We humans are incredibly polarized in the world today on a variety of issues, many stemming from the economic conditions that have been generated to increase the disparity among people and nations. The Dalai Lama said in this millennium our greatest challenge would be the disparity between The Haves and The Have Nots… and so it appears to be.
I see this disparity not only in economics but in education, human rights, respect for all life on this planet, natural resources… etc… It is essential that we WAKE UP… that we begin to think outside the proverbial box, and think into the future of life united, beyond political systems, governments, color, religion and race.
The only way I know to do that is to begin to think and question our own beliefs, our own choices, our own behavior. To question what influence and price they have on humanity and all life on this planet.
In the evolution of life, polarity is a key factor that preempts transformation, transcendence and change. We seem to be fully in this polarity on this planet, a good sign of evolution.
After having lived for eight months in Japan over the last four years, my eyes, heart and hope has been tremendously opened to tragedy, brilliance, trauma, inspiration, cruelty and kindness… in ever so many ways, in ever so many nations around the world.
No matter what our culture, language, nationality, we all create our own reality from our life experiences, beliefs, social programming and subliminal cultural behaviors that have been used for so many generations that they are unconsciously influencing the masses.
This I believe is what we are awakening to throughout the world; when I am in Japan and read the international news and realize how enormous this change is, I know this is the paradigm shift that is essential for all life to continue.
I was in such despair three years ago because of the atrocities that are being committed in the name of America, worldwide, financed and flaunted by multinational corporations using all nations as pawns on the chessboard of life with humans as the most disposable items. When I recognized this, I knew NOW IS THE TIME for all humans to WAKE UP and think with their heart and soul, and have their thinking begin to direct new beliefs, choices, decisions and actions, or we would not have life as we know it.
I believe the U.S. has a destiny as the youngest nation, the nation created at great risk… by people courageously crossing an ocean, in faith that they would reach the opposite shore. We are instilled with this faith.
Then the first shore was not enough challenge, so across the plains came the next great adventures, to this sacred land of California.
The change is consciousness. It is as huge as was the change in consciousness when we "discovered" that the world is not flat. It never was and never will be. Someone made that up and many died as a result of that erroneous belief, and upon that discovery change had to occur collectively.
Today is another shift in consciousness as huge as the previous one. For me, change is the only truth there is. My heart’s desire is that we change with as much consciousness as possible, that we each become accountable for our thinking, our beliefs, our choices, our perceptions and our decisions, and our action. That is the only way we will have a future that does not duplicate the past.
Duplicating the past is not an option in evolution, so now is the only reality to launch our future from. Otherwise, we are slammed in our faces by the atrocities that we humans are generating on this planet, causing immense suffering because we want to be dominant. We want to be RIGHT!!! This is not worthy of evolution for any species.
Our children remind us, over and over with each birth, that there is no duplication. Each life, each breath is a new moment and yet we fight and kill people in the name of being right and requiring duplication. This appears to be insane to me.
So for me, whether it is FOX NEWS, CNN, BBC, the foreign news, MOVEON.org, TrueMajority, etc., it really doesn’t matter. What matters? Whether this news is causing people to think, or just to react.
Reaction comes from our attachment to our fears, our beliefs and our history, sick or not; we are committed to repeat it because it feels familiar and we translate that as "safe."
History, as we have created it, is not safe for our children or any sustainable future life on this planet. Love is safe and we are so afraid of love we are more committed to being right, according to our history and our perceptions of our safety — essentially, what is most familiar.
It is challenging in America right now to be a thinking individual. The media manipulation here is greater than I ever imagined — until I was shown how international news reports "news" — the good, the bad and the ugly — and how much more the rest of the world knows of our politics and political choices than we the citizens of the U.S. It is tragic, and yet, in America, we have brilliant thinking people who are following their heart and soul, giving voice to what they believe is "right," hopeful, encouraging, etc. — and willing to risk all in sharing their views with others.
So what I celebrate is that we are attempting to wake up, to think and feel deeply in our essential nature, our soul, to have the courage to tell ourselves the truth that lives in us, not what others think or believe, but what causes our breath to return to our body, every time we release it. What is the call inside of us that keeps us wanting to wake up each morning?
All things outside of us are symptomatic of the conditions inside of us. There is no other reality. So the issues in the world will not be solved, dissolved or resolved outside of us. We are the mirror of the infinite, and we are the translators of this life force. That is why I wake up and call the breath back into my body, because I believe in LOVE, I believe in the goodness in the heart and soul of every human Being, no matter what.