We are living in a truly upside-down world. Everywhere I look I see division and heartbreak. People hating people. People hating the planet. People hating themselves.
When did our world become a world of hate? Or perhaps it’s always been this way and only now, with the advent of the internet with its instant global information, are we seeing the underbelly of humanity as it has always been. Are we doomed forever to be a species that places division and separation above all other human traits? The very real fear, is that if we continue with all this hatred, we will soon find that we have destroyed ourselves. Who will be left to tell the story of a species that destroyed itself and the world through all their hatred?
I’m not convinced, however, that destruction is our only fate. I have seen the good in humanity and believe that we can do better. We can do soooooooooo much better.
While fear causes us to divide, humanity is also capable of great love. Everyday we are witness to this love – in the face of a parent as they hold their newborn child; in the hand of a caregiver reaching out to bind another’s wound, in the arms of a husband holding his beloved in their death, in the voice of the advocate who speaks out on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.
I believe that Love is our natural state, whereas division and hatred are unnatural. The challenge is that for so many, fear was the environment in which they were raised, so division is what they learned. The key to healing humanity (and therefore our planet), is to heal the traumas that have caused us to divide. When we do this, there is quite naturally, more room for Love.
Healing these traumas and the fear that has caused us to divide is no easy task, but it can be done. I have done it myself, have guided hundreds to do this for themselves and have seen others find their own path to this healing. The resources available to support us in this healing are abundant – we need simply seek them out and we will find them.
The desire for healing and for creating more room for our natural state of Love is written in our DNA. We need simply pay attention to the restlessness, frustration, impatience, and longing that plague us and allow it to lead us. The Love that is our natural state will never steer us wrong. Where is it leading us? Back to our most natural and original selves. Back to Love.
Where is Love leading you?