This is the eighth and final in an ongoing series of articles entitled The Dynamics. This installment is The World Systems – Conclusion.
“So you come back to me with the logical question of, ‘Ok, so suppose I do all of this and this in effect puts me in a different place than everybody else. What then, as now I really am different?’ Right! You’re going to survive and they are not going to survive so what’s your choice. You can’t survive according to their scheme. Survivors during this time are going to be absolutely different people. You are not going to get through this with the idea of well, I survived and I’m the same as all these other people, we all got through it. No, all the survivors are going to get through it as survivors and all the survivors are going to be different from everybody else and the survivors are going to be different than each other. They are all going to survive in a different way.
If you are looking for companionship throughout this then I’m afraid I’ve got disappointing news. I don’t think you’re going to see much companionship. It’s going to be you. And if you’re lucky enough to have somebody walk your pathway with you for a short period of time then just consider that fortunate. But to look for it or say hold my hand, lead me, protect me or whatever else you might be asking for is what I think is an exercise in futility. You’re not going to see that. It’s going to take some guts and it’s certainly bite the bullet time on the basis of the individual.
But then again weigh it against the results. Try to understand what an enormous jump this is going to make in your development. I know you can sit there and say well Gregge, you talk about learning experiences, reincarnation and going on in the Universe as the continuation of consciousness and infinity but I can’t really connect to that because I can’t prove it. Yes you can prove it because the point is that if you didn’t really believe it at your core level you wouldn’t be the kind of person you are. If we didn’t really believe this we’d be strictly dog eat dog out there.
What stops you from killing your neighbor? Not the threat of punishment. What stops you is an interior thing that tells you this is wrong. It’s not morally wrong. It’s not humanly wrong. Remember your body belongs to the planet. You’re an animal. You’re a high species but you’re an animal. All animals kill all other animals and even this species kills each other. But what stops you from killing your neighbor is something inside you that says this is not right. It’s called consciousness or spirituality if you will. It’s a quality within you that recognizes that which is wrong about what we do. What stops you from cheating, stealing, lying, and undermining other people? Not morality as we know it or have been taught it, but because we are not built that way. As we become more and more attuned to who we are, we become more and more attuned to what is wrong in the animal world and what is right in the spiritual world as far as the individual is concerned. That is what you’ve got to come to and that, in effect, is going to be all the armor that you need.
Now the last thing I want to cover with you is what really amounts to career and/or financial dynamics. What are the dynamics? First of all I think you should, as soon as you can, take a hard look at what appears to be your current career. Because in some cases, and certainly not all, but you may be in the wrong spot. It may be a position that has served you well for years but it may not be the right position for now or in the future. I think you really have to evaluate this issue because if you are not in the right spot you are already starting with one foot in the hole and a strike against you. You will have to either deal with or overcome that for any forward movement to take place. So the career dynamic is to reposition yourself if necessary and/or if you are in the right position to recognize that as the right position and solidify yourself at that point. Using myself as an example I don’t intend to change my career from what I am doing. But, what I’m going to do is solidify all of my career beliefs and foundations which includes or which may include a lot of other things; attitudes, methodologies, contacts, the elimination of certain things and the adding of others that I feel are necessary to give it the kind of vitality it needs, but I’m not going to change to another field. On the other hand you may want to look and say this isn’t the right place for me and if it’s not the right place then you’d better look for the right place. You can’t look for the right place until you determine what you think is the right thing for you so you must get personal insight. Part of the dynamics is the getting inside and determining what you really want.
The financial dynamics to get you through this includes it’s about time that you figure out what you’re worth. Almost from time immoral as the saying goes, employers have dictated your value in one form or another. If you’re working for yourself it is your clients who dictate your value by saying they won’t pay that, they will pay this. I think what is necessary in the dynamics is for you to come up with what you’re worth. Mind you that this is in relation to the financial or economic dynamics of the time. I think you need to look at that and if you aren’t getting it or if the conditions by which you determine the financial economic framework are not there, then you’re going to have to do something about that. Now I’m not asking that you look down the road and say well, assuming the rate of inflation is, blah, blah, blah I’m going to need this much more by the end of the decade. You can’t do that because mainly you don’t know what the inflation will be. You don’t even know what the economic situation is going to look like because it moves so quickly. So what you’ve got to do now is to ask yourself what’s my value. What am I worth? And once that’s been determined then you can begin to move. At least you know where you want to position yourself and every effort should be made on your part to try to locate the spot that positions you and gives you what I call the vital starting dynamic to get on with the rest of the decade. What you’re doing is really trying to institute necessary corrective measures. Breaking if you will, a whole series of old patterns that don’t function anymore and won’t function for the rest of the decade and trap you into these conditions. And, if it means to some of you literally tossing away what you consider a whole career and an investment in it, then toss it away. It’s not going to be any good to you if you can’t function in it. If it doesn’t preform the right framework for you, what good it is going to be anyhow?
If you find yourself for example in an aggressive company and you’re not an aggressive type and you can see simply by a track record that everything this company does is based on the quality of aggression, who hit’s who with the fastest biggest stick, then you better get out of there. Because what you’re looking at now is nothing compared to what it’s going to be in a short span of time. If that’s not for you then I wouldn’t stay because sooner or later you’re going be hit with the biggest stick around and you’re not going to get very far. That’s really what you’ve got to look at and determine.
In your darkest days and in the times you feel you’ve slipped on the proverbial banana peel, that you have made the least headway, that’s its all too much for you and you’d like to toss it over, always remind yourself: That in the end, the result of what this all amounts to in terms of personal advancement whether you see it, sense it or believe it, is that if you don’t make it, if you’re not one of the survivors, you sure as hell are going to be back to do this all over again and nothing is going to change that. I’m staking my soul on this statement. You are not going to get out of this. You do it now or you do it later but you’re going to do it. And later might mean another quarter of a million years away from now when the situation is the same as it is now. Might be, can’t say, but you’ll do it. I think if you’re really good with yourself, if you really sit down and listen to yourself inside in relation to that statement I’m convinced you’ll believe it. That’s the message you’re going to get – do it now or do it later but you’re going to do it.
I’d rather do it now. I believe we have the best opportunity, the best tools and the best foundation for it now. I don’t see any reason why we couldn’t do it and be successful now!” – Gregge Tiffen, 1984