I like saying Happy Holidays. I love looking at other cultures, too. Having knowledge of other cultures is part of world peace. Embracing the world, as I call it. All cultures have something unique to offer.
This was the first year I didn’t put up any decorations. I didn’t feel like it. It was not that I was depressed or anything, I just feel different. I feel more at peace this year than I have ever felt. I can feel people all over the world wanting peace and love. We are starting to stand up. I see it all over the Internet. New people are coming forward with peaceful ideas. New groups are forming. Groups of new ideas, new ways of thinking. Right now the media has us focus on the bad stuff and we don’t get to see how many are doing positive things. We have to learn to start looking for it and shine the light on it. Organized religion has gotten people to fear shining their light, for it is a sin to be proud and boastful . Made it wrong to stand out and be different. We are starting to get over that. By embracing our own unique qualities. I want peace on earth and good will toward mankind all year around, not just a few weeks in the year.
I was reading about Kawnzaa, how it is not a religious holiday. It’s a celebration of culture. Recognizing and embracing the different ways of the different people who all love and give thanks in their own unique way. It makes for an interesting view on the world. We don’t all have to agree on everything, but I think we all agree on the one thing: war and violence is not the answer, it’s a side effect of the symptom. Lack of understanding is the problem. We need to understand that we are all from the same tree, just different branches. I think we are starting to recognize this and rise up, and have that peace we want.
Human beings are amazing when they join their energies together. Can you imagine what would happen if we were to put as much energy into peace and taking care of each other as we do in creating wars? Wow! I think it’s starting to happen. The people at Standing Rock are showing us it can be done! People are not waiting for others to solve their problems, we are coming up with solutions.
That is why we are working to make this a non-profit organization so it can grow and build on itself. The people who want our help the most are stressed out enough over financial matters. We want to change that. We believe once people catch on to what we are doing, it will grow. It will become self-perpetuating. To have a retreat where an individual or a group can come and get back in touch with nature and Mother Earth. To find their grounding and become stable again. Connect with your roots. Learn new methods and coping skills. To look inside for the answers they seek. Use their imagination.
Love and Light