ALL IS WELL

Where are you? Right now? You are in the same place as me and every other person in creation. You are here in the ever present sacred Now. You are never alone when you are fully present. Everyone that has ever drawn breath is here in this place of homecoming that is vaster than all the universes combined, more condensed than a pinhead. Here. Now. Together. United.


Everyone that you have ever loved that has passed. Everyone yet to be born again. They are here. Nothing, no imagined power, can part us. Do you feel it? You are never alone. Even when you feel isolated and lonely. It is only a faulty thought, a misunderstanding, that makes you feel that those you love are far away and out of reach.

Everything your heart desires is yours already. Even your very identity is concealed within the narrowest of moments. It waits, life waits for you to claim it. Every fragment of your experience – past, present and future – is accessible to you, NOW. You are wisdom beyond anything you can reach for. You are every solution to every perceived problem. You are mother, father, child to life.

You begin to feel this and experience this true reality when you gather yourself in, condense your power, into the only true coordinate that exists in a world of projection and illusion. And that coordinate can be found right where you are. Here. Now. Nowhere else. To be present means everything. Do not give away who you are. Do not allow the world of form to distract you and scatter your power. Whenever you feel distress of any kind know that it is because you have left the place of belonging. Come back. Return. All is well.

I LOVE YOU

Living in a world where the majority of people are still unconscious is hard. I say that with a loving heart free of judgement. There is a season for everything and for whatever reason, it’s still not time for everyone to awaken. I don’t know why it’s not time, it feels as though it should be time, but I’m trying to trust that everything will unfold as and when it needs to.


What I’m finding incredibly challenging right now is to stay unattached to outcome. I feel a silent scream threatening to rip me apart as I witness the many injustices playing out, at the suffering of others and at the shameful way our planet is being disrespected.

You are not alone, if you feel like me. Wherever you are in the world, I send my love to you. I send my compassion to your heart. I send my encouragement to your spirit. I send my gratitude to you for simply being here – a beacon of light in these dark times.

Whoever you are, I love you – brother, sister, fellow traveller through this ailing world. I LOVE YOU and I value you. If you are alone amongst family, friends, neighbours and colleagues, I stand by your side. You cannot see me, but I am there and I know that you are there for me – silently, invisibly, but resolutely there.

The veil between what is seen and what is not is dissolving. I am here. A light for your light. All this noise, this brutal cacophony of sharp, ragged energy feels like a thrashing snake fighting for its survival. It hurts to watch its death throes, but watch it we must. Together. Good times are coming. They will birth from this chaos. Trust it.

DEPRESSION

When we suffer a catastrophic loss, such as the passing of a loved one, we enter into a period of profound sadness. We don’t wish the sadness away or try to avoid it. Instead we sit with the sadness because we intuitively know that it is a healthy response to our loss. If we are brave, we open in trust to the sadness and allow its medicine to guide us through the process of mourning. This is beneficial sadness. It has a purpose, and it’s purpose is healing and cleansing. This type of sadness is viewed by society as acceptable and depending on the culture we are a part of, it is at worst tolerated and at best it is honoured.


When, however, we are sad without obvious purpose or a reason we can discern, we try with all our might to ‘cheer up’, ‘pull ourselves together’ or failing that, self medicate in a variety of ways. The sadness feels unwelcome, like an uninvited guest. Some people call this type of sadness depression. They go to their doctor and come away with a bottle of pills to make it go away. But it doesn’t go away. Instead it gets buried. Buried doesn’t mean gone, it means hidden from view. For some people medication seems like a solution. And perhaps it is. But maybe there is a different approach, a more holistic approach, that could turn the black dog of depression into a healing tool.

The problem with sadness that appears to have no obvious cause, or depression, is that society in general doesn’t tolerate it, yet alone honour it. It is seen as a sign of weakness, a shameful flaw in an otherwise fully functioning individual.

And that’s the problem. Fully functioning should mean balance and harmony, but in today’s world, it tends to mean that we are efficiently outputting. In other words, it means that we are producing and consuming. A depressed person doesn’t do much of either. What they really want is space and time to enter into a state of deep reflection, communion with nature and unhurried being.

Imagine if the natural response to unexplained sadness or depression was to honour the process in much the same way we honour the grieving process. Instead of meeting depression with shame or attacking it with medication, we approached it reverently, with the utmost compassion and gentle curiosity. Perhaps then we could learn a thing or two about ourselves and our relationship with the world. Perhaps we can intuit what our depression is pointing to. Because depression is, I believe, a symptom rather than a condition in itself. So if we treat it like a symptom, it makes sense to try and track that symptom back to its cause. When we find the cause, we can begin to heal ourselves back into balance.

THE STANDING ROCK FACEBOOK CHECK-IN AND ITS WIDER SIGNIFICANCE

All around the world people are joining together energetically to support the Standing Rock Sioux. It’s an awakening, the like of which we’ve never seen before. A million people electronically checked-in to the reservation yesterday. Their aim? To support and help protect their brothers and sisters at Standing Rock.


What happened was remarkable. It demonstrated that when we stand together as One regardless of colour, race and nationality, we are more than capable of standing up to and overcoming the ruling elite. This is one of the first examples of the 99% rising up against the corrupt and power crazed 1%. This mass check-in should give us all an inkling of what is possible when we unite for the highest good of all.

But this is only the beginning. The ruling elite aren’t going to capitulate without a fight. They have massive resources at their disposal. But, their Achilles heel is their predictability. What they will do, and always do, is seek to divide us. That’s the only way they ever win. They divert our attention away from whatever it is they are doing that we don’t want them to do and offer up a scapegoat for us to hate and vilify. And if that doesn’t work, they manufacture an event to distract us.

We’ve all got to get wise to how they operate. You cannot trust the police, military or government; they represent big business and the ruling elite, not you. And you certain can’t trust their mouthpiece, mainstream media. The sooner we all realise that our true allies are each other, the better. And by each other, I mean people of all nationalities.

We’ve got to establish networks of communication and cooperation that completely bypass state run institutions. Our world has been divided up into separate regions. It’s not just about national identity and geographical location. It’s a method that builds imaginary walls between people. And a divided people are a weakened people.

Moving forward, we have no need of walls and man made borders. As we move into a state of unity, we need to express that fundamental shift externally in the world. What we are moving towards is a seismic shift, an evolutionary leap, that requires us to learn to be simultaneously autonomous AND radically united.

It’s something that has never been experienced, a new way of living and being in the world. Autonomy and unity appear to be diametrically opposed, and that is the challenge. We have to learn to embody both ways of being and interacting with each other. It’s a path that once established will transform our inner and outer landscape. It requires us to dig deep and move from the unconscious knee jerk reactivity of an immature culture to a mindful, heart centred mature society.

As part of the process we will learn that each and every one of us has to become accountable for our world. We will no longer enjoy the luxury of placing blame on government and other structures of authority. The buck will stop with us. In truth, it always has but we have not chosen to recognise it.