I just watched an inspirational video of Marianne Williamson speaking at a rally against Monsanto on May 25 in Venice, California, she has an incredible gift for hitting the nail on the head when it comes to what is being done to this planet by the dominant culture. She’s focusing on America in particular, and they probably are the worst offenders, but one of the characteristics of what she describes as “the multi-national corporate matrix”, is that in reality they hold no loyalty to any particular country. Acquiring and holding power by any means, and creating profits regardless of whether you are actually providing a good service that is needed by the community.
When governments rely on these corporations to obtain the necessary funds to get themselves elected, how can we possibly have democracy? By “the awakening of whole people” who are following a path of non-violence, we have some wonderful examples of the power of this approach, Gandhi is probably the one that springs to mind most readily. Marianne mentions a quote I would love to share with you:
When Lord Mountbatten looked at Gandhi, he said to Mahatma Gandhi, “Little man, do you think we’re going to just give you India?” And Gandhi responded, “Yes.”
We are so much more powerful than we could possibly imagine, let’s stand up for what we believe in, there are a lot more of us than there are of them.
Author Marianne Williamson makes the point that the problem we face with GMO’s is broader than one industry and one issue.
She speaks about what it will take to regain stewardship of our democracy and to be released from US corporatocracy in this empowering speech made on May 25th 2013, the global March Against Monsanto, in Venice, CA.
Video (19:55) http://www.nextworldtv.com/page/23562.html
If you would like to read a transcript of this speech you will find it at:
While you have all been enjoying (I hope!), my story of being buried in the earth, I’ve been getting back into my sitting meditation. This is a practice I go in and out of but I would like it to become a daily thing along with my stretches and oil pulling. Even five minutes can be incredibly beneficial and half an hour is like having every cell in your body slowly sinking into a delicious suspension that can sometimes feel almost like levitation. Now that would be cool, floating above the ground like some Indian Sadhu.
There was a period when I did an hour a day for a week or two, towards the end of the first week I had a profound experience of shifting my consciousness completely. I lay down on the bed on this particular night and I fell out of ordinary time and space into the cosmos. It’s hard to find words for it but it was like I became huge and expanded, I was pure consciousness and had no awareness of my body at all. I could feel the stars and other physical bodies floating in space and it felt like they were a part of me, a religious person would probably think of it as being in the mind of God.
In a way I agree with that notion, but I don’t call it God unless I’m adding in Goddess, All That Is, to me it is the state of unity consciousness where we actually perceive the truth. That we are connected to all things, just as our bodies are composed of billions of cells living in community, we are a part of the living matrix of Gaia and the cosmos! Bring a conscious awareness into this mix and we begin to move into the possibility of becoming so much more than a small ego walking around in a bag of flesh and bones.
When I think of the potential of humanity I get so inspired! So much of what is needed to make things right is already present and amazing new concepts only a thought away. Go into sacred space often in whatever way works for you, and you begin to feel the hope that comes from being in your heart, sitting meditation is only one of those doorways but I highly recommend it!
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