Monday, August 15, 2011
Working From Number One
By Tom J. Kennedy
According to Dzogchen Master, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, a Tibetan teacher and author of Dzogchen Teachings our society is like numbers. Among his many teachings, this Tibetan teacher emphasizes the importance of "working from number one."
I will apply his teaching to my real-life experience whereby I have been advocating the usuryfree lifestyle as the optimal way of living as we progress into this 21st Century.
For example, when we count we always begin at number one. In regards to society, this Tibetan Master invites us to consider ourselves as number one. I, therefore acknowledge that all who live in society come from that place.
It follows that when and where there is number one, there are also many other numbers. As number one, it is essential that we understand our problems and limitations as well as our talents, skills and potential. As we free ourselves of our limitations we will have more effect on number one and therefore on society.
For example, way back in the early 1980's, when I first learned about the design flaw of usury and how it directly and/or indirectly causes violence, war, poverty, scarcity and lack, I began explaining the details to family, friends, neighbours, teaching colleagues and business associates.
Though it seemed that few were willing to be re-educated about the evils of usury and its potential to cause the ever-present shortage of money, more and more people have become interested in sharing the research over the years. I now recognize that since I was "number one" there are now many more "number ones."
As we move beyond 2011, the numbers are growing. During the latter half of the 20th Century, few people believed that the experience of usuryfree living could become a reality during this incarnation. Now, as we approach 2012, many people know about usury and how it causes the growth of debt.
Now many people know that banks never create the interest or usury portion of any loan or mortgage. Now many people know that banks issue brand new money every time a borrower signs a promissory note to become an enslaved debtor.
In summary, more and more people are now "ready and willing" to be re-educated about the problems associated with "living with usury" and the solutions as offered by "living usuryfree."
In this simple example, I consider myself as number one and in this life's journey I am witnessing and experiencing the reality of usuryfree living through my ongoing interactions with those loyal usuryfree creatives who are participating as traders within the usuryfree community currency movement.
Since I am number one, there is the possibility and probability to continue facilitating the evolution towards usuryfree living with knowledge and understanding gained from the various resources that are now being produced by active usuryfree creatives who likewise see themselves as number one. An example of a popular resource is the DVD "Money As Debt" created by Paul Grignon. (To purchase your copy forward an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "Money As Debt" in the Subject line.)
Ultimately, if we intend the experience of usuryfree living to become a reality for everyone in this world, we must continue to "work from number one." When countless "number ones" are networking and developing in this way, then we hasten the evolution of the reality of usuryfree living for everyone on this planet.
At this time, when our pyramidal infrastructures are crumbling from within, I don't have much faith in the problems of violence, war, poverty, scarcity and lack being solved by the few people who control economics, politics and world power from the tops of their respective pyramids.
I do however, have much faith in networking with expanding numbers of "number ones" at the grassroots of society. The SDI (Self Directed Income) industry offers opportunities within unique pyramidal infrastructures where everyone who chooses to participate wins.
Frankly, it is very important that as practising usuryfree creatives and/or becoming usuryfree creatives on the path towards usuryfree living, we realize the significance of "working from number one" as an active SDI entrepreneur.
In reality, becoming a usuryfree creative means aspiring to live a usuryfree lifestyle as "number one" in a loyal community of many other "number ones."