Looking up and out to the Universe
Something bigger than the self
Earth is hardly a spec
Yet I have the power to change the world
You have the power to change the world
What I LOVE about the status of parenthood
Is that we have the privilege to see the world with fresh eyes, through the eyes of our children
My son is a scientist
He is interested in the theory of Supernova
Recently he created an experiment to replicate a supernova-
A plastic bottle, bi-carb of soda and vinegar, now sporting the scars to prove his theory
I reflect on the supernova theory, the BIG BANG that created earth,
Created life billions of years ago
The act of making a life is the same.
To be truly human is to create.
We are the result of a passionate supernova, an energy force, a bright spark of light!
I am a bright spark of light
You are a bright spark of light
I believe that love is all you need
Love is the answer
LOVE is a word we hear in songs
So much so that as a society we have become immune – misinterpreted and misunderstood- LOVE
LOVE will solve all
Spelt backwards LOVE is the beginning of the word evolve or evolution
LOVE is our evolution
However we do not understand what it means to love.
We have not embodied it as a society.
Because we see the world through a square box
We live in a square house
We go to work in a vehicle to a square building to earn money to pay for the square house that we live in
We package things in neat square boxes- we are controlled and controlling
One day we leave this earth in a square box
We have become SQUARE
The square present you hold is in your hands
Is the PRESENT,
Open it and see beyond the square
The shape of the earth will give you a hint
It is round
We are part of the circle of life, fluid, ever changing cycling and recycling.
What do you believe?
Was the Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution truth or dare?
What does survival of the fittest tell us about being human?
That it is OK to kill?
That I, or you are more superior to another person?
That we are here to compete and that winning is everything?
To throw bombs at each other like insults, because you hurt my feelings?
Survival of the fittest is a lie.
That justifies colonization.
I’ve heard that wars were invented as a way to control the world’s population But war is a business, selling you the lie of survival of the fittest.
Can you see how much effort goes into raising one child?
I’ve heard it takes a village.
But there is no appreciation for the work of raising children. Marilyn Waring wrote a book titled “If Women Counted” and demonstrates the devaluation of women’s work in the film “Who’s Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex Lies and Global Economics.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS2nkr9q0VU
The truth is that to be human
To EVOLVE is to
SHARE, CARE and to be FAIR
When we embrace this philosophy we all succeed.
According to Lynne McTaggert a modern scientist in her book The BOND, It is the space between us that is important to our evolution. That connection, communication, collaboration and what we create together, something bigger than ourselves, the cycling and recycling of the big bang theory- “creation”; that when we create, when we innately appreciate our strengths and use them to create, we are truly human.
Take the time to look at another person
To acknowledge them
To see the beauty of the other
See yourself in the other
To see someone as they are and know that they are beautiful.
To truly change the world
If we are going to change the world we have to start with the self and where we are at
From the self it will ripple out to others
From those around us, to our neighbors
From our neighbors to community,
From the community and beyond
We are bright sparks of light
Our thoughts have the power to shift
Our thoughts are vibrations of energy
Our thoughts make our world
Along the side of my house there is a lane way, it is small and insignificant like so many dirty, dusty laneways but it has the potential to change the world.
It is the space between my neighbors and me.
I have a little dream about this laneway
I see a long table covered with delicious treats to share
There is music and people dancing and having fun in this space
The laneway, the space between us is where we gather to create.
The laneway where decisions are made about the way we want more meaningful lives
And you are invited to the party.