It’s no doubt that we’re living in challenging and unprecedented times. At no other time in human history have so many global threats converged that threaten our very existence. Yet even as we face our darkest hour, there is ample evidence of an emerging new order; an age of wisdom, unity, peace and hope.
The rainbow is a powerful and beautiful symbol of our collective journey at this time. It has significance for many as a symbol of harmony, hope, perfect balance and unity. The rainbow is a focal point in many spiritual beliefs and its transcendent beauty captivates us with childlike wonder. The spectrum of sunlight refracted through millions of droplets of water is a perfect metaphor for the awakening of enlightenment caused by the shining light that dispels the darkness of doubt and despair.
And there’s no doubt that a need for collective awakening is needed at this time. Consider the following statement from the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality, whose distinguished members include His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, and Barbara Marx Hubbard, among other dignitaries:
“Perhaps the single most powerful event facing humanity today is a great awakening on a planetary scale that has been millennia in the making. We humans are in the midst of a profound advance as a species to a higher form of global consciousness that has been emerging across cultures, religions and worldviews through the centuries. This awakening of global consciousness is nothing less than a shift, maturation, from more egocentric patterns of life to a higher form of integral and dialogic patterns of life.
…The key to ending violence between cultures and advancing to global cultures of peace, nonviolence and mutual flourishing is our individual and collective advance as beings who live in patterns of deep dialogue. We suggest that this transition as a species has arrived at a critical turning point and that the single most important event now facing the human condition and a key to our future is this advance to awakened global consciousness.”
In other words, we are shifting from a “me” (egocentric pattern) and awakening to a “we” (collective) consciousness. There is an emerging awareness of the interconnectedness of all things, and a realization that our actions, no matter how seemingly insignificant, can have far reaching implications.
As quoted by Chief Seattle, the famous 18th Century Native American (Duwamish) Chief “All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We did not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand it in. Whatever we do, we do to ourselves.”
During this time of global chaos and transformation, we are called upon to awaken to our true purpose, and of our individual and collective potential for transformation. We are called upon to honor our gifts, passions, talents and abilities and to contribute these to the good of the greater whole.
My mission during these transformational times is to inspire more HOPE in world:
Health and Healing
Passion, Purpose and Potential
Empowerment, Engagement, Enlightenment
I impact the world by helping others dig deeper into their bigger WHY. By challenging their view of themselves, others and the world around them, participants emerge from my programs revitalized and renewed; ready to soar higher and live with greater focus, clarity and impact!
Transforming Healthcare from the Inside Out is my specialized focus on helping those who lead and heal others develop and implement tools and skills for self-care, personal mastery, resiliency and well-being.
My challenge: “if not now – when?”
Although the source of the following poem is unconfirmed, it is widely attributed to the Elders of the Arizona Hopi Nation, a Native Southwestern American people who have long-held powerful and sacred messages for this time in human history. Regardless of the source the message is simple and powerful: humanity is at a crossroads and we have choices to make; to support the transformation of a sustainable new world, or suffer in the destruction of the old one.
We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For
You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour. Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour And there are things to be considered: Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth. Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader. This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
Now more than ever we are called upon to express our gifts and live our dreams. Our world is transforming and the unique and special contribution you can offer can make a difference in ways that you’ll never know unless you allow yourself to shine. As Marianne Williamson says “when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
You are being challenged, as Eleanor Roosevelt so eloquently states: “to believe in the beauty of your own dreams!” Our future depends on it!
p.s. the photograph above of the arch is Rainbow Bridge, one of the natural wonders of the world. It is located in Southern Utah and is the largest natural bridge in the world. Rainbow Bridge is considered sacred by the Navajo culture as a symbol of the deities responsible for creating clouds, rainbows and rain – the essence of life in the desert. My husband and I had the privilege of visiting this site a few years ago during one of our many hiking adventures in the southwest.