Friday, February 22, 2013

It Takes Courage to Wake Up!

Do we have the courage to see all that we have created as a result of our trying to save time, gratify our senses or make more money?  Some people use one of the quotes from the bible...

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the 
sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and 
over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that 
creepeth upon the earth. Gen. 1:26

and misinterpret the word 'dominion' to mean 'destroy at whim'. However, they forget all about the 6th commandment,  

         Thou shalt not kill.   Exo. 20:13

    "Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given.  But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer.  Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, and the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day."
                                              ~Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Can our mistakes be rectified? And where do we start?  Take a look at this amazing film about the devastating truth about what the ubiquitous use of plastic has done to Mother Earth....

Why is it so easy to close our eyes to the cruelty we inflict on our animal brothers and sisters? Hunting is no longer something done in order to survive... it is being done for "fun"... and is considered by the heartless, to be a "sport".  A human being's true essence is the natural state of a compassionate heart. To be separate from this birthright is a deplorable condition.  We were all created in the likeness of the Divine, but that doesn't mean that we still uphold that image!  If we truly acted from that likeness, our earth would still be the paradise it once was. 

That is why Awakening is so essential to the survival of Mother Earth and her creatures.  It really does take a flowering of the heart so that we no longer experience being "separate" from all the creatures. 
Many grassroots groups all over the planet are working hard to awaken the masses... one heart at a time.  The Oneness University in southern India,  the School for the Work of Byron Katie, and the Great Freedom teachings of Candice O'Denver are three very powerful groups that are working 'round the clock to wake up the "sleeping ones". 

And once awakened, there still is the task ahead... to rescue and rehabilitate our Mother Earth and all her children. 

      "Before enlightenment: "Chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment: Chop wood, carry water."

Music is definitely another major tool for global awakening as demonstrated with Playing For Change's "ONE LOVE" ~ 

Perhaps the music of the awakened ones will help move the planet in the right direction... Just listen to Matt Phillips as he sings his amazing song, "Little Frog":