Nearly every person on the planet today subscribes to the belief that their needs will only be met if they endlessly participate in the present economic system. This economic system requires us to value our efforts against all others' efforts and has collectively resulted in the greatest devaluation of all humankind. This system, on the verge of utter collapse, is not new. In its present form, however, it requires participants to sell themselves for something that is no more real than the "zeros and ones" that exist in the digital realms that hold it together. So why do we continue to participate? Some of us believe that our participation will take us to the top of the social ladder -- that we will be those lucky few that make it out. Others participate simply through having no other choice -- it may be the only way to keep the debt-collectors from the door. Yet it is perhaps the "wages of fear" that drives most participation: the fear that creates a complete acceptance of the belief that there is no other way.
Could we eat our homes, our shares, or our retirement fund? If the supermarkets stopped supplying food, would we know our neighbors well enough to ensure that we would all have enough food to survive? Do we even speak with our neighbors anymore? Or are we constantly occupied with thoughts of how we are going to sustain an unsustainable credit rating? These questions may appear absurd, yet they form part of the fabric of reality by which the value of our humanity is judged.
Yet there are many alternatives to meeting our needs. However, for our needs to be met we must also be completely certain of what our true needs are to sustain us. In this, we require a small manner of self examination. We are called upon to examine our life, our priorities, aims, and what fulfils us. Such self-examination also requires that we embrace and adopt change in our lives. Yet "change" does not necessarily have to be met with associations of fear, doubt, or unease. Sometimes when we are faced with the urgency for change there is a very good -- and real -- reason for this. Part of the current need for change we are faced with is the incumbent value systems that categorize our worth, and our belief system in the illusion of wealth.
We are using past measuring sticks as part of our tools for creating our future(s). This must surely be inefficient or even absurd at best, and disingenuous, unhealthy, and disastrous (or more) at worst. In order to move forward, to embrace new paradigms of change, we need to begin listening to new narratives. One of these new narratives is the one around how our needs can be met outside of current, and old-paradigm, economic systems. After all, what if we were to find ourselves in a situation where our assets were no longer worth anything -- how would our needs be sustained? This is now occurring to many people within the so-called "wealthy nations" of the world.
Today we are experiencing a range of "shock impacts" to make us reconsider our financial well-being, and our needs in the world. We should be aware that all shocks are in fact catalysts to push us toward co-creating new economic paradigms. We can begin by shifting our patterns of belief away from the accumulation of goods for "accumulation's sake," and toward seeing ourselves as the solution and look to a more globally inclusive approach. The solution to our needs could be on our very own doorsteps. We should look towards the power of the collective -- that is, toward each other for our needs and sharing. After all, there are enough of US on the planet.
With almost seven billion of us on the planet we exist in a world where for every need there can be found a corresponding offering ready and willing to meet that need. This has been referred to as "The Law of Energetic Exchange." The challenge that we have faced, up until now, is that we have not known where to look or how to find that offering for our need. This is no longer the case, as the solution may just have presented itself in the form of an alternative system that actually brings together and matches all needs with all offerings all around the world. This new model is known as Energetic XChange -- a project that connects needs with offerings worldwide.
Imagine, if we can for a moment, that the law of energetic exchange holds true and that for every need there is a valid offering, then we have just completely done away with the need to value any human being's offerings against any form of monetary exchange system. This approach differs from known barter systems and gift economies. If each unique need on the planet has a matching offering then the value of that exchange, in today's monetized system, makes no difference because it is fulfilling a person's need on the planet and is of great personal value rather than monetary. This could be a significant revaluation of our socio-cultural value systems if fully realized.
The model of Energetic XChange offers a new economic paradigm that is dedicated in service to all humanity. Further, the practicality of Energetic XChange lies in its simplicity. There is no cost to use the system and it is not a commercial venture. Its great potential lays not so much in its ability to assist us through the transition in our faulting economic systems, but rather in that it is actually bringing humanity together with every offering exchanged. In participating in Energetic XChange a person will in all likelihood come into contact, as a minimum, with two people whom they will have never known before. These new contacts may also be people who are on opposing sides of the planet. This cross-cultural pollination of needs with offerings can bring the world together in the knowledge that there are essentially no differences between us.
The law of energetic exchange can be applied in every community, in every home, in every country on the planet. All it requires is our whole-hearted participation -- and a little faith that all of our needs can always be met in Energetic XChange.
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