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2012 Why I was able to hear Desteni’s message

Desteni answers my childhood questions!

With Desteni I have come full circle to my childhood. Perhaps all children who are born into this world experience great discrepancies between what is happening on the planet and what makes sense to them. Many of us forget that when we are little, we are not so impressed by what the world of adults has to offer. For me this was a particularly strong point which is where my journey for answers started, and I remember this well.

When I was a child the adults in my immediate surrounding considered me a late bloomer. I was born into an environment where I had to figure much out for myself. I can remember thinking that adults where strange because they did not want to play anymore. I certainly did not want to become like them. All their serious occupations seemed to stress them with little enjoyment. I could also never see why adults did what they did – why was work and family everything in life?

More importantly I could not understand why the earth was split up in ‘sections’. In some sections people lived well, they could buy all kinds of things and load up their houses while in other sections people had nothing or very little.  About those ‘others’, who did not have what my family had, I knew little of. Back then the internet was not available and the general information flow did not flood my world the way it does today. Hence I learned about those ‘others’ in ad hoc situations, that seemed all too curious to me because no one had any real answers. Besides the occasional representative from charities coming to our house to collect money, the remainder of information concerning the ‘other’, or those who were not of middle-class European origin came to me in conversations like this one:

Mother: Eat what is on your plate. Other kids don’t have anything to eat – they would be so happy if they had what you have. So finish what’s on your plate.

Me: really? Where are those kids now?

Mother: they are in Africa

Me: and they can’t eat?

Mother: no they can’t eat

Me: but they must be hungry

Mother: of course they are hungry, they are just like you

Me: but if they are just like me, then why can’t they eat?

Mother: because they don’t have any money

Me: oh, why don’t they have money?

Mother: because they don’t have work

Me: why don’t they have work?

Mother: because the country is poor

Me: why is the country poor?

Mother: finish your plate and stop talking

Me: why can’t we make them rich the way we are – you said they are hungry just like me?

Mother: end of talking, you need to finish what’s on your plate NOW!

Me: but  I don’t understand…

My mother: I don’t care – finish your food NOW

Conversations like this one are not atypical for children, and my mother is not the only one who answered them in this way. All too often innocent questions end up unanswered because we, adults, no longer have common sense to answer in an earnest manner. How can we accept to not be able to answer to the most basic questions in life?

Later on in school I learned that this is all to do with our economic system; with supply and demand; with resources and labour that can be turned into money for the country; with interest rates and financing; that it had to do with government and organisation; politics and negotiations –  It all seemed unnecessarily complicated and unjustifiable.

Why does it have to be this way? was neither answered in school nor at university. All information was usually presented as irrefutable fact to which I had to succumb in my thinking, to be a good student and be accepted in society. I had to make-belief what I was told and not ask too many of the wrong kinds of questions. At some point in my teenage years when I realised that life is quite one dimensional, I turned to Eastern religion to find answers on why we live like we do in this world. The mystical and spiritual aspects of Eastern religion were the perfect place to escape to in hopes of finding ‘the’ kernel of truth that must be hidden somewhere, and that would explain it all. In essence, I realise today that I was pursuing my self-interest, the perfectly constructed diversion that would allow me to ignore what was happening around me, the abuse, the atrocities and the wars – it would allow me to shroud my life in self-righteousness behaviour and feel good about it.

I was already so conditioned to believe that through acquiring knowledge I would gain access to answers, I gladly studied Eastern religion to find my way out of this ‘darkness’. Answers, I thought, had to be earned through hard work, just like grades in school. This meant studying Sanksrit and learning the yoga sutras, the upanishads, the Baghavad Gita – spending my time in meditation and mantra repetition. In short, the harder the path to accomplishment seemed to be the more I believed to be on the right track.

My journey took me from Hinduism to Tibetan Buddhism, yet there was always something that was a bit ‘strange’ or did not fit together quit so well. Thus, I believed that the current path I had selected was not right one in the long run, and this thinking gave me permission to move on. After all, why do Hindus stone people to death, in the so-called honour killings, when at the same time, they are vegetarians? Am I missing something?

When Eastern spirituality wore off and I still had not seen any profound answers to my questions and no real change in my personal life, I returned to the Western information pool. Meanwhile there were some people who were exposing that what we were taught by the authorities was a form of mind control. The insights these people had into our system made sense to me and gave me an outlet for my anger that I harboured against the injustices of the world. Anger, I had previously learned to suppress when I was on the mystical path. Mostly I read and listened to so-called conspiracy theories, which did not demand much else from me besides reading and listening to those who were broadcasting their ideas. From there I drifted into the Western love and light community, where many also had one foot in the conspiracy theories.
I started studying again, learning to write reams of affirmations, new methods of visualisations and meditation, working with crystals and other paraphernalia. Yet, just as all the previous times, something remained missing and left me dissatisfied.

My entry point into the Desteni material were Jack’s videos on the history of mankind. At first these videos confused me but also intrigued me and I felt attracted to them. In a couple of weeks I watched the 100 videos on the topic, every night after my day’s work. The perspectives on life and human existence were new and different, and they involved me, I was no longer the innocent bystander. I then took the step to sign up for the forum. Here were tools offered to me that I could use to enable myself: I had to become self-organised about my process of self-realisation. I had to take responsibility that the world was in this state, no one else was there to pick up the pieces, but I could stand up and do just that.

Suddenly terms like “oneness” made sense because they had a practical value and not as I previously experienced an intellectual one. I recall that that the vocabulary used in the various spiritual practices remained isolated from my daily reality. I saw myself continuously grasping to understand and to implement that which I learned in scriptures, from those who were channelling, and other spiritual figures. The statements that are made within the Desteni group are solid, and gave me practical guidelines in how I can take a concept, for example “oneness” and implement it to address my behaviour in the world. At the same time, Desteni is like a living organism, while changes in how the material is presented can occur, the essence never shifts.

From my perspective nothing has compared to Desteni, because equality and oneness are implemented all the way – on the micro and macro level. On the individual or micro level is where tools like self-forgiveness, self-corrective action are presented. The overall picture is also taken into consideration because to achieve practical oneness, a global system as such, the macro level, needs to change as well. The Equal Money System is the solution for an economic blueprint of oneness.

I related a long story in how I got to Desteni to show that I have tried many different approaches over time. Having arrived where I am right now is the end of that journey. The search is over, because through coming to Desteni I realise that I am this journey, to become equal to all that is here. All else is a quick fix which only does one thing: a self-serving attempt to stop one’s own suffering – yet not comprehending that all is truly connected in oneness. Like the mind is not separate from the body as Descartes and others intellectuals have suggested, thereby initiating the development of separation that we have taken to the extreme at this time – the individual is not separate from the group. This has never been understood on earth that is why all other attempts, practices and tradition have failed to bring absolute changes to humanity. This is also why Desteni will prevail and bring about a profound change in the world, and in the co-habitation of humans with all other beings.

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2012 – Time to get off the drug!

The love and light community insists and persists in this year’s ascension. Well, for now. This is in spite of many overtly incongruent issues around this idea which point to a self-created belief system that is not based in reality but is entirely make-belief. A kind of drug of the mind induced through imagination, or also called visualisation, by those who are enamored with the idea of escape into ‘positive thinking’ to find relief from reality – similar to pharmaceutical drugs which give us relief from the symptoms of physical illness.

A powerful indicator that the mind will use make-belief in many circumstance of un-ease is the application of placebo therapy which has proven to treat a number of peripheral disease processes by making the patient feel better. What placebo therapy cannot do is treat actual physical illnesses such as venous leg ulcers, Crohn’s disease, urinary tract infection, or chronic heart failure. In other words, placebo only works when the mind is implicated but cannot produce any results when the physical reality of the body is at stake. The physical reality of the body is also the reality that we breath, move, and communicate in every day of our lives. Hence this is why starving people are not ‘cured’ by the ascension.

Consequently, what is real about this ascension graze is that it is a reaction to a dis-eased reality, one that desperately needs treatment from all of us to get any measurable results for betterment. To create viable self-change and therefore societal change, ascension is a haphazard to everyone’s health because like all drugs it promotes the continuation of our dis-eased reality. Ascension, or the relief-from-reality-drug is the placebo for perceived change which works by continuously strengthening the belief that one has indeed changed oneself, even though those who take this drug exhibit even more inertia and acceptance of all things abusive in our society – and all this while chanting the slogan: “we are all one”.

As time passes, one is increasingly exposed to others who disseminate the drug, and who will exert their power of persuasion over those who are just in the beginning stages.  Beginners might still be unsure because there are no physical signs of it working, except for the dedicated fashion style and paraphernalia, such as crystals, dream catchers, special beads, metals, oils and so forth – but will eventually let their skill of critical reflection wane into no-man’s land.

Critical reflection would indicate that one is skeptical about some of the ascension attributes, and ask a number of questions to outline for oneself a more accurate picture of what is going on here, instead of jumping on the band wagon just because other people have done the same. Not to mention that there are many historical examples where this kind of collective jumping was a fatal choice to make.

Indeed, this should be one’s first question:

Am I getting into ascension because all these other (nice) people are into it, and they must know what they are doing, even if I don’t know?

More questions that might put a person on their way to recovery and reinstate critical reflection are:

No other so-called spiritual departure has come to fruition why should this one be any different? One may recall 2011 judgement day where many were convinced that they would be leaving the world as we know it. No one left of course and judgement day was postponed – without any doubt the same thing will be happening on December 21, 2012.

How come Tibetan monks are not preparing us for ascension? Tibetan monks have been working in the spiritual realm for centuries and have sufficient spiritual mileage on the ascension meter. Recall that they are able to pick out the next Dalai Lama from hundreds of children, hence these monks would be able to pin-point all details involved in ascension. Instead, the love and light community has to rely on vague ancient Mayan scriptures for the interpretation of ascension details, such as the date.

Why is the vocabulary on ascension not consistent depending on who is talking about ascension? If I say table to anyone in the room here, or anywhere else in the world (in their respective language of course), everyone would immediately have the same reference. This is not so with the ascension community. Words like ego, soul, higher self and so forth are moving targets when it comes to a definition.

Get off the drug and roll up your physical sleeves – change yourself and change the world – because all are indeed one, which means all are free or none are free. Oneness and equality is the way forward. Question your perceived reality, and come and question us @ http://www.desteni.org –  join the forum.

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2012 ascension is a house made from clouds

For some people the year 2012 is the year of ascension. In the preceding years leading up to 2012, various media channels have presented us with individuals who have given us plenty of apparently solid reasons why we should join in with the light workers to make the transition and ascend because the world as we know it is coming to an end this year. All kinds of historical sources have been cited from the Mayan calendar to the yoga sutras to support this idea. The act that we have to go looking for hints to our future in scriptures we can only interpret, rather than understand, is a tell tale sign that we are denying ourselves the face value of our reality.

Face value in the sense that we take what is happening in the world, at this moment, as our primary source for response. Those who buy into the 2012 love and light campaign prefer to imagine what the world could be and then match their lives to what is being imagined while in the meantime the place we call home is continually spiraling down into greater abuse and atrocities. So, according to those who have bought into the imagination of what life could be for them rather than what it is, this year is bringing earth shattering changes, something that has never been seen before.

Within the 2012 love and light campaign it is generally understood that those who have paid their dues and prepared themselves by following, practicing and worshiping some form of love and light will ascend to the fifth dimension or enter the fourth density. ‘Something’ will happen to those who have worked hard to hold that ‘light’ vibration against all odds. They will be released from all the physical and psychological limitations and perils – they will enter a new and better world full of bliss. Once ascended one will be in a place where life has become eternally peaceful, where the struggle to survive, and the need to put up with those who can’t see the light will be no longer.


Since so many people ‘bank’ on these ideas, they must be true, how can so many people be wrong? For a moment let’s project towards the end of the year. The world has moved on with more poverty and starvation, more wars, more economic downturn and so forth. For those who work with and in the light, the end of the year will present a fork in the road, one can either admit that ascension is a figment of the mind, or one can continue denying the actual reality we live in by holding the vibration of blindness.

Blindness in the face of horrific events that occur in every sector of society, in every minute of earth time. Let’s be real here for a moment. None of us has been able to predict our personal future in the way that it would match with what truly ends up happening. Once we have arrived in the future we barely remember what was going on in our minds when we were at the stage of predicting it. It is safe to say in this way we are bound by human perception.

Another aspect of us predicting the future is that not only is the future unpredictable but that no one else’ future ever enters into the future we imagine. In the sense that together with others we create a web of interactions, interlinked with our actions and reactions and those of others. This does not play into future predictions, we are the only protagonist who is featured as the main star in our future perfect show. Those who are next of kin in our lives will have a side role that plays along with our main story. To encourage ourselves and to keep up the motivation we use hope and belief until we are unable to tell what is real and what is not.

2012 campaigners are experiencing exactly that, each one imagining themselves in their own ascension bubble. Together they create a collective future prediction that exists only in the mind, in complete opposition to all that is known in the physical world.  We can take a parallel example and smile about the outcome: one’s ideal home, house, or abode. We can imagine how we would want to live, and what it would look like.  We know that to build this abode every detail of this dream place has to be made possible with actual materials and building techniques. If we dream something up that has no basis in reality, for example a house made from clouds, we know that it will be impossible to create it in actual terms. We may be able to represent it in picture form but we are unable to walk inside and be alive in it. Yet, we can dream up a house based on what materials and techniques are known to us and even here we might not be able to match our imagination in exact ways because actual physical interactions with plans, materials and construction determine what can be done and what not. Our imagination is inferior to our physical reality.

A campaign such as the 2012 campaign where people will go to any stretch of the imagination to buy into it, exists in the system we have created because capitalism functions on the invention of needs and desires that can be sold to others. The 2012 love and light campaign is a lucrative way to make profit of people’s gullibility for a better world where they can remain safe in their bubble. Against all odds people will invest themselves in believing ascension is real, yet they will deny that a house made from clouds can be constructed and inhabited – not seeing that ascension is such a house made from clouds…

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No more pilgrims to India seeking spirituality

Pilgrims to India are god’s business. Every year thousands of people flock to India to seek something that they cannot find within themselves. Spiritual pilgrims have become a money making machine in the Western world. Countless organisations cater to those who have the time and money for a ‘well-deserved’ break from their stressful lives. These pilgrims promise to put people in touch with the ‘rawness’ of life, to bring relief and to support the search of a ‘spiritual’ self which can only be found at some far off location in rural India.

For the longest time the concept of spirit has been the excuse par excellence to avoid dealing with reality as it is – as we have all participated in its creation. The concept of spirit has given us a card blanche, Westerns and Easterns alike, in turning a blind eye to the atrocities and sufferings that are occurring in every moment. The result shows that the more we have denied it the more the suffering has increased. It is through this idea of spirit that we excuse ourselves from taking responsibility, from letting the world go to pieces as long as we are alright. It is this idea of spirit that forms the blindfold towards any type of questioning whether it is truly acceptable to let members of one’s own species suffer without lifting a finger.

Along as we can have the luxury of travelling to the outskirts of our civilisations, of sitting somewhere cross-legged in hopes of enlightenment – then even those who starve should be happy because aren’t we working on their behalf as well…? The answer is clearly NO. Those who are deluded in thinking that they are working on behalf of all, to achieve world peace through spiritual pursuits seem to forget that to do so they utilise their bodies. Bodies that move in a physical reality, bodies to which they have to attend in order to ‘spirtitualise’ themselves anywhere in the world. This truth is far from evident to those who have wrapped themselves in the blanket of love and light while ascertaining that suffering can be ended through denial of what is here the world.

I speak from experience. For the year 2000 I travelled to India to sit cross-legged in an Ashram and chant for world peace. I was convinced that this was the path to changing the world because it required me to obtain a higher vibration, the discipline to meditate, to give up certain foods, and so forth. All of those things that I entertained as part of my spiritual path were an act of achievement, and I liked that. Achievement is something that we are taught to take seriously at an early age, every child, in every society on the planet. Achievement comes through performance and if we perform correctly we are rewarded in the end. This is what we call education. From a common sense perspective this is brainwashing. There is nowhere to go in this world except to be here. From a common sense perspective we can look back onto our personal history, or the world history, and we can learn that all we have ever achieved is the intensification of the same human traits which we use to excuse ourselves.

Expanding this truth in the context of love, light and spirit, we see the parallel unfoldment. Likewise, the mental state of achievement is just another brainwash. We discipline ourselves through the performance of spiritual practices in hopes of a reward – a blissful existence, world peace, or whatever else we can imagine as reward. Whatever else it is we get emotional about that we would like to wish away because it hurts to think about suffering – a convenient shutter to any kind of questioning of who we are in this world. This convenience only has one outcome: absolute denial and the inability to see things for what they are. To see the world for what it is, seriously. I mean how could we otherwise justify our inertia in a world where we as a species watch the murder of our own kind as a form of entertainment?  – and this is just to name one aspect.

The denial however has over time become so thick, like the gold-plating on a Buddha statue, that we are willing to continually draw on our own blindness from the past, our spiritual traditions – with awe and inspiration so that we can pursue following an ever so ephemeral non-existent, non-physical god. We are more willing to believe in something we cannot grasp with our senses than suspend the thought: “we do not know where we come from”, and accept that living without an answer cannot deter us from making the necessary changes for a better world for all.

Needless to say in an Equal Money System spirituality has come to an end in all its facets. There will be no spiritual holidays for Westerns, no spiritual merchandise – none of the spiritual material culture we have come to cherish over life itself. It will be the end of bringing food as offering to the gods, instead we will bring food to each other. It will be the end for Buddhas and other statues to have better shelter than most humans. It will be a total reversal of the spiritual damage we have inculcated in the exchange of denial that we are physical, in the world here, as life and that that must be the only thing on our agenda – to care for life – equal and one.

Wake up to the fact that you have been blinded – become seeing and join us for a better world for all!

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Equal Money: the end of Internet research for net buying & week long research to save $20.

In our current economic system our activities are centred on the making and consuming of goods and service. Those who have money are well aware of the equation that “time equals money”. It implies that those with access to money are able to buy themselves time whereas those who have little money will have to pay with their time to maximise their consumption. With the age of Internet shopping the relationship between time and money has reached a new high of abuse in what we have come to accept in the name of capitalism.

Shopping, one of the biggest diversions we take part in, has gotten even more out of hand with the digital era. Now everything can be had via remote button clicks – via net shopping. There is no limit to the imagination in demand and production of goods and services that exploit our natural resources and enslave those who work to make it happen. Before the digital era started, shopping was restricted to physically moving around town, or driving to the next town, or even shopping while travelling in another country – now, no one has to move an inch if they want to ‘surf’ shopping. The nature of contemporary shopping sprees has drastically changed thanks to the propagation of virtual storefronts, who are in the position to offer competitive pricing due to low overhead costs.

Within minutes one can virtually circulate their shopping request around the globe in search of the best deals. Let it be told that consumption has gotten easier because now “shop till you drop” is a thing of the past as physical exhaustion, racing to and from the shopping malls, has shifted to states of inertia which is part of the glorification of our sedentary lifestyle with its companions: obesity, back problems, wrist and eye strains. Moreover, this new way of shopping predicates the perfect set up to enter into a momentary obsession when searching to compare prices, to save that last penny in the discount of discounted prices. When this is achieved one can emerge as winner with the trophy of the best deal found in the entire online world, including the hidden cost of having squandered one’s precious life “time” for the exchange of the lowest monetary value when fulfilling dreams and desires.

From a common sense perspective, we can clearly see that this a ludicrous acceptance to be living one’s life on planet earth. We have equated the fact that we are alive with an ‘idea’ of value that is projected into the hunting and chasing of material objects through slavery. This is a common theme: slaving to find the best deals in the net is in line with slaving to earn money in some job – we delude ourselves when we are convinced that it is worth it. When we step back from these acceptances and look at what is really going on we can see that this type of life is not a ‘style’ but the abyss of an atrocity – one amongst many. Yet, all atrocities we are living as a human ‘race’ can be remedied in one fell swoop, with the Equal Money System.

The prerequisites for that are the following:  The Equal Money System denotes a credit system to facilitate and aid distribution of all goods and services to all equally. Goods and services are collectively determined, produced and distributed and made available to all with no monetary contribution involved. They are all of the highest quality possible, and all unused material and goods are continually recycled to become building blocks of the new. Discount within discount as we know it today cannot exist because competitive pricing as it is pursued in capitalism is no longer. In the context of distribution, the function of the Internet in the Equal Money System will be what the Internet can do best: support logistics and manage supplies. Similar to a virtual window or short cut into the physical world, the Internet will provide the convenience of effectively managing everyone’s time by facilitating oversight and pre-planning. The solution is based on common sense.

Distribution centres where goods and basic services can be obtained are located in one’s neighbourhood or vicinity. Each distribution center manages an inventory which is based on allocations of that vicinity.  The radius in which each centre operates is determined by a variety of data, such as topographical, infrastructure data, and data on population density. The items that are stocked in these distribution centers are available to all via online catalogues. These catalogues are automatically updated when an item has been picked up from one of the centres, and once the stock is low the information is signalled to those who are managing the supplies. If an item is not available at a particular centre, it can either be found elsewhere which maybe further away from one’s immediate location, so for example in the next neighbourhood, or it can be ordered online and delivered to one’s local distribution centre. Distribution centres may also be thematic, similar to markets that are catering to those who are looking to obtain building supplies, food, textiles and so forth.

An Equal Money System spells the end of wasting one’s time on abusive activities such as online researching of items for the best value for money. The role of any material object is to be in the service of life, which is reversing the current situation, where life in the service of the material consumption – humans literally ‘consuming’ themselves up. The production of goods and services will no longer exist in the context of competition, the daily race we all live by has come to an end.

Join us and free yourself from all types of shopping sprees!

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Enjoy your child in the Equal Money System!

In the Equal Money System childhood will be ‘evolutionised’. It will be the first time that adults and children will live with each other as equals. In our current system we do not comprehend that children can be equals. The main reason for this is that we see responsibility as a variable that is coupled to age and skill. In that sense, responsibility entails that a person has obtained the necessary skills to operate in the world and is able to ‘earn a living’. From this definition of responsibility, fluctuations are possible depending on how competent one is in generating money within the system.

Children, of course, fall into the category of not having any means, skills, or the appropriate age to ‘buy’ into this responsibility. Thus, they are dependent on their parents or other caregivers who will earn a living for them and act as providers. This creates the basic level of dependence on the parents or caregivers, which puts children into an inferior position where they must comply within the parents-child dynamic to ensure their survival. Though, within the educated classes the “do-as-I-say” parent-child dynamic maybe better managed in modern contexts but this is because we have refined our grip on psychological deception, to more successfully suppress emotional dimensions and hide power play. In essence this dynamic has been the same throughout all classes and cultures in human history.

Complementary to this situation is that parents view their children as a personal belonging. The link here is that responsibility as it is currently understood is tied to ownership. From the perspective of adults when one is responsible for something, or for someone, whether that is a skill, an object, or a person such as a child – one has ownership over it. Unlike owning inanimate objects, such as a house, within the parent-child dynamic the emotional manipulation is a two-way street, for example in the gratitude a child is expected to display in return for the care and provision that has been given by the parents. Whereas the financial dependency of the child has a foreseeable end, the emotional dependency lasts a lifetime.

Ownership of course can only function within the context of self-interest, it denotes the separation between what is mine and yours, and supports the fundamental mechanisms of accumulation of wealth as it is perpetuated by the capitalistic system we live in. In addition, children as a form of wealth sprawls into many different directions, for example as display of status, as unpaid employee, or as life insurance in old age. On the other hand, the parent’s wealth is an important determining factor in the experience of childhood and preparation for the child’s place in the system. Besides providing the basic needs, in most countries parents also must provide education by paying the educational system. The more money can be spend on a child’s education the better the return value, meaning the more money the child is likely to make once it is part of the workforce.

The financial dependency a child is experiencing throughout childhood lasts until the child has become a young adult and is capable to earn his or her own living. This threshold is determined by age, regardless whether the child has obtained appropriate education which may not have been possible due to poverty or other factors. Once the age threshold has been crossed, on legal terms the child is no longer a minor or “under-age” – then the person is a young adult who is liable for his or her actions. The child, now adult, is expected to perform and comply with the rules and codes of conduct of society.

From the perspective of the parent, most will state that they only want the best for their children, yet parents are unaware of the abuse and limitations that are imposed on humans during their childhood. What determines “the best for the child” is how well it performs in the context of society, whereby the deception, manipulation, sabotage, feelings and emotions deployed in the process are irrelevant. After all this is what parents have learned from their own parents, and is considered a successful formula to survive in our societies.

In the Equal Money System none of the above-mentioned is acceptable. Responsibility is no longer defined in separation from oneself and from others, which means that responsibility is the lived statement of what is best for all.  Children will stand next to their parents as equals in all facets of life. Financially, children are accounted for and taken care of from before they are born – thus, there will be no financial or resource dependency between parent and child. Children will grow up in a principled manner where they learn from the early days of their lives to function, operate and act from the premise of what is best for all. Parents or other relatives will have no advantage or disadvantage over their children. Family or not, all beings are treated equally.  Children will have a perspective in how they approach life that is unprecedented at this time. They will live as equals to everyone and everything because they are life, which is what determines all education and teaching that is provided for the child.

The pressure to perform is entirely abolished. Therefore as soon as the child is able to express itself to others through active participation, it will contribute a perspective to society which has an equal weight in all decisions. In the Equal Money System, it is the individual development of the child that determines in how far the child participates within the greater context of society. In this process all children are equally supported to further their potential and ability to fully express themselves.

For the adults in the Equal Money System childhood will be pure enjoyment as adults will have a true appreciation of seeing the unfoldment of a human being over time. As children begin to contribute to the group they will present new perspectives which are coming from the starting point of what is best for all, where all life is honored equally. This is possible because the child’s sense of self is one of oneness and equality where individuality equals self-expression in the context of the group. As everyone is fully supported in their needs, parents in the Equal Money System no longer struggle to make time to engage with their children. Therefore there will be many collaborative moments where parents and child support each other mutually.

New forms of play will emerge in an Equal Money System. When playing with children of all ages adults will be acting as equals. Currently adults and parents have a tendency to ‘descent’ to a perceived lower level of the child because of a superior-inferior dynamic based on cognitive and motor skills. This type of engagement is quite visible in baby talk, which is when adults use diminutive endings on words, special words, or distorted words in their interactions with children. The parent and adult in the Equal Money System learns through children to broaden his or her self-expression as that is no longer issue to skill, creativity, or performance. Play will incorporate all beings who want to engage in play with each other, and is therefore not limited to humans only.

From the point of oneness, playing as equals means that all those who interact have a unique contribution to make that brings more enjoyment and more self-expression to the group, whereby each individual contribution is equal to all other contributions. Unlike our current approach which is mediated play, using objects or technologies, in the Equal Money System unmediated physical self-expression will come to the forefront, the full enjoyment of the physical body without energetic ‘highs’ is something that has yet to be experienced by humans…

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How will pollution and protection of the environment work in the Equal Money System?

Many aspects of pollution in the environment are known facts, there is no mystery that basic pollution hinges on how we conduct ourselves within the economic system, what we create and maintain through our participation. With known factual information on the one hand, we notice that on the other hand that we have lost our common sense.  Thus, the guidelines that common sense offers, in how to practically live in this world, have been overridden because we abide by consumerism and profit-driven behaviours. To illustrate this point we only have to go to some of the most banal aspects of our material world, such as the dimension of packaging. It is a ‘dimension’ because there are multiple perspectives that can be taken when looking at how we deal with packaging and why.

From a common sense point of view packaging should only be done when necessary, when the circumstances are such that a practical solution will necessitate the packaging of an item. However we are so challenged through our habits within a capitalistic system that we can no longer decipher when something really needs to be packaged and when not. Through habitual acceptances we no longer question the incentive and no longer use common sense.

Extensive packaging is done on all levels of consumption. The multidimensionality of this challenge is easily seen all around us, and the types of manifestations of this phenomenon range far and deep. I will illustrate this with two examples which pinpoint a mixture of careless action in handling procedures and seductive selling techniques. Clearly this is just one aspect under the topic of pollution and protection that would change in the approach to what is best for all in the Equal Money System.

Observation for the packaging phenomenon in our societies can be readily collected when entering a grocery store. I often see William’s Christ pears wrapped in plastic bras to keep them from getting bruised. I ask myself how would this piece of fruit need to be packaged if the transport was not about getting these fruits rapidly from A to B? Because the paying customer at location B is eager to have these pears and will go to the competition if they do not get here on time. What if there could be an improvement in the method of getting these pears to the consumer a tad slower but with less packaging because the people in the middle will not have to rush so much? That way they can conduct their actions with a little more care of the content rather than wrapping the content into ‘bullet proof’ packaging so that they can throw it around.

Similarly, when I walk by the displays of plastic wrapped apples in packs of four, I ask myself whether this heavy shrink wrap is necessary because the population is unable to count to four, and therefore cannot be trusted in picking out four apples from a heap of apples, or is that the seller wants to be sure that all apples find a shopping baskets so that they can avoid being left with unwanted and damaged apples for which they incur the cost?  Then what about those new age products where sage leaves are wrapped more elaborately and costly than the monetary value of the sage leave itself? Where the content matters so little because the seduction of the packaging is what sells in an ever growing and competing market.

This small window into a sliver of our packaging dimension paints a grim picture. We don’t care that plastic is polluting the oceans and killing sealife, we have entire plastic islands floating around in the Pacific Ocean that are a result of our lost common sense.  The bottom line is that we have accepted something so absolutely stupid that we rather insist on our limitations instead of changing our approach; or else why wouldn’t we just collectively stand up and say ‘stop’ by voting for an Equal Money System where such stupidity is cured forever.

Let me now explore this topic from the perspective of the Equal Money System. The first rule in the Equal Money System is that we do what is best for all. We know that the Equal Money System spells the end of behaviour for profit. In other words we do not need 100 consumer products, or materials as building blocks for products, that are identical in what they do but are produced with varying overhead costs, which supposedly regulate price, planned obsolescence and general effectiveness for a larger margin of profit. None of that.

We further know that in an Equal Money System, we make the best possible products and materials because they will last a life time and therefore we do not need new versions or better design. Right from the start this will reduce much pollution, waste, and energy use because what happens in our capitalistic system is that the multiplications of consumer products with different, ever cheaper production methods and materials causes much waste, pollution and use of energy.

We are also not in a rush in an Equal Money System, because we no longer need to compete, which means we can investigate the best production methods with the least waste production, or we can make sure that the waste we produce can be easily integrated into existing eco systems as food for living organisms. Only after all this has been established then the consumer product, or material for the creation of a product, enters into circulation. Even before this cycle of investigation has begun which entails all steps from creation to decomposition or deterioration of the product, investigations will be conducted that evaluate if the product is even necessary at all.

Protection of the environment will be a build-in mechanism in the sense that we do not create products for consumption that then require us to protect the environment. By having the starting point of what is best for all before we begin with a production cycle or even with the selection process of putting a product or material into circulation, we know that it is necessary and we know that the ingredients have gone through rigorous testing on interactions with the environment.

Many solutions we have in our high-tech world are quite low tech. Let me whip out my latest example that left me flabbergasted standing in our kitchen next to the washing machine. We were trying to hook up a washing machine, and as we already had many problems with water and plumbing we were careful to conduct research to be sure we were not jeopardising a successful connection. However, one little glitch happened anyway, so that we ended up needing a plumber to come and fix it. To connect a washing machine one may not solely rely on the DIY products that are being sold to tighten the connection between the tubes of the water system with those of the washing machine. Professional plumbers use strings of hemp – yes, basic hemp that has been around for hundreds of years to make the connection so tight that no water escapes. It was a remarkable sight to see the tubes of one of our modern machines wrapped in stringy, hairy, brown hemp threads.

To summarise, three main guidelines can be put forth that will make pollution a non-issue in the Equal Money System:

Simplicity – we do not reinvent the wheel. We can use ingredients from nature that do the job and have done the job for centuries. My example here was hemp used in tightening water connections because the hemp swells up from the humidity and creates a water proof connection. There are plenty of other examples of this nature. The waste is minimal because the hemp is a perfectly integrated bio-organism that will deteriorate as food for living organisms in existing eco systems.

Need – money in the Equal Money System is not an issue. When the need for a product or material has been identified and approved as what is best for all, it will be created. It will be created from the best and most efficient production methods that integrate in the environment without polluting it.

Research – extensive testing from the creation cycle and the deterioration cycle of a particular product before it goes into circulation. As it is the only product of it’s kind because we no longer have product multiplication, how the product unfolds in use by the community can easily be monitored and any effects can be recorded and immediately be dealt with. Though this is not to say that there should be any effects at all because the more care has gone into researching the above mentioned cycles the less it is necessary to monitor the product. Monitoring will be done by those who use the product, a form of feedback in what they experience, which puts this responsibility of ongoing care for what we have created into the hands of the individual.

Finally, with these guidelines the protection of the environment from the point of pollution is not necessary because – in common sense- it is taken as a precaution that we do not pollute the environment in the first place by having procedures and mechanisms in place before we create anything that can pollute our world.

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