shift economic flow by shifting the need landscape
The Social Invention:
One powerful method for co-facilitating a dynamical shift in how resources are redistributed in the economy is to have circles where people co-facilitate each other into deeper spaces where they are able to bring to light their deeper needs. The group energy can help hold this heightened awareness and stop a person from relapsing into a consciousness where they again forget their deeper needs. This group can help a person take actions that work to satisfy their deeper needs rather than just their surface needss.
The people in a circle can also directly help meet each other's deeper needs. For instance if someone has a need to be able to communicate with their son in another country, someone else in the group may be able to help them set up a free phone service over the internet like Skype.
Underneath each of our needs, is a deeper need. We can keep peeling away these layers until we get back to the nondual where we are needless.
Our current mainstream economy satisfies needs and also creates needs we didn't have before.
We can begin to create a economy based on peeling layers to look at the deeper needs. Then we begin to develop an economics that takes us back to the nondual (as opposed to an economics that keeps us trapped in the denser realms of existence)
Examples of peeling away the layers .....
One may feel like one needs a car.
Then as one begins to look deeper one may find that the deeper need is to be able to get to work. And one may find that there are other ways to satisfy this deeper need, e.g. carpool.
One may think one needs to make a lot of money. Then when one looks deeper it may be that the need to make a lot of money is so one can go to be able to go take a vacation. Then if you look even deeper it may be that the real need is to find peace of mind. And one may find that there are many ways to find peace of mind. For instance one way may be to find a nice group of supportive friends to spend time with. Or another way is to meditate half an hour each day.
This process of looking deeper into what one wants can be facilitated/ guided by another person. This facilitation if done well can be very helpful because a person may try to hide a deeper need from one own's awareness. The facilitator can help guide a person into the deeper realms of the unconcious.
As a person goes deeper, they will often go into an expanded consciousness state, and there may be quite an energetic shift in the room or area that a person is in. Sometimes there may be tears of realisation.
Economics is a dynamical system where resources are constantly being redistributed to satisfy the needs in a society.
As people begin to shift to an awareness of their deeper needs, the economic dynamic system can radically change its course. Resources in the society start to redistribute in more healthy and integrally wise ways.
Subject: Love it
I love this idea. Not sure about its feasability overall; but on a personal basis or in a spiritual setting, I think it would work. Certainly has help me with my debate over the past week whether or not to give up my car and start biking to work.
Steve.D 12 Jan '08 00:39
Subject: BLOOMING FANTASTIC!!
Love the idea my friend, pretty simple really innit? s'all about love innit? Job done. A great dream that with determination and application can become real, look forward to hearing what happens, peace and love to all. Cheers Steve.D
ChilliChocolateCake 08 Jan '08 00:06
Subject: I love the paradigm shift
We are so often 'inspired' to purchase things with many functions of which we only need one, only to find that the superfluous functions become necessities. Perspective is required to make this work - unfortunately that's in short supply.