What incredible times we live in. Thanks to Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg
the British Parliament has declared the climate crisis emergency, after years of denial and literally suppressing Green Energy. Now this. It seemed impossible that anything would change for so long.
Once I had this amazing mug with a picture of a flying dodo on it, and it said
“Only the impossible ever happens”.
On the picture on the left there are light patterns reflected on a door. The sun is shining through a glass mosaic in the window. They have never reminded me of a bird before (my son added the eye). I have no idea where the white shape came from on that particular day and normally there are just a few pretty colored light patches on the door at the time of day the sunlight shines through. I chose this image for the article because there is this beauty of happening and it seemed an impossible shape to appear at the door.
Yes indeed it happens. The impossible or what seems impossible can only be a happening, a happening that is fueled by love and truth and that breaks down the polarities of oppositions. What Extinction Rebellion did in London was not just a protest, it was a protest that broke down artifical and unreal barriers, the barriers of the concept of this being a story of enemies.
Extinction Rebellion is out there for everyone, for all people, for the families of the police force just as much as for the families of businesses yet steeped in planet destroying ways of working, in fact they are here for humanity and the totality of on and as planet earth as a whole.
And yes this is frightening to the sense of the control of the current system, the old power structures, the short-sightedness we have fallen prey to. And there are and there will be reactions to that. The reactions I have come across seemed so desparate, that they started to feel like signs that there is already a knowing that they won’t and can not turn the tide.
A policeman ecstatically skateboarding around the protest for instance was told that his behavior was unacceptable. How remarkable. To me he was a beautiful sign that humanity, joy and love is winning, to me that man is an icon and a reminder of our aliveness, our inherent ability for joy and happiness. And he has demonstrated beautifully alongside so many people that the Extinction Rebellion protest is surreal. Why are our children being arrested for asking us to keep the house in order for when they are ready to move in? Why did it come so far that they are having to commit acts of civil disobedience to be heard?
And yes this protest has shown signs that this absurdity is beginning to break down and that fills my heart with joy.
We are not separate, we are not only not separate from the earth, we are also not separate from one another.
If you studied yourself in depth in any way, you may have discovered that within our human individual patterns there are such complex processes, which often are in conflict with each other. There is often denial of our darkest shadows, there are the voices of “yes I can” and “no I can’t”, there is the side of us that cares and the part of us that is self-protective and working towards what we call personal advantage, just to mention a few.
If I look at the whole of humanity I see the same patterns, and I am asking you to join me in this exploration of humanity as one person.
There are the actions out of deep seated and often unconscious fears. They may translate into greed and controlling and destructive behaviors. They are more or less conscious longings, like the one for deep connections and Love, which often we tend to try to either support or fulfill in ways that don’t work. There are the voices that call for a sense of safety, for some sort of security, and often within the denial that an individual life can end any day. There is very often denial of responsibility. Who is responsible for war, world hunger, ecocide, poverty?
Humanity as one person is not only a concept or a vision, it is in fact an endlessly changing and never the same web of creative and destructive processes. There is constant birth and death, there is no person the same, yet every single persons development depends on the larger picture of the community that human being grows up in.
In this day and age as the whole globe sits at everyone’s dinner table at all times we are more aware than ever of humanity’s potential to create a realm of horror in forever more unimaginable detail and it is becoming obvious that we can not have a nice cottage garden whilst creating disaster and misery elsewhere. There is no elsewhere anymore.
Yes the potential for a realm of horror is not only there, we also have already manifested a lot of that. The evidence of humanity’s utter destructiveness is there. Yet humanity’s potential is not only horrendous beyond belief on the other side it can be and will be beautiful beyond belief. Anything is possible. This mysterious realm of the earth world and all it’s temporary inhabitants is one for creative possibility and the emergence of heart understanding of the literal oneness of all there is on a global scale. And this is not religious, or airy fairy, or hippy, this is simply and universally so. Let’s be in awe of and have deepest respect for our potential, as we can take it to extremes in Darkness or Light.
When we begin to understand that from a place of heartfelt oneness we will not want to not be in tune with the earth, because it hurts to destroy nature, we will not want to kill people in wars, because there is nothing out there that is not a part of us. We will not want to exploit and enslave people, non-humans nor the planet, because we do not act in our duty of self-care. Self-care and self-worth are big words in todays’s cravings for a better sense of self. Let’s apply this duty of self-worth and self-care to the whole picture, the really big and all encompassing self, to the whole reality of aliveness, whatever is included in that.
Within that consideration Extinction Rebellion and many other beautiful groups are voices of the Conscience of Humanity. Let’s clearly see what hasn’t worked. Let’s find out what does. Let’s do it as one. Let’s be fiercely compassionate. Only the Impossible ever happens. And it will. It totally can. In truth it isn’t even vaguely impossible because the true potential of humanity is to live as Love for real and humanity is beginning to realize that. We are living at incredible times.