 I broke through again and this time I stayed. I see life and the human being in a totally different way now and also behave and reflect differently.
These dimensions of perception also represent an evolutionary process that has not yet been studied scientifically. Science tends to study our material environment in great detail but not our energetic reality, awareness, spirituality or consciousness in different levels. Some scientists claim that awareness is just a trick that our brain plays on us. Indeed this is true when we use our two eyes to produce a 3D reflection of reality. We only perceive reality when we develop a level of reflective experience. We can then trick ourselves by observing our surroundings in a particular way. We can’t be sure that what we see really is what we think it is. It is all a matter of interpretation against a set of mental assumptions that we individually make with 3D perception. 4D hence is the level of curiosity to add perspective to varify that what we perceive is actually what it really is. In that sense time, death, magnetism, space, etc are all instruments for 4th dimensional awareness development. They are ALL the 4th dimension (length, width, depth and intelligent, interactive space in perceptive awareness).
It is not uncommon that we get into situations of individual and collective crises in our fourth dimension of searching for the universal truth while often sticking to the material 3D perceived “security” of survival rather than developing a conscious 4D reflective and interactive life with space.
When one breaks through into the higher conscience, say the fifth dimension, the misterious fourth dimension, including the erratic, often disputable behavior of human beings, suddenly makes sense. 4D represents our self-consciousness, the confusion we live with when we live a conscious learning life, asking ourselves all kinds of existential questions. The fourth dimension is a learning process of perception that goes beyond the physical bounderies of materialism. We gradually discover time, spirituality, parallel universes and how to deal with the letting go process, including carnal death and fear. The fourth dimension is the search phase that ends when we break through, open our inner extra “eyes” and suddenly “understand”. Then we have reached what some call the inner illumination, the fifth level of awareness. We live life in 5D.
The question that then arises is: “has the fifth dimension always existed in the universe, waiting for some species to break through? Or is this some evolutionary step that humankind adds to the universe?” In other words, is the universe conscious or unconscious, or is just humankind becoming conscious, making the universe conscious through us for the first time? The answer would suggest that the universe itself is alive not just “life within a dead universe”.
The fact that we, human beings, are capable of reaching the fifth dimension suggests that it has always existed. This brings everything into perspective, even the big bang theory and that what “is” is. It also brings back our God belief suggesting that the comfort of 5D is the beginning of even a larger quest up to 10D. Can we become God? Or are we already God but need to learn to perceive it by reaching 10D?
Another question arises in the 3D and 4D world. Can we live and organize ourselves in a carnal way using this fifth dimension of awareness as an extra establishment or guidance in our society? Would that help us solve the human issues of crises produced by the limitations of the fourth dimension? Can we educate people towards the fifth dimension and produce world peace that way? In my STIR foundation we make an attempt because I believe that we have reached a point in time that many people are breaking through and others just need a little help as they are so close. I also believe that sustainocracy is a way to organize society from a 5D perspective.
Could we expand our universal horizons from a higher level of consciousness? Is the fifth dimension confined just to us or can other species break through too? The latter is why we partner up with our surrounding in sustainocracy and start reasoning from the Whole (5D) instead of fragmented parts (3D).
I am curious about your reflection on the subject.
Here is the forecast for 2012 based on the model of the human complexities (“The Global Shift, a quantum leap in human evolution“, chapter 2, 2011) and related to the four quadrants that occupy our world in transformation the coming decade.
1. The big splash
Most of our world economies are anchored in the unsustainable quadrant of greed. The credit crisis blew a big hole in the financial hot air balloon that was being filled up by governments, banks and business enterprises. The patchworks of capital injections don’t stop the system from collapsing simply because the collapse is part of a transformation and not a temporary recession. Many organizations and governments become aware of this but feel the burden of the old world still strongly present and are reluctant to take action, hoping for some miracle to happen still. Their professional mission is also to try to keep things going as it was against all odds.
The current world organization is historically fragmented into a network of geographic and business interests with money driven banks that are all linked up in a financial system. In such fragmented, money driven global society we see all the institutions take measures to save their own position, often at the expense of others. It seems all part of the game in which we see the worst of people dominate the scenes with tricks and manipulations to uphold old positions. Meanwhile the perspective of progress is lost out of sight. The consequences are that many institutions fail and crumble into sudden death due to lack of support, competitive strength, slow reaction time or total lack of sustainable basis.
Governments try to keep disaster away by injecting money they do not have, into old systems that do not solve anything anymore, just maybe increase the problem. And if no value is created there is nothing else to sustain the institutions than the injections that just delay their ending a bit more. More and more governments will go bankrupt or will try to slow down the inevitable by some measures (like economic reforms, raising taxes or whatever).
All banks have a large financial bubble that cannot be resolved so they only still remain in the picture because of the ties they have with in the form of debts that the public cannot and will not pay anymore forcing the banks into control of governments who placed trust in them with social security instruments. They fear loosing those too and with it the electoral support of their democratic backing. The outstanding loans of the banks have hardly any collateral anymore. They fall over further in 2012. More and more banks will not be able to comply with their obligations to the public that has its savings in it.
Businesses will try to go greener and greener, not just for marketing sake but also necessarily to compensate the competition for resources that outsizes the competition for sales. Products become more expensive in the markets of basic human needs. The green products do not stop the over- consumption that is still being stimulated by economies of growth, which eventually will create a further inflation due to a demand and growing shortages in deliveries. Prices rise and people cannot afford anymore their basic needs unless they get a higher personal debt which is unpayable already. The whole thing ends up in a big splash when all the global systems break their ties and focus on trying to do something about it locally.
As the world’s large systems collapse along the line of organization complexities they enter the fragmented world of chaos where the local criminality and confrontations between people and systems grow, demanding local solutions around public safety, cohesion and integrity. The chaos in financial markets will be very large but isolated from the general public unless the systems place unjust dictatorial demands on the public (claiming taxes, mortgage funds, outstanding debts, etc) that will cause the rise of the masses against the systems. The public itself will also have plenty to demand that the old systems cannot give anymore s.a. pensions, social securities, insurance, etc. which will also get groups of people to the barricades.
The greatest problem in a situation of chaos is that groups of people try to take benefit of others through criminal activities and acts for survival. At the same time many will try to find others to blame for the entire situation. This entire process in a multicultural environment of migration is highly unstable and volatile. It will be highly dependent on the type of leadership that develops on extremely local basis to either escalate aggression or keep peace. All hopes are placed on the development of our consciousness, individually but also in the the institutions.
3. Awareness and consciousness
The positive thing is that this process is linear but affects people, countries and institutions in different phases. This means that many individuals already went through their personal chaos, process of letting go and enlightenment through the development of their consciousness. The growing amount of people with deep insight but also the cultural creatives that have views of the unsustainable situation of today, become representative of early experiments around creating a new type of society.
At this stage still it all depends on individuals, even people with a position in the established industries and governments who are standing up showing personal leadership in this complex situation. For quite some time new initiatives in the field of sustainable progress were crushed by the fearless and ruthless greedy systems of power in their attempt to keep their positions. This may still occur but more and more often we see the opposition grow using totally new instruments to organize the basics of a new society.
Most people and institutions do not want chaos, the threat of (civil) war or struggles around resources and gain insight rapidly. Businesses are repositioning themselves to serve a system by not producing products but sustainable results, involving many more people that strictly possible with the financial means they have. They start building on new value systems that are being developed together with the people who contribute to progress (instead of going to work. National governments loose control and need to allow local and regional governance to facilitate local for local recovery based on local self sufficiency and creation of local values.
What will happen with Europe? From an ideological point of view the concept of Europe was excellent but wrongly focused on financials and not on human progress. The financial Europe will necessarily collapse but the unity of Europe will eventually find some continuity in its own human consciousness of the need to develop global unity, not territorial fragmentation. This sustainable progress aspect of glocalization, local for local for global in a network of relations between self sufficient communities, can start in a new Europe.
The Euro will not be necessary in a world based on abundance of human talent and energy instead of the scarcity inherent to economics of growth. The development of content societies will create totally different needs and isolate the speculative systems that our now still powerfully in place. They are already under pressure living through their own shake out while respect and recognition for money itself and systems representing it, is rapidly deteriorating.
The revolution of the conscience will infect the entire global population as the pain of the old systems hits all people and the institutions. There will be large communities that may even not survive and the global human population will be reduced in the process. How much is difficult to say because it will also depend on the power of the grouping of the enlightened and the level of opposition or support received from the old establishments of remaining power and greed.
The revolution of the consciousness represents a new phase in human evolution and will go into our history as a decisive relatively short period of dramatic suffering, a collapse and recovery, but with a totally new elan of human continuity, respecting our species, its vulnerability, its relation with our natural environment and our evolutionary perspective.
In the end the revolution is the best thing that can happen to humankind but the suffering that will spread through the systems, societies and civilizations caused by the darkest side of human mentality, will be unprecedented in history too. There will hardly be any war but the conversion from total global financial dependencies to independence and self sufficiency is so intense that we will face important periods of structural shortages causing local panic, problems and signs of leadership and the lack thereof.
The long term peace that follows everything will not only be needed but will be secured by all involved to avoid new processes that have lead to the point of singularity and collapse. The global conscience will have made a giant leap that will not easily fall back in old human misbehavior. It will become the basis of a totally new phase in human progress.
And all this will happen in just a few decades and will be seen happening by most people that are alive today. The sooner one develops his or her own consciousness the sooner one can act accordingly.