Evolutionary Cycles of Consciousness & Commerce
They way we facilitate trade, commerce and business is evolving. We have to adapt to new ways of sharing resources, ideas and our innate drive to support one another.
I’ll start by simply saying it. For many spiritual people, they feel as though business and commerce is the cancer of the World. They look to the devastating results of our industrial and modern era. A polluted and toxic environment, drastic economic disparity and a civilization who is seemingly becoming more connected and disconnected by the virtue of technology. And in some respects, it’s true. Our current methodologies of industry and innovation are still archaic and highly-unsustainable. They are devoid of emotion, human empathy and ecological consideration and it is indeed tragic.
So then why Conscious Commerce? How can business actually be the solution when it appears to have been the culprit of such devastation? Can we truly live in an economy of integrity and authenticity, when it seems like greed is so incredibly rampant in the World today?
Well, let’s gain some proper perspective on the situation. Just 200-years ago Napoleon Bonaparte was still invading countries, requiring international intervention. We had just re-discovered the battery, the electric lamp and the locomotive. They first typewriter and bicycle were soon to follow. About 100-years ago, the first automobile was developed by Henry Ford, movies finally had sound, women had bras, oh, and coffee became instant. Take a look at this drastic timetable of evolution and ask yourself, are we really that bad off?
If you are reading this, maybe more so you are dealing with an uncomfortable truth. We are a generation that feels way ahead of our time. We have woke up in these lives with some very obvious realizations, that are actually cutting-edge ways of seeing the World.
To you it’s probably obvious…
- War for Peace is Bullshit
- Dumping Toxins into our Environment is Wrong
- Creating a Garbage Patch Floating in the Ocean is F*cked
- Eating Foods that Poison You is Bad
- A World Overrun with Poverty & Sickness doesn’t add up when we have the Resources to Fix it
Perhaps then it’s not so much that we are totally off the mark, as much as it may seem. To me it’s one giant cycle and pattern. Progress and evolution is evolving within it’s means until it creates a new innovation that can process the byproduct of the previous means. For example, plastics are an innovation that has given us an incredible leap in the way we utilize, transport and innovate resources. The problem? It’s the slowest decaying material we produce and we use it most predominantly for disposable goods. While the linear logic is flawed, we are utilizing plastics until we develop better and better ways to process plastics and the toxic waste created from their byproducts. In fact, two-young Scientists are already breaking down plastics with organic bacteria. (Source)
So here is my invitation for you to see the World the way I do: Ever-evolving cycles of constantly up-leveling systems. Entropy is literally driving our World into greater and greater chaotic disorder, putting pressure on our Consciousness to evolve. In essence then, we must manage entropy with our centropic consciousness. A consciousness seeking to create order, improve, course-correct and perfect the natural expanding chaotic disorder of the Universe. Perhaps then we see how our Consciousness is actually expanding based on the toxic peril we’ve created, giving us a more proactive co-creatorship with our environment to enhance the World and make it a better place for all. What a job we’ve taken on, huh?
So where does Commerce come in? Well, I believe Conscious Commerce is our ability to call upon our ancient roots of connection and exchange to implement innovations from our ever-evolving awareness. People of the World are waking up, and have a more natural and effortless unified consciousness, which is paradoxically exciting considering the immense-complexity of the Planetary dilemma we face.
Commerce & Economics was actually initiated in Ancient Atlantis & Egypt for the sake of creating Peace among the Tribes and Cultures far and wide. It was the commonality of resources that were able to pave the bridge of social acceptance and empathy. A Token of gratitude literally means just that, a symbolic representation of my appreciation for the gift you have bestowed and my desire to give unto you something of equal value. In fact in countries where they are implementing an economic-standard, for which each citizen receives an annual-salary to cover living expenses by the government, has reduced crime rates, poverty and homelessness to nearly nil! It’s also enhanced industry, rather than promoting laziness, which was our social reluctance to an economic standard to begin with.
So then we can see that it’s not business and commerce which is the root of all evil. We are simply living within the flow of evolutionary cycles, and our current times are a reflection of our brutal-bloody past for which we are now stepping out of. As we quantum leap from the history books and into the domain of zero-point innovation, we are given a blank canvas to create our culture and societal systems.
I want World Peace and I want it now, however, I know it will only come from Global Prosperity, and this can only come from a new way of doing Business.