Book: Spontaneous Evolution
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We've all heard of people who've experienced a seemingly miraculous recovery from illness, but can the same thing happen for our whole world? According to pioneering biologist Bruce H. Lipton, it's not only possible, but it is already happening. In collaboration with political philosopher Steve Bhaerman, Dr Lipton invites readers to explore a startling re-examination of evolution, the role of DNA, the relationship between mind and matter, and how our beliefs about nature shape us. As Dr Lipton and Steve Bhaerman explain, by changing our beliefs, we can trigger the spontaneous evolution of our species to create a brighter future.
The four Myth-Perceptions of the Apocalypse
The institutionalised insanity that society created by supporting the obsolete and dysfunctional beliefs defined as the Four Myth-Perceptions of the Apocalypse:
- Only Matter Matters
- Survival of the Fittest
- It's in Your Genes
- Evolution Is Random
Although each belief seemed logical at one time, new science reveals that none is true. These failed paradigms unconsciously hold in place the current dysfunctions that threaten our survival.
Scientific Materialism & Holism
|How did we get here?
||Random acts of chance
||Via a combination of creation and adaptive evolution
|Why are we here?
||No other reason than to go forth and multiply
||To tend the Garden and acquire awareness for humanity's evolution
|Now that we're here, how do we make the most of it?
||Live by the law of the jungle
||Live in balance with Nature recognising that all is connected
Box in a Circle (Panarchy)
The next evolutionary
form of governance
may be represented by a box within a circle. Under this visionary plan, inside-the-box governmental paradigms would still hold elections and make and enforce laws. However, the box, which contains our Constitutional independence, would exist inside the interdependence circle of We the People.
|We are fortunate, indeed, that the Internet, a rapid, almost instantaneous form of grassroots worldwide communication, now exists. This means that social mutations that work in one place can be rapidly disseminated across the planet. The power inherent in the shared awareness is unparalleled in human history. In light of the fact that knowledge is power, humanity is now endowed with enough power to nurture and heal our planet and our selves in a predictable way.|
|While many shun technology, we see it is an inherent and fundamental element of evolution. Consider the fact that cells, in creating the human body, developed many technologies that are far more sophisticated than those yet derived from modern science.|
|We are here to use our evolved awareness to support environmental harmony.|
|Perhaps that evolutionary directive - accumulating awareness through expanding community - offers a clear direction for our currently evolving civilisation.|
|Technology is an integral element in the evolutionary process. Considering that we are following an evolutionary path similar to the one taken by our cells, we are also destined to use technology to ensure our survival.|
|For transformation to take place, a critical mass of us must divest ourselves of these obsolete beliefs and then invest out awareness and activities so as to be in harmony with the new emergent paradigm.|
|Margulis contended that symbiosis, which is the assembly of individuals based on mutually beneficial relationships, is a major driving force b ehind evolution. She suggests that Darwin's notion of evolution, driven by the survival of the fittest in a continual competition among individuals and species, misses the mark. In her opinion, copoperation, interaction, and mutual dependence among life forms allowed for the global expression of life. According to Margulis, 'Life did not take over the globe by combat, but by networking.'|
|Cells whose efforts are more vital to the community get paid more ATP and may even be provided with cellular entourages that support their speicalised functions. While cells are on different pay scales, every cell is provided with the basics of life: food, shelter, health care, and protection.|
|If the brain engenders wise and supportive governance, it will respond to the cellular community's feedback with leadership that offers each cellular citizen a life of healthful bliss.|
|America's motto, e pluribus unum, "out of many, one," serves as a reminder that the one is not created through top-down imposition or kingly whimsy in a hierarchy of power but, rather, from the coherent effort of healthy, cooperative, sovereign individuals. It is an organisation that is voluntary, not coercive.|
|The current opposing-party system of politics is designed to manipulate public opinion rather than cultivate public wisdom.|
|In the absence of a coherent voice of We the People, a heartless, soulless, self-perpetuating system persists.|