Here is a snippet of dialogue from a conversation I had this morning with my mother-in-law, who is over eighty years old.
MIL: It is really hurtful right now seeing all the terrible things happening around the world, especially in our country. I used to be so proud to be an American. When I was young I was so patriotic, singing all the songs, seeing wrongs righted– like the civil rights movement and the integration of schools…
ME: It must be hard for you right now. It’s painful to me too but I’m grateful to be alive today to see all of this. During my childhood I became aware of how much pain humans have inflicted on each other in the name of some political or religious view or some type of power hierarchy. I finally feel hopeful that things are now changing on a grand scale. The secrets are all coming out. Because its ‘in our faces’ we can see these painful conditions and who is involved with them. I’m hopeful we can make better choices for ourselves, our families and for human beings as a whole.
The fact is, we just listened and responded to one another. We needed to share our experiences. I offer this exchange to illustrate something I feel is going to become increasingly important to us. For so long, the highly sensitive and aware among us thought we would live and then die knowing that life on earth did not have to be this way. There were some periods of my own life that I pretended NOT to be so feeling and aware in order to avoid being crushed by what I witnessed. Even now I can fall into momentary overwhelm and despair at our painful living conditions on the planet.
As a result of a growing human consciousness across the worldwide population (ascension), which has literally changed the human heart in ways too numerous to mention, Love has finally won. As a part of our Collective you are reading some version of this narrative from many teachers now. You are seeing evidence of this fact in your lives and in that of others. And yet, some days it is incredibly hard to believe this if you take in any of the daily media content. In fact, suffering appears to be at a peak in many ways.
Many of us are struggling to accept that the ‘power-over-others’ paradigm has become greatly diminished and ‘service-to-others’ has taken over (again). For others of us, we will go so far as to reject the idea that the ‘war’ has ended and feel compelled to disagree that this changeover occurred at all. We are so used to hiding our understanding and viewpoint that we may be struggling with how to come out and be seen and heard. Personally, I am very experienced at hiding my true awareness and capabilities having been effectively programmed to stay meek, quiet, and alone with my understanding with very little exception. I know you have too. So where to go from here? What is the task now?
Come out in whatever way suits you best. For some of us, we will naturally come out loud and proud, especially for the youngest among us, but for most of us, the long witnesses to the suffering, we will emerge slowly blinking our eyes in disbelief that we can be understood and even, gulp, appreciated for knowing and teaching the general population that Love in the form of service to others at every level heals and changes everything person to person, community by community, system by system. In many ways it’s showtime.
It’s time to live by example, to practice what you know and to answer questions to the best of your ability. When a neighbor asks you what you do to maintain functioning and personal peace, tell them. When a coworker wonders how you can have such a positive outlook each day, explain it. When someone wants to argue with you, don’t participate. When you are asked to take a leadership role. Take it. When volunteers are asked for, step up. Come out. It’s the time you have been waiting for, indeed, it is the only reason you came to earth this time.
Sending my love, Amber