Thursday, January 19, 2006



I suspect that some of the individuals we call “insane” may be tapping more deeply into this sense of what we’re doing to the earth and ourselves. And they just can’t take the pain. Is this attempt to communicate always there and we’re drowning it out with drugs and objects? Or think it’s the devil tempting us and run screaming to the nearest fundamentalist house of worship. Oh, there’s a devil all right. It’s called fear and we’re choking on it.


I’m still a little overwhelmed by what happened this morning and frankly it scares the hell out me. I’m getting an overwhelming sense that the scales are tipping and it’s not in our favor. I’m also convinced that the answers we need won’t be found in the organizations that run the churches, mosques, synagogues, ashrams or political parties. Too many groups are too invested in defining who belongs and who doesn’t. Too worried about what might be happening the bedrooms and not enough about what is happening in the boardrooms. Too tied up in the power games. Too busy screaming that they have all the answers that they can’t even hear the questions. So damned scared that if someone else gets a little “more” of something we’ll end up with “less.” Somehow we have to tap into the individuals that realize that the balance needs to be righted. That if we stick to what really matters, there is enough to go around.


We matter simply because we are. Each of us is unique. Each of the over six billion people on this planet is unique. No one is expendable. And I think that’s what scares us. The refugee in Darfur is just as unique in the universe as President Bush. And just as special. What we can’t seem to admit is that the whole universe matters simply because it exists. Too many are chasing things that they believe will make them better somehow. And so many have so little that just surviving takes everything they have.. One group can’t make the time to look up and the other group can’t find the extra strength.


I know that getting everybody to join hands and sing Kumbayah isn't going to solve the problem.But, I'm not going to give up, I've got too much riding on the outcome of this little thing we call life and so do the rest of us.


tenyearnap said...

Hey Jackie--You are like a lightning rod right now. I hope you remember your dreams tonight while the Earth is speaking through you.

"The balance needs to be righted." Yes, it does, my friend.

lisaram1955 said...

This is fascinating, my friend.  Of course, I can't relate beause, as I've said, if there's a thinness in the veil it's nowhere near me.

I honestly think that you have tapped in to that Celtic spiritualism into which you have immersed yourself over the last few months.  The people who wrote those lovely prayers and devotionals obviously knew something that we don't.  Had a connection that we have lost...or never had.

We need to talk about this...  Lisa  :-]  

toonguykc said...

I'm counting on you -- and people as smart as you --- to be this planet's last defense.  Meanwhile, I'm going to be drinking beer and peering through the blinds.  Yikes.


globetrotter2u said...

Thought provoking entry.

I do believe however, that this little piece we call life is just a tiny fragment of a much bigger piece of who and what we ultimately are. We are souls having a human experience so to speak.

I have had freaky things like that happen to me too. It stays with me for days. I think we sometimes touch on another plane when these things happen. We limit ourselves to our 4 senses because we've been programmed to do so. There's definitely more. Following my intuition at times has proved that to me.