I remember years ago I read an article and in it the author suggested that we choose to look at all situations as a gift from God. Look at current events and at life and ask, what is right about this? This is the only way we can truly understand the love that arrives for us is supporting a common goal.
What is our common goal? My advice is to ask. To listen. To trust the heart of the person who is talking, their life experience, and imagine they have been walking on the other side of the moon and might have a few insights into the shadow of possible we call the Great Mystery.
The Greatest Mystery of all is how can a benign Source of life provide for all its children what they need when they are in conflict? So focused on differences, we forget there is one planet, one species. Perhaps the greatest act of cooperation we can express is allowance and acceptance that perhaps, we don't have all the answers and we should start asking more questions. Its called dialogue. Its called communication. Its done with the intent of seeing eye to eye and it starts with a mind set. Self-inquiry meet your neighbor, public domain.
What makes us the same as those who surround us? What unites us? What brings us together is a common goal for the future, for our children, for the planet. And who's right is it to decide? What is right to decide?
It is easy at times to believe that if people don't fall into the same patterns of thought or behavior that somehow they are disconnected from the source and that we have a better understanding of how its supposed to be, but what if what is truly needed is a paradigm shift that forces us to accept others thought forms different from our own as inspired.
What inspires you?
As in take a deep one, monkey. Take life moment by moment and stay in a state of trust. Watch for it. The truth will reveal itself. Pray with your imagination and keep dreaming when reality shows itself.
What if, instead of the world ending because one person takes over a role, it births us whole? What if the quest for globalization and the corporate desire to invade other countries and fleeing expats who set up american lives in other countries are forced to return home and create a climate of ease in our own borders? What if the corporations are bankrupted for the people? What if they become a write off and other countries tell Monsanto no? What if we just escaped the greatest insurance pharmaceutical take over of all time? What if Republican is deregulation and incentive for becoming a small businness owner? What if de-globalization meant local economy? What if the answer is being given but because you can only see it one way in your minds eye you have missed the shift over into a linear way of creating change that is more efficient and clear than sitting circle and going counter culture.
What if what we really need now is UNITY CONSCIOUSNESS? As in, we all agree...change is necessary.
Just, What if? All of our justice policies and all of checks and balances make us pay closer attention to the details rather than the big dream picture. What if, in order for the dream to manifest, we must also become self-sufficient self-made people? Isn't that evolution? Isn't that evidence of personal growth?
The unlimited experience of inhale, meet the finite human being exhaling. Harness your energy and power up your community. To create. To become. To provide.
Ask how are you giving back? you expect it of the govenerment, do you expect it of yourselves? What are you co-creating? And what are you doing with all your energy?
Pipelines and walls of people come together driving, flying suing oil to protest the providing of oil. What if the answer is...stop driving? Would you give up your car? What if the answer is focusing on what is present right next to you but you are watching the new T.V., having it guide your thoughts and feelings through algorhythms and unoriginal shares...clutching the ipad...stressed to the max.
Get off the screen. Walk into the reel. Cast the movie. See a new world and imagine the opportunities arising. Write a success story. Write a peaceful revolution. Write freedom to decide your personal life and then live it.
A new dawn. And the pink and red of sun and sky is either Armageddon or the Sun rising.
Where did your mind race? If chaos and destruction are the immediate end result of your mind...perhaps the reel, as in the movie reel you are playing, is the problem and you, in rebelling and following the alternate path have demonized and ostracized the other, who, may be your most generous ally simplifying and making each person accountable for solution oriented thinking at local levels of government, community and family.
Perhaps what people are seeking is a return to moral value and what we are seeking is freedom from dogma a return to an understanding that religion has overlayed separating blueprints that needs to be sketched and redrawn by people who are neither here nor there, unemotionally attached but proud of who we are becoming.
Who are we becoming? In what ways have we created a schism in our minds through what a dear Italian friend described as CREDONISMO, the mental disease of only talking to those just like us. And if we can not accept that which is different than our form of optimistic freedom are we truly free?
So then we bow our heads and join the monks in their prayer flags for spiritual recovery, pray to Jesus Christ consciousness, pray and pray...that we all be freed from the causes of suffering, imagined or real, that we all be liberated into our happiest lives and learn a new way of interacting with the world at large...as in the whole world...as in our Earth...as in our Mother.
Are we going to be ok?
I look inside. I believe it is ok. One day at a time. Keep loving and living and loving and living and who and what we are will prevail. Love...love will prevail. It is the most powerful force in the world.