What if when you woke up this morning, you found a whole new world? What if the magic carpet ride with unbelievable sights and indescribable feelings was real, and you could climb aboard anytime. Would you come along?
What if your dreams are guiding you as to how to see this whole new world? People you run into unexpectedly, street signs, weird thoughts that pop into your head are all messages on how to reach this brand new world?
What if in this new world, you find magic and miracles. The flowers blooming in colors so vibrant, you almost need to shield your eyes, and the brilliant skies make you stop and stare in awe.
What if it is only your beliefs and limits you place on yourself that keep you from seeing this world? We have the power to see this whole new world now, to feel the truth of how we are all capable of loving beyond borders, to understand that everyone we meet, we are to help in some way.
I can see this whole new world, now.
I can feel the care we take in treating our animals with respect and dignity, the cleanliness and wholeness of our foods, the honor of our natural wonders – the oceans, forests and the sacredness of our land.
I see a place where cooperation and compliments replaces competition; where love replaces fear. In this space, we love ourselves and each other so deeply, that our addictions have nothing more to teach us. That we give ourselves everything we never received, instead of looking for it from another. That the one who was abused, neglected, judged and taken advantage of, is loved so deeply, there is no space left for blame.
A place where all our children are raised equally, fed and clothed. One is not viewed as being better, for being stronger or smarter. That we look at all of our children with how we can help them have the best experience they can, for they are the ones who are already living in this brand new world, and are here to help us see it for ourselves.
In this whole new world, we know that each time tragedy and terrorism strike, we look for the helpers. And we keep our hearts open, so there is no more need for these atrocities as a reminder to love one another with reckless abandon. We send love to everyone, even those we feel have wronged us. We open our hearts to the person we see crying beside their car because her mother is dying. To the child being bullied because of how he is different. To the person in front of us in line at the post office because we have no idea of the suffering they have endured.
In this new world, the colors are brighter, the laughter is abundant. We trust ourselves because we know that what we used to see out there – the hatred, lies, bigotry, racism – all the labels we used to place on ourselves and others, but have no place in our brand new world. We celebrate our differences. We love our bodies, our minds and our hearts no matter what.
Will you take the first step within yourselves, your families and communities? Is it not time to come aboard this magic carpet ride? This is your invitation.
One one heart, one light, one person at a time.
This whole new world is already here. We just need to open our eyes, and follow our hearts.