Why a Personal Commitment to the Path of Peace Can Change the World
by Jade:ll:Cathy Chicoine
How can we apply our creative genius to writing a whole new story for ourselves and for humanity? How do we create a reality that looks more like a dream and less like a nightmare? We do this by knowing our true power and by wielding it wisely. I am going to suggest as something to try on, that it is accomplished by personally committing to the path of peace as the true North Star by which we navigate our lives.
Each and any one of us possess the power to shift focus from the single finger pointing out toward others, back to the three fingers directed toward ourselves. All too often we turn and attack ourselves at this critical point. Key to breaking this cycle of abuse lies in bringing conscious awareness to it. These three fingers which point back may instead serve to emphasize the importance of looking inward (ring finger), guided and supported on either side by love and compassion. We can then practice generating a Zen rhythm by loving the humanity that exists within us, as the parent loving the child.
A practice that becomes even more potent when done with others.
We have the ability to redirect our primary focus of attention toward ending the wars that exist within, thereby switching our polarity and all that becomes as a result.
By recognizing that these wars are the result of the stories of our programming, be it through first-hand experiences, things handed down from past generations, or otherwise, they become ours to rewrite.
The Source of our true power is within us. Just like in the Wizard of Oz, you’ve had it all along. The ruby red slippers, a symbol for the power of life itself, alive in our blood and in the beating of our hearts.
By now I believe that many of us are beginning to understand that we are, each and every one of us, an Energetic Being, a Spirit, a Life Force Energy experiencing this physical, mental, and emotional reality through our bodies. We begin and end our rhythm journeys here with hearts beating and lungs breathing. It is true for each and every one of us.
And here is a fun fact. Did you know that there are as many, if not more, bacteria and other microbes “in” and “on” our bodies than there are actual cells that make up the human body?
Our vessels are home to a host of other living things, just as the Earth is host to us along with all the other living organisms.
Humanity, thought of as ONE whole single organism made up of billions of the individual human cells, is a powerful thought. Each one of us a drop of the great ocean of beings currently alive in this ever-changing here-and-now moment. Our personal bodies, these vehicles, these vessels, these containers, are our personal homes. They are ours to do with as we choose and for us to experience the consequences of those choices and of our actions.
We may treat them as temples or trash. It is our personal biosphere.
And this, our current arrangement, is of course a temporary one. A limited time offer as it were. For each of us bears the stamp of an expiry date. Our time to affect any change here is right now, and that, my friends, is some very powerful stuff. But, as the saying goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.” That ability to respond is ours, expressed as the gift of life which is ours to live.
Each human being, one cell of this larger body, the organism called humanity. Each a particle of this powerfully creative and destructive living breathing force, the shape of which remains in a continual state of change.
Earth is perhaps more accurately described as a terminal for arrivals and departures. If you’ve never done it before, go ahead and visit worldometers—search populations. It helps one understand. We are visiting. Everything is changing. Always.
We know we have gotten “off the path” when we catch ourselves playing out a role from the triangle of disempowerment. If you are unfamiliar with this, it is well worth looking up, but simply put, it means recognizing that the story you’ve been telling yourself, or believing from others, is just that, a story. One where we are playing the role(s) of the Victim, the Rescuer, or the Persecutor.
What do they all have in common? All three look outside themselves for their sense of self-worth.
One definition of EMPOWERED is to give authority or power to do something. By recognizing the power is within us, we become the empowered.
Is this the millenium?
Is this the century? the decade?
Is this the year? the month? the week? the day?
Is this the hour? the minute? the second?
Is this the moment?
It is. When we decide it is.
The time has come for each of us to stand upon the mountains we have climbed.
May we each know our worth and our personal power.
You are ready. I am ready. We are ready. This is what we came here for. The time is now.
If we imagine ourselves looking back at this time in history from a more distant future, may we look back with love and compassion for the selves who did better, when they knew better.
I heard the voice of Spirit sing to me one day, “Things will happen to you, things will happen around you, but lean in close and listen dear one, what matters most happens in you.”
Be the light in the dark, a particle of peace.
Happy New Now.
If you are interested in learning more about the healing support work offered by Jade:ll:Cathy Chicoine, please visit her website zenrhythmco.ca, FB page, or by direct contact at 306-717-9696.