So, I’m outside all bundled up sitting on the porch having my morning coffee. It’s 7 o’clock and the sun is just rising. Watching the sun come up always gives me a feeling of peace. All the trees are bare at this time of year. Temperatures have dropped to 28 degrees Fahrenheit and frost is on the ground.
Today I’m wearing a white polyester “polar bear” bathrobe that my son and his wife gave me many years ago, black and blue-green wool scarf that I got when I was on the Marquette mining project in Michigan, black winter gloves, brown fur lined boot slippers, and the black hat I crocheted 20 years ago when I was on the Bonners Ferry water line project in Idaho. Obviously there’s no fashion show happening at this place so nicely tucked away in the wooded countryside where I am now.
The hot coffee feels warm going down and as I return the cup to the table, my kitty cat appreciates the warm glove returning to his back as he curls up on my lap, sticking his nose inside the sleeve of my bathrobe.
I’m thinking about how much the world has changed and how even deeper changes have occurred for which we have not been informed. I really do feel stories such as The Wizard of Oz and Alice In Wonderland pinpoint how blinded society has been made to be and how few of us on Earth see that. That’s the disturbing part of all of this.
And maybe even more troubling is how much I care about the outcome if the masses don’t wake up soon.
Wow! I know what it’s like to be brainwashed. I know how hard it was to break through that wall of deception that was fed to me since birth.
I know how it feels to see all my beliefs shatter right before my eyes. It’s a gut-wrenching shock, a heart break, analogous to finding out your lover is cheating on you and you’re the only one that didn’t know it. I know how much courage it took to even look much less act on what I saw. The thing is it’s time for everyone to look regardless of how much it hurts.
I take another sip of hot coffee. Kitty is sleeping peacefully on my lap without a care in the world. I watch lovely patterns of sunshine through the bare trees surrounding my area and realize that there doesn’t seem to be an answer to what the world is facing today. I know that saying people need to look past the wall of deception for the sake of generations that will follow will be meaningless to those that don’t even see that a problem exists.
We are supposed to be all ONE, right? All wanting the best for everyone, yes? All caring about the health of planet Earth – all the animals, the forests, the lands and waters, true? And yet look at the current state of the planet and its inhabitants, if you can. And then look at how much of this is utterly ignored by the masses. I wondered therefore…
What if all the people that don’t see the problem are actually of the world and the rest of us are only in the world and not of it? I’m talking about the world as opposed to Nature who does just fine without the world but the world cannot exist without Nature. The world that does not know what nurture is, as opposed to Nature that knows thriving REQUIRES and DEPENDS on nurture – the very thing about which those of the world know nothing at all.
As I finished the last of my morning coffee, I wonder how many of us are on the fence. I know how that feels. On one side of the fence there’s government, peers and family to take care of you – until they don’t or can’t. On the other side of the fence there’s government and peer pressure to keep you in the herd and so you will have to take responsibility for yourself, not caring what others think: For most, that’s a step into the Unknown! It certainly was for me.
So, for my new year’s wish in 2016, I hope for everyone who is just in the world and not of it, who hasn’t jumped the fence, to be up for the challenge. Take the jump. You are greatly needed.
Cheers and good wishes to all,