“I am willing to see my sameness with others. This opens my awareness to oneness” Gabrielle Bernstein, Spirit Junkie Deck. I struggled with what to say tonight so I drew a card for inspiration. It would seem that the universe would like to remind us all that we need to continue to look within ourselves for those common threads we all have. That we need to remember at the most basic level, our humanity. If we want to create a better system for all then we have to start there.
I’ve often been a loner, doing as much as I could on my own and never really wanting help. From the time I was a kid, I was the one who took over the group project because I knew no one was going to do their part anyway—or they wouldn’t do it right. While it made me capable, the truth is, it made me selfish and fearful. I still have some of those tendencies, especially because I struggle with trusting people. Lately I’ve been feeling the need to reach out more. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I really feel what other people are feeling. I know there are a ton of people looking for that connection as well. We all need that contact and that sense someone understands us.
Maybe those base needs are the initial rumblings of recognizing how similar we are. Listening to that little voice can be the push we all need to start waking up. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield speaks of a critical mass of people to bring awareness. A certain number of people needed to tilt the scales in favor of a new paradigm built on understanding energy, our drive for power, breaking ancestral and personal dramas, and collaborative living. Our message in the card I drew seems to support that theory. I’ve always said we have far more in common with each other than not. So that sameness/oneness is the little spark to see things differently.
I spoke yesterday of the opportunity we have now to change the story. I whole heartedly believe that. There is no denying the world is filled with myriad disastrous events right now but I have believe it is all for a greater purpose—to break down that final wall, to lift that veil of what keeps us in this sickening pattern: fear. Even the greed and need for power that drives so many of our ill-advised actions stems from fear. We search for security in material or control over people and things and in doing so we have lost all sense of value.
It’s time to rip that band-aid off and dive in to the work of creating something new. To shed the weight of generations of imagined obligation and self-imposed debts, tests of worthiness, and striving to prove and gain. To see the humanity in everyone again.