A Network of Goodwill
Now, in every neighbourhood, there are people who share a vision of a whole and humane world, and who share a commitment to make this vision a reality. In the 1930s, the Tibetan Teacher Djwhal Khul predicted the emergence of such a group - one that would transcend all boundaries of nationality, vocation and belief. Its members would not necessarily know each other, or even be aware of their own membership, but would be inwardly united in the cause of planetary healing. He called it The New Group of World Servers. www.lucistrust.org So how can we recognise the members of this group?
Most will have a spiritual discipline, demonstrating that harmony and well-being are initially states of mind and heart. They may practice meditation or mindfulness, and use the insights and strength from their inner work to inform their service in the world.
They might be found planting organically - food, herbs, flowers, forests; or simplifying their lives, using less fossil fuels, recycling and repairing, going by bus and by bicycle, pouring less poison down the sink and less waste into the landfill. They might be working to restore the soul in science; creating artefacts that are sustainable and beautiful; sharing their craft in sound, colour or form. Others are reaching out to those that society has abandoned; or reminding big organisations to respect life at human scale; challenging “expert” opinions. They may be choosing a more compassionate diet, moving their money to a more ethical bank, raising their children without fear or shame. They may be pioneering new ways to teach and learn; experimenting with different kinds of household or community; or simply remembering how to play, sing and dance together without dependence on drugs or alcohol.
Some are learning to heal - bringing together wisdom and skills from different ages, cultures and dimensions. Then there are those who are advocates for the voiceless kingdoms - animal, vegetable and mineral - that depend on human beings for their welfare and survival. Others are struggling to uproot violence - in the nation, the community, the home and the heart - learning to think and to speak without cruelty.
Most are politically engaged, but each with their own unique mix of causes and ideals. Many prefer to "follow the money" rather than a party line - aware that every donation and purchase they make every day is a powerful vote for good or ill. Most are spiritually active, but usually without a conventional creed. Some are reclaiming the great seasonal rituals, aligning themselves with the cycles of Earth, Sun, Moon and Stars; or reinventing those essential rites of passage: the initiations of birth, coming of age, marriage, death and spiritual unfoldment.
Many members sense that the world will need a vast outpouring of goodwill if it is to make it through the next few decades intact. Some found their deeper purpose through personal crisis - perhaps global crisis is humanity's great opportunity?
Do you recognise yourself here? Are you also a member of this extraordinary group? Are you one of those resisting the great tide of materialism that would engulf our civilisation? Are you among those building little altars and centres and refuges of hope for a more humane world? If so, you need support! Network News exists to reach, encourage and support all members of this “network of goodwill”. A space where members can meet, share their gifts and celebrate their unity and their diversity. A place to vision, to collaborate, and to affirm that, truly, “another world is possible”.