Yesterday, we considered that humanity may never agree on exactly what our highest vision for the future might be.  There will always be a variety of opinions and worldviews, each leading to a variety of opinions on potential futures.

Higher Turns of the Spiral

Spiral Dynamics, which we’ve discussed previously, outlines a series of worldviews through which humanity moves.  One might point to that model and logically suggest that in some distant future our consciousness may have evolved such that the vast majority of us are at the “higher” stages of development.  Would there not then be the possibility that we would evolve to one common worldview?  Perhaps.

But let’s remember, Spiral Dynamics also points out that when we are born on the planet we start at square one — at the lowest meme or worldview — and progress upwards until we settle into the one that generally is our culture’s predominant view.  So if this model is valid, then we will always have the potential for people to be at different stages.

Yet I can envision a time when humanity might have come together enough to work towards a common vision, even if we disagree on details.  In my dreams, our higher degrees of cooperation lead us to a future where every person’s needs are met, where self-actualization and self transcendence are the norm, and where we ultimately reach the higher turns of the spiral.

One Vision

You can go out on the Internet and locate a lot of different visions of the future.  Not all of them are positive, yet many of them are.  One positive vision for the future that resonates with me is the Centers for Spiritual Living’s” Global Heart Vision”.  This vision is one of the key reasons that I became licensed as a minister in this organization.

When I first heard this vision statement, it spoke to me so deeply that I felt called to assist in its manifestation on the planet.  I believe so deeply in the necessity of humanity coming together and consciously taking charge of our collective evolution that it has become my personal goal.  It is obviously the intention of this website as well.

So here is the global heart vision, verbatim.

Global Heart Vision Statement

Whereas in this information age the “global brain” has become an operative reality, we envision the emergence of the Global Heart to balance and guide the further evolution of humanity as stewards of our planet and all its inhabitants.

We see a world free of homelessness, violence, war, hunger, separation and disenfranchisement.

We see a world in which there is generous and continuous sharing of heart and resources.

We envision a world in which forgiveness, whether for errors, injustices, or debts, is the norm.

We see a world in which borders are irrelevant.

We see a world which has renewed its emphasis on beauty, nature, and love through the resurgence of creativity, art, and aesthetics.

We see a world in which fellowship with all life prospers and connects through the guidance of spiritual wisdom and experience.

We envision a world in which we live and grow as One Global Family that respects and honors the interconnectedness of all life.

We envision United Centers for Spiritual Living as a bridge across the illness and illusion of separation thereby dynamically empowering the vision of Global Heart.

We envision United Centers for Spiritual Living as united and actuated by this compelling vision of a healthy world (a world experience of Global Heart) and is ardently committed to bringing this vision forth through its ministries and its transformative teaching.

We see the United Centers for Spiritual Living as a global community of inspired individuals caring for and about each other and the entire planetary family, thereby bringing the gift of active compassion and kindness to the world. Our local ministries and communities become “points of inspiration and influence” effectively advancing the vision of the Global Heart to benefit all expressions of life.


I hope you read that vision statement you feel as inspired as I did.  You may feel a desire to tweak it a bit… maybe some minor additions or deletions.  Yet, I hope that overall, it resonates with you.

Probably two questions come to mind… one being specific details that might be included in each statement… the other in how we can implement it now.  That’s where were going tomorrow.

To be continued…



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