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A Vision for Humanity in Living Wholeness

Updated on July 31, 2013

Video - Our Vision for Humanity in Living Wholeness

Crack the egg and fly. Let go of the shell and spread your wings. You are timeless, borderless, boundless.

The seven circles present the egg of life, the material of undeveloped opportunity. It is you who will shape it.

A Personal Note

by Gary Smith

This summer marks the completion for me of one year in Germany (from here we move back to the States.) One of the highlights has been little or no sunlight in Deutschland. Long cold, grey, drizzly skies have encouraged me to look within for new discovery.

It also helps that the furthest I came with the language is to be able to order a brot (bread) in the bakery. I am not able to participate in conversations here, neither can understand a word of what people are saying as we pass on the cobblestone walkways. That has prevented my being drawn out by everyday chit-chat.

The entire year was a grand experience in letting go. I shed untold kilos of attached emotional baggage and old fixed ideas, and am left with a progressively clearer view of who I am and what is important to me.

Another benefit is the heightened empathy I feel for Kati, my life partner, who came to America in 2000 with her boy friend and two teenaged sons on a spiritual quest guided by her intuition.

When she and I met, her vocabulary in English was as small as mine still is in Deutsch. At the time, I had little sensitivity or understanding for how she felt about being in a foreign country, with no rights of a citizen, and not able to express herself to me.

Our story of meeting is told in the 'Is Destiny Real?' hub. When we walked together the first time, on a misty night, she groped for words and what came out was, 'I am from another star, and am looking for people of the same kind.'

Which brings me to the focus of this hub — first titled, 'We are looking for people of the same kind.'

Yet at the root is another search, which I have realized in the past year in my experience. It is the search for completion, an on-going process of yielding to natural design, expanding awareness and feeling whole.

The second title was 'How to Participate in the Process of Your Own Self-Completion.'

This is my observation, that human beings are on a quest, knowingly or not, to complete the missing link in themselves. Ego, rather than being an enemy, is an aspect of the incomplete self.

Answers in a recent question thread unearthed some illuminating insights. There I asked, “What are the root causes of the hunger for attention, approval and/or acknowledgment?

As John Connor wrote in his answer, “.... most babies and toddlers exist in this very environment; that would be one of a hunger for attention, approval and/or acknowledgment. We all were in this stage and perhaps not all have moved completely beyond this stage.”

Neediness for acknowledgment is just one aspect of the incomplete human. And the quest for self-completion is the noblest I can imagine. What greater gift can anyone give themselves and the world than to be whole?

After completing the video and looking again at this article, Kati and I realized that the title and content did not belong together. So we joyfully renamed it again, as it presents 'Our Vision for Humanity in Living Wholeness.'

I have to come to see that throughout the process of living wholeness, whatever I do is done with quality of attention, free from pressure or expectations. Living wholeness means love in action, being curious, making self-inquiry, allowing unconditional communication, giving freely, letting work be my play.

Photo is by Emanate Presence.
Photo is by Emanate Presence.
"Wanderer above the Sea of Fog" by Caspar David Friedrich
"Wanderer above the Sea of Fog" by Caspar David Friedrich
Three photos are by Emanate Presence. Photo of dolphin and girl are 'source unknown.'
Three photos are by Emanate Presence. Photo of dolphin and girl are 'source unknown.'
Photo is by Emanate Presence.
Photo is by Emanate Presence.
Bodhi Leaf Photo
Bodhi Leaf Photo | Source
Found on sathyasaibaba.wordpress.com
Found on sathyasaibaba.wordpress.com
Artist is unknown.
Artist is unknown.

The Role of Science and Technology in the Process of Self- Development

by Kati Smith

Are science and technology truly the main focus for human advancement and health?

Day-to-day life shows evidence that with advancements in science, the stress and anxiety level of humans increases simultaneously. Health is declining and ignorance and denial butters our daily bread. Imbalances in the human mind cause developmental stagnation.

Basic needs like food, shelter and social interaction are available to many. Yet people are often unhappy, depressed and live with the outcome of violent behavior toward themselves or others.

What hinders humans from lasting happiness and health? What are the causes for our enslaving dependency and destructive behavior? Is fear, nurtured by an incomplete perception of life, the driving force that alienates us from what we are by nature?

Fear, constantly re-created by our emotional infant trauma of utter dependency on a seemingly unstable environment, helps keep these behavioral addictions and aspects of low self-worth alive.

Self-worth is never experienced as long as humans lack intimate relationship with themselves. This incomplete experience of life creates further poor social relations.

How can we stop the self-destruction and develop in our own conscious process of completion?

When we allow our polarized perspectives to mature into union, natural intelligence rises as we balance in equilibrium.

In that state of inner peace, man can develop all dormant potential that lies within the human design and outgrow the constricting stress that covers up the fear of facing projected insecurity.

We have to know what we are made of — as our environment, life quality and overall well-being reflects upon that level of awareness.

From Survive to Thrive

There are many concepts on how we can live life to survive. Survival is only the beginning of our journey. Coming into equilibrium means we have united and integrated the discomforts of negativity and darkness.

To release the burden that comes with emptiness and despair we have to experience the center within ourselves.

Coming in tune with the greater existence, we each start to express authentically and gain unobstructed sight. In the stillness of inner peace or equilibrium, wisdom unfolds effortlessly and intuition leads into wholeness.

In a world of living wholeness, the systems of hierarchy and money dissolve as individuals act on self-worth. All ignorance, exploitation and slavery that comes with a fear based value system dissolves by unblocking natural intelligence.

Equilibrium is not a constant, but more a fluid river, a dynamic that nurtures the art of how to think. Those thoughts bear the fruits of understanding that all life is sacred and we equal one another in the core of all diverse design.

VIDEO CREDITS

Presented by Emanate Presence

http://www.emanatepresence.com/


MUSIC

Attach to Nothing - Drums of Yoga - Bill Webb

www.billwebb.biz


PHOTOS AND ARTWORK

An Egg A Day

www.foodjobsbook.com


"Wanderer above the Sea of Fog"

by Caspar David Friedrich


Biodiversity Collage

Three photos and collage by Emanate Presence

Photo of dolphin and girl by source unknown


Bodhi Leaf Photo

Photo from www.enlightenedhorsemanship.net


Buddha photo

Photo by www.sathyasaibaba.wordpress.com


Artwork - Painting Rainbow

Artist Unknown


Permission is requested and attribution made whenever possible. In the event of any questions, please contact Emanate Presence.

What is your vision for humanity in living wholeness?

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      kerlund74 3 years ago from Sweden

      I seen the path of the horse before. I love it, so much to learn from that. I think your experience from being away for a year is interesting and i think we all should try something like that. It does not have to be travel away, but just to do something entirely different for a year. To find out the impotant things in life, to get back on track, and to live the life that we where born into. I like your hub, really great to read!

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting, (and inspiring - although that is not one of the choices)

      beautifully written in word, vision, sentiment and hope for a better future for humanity. Great videos.

      The world needs more of your visions.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant and voted up .

      Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Poon Poi Ming 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Emanate Presence, me publishing a video hub? That would be the ultimate challenge! I've done quite many YouTube videos but haven't done one like yours. You have a good voice. That's my biggest stumbling block in making YouTube videos.

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      Gary R. Smith 4 years ago from the Head to the Heart

      That sounds like a good course of action. People on the forums were very helpful to me, and took on my 'case' as a tech challenge. In the end, I resolved the Windows issues by following my own intuition, but the forums provided valuable tips and insights. Let me know when you have published a video hub and I will take a look. Best to you!

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      Poon Poi Ming 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Emanate Presence, I didn't realize there's a Microsoft support forum solely for WMM. I just found it and will leave a question there.

      Actually, I did ask around in other forums but stopped after I saw Microsoft put up a notice that there is some bugs in WMM. When you said you are using WMM, I thought the problem has been resolved, but I still cannot run it. Maybe I will download WMM again and see. If it still doesn't work, I will ask in the official forum.

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      Gary R. Smith 4 years ago from the Head to the Heart

      WalterPoon, yes, I remember you and I traded comments on the 'How to Create Video in Windows Movie Maker' hub. Have you visited the Microsoft support forums to address your questions about Movie Maker?

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      Gary R. Smith 4 years ago from the Head to the Heart

      Hi MizBejabbers, you are a person I sense would feel the deeper message of the video and article.

      It is always a joy when the creative flow comes in, as it did while creating this hub. The pieces just came together. I checked the Laurel Burch Inspirations website and agree that her style and that of the 'Rainbow' art are similar. But I did not find the 'Rainbow' artwork in her galleries. I would like to find the artist, so thank you for the lead.

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      Poon Poi Ming 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Emanate Presence , you link says: "410. That page doesn't exist. The author may have decided to delete it, or there could be an error with the URL that you are using."

      Windows Movie Maker is easy to use and a great time-saver, compared to Adobe Premiere. I've been using that before but after I stop doing videos for a few months, it now refuses to work. Wonder what could be the actual problem.

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      MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Deep, deep, deep, and I would guess over the heads of many. It is so very beautiful and the essense of truth. Your video was very well done. The picture by the "unknown artist" looks like the work of the late Laurel Burch. If it isn't, it is certainly someone who copied her style. Check her out, and I think you will like her. Voted up and awesome.

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      Poon Poi Ming 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Emanate Presence, well done! The video is very well produced. What video-editing software did you use?