When I was seven years old, I had a dream that the world was ending. I asked in the dream how we could prevent this from happening. I was told to gather my friends, go in search of “Lincoln’s authentic bones” and “restore them to their rightful place.” Even at the age of seven I understood the symbolic meaning of this dream and have been preparing ever since. Well, it seems that the end times are now here. Not the apocalyptic destruction of the world as some have interpreted the prophet’s words. Instead, it is the end of the world as we have known it – a world built on fear, power and control, ruled by a rich and powerful few.
I am certain the end times are upon us as I gaze out into the increasing polarization and insanity of our world. I know it more intimately by the SOS calls I am getting from family, friends, clients and students of their own world seemingly falling apart. I also see it in the many conversations with my Magdalene sisters and brothers of the chaos they are witnessing in the lives of people they love and care for. As the patriarchy (the system built on fear, power and control) approaches its final days, the death throes will only become louder. As those currently in power, those who benefit from their power, and those who have been indoctrinated by their power cling to survival, chaos will rise.
It is not for us to become distracted by this chaos, however, or get drawn into it. Instead, we are invited to tend to ourselves so that we might not only survive the end times, but thrive upon the ashes of what will remain after the patriarchy has burned itself to the ground. Now more than ever we must tend to ourselves, because:
We are not here to save the dying world. We are here to witness its destruction while supporting ourselves in building something new.
Self Care. Self Care. Self Care.
Surviving the end times while supporting ourselves in building something new starts and ends with SELF CARE. This is the greatest irony in a world ruled by those who care for no one but themselves, while conditioning us to think of everyone but ourselves. (what!?) Yep…you heard that right. To survive the dying world, we have to turn the tables on our conditioning. Instead of “me last,” we have to start thinking “ME FIRST.” In order to do this we have to look deep within ourselves for the answer to this question:
WHAT DO I NEED?
Seems simple right? Not so much. What we actually need to feel peaceful, whole, content, joyful and fulfilled has been buried under a lifetime of conditioning. Who you truly are and what you truly need is buried under a mountain of “shoulds” and “should nots.” Just pause for a moment and think of all the “shoulds” that currently govern your life. Some may be obvious, others more subtle. Here’s a simple one: “You should pay your bills on time.” Says who? And Why? Who is harmed if you pay your bill a day late, or two weeks late? As long as it gets paid, who cares? Speaking of paying your bills…another should: “You should pay off all your debts. Only bad and irresponsible people file bankruptcy.” Again….says who? In a world where money is literally based in debt and where banks are getting rich on the backs of the poor and where the system is set up to keep us imprisoned by debt…then what is wrong with saying “NO” to the system that imprisons us? Speaking of imprisonment – here’s a more subtle one – “You should be nice to others.” Again, why? If “being nice” is an obstacle to us getting our needs met, setting boundaries in our life, or keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe, then we can most certainly dispense with “being nice.”
Ultimately, surviving the end times is about extracting ourselves from that which has imprisoned us – those things set forth by the ruling (and dying) culture which have kept us from truly being free. Free people know their truth, live from that truth and refuse to be hindered by a culture or a system that would prevent them from being that truth.
First Aid for the End Times
- If we want to survive the end times, there are a few critical things that support our self-care:
- DO NOT get drawn into or distracted by the chaos of the dying world. LET IT DIE.
- Refrain from trying to fix or save a world that cannot be saved!
- Tend to your triggers. WHEN the death rattle of the dying world triggers your fears, anxieties or unhealed wounds – TEND to those wounds.
- BE 100% accountable for your own shit! Anxious? Afraid? Insecure? Threatened? Worried? Obsessed? NAME IT. CLAIM IT. Do something about it!
- CHECK YOURSELF! Don’t take your wounds out on others or try to make them someone else’s responsibility. HEAL YOURSELF.
If you need help with any of the above, that is my area of expertise! Get instruction and support through my online courses, one-on-one mentoring, read my book Authentic Freedom, subscribe to my Authentic Freedom Weekly lesson, become part of our social network, join our Teacher’s Circle. I am here for the sole/soul purpose of supporting you in unraveling from the dying world while creating the world in which you truly want to live.
Bonus Material for Empaths
If you are an empath, what I said above about self-care is of infinite importance. As empaths, we are not only experiencing our own emotions related to the simultaneously dying and birthing worlds, we are feeling the emotions of everyone else. With this, self-care becomes even more critical. Self-care that is radical in the face of our action-oriented culture. As empaths we MUST:
- Carve out time for the energies we are feeling to be transmuted and released. (this is the job we are doing for the sake of our world….and no, we don’t get “paid” (not in any material way anyway) to do this work).
- Honor whatever is happening in our bodies and emotions. NO JUDGMENT.
- Remember that what we are feeling may not be our own.
- Don’t react or try to “fix” how we are feeling. BE WITH IT and it will move. What we resist will persist.
- REST! REST! REST! NAP! NAP! NAP! Our bodies are processing deep and powerful energies and it is taxing to our fragile human systems. Give yourself a break for Goddess’ sake!
- Nurture yourself. Take time to do what you love. Read. Relax. Create. Spend time in nature. Spend time in nature! (I need this reminder! )
- If you don’t have one already, cultivate a regular spiritual practice.
- Surround yourself with loving and caring people. Dump the energy suckers! You have enough work to do without being a host for parasites too!
- Without being a fanatic – eat well. Your body will tell you what you need. No need to embrace any radical (more shoulds) diet. Just eat what feels right to your body. Also, be gentle on any body-shaming you might be tempted to engage in. Sometimes we need a little extra weight to nourish the world that is trying to be born through us.
- Professor Lupin was right – a small piece of chocolate does wonders in restoring our bodies from the ravages of Dementors!
- Reach out for support when you need it! Not if you need it. WHEN you need it.
- Remember you are not in this alone.
NOTE: This is an excerpt from this week’s Authentic Freedom Weekly Lesson. The full lesson is available by subscription and includes practices for applying this each lesson. Learn more HERE.
In addition to moderating online courses, facilitating online discussions, holding local classes, (trying to) write the sequel to Song of the Beloved, creating my Authentic Freedom weekly lesson, all while putting in 15-20 hours at my side gig, I try to write at least one blog a week. But lately, I find that there just aren’t any words. There is soooooo much going on “out there” that there is hardly time to catch a breath let alone come up with some sort of inspiration or comfort to get us through the insanity.
The world as we have known it is dying and there is literally nothing we can do, but stand back and watch it implode. When we think it just can’t get any crazier, more unsavory truths are revealed. There is no way to choose a side (not that we should be choosing sides!!!!) when it seems no matter where we turn insanity and corruption reigns. Those who have benefitted from the system based in fear, power and control only cling more tightly to what they know only to find that the harder they squeeze, the quicker it escapes their grasp. In spite of their best efforts, their world is dying as a new world is chomping at the bit waiting to take its place.
But knowing all of this does not make it any easier. The world “out there” is insane! It’s been that way for a long time and it seems to be getting worse. But even in the worst of the worst there is an eventual tipping point. We are nearly there. Can you feel it? I sure can! It is enough on some days to make me want to find a cave somewhere and never come out. But, my Soul knows better. I/We are not here to escape.
We are here to be hospice for the dying world
while midwifing the new world as it is coming into form.
There is no escaping this part of our fate. Every time I threaten to head for Canada or seek asylum in Ireland, my Soul says, “That sounds really nice, but you know you have to stay here….no matter how bad things get.” Yep. I know this. Even if the puppet masters decide to push the red buttons hurling us all into nuclear annihilation I know I’m meant to be here through it all. (Fortunately I live in an area that will likely be a major target, so if the bombs are dropped, myself and my loved ones will simply be vaporized….hurray! I would choose that any day over a zombie apocalypse!)
Knowing we are in the death throes of the hierarchical patriarchal world might ignite terror in the hearts of many, but for me, I cannot wait! As the Greyjoy’s say, “What is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.” The dead in this case is not the world that is dying but the world that is seeking to be re-born. This is the world that dwells within us when we are connected with our original natures – a world where peace, justice and harmony reign and where power is equally shared by the all, not by the greedy few. This was the collaborative peace and harmony that human beings once knew when we remembered how to live as one. It is also the collaborative peace and harmony we already know when we find union within ourselves which then leads us toward cultivating harmony with others.
But all of this starts within. If we want peace in our world, we first have to find peace within. Finding peace within requires dedication, persistence, discipline, and we cannot do it alone. We need others to show and support us in and along the way. We need to know we are not crazy or alone in wanting to know peace within ourselves and to see that peace reflected in the world around us. We need encouragement and support on the days we stray from our path. And we need support in knowing how to drown out the shrieks of the dying world. We cannot save them. Neither should we try. We can only save ourselves and after we have saved ourselves (found peace within) we can reach out a hand in support for those who are coming to understand that they too want peace.
It is for this purpose that Authentic Freedom (dot) Love is expanding its service to the world. COMING SOON! In the meantime, here is a glimpse into what we will be offering and how we are hoping to support us in coming together in community as we look forward to the dawning of the new world on the other side of the storm.
In this post I share what came through in our monthly Authentic Freedom (dot) Love ZOOM gathering. As the fearful and vocal minority hasten the destruction of the world based in fear, power and control, the 5.39 billion majority are standing at the ready quietly bringing forth the new world.
We spoke last night of all the violence and hatred in our world, along with the inverted distribution of power. The 1% of the 1% seemingly making all the decisions and getting rich off these decisions while the rest of the world suffers. It is like a pyramid with a shiny gold tip – where the power brokers live and plan while the rest of us (the other 99% of the pyramid) work to make them rich. The collective outcry in all of this is “I didn’t vote for this” – meaning NO ONE wants to see the destruction of education, increasing limits on access to healthcare, and most of all – NO ONE wants to go to war.
Sadly, the latter is where we seem to be headed. Not because any of us want it – but because that shiny gold tip of the pyramid gets rich off of war – war is a HUGE money maker – for those who hold the gold and therefore are making the rules.
BUT – as we discussed last night, this is only the part we are being shown. The loud distractions and outcries of a dying system clinging to what (they think) is left of their power. Creating conflict where there is none. Directing the media focus toward “bad news” while filling our bodies with numbing foods and our sight with what “they” want us to believe is the American Ideal. For those of us who are awake, there is no one we are interested in “Keeping up with” but ourselves. And yet, as was once said about Kramer’s portrait on Seinfeld, “It is loathsome and hideous, and yet I cannot look away.”
This is what they want us to see. This is what the sleeping masses are choosing to see. And yet, this vocal minority is just this – the vocal minority. While the dying system clings to what is left of their power (the ability to make people afraid through the media), 99% (well, at least 70%) of us (the bottom of the pyramid) are awake, aware, and quietly doing our work to build the new world that will come forth out of the ash of the old world once it finally dies! AMEN!
Our children are doing their part as well. As I met with the “magical children” yesterday afternoon, I was reminded that they SEE the world. They SEE through the bullshit and they are quietly observing everything that is wrong with the current world and how they will choose otherwise when it is finally their turn.
I can tell you THEY CANNOT WAIT for it to be their turn. They already know what their world will look like – access to quality education (including college) for all, an end to prejudice and injustice, universal healthcare, and no more war.
Where the old world sees and seeks out conflict, our youth are seeking understanding.
They (the ones I know anyway) were born in a state of unity consciousness – seeing no separation between race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. They see all people as one and do not understand why the rest of the world cannot figure this out. Sounds familiar, right!?
We know our mission. We know why we are here. We are here to bear witness to the dying world and to hold the space in which the new world can be planted, take root and grow. The miracle in all of this is that much of our “work” is already done, and so much more is being done. Yet to the dying world – WE ARE INVISIBLE! As we learned last night, THIS IS ON PURPOSE. Our work is being veiled. We are being protected. We and our efforts are only being seen by those who are able to see. To the rest of the world, it’s almost like we do not exist – or at the very least we are looked upon as insane, and therefore irrelevant. But we are not irrelevant and we are here. In fact – WE ARE THE MAJORITY. As the 1% work on destroying themselves, we are quietly, peacefully, subversively planting the seeds for a new world. When we look at our world through this lens, our efforts are evident and in many cases, bearing fruit. If I’m being conservative, that is 70% of 7.7 billion –
5.39 billion standing at the ready and quietly bringing forth the new world.
And critically important for the survival of the human race.
Thank you my sisters and brothers for doing your part in bringing forth the new world – most commonly just by your very presence. It’s most often not what we do that is causing the change – it is simply who we are. Thank you!
As a first-born, Capricorn and recovering perfectionist, responsibility has always been my middle name. Whether imposed upon me (by command or circumstance) or simply chosen because it’s who I am; I have always been “the responsible” one. Lauri can be counted on. Lauri is honest. Lauri has integrity. Lauri is strong, courageous, a hard worker, efficient, and gets things done. Lauri takes good care of others. Lauri is responsible. I would agree that all of this is true most of the time. But there is a whole other layer of responsibility that I have felt beyond the day to day “getting things done.” This is a worldly/cosmic/universal/ responsibility that I have never been able to give words to – until now.
This morning, on The Cosmic Path (www.thecosmicpath.com) this was offered as this week’s Capricorn horoscope:
There’s a huge planetary cluster of planets transiting your sign, and it’s the scene of the manifesting entry into the new order. What that means for you is that you are carrying within your energy field all the properties and archetypal energies that can truly deliver us all to the new Golden Age. It will take a good two years for all of this energy to produce the physical reality it is designed to bring forth, and just about every last one of the planets partaking of this grouping now will remain here for the duration. That means, put very simply, you know something huge is happening to you, and it’s absolutely positively futile to try and define something so vast and so unprecedented. You’ll have to stand back and watch it unfold like the rest of us, even though its manifesting in you.
Ummmmmm……Ohhhhhhhkaaaaayyyyyy! In one small paragraph Stephanie Azaria describes EXACTLY the weight I have felt my whole entire life. I’m not here to have a normal Human 1.0 life. I’m here to birth something new and it is actually birthing THROUGH me. Holy Crap!
Now, before you accuse me of being all up in my ego for even believing such a thing….I can most certainly attest that this weight I have been feeling has absolutely nothing to do with ego. In fact, I just as soon join the rest of the world on the planet of denial, peacefully making love to my tonic and gin while discussing the latest fashion trends, than having to show up as a vehicle through which a new world is waiting to be born! Even if said gin and tonic opportunities had ever come my way (which they HAVE NOT), I would not have been able to, and doubt I could choose them now. Because EVERY SINGLE TIME I try to choose a “normal life” (you know: normal job, normal relationships, normal life), it is absolutely and without a doubt refused to me. And believe me….I have tried. After 100 “real job” applications and not even getting a single phone call, I have surrendered. After 100 dating sites and nothing but absolute epic fails, again, I quit. I do not get a “normal life.” Instead, it seems I have no choice but to continue slogging away at what I do best which is just being Lauri while helping people discover the love they are so that together we can create a new world.
But it is not nearly as simple as that! First off, I’m not getting rich doing this work. In fact, I’m filing bankruptcy while still wondering how I’m going to pay my basic bills this month…….all that while working 3 jobs! (3 if you include parenting which I most certainly do!) Second off, there is NO security in this work. Human beings are fickle, and few really want to invest in themselves and fewer-still want to continue that investment if it means work. Everyone wants the shiny object, the “feel good” yoo-rah-rah event or workshop, but very few want to do the hard work. And believe me, the task of healing our fears so that we can know love is HARD AS HELL. (Isn’t that a great metaphor….for in a sense, we are transforming the hell in which we are living while bringing forth from within us heaven on earth – BOOM!) Even fewer are willing to give up their attachments to what they know so that they can enjoy the only true freedom which comes from within. So yeah….exactly why at the end of Jesus’ ministry there were only a few – Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary, Joseph of Arimathea, John the Beloved Disciple, Salome, and a couple other women. The rest couldn’t handle the most difficult part of the journey which is DEATH. The death of what they had known so as to make room for something new.
And yet, this is EXACTLY what is happening, but now on an EPIC scale. Our world cannot continue if things remain as they are. At the rate we are currently going, we will destroy ourselves – if the planet doesn’t do it to us first. (For the record – the Earth always wins! She will take back what is hers if we can’t learn how to care for it. We are supposed to be the stewards of the earth….not its conquerors. ) And if it isn’t the planet we are destroying, it is ourselves. As the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer and as the middle class is quickly disappearing; as violence increases, wars on every continent, our children choosing death by suicide, etc. etc. etc. our world is imploding upon itself. Those who are not benefitting from the current model based in fear, power and control, are longing for something else. But the change we are longing for is NOT going to come from the top. It will not come from those in power or from those who are reaping the rewards of a people oppressed. Instead, it has to come from us – and that change can ONLY come from within.
And this is what I do. Every single day – first for myself – and then for others, I am helping us find ways to transform the fears that cause us to act in non-loving ways toward ourselves, toward each other and toward our planet and am turning those fears into love. It is that simple, and yet it is also that profound. The cost of this work is everything that is not in harmony with love – and for some that is a great price. I know this because of what I have personally given up for the sake of that love. But even as I stare (financial) death in the face, I can say it has been totally worth it because while there is much I have lost, there is even more that I have gained – and that is my SOUL. I know who I am. I know what my Soul needs and wants. Most of the time I am content and I feel at peace. And most importantly – I know how to love – big, deep, and true.
But even with this, my work is not complete for there are still millions of human beings ACHING for something more. Today I understand that the “something more” is love and until the world knows this love, my Soul will never be satisfied. THIS is the weight of the responsibility I have felt, perhaps since the day I was born. Thank you Stephanie Azaria for giving words to what I could not, but have known full well in my heart!
Last night I had ANOTHER apocalyptic dream. I’ve had several (many). In every dream there is a similar theme – the world around me is collapsing and myself and either a group of friends or my children are trying to save the world. These dreams always end the same – me waking up completely exhausted and hungover from the frustration over not being able to complete the dream. I am never able to do what I had set out to do – save the world.
Today it hit me!
The world in which we have been living – the one based in fear, power and control is in the midst of its own demise (cue Oingo Boingo!). It is imploding upon itself and everyday new revelations come forth demonstrating this reality. This is the world that has only served the very few and which has been built on the backs of those who have become their indentured servants. As the very few have grown in power, and their servants have become disempowered, the corruption, lies and betrayals upon which the dying world has been built are coming forth – actually, flooding forth.
Here’s an example of one that I am certain served as the inspiration of my latest dream:
A person shared on FB about the recent changes in the health insurance plan. Their deductible has increased exponentially. Mind you, this person works for one of the riches corporations in the world. I did a little research and discovered their top execs make upwards of $10Mil a year and have full benefits at no cost to themselves. It is only “the worker bees” who have to pay for their health insurance. HMMMMMMM……something is rotten in Denmark. I made this point on FB and you should have seen the people running to the defense of their employer! Ok…whatever. I got my own undies in a twist over this and henceforth came the dream.
But….here is the thing. THAT world is dying. People are waking up. They are asking questions. They are seeing the truth. And if the “worker bees” aren’t asking the questions, the very few keep putting their foot in their own mouths, revealing exactly HOW they have become so privileged. “The worker bees” will only put up with this for so long. In a hive, when the queen stops taking care of her workers, the workers hastily find themselves a new queen.
It is long past time for a new queen! And the queen is rising. In a hive, the “seed queens” are already there. The nurse bees simply locate the most viable larvae and start feeding them royal jelly. Henceforth the new queen is born. The same thing is happening in our own world. The queens are being made ready to take their place as leaders of the new world. These are the women and men who carry a vision of love instead of a vision of fear. These are the people who desire a world where the needs of the many are favored over the needs of the few and who understand that if we don’t start taking care of this planet we live on, it will destroy us so as to save itself.
These new queens are not only grown-ups. They are the children who came here expecting a world that is one, only to discover a world that is divided. They know they cannot “fix” the broken world. Instead, they long for its demise so they can build the new world that already resides within their heart. These are the Gen Y and Gen Z kids that the dying world fears – calling them lazy, irresponsible and screen addicts instead of honoring them for the amazing gifts they are bringing to our world. I for one LOVE these kids (Cue The B52’s)!
It is for the sake of these new queens and the new world we are called to bring forth that I am here. I am not hear to fix, save or heal the dying world (let it die!). I am here to birth something new and I AM NOT ALONE!
As it turns out, Michael Stipe was somewhat of a prophet when he penned the lyrics to the popular REM song, It’s the End of the World as We Know it….and I Feel Fine:
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn. World serves its own needs, dummy, serve your own needs. Feed it off an aux speak, grunt, no strength. The ladder starts to clatter with fear fight, down, height. Wire in a fire, representing seven games In a government for hire and a combat site. Left of west and coming in a hurry With the furies breathing down your neck Team by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped. Look at that low playing! Fine, then. Uh oh, overflow, population, common group But it’ll do. Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed, Dummy, with the rapture and the rev-‘rent and the right, right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light Feeling pretty psyched. It’s the end of the world as we know it….
And I feel fine!
How did Michael Stipe know in 1987 that this is EXACTLY where we would be today?
As a nation, we have never been more separate than we are now (except maybe during the Civil War). Beyond our nation, we have sowed the seeds of separation worldwide. We now stand as people against people, nation against nation, religion against religion, gender against gender, race against race, etc. etc. etc. As many prophets have told us, (Jesus, Abraham Lincoln), a nation and a world divided cannot stand. What we have witnessed in the past week is this world of separation in its collapse.
While it is terrifying to watch this world crumble, this is the hope that I cling to:
That out of this division, UNITY will arise.
That after all is said and done we will come together as a people, as a nation, as a world. Because if we do not, it will not only be the end of the world as we know it, it will be the end of us. If we do not find a way to transcend the fear and separation that has built the wall between us we too will meet our demise.
Unity or Division – it is our choice.
I, for one, am choosing union and here is how you can do the same:
Cultivate unity within yourself. Identify all the places within yourself where fear rears its ugly head and find ways to heal, transform and even release that fear. Find out who you are, what your gifts are and how you are called to use these gifts for the sake of your own fulfillment and in service to the world. (Hint: I can help you with that.)
Cultivate union between yourself and others. Get to know other people, other races, other religions, other nationalities, other cultures, other anything! At our heart, we are more similar than we are different. At the end of the day we ALL want the same things: food on our table, a roof over our head, clothing on our back, a safe place to live, meaningful work.
Exercise compassion, empathy, understanding. Put yourself in the shoes of “the other” and walk around a bit. See what it feels like to be poor, hungry, abused, deprived of your rights and liberties.
Stand up for the rights of others. The Golden Rule works well here. How would you want to be treated? Treat others with the same dignity and respect.
Show others how to do the same.
This is how the new world of Unity will arise out of the ash of the old. What will be your choice? Unity or Division?
If you are interested in choosing Unity, please check out the programs and services of Authentic Freedom Academy. And if you are in the Oshkosh area, please join us for our One Tribe Gathering, Monday, February 6, 2017. Details HERE.
Yesterday I was given a very important reminder: the world that is dying is not my concern.
Before you get your activist undies in a bundle, please allow me to explain:
For 5000+ years, we have languished under patriarchal rule, defined here as that which has been based in fear, power and control. This cultural paradigm has harmed all of us – women, children and men alike. This paradigm has deprived us of the inner wisdom and knowledge of the feminine, along with the feminine gifts of gathering and building through cooperation and collaboration, with an eye toward peace and harmony. This paradigm has also deprived us of the holy aspects of the masculine traits of guardianship, provision, protection and support.
This world, based in fear, power and control is dying. It is in the midst of its own collapse and it needs to die.
As we look out there toward the dying world, it is easy to get caught up in our reactions to those things we believe will cause us harm or deprive us of certain rights and liberties. It is easy to jump to conclusions about the meaning and outcome of certain actions and events. We are tempted to cast judgment, which then triggers our anger and fear.
All of these reactions tempt us away from the Truth – that all of those things we see “out there” that are arising out of fear, power and control, are merely the old world in its death throes. Giving our energy, attention and reactions to the dying world tempts us away from the job we are supposed to be doing – building the new world.
If you are reading this blog, you are one, among millions, who are here to help build the new world. Period. We are not here to rescue the old world. We are not here to stitch up or bandage its wounds. We are not here to administer medication so the old world can put off its necessary and long overdue death. We are not even here to watch. The world that is dying is not our concern.
Instead, our mission on this planet is to build the new world. We do this by holding our attention and focus on the vision of what we came here to create, not allowing anything to distract us from this vision. We do this by connecting with and gathering with others who are also called to build the new world. And we do this by holding space for those who are ready to leave the old world behind and join the movement that is intent on building something new.
If you live in or near Oshkosh, WI, join us on Monday evenings at 6:30 for our One Tribe gatherings, where we support each other in building the new world. Authentic Freedom Academy. 1103 School Ave. Oshkosh.
And chomping at the bit….
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. And the time we’ve been waiting for is NOW!
The world as we have known it is on its own journey toward oblivion. That which has been established in fear, power and control, is in the midst of its own collapse. This system that has proven to be unsustainable is imploding upon itself.
In the midst of this collapse, a new world is already being born. And WE are the ones building it.
This new world is not coming from those who have held the power. It is not coming from anyone or anything that is on the top of a hierarchical ladder. It is not coming from the Church, government, or any corporation, institution, or entity who has benefitted from a world built on fear, power and control.
The new world is coming out of the masses – the tired, the poor, huddling masses of humanity who have grown tired of war, tired of violence, tired of those systems that are destroying our environment and making it impossible for many to receive their very basic needs for food, clothing, shelter and safety. We are tired.
But out of this deep exhaustion, a collective vision has arisen. The vision of a better world – the world that we know we came here to make real.
We are here. And we are ready. For the past 20 years (maybe lifetimes), we have been preparing. We have honed our vision. We have practiced our skills. We have reached out our hands and our hearts to others who share a similar vision. And we are right here among you – ready to act as a source of support for those who might fear the death of the old and the time of uncertainty before the new is fully born.
We are here to support those who see a vision for a new world and who are looking for ways to manifest that vision. We are artists, healers, counselors, teachers, advocates and activists. We are praying for the healing of our world and upholding the vision of love that will heal our world. We are here to support the transformation of our world from one of fear into one of love. We are not alone and our numbers are large.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for and our time is NOW!
If you are interested in joining this movement to build a better world, check out our weekly gatherings HERE.