Springfield, OR (PRWEB) June 7, 2006
Let’s call the organization, for lack of an established term, an “amorist” organization — the opposite of a “terrorist” organization. And imagine that the news report said this organization was positively transforming people’s lives worldwide.
If you heard this, would your interest rise? Is it possible that a glimmer of hope would spring up inside you, knowing that people around the world are creating positive change in this spirit? Would you smile after learning that these “amorist cells” have been meeting and organizing in living rooms and spiritual centers for the past several years, quietly and without fanfare? Would you consider joining them?
When was the last time you read an article about this organization? Maybe you’ve never read one — until now.
The organization is Humanity’s Team, a worldwide spiritual movement whose purpose is to communicate and implement the belief that we are all one, one with God and one with life, in a shared global state of being, so that the behavior of humanity may shift to reflect this understanding. Dubbed “a civil rights movement for the soul,” the movement has some 15,000 adherents from more than 90 countries on six continents.
From Asia and Australia to India and China, and from Africa and the Middle East to Europe and the Americas, people of all walks of life are coming together under the Humanity’s Team banner.
But in the face of the dauntingly complex dynamics of the world today, how do these ordinary people imagine that they can make a difference? What do they propose as a way of resolving the host of economic, political, military and social problems?
The answer they propose is this: Shift what you believe and the world shifts with you.
It was once said this way: “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours … everything is possible for him who believes.”
It has also been said this way: “All wrongdoing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrongdoing remain? We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
And this way: “Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.”
Or this: “You will not enter paradise until you have faith.”
While religions have formed around the people who said these things, Humanity’s Team is not tied to any religion, nor is it creating a new one. Instead, its intent is to create a space for a New Spirituality to emerge, a spirituality that will enhance and enlarge the world’s religions; update them, refresh them, render all of their current sacred teachings even more relevant to our present day and time; a spirituality that will recognize all we share while celebrating our differences.
Humanity’s Team sees the root cause of global conflict and suffering to be the same as the root cause of individual conflict and suffering: It comes from our cultural values and most sacred beliefs — in other words, our spirituality: what we believe about ourselves, about life and about our relationship to the divine. Political, economic and military problems are merely by-products of a spiritual problem, according to Humanity’s Team.
If we believe that we are inherently bad, born that way, we will experience ourselves in that way in all aspects of our lives. If we believe that we are not connected to each other and separate from our Creator, we will experience ourselves in that way. If we see our Creator as a punisher, as a being that gets angry and greets misbehavior with endless physical and mental torture, we will live in fear of divine retribution.
Humanity’s Team simply asks people to open their minds to the possibility that our current theologies may be limited in what they understand.
It is not asking anyone to condemn or abandon their religions, nor is it suggesting that religions don’t have the best of intentions. Rather, it is asking people to examine their belief systems, courageously explore new understandings about God and life, and if those new understandings align with their personal inner truth and knowing, enlarge their belief systems to include them. Growing numbers of people are indeed expanding their belief systems to include larger possibilities and larger realities than they might have been willing to consider before. And they are doing this because they recognize that when we change what we believe, we will change how we behave.
If you share this vision and want to join the vanguard of a worldwide spiritual movement that will put amorism instead of terrorism on the front pages of newspapers, then consider becoming part of Humanity’s Team.
A Humanity’s Team group is probably in your area, and if one isn’t, it takes only one like-minded friend to create one.