Greed, emotional gluttony and spiritual starvation

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One of my Dia.BLOG.ue posts a couple of weeks ago, led to a request for an interview that I’ll be doing today… well, actually tomorrow morning my time! I hope you’ll make time to tune in live and participate, or at least listen later! It’s time to understand that ‘Enough is enough’ is about more than food.

The post that kicked it off was this one;

The link for the interview is here:

Economics and Egonomics: Disparity and Despair

LifestylesIn the interview with Eldon Taylor yesterday, the issue of wealth came up in terms of using the Mereon Matrix build a whole and healthy system. Sadly, as we all  know, we live in a world where we’ve created something far less than a balanced system as the graphic below makes crystal clear.

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Image credit: “High income country economies by World Bank”

From Forbes:

“As the World Economic Forum begins in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam International has released a new report called, “Working for the Few,” that contains some startling statistics on what it calls the “growing tide of inequality.”

The report states:

  • Almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population.
  • The wealth of the one percent richest people in the world amounts to $110 trillion. That’s 65 times the total wealth of the bottom half of the world’s population.
  • The bottom half of the world’s population owns the same as the richest 85 people in the world.
  • Seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years.
  • The richest one percent increased their share of income in 24 out of 26 countries for which we have data between 1980 and 2012.
  • In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom 90 percent became poorer.”

The quote that Eldon pulled from “The Mereon Matrix; Unity, perspective and Paradox” (Elsevier 2013) does not advocate for the redistribution of wealth, nor do I. The quote he took from the book states: “As you will discover, Mereon principles show that energy, materials and resources of all kinds must be distributed equally; if any part of a system suffers, the entire system is at risk. Stasis is not a characteristic of a vibrant living system; the ecosystem of the aged Earth is held in an exquisitely delicate balance and humanity is already experiencing shifts in its equilibrium.”

This is not to advocate for a Robin Hood mentality.

The next paragraph reads:

“It is time to individually and collectively become positive and proactive allies, changing as needed to keep up our end of the reasonable and tacit agreement that we are custodians of Gaia with a duty of care, not only to Lovelock’s ‘living Earth’ but to our children and our children’s children.”

The ‘we’ referenced here is not only those who live in the blue zone in the image above.

The Royal We is all 7,179,000,000+ members of the human family.

The Mereon Matrix provides us with knowledge that makes it clear that its time to look at WHY a single economic system is making the entire world sick. A model of a ‘perfectly’ functioning system, we can all certainly agree that individually and as a supposed civilisation, we fall far short of that mark. If a healthy system can indeed be rebuilt using the Matrix, we must remember that perfection is what we are, not something any of us can do individually or collectively. However, if we have the guts, moral courage, to recognise that something is wrong with these numbers, and stand up to insist that something be done to re-balance what is, things will change.

And personally, my perspective is that we and the world can change for the better without politicians telling constituents, consumers, to drive a gas guzzling car to the mall to go shopping in order to generate the economy necessary to fuel a war.

True spirituality is noble ethic and morality in motion. Sacred geometry indeed, and using a Love Knot to untangle the mess we have made of this gorgeous planet we all call Home.

While some might say the following are ‘relative’, consider the quality of life vs. a lifestyle with regard to what someone from the Blue Zone would find should they decide to retire to one of the lower ‘high’ income countries much less one of the ‘middle income’ places…

And if you think that someone is living ‘well’ on the equivalent of $230-$990 a year, it’s time to plan a trip…

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Why We must end “The Why’ning”

Yes, tragically this image is the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the City of Light and Love. It serves as a reminder that we must not be too fast on our feet to point fingers and lay blame or shame others for the environmental problems we face today.Image

The Elevator Pitch

“Why me?”, “What’s in it for me?” and “Why should I care?” are the new existential questions. The complexity of the Mereon Matrix and the simple Pattern it ties, opens the way to innovation through the principles of cooperation and the practice of co-creation. The facts make it abundantly clear that the state of the world provides you with multiple reasons to care. The sum of these adds up to “Do or Die”. This process provides us with a logical way to meaningfully explore possibilities, using the Mereon Trefoil knot to ask, “What if…?” and “Why (k)not?”

The Real Story

In human civilisation the Hunting Age led to an Era of Agriculture that catalysed an Epoch of Industrialisation. Today, immature humans teeter on the threshold of the Information Age, yet our behaviour has brought us to the next stage of human evolution; Transformation. We either wake up, wise-up and step into the new or we die.

The Tipping Point we face today is the catalyst for a Turning Point. The first waves of change that wiped out Middle Class were only the beginning. A tsunami of change fast approaches. It’s time that those with the power to implement change, harness the courage and will to do so. Survival requires answering old questions in a fundamentally new way.

The Mereon Matrix is our name for a process of exploration. It is also the name of the context in which we are exploring.It gives a rigorous, logical and meaningful way to comprehend the mysteries and metaphors that are at the heart of creation. As such it reveals a powerful way to consider how all things are related and lets us explore our inner and interconnections. As a ‘Technology of Mindfulness’, the simple process that it weaves permits us to open, learn and grow through direct experience that is unfettered by preconceptions and prejudice.

The Mereon Matrix is not The Answer. It is a powerful means for identifing the issues; asking the relevant questions; and then formulating best answers! Twelve fundamental principles sequentially and simply connect all possible realities to underscore the 7-steps that link local possibilities with global potential. To step off the razors edge we must come together and in our diversity identify the noble shared values that support a sustainable life. It requires dialogue to connect multiple points before acting. This unifying process establishes a Pattern that connects and insures that all critical tasks are accomplished in time. Universal, it honours the diversity in our unique physical, emotional, mental, spatial, temporal and spiritual realities.

The Mereon Matrix provides the necessary links to reconnect hearts and minds, and reveals why and how it is critical to establish strong and meaningful relationships with one another. Applications require learning, unlearning and relearning. We are only at the beginning of applying these principles to education, personal development and business. Current avenues of investigation enfold general systems, cymatics, geometry, and deep connections with natural science and technologies that must be explored.

By connecting our passed, our present and our future today, the Mereon Matrix provides us with a clear, simple and logical process that enables us to make genuine progress.  It requires empowering competent teams, individuals who know how and are willing to cooperate, innovate and act responsibly. The knowledge inherent within the Mereon Matrix lets us do this and respond in time.

All of these reasons combine into Transformation as a single Cause about which all of us must care. Today, as political, business and economic changes continue to accelerate, regions and nations are affected in ways that erode walls and erase false borders.

We understand that this task is not the work of one person or any single group. The intent of The Mereon Legacy CIC, a non-profit organisation, is to assist individuals in learning how to come together as cohesive groups that are committed to transformation and able to respond.

With courage, we are standing in the question as we open you to the Mereon Matrix as a way to help understand and resolve both personal and world problems. In this we need
help. While we have a ‘how’ we do not claim that we know the way, for this is something every group of innovators must discover on their own.

In our opening we invite your participation as part of what is an inclusive exploration. Our competences are academic and scientific as relates to matters of investigation and research. In this, a marriage of science, spirit and art, all belong. Contributions of talent, time and economic assistance are welcome as it is time to fill out our own team!

Please send us an email to let us know how you can help!