Note: Unless otherwise stated, the following text has been curated by The Noble Peace Tribe team from “Terra Nova: Global Revolution and the Healing of Love,”
by Dieter Duhm
How Does Trust Arise?
How does trust arise between man and woman, human being and animals, human being and nature, and between human being and the world at large? This question has been a central to our research since the very beginning of our project. Establishing trust is profoundly revolutionary in a society where disguises and lies have become necessary for survival. We need to thoroughly change our ways in order to be able to trust each other in the critical areas of sex, money, or power.
There is a universal objective ethic in the coexistence of the great family of life, the “legal code” of the Sacred Matrix. It is determined by the elementary interconnectedness and interdependence of all beings. Every thought that flows contains an ethical imperative: we human beings are the eye of evolution and we are entrusted to direct it peacefully. We live in a community of life with animals and plants. All creatures have the same right to life. All are all organs of the great organism of life; we therefore need to care for and support them all. Animals are our natural cooperation partners in the universal community of life. The fight between human being and animal thus comes to a definitive end. We do not torment animals; we support them in their development and joy of life.
Each nation, culture, and peoples, each tribe, group, and individual is an organ in the body of humankind. Organs must not hurt one another. We do not tolerate violence. We replace that thought of revenge with the thought of “grace”- mercy and forgiveness. We comply with the precepts of life, which we regard as non-negotiable. They apply to all places on our planet.
Establishing functioning projects and communities requires adherence to certain rules, without which no real trust can come into being. The founding canon of a nonviolent human culture certainly contains the following precepts of the objective ethics:
- Mutual support
- Responsible participation in the community
- Care for the animal world
These words are easily read, but as soon as we look into them more closely we recognize that they are all keywords for a moral revolution. What does truth mean for example? What does it mean among love partners? Can man and woman tell the truth to one another without destroying their relationship? Do truth and couple relationship fit together? What does the woman do when she asks the man whether he also loves others and he says “yes”? And the other way around? Has not untruth for a long time been a condition for the survival of our love relationships? And furthermore what happens when a child speaks his fraction of the truth to his teacher, a student to his professor, an employee to his boss, or a member of parliament to his party? The society would explode. The lie has become a firm component of our culture, a prerequisite for its cohesion. This is why hardly anyone can any longer understand what is meant by truth. In a community of trust we speak of truth first and foremost in that way that a child speaks of it- that one simply does not lie.
Let us take the next one: “mutual support.” This sounds good. But how is it enacted in relationship, in marriages, in alleged friendships? Do partners support one another? Or do they engage in petty competitions and secret power games? Without the basis of unreserved trust there will not be a single…
… functioning community, no permanent love relationship, no functioning social order, no sustainable economy. What kind of economy would come to being if we conducted our financial processes with truth, trust, and mutual support? These are questions in the research labs of the new centers. The success of the great work will depend on how they are answered. We immediately see that we need a new basis for our human relationships order to fulfill the precepts of the objective ethics.