Report by Devika lakshmi Iyer
We all know that as Aaiyyanists we must strive for Oneness with all beings (not just between humans, but all beings throughout this varied and wondrous Universe). However, sometimes there is a primal need for separation, especially if the collective group of people turn away from Oneness and direct themselves to isolation and negativity. This is what has happened twice now in the space of a couple of years.
The first case of isolation (caused by the negativity of nationalism) was the Brexit vote in the UK – where the people of Britain voted to leave progressive Europe. The beautiful experiment of progressive Europe enshrined civil rights for individuals, workers, women, immigrants, gay, and transgender peoples. Instead, the people of the UK decided to move to a harsher and more negative plane of reality.
Let me be clear, the EU did have its problems, i.e. in accountability and democracy but it was genuinely trying to unite all peoples around Europe with the ideals of freedom of travel, freedom to work and a common shared value system emanating from the positive. The EU also welcomed and tried to save the millions of refugees caused by neo-conservative wars and famine. This is something to be applauded. However, the forces of negativity and darkness used this act of virtue and charity to turn the people against the very institutions that championed Oneness.
A similar thing has happened in the USA. The country was about to elect its first female president: Hillary Clinton; who has spent her whole life in the service of that Country. Someone, who has flaws like the rest of us but embraced oneness, rights for workers, immigrants, women, gay, transgender, poor people and the oppressed. There may be charges that she was a corporate politician, but not everyone is entirely perfect – and she was generally trying to make the world a better place and save us from the ravages of climate change, famine and war.
In a different Universe, with a Clinton Presidency and Britain voting in full favour of the EU – the steps to a harmonious world government was only a generation away. However, that has all changed now. In the USA we have a President that is fully saturated with negativity such that he wants to build a wall between a landmass that has been unified for millions of years. Europeans have only been in the Americas for a few hundred years. Dividing the continent on racial lines is (in my opinion) a great sin against the land and the unity of all peoples.
This negativity has resulted in poor families being separated, climate and pollution agreements being torn up and the rights of workers, women and minorities being crumpled. How we treat the weakest of a society is how a society can be judged. And we will be judged by the Universal Karmic law that surrounds everything.
So, what is the solution? Well it is simple. To fight negativity and isolation – we must separate from the negative. This may sound strange from a purist Aaiyyanist perspective, but it is an integral part of the Harita tradition. So, what do I mean by separating? Well… simply the most progressive and spiritually realised parts of this planet must split from the negative, and form their own world community.
In this regard I am suggesting that California, New York, Massachusetts and other progressive States in the USA must separate and form their own Union. These States have huge economies… greater than individual countries. In fact California has the 6th largest economy in the world, New York has the 11th largest economy in the world and Massachusetts has an economy larger than the powerhouse of Africa: Nigeria, with a fraction of the population. Similarly Scotland should now seek a progressive independence from insular England and form a powerful bond with her liberal cousins in Europe.
What I, as a Harita Aaiyyanist am suggesting is this: a rewrite of global governance, where the most progressive places on this planet separate out and form new alliances with like-minded souls. Imagine if all the progressive places on this planet joined forces and setup their own joint institutions. London, Mumbai, Chennai, Milan, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Scotland, California, Western Europe and other progressive places on this planet. Imagine the spiritual dynamic this would create. Imagine the free travel of people, ideas, and love between these pillars of universal Oneness. With these harmonious centres linked together – all other places would eventually want to join us and share in our ideals. Thus… eventually the most intolerant places on the planet will be transformed over a period in time to the pure ideals of love and harmony.
So, we must in the short term separate out from negativity, in order for us to eventually join together in Oneness.