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PORTAL TO UNITY
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From: UNIVISIONS O.
Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 2:33 PM
Subject: Portal to Unity
Reply to: 266452
ID: 266470


Hi Bruce and everyone,

i just have to say i find this all soo exciting and this front page for our portal of unity is absolutely fantabulous and stunning! I expecially love the lead quote, it's so perfect and spot on! Let me know when you are far enough along to start 'rounding up the troops' and 'gathering the ground crew' and i will gladly start putting the word out...would be great if you could (in your spare time...lol) make us up a invitational type post of some sorts that i could easily spread around or i can just take some key parts from this opening page and use that...i'll run it past you before i put it out... Oh and let me say, that i agree with you about the ipeace group, i was excited too when i found them, such a lively and active group itching to get things done! Anyhoo thanks for the update and for all your dedication and service...Happy new year to one and all, this year promises to be one of more and more great and wonderful visions coming together for the good of all!

Love and hugs, x0xKaren

UniVisions Spirit Connexions

 

--- On Tue, Dec 30, 2008, in msg266452, Bruce Schuman wrote ---

Several new people have joined this network.  I hadn't noticed their application before I sent that last message, so I want to welcome everyone, particularly my new friends from iPeace.  Thanks for being here, thanks for the passion.

Also -- I want to post the "current front page" on the Portal to Unity.  This project is still forming itself, and its full definition is not yet clear.  But it is becoming steadily richer and more interesting, and I can feel a kind of fantastic "broadband simultaneity" in what it is doing.  Put another way -- the Portal to Unity is about "everything at once".  Here's a link to a message I just sent to the Global Resonance Network more or less on that theme

http://lightpages.net/lp/message.cfm?login=462827&messageid=266449

And for those who missed it, here's a link to that message I just posted here:

http://lightpages.net/lp/message.cfm?login=463184&messageid=266451

And here -- is the current front page of the Portal -- reviewing many of these simultaneous aspects that seem be taking on vital life.  Of course, this interface will need to be simplified as this project moves into activist mode.  But for now, this statement reviews the driving vision.

Take a minute with this lead quote.  It's a stunning thought-form...

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"Let us contemplate the one simple nature of that peaceful unity which joins all things to itself and to each other, preserving them in their distinctiveness and yet linking them together in a universal and unconfused alliance."

Pseudo-Dionysius, The Complete Works - John Farina, Editor-in-Chief
Many Voices / One Truth / Spirit of the World

 

CONVERGENT MEDIATION

This portal is a convergent mediation space.

It builds gateways to individuals and groups in every direction, reaching out to them, speaking their language, receiving their input, and helping groups become coherent and resonant within their own boundaries.

Every individual and every group enters the portal under their own vision, through their own guidance, led by their own freedom.

This portal receives their input -- their declarations and affirmations and commitments -- and negotiates their unity as their individual free-will choices converge.

As entirely separate and distinct groups enter the mediation space with very different agendas, their unity is compiled, and their linkage and commonality with all other independent groups in the process also emerges.

This process is consistent with and informed by many well-known principles and methods of mediation, group-process, and peace-making. It is consistent with and informed by the core teachings of every major world religion.

The entire space is an "open-door bottom-up convergence optimizer", converging every free-will choice and every connection towards universal oneness.

Through this process, we convene the world, in all its diversity, into a single framework of agreement.

 

VISION
A vast conversation . . .
We are envisioning a vast global conversation -- interconnecting everything, dealing with every issue, moving through millions of small local groups and discussions. Every subject of human concern is under consideration.
Everything is interconnected . . .
All these conversations can be and actually are interconnected. Through this Portal, we are exploring and unfolding ways that these millions of separate but interconnected conversations can converge towards a huge global agreement and shared understanding, of tremendous creative vitality and transformative power.
We are diverse . . .
It's not that we agree on the details and the particulars of issues. We are tremendously diverse, everyone is an individual, and we all see things very differently. It's that through this Portal process, we are working out something like the perfect way to relate to one another -- with respect, with listening, with co-creativity, with dialogue, with friendship -- with love.
We are listening . . .
As we enter these conversations, and begin to attune to the principles of dialogue and resonance, a common understanding emerges, on how we can best appreciate one another. As this understanding comes into form, the power of our collective unity accelerates.
We are free . . .
This Portal provides ways based on total personal freedom that individuals can enter into relationships, and make choices that gradually lead to the most powerful and deepest forms of connectivity. You can make any choice you wish, but as you make choices that open you to universal resonance and the infinite energy currents, you move closer to all those others who are also moving towards the infinite current.

In this way, rather than simply declaring our unity by fiat, and expecting all to honor it, our oneness is carefully built from the bottom up, from thousands or millions of small independent decisions and small private agreements, and our unity emerges from personal freedom and free-will choices. As we work towards the principles of resonance and dialogue, our conversations become more fruitful and more creative, and our universal human bond becomes more powerful. Everything accelerates...

 

OUR WORLD - ONE WORLD

 

We hear the call . . .

  • There is something going on with the emergence of new spirit and new community . . .
  • This mysterious something is very important . . .
  • I want to be part of it, I want to learn from it, I want to help shape and influence it, I want to bond with it . . .
Some of our methods . . .
  • Resonance
  • Dialogue
  • Democracy
  • Mutual respect
  • Listening
  • Circles
  • Spiritual practice
  • Co-creativity
  • Holistic/integral thinking
  • Community-building
  • Healing
  • Science
  • Love
Things we are doing . . .
  • Building coalitions
  • Peace-making
  • Teaching and instruction - offering training in selected areas
  • Defining group purpose - defining shared purpose - entraining motivation - building a movement
  • Developing connectivity and resonance around common values and interests
  • Amplifying connectivity, solidarity, and community
  • Sustainability - defending the Earth and the environment
  • Constructively considering the most complex and controversial social issues
  • Developing collaborative projects
  • Bringing universal spirituality into the secular world
Moving from . . .
  • Tribalism
  • Us against them
  • Parochialism
  • Local insularity
  • Spirit of blame and accusation
  • Small perspective, short time-frame, narrow range of inclusion
Local/Global . . .
  • We are One: creating a spiritual bond of trust and understanding that extends across all categories and human differences
  • Globalization - bonding through the universal in the context of the local
  • Interconnectivity and interdependence of all things and all issues
  • Universal Human - Universal Spirit
Possible applications . . .
  • Support and inform and inspire the "Global Mind-Shift / New Paradigm" process, that is calling to millions of people around the world
  • Help global and local organizations coordinate their agendas, so they can work together in collaboration
  • Support the emergence of cordial relationships between religious and spiritual groups
  • Support and strengthen the Obama Administration's work at community development and transpartisan politics
  • Support international peace-making efforts, helping groups and organizations and entire nations define themselves and their mutual common ground with others
We are educated and informed by . . .
  • Emerging new spirituality
  • Interfaith
  • World mysticism and religious traditions from everywhere
  • Wisdom
  • Methods of dialogue
  • Group process - an array of methods
  • Theory of democracy - the self-governance of groups
  • Cognitive science, epistemology, semantics, cybernetics/cyberspace
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