I crawled out of the womb and was born into this world with a desire for peace and kindness. For many years I stated I did not see color or race…which you know was not really a factual statement. Of course I saw it….I did not understand prejudice or bias toward any race, color, creed, religious beliefs, gender, handicapping conditions or any other aspect in any culture. As a matter of fact ,even as a child I abhorred the mistreatment of anyone, spending quite a few nights crying myself to sleep over the unfair treatment of others that I witnessed in my community, my public school, and even among a few blood relatives. I wanted all of us to experience love and understanding for each other.
I grew up in the 60’s, protested the Vietnam War, rebelled against the establishment…all in the name of creating peace and freedom of spirit!
My world and yours is not the same world it was. Every country is ravaged with pain, suffering, and conflict. As I have continued to process the election of 2016 in the USA , and surrendered as much judgment as possible, I have arisen out of the dark shadowy ashes. I see myself as a Phoenix fueled with love for all my brothers and sisters. For the past year on a daily basis before I even climbed from my bed, I have visualized and gathered all the love, light, and positive energies available….and sent this culmination of goodness straight into the hearts of every politician, every angry and fearful person , and every Creation regardless of how they live and believe. without inflicting my biases or judgements as much as I possibly can. I truly believe with all my heart and soul Light will uncover the hidden illumination of all Darkness.
What was once Dark and hidden is now being brought out into the open. Racial-ethnic inequality, degradation of women (and men), tortuous actions against numerous religions, hate crimes assaulting gender identities, and aggressive violent attacks attempting to ignore and destroy basic human rights is no longer hidden!
Instead of verbalizing the fear and horror of the greedy wealthy, the seemingly gathering of the President-Elect’s team of people that many believe will bring more harm to our world, I am vowing to practice love and kindness. I believe with my heart and soul we are each being given a transformational opportunity right now….to be kinder to each other, to lift each other up when we observe discrimination-abuse on any level-unkind acts upon humanity and our Mother Earth.
Right now in this moment we each have an opportunity and responsibility to treat our planet and its inhabitants with the deep respect we each want to receive from others. We are being given an opportunity to co-create a New World with a Vision for peace and love, even if we disagree with the way to accomplish that. It has to start with each of us. I am practicing love and kindness, especially to those practicing the opposite. I am not an ostrich with my head buried in the sand. I educate myself on what is going on in the world. I see how corporate mogols , the media, and government officials are trying to distract the common Joe and Jill with meaningless agendas, hoping we do not see what is really occurring in the world on a daily basis.
Regardless of what is currently happening, I have hope and Faith …that the majority of us will rise above the fears and practice the belief that Together we can do what we could never do alone. Taking positive peaceful action is an option I have always chosen, and will continue to choose. As we encourage each other and affirm we are present for each other, we can change old ideas and regimes , honoring the Divine Feminine and the Sacred Masculine in each of us to grow and prosper! We each and our planet deserves nothing less!!!!!