The old is gone, the new is here.
Open your heart.
What have we been living through?
What change and transformation do we so desperately need?
To see ourselves as brothers and sisters? To realize that when one suffers, we all suffer?
To know that when one child is imprisoned, we are all imprisioned?
The late Barbara Marx Hubbard shared a vision that she had as she was walking through a monastery and witnessed the change and transformation of humanity and earth. She said that she could hear the words of the ancient text, when Paul says “We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.”
The prophets all remind us that despite the outward appearances of resistance, we are being renewed day by day.
We have to take action and change our world, which is so full of hatred and racism that millions of people support the imprisonment of children.
We have to fix the horror of what has gone wrong.
We have to breathe in the revitalization of justice with the power of the love within, making sure that it pours without, giving witness to the new creation within us, knowing that the old has gone, and the new respect, empathy, compassion, understanding, and truth that we are one is here.
We have witnessed the former things, the hatred and the division that has obviously transfixed many hearts, but now it is time for the greater good of graciousness to evolve, with an undivided heart and a new spirit of humanity that welcomes all, blesses all, restores all.
We have to breathe past appearances and cultivate a cultural shift that will release what once bound us to selfishness, self-centeredness, greed, and confusion, so that we will serve everyone, uplift everyone, prosper everyone everywhere in the new way.
We can release what once bound us to the pandemic of ignorance, shame, division, and fear, by giving way to the wholeness of peace, determination, love, compassion, empathy, truth, strength, creativity, and deliverance of liberty and justice for all.
We can move beyond the box of our former selves and the handcuffs of rigidity so tightly wound to prejudice and hatred, and be bold enough to be the spirit of a new way, one that recognizes all as human, all as entitled, all as privileged, all as purposed in the highest calling of the greater things that we are summoned to be,
all as free.