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What is Selfcare Philanthropy?

Why is it so powerful?

How does our mind training promote it? 


The Principle Behind Selfcare Philanthropy

The translation of the Greek word “philanthropy” literally means love of humanity.  As our minds advance up the levels of consciousness, we are freed up from the more immediate and primal concerns that occupy the mind at lower levels of consciousness.  (For reference please see the explanation of the 7 Levels Of Consciousness at this link.)  We are all born at the instinctual level of consciousness.  As we grow and mature, our consciousness progresses up the levels.  As we progress up the levels, our concept of who and what we are expands, and with that our circle of people that we care about also grows.  (For reference please see the table on Self Perception And Its Influence On Morality at this link:  link to table.)  Additionally, we become more inclined to actually help others, as we come to see them as members of our extended family, or even as alternate versions of our selves.

Yet while going up the levels expands our concern for humanity as a whole, it is also one of the most powerful and beneficial things we can do for ourselves.  It teaches us mental skills for more successfully processing and interacting with reality.  It makes us happier and improves our ability to experience love.  It increases our social skills, opening us up to higher quality relationships.  The list of personal benefits is expansive.  (For a list of examples of things that people have actually achieved through our training, go to this link:  Examples of Success.)

The central focus of Selfcare Philanthropy is on investing in and improving ourselves and our experiences of life.  But as a byproduct of that work, society and most especially the people around us, receive an incidental benefit from it.  (See the section below titled:  “As Each Person Advances, It Helps Everyone.”)  More overtly, many people will progress to the point where they undertake non personal philanthropic endeavors.  And perhaps most profound, will be the global shift that will occur when the average level of consciousness of society goes up a level.  Fortunately, the arc of history is in that direction, but it is slow and needs all the help we can give it.

Our training is focused on progressing people up the levels of consciousness as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Our principles are derived from and shaped by the significant commonalities within the teachings of some of humanity’s greatest leaders, thinkers and teachers:  Socrates, Plato, Buddha, Carl Jung, Lao Tsu, Solomon, Krishna, William James, Abraham Lincoln, Einstein, Jesus, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and many others.  By synthesizing, condensing and applying thousands of years of human wisdom on how to make the most out of life, our understanding of that process is better than ever.

As Each Person Advances, It Helps Everyone

As we advance in mind training, our brains become more coherent, meaning more of our brain works together in harmony.  Internal conflicts are significantly reduced and we are able to focus more of our brain power and energy on our desired objectives.

Research has shown that more coherent brains tend to influence less coherent brains to mimic their brain patterns.  This means that more advanced minds tend to positively influence other minds around them and make advancement easier for them as well.  Research has further indicated that this occurs even if there is no verbal or physical interaction between the people involved.  So every time we advance, we are helping others around us advance as well.

Additionally as we advance, we are better able to communicate across social and cultural boundaries and find consensus and cooperation where previously we could not.  The more people that do this, the greater the compound effect is on society.  Person to person understanding and rapport is the best foundation for solving some of the more challenging problems the world is facing.  Moreover, more advanced minds are significantly less prone to conflict and hostility, the root of so many problems in the world.

Advanced Minds Are More Inclined To Help Others

As minds advance, their perception of who and what they are expands.  They evolve from seeing themselves as individuals on a hostile stage, to having a sense of kinship with all humanity.  As a result, their affinity with and inclination to help others increases.  At the same time, the animal impulses which compel them to see threats and respond to them aggressively diminish.  For more information, see the table on the psychological background that different levels of consciousness typically operate within:  Click Here for Energetic Background Table.

Advanced Minds Make Better Leaders

As our minds advance, we move up the levels of consciousness.  Higher levels of consciousness produce a wider and deeper scope of concern for society, while also enhancing empathy, understanding and compassion for other people.

A survey of hundreds of college students asked where on the levels of consciousness they would assign some prominent leaders from history.  Their consensus of opinion produced the following placements:

When we look at these leaders and their impact on society, the influence of their level of consciousness is eye opening.  For more information / definitions of each level of consciousness, go here:  The 7 Levels of Consciousness Explained.

Moreover, the advancement of the minds of society at large is becoming ever more critical.  With more and more of the world becoming democratic, more and more people are having to evaluate the leaders they will choose.

The Mindset Of Society Is Our Best Hope Of Eliminating The Incubators Of Desperation And Conflict

Millions of people around the globe live in extreme poverty and desperation.  These conditions are incubators for all kinds of major regional conflicts, mass starvations, and deaths due to easily preventable diseases.

In his book The End Of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs asserts that for the first time in history we actually have the resources to end mass poverty.  It is a question of whether we can muster the collective will.  Sachs argues that once basic infrastructure is installed and basic health and nutrition are available, then economies tend to grow on their own from there.

According to Worldwatch Institute’s estimates, here is the projected cost to address some major global problems:

Universal literacy:  $5 billion

Clean drinking water for all:  $10 billion

Reproductive health care for all women:  $12 billion

Elimination of hunger and malnutrition:  $19 billion

Admittedly the cost of these outlays appears daunting.  Yet the power of the people is also formidable.  Here are Worldwatch’s estimates of some actual annual expenditures:

Makeup:  $18 billion

Ice cream in Europe:  $11 billion

Perfumes:  $15 billion

Ocean cruises:  $14 billion

Pet food in Europe and the United States:  $17 billion

With even a modest realignment of priorities of the global population, astounding progress could be made in dismantling many of the mass incubators of desperation and conflict that have plagued humanity throughout history.  Such priority realignment typically occurs organically as people move up the levels of consciousness.