Continued from part 21.
This principle of self-organization is critical in understanding the Outrageous Love which motivates an evolutionary Unique Self and animates every authentic evolutionary we space! It brings us directly back to the beginning of our reality consideration.
All of us know of the world’s suffering. We know that we live in a world of outrageous pain. It is overwhelming. Our senses are flooded. In an effort to merely survive, we close our hearts. We contract into the narrowest version of ourselves. We’re unable to engage the immensity of the global challenge until we reopen our hearts and once again stand for healing and transformation.
Clearly, there is no simple top-down solution. There is no great leader or savior nation that is going to make it all right. But that does not mean there is no hope. That does not mean we cannot source our divine potency and power. We can reclaim both our personal and communal potency and power in the face of significant personal global suffering and dire collective challenges to the core structures of society.
We are God’s verbs in a world crying for liberation, and we are supported in this journey. We live in the lap of an Outrageous Love intelligence that is whispering “I love you” to us in every moment. Love drives and animates the evolutionary process all the way down and all the way up.
A new social vision based on Evolutionary Unique Selves forming Evolutionary We Space emerges from the frothy edge of spirituality, psychology and evolutionary theory. Based on the core principles of specialization and the multiplication of labor, which emerge from the core Unique Self principles of unique perspective and unique quality of intimacy, the idea is very simple. Your unique insight births your unique gift, which address your unique need in your circle of intimacy and influence.
You do not have the ability to heal everything. It is all way too big. The gap between your ability to heal and feel is simply too big. So you close your heart. But when you understand the deeper nature of reality you realize that you do not need to heal everything. You only have to heal what is yours to heal. You have to commit the outrageous acts of love that are yours to commit. Uniqueness is the organizing principle of reality. Uniqueness – precisely –the nature of your Unique Self -tells you what is yours to do. When you commit your unique outrageous acts of love you regain your potency because you are able to heal that is which is yours to heal. This is true even in the face of the enormity of suffering.
Your evolutionary creativity emerges from your Unique Self. It is precisely your unique perspective, which catalyzes and manifests your creativity. If Unique Selves are acting as Outrageous Lovers, manifesting their unique creativity, then a Unique Self Symphony begins to play its music. The Unique Self Symphony is self-organizing outrageous acts of love which are driven by the principle of uniqueness and love. Love, a Unique Self perception, opens you to the unique need of others that can only be addressed by your outrageous acts of love.
Self-organization is the core principle of evolution. Unique Self guides the process of self-organization. In an ant colony, chemical secretions transmitted to neighbor ants guide the process. Each ant sees what its “neighbor” is doing at street level. The ant then responds to that local need. By acting locally in thousands of simple ways a global effect is created, as Turing’s mathematical model revealed. For human beings the process of self-organization can only take place consciously. It does not take place through the secretion of pheromones as it does with Ants. Rather it happens through Unique Self recognition.
Imagine what it would mean of every human being actually recognizes that there’s a unique need they can address. What might it mean for every human being to know there is a unique need in their circle of intimacy and influence that can be addressed by them and them alone? Love your neighbor as the guiding mechanism of self-organization means that you take the cues from your neighbors, just like ants do, just like slime mold cells do, just like cells in the body do.
The larger social organism of the anthill or the slime mold is clearly intelligent. The universe is nothing if not intelligent. Love-intelligence and love-beauty are obviously not human properties alone but are sourced in a larger field. But, at the level of cultural evolution, at the level of the human being, the love-intelligence and love-beauty guiding self-organization becomes conscious. That is what it means to love your neighbor.
More precisely, love your neighbor as yourself. Every human being is an irreducible Unique Self, with unique creativity and Unique Gifts. Jeremy Rikin reminds us in his great work, Empathic Civilization, only deepening your sense of self opens and widens up your sense of empathy for other. The deeper your own sense of self, the deeper you are able to love. It is the eyes of love–the Unique Self perception of love–that allows you to identify the unique need that is yours to address with your outrageous acts of love.
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.
* Starlings on Otmoor dance to Alasdair Fraser 1080P HD 25 frames per second- filmed by wild life cameraman and travel journalist Dylan Winter – www.keepturningleft.co.uk