October 18 in the frame of the Day of Spiritual Accord, at 14:00 (GMT + 6), Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) will host an International conference themed: "Strengthening interfaith and interethnic harmony as an answer to modern world challenges ".
Sarah Dreyfus, Switzerland How can local groups arrive to a global effect? I am very grateful for having the opportunity to be a part of this amazing conference… It is my first time to speak at such an occasion, even though I have been speaking about these topics so many times before… I have always been torn apart between two worlds, that surrounded me every day. One world was the “real world”. The world where people work in order to earn money, where parents split up because they don’t trust each other, where young men hit each other in the face, where girls talk behind each others backs, where everybody who doesn’t fit into society, is a weirdo or a threat. I am lucky to have grown up in a family that had a big awareness of the world situation. A family that was active in peace work, involved in sustainable projects and doing spiritual work.
That world was the “spiritual world”. It was the world, where topics like honesty, transparency, reflection, consciousness, love, simplicity and truth were discussed at the dinner table. Where religious teachers shared their blessings and their wisdom. A world that was free of fear of being poor or unsuccessful and full of trust that mankind was good.
There were high ideals and sometimes a lot of frustration about the world situation and the inner state of non-peace. But there was always the trust in a higher force and that we were all being loved and taken care of.
I started too felt the urge, of bringing the “normal” and the “spiritual” world together. I didn’t, and I still don’t believe in a separation of those two worlds. I believe, that in the core of every soul is the same wish: the wish for peace.
But how is it possible, that people don’t realize, what their deepest wish is? And even if they do, why don’t they take responsibility for the world and for their own acting and thinking?
I realized, that the only thing I can do, is to create a space for people, where they can experience and experiment what peace really means.
I am lucky to have met Dr. Nina Meyerhof. With her and many others help I co-founded a youth group, that meets up regularly, shares, experiences spirituality and tries to find ways, to put it into action in order to create a model for sustainable peace.
What we want as youth is to really start peace work within ourselves.
What we want is not to be normal, but to be true.
What we want is not to fight against the old system, but to create a new sustainable system.
What we want is the full liberation of love from fear.
What we want is to strengthen our will in the conscious decision to serve peace – inside and outside.
Deep inside me, there is always this voice that says: “How can this youth group have any effect on the global situatuion? We have everything we need and sit there, talk about our truth, share about our deepest wishes, work on our personalities… isn’t this egocentric after all?
I always ask myself the same questions:
How can local groups arrive to a global effect? How can the conditions of a structural peace, which are created at a few places have an effect on the whole Earth?
Dietner Duhm writes an answer to this question in his book “The Global thought”.
He says the answer results from the specifics of holistic (all-encompassing) systems, as together with all life on earth, humankind builds a holistic system. The whole works in every detail – and vice versa: what ever happens in a part has an effect on the whole. This effect can be minimal but increases with the significance that the local change has for the whole. In the case of a high significance, a process develops in the whole that can be described by the terms of “resonance”, “iteration” and “morpho-genetic field building”. This is the decisive process for the globalisation of peace (I described it in more detail in my book “The Sacred Matrix”). When a piece of information that is sufficiently complex, sufficiently important and sufficiently compatible with the whole is entered into an organism this information has an effect in all cells. When a piece of information is entered into the informational body of the earth, that is important for a violent-free co-habitation of all creatures, the mental/spiritual layer of the earth (noosphere) enters into a “stimulated state”; the entered information works latently in all creatures. If the information is entered by means of existing Healing Biotopes a global field of probability for the emergence of similar life forms emerges on many places of the earth. What is decisive for the success of such peace projects is not how big and strong they are (compared to the existing apparatuses of violence), but how comprehensive and complex they are, how many elements of life they combine and unite in themselves in a positive way. In the field buildings of evolution it is not the “law of the strongest”, but the “success of the more comprehensive”. Otherwise no new development would have been able to impose itself for they all begun “small and inconspicuous” (Teilhard de Chardin).
In this context we can formulate the central research question of the Healing Biotopes as follows: Which social, ecological, economic, spiritual preconditions should be realized in a way that – on the basis of the current state of our evolution – the general information necessary for planetary healing work can emerge?
The main problem does not lie in the question of whether the centers can be globally effective but whether we are able to really create them. As they are a part of the whole the burden of the whole also depends on them. They can only be successful if they reach that “universal ground” they share with the whole. That universal ground is the invulnerable basis of all human beings, their common source and dowry, their divine core. It shows itself in the capacity for truth, for love and for the acceptance of the higher orders of life. Communities begin to be globally effective once they have found in the tapestry of humankind the very dimension in which all inhabitants of the earth are connected with one another. On this basis, fragments of life that had been separate for so long converge and unite: man and woman, human and human, sexuality and mind/spirit, Eros and Agape, human and nature, human and God. Here, the indispensable spiritual dimension of future healing work becomes apparent. Healing is the return from being banned, it is the negation of the original pain that consisted in the separation.
At last, I would like to remind us of the way nature acts.
Nature never only gives as much as it receives in return.
A flower gives everything it has and takes only as much as it needs in order to survive.
I thank the organizers with my whole heart for this great Forum and for their amazing generosity.