Why is the Raise The Level Value System necessary?
There has to be a new culture established – an entirely new way of seeing and doing things – which will inevitably bring about different results from what is being experienced today. The amount of murders, war, other violence, crime, untimely deaths by other unnatural means, fear, dis-ease, mental illness, racial hatred, scarcity consciousness, depression, addiction, and trauma has the future of people throughout the planet looking very dim and bleak. The extreme rates of incarceration, the countless children without stable families to nurture and raise them, the unbalanced distribution of economic power, the general disharmony between men and women relationships, inadequate education across the board, and the general level of overall apathy shows that there is a level of ineffectiveness in the ability of our adopted lifestyles to address and solve these crucial challenges.
A way of life, that has been built upon and centered around the pursuit of individual happiness, translates into a world view (or value system) of materialism, selfishness, greed, fear, ego and a distorted self - image; and is completely and diabolically opposed to our natural functioning, optimal living and advancement as a human community of people, who must share this planet with one another, whether we like it or not. It is our predominant nature to manifest cultures and civilizations that are inclusive, communal, and holistic. What the wisest among our ancestors valued more than anything was the essence, ‘spirit’, or ‘source’ of all things. They knew that every material object, life form, etc. had a spiritual counterpart that was greater than the thing itself. They did not worship objects and for the most part, their societies were focused on the quest for oneness with ‘Spirit’ (God) and Nature (God’s creation). However, since we have been force fed this predominantly materialistic machine driven culture by social engineers and corporate conglomerates, we have adopted a value system and view of the world that is individualized/isolated into fragments, and not communal/holistic. Our adoption of this type of ego, fear and material based value system has ultimately caused us to devalue ourselves and the importance of our presence in this world. Our low opinion of our self-worth has many of us perpetuating self-destruction and allowing sub-quality conditions to exist among the world's people. So, while we are clearly in a state of emergency, many people are still living day to day as if nothing is extraordinarily out of wack and off balance. There are additional reasons for this – one of them is clearly because of the endless rat race we’re seemingly locked into. The constant pursuit to pay bills, keep up with the new trends, and get accepted in mainstream society is pressing enough to have many people ignoring what is really happening right before our eyes.
The Raise The Level Mandate's Value System is intended to re-direct our attention to the heart - centered work of repairing, rebuilding and restoring ourselves, our families, and our communities so that we can enjoy a culture that enhances life – instead of death.