“True, This! –
Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! – itself a nothing! –
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Caesars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! – Take away the sword –
States can be saved without it!.”
-Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Conspiracy, 1839
Words have power. Backed by Love and Light, they can stop chaos in its tracks, sending it to its knees.
‘The world has gone mad’ is a phrase I’ve heard a lot lately. Political officials worldwide have rejected authentic leadership for self-serving interests; basic human rights have taken a backseat to corporate interests; open season has been declared on those who don’t “look right”, or who refuse to tow the party line for big money.
Journalists are being jailed, wars are being waged for dollars, and all kinds of prejudices – against religions, genders, races, and sexual orientations – are coming to the surface.
But there’s another trend happening right now. I felt the urge to write about it after reading a plethora of articles by women and men from all walks of life. The specific topic of these pieces was feminism, but what struck me was that, in the face of a few people’s insistence on being sexist, many more were rejecting this attitude.
This got me to take a deeper look at all the issues we’re currently facing, and what I found was this: a common thread of standing up against injustice is emerging in this world.
The negative, blaming, self-serving bluster that seems to be everywhere is in actuality being confronted everywhere that it is.
That’s an important distinction to make.
The world has not gone mad. Instead, the madness that is inside of those to whom we have ceded power has been chased out of hiding by our collective decision to take that power back.
So I say to you this: Fear Not. When negative forces declare open season on the Light of justice it is not because they have somehow gained the upper hand; it is because all of their hiding spots have been revealed. All they have left to do is walk openly among us. They attack us because they are afraid of our Light. They know that we will use It to dissipate the darkness of inequity and intolerance.
Fear not, for things are not getting worse. They are getting revealed. Only that which is revealed can be healed.
In my lifetime I have seen hate fall to pieces within a matter of seconds of my refusal to be cowed by it, and arrogance crumble more times than I can count in the face of human dignity. Fear not the blowhards. So many of them have come and gone, and those of us who build our houses on the Rock of authentic human relationships still remain.
Fear not the last hoorah of the inauthentic, for they yell their meek insults now from the corners that we have relegated them to by our courage; by our insistence on our inherent dignity; and by our sheer Force of Will. Remain unshaken by their ignorance. It is but a choice that is leading them into their own abyss. It will be our Divine Love that will one day help them rise again in peace, when they have finally recognized their own folly. So fear not these oppressive forces, for when our fear ends so too does their power to oppress.
Peace, sovereignty, and an authentic form of unity that respects each person’s unique gifts will be our rewards for never stopping. For never shutting up. For always standing back up again after every injustice that knocked us down. It’s here now, this move into a world of cooperation that values people over profits, posturing, and false prophets. The ball is rolling in the right direction, and with each secret that we refuse to keep, with each outrage that we choose to confront, with each fear that we decide to face, we roll this beautiful planet faster and faster towards the Light of universal freedom.
“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel
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