by Anodea Judith: Without a vision, the people perish. –Proverbs
We certainly have seen some dark times this winter—for many people personally, and for the turn of events on the national level. The gradual destruction of everything we hold dear: environmental protection, public education, health care, human rights, economic responsibility, not to mention TRUTH itself, should be giving us all grave cause for concern.
But today, the first day of spring, we reach the balance of light and dark, and begin the movement toward increasing the light. Light brings out the shadows, and the shadows are here for us to heal. Light also illuminates the way forward, and we desperately need to find that way right now.
The news is full of negation. Regardless of what side of the aisle you fall upon, everything in the news is about what’s wrong. Whether it’s Trump saying what’s wrong with existing health care, foreign policy, or the science of climate change, or the media saying what’s wrong with the Trump administration, we are hyper-focused on what’s NOT working.
OK, so I get it. We’re in a period of deconstruction. The breakdown that precedes breakthrough.
So I ask: If existing systems are being destroyed, do we try and prop them up, or do we instead get busy creating something else?
When the caterpillar turns into a butterfly, you don’t try and save the caterpillar. When it disintegrates, its cells become food for the emerging butterfly. The destruction/creation process is going on simultaneously. It always has.
This says we must be very busy creating what’s new, while the old is collapsing all around us.
Like the early spring flowers poking up from the ground, the shoots of the new movement already have grass roots that are rapidly growing. There are dozens of environmental protection groups, who have been growing their networks for years. In the absence of the EPA, we must support them. Ideally, they should all band together as one comprehensive environmental protection agency and create their own power block.
There are people working with community organizers, creating soup kitchens, combatting homelessness, producing green technologies, setting up safe houses for victims of sex trafficking, fighting human rights abuses (Amnesty International) and much, much more. We need to take our energy out of the old system and support these groups. Find what you love, and then work to save it. And if you can’t do that, support the people who are already doing the work.
I still believe we are moving from the Love of Power to the Power of Love. The old systems can’t withstand the rise of the new system indefinitely. Weeds poke up through the cement despite all odds. You can’t stop the light from increasing at this time of year, and you can’t hold back the dawn.
My vision is that we are to create heaven on earth. We are here to bring about all the values of the chakras from the top down: awareness, beauty, truth, love, power, pleasure, and abundance for all.
The new paradigm will not come from the government. We have to create it ourselves, on purpose: in our workplace and communities, in our homes and relationships–wherever we can increase the light on the good, the true, and the beautiful.
It’s time for us all to become master manifestors of miraculous vision.