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Raising Awareness For Social Transformation.

march in march brisbaneI don’t often talk about politics on this blog, my focus tends more to be on consciousness itself and the potential for transformation, without this first step the necessary changes can’t really happen anyway. But here in Australia we just had at least 100,000 people marching to display their vote of no confidence in the current government, an event that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media. From what I can gather on social media the protests were peaceful and full of ordinary everyday people who are unhappy about a government that gives to the rich and takes from the poor, that treats asylum seekers as if they were criminals.  If I hadn’t been working I would have been there myself.

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Follow this link to see footage of the protest in Melbourne:         http://vimeo.com/89244643

And here is footage from another capital city, Brisbane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDMFYA1F4hw#t=15

Here is an article from someone who was at the protest the next day at the nation’s capital Canberra: http://www.independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/canberra-march-in-march-social-media-made-flesh,6288

For me the path continues to be working with shifts in consciousness, mine own and to be a support for others when I have the opportunity, this will create change but I do believe that we also need the people out there doing the protests It’s just like the way you might approach the healing of a physical issue in your body, attending to the spiritual, emotional and mental causes may lead to a complete return to health. But along the way you may need to have particular herbs or physical exercises or stretches for the body, all of the necessary steps are important.

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For change in our society to occur there needs to be a fundamental shift in consciousness and that can only come from the raising of awareness. This increase in awareness can come from many different sources and the most important part happens deep within the soul itself, but the triggers can be events like these marches that have happened all around the country.

May the Shift come soon, with peace and harmony walking hand in hand.

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From The Sacred To The Profane.

So to continue the story of my interesting weekend, the first part of it was most beautiful and inspiring and I left the sacred space floating on a cloud of love. Alas, but this was that most evil of times when the people of my fair country were forced to choose between two of those evils, faced with such a decision many do take the path of the donkey and I can hardly blame them! I however, feel that it is most important to be thoughtful and to cast my vote with those who are Green and who would see a fairer and more just world for not only the people, but for the animals, plants and minerals.

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From the sublime to the ridiculous, that’s how it seemed to my soft sensibilities, a reality where spirit is not even acknowledged and many prefer not to think much less feel. For those of you who don’t live in the fabled land of Oz, we are required by law to vote, there are many who fill in their ballots incorrectly (the donkey vote), as a kind of protest. I want to protest the entire system but I saw a long time ago that too much focus on this simply made me angry to little effect. So I choose to play my role by helping to shift consciousness, with my healing work and hopefully with this blog.

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I handed out voting cards with a smile, and gathered with other supporters in the evening, and everyone was courteous and there were beautiful people who I felt a loving connection with. Yet I could not for the life of me manage to see the sacred in this mundane expression of the world in which I live, it took a musical concert with lots of heart in a gorgeous setting on the sunday afternoon, to truly bring me back to myself. Which just goes to prove that I’m human, and a work in progress, when I can see the beauty in our electoral process I might become so enlightened I will simply vanish in a puff of smoke into a higher dimension!

So remember, life is about doing your best not being perfect, no self-flagellation allowed, the most important thing is to notice when you are not in your heart, and to find your way back there when you can.

With love and tolerance………especially for me!