What Humanity Awareness will look like
I refer to the seventh worldview that is now emerging – self-expression through the exploration of personal creativity – as Humanity Awareness. The focus of Humanity Awareness is finding meaning and purpose through the exploration of our natural gifts and talents.
In Humanity Awareness we assume a transnational identity; we recognize that we are all members of the human race – we identify with humanity. Not only are there no ethnic, religious or gender divisions in Humanity Awareness, there are also no territorial boundaries. We all share the same home – the planet Earth.
In the worldview of Humanity Awareness, the approach to solving problems is holistic and systemic. We focus our efforts on system-wide changes. We are not blinkered by our beliefs, as people have been in the preceding worldviews. We seek answers to the questions that are facing humanity through deep dialogue, intuitive insights and processes that invite our collective intelligence – processes that involve all concerned parties and align with our universal ‘soul’ values.
In addition to improving social welfare, Humanity Awareness also focuses on psychological welfare. Whereas social welfare solved the problems associated with meeting our deficiency needs, psychological welfare solves the problems associated with meeting our growth needs – moving through and beyond the individuating stage of psychological development to the self-actualizing stage of psychological development.
Instead of measuring happiness, the focus now is on measuring well-being. Well-being is a more important indicator than happiness: well-being is the feeling we get when we satisfy the needs of the stage of psychological development we are at. Other measures of human progress in the worldview of Humanity Awareness will focus on improving empathy, kindness and compassion and decreasing suicide and homicide rates.
Unlike previous worldviews, the worldview of Humanity Awareness recognizes and appreciates the ‘verticality’ of societal development – it understands the evolutionary perspective. Those operating from this worldview understand that people at different stages of psychological development have different needs and can operate from different worldviews. People operating from the earlier worldviews are unable to do this because they look at the world only through the myopic belief structures of their own worldviews. They live in societal flatland – they can only interpret and judge what is going on from the beliefs of their worldview. People operating from the worldview of Humanity Awareness see other worldviews not through the lens of competing belief structures but through the lens of competing value priorities.
In the worldview of Humanity Awareness, the evolution of human consciousness is seen as a work in progress. Chaos and change are accepted as the natural order of things. The difficulties that we face are regarded as opportunities for learning, rather than problems to be solved.
People operating from the worldview of Humanity Awareness may experience anxieties about the future, but they are not fearful. They trust in their collective intelligence and knowledge and their innate creativity to resolve all issues.
Respect and recognition in Humanity Awareness are earned; they are not dependent on power, authority or wealth; leadership is situational – it is based on a person’s competence and creativity.
Justice in Humanity Awareness recognizes that we make mistakes due to our childhood conditioning. Rehabilitation is handled though psychotherapeutic support (the reprogramming of our limiting beliefs) and self-knowledge – understanding our true nature and purpose in life.
In Humanity Awareness we find a focus on values-based education, meditation and psychological growth. Children are taught how to fully express their unique gifts and talents, connect with others in meaningful relationships and contribute to the well-being of their community. They are taught how to be the best for the world, rather than how to be the best in the world.
Humanity Awareness heralds a new form of democracy; not dominated by power, authority and status-hungry elites, but by citizens working together collaboratively to find solutions that focus on the good of the whole. Different age groups are represented in governance structures. Decision-making is decentralized to the appropriate regional or local level.
To tackle issues such as the pollution of the global commons, global warming and international crime, new and improved global governance structures are developed based on national representation at a regional level and regional representation at a global level. The structures and the decision-making processes in the United Nations are completely overhauled.
Health and healing in the worldview of Humanity Awareness focus on ego–soul alignment. The body is seen as an energy field – the vehicle of the soul in the material dimension of existence. When the energy field is healthy – aligned with the motivations of the soul – the body is healthy; when it is not, it gets sick. Health is improved by releasing anxiety and fear and embracing love and joy.
Whereas there are many individuals around the world beginning to embrace Humanity Awareness, there are no nations operating from this worldview. There are some nations that are exploring policies which align with the worldview of Humanity Awareness.
The cosmology of Humanity Awareness
In Humanity Awareness, people of different ethnicity, nationality and race share an overarching cosmology that unifies the belief systems of spirituality, science and psychology in an energetic framework of understanding, where every human being is seen as an individuated aspect of the universal energy field – as a soul experiencing three-dimensional material reality in a physical body.
At this level of awareness, it is understood that every person on the planet shares the same level of identity, and at the deepest level of their being they share the same humanitarian values. There is a common understanding that when I give to you, I am giving to another aspect of myself. There is no discrimination in Humanity Awareness.
Correspondence with the self-actualizing stage of development
The worldview of Humanity Awareness corresponds to the self-actualizing stage of personal development – a focus on internal cohesion (ego–soul alignment) and external cohesion (living in harmony with others). People who embrace the worldview of Humanity Awareness want to bond with other people in group structures that care about the future of humanity.
At this stage of psychological development, we fully embrace the values of inclusion, openness, fairness, tolerance and transparency. Instead of making decisions based on our beliefs, we make decisions based on our values. Our values become our internal guidance system for making all decisions. The focus of the worldview of Humanity Awareness is on becoming whole.
The principal behavioural markers of the worldview of Humanity Awareness are:
· New forms of governance involving all age groups
· New forms of global cooperation
· Everyone regarded as equal and important
· Focus on energy healing
· Focus on psychological welfare
· Values-based education
· Focus on competence and creativity
· Global redistribution of income to meet everyone’s deficiency needs.