De Oorspronkelijke Traditie
Transformatie van Mens & Samenleving



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Aan de spirituele en religieuze leiders wereldwijd

As you know in these desperate of times the crash course humanity has inflicted upon itself is rapidly accelerating. Society you may say is in decay. The cause as I see it is alienation from "Heaven, earth and the community". Being cut off from the Source we are "thrown upon ourselves". Because of our inability to Be we have taken refuge in having. Hence, the forces of the ego - materialism and individualism - have totally overpowered us. Society therefore is in the grip of a collective self-addiction. Because having can never compensate Being, our greed for more is unstoppable. It is resulting in accumulation on the one hand and deprivation on the other. For instance, 5% of the world population (USA) is consuming one third of the total energy available on earth. The interests of science, technology and capitalism (STC-complex: prof E.Vermeersch) have become closely intertwined. It has become a cancer growth with science inventing, technology applying and capitalism making profit. The sad thing is, that multinational corporations are deliberately and ruthlessly promoting egoism, greed and addiction, thereby destroying the fabric of life: local communities, cultures, economies, traditions, religions and ("above all") nature, exploiting resources, markets and cheap labor to the benefit of the few, creating huge masses of uprooted, hungry, sick and displaced people.

The effects on Mother Nature are devastating. Major threats are loss of biodiversity, pollution, climate change and water shortages. Moreover, environmental scientists warn us for immanent catastrophic events. They talk about a "new extinction wave" putting an end to the world as we know it. Governments - it seems - are not going to help us. They are serving the interests of big business, instead of taking care of the well-being of their people. They increasingly tighten the grip on people through global control, militarism and oppression. "Freedom and democracy" more and more degenerate into hollow rituals. The result is a disintegration on all levels of society. Both individuals as well as society have become burn-out. Hence, we are now confronted with our own helplessness. The only option left is to return to the Source - to die to the old - in order to become reborn as A New Self. Transformation of Self and Society consists of subsequently fitting in into "Heaven, earth and the (new) community" once again. I have been working on this for quite some time now. It includes  A New Spirituality, A New World View and A New Community (A New Health Care). Many will recognize the elements, that are proposed here. That is great. My aim is not to invent the wheel once again, but to bring people together. The sooner this will take place, the better.  

One of the painful facts of modern life is that we have become objects. To the political system we are just a repository of votes, while to big business we are only "consumers". Through this our original subjectivity - our inherent Self-sovereignty - has been destroyed. We have been cut off from our Divine Spark within. The same is true with regard to the Community. The latter is the reflection of the God-given "Web of Life". Both state and economy have been degraded it into a reservoir though, which they can draw from randomly. It has contributed a great deal to the de-humanization of mankind. As said above "To have is the inability to Be". This includes a special responsibility to all those, who in the name of the Divine are guiding other people. Obviously, this guiding of people has become a total failure. It is the main reason why materialism could have developed in the first place. Too long we have been thinking, that a compromise would be acceptable, often because of our own material self-interests. In the context of a world, that is rapidly deteriorating, this cannot be carried on anymore. The saying of Jesus: "It will be easier for a camel to go through the needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven" has indeed to be taken literally. We all have to understand, that unbridled greed and solidarity are excluding each other.

It is of utmost importance to realize what opposes spirituality and religion. The true adversary is not a "competing" religion or sect. What threatens spiritual life is materialism and individualism (Unless you cherish the cynical view, that "at the end of the day" the latter will impoverish life to such an extent, that it will favor religion). Hence, it will be crucial to existing spiritual e.g. religious individuals and groups to define their common denominator. Talking together is certainly an important first step. The next has to truly create a base of action, with which everybody can identify. I call this common base "existential consciousness". It consists of "(wo)man being rooted in Heaven, earth and the community". Whether you are a Christian, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist, a Jew, an Agnostic or belonging to an Indigenous Faith or some New Religion, everybody shares the same context of life: our spirit as part of the "Great Spirit" (God, Allah, Cosmos, Consciousness), our body as part of nature and our psyche (soul) as part of the community. It is existential. I therefore want to make an appeal to all spiritual people worldwide to discard differences, accepting this our existential situation as a starting point - unity in diversity - in order to cooperate in turning the tide: to reverse having in Being.

The answer to terrorism - for which we ourselves are responsible a great deal - is not increase of state control e.g. violence, but empowerment of the Community. The true cause of chaos lies in the fact, that society has been built on the state on the one hand and unorganized masses on the other. More state control will not change this. On the contrary, the spiral of violence, both within and without will be unstoppable. Why? Because it is based on a wrong concept of the structure of society. The state is not the people. The Community is. The latter is the living body of humanity. It constitutes the foundation of society. Hence, the Community should regain its original rights and responsibilities. I call this Self-sovereignty. It consists of bottom-up organized multi-layered echelons of Self-ruling bodies, to start with the individual, the family (group), the street, the neighborhood, the commune....up to the Commonwealth, all having a close relationship toward each other based on cooperation, consensus, subsidiarity and solidarity, itself exercising control over major aspects of social life. By bringing back Self-rule to the Community all kinds of excesses of modern life will "automatically" being steered in the right direction. It is the only way to achieve multi-ethnic integration, tolerance and respect. Self- and mutual help will flourish, "re-inventing" a.o. ways of basic health care, environmental protection, decentralized economic activity, care for the elderly, law and justice, peace, security and last but not least: meaning of life.

The Ultimate is all-embracing.

Heart Greetings,

Han Marie Stiekema Sermes

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