THE COALITION PROJECT
This proposed recruiting document builds on The Team of Humanity idea about people banding together to become a force.
When I was young, death was something in the way distant future and it didn’t have much affect except to evoke some fundamental unhappiness with the set-up. But, as I’ve gotten older, thoughts of time running out are so omnipresent that it feels urgent to deliver my goods. In dealing with the road ahead, which is so perilous given our self-interest and proclivity to violence, I’m wanting to step it up, to shake up everything. How to do that? How to be radically provocative? How to get us out of passivity? How to get people who are awake and aware coordinated as activists who won’t settle for it being the way it is?
Well, the first thing is to collect us. No one is doing that. Without even knowing what we’ll do, we can create a body of like-minded people. To do that we could float the wonderful paragraph that my late, great ally, Lex Hixon wrote. He was a spiritual avatar and I had the extreme privilege, twenty-five years ago, of working with him during the last three years of his too-short life. Our objective was to change the world and Lex had the means to fund what we came up with to do. When he got sick, we were working on Celebrations of the Human Spirit. They were to be held in stadiums. This describes who would have attended:
A coalition already exists in spirit. It is coming together now in the social context by the attraction of its unconventional intelligence and compassionate form of high-mindedness. This natural coalition is drawn together by the recognition that the elevation of consciousness is our fundamental life work. This is a genuinely democratic, self-organizing force, flowing through persons of all descriptions. This force does not flourish as any highly structured form. It is not an institution or a foundation or a non-profit company or anything conventionally named. This coalition is a living organism — natural, wild, free. It is made up of individuals devoted to serving the world and developing themselves as finely tuned instruments of service. They learn to gather in the energy of will-to-good, from which authentic goodwill flows out subtly to the entire world.
Ken Wilbur, in a forward to Lex’s first book, COMING HOME: The Experience of Enlightenment in Sacred Traditions, calls it the best book on basic spirituality ever written. Lex Hixon had enough cache to have enrolled a force to bring about evolutionary change where the era of self-interest and greed would be superseded by us caring about each other as much as we care about ourselves.
If this resonates with you, sign up. Say anything you want to say about what you think or what you bring to the table. But, even without any statement, add your name and let’s get so many people identifying with what the statement says that we will have created a mighty force that I’ll shepherd to figure out what we will do.