I am discovering more and more additives and other non-food items in foods commonly sold in the majority of restaurants and markets in this country. I have witnessed and experienced how that has affected our health. I have a desire to see change in this particular status quo.
There are more and more homeless people from the ENTIRE gamut of circumstances that are suffering on multiple levels in their lives and on top of that experience the projection of attitudes towards the homeless from the general populace. I have a desire to see change in this particular status quo.
I am seeing many practices of factory based and other mass production operations that treat their assets and relationships like THINGS - animals, farms, people, ideas, communities; where to solve a problem, or address a human need; we rely SOLELY on logic, statistics, and manually finding a one-methodology-fits-most static approach to address these needs. I have a desire to see change in this particular status quo.
I am seeing all sorts of products out in the market at prices that we think we can afford, or are at the "right" price to fit our budgets that are mass-produced elsewhere and taking resources for granted, at the expense of others and our living environment; in pursuit of goals we think we need to live comfortably and happily, while only contributing towards all the issues and unsustainable industries we have our there, including the "industry of ourselves". I have a desire to see change in this particular status quo.
I am seeing how there is so much activity around us, that we ourselves co-created that require us to parcel out our time, contributing towards a busier and busier lifestyle, filled with various forms of stress; and yet we never seem to satisfy all of our hearts' desires, and living a life that is full of passion, joy, bliss - commonly known as the 9to5 lifestyle; or the always overloaded to-do list; as well as many services and products we need to buy to live our lives. I have a desire to see change in this particular status quo.
I am seeing how all around us, there is information and mis-information of all sorts that contribute towards our mind chatter; fear; insecurities that constantly utilize our information infrastructure to BOMBARD us with information that seems to put us in constant "alert" mode or "crisis" mode, or "gotta-constantly-keep-up" mode. I have a desire to see change in this particular status quo.
There is so much political turmoil going on right now that does not look anything like what any of us imagined our leaders to be, nor do the interests seem to serve in any ways that actually serve us on our level. There is a lot of campaigning, lobbying, outreach; and other activities that contribute towards a widening gap between the active players in the politics and the general populace. I have a desire to see change in this particular status quo.
Of all, there is a lot of soul-seeking; apathy; existence within each and every one of us where we have been only surviving for ourselves and for the people we care about; where we seek relief and hope from external events; and come up with all sorts of beliefs on the wheres and whys for anything; that is contributing towards our collective TURMOIL and SEPARATION. I have a desire to see change in this particular status quo.
There are many more scenarios I am witnessing and experiencing that I have not listed here, and I know that all of you will come up with something to add. The common thread is that each of us has something that we would like to see a change in those particular status quo. The difference on why we have this awareness is because we realize that there are levels of consciousness and engagement with life that has the unlimited potential to inspire change that we desire.
I witness more and more people everyday who are conscious about these issues, or at the very least, is getting tired of something that is going on in their lives, and has varying desires to see a change in the status quo, and feels helpless to do anything about it, because it is just established too firmly in the mass quantities of status quos.
What if I were to tell you that despite all that there is out there saying otherwise, WE, the people, little ol' US, the everyday-person, general populace; actually have such ability and power to realize change that even the mainstream media outlets cannot deny, ignore, or dismiss?
I've been inspired and encouraged upon reading news in one particular area of personal interest (the food industry) where it was indeed regular people who forced a few large corporate conglomerates to make a rapid change in their practices. I have also been inspired by all the grassroots, community efforts to increase our level of consciousness, awareness, and engagement with Life, started by everyday people, attended and championed by everyday people, and making impactful changes.
I really do think that WE can inspire change. Not just hope, not just pray, not just MAYBE. WE CAN. WE ARE WORTHY OF MAKING WAVES.
Now, I am not proposing that anybody join a cause of mine, or that I am going to be in charge in the more traditional style. I am proposing instead, that WE help another cause that is gaining traction all over.
Someone I admire, Neale Donald Walsch, amongst others have started a movement called Evolution Revolution that has this exact goal in mind. It has my exact over-arching goal in mind; and the people behind it are inspired people just like us. We do not have to do anything risky off-the-bat, but can choose to; we do not have to make sacrifices right-off-the-bat; we do not have to go into an uphill struggle. None of that.
Imagine if in less than one month, we see on the news something that has caught the mainstream media by storm - a single document with 1,000 words that speaks to our collective desire to see some form of change in this world; and that YOU were involved in making that happen without monumental effort!
Our desire to see this change; increase our level of consciousness; and increase our level of engagement with life is not tied to any singular political party, cause, belief system, religion, or particular community or common interest. It is BIGGER than all that, it involves ALL OF US, regardless of who we are.
So, here is what I propose. You will find here linked here a website to check out, that lays it all out - the Evolution Revolution. Please check out that website, sign up to join it, and download and print out any amount of copies of the document titled "The 1000 Words That Will Change The World", and distribute it in your communities on March 12, 2015. Only do this if the words there resonate with you, or "jive" with you, or "appeal" to you. Only do this if you feel called to it. I plan to print out at LEAST 100 copies, if not more, and place it on various bulletin boards, my blog, my social network profile, community places around Albuquerque, and hand out in person to people I meet out on the streets; or even put on people's windshields if it feels tactful. Everywhere I go on March 12, I will have these copies with me, ready to give out.
My dear friend, Red, is going to have a meeting amongst a few of us about this and we will make plans to go forward towards how we can contribute towards the Evolution Revolution. I can feel that there are many groups and connections that would resonate with this cause, and would be interested as well.
So, please check it out!
Sometime after I attend Red's meeting, I am going to see how else I will feel called to contribute. If any of you who are reading this are interested, please let me know! Perhaps there is interest for other meetings any of us can have to plan this out together - as we all know how awesome it is to do anything as a group, and how empowering something like this can be!