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Politics of the Heart

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

Politics should be sacred

- Mahatma Gandhi

Photo of Lord of the Rings set New Zealand by Andres Iga · Unsplash

Our world is wracked with natural and unnatural disasters, unequal wealth distribution, terrorism, war, and an immense political inability to effectively address these deeply entrenched problems.

These global issues urgently need politics of integrity. God knows we’ve had many chances to elect real heartworkers.

But when someone is ahead of their times, they’re often very sadly not valued enough in their own country.

Only innovative imagination can shift the current paradigm.

The answer lies in intelligent dialogue, it always has. A dialectical approach that embraces diversity and transcends uncertainty.

The answers to the rapidly deteriorating global issues cannot be fully outlined and addressed until a space for mature and sophisticated global dialogue is established.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

- Barack Obama

Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory is a philosophical paradigm drawing together the threads of diverse political approaches to governance.

Wilber developed a comprehensive map that attempted to integrate the wisdom through the ages from ancient governing styles; the spiritual ways of mystics and sages, to shamanism; through to contemporary ways of governance.

Wilber speaks of human development as alighting in the “Worldcentric” stage of care and compassion, after progressing through “Egocentric” and then “Ethnocentric” states of mind.

We all have “multiple intelligences”, and gradually awaken, grow and detach from past frames of reference, moving into a very compassionate and caring worldview. Past even this phase of “universal care”, is the totally integrated view, a beautifully paradoxical integration of duality.

A “union of autonomy and relationship, rights and responsibilities, agency and communion, wisdom and compassion, justice and mercy, masculine and feminine.” [Gilligan]

When unhealthy, those polarities have great destructive potential — as autonomy turns to alienation, strength aims for domination, and the movement for freedom instead becomes the drive to destroy.

Flow becomes chaos as connection becomes meltdown.

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary

- Satyagraha Leaflet №13 (1919)

But when real human potential is activated and flowers, rather than superficial change, a wonderful integration occurs.

Opening the door for a real chance of mature and sophisticated dialogue between political representatives.

In a world bled dry by cabal economics, it’s more than realistic to revive theories that really do hold pure and clear water, but have been parked to the side.

Much like the great futurist Tesla’s inventions, brilliant but threatening to established political factions based on a stranglehold grip of planetary resources.

We need to find the buried treasure.

And in the heart of the treasure lies the answers.

In my heart of hearts, I believe in the Circle of Wisdom we will find a way forward.

In a mature governance that genuinely wants to keep the peace. No more factional systems, based on elevated blood pressure and eternal in-house football matches.

A dialogue within a Circle of Wisdom could provide the desperately needed balance.

Providing a milder internal climate in circular chambers of governance, with a chance for peaceful transnational and transdifference negotiations.

I mean, this is nothing new. It’s simply bringing the ancient ways back to the table.

The ancient ways of peaceful governance.

There are those living now, Wisdom holders.

They can show us this way forward.

And they’re waiting.

To be asked.


With thanks to Ken Wilber, Gilligan, our Ancestors and myself for these concepts.

© Julie Cairnes ~ Scholar ~ Intuitive Visionary~ Shaman ~ Healer

Copyright 2017/2020 © Julie Von Nonveiller Cairnes. All rights reserved.

Published in MEDIUM Apr 20, 2019 + originally on prior webiste in 2017

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