So I have made it through the first week of 2013 and feeling very much back on track, I have that nice feeling in my body that comes with self-love. When you are supporting yourself physically, mentally and spiritually, life tends to flow with grace and ease, and when it doesn’t, you handle the challenges much more effectively.
I speak for myself of course but I do think this is one of those universal truths that apply to everyone. Common sense I hear you say, well in that case the world is in chronically short supply of that kind of sense, here in Australia we have a government that is allowing the coal seam gas industry to threaten one of our national icons, the Great Barrier Reef! They have already completely destroyed the harbour at Gladstone, the fishermen who used to fish there no longer have a living.
I find this kind of insanity truly bewildering, it cannot possibly lead to long-term happiness, the fruit that it will bear is bitter and full of poisons. We are poisoning our food and water supplies, cramming people full of pharmaceutical chemicals that are designed not to heal, but to give a healthy return on profits. We are torturing and killing each other as well as the beautiful animals we share this planet with.
What gives me hope is that things have gone so far that even many of the sleepers are beginning to wake, the Occupy movement was a great example of that last year. Social media also has an incredibly important role to play, in the process of bringing more of us into conscious awareness, that the powers that be do not actually give a stuff about the well-being of the so called common man.
I look for change from below not above, from the grass roots movements, many of them under the radar of the media, and it’s probably just as well at this point in time, the vested interests are scared of us, they know, as we do not, how powerful we really are. I don’t know exactly how the change will happen but I hope it is with a minimum of destruction and hardship, surely there is enough of that going on already.
In the meantime I will keep shifting my own consciousness and do what I can in my community, I am blessed by living in a very conscious town, surrounded by ideas about how to do things better and more fairly. They say you make your own luck, well mine got turbo charged when I decided to get out of the city and embrace a country life!
This excerpt is from “A Sleep of Prisoners”, by Christopher Fry (1951)
The human heart can go the lengths of God
Dark and cold we may be, but this
is no winter now. The frozen misery
Of century’s breaks, cracks, begins to move;
The thunder is the thunder of the floes,
The thaw, the flood, the upstart spring.
Thank God our time is now when wrong
Comes up to face us everywhere,
Never to leave us till we take
The longest stride of soul men ever took.
Affairs are now soul size.
The enterprise is exploration into God.
Where are you waiting for?
It takes so many thousand years to wake
But will you wake, for pity’s sake?