Monday, May 12, 2008

What can one person do to change the world?

What can I do to change the world? It seems that so much terrible stuff is happening, with weather, the environment, and population growth. It is overwhelming if you feel a personal responsibility about it. It makes you feel bad about having a good life yourself when you are doing nothing to "help", though you may feel that any help you give will be lost in the endless ocean of need and misery.

There are two ways to help in this world. One is practical and visible, and involves aiding, assisting, training, donating... whatever it takes.

Another way is by inspiring consciousness. The things which happen in this world are mostly a result of someone's attitude and action. There is enough food in the world, but it doesn't get through to all those who need it... there is enough arable land... we don't really need to fight wars. All these problems are caused by human consciousness, and they can be resolved by human consciousness.

So, can the individual raise the consciousness of the whole? Perhaps not single-handedly, but together, all those who are choosing a more loving, more empowered way are adding their influence and vibration to the planetary mix. This has been going on for all of human history, but now we are at a point of massive change and quantum acceleration. Whatever we do has more impact than it ever would have before.

This world is becoming a better place. See the love expressed by nations, communities and individuals in the face of natural disasters. Don't just look at the pain and suffering, look at the learning and growth, and add your genuine good will and any other positive, forward-moving or expansive energy you can express. There is much power in this.

By inspiring consciousness, we can shape the future, but we must do it now.

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