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Insights, reflections and creative imaginings for our awakening world


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Towards a year of real change for the Good

Happy new year, Dear Readers. Here we are again, standing at the precipice of what has been and what is yet to be. How are you feeling? If you are awake and breathing deeply, most likely you experience a whole gamut of emotions as we are about to embark on 2017.  2016 was one heck of a year: turbulent, uncertain, roller-coaster, full of surprises, with big doses of angst thrown in regularly. What will the new year bring to us earthlings?

Perhaps, more than ever before, we need to cultivate our imaginations. After all, the realm of imagination is one where anything can happen, where we create entire worlds, universes, and all manner of stories. We have all grown up in this world of ‘facts and reality’ that is called The Truth. We have been taught since childhood that our imaginations aren’t real, that fantasy is simply that, and often been told, quite harshly, to ‘grow up and get over it.’ But what if the greater truth is actually that what we imagine, particularly if many hold a similar imagination idea and picture, is what manifests as our common ‘reality’?  If this were true, then life could be very different for us earth walkers than the one we currently agree to be in, couldn’t it?

Dear Readers, I have written many times in this blog about the power of the imagination, and the power of Love in creating a world that is healthy, whole, and healed. A handful of those who have read these words over the past years agree with me. But when I look around at the majority of humans, I do not see this world.  Instead, I see a world that is still ruled by fear, anger, intimidation, sorrow, injustice, extreme violence, and darkness. I wonder what it will take for the majority to awaken and realize that there is another, infinitely better, more beautiful and kind world that is also right here, living parallel to the fear based one.

It is easy to be discouraged, feel small, insignificant, fearful of what may lie ahead. It is so very easy to give one’s human power away to others, to cling to the idea that you are just one tiny, powerless human being swimming in a vast ocean of humans, and that your voice, your presence, and your ideas do not matter, cannot possibly matter within the huge forces at play in this world. The majority of people seem to believe this scenario, and play it out day after day. So the world goes on, and nothing much seems to change or improve, in fact things are looking pretty bleak for the future of Earth and all of us. This is the old story, and frankly, a pretty boring one at that. Aren’t you all getting quite sick of dystopian near future worlds yet?

On the other hand, it is not so easy to stand in your nobility as a human being, to stand for strength, courage, moral high ground, integrity, dignity, compassion. These are the eternal qualities of the ones who have led humanity out of darkness since prehistory. Name your most favorite heroes, the humans who embodied qualities that spoke of divinity, of superhuman strength, of love unbound. We all know these ones, they are the saints, gods, and enlightened beings of both the ancient and modern worlds.

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Our superpowers reside within us, waiting patiently for us to acknowledge and use them.

I am suggesting that it is high time, now, for the rest of us ‘ordinary’ folk to realize that we too have the very same qualities within ourselves of these our heroes and gods. That we do, in fact, receive divine help and assistance every time we ask. That the days of the old fear-based paradigm are past. That humans full of petty ego desires and maniacal schemes to rule the world and all of the people are no one to fear or even pay attention to; that by withdrawing your energy from those ones their puffed up, negatively driven speeches and threats will blow up in their faces, will be exposed for the smoke and mirror show that they truly are. We can see the Man behind the curtain so clearly now, and he is but a small, insignificant bleep on the radar screen of this world. That is, if we use our collective imagination to envisage another kind of earth, one that is held and designed with the highest moral and ethical principles kept uppermost in mind. And why, dear Readers, would we not choose to do so?

Peter Gabriel once wrote a song with the refrain, DIY. Do it yourself. Now is the time to take up this refrain in a stronger way than ever before. Our governments have failed us and will continue to do so. In 2017, let’s make a more concerted effort than ever before to Do It Ourselves: work in your neighborhoods, communities, with your local elected officials, grassroots organizing to create the new Earth. If you are already doing it, then continue and do even more. Grow your networks, create regional organizations. Lead by your good example, for many others could use your wisdom and expertise as they learn skills and hone their talents. Let the young people show the way; they have a lot of unbridled enthusiasm and energy. Teach the children what is important, real and true, and encourage their imaginations. They are the ones who will inherit this earth, and it is so very important to listen, respect and support them.

I give blessings of peace, joy and strength to everyone who reads these words. May 2017 be the year of real change towards the Good, True and Beautiful on Earth.

 

 

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The balance of paradox/ paradox of balance

 “To have come through it: to have joyfully survived even the happiness– quietly, completely. First the testings were mute, then verbal. Who could look back unamazed?

No one has been able, since life lasts because no one could. But the infiniteness of the attempts! The new greenness of birch trees is not so new as that which befalls us.

A wood dove coos. And again what you suffered seems, ah, as if yet unlived-through. The bird keeps calling. You are in the middle of the call. Awake and weakened.” –RM Rilke

In the middle of the call– awake and weakened. Rilke wrote those words nearly a century ago, during another age of huge upheaval and tumultuous changes. Here we are in the early 21st century, facing changes so extreme and unprecedented, it is very difficult to find balance or even remember to breathe at moments. Yet so absolutely necessary.

Nearing the vernal equinox here in the northern hemisphere, in the middle of a whirling, spinning soup of change we are. What to do, how to maintain balance in this storm? Virtually crocus_snoweveryone I speak with is experiencing some kind of change, whether minor or major, in their current life. These are tricky waters to negotiate, are they not, dear Readers? I read a phrase that is helping me recently, the idea of a “gyroscopic balance.” Many years ago I had a friend who was at university, studying physics. She showed me a gyroscope, and explained to me the basics of how it works. While it is in motion, it will spin continuously, thus never falling down or losing momentum. An apt metaphor for us humans these days: in constant motion, yet remaining in perfect balance. It doesn’t take much to throw one off balance, though. I am guessing that you are, like I am, getting plenty of practice in learning to recalibrate quickly so that you can become rebalanced again. This game is all about getting back into spinning balance as everything is in constant motion all around you. Every day is a new opportunity to practice.

The paradox of our times is to maintain calm and balance in the midst of every increasing upheaval and whirling change. Some days it seems as if the very ground under our feet is in motion, that literally nothing is stable or can be counted on to remain. Even the earth itself, with its billion-years old rocks and mountains that seem immoveable, is not as permanent as we’d like to believe. Unnerving at times, and downright frightening at others, all this massive impermanence is our current learning curve. After eons of living under the illusion of permanence and stability, humanity stands at a huge, Grand Canyonesque crossroads. What is next? What will we choose? Will we make it though this time intact? Or will our species crash and burn, taking many other species with us, leaving destruction, rubble and desolation behind? Will we miraculously choose to take the high road, the path of salvation for our human race and so many other precious, precarious living creatures? What will our world be like a hundred, five hundred years from now? A postapocalyptic world that no one wants to live in, or a world where humans finally got it together, came together and put an end to war, greed and destruction, to create a world where humans and nature live in harmony; the most amazing renaissance ever created in human history?

Who could look back at these times unamazed– only those who are truly asleep and refuse to be awakened to how our world is burning, crashing and slowly rising from the ashes of the old into something green and new and beautiful. Hope is a verb, after all. Hope is what we keep alive by our actions, words, and intentions. No matter how small or seemingly insignificant they might be: a smile goes a long way in this world, a handshake, an encouraging word. We are all in this mess together, dear Readers. You and I are not separate except in our thoughts. We are doing this, a little more each day. Keep up the good work, keep your chins up, keep looking up! The birds know the score; they fly all around, calling and singing, dancing up there in the sky, to remind us all that flight is possible, levity is imperative, and our eternal connection with our spirit selves is unbreakable. Rest when you need to, breathe deeply, go for walks in nature. Take heart, and courage! The lions of our souls are alive, as well as our angels.


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After enlightenment, the dishes

May blessings of wonderment light a continued path of joy, love and peace in your soul
May the whole world be held in your hand
May all the love from you beating heart fill the silence, the great void with healing for all humanity
May you continue to claim your wholeness and follow your path upon this beautiful world we all share in love. –Mokasiya

Yesterday, 12-12-12, brought me, along with untold others here on Earth, extreme elation. From the moment it struck midnight and throughout the entire day and evening, I felt positively jubilant, as if the fulfillment of golden prophesies of the ages had indeed come true, the Messiah had come and great blessings were being poured liberally upon all of our heads, whether we were conscious of it or not.

Here is a snippet of what I wrote last evening for you all, dear Readers, but through internet failure, was unable to post:

This day, 12-12-12, is one of celebrating our collective rising into a new time, a time which many who have walked upon the Earth have dreamt of, waxed lyrically about, and otherwise looked forward to for millenia. Amazingly, here we actually are: on the threshold of the New Earth, the New Jerusalem, the New World to come.

Could there be anything more exciting than this: the end of our collective nightmare of darkness, pain, suffering and separateness, and the beginning of a time where humanity is again in Reality, meaning a Re-membering of our unity, not only with one another, but also with All That Is?

Aside from all the myriad blog posts I read, all the ‘pat yourselves on the back’ advice given, and all the pretty words about the wonders awaiting us now that we have collectively come ‘Home” to Universal Truth, yesterday was simply an amazing day. I walked around in a kind of happy daze, felt like singing aloud in the streets of Holbæk (something that only the occasional teenage girl does here in emotionally reserved Scandinavia) and was so very joyous. I even entitled my would-be blog post, “Joy, Joy, Utter Joy.” What a nice day it was!

This morning, however, once I actually woke up enough to notice, came the joy-hangover. All day long I was grumbly, grouchy, out-of-sorts, and feeling like I had been run over by a train (metaphorically speaking.) The elation of the 12-12-12 evaporated like so much mist on the morning hills, and I was left, as they say in Zen Buddhism, with only the dishes to wash and laundry to do. Yes, but nobody promised that the party would last indefinitely, sigh.

And yet. The fact remains that we have turned the corner, and regardless of the amount of mess we earthlings will have to face in the coming weeks, months and years, there is no returning to duality and darkness. We really HAVE DONE THIS AMAZING FEAT, we have collectively, through our will, determination, courage and hearts, decided that humanity has had enough of living in the illusion of separation from Source. Call it whatever you want, or call it Nothing At All, it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t need a name, but We need to Re-member, to Re-joice, and Re-collect that we are ONE. And yesterday, in a very tangible and enormous way, we did it. Hallelujah, Hosannah on the Highest. The Christ, which means Kristos, or Light, has returned to Earth, just as the prophets fortold aeons ago. Not in the form of a particular man, but lo, in the form of All of Us. We are the Light. We embody it. The love which lives in each person’s heart is its own lamp, and burning more brightly than ever before while in a human form. Really, what we have accomplished is nearly beyond comprehension, the culmination of such a long journey that most of us cannot possibly remember when or where or even why it began.

Abundant joy-babyThink of the future, dear Readers!!! It is awash with vast possibilities, with new and never-before dreamt of creative endeavors, with wonders most of us have yet to be able to think of. What exciting times we are living in now! Turn off your television, or better yet, throw it away forever. Cease listening to any more bad news, period. Just like the Born-Agains love to chant, this is Very Good News!!! Now, in the immediate and longer future days, we will start over. It is high time to give serious thought to the new world we are to create. Not just a few of us, no longer will the old ways of power over people be tolerated. Nope, the new world for us will be all about cooperation, compassion and caring for and about others as well as ourselves. We will make new forms of governance, of economics, of culture. The old is gone now. The former things have passed away.

Dear Readers, throughout the next days, and culminating next Friday, the 21st of December of 2012, I encourage all of you to become as quiet and still and contemplative as possible. Find time every day and every night to meditate, pray, be in nature, and otherwise simply BE. Breathe and feel your connection to All that Is. To Earth herself. To all the other humans and animals and plants. To the water, wind, fire and earth. To the starry world and all the life which exists in the universe. To the source of everything. Contemplate and receive the gifts which are being given you every moment. Bless everyone and everything you meet throughout the day. Be free with your smiles and hugs and kind words. Forgive and forgive and then forgive some more. Let the love in your heart expand until it is no longer simply your own heart, but the heart of Love itself which resides inside of you.

Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the silent stars to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.