Awakening the Divine Spark in the Spirit of Humanity
By Masami Saionji and Hiroo Saionji
The Fuji Declaration
Almost a decade ago, the Goi Peace Foundation, together with our partners including the Kosmos Journal, launched an initiative for ‘Creating a New Civilization,’ envisioning a peaceful planetary civilization based on four pillars: Sustainability, Systems, Science and Spirituality. So, how far have we come in attaining our goals? While environmental, social and economic crises continue to bring unrest to all parts of the world, many of us are sensing that a new phase in the evolution of human civilization is on the horizon. We are connecting with one another with accelerated speed, and more and more people are awakening to what we may call a ‘divine spark’ that resides in us all.
We have arrived at a critical point in time when each and every one of us must rediscover the sacred spirit—our innate goodness, love, compassion and wisdom—and express it in our being and in all spheres of human activity. With this aim, the two of us, along with systems philosopher Dr. Ervin Laszlo, are inviting all people to endorse and embrace a new document called the Fuji Declaration (printed on back cover).
The Fuji Declaration calls attention to the infinite potential that dwells within every human being, and reminds us that we are part of a living universe that exhibits boundless diversity yet embraces oneness. It calls on us to co-evolve with one another and with nature in a constructive and coherent relationship.
There are an increasing number of people working in various fields—authors, activists, scientists, spiritual leaders, politicians, business leaders, and others—who share the kind of consciousness the Declaration calls for. They have deep insight into the nature of humanity and the world, and are dedicated to contributing to a better future for the whole planet. Encouragingly, almost a hundred such globally-minded leaders in all fields—including Oscar Arias Sánchez, Deepak Chopra, Duane Elgin, Jane Goodall, and Muhammad Yunus—have joined this initiative as Founding Signatories, contributing their words of wisdom to the Declaration.
In addition, Ervin Laszlo will direct and coordinate in-depth research studies in key areas, including the economy, business, politics and media, to report on practical measures for reaching the goals and objectives that the Declaration articulates.
Initiators of the Fuji Declaration: Kaori Nakazawa, Masami Miyazaki, Fumi Johns, Masami Saionji, Ervin Laszlo, Bente Milton, Hiroo Saionji, Maki Kawamura, Kazuo Suganuma, Yuzuru Kikkawa
Events in Tokyo, Copenhagen and Mount Fuji
The official launch of the Fuji Declaration will take place in the framework of a historic East-West celebration in May 2015.
In Tokyo, on May 15th, a public forum will be organized bringing together leaders and experts from various fields to build upon the aforementioned research studies and explore how we can nurture the necessary transformation to forge a new paradigm in the various spheres of human activity.
In Copenhagen, on May 16th, a live event featuring world-class artists and visionaries will take place at the Danish Radio Concert Hall. Under the theme “Connecting the World,” we will explore the basic nature of the interconnectedness and unity of all things, and offer a glimpse into the miracle and magic of who we really are. As we embark on a journey through time, we will trace our evolutionary history and perceive that, for the first time in history, we have the ability to connect with each other across continents and cultures, share information and become actively engaged in shaping the future.
The evening event in Copenhagen will overlap with the sunrise on May 17th at the Sanctuary at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan, where peace-loving people have been gathering for decades to pray for world peace. Here, thousands of people will gather for the annual Symphony of Peace Prayers event, to celebrate the launch of the Declaration with a day of intense prayer and meditation led by representatives of various faith traditions. Transcending all differences of religion and culture, we will pray with one voice for peace on earth, creating a positive energy field filled with vibrations of love and healing. This high-dimensional energy will be anchored in the Fuji Declaration to awaken the divine spark in all people touched by its message.
Connecting the world in oneness with diversity, these events will be broadcast through the Internet and other media. Similar events of varying scales will also be organized by volunteers in many locations worldwide.
Our vision is to create a world that gives expression to the highest potential of the human spirit—a world in which every individual manifests the very best in themselves in service of the human family. The time has come for all of us to become courageous pioneers—to venture beyond our personal, cultural, and national interests and come together in wisdom, spirit and intention for the benefit of all. We sincerely hope you will join us. (For more information or to get involved, please visit fujideclaration.org beginning in January 2015.)