June 21 – August 20
What is Unanimity?
• It is the expression of the essential unity that underlies the whole of creation
• Unanimity is not uniformity: it is unity in diversity and diversity in unity
• Organic unity; functional unit (reflect on the analogy to the human body)
Individuation and Unanimity
Humanity is still preoccupied with the basic process of self-discovery, which psychologists call “individuation”.
Emanating from the group collective experience, with the inherited comprehension of animal instincts, and having experienced human progress as something followed by the masses via a process of imitation, currently the more advanced element of mankind is seeking contact with the individual soul. Indeed, the first exciting goal that every human being aspires to is to discover him or herself as the creator of oneself and one’s destiny,
and to truly understand in one’s consciousness the idea of free will, and the ability to be involved in the creation of the world.
At this point, however, problems arise in the establishment of the principle of Unanimity in reality.
Obstacles to Unanimity
The greatest obstacles to the effort to establish Unanimity are personal will, pride, the need to be “right”, fanaticism, attachment to ideals,
imposing one’s own views and methods, and interfering in the personal responsibilities of others.
The personality is always trying to take possession of the talents of the Self. Even as the personality overcomes its gross selfishness, so this
often disguises itself insidiously behind an attitude of egocentrism, which isolates the personality from the experience of universality which constitutes the new goal to be achieved. This goal of universal ity necessitates the development and cultivation of some basic characteristics in order to be achieved: selfless love, an aspiration to be involved, the will to be in harmony with others and to synchronize with others.
At this point, it is about developing a total process of dis-identification followed by a renewed self-identification, leaving the newly developed individualistic vision of life behind.
It is as if, at the highest peak of the personality’s progress, we discover that the personality is nothing but the smallest peak of our Self which expands towards infinity.
We are then ready to subordinate all our conquests in favour of the new existential orientation, which will lead us along a finer and more
defined path of spiritual experience.
Another consideration would be that the Principle of Unanimity must arise within us as a profound intuition and should not be imposed from the outside, as it is the result of a long psychic maturation taking place within each individual’s consciousness. Since Unanimity is a New Age Principle, it is illusory to expect to see it already widely realized in the world. So, we must feel like pioneers in the conquest of goals that are still hard for most of humanity to reach, but which, because of that, seem even more urgent and important.
This task requires faith, courage, and the desire to replace personal pride with the joy of communion with others and personal affirmation
with the power of effectiveness multiplied by unity. The last consideration emerges from the preceding one.
When the Principle of Unanimity arises in the innermost depths of the human soul, the methods and tools needed to anticipate, express, and participate in Unanimity must also be found inside the individuals.
It is essentially about feeling a sense of belonging to the “One Soul” that embraces all Humanity.
This can be achieved focalising the aspiration, the purpose, and the intention which are the most intimate and highest qualities in man and which are closer to his spiritual self.
The most appropriate subjective ways to accomplish this task are meditation, invocation, and common prayer because they create a pooling, and therefore harmonization, of what is most fundamental and powerful in the human being. As a result, this focalisation will affect the thoughts, feelings and actions of all those who participate, bringing about the fusion of the group “at its roots” and integrating each indi-
vidual’s characteristics in a higher global way of working together.
This article contains excerpts and a synthesis from the book “Laws and Principles of the New Age”, published by Editrice Nuova Era