I took a break from blogging for most of May for a number of reasons. Now that June has arrived and my creative mojo is escalating and I have lots I want to talk about and share, I find myself literally at a loss. This is my platform, my blog, and I can use it (or not) in any way I choose. And mostly I choose to emphasize the positive, the joyful, the things I’m curious about, what intrigues me, what brings delight. It is always my hope I can spark a bit of delight for you, or lead you to your own rabbit hole, or simply offer a moment of feel-good energy for you to bask in.
But the truth is, I also can’t let this moment in our collective history go without comment. The pandemic and the challenges and invitations it has brought is enough to give all of us a full agenda to work on, and there is no doubt there is much to do as we both figure out what comes next, what visions we wish to support, and we find our ways to creation.
I have felt this collective global pause and clear restructuring of our lives/days/priorities/patterned responses was an unprecedented opportunity and each one of us would address it individually AND hopefully in a collective way as well. We know long-standing structures that have supported service-to-self, inequity, injustice, and profit-over-simple basic morality and compassionate loving kindness must fall and be replaced. The time is long long overdue, and most of us have long been preparing to show up as the best versions of ourselves we are to contribute to creating something better.
I am heart-broken and deeply disappointed we are seeing such massive displays of never-ending and increasing institutionalized racism, hatred, and separation consciousness expressed in countless different ways. Currently my city is on ordered curfew and National Guard troops have been activated. We are clearly far from where we ought to be by any standard of measure you care to use. I am discouraged. I am grieving. I’m at a loss. I have no doubt that the majority of my dear readers are experiencing emotional overwhelm as well.
It is impossible to ignore the ripples of energy of these times. And we shouldn’t ignore them. They are part of the wake up call and the command to step into our work more deeply.
I’m inspired by the worlds of Carlos Santana, who said:
“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.”
I want to be encouraged, I want to be inspired, I want to see the ideals of peace strengthened, I want to encourage you as well.
None of us is exempt. And although I honor our own individual paths of grief and anger and disbelief, our work is still the same. We all have contributions to make, causes to support, action to take based on our own individual wisdom.
But I also want to call us unity. Our powers of healing, our powers of love, our powers of light are needed now more than ever.
While I don’t expect everyone to share my beliefs, I see the energy threads of empowerment all around us. What world are we going to create? The world each one of us wants to live in exists as a potential within each and every one of us. We have to step into that knowing. We have to step into the power of wayshowers leading the way of merging heart and mind. Of choosing love over fear. Of anchoring the vibrations that lead to unity rather than more separation.
I am absolutely embracing my role as an Ambassador of Pronoia – I believe the world is filled with goodness and we can encourage the growth and unfolding of it. We can nurture our hearts, we can love one another, we can help those in need. We can be agents of positive change, of transformation, of anchored light.
Rob Brezsny, who authored the book Pronoia, offers this rallying cry, and I am devoting myself to whole-heartedly practicing it.
“We are dissident bodhisattvas rebelling against all those forces that feed fear and ignore love.”
Join me. We are needed. Now is the time.