A Model for Global Oneness? by Ian Barnfield

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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.

Global cooperation

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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About Ian
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

21 Responses

  1. Susan

    Thank you, Ian, for this wonderful post. I also enjoyed looking at your websites! You’re right that the internet can be a very helpful tool in the creation of a better way of living. Much learning to do since a computer is a relavtive newcomer in my life! Thank you, John and Spirit for making this available…

    Love and blessings,

    • IanB

      Thank you Susan – welcome to the new world šŸ˜‰ Let’s create something wonderful!


  2. Dan

    Thanks, Ian – very thoughtful article – particularly like your analogy between the content of a website – source code – and the content of an individual – source – hmm…

    Your insight – that people are getting a better understanding of how much more we have in common than in difference as a result of the new technologies – is also a good thing for us to keep in mind.

    I don’t think about it that much – but then again the internet has been a great place for reminding me how to enjoy life and play the way I came here to do.

    This is always a great forum – thank you John, Spirit, and all of those who participate.

    Joy and Wild Bliss!

    • IanB

      Hi Dan

      Yeah, if you dig down deep enough – source – code – pixels – cells – atoms – DNA – you’re just not going to see difference, we’re all the same stuff – it’s what you do, or BE, with it that matters. And anything that helps you ‘enjoy life and play the way you came here to do’ has just GOT to be good, hasn’t it?!

      Keep enJOYing!

  3. Pat

    I agree. The internet gives us more opportunity to have a voice and unite in ways unlike we’ve ever had before.

    • IanB

      Very true – there are so many people writing and recording so much excellent stuff that just wouldn’t be seen were it not online. I’ve always thought about things a lot, and sometimes put those thoughts in writing but, before the internet, it was unlikely more than two or three people got to know about it! I really think it brings us closer together.

  4. Alva Macey

    Thank you John for introducing us to this amazing opportunity. So much to sift through & learn…..Reminds me of my first visit to your world…..so much that’s new,

    • IanB

      We turn a corner, open a door, click on a website and….. it’s a whole new adventure waiting to unfold šŸ™‚

  5. Chris

    Beautifully said and written and of course the intent is always present if we feel for it . . . i love your intention, John, Spirits even people with a different point of view, the intent is what delivers as much as the content, sometimes more

    . Thank you Ian. And great idea John, love and best wishes.

    • IanB

      Thank you Chris

      Sometimes the words flow through me in such a way that I know it’s nothing to do with my conscious mind, if it’s coming from me at all. This one, however, is my thinking – it’s something I’ve been pondering for a while. And intent – yep, the way people come together to communicate, learn, share and grow here, and in many other places online, fills me with optimism that we really are heading in the right direction. When people cooperate in this way wonderful things tend to happen!

  6. Marilyn

    What inspired thinking! Thank you Ian! This is a beautiful model from which we all can benefit. And thank you, John, for expanding the opportunity for growth and learning by inviting guests to post. Hugs to all.

    • IanB

      Thank you Marilyn

      I’m honored to be John’s first ‘official’ guest and also excited to see how this develops – I think there’s so much we can learn from each other. What’s often required for moving forward is a different perspective, and it doesn’t always need to come from spirit. Somebody further up the path, somewhere behind, or off to one side on a different path, will see many things that I can’t see from here…

      • canron

        Here is an idea which might take us somewhere. The most recent technological advances in the field of microbiology are being made with the use of supercomputers. There are actually not many of these available. A supercomputer is one where a couple thousand computers are working together on one project.
        Could we not as an interested group combine to form such a supercomputer and help in the diagnosis or mapping required by these microbiologists and other scientists? Many people own multiple computers, some of which are sitting idle because they have purchased more up to date ones. Just a thought !

        • IanB

          When I was first playing with SETI@home, maybe 10 years ago, there was only that and maybe one or two other distributed computing projects – there’s a huge list now, everything from pharmaceuticals and RNA to mathematics and weather prediction. Makes me thing that if microbiology is suited to BOINC or a similar model think it will probably happen pretty soon. Great example of global collaboration achieving something none of us could do alone!

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