Posted March 8, 2014
by Jerry Alatalo
“Until you have become really, in actual fact, as brother to everyone, brotherhood will not come to pass.”
– Fyodor Dostoyevski (1821-1881)
While living in New York City and working at the United Nations (UN) in 1999, India-born Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi joined with some of his friends and pursued an idea for the UN. He and a handful of friends he met at the UN approached Secretary General Kofi Annan with the proposal for a religious and spiritual leaders conference/summit to take place in New York and the UN. The idea was to help reduce or eliminate differences between the world’s religions that at times led to unfortunate violence.
The summit then was arranged, and 400 religious and spiritual leaders, as well as over 2,000 spectators, attended the 4-day event – resulting at the end of four days with the leaders resolving to make concerted efforts to reduce any differences with negative consequences, as well as giving respect to all religions for their efforts done with sincere intentions.
Dr. Modi admits in the following short talk that the summit idea somehow lost steam and was not held after the one in the year 2000. Since 2000 Dr. Modi has gone on to found and chair the “Global Citizen Forum” (GCF), and this talk is from a GCF conference in London last year. The concepts behind GCF have to do with experiences men and women and young people around the world have had after the rise of social media and the internet.
Dr. Modi gives the example of young people who have made friends in countries around the world over social media like Facebook, Twitter, and the internet, who have come to place more trust in their friends than their parents, political leaders, or religious leaders. This describes a phenomenon where people are no longer concerned about where their new friends are from or what country – in effect, people are becoming “global citizens”.
John Lennon’s immortal ballad “Imagine” contains a line that reads, “Imagine there’s no countries”. On the road between a world with historic national borders and one that mirrors John Lennon’s “no countries”, one can only guess where humanity is in 2014. Given the outpouring of prayers, good wishes, and words of peace surrounding the Ukraine situation, it seems likely that humanity is closer to a world without borders than is perceived – a borderless consciousness.
Talking specifically about Ukraine, it has become obvious to the world’s people outside of Ukraine that whether people speak Ukrainian or Russian, everybody simply wants to live in peace. An aspect of Dr. Modi’s GCF applies to language as well. No matter what language people in nations around the world speak, there is not a single soul who does not understand the meaning of the word peace.
Global Citizens Forum represents an already existent, certainly growing rise in collective human consciousness which bodes well for this generation and future generations. This is a new way of thinking on Earth – a real philosophical change that is strongly trending, with no evidence of anything but a perpetual increase in intensity going forward. The inevitable destination for humanity is one where all people are aware that there is one Creator/God and this world is one.
The definition of intuition is “instinctive perception”. On the question, “when will humanity arrive at its inevitable destination of oneness?” please take a moment to allow your intuition to give you the answer.
Does your intuition tell you that humanity is very close to realizing oneness?
Humanity is now completely prepared to become a truly global citizenry – without nations, boundaries, or separations of any type. The last line in John Lennon’s peace anthem “Imagine” reads: “And the world will live as one”.
(Thank you GlobalCitizen Forum @ YouTube)