When encountering what I have termed in the content on this site the “new disclosure”, or, more specifically, when encountering the facts and information that its apprehension brings to the mind – especially those facts pertaining to the way or manner of life that is revealed to be conducive and appropriate to a new understanding of being, life, reality and experience – it may easily appear that what is being disclosed is something more reactionary than progressive or developed; in so far as the new disclosure is bound up with pre-existing facts, information, assumptions and other content in the mind of the individual, this sense or appearance will be relatively more or less pronounced. The outcome of this state of affairs, on the larger scale, is that for quite some time the new disclosure will, generally, be misunderstood. Nevertheless, the progressive nature and functioning of the new disclosure will not cease to have its effect upon individuals and communities because of this, and in this way, in time, the new disclosure – as all previous disclosures – will be revealed to be an active force in the life of humanity and the universe, which cannot really be resisted.
Although this general ignorance and misunderstanding may also be prominent, it will not really serve any use to provide any kind of intellectual or emotional defence for the new disclosure’s progressive nature. An individual cannot be forced to see that which they are incapable of seeing. Yet, both now and in the future, there will be individuals and communities who, basing their lives upon the new disclosure and what is revealed by it, will show by their example, words and productions the progressive nature of their understanding and way of life. Through them, the new disclosure will be revealed to have brought out a further development of previous disclosures and the facts and information about life revealed through these. Although the pre-existing culture will not necessarily readily receive these new citizens or their productions, the world process will gradually generalize the new disclosure; far, far into the future, what is currently the new disclosure will become the standard disclosure, giving rise, eventually, for the need for a newer disclosure, and so on.
The situation of humanity, and the aforementioned gridlock (which is, to remind readers, the principal subject of the current content), depends upon the causes and effects of a great variety of factors that are currently or generally unacknowledged to play a role, for one reason or another. One of these factors involves this very misunderstanding of the progressive nature of the new disclosure, for the misunderstanding will give rise to a gross negligence and under-valuation of the very things which are important and valuable. In the fear and dread of annulling human progress through the mistaken belief that there is in the new disclosure a general call to return to former values and modes of being, and to destroy the contemporary edifices upon which the current, ordinary moral standard is based, along with the institutions and customs that arise out of them, a most precious opportunity will be missed. Since the situation of humanity absolutely depends upon the embrace of the new disclosure, care must be taken in the analysis of its implications for ordinary life and living.
The new disclosure touches and will touch every aspect of life and experience. Human relationships, sexuality, work, economy, food, politics, technology, education; there are no areas of life that will not be touched by the new encounter with “world” that is ever present as a potential in every moment. In addition, completely new areas of life will emerge. However, for many people things will not seem new at all, but will be necessarily bound up with their pre-existing ideas. Although for some this will not cause too much of a problem, for others it will prevent any real understanding: it is this that will constitute another factor in the resolution of humanity’s situation.