The days of quiet ignorance are slipping away. The days of believing your voice is not important are gone. The days of shielding yourself from pain with drugs and alcohol are a total waste. The days of anger over what is broken have only made things worse. There are ways to make things better.
The days of eyes wide open are upon us. The time for awakening the power of the human spirit is now. The days of compassion and respect have arrived. The moment of appreciation for this oh, so brief time on this beautiful Earth is happening. Where are you?
Because, you are desperately needed. Contrary to the pundits and the theories of the day, contrary to generations of enslavement of all types, contrary to ideologies who long for a heaven and miss the one we are living in, contrary to everything that has told you that you are a mistake, lacking worth, and must grovel for a drop of happiness that will eternally allude you – contrary to all of that BS, there is a simple truth.
You are alive and the life that pulses through you is a gift and you have the ability to resonate with the kindness of that gift – no matter what you have done, no matter what has been done to you.
This is the moment. Today is the day. Each of us needs to wake up to the simple reality that holds us as we live and manifest the wonder and the glory of the possibility that life holds – for everyone of us, for the Earth and for those yet to come. As my dear Native friends say – for the two legged, the four legged, the creeping ones, the ones that fly, for all our relations.
Now is the time.
Acrylic painting of turtle compliments of Nikole Verde