TENETS FOR A NEW DEMOCRACY
Based on the premise of unity and the understanding
that we are not separate from the whole of humanity, that, therefore, the
interests of one are the interests of all and the interests of all are the
interests of one, to that extent, cooperation becomes more than a strategy
of peace, it becomes the inevitable, necessary, and sought after way of
leading a sacred life.
In order for this premise to take root, humanity must have an experience
of oneness with which to build new structures of government and of social
discourse so that a new consciousness can replace the old. This experience
is simultaneously an experience of unity and an experience of love for
that which we are part of. It extends beyond the human family to the
family of all living creatures, and beyond this to the universe itself,
both animate and inanimate. It is the experience, at root, of God's
Creation being one.
With this shared experience as part of our collective consciousness, there
are new possibilities for personal relationship and for governing based on
new principles for living which become available to the awakened
consciousness. These new principles operate as the foundation for
establishing new relationships among people. They are all based on the
fundamental premise of unity within a sacred whole.