The Twelve Foundation Stones for a New Paradigm



As a foundation stone for new paradigm consciousness, inclusivity means that all have a place at the table, no one is excluded, no matter who they are or what they have done. As Gandhi once stated on an unrelated matter, but its message also applies to inclusivity, You will find my friend that there is room for us all.

Similar to all of the other foundation stones, it is non-divisive, non-dualistic, non-separatist, non-punishing, non-naming, non-blaming and non- shaming, and non-exclusive.

Inclusivity does not exclude others. All are equal regardless of age, race, creed, gender, religion, social position, political affiliation, physical ability/disability or sexual orientation.

Inclusivity plays a key role in terms of conflict resolution and is of utmost importance to uphold within the family, community, workplace, social arena, religious community and sociopolitical environment. It does not judge, compare, or accuse.

Inclusivity seeks to find ways in which to ensure that all are held in unconditional positive regard. If an individual within the community needs to be considered in terms of a negative impact, then that individual may temporarily (or permanently) have to be physically excluded, because their condition at that time poses a threat or disruptive influence. Still, ways are sought to ensure that they and their place at the table remains and continues to be honoured in their absence.

Inclusivity upholds an “wholistic” and a holistic understanding of the cause of the symptoms of an individual’s dysfunctional behaviour, and will encourage, support and guide them to the appropriate psychological counsel.

If and when that individual returns to the table, they find that they are still held in high esteem and deep regard and understanding. They will share what they have come to understand from their healing journey. Likewise, the group members will express their own feelings in regard to the misconduct that led the individual into psychological support. Also, they with acknowledge and validate where that person is within themselves now.

In rarer cases when the conduct is deemed to be potentially dangerous and threatening in the long term, the individual will be asked to physically leave their seat, which will be held for them until such a time when they have become integrated enough to be able to return. If not, the place will be honoured and continue to be theirs. Only empathic and compassionate words will be expressed about the individual if their absence transpires to be more permanent.

Inclusivity, in the context of the above example, further facilitates the capacity for compassion and empathy to develop within the members of the group. Thus the individual whose seat is physically vacated for a while is also honoured for having facilitated this and the entire situation is viewed as a learning, healing and expanding one.

Nothing happens by chance including the particular group of souls who gather, whether this is a political, corporate, work, community or family table. Everyone is considered to be a teacher, healer, guide, mirror, brother, sister, or friend, regardless of their conduct, presence or absence.