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The Principle of Sharing


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Though there are many spiritual laws and principles foundational to the emerging Aquarian Age, there is none more essential than the Principle of Sharing. Given the nature and scope of the crises humanity now faces, it is not difficult to see why this spiritual axiom plays such a pivotal role in our future. Indeed, as a kingdom in nature our survival may well depend upon it.

Today the resources of the world are largely being hoarded by the privileged few and, as a consequence, the disparity between the rich and poor is ever widening. This is true whether we examine it from an individual perspective or when contrasting the wealth of nations. Indeed, the crises humanity now faces are largely rooted in a sense of injustice, recognizing that our relationship to each other is wrongly oriented. Yet the urge to share is what is required in order to create right relationship between individuals and nations. Given this, the growth and maturation of the Principle of Sharing is the hope of the future.

Paralleling this is the fact that we are collectively beginning to awaken to the soul within ourselves. The soul is the dimension of consciousness that helps us to sense humanity’s oneness. Behind our vastly diverse outer lives we are inwardly one. Initially, this awakening emerges as the recognition that we are one in kind, and later it evolves into a realization that we are one in essence. This awakening is important, in that it propels us to find ways of living that can ensure the sustenance of all things, and it is from this soulful awareness that the Principle of Sharing can arise. For if we are truly one, then concern for the welfare of humanity as a whole will gradually supersede our tendency toward separative perception. Sharing then emerges, not simply out of philanthropic response, but as a general attitude toward life.

It should here be noted that the Principle of Sharing does not only pertain to economic fairness and resource allocation, for when the soul becomes increasingly fused into the fabric of human thought, the application of sharing is broadened. The sharing of knowledge and time is also important, as well as an empathic ear. These too are resources worthy of wise and compassionate distribution.

William Meader

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