Dare we look at the cause of our problems?
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(This is Part V of an extended series on being part of the change, rather than simply observing the change, that is occurring on our planet right now.)
I don’t want to take too much space here going over what has been said before in other CwG writings, but allow me, please, to just make this point over again, because it is vitally important that we all understand this, and because it sets the stage for everything else that is to follow in this extended series of articles.
Humanity has for centuries tried to solve its problems at every level except the level at which the problems exist. It continues to do so today.
To quote directly from What God Wants…
We approach our problems as if they were political problems, open to political solutions. We talk about them, we hold debates about them, we pass resolutions about them.
When nothing changes, we seek to solve our problems through economic means. We throw money at them, or withhold money from them, as in the case of sanctions.
When that fails we say, aha, this is a problem to give to the military. We’ll solve it with force. So we drop bombs on it. That never works, either, if a long-term solution is what anyone is looking for, but do you think we would learn?
Naw. We just start the cycle all over again.
The reason we keep running and getting nowhere like a mouse on a wheel is that no one dares to look at the cause of the ongoing condition we seemed fated to endure. Either we truly don’t know, or we are afraid to admit, that our biggest problem today is not a political problem, it’s not an economic problem, and it’s not a military problem.
The problem facing humanity today is a spiritual problem.
Once this is understood, the solution becomes obvious. Until it’s understood, the solution escapes everyone.
It’s what people believe that creates their behavior. Therefore, it is at the level of belief, not at the level of behavior, where behavior can most profoundly be modified. For decades we’ve been talking in psychology circles about behavior modification, or Behavior Mod. What we really should be talking about is Belief Mod.
So, if we are to change things on our planet we must all become Spiritual Helpers. Most of us agree on that. The question is, how? Well, in this space we are going to look at ten steps that can get us there. These steps are simple, but they may not be easy. Much will depend on how real is your desire to get where you say you wish to go.
You will be asked in these ten steps to rearrange your entire thinking. You will be invited to alter your previous perception of many things. You will be requested to read, read, read. For this will be a Short Course in Transformation 101. You will even be invited to explore a few personal growth programs and activities that could change your life.
So these ten steps are exciting. Some are unexpected. All are transformational. We’ll look at them one by one, beginning in our next installment here. Please return to continue your reading in this extended series of articles.