We’ll begin with this statement: Mother is the creator of civilization. She says no to this and yes to that for the sake of life. She creates wellbeing, beauty and a civilized culture. This is her realm. Hers is the vital voice of the heart.
This voice, the heart’s intelligence, has been underfoot for thousands of years, and now it rises, individually, collectively, and eventually in every human being, male and female.
With that said, let’s go.
Like millions of others, I browse the Internet. And as I sit down to look, it works a lot better and disturbs a lot less when I remind myself that I Am the light, a soul in physical form, being inside of the most incredible experience. What’s out there… it’s a story. And at the same time it’s 100% real. And, this reminder helps too: every single thing in our reality is for our growth. When we look at it in that way we make it so.
We browse to observe the ever-evolving story, and every headline asks for attention. There are absolute jewels to be found: information to take us forward, to expand us and heal us. There are those whose perspective I value highly, feeling so fortunate when they offer spiritual information that speaks to me and helps me. This is food.
I also enjoy stories of people who are doing really loving things for humanity, or being kind to animals, or having fun in some cool way. This type of enjoyable information is nourishing too. I’m noticing that ‘feel better’ seems to be gaining ground on conflict. We can watch this change happening.
And then there is the pain of the world. I will go into the pain of the world because that’s what we’re here to address and change, in some way.
Most often we give ourselves to our family, the extended family of friends, and those we encounter in the course of a day. The personal day-to-day is where we can best affect change, and seeing it happen is really a joy. When the larger world negatively affects our family, we may choose to get involved in a ‘cause’. Or there may be something that calls us and we come.
For many years I worked in an arena, responding to the lingering effects of slavery in the U.S. The injustice and imbalance between human families called to me when I was very young, and I came. Over the years I learned so much, and grew so much. There was a great deal of the ego’s judgment and opinion to shed, but there was also awareness of the privilege. I worked to live up to the privilege, and the work was fruitful! We brought about a significant victory that will show up as essential down the road.
In the ‘lingering effects’ arena now there are forces at work, and I’m watching from a distance, not knowing what is what. With a whole lot of dust in the air, I’m not inclined to enter. Through it all I have come to greatly respect Afrodescendants individually and as a people; the inherent mercy, and the depth and height of their collective soul is what I have come to know and love. So we wait while the winds blow.