Look out the back door into the sunrise. Listen. There is a faint, yet unwavering beat spreading horizontally over the landscape. It has a rhythm like the powwows of the Lakota people, of a drumming circle, of a collective chanting and funneling of energy into a medium that can be felt and heard by all. This pulse is coming from Gaia, from the core of the earth, from the Being that is represented in all life on the planet. It cannot be ignored. It can be pushed aside and is by many, but it is persistent. The authentic earth is speaking. What do we hear? What are we going to do with this pulse that is reminding us of who we are? What are we going to be as the ancient rhythm settles into our veins and spreads outward through our choices?
We are going to be an integral part of the whole that is life on earth. Nothing that is life, that has the capacity to love, that is the essence of the Creator, can be contained by systems that are not peace centered and life giving. We as people are part of the unwavering beat – the pulse- and the energy that is propelling our world into something that we know is truth.
This forward motion, this horizontal push into the newness of what has always been at the core, is not without challenge. Change is hard for humans, even when the change is full of light and promise. It can be easy to hold on to what we know, even when it doesn’t serve who we truly are. Even while we welcome change, we don’t know what our reality will look like in the days to come, and we have a hard time with the unknowing. We want something concrete; we want dates to look forward to. We want to plan, and we want to see changes and energy shifts manifest in ways that we can understand and see in our daily lives. We will get these things, even when it feels like we are still waiting for a sign that Now we can truly live how we are meant to live. Because while we question, while we still feel like we are waiting, while we strive to exist in a way that is authentic, the pulse is still there. It has always been there. Many ears are still deaf to the realness of the beating, but it is getting louder with every intention to live as a part of the whole, to be as ONE with the heart of the creation.
Look out the back door into the sunrise. You will see the pulse of the earth. You will feel the collective call to be a people of wholeness and of healing. You will remember that you are the absolute value, the energy and the answer. Listen. Remember. Be and do.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. –Alan Watts