It’s the time of year where we all look back over the last year and prepare to continue the voyage by adapting, learning and adjusting our sails so to speak. In reviewing my contributions on this blog, easily, one of the constant themes I advocate is the “ethics and integrity” of the profession. I have been doing this because my personal experiences and knowledge have led me, over the decades, to identify these personality characteristics as being key to general business success. It’s NOT enough to simply talk about “best practice” or what your company is doing to be more socially responsible and attuned to the needs of stakeholder, the local community and customers. It’s important to BE “it” and it takes courage to do so at the risk of being “politically incorrect” since, depending on the source of information, approximately 80-90% of the population lacks “ethics” as a basis to conduct their relationships. So, in order to provide some basis I’d like to share something very interesting I discovered over the holidays from a family member who validated my consideration of “ethics” in society in a very esoteric way.
During the holidays we all chat and catch up with each other, share opinions on every topic imaginable and one of those topics was December 21st in the year 2012. There are all forms of entertainment and esoteric research documentaries on this, just Google 2012 video for a long list of links. I’ve personally spent some leisure time watching them, including prophecy regarding the Mayan Calendar and the 2012 date. What one particular family member had to introduce me to was more interesting to me than anything else about the “the end of the world” and that was the Mayan Calendar of the Conscious Evolution of Earth. If you have to scroll down to see it, I’ve put it at the end of the post here, right click on it for a larger view in another tab or new window as you read along with me.
As I have now researched and read and had it explained to me by my sibling, this calendar is a MAP of our Universe with relation to it’s Consciousness expanding and moving from single cell life through billions of years to become “homo-sapient” today. Personally, I can see, as I contemplate the Calendar Steps of the pyramid, that some civilizations and cultures are in their Tribal and Regional stage of development and achievement. In other civilizations it depicts scientific, technological and advances in awareness at the Planetary and Galactic levels. The map also depicts the same number of steps you’d see on a pyramid if visiting any one of them on the Yucatan Peninsula. The first step is the inception of the Universe and “life” as we know it. I won’t take time to go into excess detail, but anyone interested should research this for themselves knowing that the Mayans had this as a form of reference and it was given to them by the God “Quetzalcoatl” according to myth or legend, take your pick.
So here I am, looking at this esoteric information and I can’t help, but notice what my family member has pointed out to me based on a discussion about “important personal characteristics to be an ombudsman”; and that is on the 8th step up. In January 5th of 1999 we entered the Galactic phase of conscious evolution and the cornerstone of what “life” is to achieve is… the practice of Ethics in our relationships and everything we do. For me personally I have just observed the world around me, watched the news and other media flooding our minds daily and long ago came to my own conclusion that people want truth, honesty, character, integrity, justice, fairness and any other relevant adjective you can think of and they are screaming for it daily all around us. While they scream for it from our representatives in government, the even bigger question and test is going to be, “will they become “it” themselves first?” Anyway, if you glance up to the 10th and last step, Universal consciousness, this happens almost 2 full years prior to December 21, 2012 and to me this means we are going to see significant change and the conscious integration of all previous “steps”. These are not single moments or events in time, but from what I have been told and learned, these are the final steps in our current 76,000 year evolutionary path from an Earth perspective.
In the last year I’ve noticed that clients demand transparency in business, “mouth it” to others, but a vast majority of my time is spent coaching or raising awareness where an individual is emotionally caught up in the idea of justice for themselves at the expense of others. In order for our profession to help people move out of this, we need to seriously check ourselves and be sure we too are able to, for example, not concern ourselves so much with our own self serving needs in ADR work, but making sure we can communicate and move others to follow our example and listen to and meet ethical needs of others. I would say, and this is just a glimpse here, we are on the verge of being in a new “Ethical Age” and the dynamics and interactions between individuals up through world government is fascinating to observe; and given the moment of chance… advance to a more Ethical world. If you really wanted to be in the right profession at the right time… it appears we are in the right place.
Happy New Year to everybody… from the heart.
Fig. A The Mayan Calendar of Conscious Evolution of Earth