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A Call to Arms - The Time is Now
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Listen! Brothers! Sisters! Those of you of my blood - and you all are of my blood! One people, one tribe, one heart - now be of one mind! Lend to me your hearts and minds and listen openly to the words I have for you now…
I have dreamed, night after night after night, a terrible dream. I see in my mind’s eye each night a time of great sorrow for our people, Gaia’s children, the living beings that walk, swim, crawl or fly across the face of our Mother. I see a time of thin air where it is a struggle to draw breath into your lungs. I see a time devoid of life where the tress no longer grow, the birds no longer sing, animals no longer roam, and there is no color to the world at all. Oceans sluggishly swell over the land, a thick colorless paste ridden with debris.
I see a time that makes fear live within my heart where the sun dawns black in the sky above and never shines through the day and the cries of the people go unanswered. Everyone weeps. Women birth uncontrollably against their will and men toil themselves to death and die where they stand, collapsing to the barren ground. Children scream for unknown parents and starve and are thin, pales things.
I see a world torn apart by the horrors of war. Each nation makes war on itself or against others. Greed crushes the life from our hearts and manipulation poisons the blood in our veins. Religion becomes a death sentence, regardless of the faith. The end is wrought in blazes of light, stripping everything from the surface of the world in one toxic firestorm, leaving Earth irradiated to the core and completely barren.
Our Mother has given me this horrible sight, each night chasing the one before it. Our Mother speaks through me so hear Her now! This world is aching to be healed. It will die without us.
The time is now! Raise your voices and raise your weapons and raise your energy to defend this world! It is not a time to wait or plan or ponder, it is a time to act! Each of you must take part or all is naught.
The time is now! Healers, lay your hands upon the Earth and the wounds of the old and young and the souls of the twisted – let them be healed! Warriors, gather your arms so that you may defeat those who oppress and those who steal and those who pollute and those destroy without purpose – let you be victorious!
Leaders, speak to those who seek your guidance and lead them justly and without fear and without self-gratification and with humility and with cooperation from all other leaders – let our people be united! Seers, open your mind’s eye to see the way for us so that we are not lost and so that we may be guided by our Mother and so we may stay one step ahead of those who oppose us – let our vision be certain! Tricksters, sharpen your wits so that we may remember humor along our journey and learn from our mistakes and be ready to teach lessons to those who cross us – let our people rejoice!
The time is now! Each day, across this world, horrible things are happening. Each day, we have the opportunity to make small changes to help stop these things. Each day, we can guide our actions with our conscience to ensure that little by little we end the horrible things and can enjoy more of the good things.
We can end forced labor and poverty in third world countries by insisting on Fair Trade products, buying locally produced goods, buying ethically mined precious metals and stones, and buying goods from farming or production collectives. We can end pollution if every single one of us insists on clean energy sources, recycles existing materials, insists on biodegradable packaging, insists on chemical-free farming and clothing production, insists on harder penalties for environmental violators, insists on organic farming, and insists on more efficient and thorough waste management.
We can end hunger around the world if we encourage freedom in third world countries, support charities that work freely in the most desperate countries, give extra food in our own communities to those who need it most, and raises our voices to our politicians to give aid where it is needed most. We can change the world. We can put every single bad thing that happens out of business… but only if we stand up, right here and now, and unify our energies towards changing the world.
I’m not a fluffy bunny. I’m very serious. We can change the way things are if we all do a little more. You don’t have to spend all of your money on aid charities, maybe just a few extra dollars a month. You don’t have to spend all of your waking hours crusading against crooked politicians but you had better vote in every election and you can certainly spend a few minutes a week sending your state representatives or parliament members’ e-mail letting them know your feelings on key issues. You don’t have to make major changes in your life in order to make major changes around the world.
The visions I’ve been having are very powerful and as legitimate as any other I’ve ever experienced. We’re at a tipping point, globally, where we need to start directing more energy towards fixing the mistakes of the past before they become the disasters of the present. We’re all so consumed with our individual lives – love, children, finances, school, work, chores, and hobbies. Sometimes we unintentionally isolate ourselves from the global scope of things. Sometimes we forget that what we buy, where we eat, the cars we drive, and all of *that* effects every single person in the world in some way or another.
There is a global butterfly effect. By buying cheap clothes milled and manufactured in China, there’s more of a demand. More children are sent to work in clothing or fabric mills rather than sent to school. More families are destined to live in poverty because those children weren’t educated and so they will never leave the clothing or fabric mills. By buying mass-farmed meat there’s more of a demand and more cows are pumped full of growth hormone and slaughtered in inhumane ways to meet the demand.
As children of the Gods, we can re attune ourselves to the energy of the global community. We can feel their needs. We can send our energy to help our brothers and sisters. We can pick up the fight and finish it once and for all. We can make the upcoming changes everyone seems to be squawking about *positive* ones. Not without effort and not without each other, of course…
So what now?
Will you heal? Fight? Lead? Teach? Listen? Foresee? What will you *do*?
I, for one, will heal, fight, and divine. I will start now to work each day towards a future where the sun does hang black in the sky and our Mother does not lay dead beneath our feet. I challenge you, each day from here until the stars no longer shine, to join me in this task. Each and every single one of you. I challenge you to share my words and take action.
The time is now.
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