If you don’t pay attention to the details,
and you buy into the better the devil you know way of living . . .
Then it will be impossible to see the change you want in the world,
and you will probably have a hard time not getting lost in its madness
But it is true that our world has ripened more than
any other season for purification
Fall is here, leaves are changing,
and Nature’s cycle of death is in the air
A Full Harvest Moon shines on the skies on Thursday . . .
Sadly, another mass shooting tragically took place in Las Vegas earlier in the week,
and iconic rocker Tom Petty died unexpectedly
These tragic events bring our feelings of grief and loss to the surface,
as does the natural movement yinward during this time of year
Chaos also awakens our fears, and sobers us up to our vulnerability
Beneath the headlines, what does the location of this latest
calculated and methodical act of violence
have to say to us about the times we are living in?
Let us not forget the metaphor of people not knowing how to emote . . .
Can we feel empathy for their sense of not fitting in,
belonging, or rage against the rising tide of the
Military-Industrial Complex that President Eisenhower warned us against?
Are we really shocked that people are finding more heated ways
to ignite the tinder-boxed system into leveling itself –
even if their desired outcome is disruptive, disrespectful,
and without regard for consequence?
Of course, violence begets more violence – which is why the ends
justifying the means kind of thinking has never been a sustainable solution
It’s kind of like taking your own life, or the life of another
In this space, your soul is in a dark place,
and becomes even more lost in an
even darker place after following this path
People who have been brainwashed to believe in the
savior complex of Martyrdom are carrying a heavy cross
The truth is you have to lay it down,
and surrender to the Divine Will of the Universe to truly be free
It makes too much sense to do it more gracefully,
peacefully, and non-violently
We need a more equitable global marketplace that invests in the human factor,
our planet, and the other creatures that live with Her
And the so-called “by any means necessary” mantra of facsism on the
right and left political extremes
Forgets the details of remembering to breathe in
the clean, fresh air of inner peace . . .
See you up the trails,