My current view is a little bit more suburban but here are some of those lovely green Maleny Hills.
I sit looking out at a scene that I will not see again in this way after we have moved on in a couple of weeks. Morning light on green trees, chill air and birds enjoying their Sunday morning. It’s much darker where we are going, a big space that is awaiting our creativity and will require a fair amount of time and focus. Part of me is asking Spirit why, why this move at this time? My mind keeps wandering off to other places and I find myself picking up my book and starting to read again before I remember that I am doing something. Moving is a lot of work and I always work better with a firm purpose or intention, mind you having a cosy nest with my Beloved is probably reason enough for anything that we need to do to get there. But I’m human and I like to know why sometimes so I asked the question and tuned in.
What came through finally after I’d finished being distracted, was the idea of being interconnected, particularly in the community in which we live my love and I. It is a wonderful community and we have already experienced Spirit bringing us things we will need for our new home. In the Love Bubble that my Beloved and I swim in there sometimes seems not a lot of need for other people. That can never be true of course and we are not complete hermits or anything like that but we do supply rather a lot of each others needs. So moving into a situation where we have to connect with our immediate and even the wider community as we seek to make our new home is a useful reminder of how important these connections are. Spirit, the Guru, whatever you want to call it, will always bring us something that will aid us in our spiritual development.
We may not always like all aspects of where the flow of Spirit takes us as we evolve and grow in the best way that we know how. But I do know for sure that by looking for the gifts in each new experience I am far more likely to flow into great outcomes and to be surprised by how perfectly everything turns out, in ways I never expected! And so it will be with this move, I just hope I get over eating to manage some of the anxious feelings before I become the size of a house! The new space has room to set up a healing area so maybe I can get inspired into a daily yoga and meditation practice, that would be incredibly awesomely wonderful! Aho!
Avatar: The Tree of Souls.
To be honest I have always believed that plants communicate with each other, the other creatures we share this planet with are often much closer to the energetic balance required to live in harmony with our environment. And more sensitive in many ways to the spiritual reality that underlies every single part of the outside physical reality that so many try to insist is all that there is. I for one am glad that there is more to existence than the current consensual reality we have all agreed to share at this time, and that there are people out there in different roles reminding us of this truth.
At the end of this paragraph you can take a look at a scientific explanation of the forest eco-system which almost borders on the spiritual, the meta-physical even gets a mention and one can see the reverence for life on this planet emanating from an obviously very practical person. The trees of all species communicate with each other through the system of roots and the fungi that grow there, moving carbon and nitrogen back and forth according to who needs it. It is a harmonious system if we allow it to be, even dying trees are giving back their legacy to the forest until they finally collapse.
James Cameron in ‘Avatar’ gave us a lovely image of this concept with the native people being able to plug into the planetary consciousness in a number of different ways. I loved the tree of souls in particular where the Na’vi connect with their ancestors through this energetic network that operates outside of time and space, and so can be a container for the souls of those who have passed on.
The world IS a Magical Place to live in if we can but find the eyes to see it!
Competition versus co-operation, its pretty clear which of these concepts is currently ruling the roost, and it’s equally clear that this particular path leads to wrack and ruin. There is so much that needs to change and it all begins with a different way of perceiving the world. The old paradigm is all about control, man using science and technology to wrestle nature into subservience, using the resources of the planet without any regard for how this might affect the whole.
A group of indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest, the Achuar, looked out at what was happening to their neighbours and further afield, their shamans had visions of an imminent threat that would affect not only their own culture but the entire planet. They saw what was coming and decided to meet this threat rather than retreat, they made connections with their neighbours and sent a call out to the west asking for help to combat this terrible disaster that threatens us all. In this way was the Pachamama Alliance born, from land management plans for their own region, to education about sustainability that occurs around the globe, this is just one of the grass-roots movements that has the potential to truly create the change that must happen if we are to survive on this planet.
Highland Elementary students with painted faces, declaring their stand with the Achuar and the Amazon Rain Forest.
Here is the web site for the Pachamama Alliance: http://www.pachamama.org/
We have the resources and the knowledge to do what has to be done, and we don’t have the time anymore to wait until the dinosaurs die out, I’m talking of course of the vested interests that do their best to block the positive evolution of humanity. I don’t know exactly how the change will occur, but if you are awake then it is time to do your part whatever that may be, and I suspect you will find great joy in that journey even as you are challenged, there is nothing quite like the feeling of doing what it is you came here to do!
We need to change the way we look at success, progress, wealth, competition – the future!
We need to come together around new indicators of “wealth”, and prepare students for the real world that is changing so rapidly.
How about a declaration of Interdependence?
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