The carnival came to Brockville last weekend, bringing along sword swallowers, flame dancers and other dangerous tricks. It got me thinking about how we, humans seems to be attracted to the things that repel us. Danger is our middle name. We say we want peace and yet we feel we have to fight for it. We want love to flow and take hold, but we follow people whose focus is to uproot the peace we try to create in our world.
How can we create and establish permanent peace? It is easy and hard at the same time, because we have to go to the core of our being in order to heal and grow the peace we want. Without a core or centre nothing would function. The atom has a nucleus, a tree has a core. We, each of us are the core of our society. In order for hate to be eradicated, we must remove hate from our hearts including hatred towards those who have hurt us. If we want fairness to fall upon the land we must be fair to ourselves. We the core of society must be tended first by ourselves for our society to positively stand.
The way we feel about ourselves is reflected in the world around us. Do you like yourself? Are you transporting guilt in your emotional luggage into your present and future? It is time to remove the things we no longer need. I read quite a lot and in a book written by Lee Carol channeled from Kryon, called The Journey Home, a young man decided to take the old stuff from his home on a journey to meet god. On the way he encountered storms that threatened to rip the suitcase from his arms, but he clung the it almost losing his life. He was asked to leave the suitcase at the places he stopped over, but still would not leave it behind. He was greatly attached to his stories from the past. These stories defined him or so he thought until the fear and guilt threatened his life and he had to let go of the past in order to successfully overcome the things holding him back.
We are the same, each holding on to a story we feel justified in carrying. For our/your world to shift, it is necessary to examine your core and see what needs to shift so you can have a world that reflects your own unconscious beliefs. Maybe we will release the need for gravitating towards the dangerous and negative.
Michael Jackson, brilliant sage, sang in his song Man In The Mirror, If you want to change the world start with the one in the mirror. Something to think about, what if angels are here in the guise of the First Nations Peoples who stand against us to protect our water and our lands? What if they are in the bodies of the starving, the disenfranchised, the shunned, women and girls who are used in sex industries? What if the millions of people forced from their homes by greed are angels here to help us to realize and shift the meaning of our humanity? “What if God was one of us?”
It is a lot to think about but if we stop focussing outwards and look within our hearts we will find the truth unveiled before our very eyes and that truth is beautiful.