With the elections and the shift of energy in this enormous transformational time period, people are feeling their emotions and fears in a deeper way. The intimacy of fear seems to living in the core of their daily spirit. We seemed to be forced to exist in the vortex of change. And it appears we as humans don’t embrace change unless we are forced. The history of the human condition is one of repetition and resistance. We keep repeating the same patterns until it cannot be more obvious, change is needed. We need sustainable lifestyles and sustainable ways of being holistic in our everyday life, more now than ever.
All of the “ism’s” are on trial on a daily basis, both in the media and in our hearts. People of color are not safe. Women are not safe. Gays and transexuals are not safe. Our children and veterans are not safe. We are dealing with the wreckage of the workings of sexism, racism and the challenging of “political correctness.” And it seems we don’t understand, to be “politically correct” is only another term for being compassionate and polite to other people’s cultures, political challenges, personal disabilities or their individual personal right to be sacred beings. To me, it just the act of being aware of your impact on our society. You cannot expect an honoring of who you are without honoring all others around you. Individual rights are important, but the individual right should be in union within the boundaries of the rights of the universal whole, as in the operation of a village.
It takes a village to raise a child and a village to make a world operate in loving cooperation. It could be just a simple taking in and letting out a breath, taking the next step in executing a task of working together. I hear your breath and I respond with mine. We sit together with listening ears and with hearts of compassion and we act in resolution. It takes a village.
Now that the elections are over, we have work to do as a country. We must implement new self-correcting methodologies for the needed healing atmosphere. Our United States of America must become “united” so we can move forward in solution. We have been living too long in a state of separation and the coming together in committed state of resolution will heal the burning seeds of anger.
We don’t have to agree on all points. We need to simply agree to have respect for the rights of the other and be committed to ensuring the process occurs. I believe that is what our Declaration of Independence is about and along with our Bill of Rights. We have the tools. We are dying because of the acts of misuse. If you rob the house blind, what have you to eat?
If you give nothing and expect everything, there exists a situation of “robbing Peter to pay Paul.” Or as my mother would say, “nothing from nothing, leaves nothing.” As a people and a nation, we need pure water to drink and clean food to eat. And we need to water a new garden in order to harvest better fruit to eat. We need conversations of solutions at the “American Kitchen Table.”
Lately, the conversations I am having with myself and my friends are ones of feeling empty and feeling left in want. We are living in fear and not in the state of love. One morning, after many trial and error mornings, I awoke to be clear. I did not want to awake every morning feeling silently suicidal. I have been receiving on empty, trying to go the promised land and I have found myself in the middle of a desert. And it seems it is time to get back to the basics of building a new foundation. Time to flip the switch to insure new results in our modern world. Thoughts of suicide are just reflections of living with a strong, prevailing existence of lack. The conversations and the plans of actions have to be one of being of renewal and an upgrade that would improve our quality of life and correct our habits of “robbing Peter to pay Paul.”
Awaking in the morning and feeling empty was a normal state of mind for me as my eyes opened each morning. That is not living in a state of love and happiness. I believe we should awaken with the tastes of our dreams every morning, so we make pursue our pursuits of happiness that ignite our minds and souls. There is no need to operate on empty. Feeling emotionally empty is a reaction to being a traumatized human being.
So it seems to me, it is time to awaken to the fact I am sleeping in a bed I helped make, and I need to stop robbing Peter to pay Paul. Let’s take time to remake the beds so we can wake to our dreams each morning and burn on fuel of love and happiness.