I am very concerned about the dark times we are in. The whole world is experiencing deep turmoil and angst, we all know that and are getting pounded with as much news and information as we could possibly bear. Maybe more than some of us can bear.
We are reverting to some kind of primitive chest beating, face biting place where we are unable to put the brakes on. We are being driven hard with a deep and murderous fury, and that frightens me to no end, because we can’t hear any more. And we can’t see. We are blinded by fear and fooled into thinking that we hate each other.
If you stand us all side by side, and slipped off our political mantles, we would remember that the people who are banging the pipes and threatening our health, hearth, and home don’t breathe the same air that we do. It’s not just a wealth issue. It’s certainly not just political. We passed political a long time ago. It is Power, and the power to be had over a group of divided and raging people is enormous.
So with politics lifted, if you then slipped off our genders, and then our colors, we would obviously have much less to hate each other for. Let our religions melt away, let us forget the stories of why we are here, and how we should live, and who we should hate and who we should adore. The playing field now becomes different. Take away our belongings, our cars, our jewelry, our haircuts, our prettier or uglier faces. Take away all of the things that we use to identify and define ourselves and our brothers and sisters.
We are now creatures with minds and heartbeats. Nothing is separating or describing us. We are the same. We need to come from that basic place right now and dial it back to where we are all the same, so we can remember to love each other, care for each other, and be concerned about all of our welfare, then reach out the other creatures on the planet and the very planet itself.
It’s an overly idealistic and simplistic thought. But LOVE is simple. Remembering that LOVE is all there really is vital. When we can breathe a little, we remember that we do not hate each other without our labels; color, gender, religion, politics, and social status. Stepping out of reaction is difficult, so so hard for us. But it is necessary. There is one big heart out there, some of us call it God, some of us call it The Universe, but it is one place where we are all connected. There is one language, or an infinite number. There are no labels, we are just matter, stardust, and we are one.
We are one heartbeat. Remembering is what’s called for.
Om Shanti (Peace).
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