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FROM SUCCESS EDUCATION COURSE
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Indra’s Web

The old Sanskrit texts of India speak of Indra’s Web, a magical net which connects everything to everything else. By traveling along the threads of the net, everything could be found. This ancient image is now made manifest in the World Wide Web, accessed through our computer screens, bringing everything into our homes and offices. But there are other, more organic forms of networking which can often be even more productive. This next section of our course looks at the applications of the networker’s way of thinking.

Principles of Networking

Networking is a principle of the universe. Networking is holodynamic. Networking is about being connected. Networking is about relationships. What we have to do is be clear about our purpose, then to access the abundance of the universe to draw the resources and the people to us. It’s really that simple.

Networking skills are key to accessing the abundance of the universe and for our happiness. Networking is a perceptual and organizing skill, a way to see things differently. Let us define networking in an expanded sense.

Today, “networking” has taken on the marketing spin of “network marketing.” Most people “network” because they’re trying to market some product or service and can do so through their own connections, family and friends.

But long before “network marketing” and Internet-based “networking technology,” the expanded concept of networking existed. A “networker” is similar to the old village matchmaker whose purpose was to see the inherent connection between people and bring them together.

How do you and I network effectively? By learning to see the inherent connection and relationship between all things, information and people. By mastering the art of communications and drawing together all the components of a successful project or business. By being a great communicator as we learned earlier.

Networking is a Natural Process

Networking is a natural process. We do it all the time. It’s the ability to see the inherent relationships in all things and to access the abundance of the universe at all times.

Networks are derived from a natural extension of the generalized principle that all life on the planet, and the universe, is ecologically interdependent. As humanity has realized the organic unity of the Earth, and all its passengers, so have we made attempts to actualize the invisible threads that connect people to people.

What is a Networker?

For our purposes, a networker is defined as someone who has the innate ability to see the interconnectedness between people, projects, media and the environment, someone with the ability to see whole systems and relationships.

A networker, or someone who does that naturally, simply sees the universe differently than most people.

Networking as a Choice

Networking is a choice. You have to choose to communicate and share information with someone or you can block it and say, “Well I usually get paid for telling someone that.” So why give it away for free? Would you withhold information that might save their life?

Or you can choose to network and serve with your heart and say that this is a vital bit of information to this person so I’m going to give it regardless of compensation. We choose to network and we choose to communicate, or not. Communications and networking are two of the fundamental components of a resource center. Without these two components operating effectively, we would not have the power to draw
people into the information field.

Networking as Marketing

Some people are marketers and use networking for sales purposes, to find prospects or leads. There’s nothing wrong in doing that, it’s just limited to commerce. You utilize the same networking skills if you are looking for friends, relationships, or if you’re doing research or looking for information. If you get sick, you can find a remedy through networking. If you are looking to create or manifest a new business idea, then you can find support through networking. Once you set a thought or information field in motion, then the information starts showing up. Remember in the eyes of God or in holodynamic terms, it’s all a networked universe. Everything is connected.

Networking as Happiness

Networking is a wild card that connects people with information, education, tools, and people with common needs, interests or goals towards realizing their potential. In organized communications networking, getting the right piece of information to the right person at the right time is essential.

For a networker, happiness is people to share information with each other; names of contacts, relevant conferences, publications and research, specific technical and how-to information, product or service information, and references for clients. For a networker, happiness is people teaching or inspiring each other, organizing communities of skills exchanges or learning networks.

Networking is a popular term for the familiar human activity of making connections with others to achieve a common goal (i.e. matchmaking, finding a babysitter or tutor, learning blacksmithing, or starting a business).

Networking for the Global Republic

The old paradigm power structures do not acknowledge human beings as a true “resource,” except as labor in the industrial, profit-making machines. They do not network except where it serves their agenda towards world government. This is why networking for the global republic can be such a powerful response to the old paradigm.

In fact, every individual, family, community, project or business, or nation has something of unique value to share or exchange within the global republic, whether skills, knowledge, intelligence, or access to material and capital resources. The business organizations who understand this and charter a vision that dares to empower people will be the champions of the 21st Century.

It is powerful to know and understand that the real resource is people, creativity and intellectual property, not money. These are the gold mines of the 21st Century.

The American Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, derived partly from the Iroquois Federation, were beautifully conceived documents that planted the seeds of the global republic beyond America’s founding some two-hundred and thirty-years ago, and long into the future. Even with their shortcomings and flaws, these documents offered the foundation for a New World, only partly realized in our time.

Information and resources in the hands of people who know how to use it appropriately is extremely powerful. As American or Canadian Citizens, sovereign by right, we have to re-inhabit our government, restore the foundational documents as a starting point, and organize communication networking more effectively than the old paradigm ever could.

Politics is Obsolete

Does anyone still believe our traditional institutions are serving the public interest or common good? Does anyone really believe what is read in the newspapers and corporate media? Our institutions have lost the confidence of the people to even decide, let alone solve our immense social, political and economic problems.

The lion’s share of the responsibility for solving these problems lies not with the federal, State or local government infrastructures, but with the people.

The opportunity inherent in high level, effective, personal, political and organizational networking is that we can supercede many of the very institutions that have denied us rights, resources or a voice in our own destiny.

Summary

In summary, networking provides the potential to organize ourselves, our businesses, organizations and communities. These are the access points for getting involved and participating in the greatest human and global development in history.

Networking is a principle of the universe. Networking is holodynamic. Networking is about being connected. Networking is about relationships. Networking skills are key to accessing the abundance of the universe and for our happiness. Networking is a perceptual and organizing skill, a way to see things differently.

Some aspects of networking include:

  1. Learning to see the inherent connection and relationship between all things, information and people
  2. The ability to see the inherent relationships in all things and to access the abundance of the universe at all times. Networking is a popular term for the familiar human activity of making connections with others to achieve a common goal
  3. Acknowledging all people as a resource with something to offer
  4. Acknowledging that the real resource is people, creativity and intellectual property, not money
  5. Knowing that the responsibility for solving problems lies with the people, not the institutions
  6. Knowing that politics as we once knew it, is obsolete for solving our problems.
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