Evolutionary Unique Self, Outrageous Love & the Unique Self Symphony (Part 10)

Taken from a first draft text from the forthcoming book The Path and Practice of Outrageous Love by Marc Gafni and Kristina Kincaid, this series elaborates on a critical advancement of the Unique Self Dharma that Dr. Marc has developed after Your Unique Self was published.

Continued from part 9.

Solve One Crisis, Solve Them All

There are three different forms of crises. One is an objective physical crisis of suffering. Starvation is the most potent expression of this crisis. The second is the crisis fomented by the second shock of existence. Our very survival as a species is threatened by this crisis. The third is a crisis of meaning. The crisis of meaning emerges from an insufficient availability of meaning-making models. The old religious systems of meaning gave us much, but were ultimately limited. Their truth claims excluded the other and fostered extreme conflict and war. The second source of meaning, the modern notion of the separate self, also lacks sufficient depth to enact a meaningful life. Merely succeeding at the survival and even prosperity, does not give a person the experience of a life well lived.

The first crisis of objective suffering plagues the economically underdeveloped countries. The second crisis of resources, which catalyzes the second shock of existence, plagues the entire world. The third crisis of meaning, unsatisfied by available scripts which spell out the rights of the ego self, plagues the economically developed world. Paradoxically, the resolution of the first two crises solve the third, and the resolution of the third solves the first two. Each is a key in the lock of the other. (Reality is always strangely elegant.)

Salvation for the economically developed world, at this moment in time, can only be authentically found in the awakening to the outrageous love that realizes the truth of One Love and One World. This is the awakening to Unique Self and outrageous love, committing outrageous acts of love and forming Evolutionary We Space which orchestrates the Unique Self Symphony. From that place of awakened consciousness, the developed world can stand as one and reach out its hand, fully and powerfully, to the underdeveloped world. We can also invest the full power of innovation and attention to address the looming structural crisis that has induced the second shock of existence. That solves the crisis of meaning.

Meaning is found in loving and caring for others. This is the only way to reclaim potency. In doing so the gap between the ability to feel and the ability to heal is closed. Our hearts are re-opened. We are living open as outrageous love from the conscious of our Evolutionary Unique Selves. A new standard of success is introduced and an outrageous love story is born.

But it is even more than even that. Only the communion of Evolutionary We Space can liberate us from loneliness. When human beings come together to incarnate as autonomous Unique Selves the communion of incarnating the evolutionary impulse something essential shifts in reality. This is what it means for human beings to come together as a community of outrageous lovers forming an Evolutionary We Space. When this happens great joy and transformation is liberated into the world. This is the creation of what we have called Evolutionary Intimacy.

Evolutionary Intimacy arises through formation of Evolutionary We Space where personal love, intimacy and activism merge. This is the matrix of a politics of love, the most hopeful vision we have for the future of humanity. It is based on the democratization of greatness and creativity. The only authentic standard is, have we all succeeded as Unique Selves and in catalyzing the emergence of a larger We Space comprised of Evolutionary Unique Selves playing our instruments in the Unique Self symphony? There is no other way.

To be continued…