What is Mission? - Mission 2
|What is Mission?|
MISSION is keenly aware and excited that a better country is being born through these individuals, their initiatives, their networks, and others aligned with the same vision and love for country and the planet. Thus MISSION realizes the importance of bringing these individuals and their initiatives together so that they all will enhance each other and create greater impact in their own communities and beyond.MISSION provides an occasion for all these individuals to meet with and inspire each other. Out of that meeting, movement members can strengthen each other’s initiatives, harmonize their diversity and richness, andinspire each other towards new forms of collective action for integral sustainable development of our country and the world. (See also elaboration of “sustainable society’.)
This movement has its origins in the association of volunteers and supporters for a new politics embodied in the presidential campaign of Nicanor Perlas. After this presidential initiative, there was a very strong desire and intention among these volunteers and supporters to continue with the task of transforming the country, albeit, now through a different path and approach. From being a mostly political initiative, the new movement is now societal in nature and predominantly cultural. Also, individuals not groups constitute the movement.
MISSION, however, wants to emphasize one thing. Although the movement has its beginnings in a presidential campaign, the movement ultimately wants to include all those who truly want to create a better country and sustainable planet. It is a movement of individuals who are determined to create a better world on the basis of spiritual renewal and inner change.
MISSION has established a “Birthing Center” to help establish the movement. This Birthing Center will nourish the development of the movement, from birth, “childhood”, “adolescent” and ultimately the “adult” stage. It will act as a “holding vessel” until such time that the movement is mature and strong enough to come into its own.
“Imaginal is a scientific term that is relatively unknown to the general public. Nevertheless, MISSION wants to use this relatively obscure but profound idea as an occasion to explain the meaning, importance, and indispensability of “imaginals” in the quest for a better world.
The word “imaginal” comes from the science of biology and its study of “imaginal cells”. The almost miraculous transformation of a worm to a butterfly begins with imaginal cells. These imaginal cells are different from the ordinary cells of the worm or larva. The imaginal cells begin to develop after the worm builds a womb (cocoon), dissolves itself into liquid form, and undergoes a process of profound transformation inside this womb.