Calling All Freedom Riders
Once upon a time, I waved the flag with pride and joy.
Those days are long gone, and way before the current administration. This is simply the latest wake up call. The only real freedom is that which we create from inside ourselves. Realizing that our “great” country is run by corporations with no concern for people or planet, I’ve long since stopped feeling any pride in my country. We are the biggest war machine the world has ever seen, starting with our mass evisceration of the native populations and their culture, then gradually the planet was ravaged in endless wars in the name of democracy, progress, etc. The US has been at war for 222 years of its 239-year history. Expressed another way, we have only been at peace 21 years in our entire existence. Now the corporations (and greedy individuals running them) are working to drain the life from every person, social service, and spare corner of good left in the world.
Yes, I know this is a divergence from my positive posts on inspiration and the good in the world but I believe it’s time for us need to wake up, individually and collectively. “They” are not going to save us. Maybe no one can, but the only hope is if we each find the courage to be free inside, find our core of love, then bring our gifts to bear in the service of the planet and fellow world travelers.
We must create pockets of peace, collaboration, sharing, and service. The path is a collective, waking up, love revolution, and move to a sharing economy. Clearly, the ego-based way of living is not working. This Moneta article sums up the sharing economy rather nicely as living in a culture where people give without any expectation of return. Or you can learn more directly from Charles Eisenstein on his website sacred economics.
For a more spiritual perspective on what all this mess means, Matt Kahn offers his view on ascension.
Life only seems tenuous, unbearable, confusing, or frustrating, as life creates the exact framework to render old 3D spiritual teachings extinct, as a means of driving the focus of light workers deeper into the mysteries of their infinite potential. ~ Matt Kahn
According to Matt, as we align with peace and love in unity consciousness, time continues to play out in the dramas I’ve outlined, but we grow acceptance and trust for the way things are unfolding. I’m paraphrasing and merging his ideas with people like Charles Eisenstein who talk about the sharing economy. Matt suggests we cultivate presence as the waking up of our attention with a desire to be nowhere else but here and now. The key is to release the desire to change anyone or anything, trusting that life is conspiring to wake us up to higher dimensions of living.
I certainly don’t believe that I hold the entire truth. I do however find solace and wisdom from deep thinkers and spiritual teachers offering a broader perspective on these chaotic times we’re living in. And we can’t get there by judging and blaming others. We must find compassion for ourselves and empathy for others, realizing that we are truly all one, riding the waves of chaos back to unity.
As you celebrate this July 4th, please consider joining the love revolution, or what I’m calling the Freedom Riders, in our work to create a world based on love and unity.
From my heart and soul, I pray that we collectively wake up and ride to freedom!