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Dorothy R. Tilson

"What I will say now is very important. The cannon, 'By thy God,' is the higher, and this canon is the basis of the New World. Formerly one said: 'And my spirit rejoiceth in God, my Savior.' Now you will say: 'And my spirit rejoiceth in God thy savior.' Solemnly do I say that therein is salvation. 'Long live thy God!' So you will say to everyone; and exchanging Gods, you will walk to the One."

THE RELEASE OF THE SHAMBALLA ENERGIES IN 2000 is bringing to light a "ME first"1 generation of humanity struggling to become a "YOU emphasis" generation. We see in this "Me first" generation the characteristics of which are alienation—alienation of individuals from families, communities, states and nations—leading to fear—fear of the Other—which in extreme cases, results in wars and destruction. At the same time we see a humanity slowly emerging into the "You emphasis" generation—which will include a world "community based on love, social justice, ecological sustainability, and connection to the Unity of all Being."2

Coming to light are the cleavages within humanity—the elitist and the wealthy distancing themselves from the poor sections of society, whether as a result of corporate structures in America or dictatorships in other countries. But at the same time we see innumerable nongovernmental organizations and an increasing number of charities working whole heartedly to even out the playing field for all humanity—and then we have established with the aid of the Great Ones the crown Jewel center of humanity, which is the United Nations where individuals and nations can go for negotiation, information and aid.

The secrecy of the elitists is being challenged by an increasingly better educated public whether this be in governments, religions, economics, education, or cultural activities in general.

We find the elitists pretty much in control of education, particularly within higher education. Only those who qualify and have the money can obtain an advanced education. However, at the same time, a restructuring of educational curricula is in progress in some schools, which accommodates a much wider range of cultures. On-line degrees are becoming available, yet are costly. In the Business Week Commentary, Aaron Bernstein writes, "America strives to be a land of opportunity and to give everyone a chance at education. Yet, inclusive as our public college system is, it has barely picked away at class barriers. A mere 4.5% of those from the bottom quartile of income brackets get a degree by age 24, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by Thomas G. Mortenson, who publishes an education research newsletter in Oskaloosa, Iowa. About 25% of students in the next quartile get a B.A., while 25% of those in the third quartile do. In the top quarter, meanwhile, 51% of students finish college." (Feb. 9, 2004, p. 72) However, those within our society who are moving towards a "You Emphasis" look to the time when every individual who wants a higher education can obtain one. The result will be a humanity emerging out of a herd mentality and moving towards a society of liberated and enlightened world thinkers.

On January 23, 2004 Kofi Annan addressed the world Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. On the fifth year anniversary of having established the "Global Compact," Mr. Annan encouraged more business leaders to join this initiative which encouraged good corporate practices in the face of Globalization challenges. He stressed that corporations are key to the fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals, and that they can create enormous business opportunities and expansive markets. The Global Compact has brought more than 1,200 corporations from over 70 countries together with UN agencies and civil society to support human rights, labour and the environment. The Global Compact Summit will convene in June 2004 to reassess efforts on global security and economic development in relation to rising international terrorism.3 It is obvious through this example as in so many other areas of contemporary life that the transition into the consciousness reflecting a "YOU emphasis" requires that we find new solutions to old world problems.

1 The Tikkun Community, Insert. A bimonthly Jewish and Interfaith Critique of Politics, Culture & Society, Nov/Dec 2003.
2 Ibid., Insert.
3 DPI/NGO Link Briefing Flyer for Jan. 29, 2004. For Information on the Global Compact, visit the UN web site.

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