We are living in trying times.
Many may want to deny this fact, but it is my opinion that those who do are simply sleepwalking.
Everywhere we turn we are being faced with issues that threaten the core of our wellbeing.
Our environment is in a complete shambles.
We see Mother nature crying out as its beautiful creatures are withering away into devastating numbers or are now just a memory.
Reefs are dying, glaciers are melting, and the air has the bitter scent of industrial waste floating around in it.
Our food is now a product of test tubes in which we need to be more careful of its poisons rather than trust its nutrition.
And where there is accessibility to healthy eating, we need to take out a loan to afford the costs.
And then there is us as a collective.
Men, women, and little tiny children are being tortured and killed right in front of our eyes.
Our priorities have shifted.
We have become obsessed with fortune, fame, competition, power, and divisiveness than we have of what is best for us as inhabitants of this world that has been gifted to us.
I mean, there is a little red button of hate available for pressing at any moment should we get so pissed off that we decide to obliterate everything.
That is how far we have gone.
Things have to change.
It is no longer effective to speak about light, love, and unity without being active.
We are throwing out these words but rarely are we living them.
They have become more of a costume than they have a piece of our own flesh.
These words have become a commercial for selling ideas, books, memberships, websites, and creating so called famous gurus rather than using their active form as medicinal purposes for our global society.
As a collective, we need to start to scrutinize very carefully where we are and what we are doing that is contributing to the enormous amount of strife that is occurring throughout the world.
Each and everyone of us must take responsibility for changing this frightening dynamic that we are faced with on a daily basis.
We must look at our own thought patterns and behaviors and be willing to become aware of where we may have been taught incorrectly and be willing to make those changes for the benefit of all of us.
This is not easy and it takes many growing pains as our ego deconstructs and we start to see truths that have been hidden to us by unconsciousness.
But we have no choice.
Everything is riding on this shift.
It is our responsibility to become that which we are fighting for rather than mirroring that which we are against.
We need to connect, converse, and be present in ways greater than that which we perceive as adversity.
We need to practice connection, compassion, understanding, and kindness; not just share the idea.
As a species that has been blessed with such beautiful intelligence, we need to use it for our expansion and not our destruction.
It is up to us, the human race (and if you are reading this, that includes you) to keep our minds, hearts, and spirits open to mend our brokenness and recalibrate for a beautiful tomorrow.
We can no longer just speak words of change and transformation.
We have to BECOME them.
Each and everyone of us must BE the lighthouse in this storm.