I have a dream that each person on this planet fully remembers the truth of who you are: you are divinity in flesh capable of love so large, it eats pain and burps forgiveness.
I have a dream that each person on this planet is so intimately connected to Nature, you see little difference between soil and your skin, ocean water and your plasma, trees and your arms, mountains and your legs, rain and your tears, feathers and your hair, rocks and your teeth. You get it — that you are a blessed extension of this generous planet, and you would no sooner harm it, than you would stab your own eye, or hack your own thumb. Hurting the planet is self-mutilation. Nurturing the planet is an act of sanity.
I have a dream that lovers, lightworkers, empaths, Highly Sensitive People and Law of Attraction-ers wouldn’t be so quick to turn away from things that are ugly, unjust or unpleasant. If those with the best hearts look away, who will stand for those with no voice and little leverage?
“My vibration” does not need nearly as much protection as do the 17,000 children who die daily from starvation. Avoidance all dressed up in sophisticated quantum-talk is still avoidance. Hearts create and store courage, because courage is what is needed to transform density and contrast into beauty, lightness and peace.
A lot of conscious communities cultivate a very popular hands-off approach to the world’s suffering. How can the “evolved” and the “masterful” claim Oneness With All, and refuse active engagement with planetary needs? That’s crap. The more light we hold, the more accountable we are to use it in the creation of heaven on earth. And sometimes that includes boldly looking at a thing straight-on so that it can be transmuted. Avoidance does not heal. Active love heals. I’m pissy about the fact that the New Age Movement has yielded a bunch of softies who lack moral outrage, because they fear a negative emotion might lower their vibration. Give me a break. Trying to live in an insulated crib where troubles don’t creep in is precisely what keeps a lot of conscious communities anemic… feeling as though they can barely withstand the challenges in their day… because they’ve come to believe they can’t handle anything tough or big. But they were born to do just that! With their immense hearts and super-sensory gifts and heightened sensitivity, they showed up on the scene to make a loving difference now. Powered by empathy, which is the new currency. Empathy will keep your mind fresh, agile, humble, motivated, aware, and guided.
Images and reports that depict the horrors of humanity are ideally meant to shock us into loving action, not make us look the other way. The emotional difficulty of tragedies is fuel, to crank our professed abilities into a higher gear that manifests positive outcomes for all, not just our own kitchen cupboard or garage.
There’s a middle road — one that blends the very best of the meditating mystic who can recite Abraham by heart, with the zealous change-agent who sweats and drools from noble action. It is the way of the engaged heart and higher brain. Three of the best sources I know that help guide a person along this path are:
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph
is for good men to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)