Sunday, January 2, 2011

Shedding Skin

Happy New Year everyone. I know we over-symbolize a new year sometimes, as if by the simple changing of a calendar year we have a clean slate. Whether it's 11:59 pm on December 31st or 12:01 am on January 1st, a potentially life-changing, pivotal event is always possible. It seems however, that most of the time we're not really driving the vehicle but merely holding the reins. The fact is we're constantly renewing and shedding everything. Skin, cells, ideas, and so much more are forever falling by the wayside. What you allow to settle in their place is a matter of great significance. We're slowly, but purposely, being led away from the innate knowledge we all have inside to heal ourselves and our world. Ever so gently, a corrupt, greedy, and self-serving system is holding our hands and leading us astray. No one disputes that the BP gulf oil disaster and subsequent cover-up is anything less than the perpetuation of the aforementioned system. But how many of us look at a conventionally grown, bionic apple with that same disgust? I, for one, am taking charge, taking responsibility for my own healing. I can beat up on myself for how we let it get so bad all I want, but where's the solution? It's deep inside and I've never been more convinced than I am now. It's in my heart, my mind, and my soul. My knowledge on this topic is new and incomplete. So I ask you to join me in resurrecting the communal brilliance we once had. Let's do SOMETHING! Anything really, that returns us to our proper place amongst the living. It's within our grasp. Will you drive or just hold the reins?

1 comment:

  1. I'm in Eric. You knew I would be. :) Sue