TO THE ENLIGHTENED TRAVELERS OF THE WORLD:
We have traveled to this point in time and have emerged as the dominant species of our planet. Enlightenment is our birthright. Each of us is a ray of divine light, at one with the Creative Spirit by which we were conceived. It is time to let that light shine, to enter into the next Age of Enlightenment, to enter the 21st century aware of that light within each of us! What is meant by enlightenment? Enlightenment refers to consciousness. Its source is the divine core within, the light of the self. Enlightenment can be viewed from two levels: the immanental and the transcendental. Our Creator both permeates creation as well as transcends it.
If we were to use the analogy of a ladder of self-unfoldment, we might say that the immanental is the bottom rung of the ladder, and the transcendental is the top rung. At the top of the ladder is the goal of life, consciousness and certainty of the Absolute Reality. At the lower level is the world of duality, where the Creator appears to be separated from the creation. Each of us is an enlightened traveler on the road of self-perfection. The journey of humanity began before the big bang some 13.5 billion years in the past because of the divine essence within us. At some point in our evolution we developed tools, formed communities, and drew our designs upon the walls of our caves. We found that we could eliminate the uncertainty of hunting for food by planting crops and domesticating animals. We then developed the mega-industrial tools of the 15thcentury along with the advancement of corporate domination and assembly line production. From there, we entered the computer and information age, where everything is virtual, and the computer is king. As a result, we have emerged as the dominant, most powerful species on the planet. With this human history comes good news and bad news. With every Ying there exists a Yang.
The bad news is that while we live physically in a virtual world of the computer, the majority of humanity is still immersed in the "caveman consciousness,” living with attitudes that were appropriate for another time, another era. Our morality, habits, and world outlook is generally inappropriate for the age we live in. To survive in this new world of consciousness will require that we discard the ignorance of the past and acquire a new “suit of clothes,” a new way of approaching life.
The world population is now 7 billion people. A large segment of this population lives in squalor, disease, and starvation. We are consuming our resources at an ever-alarming rate. Global warming is on the rise. The oceans and water supplies are being polluted. Animal species are disappearing from the planet. The rain forest is being decimated. Thousands of people are killed each year in wars, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters. The potential for nuclear destruction is increasing daily, as countries acquire and refine instruments of mass destruction. Society is becoming more and more polarized between the “haves” and “have-nots.” Hatred and greed seem to rule the world. Need I go on?
The good news is that there is hope for mankind. There is a segment of humanity, although relatively small, that is standing on the cusp of a new era of evolution of consciousness motivated by the power of their inner creative spark. This force is leading them to a state of inner self-transformation. It is moving these individuals and the universe toward greater and greater light, knowledge, love, and self-perfection.
Amidst all of this negativity and ignorance, there are those who have demonstrated that mankind is designed to live in this higher level of being, operating from a sacred place within. They include the giants of the past in all fields of endeavor, whether it be art, biology, health, medicine, music, philosophy, psychology, science,just to name a few. These individuals march to an inner rumbeat felt, but not heard, by humanity. We call these individuals “The Enlightened Travelers.” They include those who have sought and discovered their inner spark and who unselfishly work toward the betterment of themselves and mankind in response to that creative impulse.
The Enlightened Traveler is one who:
- Strives not to be better than his (or her) neighbor, but to be better than himself
- Pursues an understanding of the laws governing the universe in which he lives
- Is an apostle of love and reason
- Lives by the law of love and justice
- Is no longer subject to the law of ego
- Lives by the highest standard of morality
- Has discovered that at the core of his being is the divine spark and has learned how to access that inner realization and bring it into manifestation
- Has realized the light of God within his consciousness and endeavors to manifest that light into the world
- Is in touch with the Creative Source of the universe
INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF RESEARCH AND ENLIGHTENMENT
By establishing the International Center of Research and Enlightenment™ (ICRE), we hope to provide an intellectual, moral, and spiritual platform for research, education, and the exchange of ideas and information among those individuals who stand on the “cusp” of the evolution of human consciousness.