Occupy 2012

Happy New Year everyone!

This morning as I logged into Facebook and read status updates, there were a few of the expected “oh my god I am sooooo hungover) status updates, but aside from that – I noticed a lot of optimism about the possibilities 2012 holds.  This makes me very happy.

I’ve noticed something, and I’ve spoken with a number of other people who feel something similar: there is a current of energy in the air right now.  I feel a distinct sensation of there being a cosmic window, of sorts, that has opened.  A mystical worm hole, in a way – that if you will just do what it takes to step through it, massive forward progress will happen at an astounding rate. It’s a window that is open now, and it will close soon.   Do you feel it too?  Do you feel a particular urgency to get moving on a project right now?  There is an energy that’s beckoning us to get our asses in gear and do some awesome things – NOW. That’s one of the reasons I took up a pen name – it’s time to write with my full voice, without censure.

Speaking of speaking without censorship and speaking without cesure – I’m going to brag and call you to action: My first financial transaction of 2012 was a donation to the Wikileaks / Julian Assange defense fund.  So should yours.  If you are reading this, there’s a good chance that you are a fellow lover of truth.  Wikileaks is one of the few forces in the world that has done anything to hold the major power brokers of the world accountable for their actions.   You deserve to know the truth. Rise up and demand to be told the truth by your corrupt government. Take whatever measures are necessary to get corrupt politicians out of office.  And for god’s sake, support those who have make progress in tearing down the charade of lies. Send a few bucks over to Wikileaks:

Friends of Wikileaks  https://wlfriends.org/

Occupy your BRAIN and HEART and SOUL:

The Revolution will not happen from the top down. No single politician can wield a revolution. The Revolution will happen from the bottom up. It can never be a top down endeavor. You cannot mandate virtue in people.  Virtue is something that is revealed to you. It’s a spiritual epiphany to catch a vision of what it looks like for YOU to live a life of virtue. It can only be personally realized, never institutionalized.   The Revolution takes place one person at a time. It takes place when you learn to overcome fear and be honest with yourself.  Once you banish fear from your heart, your motives change  – a lot.  You see, there are only two primal forces in the world: Fear and Love. Which one is governing what you are doing and thinking RIGHT NOW? Look at the chair you are sitting in. Why do you have it?  Is it there because you are afraid of spending money on a new one, or do you truly love that chair?  Look at what you did last night. Did you do it because you were afraid, or avoiding something, or were you fully engaged and doing it because it’s your truth, being led by love?  Everything can be boiled down to fear and / or love.   The Revolution will happen as I stop doing things out of fear, and let love be my motive. The Revolution will happen when you do the same thing.  The Revolution will happen when your friends see you shifting from fear to love – they will see a new energy in you.  They will crave that energy; everyone does. The energy that radiates from a person who is motivated by love is contagious and universally appealing.  It is an inspiring and healing energy. You’ll inevitably inspire someone to make the shift from fear to love. Self honesty and honesty with one’s fellow man are the fruits of such a transition of motive.  Marriane Williamson described The Revolution perfectly:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Go, GO, GOOO!!!   Do that thing that you’ve been feeling urged to do! Take action NOW.  The time for liberation is now. This is one of the energies of 2012. Do not delay.  We are being called to rise up, cease playing small, let our light shine, and render the oppressive power structures moot.

Happy New Year!

Let’s do this.

 

 

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Paul Duane

Paul Duane is a photographer, writer, and talk show host based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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