Last Chance


I know it is first thing Saturday morning, I also know we concern ourselves with recovery and spiritual growth here. But I would be amiss not to ever talk about this world crisis we’re presently in the middle of. It’s hard to read first thing on a Saturday morning, so you might want to skip it and drink your morning coffee elsewhere. I didn’t plan to write this so it must be the right thing to do.
We have experienced much together these last months. “Together” is the operative word here I believe. The whole world is in flux. We are changing as a species and it is our chance to grow. Individual growth is always necessary but now change can be systemic…if we allow it.
It is a rough awakening and could get worse before we break through. It is a hard birth, millions dying all at once from a world wide plague, (corporate) America burning, young people of all colour rising up together saying NO!!!! The social norm is breaking down world wide, the politicians are trying frantically to regain control and the kids just keep marching.
We have the power, and the circumstance to make it happen if we have the physical, emotional and spiritual energy to do it. Or we can slide back into obscurity and draw our blanket of fear and indifference around us tighter.
It’s going to get worse before it gets better, but it will get better if we keep our resolve. It will be touch and go. We have become soft, and this is a crash course
in life and death reality! We are getting a good look at what we have become, the good and the bad and the ugly. Will we take up the torch? The world has grown to small to ignore, there is no “over there” anymore.
We have been given a glimpse
of what the world looks like without the smog. The whales can hear under the water again! Human beings are taking mortal risks to save others they don’t even know from disease, folks are working from home and remembering what it’s like to create a living garden and actually see the colour of a loved ones eyes in the sunshine as they plant. Our music makers and spiritual leaders are coming together on social media, people are sharing what they have and finding out how right it feels.
This is it guys, we’ve thrown away our chances before, this might be the last one. I remember Berkeley in the 60’s…and how it feels to be blown against a wall with a firehouse!
Change doesn’t have to be huge! Put a quarter in the donation box at the supermarket, see if you can do something for the senior down the hall. Smile and say hello through your mask, write a letter to the editor, march on Ottawa whatever…but do it consciously consistently, and with intention and you will save the world, I promise!

Author: shawlj

I am on new ground now, finally free from many decades of ‘taking care of business’. The letters behind my name became an anchor that I have finally broken free from. You have a standing invitation to walk with me here, where the living is easy and uncluttered.

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