Civilized Society Defined: “Having what is considered as an advanced or humane culture and society. Marked by well-organized laws and rules about how people behave with each other. Polite, reasonable, and respectful. Pleasant and comfortable.”
Notice how those definitions by Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster of what a “civilized society” entails only takes into consideration, human beings. It makes no mention that any care, attention, or respect should be given towards our environment, or any other life forms.
That definition sounds absurd to me now when I think about it. I read it almost a year ago and it sounded about right then, but now I read it and I think, what?? No! That is not accurate. That shows me what can happen once we become open to learning new things, and it’s quite promising.
Would not a truly civilized society care about what’s behind life and what makes life happen? If we do not have an environment, and we do not have other species that help to make up the environment, we have no environment, and we have no life.
This is what we’re being taught to tune into as far as the definition of what a “civilized society” is, but it is in fact, infantile.
It’s about as advanced as a toddler who throws a huge fit when it’s time to eat because they only want to eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This toddler is totally convinced that ice cream is life, and that she will be totally fine if she were to eat ice cream every day of her life. When the truth is, after a period of time, she would become sick because of the lack of needed vitamins, minerals, protein, etc.. and she would eventually die.
The toddler doesn’t understand ice cream is not life, but balance is, because the toddler is only focusing on what she knows, that ice cream tastes yummy, and what she wants, ice cream because it tastes yummy. She does not realize that her body needs nutritional balance to support it and to continue giving her life.
Just like so many people in our society do not realize it needs the environment’s support to live. Nor does our current collective society realize the environment is dependent upon us for its survival.
It goes like this:
The environment is dependent upon us to respect it and not change the natural order of things >
The environment can then live and thrive >
We can then be supported off this thriving environment and we too can thrive. >
It’s the giving and receiving great circle of life.
But what happens when we cut off our responsibility in the great circle of life and fail our environment? The great circle of life becomes broken. And just like that girl can’t live off ice cream alone, neither can we solely live and thrive off our self-seeking desires and wants either. Life simply does not work that way.
A truly civilized, developed society would realize this. It would take notice and care about the entire environment, all life forms, all organisms, and would not do anything that would jeopardize its survival.
Just like as a person matures in life they learn what constitutes a healthy relationship. They realize it’s all about balance, mutual respect, appreciation, love and care. We have the ability to be an advanced, truly civilized society, we just need to be honest with ourselves, seek out truth, critically think about all the information we’re receiving, and behave in a manner that takes all into consideration.
Native American cultures center their lives around great balance and respect for Mother Earth and the environment because they understand the great circle of life. Therefore, they can live here on this Earth for ten thousand plus years in total balance without doing harm to themselves, generations to come, or the planet.
It still is the heart of Native American culture to respect Mother Earth. That is something we need to tune into and learn from if we want life to continue here, and abundantly. The Iroquois Nation created the, “Seventh Generation Principle” that was written at least 600 years ago that essentially states,
“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
If we could enclose great love and respect for all in one sentence, I would imagine that would be it. Every word is bathed in love, respect, and concern for the generations to come and for the planet. That way of life deserves the utmost respect because it gives the utmost respect.
I don’t believe anyone wants what is happening to the United States and Earth to happen. Many people here just don’t know any different; they don’t know of another channel so-to-speak to tune into. To boot, here in the US, we are continuously taught that we are the best, that other countries are just jealous of us, so why would we think another way of life could be better?
But the numbers don’t lie. If we were living in a truly advanced, humane, and civilized society and world, so many of its inhabitants would not be suffering with continuous depression, anxiety, obesity fear, panic, confusion, anguish, grief, jealousy, contempt, hatred, cruelty, violence, crime, unemployment, hunger, poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, suicide, etc…
Nor would the planet be suffering the way it is with war, air and water pollution, energy depletion, climate change, overflowing landfills, deforestation, species extinction, over population, ocean acidification, ozone layer depletion, over-fishing, etc..
There is no question that Earth is struggling to survive just like we are, but only because we are. The suffering of Earth is yet another side-effect of our ill-programming. Once we know how to tune into the Truth “channel”, living in perfect balance with ourselves and others will become totally natural, and taking care of Earth will literally become second nature.