LP In a Nutshell
The Lightning Path or LP for short, is a system of human development aimed at providing you with the tools you need to reach your full potential. Through education, support, and guidance, the LP uses evidence based teachings grounded in psychology, sociology, history, political science and Authentic Spirituality™ to help you Heal[/wiki, [wiki]Connect in order to grow into the powerful and connected being that you truly are.
In developing its model/paradigm for human healing and connection, the LP blends scientific humanism, authentic spirituality, and progressive economics into what we believe is a powerful system of healing and connection.
Humanism is a philosophical and ethical position that emphasizes human agency, human value, and the inherent goodness of human nature. Humanists prioritize human development and the full expression of human potential and look to science to understand the human world.
The LP is humanistic to the extent that it asserts that humans are by nature good, prioritizes humanity’s Seven Essential Needs, and relies on empirical evidence and scientific theory to help understand humans and their place in the world.
As defined in Rocket Scientists’ Guide to Authentic Spirituality, authentic spirituality is spirituality that connects you to “something more” than your day-to-day Normal Consciousness. Authentic spirituality teaches you how to connect and have Connection Experiences.
There is nothing revolutionary about this statement. As noted in the article everybody has a connection experience, and as emphasized by many psychologists and philosophers, everybody is capable of having connection experience. Establishing the internal and external conditions conducive to Connection Experience is what the Lightning Path is all about.
Realization of full human potential and persistent and consistent connection requires an economic system devoted not to unfettered accumulation and private profit, but to the creation of environments and institutions that can advance human evolution, meet all our Seven Essential Needs, and support the realization of full human potential and connection.
Capitalism, while a powerful force for human progress, can only take us so far. What’s more, as the unfolding ecological crises of this planet attests, Capitalism is past is “best-before” date. The only thing keeping it in place now is is a dangerous (for humanity) addiction to money. The LP book Rocket Scientists’ Guide to Money and the Economy (RSGME) reveals the nature of “accumulation economies” and the addictions that drive them. The RSGME offers some suggestions for moving forward towards a more progressive economic future, more compatible with the development of full human potential.
The LP framework is simple and built up around two concepts and one principle. When you understand the concepts and the principle, you will clearly understand the intent and goal of the LP.
Humans are, first and foremost, beings of pure Consciousness. As such, they have a reality and existence independent of physical matter.
The Spiritual Ego is part of the Consciousness from which You derive. Your Spiritual Ego is your Real Self, your True Self, your Atman, or your Highest Self, as we often say on the LP. Your spiritual ego It is that part of your identity which is eternal and that exists independently of your Physical Unit.
The human body, the human Physical Unit, is a vehicle/vessel specifically designed to enable full expression of Consciousness within the material universe.
The goal of human development, the goal of the Lightning Path, is to help you make a pure and powerful connection between your spiritual ego and your body ego. The stronger and purer your connection, the healthier, happier, and more satisfied you are, and the more you become the being that you truly are.
In order for your bodily ego to connect with your spiritual ego, your physical unit needs to be healthy and your mind has to be uncluttered by Wrong Thought. In order to help you develop a healthy body and mind, the Lightning Path offers the Healing Framework and Connection Framework which you can follow for guidance and assistance.
With these two concepts and one principle in mind, we can say that it is the goal of LP to provide a fast, safe, progressive, inclusive, grounded, and sophisticated system of human development capable of facilitating stronger connection.