evolve, solidarity

Last Hoorah

As we become more united and stand together in solidarity, you will see an escalation of hate crimes and incidents in the next few years. The forces that seek to divide us are having their last hoorah and are clinging fearfully to their ideals and working hard to recruit more like-minded individuals.

Do not fear, this will not last.

We are heading towards a kinder, more inclusive world, and you will see more and more people stand up against racisms, hate, bigotry, and abuse. The majority is figuring out that we are not separate from each other, but that we are oneone human family. The dividers are the minority – they are the loudest right now but their numbers are few. You can see proof of this every time a tragedy happens – what follows is an overwhelming number of people condemning the incident and united in love.

This escalation will last a few years before we will start seeing a change. During this transition, it is very important that you feed the good energy. Stay grounded in positivity, love, and kindness. Do not give in and feed into the fear, anger, and desperation. The more we keep our thoughts positive and loving, the faster we raise the vibration of the planet and bring about this much needed change and peace.

two_wolvesAs the old Cherokee Legend of the Two Wolves goes:

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

inner peace

Hate ~ What can you do?

As I’m watching the events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia I’m having a hard time staying calm and writing this. It’s hard to keep it together when you see a car plow into people for no other reason but hate. I feel sad, angry, disgusted…anything but calm…It’s hard not to lash out when you see things like this happen and let the anger over take you. And this is happening all over the world, not just in the US. We are seeing it in the news more and more often.

No one is born hating. Hate is taught, nurtured, and channeled just like love. Love is also taught, nurtured, and channeled. Love is our natural state. Hate comes from fear and is fueled by fear. Imagine living in a constant state of fear – you would be continually anxious, always looking over your shoulder, and feeling like everything and everyone is out to get you. You would have no peace in your life or in your heart and that would lead to unrest and anger. Then that anger would be channeled into a target and lead to an act of violence.

So how do we counteract hate? With the absence of fear and the presence of love. Love is the only force that can stamp out hate. But how do we put that into context as human beings dealing with strong emotions? First I would say, feel all your emotions. Feel the sadness, feel the anger, feel the pain, let your feelings wash over you, taste them, mull them over, and when you’re ready, let them go.

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Then center yourself and let love in. Let love heal you and find your inner peace again. The Dalai Lama said “We will only make the 21st century an era of peace on the basis of inner peace. However, we won’t overcome anger and establish peace of mind just by praying for it. An outbreak of fire will not be quenched by prayer alone, it’s far more important to prevent its breaking out in the first place.” This is why it is crucial to have inner peace not matter what is going on around you. When you’re at peace and in a loving, positive state, that energy exudes out of you and affects others and that’s powerful. Imagine a world where everyone has peace in their heart – that would completely change our planet! Our consciousness – our collective consciousness – is one of the strongest weapon we have to fight against these troubled times. If we change the way we think and feel, we can truly change the world.

Cultivate your peace- do what you love, think positive thoughts, have compassion, surround yourself with those you love and love you back, spend time in nature, read uplifting books, volunteer to help others or animals, be kind, get involved in just causes…the list is endless…find your inner peace and spread the love.