I was recently writing an email to a friend and reflecting on what the world needs now. With so much unprecedented activity happening and so many shifts on a personal and global level, what is the world calling for?
While new people are coming awake to violence and pain that exists in the world, there are also many reaffirming a status quo that meets their need to preserve a sense of safety and security. Sometimes these two dynamics are happening within the same one person. That is the truth of humanity. We care complex beings with a mix of emotions and experiences.
From a worldly perspective, there is no telling what is to come for sure and where the future will lead us. I do know the future is calling.
Is the future one where we will be hugging each other in person and not just virtually? Is it one where hugs will replace handcuffs, and healing will resolve fear?
I can't that answer for everyone, but I do have an answer about the future for me. I hear the same call I always hear. I hear the world asking for all it ever wants. You know what I'm going to say.... Love.That's what I consistently hear the world asking for. More love. Yours and mine.
Who doesn't need more love?
We don't give it when we think others don't deserve it. Even when it's all someone truly wants and needs in order to heal and start giving more love too.
Loving is a simple idea, yet sometimes so hard to live. Especially if we've grown up where love means neglect, or pain, or punishment by its withdrawal. When we don't have any idea of what healthy love looks or feels like.
Example: I am a proponent of "pro-", rather than "anti-" anything. My purpose is in creating the world I want to see, rather than fighting against what exists. I see transformation as the unavoidable outcome of love in action. No need to fight. I have seen that truth play out countless times (in real life, not just in movies!) And that's where I put most of my energy: in cultivating love in myself and supporting others to do the same.
Love is no joke hard work (ask married people!), and it's also the simplest most effortless beautiful thing (ask married people!). Either way, the world wouldn't exist without it. So I invite you to keep reaching for it, exploring it, and showing it to the world.
In everything you do, be love as much as possible.
In love and light,