As 2012 comes to a close and we are all still here, I wonder what this new year will bring? There was no overt spiritual awakening, but there surely has been a slow burn awakening that it is my hope will pick up speed as we move forward.
One of the things I have witnessed within this world is the more in fear we get, the more defensive and self-centered we get. We are seeing that with the gun battle, job shortages, and house foreclosures. The less safe we feel and the less security we believe we have in this world, the more we circle our wagon and the world gets a lot smaller.
It becomes more about the "me" and less about the real...which is all of us. The greatest awakening any one can have is the last one, that there is no me and only a we. None of us can make it all alone.
The survivalist who thinks they are going to hunker down and defend their enemies won't last. The prepper who thinks that with enough stuff they will be fine will learn that stuff doesn't end loneliness or carry water when we are too hurt to walk.
The urban dweller with their techno lives and the older generation in their homes with their TV's turned on will be lost if the electricity ever goes out. And the seeker of fame and publicity at any cost will discover the worthlessness that without basic skills of finding food and keeping warm results in they and their children suffering.
But all of these are lessons we are here to learn, not ones we came here with knowledge of. Life is not meant to start perfect, but to begin imperfect so that we learn what we really want and then how to get it. There's just a lot of wanting and getting that isn't of the heart, but rather of the body and its fear. But where does that really get you that you want to go?
Below is a wonderful talk by Joel Osteen and worth every one of the 30 minutes. It is important to put inspiration into your life to calm your fears, lesson your defenses, and open your heart to others...and not for what they can do for you, but rather what you can do for them.
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!