All of nature is made up of two forces that exist within it: the force of reception and the force of bestowal. What is special in our time is that we are on the verge of discovering forces of bestowal in the world. We still do not have the correct tools to know how to use the force of bestowal properly or optimally. In fact, society at large is still in its infancy in this regard and even more accurately is a baby that has not yet been born. The truth is that you may not want to accept this fact, but it is difficult to reject it.
This is all tied to our common life processes. If we are talking about our system of basic necessities then everyone does as they like, but since we are talking from square one about global mutual ties, historic ties of the human race, of men, of women, and their common result, children, then we must begin to internalize, to implement certain values, and to apply new emotional attitudes to old questions.
Life can no longer continue being a materialistic summary of a matter for a period of months or years or of numbers and tax reports. Just as a person demands bread for his living, his soul is demanding its nourishment as well: The emotional complex of our togetherness, along with more advanced forms of our common development together. These are processes that will take all our renewed creative powers of our renewed life.
Until today we could manage because we were mainly driven by the ego, and our development was natural and inevitable. The same form developed from generation to generation to fill the material spaces throughout time. Each historic period was characterized by various transformations but they all had a common denominator: to bring us to the limit of our private material abilities, which is our ticket into the new general world. We are standing on the threshold of this new world.
As we mentioned earlier, the forces of bestowal are beginning to operate in our world, but still not with our conscious participation. To bestow, meaning receiving something beyond the norm in return for what I give, was not possible until now. Of course, we can give money to the poor all over the world, but in return for this action, we gain the respect of others, or if we do it anonymously, we still achieve personal satisfaction. We can perform this type of giving. But to bestow simply for the sake of bestowal, for the general good, in which all the profits from my work will go toward the general good; that is still very far from us.
We will approach the implementation phase gradually, just like we do any other natural process in our lives, going from the simple to more difficult phases. So before we learn and implement the general force of bestowal that exists in nature—love, we can begin by at least not doing harm to one another. To the same extent that I would not want anyone to do me harm, I can refrain from harming them. We all know that love cannot be created by force. Love is a result of the balance and harmony of all parts of nature. That is the process before us.
All of nature’s wondrous system, the entire universe throughout all of history is waiting to continue its desired development. “Desired” is emphasized in contrast to the failed system we are currently living in or to the worse-yet legacy of the depleted and distressed world we are passing on to our children and grandchildren.
This is precisely the point in time, the very next moment, here and now, that the woman’s role is vital to the continuation of our species on this planet, to life itself. Men by nature would be happy to continue playing in the very sick sandbox of our time; playing with the financial industry and the arms industry, playing right up until the point that there will not be one human left on the planet. The only force that can reign in this children’s game at the moment is that of the global woman. The continuation of life is dependent on the presence and intervention of women.
Seventy percent of the world’s population is comprised of women and children. Their cultural propensity for creating real and good life here on earth must step forward to the front of the stage. The impulse and desire must come from women; they must take the reins into their own hands. This may sound slightly exaggerated, but it is the truth. All the destructive results that men brought to the world are floating to the top now, one after the other.
Women are known to be more practical, closer to nature, seeking security, able to multi-task, and the source of life that brings children into the world; they must be the operational part of the new times, of the new world. It is safe to assume that men will not make the transition easy, and not give up their games so readily. Therefore, as the crisis deepens, the world will become more and more dependent on women’s determination to save and enhance the general situation of the quality of our lives.
Women in Power
Ireland President Mary McAleese Nov. 11, 1997
Finland President Tarja Halonen Mar. 1, 2000
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel Nov. 22, 2005
Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Jan. 16, 2006
India President Pratibha Patil Jul. 25, 2007 Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Dec. 10, 2007
Bangledesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed Jan. 6, 2009
Iceland Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir Feb. 1, 2009 – appointed 2009Croatia Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor Jul. 6, 2009
Lithuania President Dalia Grybauskaite Jul. 12, 2009
Kyrgyzstan President Rosa Otunbayeva Apr. 7, 2010
Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla May 8, 2010
Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar May 26, 2010
Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard Jun. 24, 2010
Slovakia Prime Minister Iveta Radicová Jul. 8, 2010
Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Jan. 1, 2011
Switzerland President Micheline Calmy-Rey Jan. 1, 2011
Peru Prime Minister Rosario Fernández Mar. 19, 2011
Kosovo President Atifete Jahjaga Apr. 7, 2011
Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Aug. 8, 2011