A report from India A conversation with Abhishek Thakore

Abishek Takore, integralist based in India, talks about the situation in India, about the culture differences and what he is doing to create a better life in his country.

Heidi writes

Last year we could witness a situation where many people lost their businesses, their income and even their homes. After the End of the Corona measurements – if they ever end – a huge percentage of people in the west will be pushed into poverty and in the less fortunate countries into hunger and starving. At the same time the accumulation of money of the richest people in the world has increased in an incredible way. The gap between these few ultra rich people and us “normal” people has become such an abyss which makes one sick when only thinking about it. A single person. Like Bill Gates, owns more agricultural land in the US than anyone else, even combined. His accumulation of wealth surmounts the amount of what single states have at their disposition to run the country.

Bill Gates as a farmer, what would you think that he would do? Help Monsanto and other chemical monsters? You bet. He doesn’t make the impression of being willing to share anything with anyone, despite his labeling himself a “Philanthropist”. If he was such, he would share his richness, give substantial amounts to countries with severe humanitarian problems instead of trying to earn even more money by pretending to “help” them, as documented widely in his engagement for vaccinations. What he and similar people are doing is the antidote to human life aligned with nature and soulful human community.

What can we do when we realise what is going on in the world? Give in to the abuse of power? Become depressed, ill and even suicidal with the conviction that we are powerless against such overwhelming demonstrations of power? Not a good choice, it enables the evil doers and doesn’t help to change for the good.

What if we tapped into our innate wisdom? What if we developed our full humanity by growing up and getting aware of our personal power? What if we came together and supported each other and, by developing healthy communities, created an antidote to the craziness of the present time?

The story of “Sharing Corn” makes clear that we ourselves thrive when we help others around us to thrive – and if we remain egotistically concentrated on ourselves our initial thriving diminishes and disappears. With other words: the best way to do good to yourself is doing good to others, to your community.

We are called to embrace this way in these times of disruption and global – maybe even cosmical – transformation. Greed and egocentrism has brought us to the breakdown, it doesn’t work anymore, it won’t get us out of this very severe crisis. A leap in consciousness is called for, the resolution of the problems from the next level. It won’t be a technical and materialistic solution, but a shift in the souls of people toward love, toward collaboration, co-creation and joy.

Many people and small pockets are working on this new way of being in the world for a long time. Now it is up to the rest of us to join forces and bring forth the change in human consciousness and behavior. Please get inspired by Hannelie Venucia who shares with us her book “Sharing Corn” and inspires us to join her and many others on the way towards love and peace.

Videopost for June 2021

0:00 Intro Heidi referring to the Integral European Conference

1:05 Abishek: we are one family! He introduces himself

2:50 There is no one India! All levels of development are present.

3:55 Abhishek’s situation. Belonging to India and to a global family.

5:45 About the impact of Covid. Present situation in India. Amplification by the media.

8:30 How did you find the way to INTEGRAL? A bridge between the integral worldview and the Indian view.

10:15 Indian culture is born in abundance. Allowing coexistence and dialogue. No trust in totalitarian ideas and attempts.. Heidi’s ideas of what we western countries have done.

15:20 THe colonised minds. The victim, the proud, the reformist. Abhishek is trying to reclaim the humility linked to dialogue. Non-violence as part of Indian culture: Actively reduce your consumption to what you really need. Integrating the perls of Western achievements. Awareness of cultural shadows.

18:15 THe need of working on the shadow – Heidi talks about Germany. The need of talking with each other – at the moment very scarce. Degradation into the “blue”  stage of development? Science versus scentism.

21:15 Is the Indian way of lifeand mindset helpful for change. In the world? A fertile and resilient soil. Innately trusting people, in the other and in life. The misuse of science and the need to copy other cultures. 

24:00 Western world is too far away from LIFE . can India be an inspiration for us in terms in connecting with nature instead of “bettering humans” with technology. 

25:30 Many studies in India about alternatives. Examples for getting inspired.

2645: How can we get towards a different way, for instance in agriculture? Local self sufficient communities. How growing uo together in communities and become able to result conflicts: How to live together in peace? MAke peace in family to create peace in the world.

29:30 Abishek’s ideas. Put words, concepts and maps back into their place. Intelligence of nature. Going with the process, loving kindness,  

32:40 We need the wisdom of other cultures in the world! Abishek: there is an opening now.

34:00 The work of Abishek: Leadership to young people at the local level. At the national level: creating networks between initiatives,  SouthAsia level: connect countries and work with young people, internationally he works with integral people: Also teaching leadership courses.

37:10 How do you see the future? People on the edges dealing with complexity sense together, THe sensing of the planet is evolving. Starting to see what is possible. Creating landing places for the future to “land” and trust it.  Trusting the resonance and each other. Be aware and avoid the external negative influences. How not to be fouled

41:40 The inspiration of Gandhi: non cooperating with evil. We need to learn how to do non-violence.

43:00 The role of narcissism, psychological interpretation of power abuse and the tendency to follow also bad leaders. The impact of trauma: understanding can help to “loving kindness”

46:30 Words of inspiration by Abishek.

About Abhishek Thakore

Abhishek Thakore is an integral practitioner and the founder of The Blue Ribbon Movement, based in India.

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