heartivism

“heartivism” stands for the heart + art + activism. It’s a term I have created to attempt to speak up in a heart-based manner, not just about the reality of oneness, but also the consequences of presuming separateness.

In this day and age humanity faces tremendously pressing issues… it is not easy to just live our life with the potential of human extinction and global disasters of unimaginable magnitude hanging over our heads. I feel heart-broken and it would be so easy to slip into terrible despair about the state of the world. My sense is though, that it is necessary that we feel the pain of the horrendous world we humans have indeed created. Only when we really look ourselves in the eye without masks we will be able to come up with the tremendous amount of creativity we will need to turn the destiny of humanity around in truly positive and life-protecting ways.

The first time I explored bringing “heartivism” into the arena of a political demonstration I was nervous! Standing infront of 400 people with a microphone was not my comfort zone exactly. Yet the response was incredibly positive:

 

From the reality of the heart this is not a question of sitting in different political camps, having different points of views.  If you see the earth and indeed the cosmos as an extension of your own body, you won’t keep cutting your own finger so to speak as it hurts very much. The heart sees all processes appearing within life itself. From a disposition of oneness of all there is we can act and interact completely differently as the retreats of the “Embodiment of the Conscious Heart” are demonstrating so clearly. We’ll just know what is right and lawful and which actions we need to take. It is a stark contrast… one moment it seems impossible to change the world and in the next the change already happens with an ease that is utterly beautiful.

My creative work is to create awareness of this evolutionary potential that lies in humanity. The poem and image below from November 2018 is another way to explore oneness:

A heart-full poem on gardening and on protecting the earth:

have you seen the very
very
very green
grass
when it
shines and glows with exquisite aliveness
do you get lost, Self portrait2absorbed
in the magical beauty of the fragility of flowers

and incredible presence of trees   how alive they are
how sentient they are
how conscious they are
how do they know
how to grow
how do they know
how magical is the richness of soil in which they root

and rise
how alive is soil
how sentient is soil
how conscious is soil
how magical our bodies
how alive they are
how sentient they are
how conscious they are
how they will vanish
back into being soil
with ease
as if they have never been
just transformed
into food for
the next flower
to be its
magical transient
shine
You are that
magical
beauty of that flower and all flowers to come
literally
in all aliveness
deeply sentient
and of consciousness
just the same
how could you not
love and protect yourself
as all of life as all of consciousness

 

The one heart of humanity – a declaration of real possibility

the one heart of humanity and all of life
is boundless

the one heart of humanity and all of life

is true integrity as all of life with absolutely all of life

the one heart of humanity and all of life is exquisite love-fullness

the one heart of humanity an all of life shines as one

the one heart of humanity will only ever wish for and accept

peace

cooperation

tolerance

and equality

in loving relation

and deep connection to all of life

the one heart of humanity and all of life

hurts terribly

whenever there is insensitivity

lack of feeling

withdrawal from love

and lack of understanding of oneness

leading to cruelty

exploitation and unnecessary

suffering of any kind

the one heart of humanity and all of life desires for all humans and all of life to shine with true gifts and for all living beings to live in the harmonius ways of nature’s creativity and pace

of abundance

change

and evolution

the one heart of humanity painfully hurts with the destruction of the earth world

and the cruelty towards living beings of all kind caused by the delusion

of separateness

leading to false ideas of dominance

entitlement

control

ownership

difference

and gain

the one heart of humanity and all of life can not exploit

can not degrade

can neither allow cruelty

nor non-action to end cruelty

it can only honor all of life with respect

and with its responsibility to be of service

the one heart of humanity and all of life
as one
as is
as love

shines as what is already true
as humanity’s real and absolute possibility

for healing
for true and unconditional love embodied
for peace
for being home
for being free
within the realm
of birth and death

there only is the totality of existence within all of the reality of love and bliss pervading absolutely all of what appears alive as form to the human eye

and the totality of existence can be deeply informed and transformed by that ultimate truth of the heart

as one
as is
as
love