Archive for September, 2012


My Apology

If I could say anything to the world, I would say I’m sorry. I apologize for the way the government of this country throws its weight around and runs roughshod over everything and everyone in its path. I’m sorry for the injustice that runs rampant in this land, and is perpetrated in yours. I’m sorry for the idiotic show we have every four years where the whole world watches us ‘elect’ a leader based on whatever ridiculous talking points they are allowed to argue on tv, which most of us don’t care about, and the winner of which is neither what we want, or what the world needs. I’m sorry that the corporations that start out here take their poisons, terrible business practices, and horrible working conditions to your countries because they are too cheap to pay Americans a living wage and clean up their acts like good citizens. I’m sorry you feel insulted by the bourgeois mentality that coats everything American abroad, I’m insulted by it too, embarrassed even. I’m sorry for the oppression, for the bullying, for the underhanded tactics, the lying media, the reality shows, the ‘heroes’ that are really criminals, the propaganda that tells you we hate you when we don’t, the idiots they put on tv, the uneducated jackasses that spew hate and filth at the rest of the world, the dirty cops, the inflation, the poverty that is hoisted upon the backs of the people by the politicians here who for the most part are paid by corporations to vote the way they do and don’t listen to us, no matter how much we protest, write, call or boo them in public. I know those decisions affect you too. We truly have no real representation in the government with very few exceptions. I’m sorry we’ve gotten too big for our britches here, and I’m sorry you all have had to witness what America has become, the decline in our values and integrity, the unconscious way our government acts, the way our people accept all of this without standing up for you or each other, the way we are no longer a nation of brothers, of acceptance, and honor, and Love. I apologize for what we have become. We no longer deserve the world’s respect as a free and open society, because we no longer are. I want you to know that most of what you see and hear about us in the media is lies, as I know most of what we hear about you is. I want you to know that even though the government of this country is corrupt and incorrigible, that most of the people here still have a soul, we still hurt when you hurt, we still believe that people are mostly good, and we still believe in the rights of human beings to live the way they want. We don’t agree with how the government pillages the rest of the world, we want our soldiers home and our families reunited, and we want these people to leave us alone in peace too. We don’t want these bailouts, we don’t want to support the government in their dealings with the banks, we don’t want to live under surveillance all the time, to pay out the nose for fuel or power just to live. We want to be free, we want to help the world, to keep it clean, to have healthy food for everyone, to be educated, to be compassionate, healthy, happy and creative. We are not our government, but it claims to represent us, and for how we are portrayed, I am deeply sorry. I hope that you can forgive us, and I hope we live to see a day when the current regime (of the last 60 years) has lost it’s power, our true government is restored, and we are all free from hate, bigotry, poverty, and the destruction that has come to represent the USA.
∞ NamasteImage

If You Want to Change the World… Love a Woman

I just found this post on facebook and wanted to share it because it speaks to the deepest part of me.  I hope it touches you there too.  

 

When a fairly spiritual male friend of mine who had finally found and was deepening into committed relationship with his soul mate confided in me he was thinking of being single again, and in the next breath expressed his latest idea for raising consciousness worldwide, I wrote this poem.  – Lisa Citore

If you want to change the world… love a woman-really love her.
Find the one who calls to your soul, who doesn’t make sense.
Throw away your check list and put your ear to her heart and listen.
Hear the names, the prayers, the songs of every living thing-
every winged one, every furry and scaled one,
every underground and underwater one, every green and flowering one,
every not yet born and dying one…
Hear their melancholy praises back to the One who gave them life.
If you haven’t heard your own name yet, you haven’t listened long enough.
If your eyes aren’t filled with tears, if you aren’t bowing at her feet,
you haven’t ever grieved having almost lost her.

If you want to change the world… love a woman-one woman
beyond yourself, beyond desire and reason,
beyond your male preferences for youth, beauty and variety
and all your superficial concepts of freedom.
We have given ourselves so many choices
we have forgotten that true liberation
comes from standing in the middle of the soul’s fire
and burning through our resistance to Love.
There is only one Goddess.
Look into Her eyes and see-really see
if she is the one to bring the axe to your head.
If not, walk away. Right now.
Don’t waste time “trying.”
Know that your decision has nothing to do with her
because ultimately it’s not with who,
but when we choose to surrender.

If you want to change the world… love a woman.
Love her for life-beyond your fear of death,
beyond your fear of being manipulated
by the Mother inside your head.
Don’t tell her you’re willing to die for her.
Say you’re willing to LIVE with her,
plant trees with her and watch them grow.
Be her hero by telling her how beautiful she is in her vulnerable majesty,
by helping her to remember every day that she IS Goddess
through your adoration and devotion.

If you want to change the world… love a woman
in all her faces, through all her seasons
and she will heal you of your schizophrenia-
your double-mindedness and half-heartedness
which keeps your Spirit and body separate-
which keeps you alone and always looking outside your Self
for something to make your life worth living.
There will always be another woman.
Soon the new shiny one will become the old dull one
and you’ll grow restless again, trading in women like cars,
trading in the Goddess for the latest object of your desire.
Man doesn’t need any more choices.
What man needs is Woman, the Way of the Feminine,
of Patience and Compassion, non-seeking, non-doing,
of breathing in one place and sinking deep intertwining roots
strong enough to hold the Earth together
while she shakes off the cement and steel from her skin.

If you want to change the world… love a woman, just one woman .
Love and protect her as if she is the last holy vessel.
Love her through her fear of abandonment
which she has been holding for all of humanity.
No, the wound is not hers to heal alone.
No, she is not weak in her codependence.

If you want to change the world… love a woman
all the way through
until she believes you,
until her instincts, her visions, her voice, her art, her passion,
her wildness have returned to her-
until she is a force of love more powerful
than all the political media demons who seek to devalue and destroy her.

If you want to change the world,
lay down your causes, your guns and protest signs.
Lay down your inner war, your righteous anger
and love a woman…
beyond all of your striving for greatness,
beyond your tenacious quest for enlightenment.
The holy grail stands before you
if you would only take her in your arms
and let go of searching for something beyond this intimacy.

What if peace is a dream which can only be re-membered
through the heart of Woman?
What if a man’s love for Woman, the Way of the Feminine
is the key to opening Her heart?

If you want to change the world…love a woman
to the depths of your shadow,
to the highest reaches of your Being,
back to the Garden where you first met her,
to the gateway of the rainbow realm
where you walk through together as Light as One,
to the point of no return,
to the ends and the beginning of a new Earth.

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