So where on earth is a title like this going to take us?
The feeling I have to begin is this.
Consider a wall with bill posters all over it, layer after layer of bill posters. All trying to say something, sell something, project something, display something. Bright colours, big images, bold text, hooky slogans… Now I have the feeling as I write this blog, like take both hands and take them all down. Enjoy pulling them all off, all of them, every last one. Clean slate. Fresh start.
So… as you step back to gain perspective and appreciate your work, you may feel like you can clearly see without being told what to see, you are left to be.
Now I have the feeling of handing you a match.
Yep a match.
Why a match?
Because as I was walking this morning I was considering all of the corruption in the world, all the mistruth, all the dishonesty, all the abuse, all of the harshness, the anger, the war, the revenge, the complication, the holding back, the not living our true selves…
Yep. Just a casual walk 🙂
But at the same time I was walking in a very open beautiful space along side a running creek, tall trees, amazing bird life, people with their dogs talking and connecting. I was questioning to myself. What is with our parallel worlds in the one world?
How come we can live in a world with so much love yet so much of the opposite at the same time?
What does this say about the choices we make individually and collectively in humanity?
What does this say about the quality of choices we make in each moment?
And what source even provides us these two vastly different qualities of choices?
Feel free to ponder on these questions while we bring it back to the match in your hand.
A match that represents fire, truth and love.
Now given the choice to set-fire to the world, whereby you know that everything that is not fire, truth and love was going to burn down.
Would you spark it up?
What would go down?
What would burn to the ground?
It’s a big list isn’t it…?
Perhaps a little too big.
Shall we attempt to go there?
Let’s start with the big guns.
Let’s start with guns, war and everything that comes with war. Death, murder, injury, harm, separation, desolation, decimation, sadness, hurt, anger, revenge, fury, homelessness, orphans, famine, displacement, amputeeism, disease, pain, mental health issues… The list goes on with war alone.
Now how about the big C… corruption?
Where do we start with corruption, that is rife in every country around the world?
How about every dodgy deal that government has ever made that is for self gain and not the evolution of all people equally? Actually how about any choice we make that is for self gain. How about we burn down corporate greed & shonky business deals… and importantly how about we burn down our ability to stay silent as we observe or perhaps turn a blind eye to all of the corruption in the world, including charity.
Yep. we went there. How many charities are there in the world today that are making millions and millions of dollars, swindling it away, whilst putting it into corrupt research, that to date has not made much of a blip to the state of our impoverished world nor the current state of escalating illness and disease?
What else would turn to ashes?
We can go there with the big ones easily…
War, corruption, greed, abuse, violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, abuse in the catholic church, separative religious groups, slavery, sex trade, people smuggling, military services, bribery in government/international trade/business, media, journalism, drug trade, lack of enforcement of environmental regulations, mining, poverty…So much corruption in so many areas of our life and world! And the list could run for pages in detail.
But what about everything that is not fire, truth and love in the detail of our lives? Those big ones don’t always hit home enough. As often they are not in our backyard… So meh. What’s it matter to me. Doesn’t effect my life. Carry on. Functioning as usual, allowing abuse to continue.
Why is it we often wait until our own child or someone close to us is bullied, hurt, sick or even killed that we choose to do something to raise awareness about the injustices, the inequalities, the need to support people. Why do we wait for something to personally strike us before we stand up for what we feel to be true? And only then do we initiate various foundations, organisations to raise money and awareness of an issue.
This is always interesting that we in society do this. We wait to big events to rock us until we are shaken into action. We see it all the time. Terrorist attacks, natural disasters, someone sick in our family , school, work or community. It is like it has to take something that seems directly in our face to make a change and come together.
Why do we wait for issues or even disaster to strike before we make changes?
Why wait for fire to make a change?
Why wait for floods to unite us?
Why wait for winds to clean the floor so to speak?
Why wait for our earth to rumble and shake us out of our comfort zones and divides?
What if we chose to make a true foundation today?
What would it stand for?
What would our foundation want to raise awareness for?
- The fact that suicide is now 40 people a day around our world killing themselves, why?
- Would it be to say hey people, cancer is killing us, why?
- Diabetes is buckling our health system and is at epidemic proportions and still rising, why?
- Or that heart disease is the biggest killer in our world, why?
- What about the fact that we still have slavery and child trafficking today, seriously why?
- Are we starting a foundation because domestic violence and violence against women is also getting out of control, why?
- Or young peoples mental health is declining at earlier and earlier ages and more young people are self harming, maybe we should raise awareness about that, why?
What is our foundation?
What do we truly care about?
Is it possible that to bring true change to our global foundation we first have to live a very solid, dedicated, purposeful one ourselves?
What I mean by this for example is: How on earth do we expect our global foundation to go well, even with all the money in the world when we do not ourselves live the very foundation we want to see and bring to our day, to our lives personally and in respect to the all. Like really. With all the billions that have been put into all of the charities, organisations, foundations globally, how come as a society we are getting sicker and more out of balance?
We gotta look at that one… seriously.
So…we all know we innately we want to live in a loving, caring, harmonious world. That is a pretty basic common place to start. Yet the thing is, people now days would probably even argue that this is a utopian ideal. That living in a loving, caring, harmonious world is far fetched and can’t exist.
Yet I say, take your match and set light to the world and see what is left standing.
Considering all that was ever chosen for self and not all others equally will burn. Now we stand as ourselves, with humanity in the divine beauty of nature. Nothing else is imposing on us. Nobody is identified by the country they were born, because nationalism does not exist in truth. Separation between religion does not exist in truth as we are all equally love. God would never divvy us up into man hating individuals. God holds all equally.
So as we stand now, as equal sons of God in nature.
Like on my walk…surrounded by the infinite beauty that is nature. Where the sound of every bird whistle is unique. Where the myriad of different greens of the grass, trees, shrubs allows you to feel a sense of balance and calm, where the sun on your back warms you and has you surrender any tension within, as you melt into the stillness of your own body, where all worries and stresses seem to be carried away, and we are left together to simply be and feel as one. As one collective group of equal people. A knowing that is seen in the light of the eyes in one another.
What is our next step when our game has been exposed?
When the destructive, derogatory, disregarding way we were living has been wiped clear.
Where we are left with a body that holds no separation between another.
No hate, no anger, no sadness, no jealousy, no comparison, no harshness, no brutality, no abuse, no fight, no fear, no rage, no worry, no critic, no derogatory ways, no harm what’s so ever.
Simply love, truth, harmony, joy and the knowing that we are all in this equally together. Where we have returned to a natural state of being. Like the feeling we get when being with children and a new born baby. Where innocence and preciousness has been restored.
What is our next step when the choice to love or harm are so clear.
What do we choose?
What do we choose to put into our foundation, knowing that our next step is either going to heal or harm, unite or separate?
Is it possible, when we allow ourselves even a moment to consider, no matter how up the creek we are in humanity, there is always a very pure essence that remains within.
We were never born fighting, killing, abusive, greedy, selfish, angry.
We were born with a sense of innocence and tenderness.
Is it possible as we return to a place of feeling that our world is all that already. Nature is all that already, chirping away all day, waiting for us to re-connect to the very fact that harmony, stillness, love, surrounds us everyday. It is actually within us.
We are that love.
We were born that way.
So why on earth choose anything less?
Is it possible with this great responsibility and awareness about our choices when we wipe the slate clear for even a moment, we can now stand back, re-gain perspective, seeing clearly we have posted our world with all sorts of junk, and we have a united clean up job to do.
No biggy 🙂
Many hands make light work 🙂
Working together to clear up our world will be an amazing learning, it will be a joy to get to know each other, we can ask each other why we never connected earlier, why we didn’t choose to learn from our repeated mistakes earlier, like thousands of years earlier? Why we resisted responsibility for sooo long, why we avoided speaking our truth and being our true selves.
Why did we avoid our inevitable evolution?
Why wait for a mass fire to clear the way for us to live a common sense way?
We can choose a loving way today.
A true global foundation well worth investing in.
Isn’t this true education? And the purpose of education? One where we take our skills, our talents, and we put them to true use. Where we bring all of our unique qualities to the table, to our homes, jobs, lives in what ever capacity and we commit to brotherhood.
Yes, brotherhood in the true sense.
Where we live connected to our essence, the essence that knows us for the beauty, love, care, grace, tenderness, preciousness, smiley, playful, silly, humorous, wise, knowledgable, knowing, delicate, glorious, honouring, knowing, joyful, light, nurturing, powerful, sacred, still, purposeful, understanding, compassionate, deep, committed, confident… being and so much more.
As we nurture our innate qualities.
Is it possible this is living edu-care. Where we live the care we are, and bring out all that is within already. Learning from our bodies every communication, whereby we honour ourselves to the bone. Where we deeply respect and cherish our relationships with one another, our workplaces, nature, and life generally. Allowing no gaps in between, as we are purposefully committed and dedicated to a solid foundation. One that is going to support and sustain humanity to move forward and truly evolve together.
Living the true purpose of Edu-care today.