Yes. Yes, I believe we are getting closer to global oneness, and accelerating. Not that it’s necessarily going to be a smooth ride for everyone – there are those who are in great resistance to this idea, and they’re likely to make things pretty rough for themselves and those around them, but that needn’t be you.
You can surround yourself with like-minded people who are heading the same way – towards peace, harmony, joy and ease. And if those people aren’t around you physically yet then there’s the internet.
I think the internet, and social media, is highly beneficial in terms of our evolution and moving towards a world of cooperation and collaboration rather than competition. We can now see the impact of everything from wars to charity work, industrial exploitation to social enterprise and entrepreneurial endeavor at first hand – worldwide and instantly. Suddenly the statistics are real people, with a voice.
Nobody wants war.
And now that we get to hear, directly, what our supposed enemies are saying, we realise that we’re more like each other than we’re sometimes lead to believe. Some of those people look the same as us, others don’t – some believe the same things we do, some don’t – some speak the same language, others don’t – and yet they all have the same hopes and fears and for the most part, the hope is for a peaceful, loving world of cooperation and oneness; the fear is that we may end up hurting each other in the pursuit of separation, domination and isolation.
The internet shows us the way
It’s my belief that the internet is a model for how we can move to a new level of cooperation and collaboration on a global scale – because it’s happening already. In a million diverse ways people are working together, sharing, making friends, evolving ideas and growing communities without boundaries and without battles. The requirement for participation is an ability, desire and willingness to cooperate and contribute, not an arbitrary measure of, well, anything.
Age, gender, race, location, qualification, wealth, health and who knows what else are used to discriminate, separate and isolate so frequently in the physical world that I think we take a lot of it for granted. Sure we have laws against discrimination, but really, how often are we prevented from taking part in something because we don’t fit the criteria? A lot, I’d suggest.
And yet on the web, it can be different – often it’s very different. It won’t matter to you, or anyone else, if the other person is black, white, yellow or even blue and green. You may not know if they’re nine or ninety, male or female, where or how they live. Millionaire or welfare, PhD or dropout – it’s going to make no difference – what matters is what they bring, what’s inside, and the expression of it.
If the software is well coded, the image beautiful, the music harmonious and the business idea exciting do we care who made it that way? Interested, yes, but it doesn’t matter who or what they are outside – what matters, again, is what’s inside, and that’s the same for all of us. We are love, consciousness, one.
If a group of people get together from a number of nations, say Korea, Russia, Germany, America, China, Iran, Iceland, Israel, Argentina and the UK, and they want to work together to produce something to benefit the people of the world, it makes the news. Or it does if it happens in the physical world of countries with borders. There’s talk of cooperation, of course, but as though it’s something unusual. And there’s probably talk of suspicion, competition, visas, diplomatic incidents and the strings that had to be pulled to make all this happen!
And on the internet? Well it just happens – all the time, and quite naturally. Just one example: WordPress, which this site runs on, is developed by community collaboration. The only requirements for getting involved are that you want to and you have something to contribute. And there are millions of cooperative ventures taking place, worldwide, through the internet, from business, arts, communication, connection and sharing to movements for global change. People are coming together, working and playing together, as one, benefiting the whole.
Is it perfect? No. Are there people who want to control, dominate, exploit or censor the internet? Yes. But does Open Source software, global community collaboration and connection through social media offer us a model for the way forward, towards global oneness? I believe it does, and I believe that’s where we’re going. Are you on board?
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Ian Barnfield is a writer, designer and photographer, and passionate about raising global consciousness. He is currently most active on the WildBliss Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WildBlissLive where he shares his artwork and the message of Aurora, channeled by his partner Cara Wilde. Some of Ian’s photographs and artwork can be found at http://WildBits.co.uk and an archive of channeled material at http://WildBlissChannel.com