I woke the other day to the Huffington Post headline that began with the words, “Women Let Out a Primal Scream“. The urge to scream wells up in me and I know in many women (and some men) all over the world. Some scream in public; some scream in private; some scream inside without letting out a sound. If you are one of these women, or a man who screams in support, this post is for you.
What Was Hidden Has Simply Been Revealed
In my previous blog post, Balance, I cited Ken Carey’s book, Return of the Bird Tribes. I have to see it as synchronistic when each chapter I read speaks to exactly what is going on in our world.
He writes “The Great Day of Purification has begun, a short but essential cycle of division that will gather those who promote fear and violence and separate them from this season of the world as chaff is separated from wheat at threshing…. As the sun rises, the shadows become sharper and more clearly defined. As the energies of love grow stronger, the shadows of fear become more visible than before. To some it may even appear that they have grown in number and in strength, but this is not so. What was hidden has simply been revealed- that it might be healed and brought to peace.“
I equate it to turning on the light in the kitchen and seeing hundreds of cockroaches scurrying around the floor and countertops. They were hidden in the darkness but turning on the light revealed the level of the infestation. The difference between the cockroaches and what is going on now is that the roaches would retreat back into the darkness. That isn’t happening here. They are boldly standing in the light for all of us to see. As awful as that sounds, we now see the problem and can deal with it. Yes, the first instinct is to scream. The second instinct is to act.
Change is Occurring Everywhere
Ken Carey goes on to say, “You do not have to be a scholar to notice the direction and momentum of history. Even a child can observe these times and know that fundamental changes are being wrought deep in the collective heart of humankind. Something is changing on the surface as well. You are here to help it change easily. You have only to make the choice to shift the center of your motivation from fear to love. Make the choice.”
Make the Choice
Easier said than done, right? I agree. But if we each do what we can in our own unique way, we can be the change we want to see in the world. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. NEVER in history have oppressors succeeded for long. In every culture and time that I can think of, eventually positive change comes. Does it start at the “top” with governments and religious institutions? Never (that I can think of). It always starts with the brave person(s) who decides to take a stand. The hope I carry now is that we are those brave people and we aren’t alone.
I’m a teacher, an artist, and an energy worker. I will do my part.
What can you do?
What talents, strengths, skills, and gifts can you bring to this?
How can you use your uniqueness to affect positive change?
You may feel called to write, sign petitions, create art (visual arts, poems, songs…), become an activist, support your beliefs financially, educate, or run for office. Let the knowledge of what is happening inspire, motivate, and guide you. WE MATTER!
A New Way
What worked at one time no longer serves. Carey likens it to eating out of a garden that grew in centuries past. The food of that time has long since rotted. There is no nourishment there. We need to plant new seeds, nurture them, harvest them, and share the bounty with others.
We are stewards, caretakers of our world. It is said that the true leaders, teachers, and healers will recognize what is going on and be the first to act. You are among them. We are “them”.
When we feel helpless, frustrated, and paralyzed by fear, Carey writes “You are doubting your own power. You are not vibrating fast enough to channel the immense energies of creation because your attention is scattered and you are closed to the one moment where the love that would quicken you exists: the moment where you are.”
How Beautiful It Is
I’ll leave you with more from Ken Carey.
“As the new information society bubbles over into global spiritual awakening, we come to join with our human egos on a scale unprecedented throughout all of history. People turn once again to the Great Spirit who is the source of all information. Rapidly in some, gradually in others, our egos discover their appropriate roles in the communication of this new awareness. And there is naturally distortion at first. But in the explosion of consciousness, it is soon purified. Our spirits incarnate in ever growing numbers. Distortion diminishes. Truth spreads. And how beautiful it is!”
Every significant change in history starts with everyday people doing extraordinary things.
We are those people and our time is now.