Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The Compass of our Compassion

At a time of human evolution when we should finally be moving towards greatness as a species we are still driven to destroy ourselves en masse due to the fact our world leaders  have lost their inner compass. 

I've always said that the problem with world politics is Big Business. Today I realised that the problem with Big Business is that it has no compass; it follows the money, regardless. It will cosy up with criminals, dictators, senseless cruelty, waste and pollution. It will always do what is best for profit, regardless of how much disaster that causes for everything else. 

In a way... I can understand Big Business being as it is. It has no morality and no function beyond making profit. It suffers severely from tunnel vision, but it gets the job done. The worse problem is the fact that so many politicians worldwide are either endorsed, sponsored or friends with those up high in Big Business. That's where the problems start... and what will be our downfall as a species unless we find a way to deal with this. Oh yes, I do mean the "as a species" because science has been warning us for decades that we are capable of creating our own mass extinction. 

This isn't being pessimistic, it only takes a casual glance through modern history and geography to see what is happening. We are a dying a race. It may take a few more generations, but unless we change... we will die out just a certainly as the dinosaurs. We are the new dinosaurs, you see. So stuck in our out-dated thinking that we cannot evolve. And Nature has shown us, over and over, that the life forms that cannot adapt die out. We are Dodos in business suits and high street fashion.  

Our leaders have no compass. Too many of them have had to shake hands and make deals with those whose only sense of direction is "make money at any cost". This time... the cost might just be more than they can handle. 

So how do we change? How do we find that sense of direction? By realising that we are a dying species and acting accordingly - by finding some way to reconnect as a species and see beyond the superficial. This will soon be no longer a case of colour, race, religion or country... this is about saving the planet, our Mother and our only home. It's no longer okay to buy things you don't need that will end up as floating garbage in the ocean simply to keep a global economy based on frantic profit going. It's no longer reasonable or sane to continue to use energy sources that poison our water, our environment and our children.

We need to find the compass of our compassion; for humanity, for Nature and for our planet. And we need to find every conceivable way of handing that compass back to our world leaders before it truly is too late.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Blowing Away the Cobwebs

I can't believe how quiet blogging has become in recent years, but then I'm as guilty as everyone else with no longer reading the many blogs I used to. Life has been too busy lately for me to keep up my morning routine of coffee and reading friends' blogs, so I suppose I can't complain that i'm no longer writing either. All things have a season and sadly... it does feel as if the season of blogs being "The thing" is over.

So... a much belated updated on me. I'm here, I'm still busy writing, just not on blogs. My family are all fine, bar a few health issues that slow us down. We keep keeping on and we still laugh more than we grumble. Although... watching the TV news it is hard not to want to beat your head against a wall and cry.

If you are still out there, still reading and/or writing... leave a comment. 

Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Dona Nobis Pacem 2016 ~ Butterflies Cloaked in Blue Fire

I've used this photo from NASA in my 2016 Blog4Peace globe design. Isn't it stunning? All those stars... 

Did you know that astronomers estimate there may be 100 thousand million stars in the Milky Way alone? How vast this place we call reality is... and how utterly small and insignificant our world events seem by comparison. The violence, wars and politics that rip our lives apart here on Earth fade to nothing when seen beneath the light of 100 thousand million suns.

All that light and energy swirling around us... it reminds me of a photo I've seen of the great visionary inventor and scientist, Nikola Tesla. Here he is, sitting with his "magnifying transmitter" in the Colorado Springs Laboratory.

Tesla performed many experiments at his Colorado Springs lab, including ones to investigate atmospheric electricity and lightning.

I knew about Tesla's experiments, but it was only recently that I discovered he was passionately anti-war. That's why I decided to use a Tesla quote on my Peace globe this year:

"Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment." 

When I first read that quote, I wondered... are humans capable of reaching a state of universal enlightenment? I look around at the world and it seems like the more we try to make a difference and bring peace the more things refuse to change. Generations of people talking, writing, creating art and protesting for peace and yet too many humans still see the use of force as the only solution to any problem. 

What chance do the peace makers have of making a difference? We are a scattering of people on a little planet floating in a galaxy of 100 thousand million stars.

... and then I remembered Tesla's butterflies, haloed in blue fire.

Tesla showed the world a new way to see and use energy. He even put forward the concept of the Earth having its own resonance - it's own vibrational secret song. Can we learn from that? Can we use his discoveries in other ways? 

What if enlightenment was something you created through energy rather than action? 
What if it wasn't the effort we put in, but the resonance we send out 
that made the world change?

There's another famous butterfly in science - the butterfly effect. It's the theory that a small random thing (such as a butterfly) can ripple out to create a much larger effect.What if every human heart was merely a peace butterfly waiting to be set free? Holding in its radiant blue peace fire, simply waiting for the right moment to change the world. No more fighting for peace or struggling towards it... just letting it resonate in our hearts and letting that longing free...

like butterflies cloaked in blue fire. 

Could we burn the world free from out-dated political systems and old-fashioned mind sets? I think we could... no wait... I KNOW we can.

It's time.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Dona Nobis Pacem 2015 ~The Power of Love

When Mimi declared this year's blogblast theme of Peace and the Power of love... my mind went blank. So many famous people have written or spoken on this topic. was there really anything new I could say? I couldn't think of anything to write, but then someone sent me this quote:
“Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.”
Mesa was Bosnian-Serbian. His most famous book, Death and the Dervish, is based on his failed attempt to save his brother from execution during WWII. His book deals with the cruelty and injustice of war, which makes his quote on love all the more poignant.

Mesa was right - love never hurts or harms; only the lack of love can do that. And that includes self-love, because if you cannot love and respect yourself you will never be able to show it to others. Statistics show that humans are becoming less violent. 

But there's still a lot to be done. 

Statistics also show that children from peaceful loving homes are far less likely to become involved in violence. We teach our children by our actions, not by our words. 

To put it plain and simple:

We create our future society based on the way we raise our children.

And that means ALL children. 

This is the greatest challenge humanity faces, as our planet hurtles towards and unknown and seemingly unsettled future. We need to teach our world's children how to be peaceful; how to love themselves and others. 

Never be afraid to love. It is the greatest gift you have to share. It knows no boundaries of species, space or time.
When everything else fails... love remains.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Natural Beauty

I saw this photo on Facebook last week. Isn't he/she gorgeous?

The owl reminded me of a book I read and loved years ago - I Heard the Owl call my Name by Margaret Craven.

Here's a quote from the book...
“Here every bird and fish knew its course. Every tree had its own place upon this earth. Only man had lost his way.”