When You Wish Upon a Star

I am reminded of the many times I have waited during the silent night, to witness the magnificence of our sky in action as it transverses its orbit.   Our sky is a little piece of heaven that rotates around our planet, a teacher to us of majesty and mindfulness.  In those rare moments when you are thrilled with a shooting star, or the planets are in a special type of alignment by design, we feel safe because the  repetitive patterns assure us that what has been will circle around again.

Regardless of what the times may look like, we are simply seeing the decay of the old.  The real truth is that we are creating opportunities for humanity to respect all people, and for governments to stop the power-over model and realize the shared power of equity for all. Never forget that like stars in the sky people are the power on earth, and all else falls away as illusion until we are finally able to hear the songs of the heavens being sung exquisitely by those who have become enlightened before us.  Meanwhile, they prompt us to lay on our backs and look up into the sky.  As we fall into the peace of the darkness and begin to feel the connection to everything we know, we know the real truth of our present reality. We are One Whole.

We are the healers, the change makers, the stable archetypes that will guide us ever forward.  Within our deep and quiet moments we are cocreating a new reality.  Watch for the shooting star!  It might be your own brilliant idea for social change.  Its light will guide you home.

The blood red blue moon on January 30th inspired this article. Peace. Rev. Cassandra

The Gordian Knot in 2018

Feb 3, 2016 – The term “Gordian knot,” commonly used to describe a complex or unsolvable problem, can be traced back to a legendary chapter in the life of Alexander the Great… The saying “cutting the Gordian knot” is now commonly used to describe a creative or decisive solution to a seemingly insurmountable problem.

Today we live with complex issues, and as Sacred Activists and people who are coming together in communities dedicated to solving societal problems some days it feels like we are tangled up in an impossible situation.  The question is “how do we change something for the “good of the whole” when the opposition faction has created a power-over the people of the world?

There are many wonderful organizations forming around the world that afford us opportunities to brainstorm solutions, and to work in both the physical and the etheric realms for constructive change.  Recently I visited We, the World and saw that they have 11 Campaigns For Change.  They are: Theme of Unity, Interdependence, Environment, Economic Justice, Health, Children and Youth, Women, Human Rights, Freedom, Disarmament, and Peace.

I liked the way they broke down what their organization wanted to support.  I compared their ideas to those of beloved Barbara Max Hubbard’s Wheel of Cocreation,  in which 12 sectors exist in which dynamic change could create a better world for us all:  Justice, Health, Spirituality, Infrastructure, Environment, Media, Governance, Relations, Arts, Economics, Science and Education.

For a couple of years I have been working on my 2nd book:  365 Days of Affirmations for Sacred Activists.  As you can imagine, the outline created by others working for social change has been instrumental in how I chose to approach my project.  Oh yeah, I took a year off because the emotional toll of staying in the painful dysfunction of these sectors was too much to bear.  But I am back at work now.  The emotional toll, however, is part of what ultimately inspires us to create change.  And that is what the Gordian Knot is to me.

Alexander the Great simply cut through the knot, cheating the intellectual challenge, but we, as individuals who seek to cocreate a better society for humanity cannot cheat, we have to arrive at creatively solved problems, or at least steps that will take us toward our destination.  Toward that end it occurred to me that I could research groups that might help my readers connect with people of like-mind.  I’ve begun that process already, so today I want to add a few groups to my list of organizations who are working within the emerging evolutionary impulse.

I was listening to a Jean Houston telecom and she was sharing her thoughts on the “entelechy”, which she calls the soul’s code.  Entelechy is a philosophical realization of  that which makes actual what is otherwise potential, to make the description short and sweet.  As I listened I wondered what I could accomplish if I allowed myself to be in loveships instead  of relationships.  Love is an entelechy’s language. This then would serve the impulse of love within us all.  And hopefully, we would be able to make actual what is currently potential in the social systems of the world by approaching systems change with the love from our soul’s coding.

Relationships imply commonality, but may not be as closely connected as a loveship experience with another or others in a group.  The soul’s code then supplies opportunities for us to find each other, to gravitate to groups where we will find one another, very likely those of us who are able to work well together and are willing to create applications in the world that others can build upon as change becomes reality.

So with that thought I offer you a few more websites that I have either visited before, or that looked interesting and in alignment with our collective desire to heal that which is broken in the world.

 

 

Greatnonprofits.org (excellent research site)

Stopcrueltynow.org  (Humane Society)

Black Lives Matter.com

PachamamaAlliance.org

The Jean Houston Foundation

Anodea Judith, Facebook

World Poverty Project (WFP.ORG)

LoveHasNoLables.com

Fellowship for Intentional Communities (www.ic.org)

Evolutionary Collective, founded by Patricia Albere 

PeacePentagon.net  (the Hub) based upon Barbara Marx Hubbard’s work

With an open heart I thank you for reading these posts and I encourage you to check out any of the organizations I reference for your attention.  Again let me say that I would welcome any organizations you know of that should be brought to the attention of other Sacred Activists.  We are all in this together and, in fact, that is the only way we are going to be able to untie the Gordian Knot.

Rev. Cassandra Martin

 

The clock is ticking down…

but not in the way you may think.  I am here to tell you that citizens must protest and begin a challenge to existing law (Constitutional) that keeps politicians from shutting down the government’s budget as a political maneuver to force the other party to give them what they want.

For those of you who love the co-creator’s wheel, Government is a hot topic since our President was elected.  We all have an opinion about where we find ourselves and our children under this administration.  And still I say that we cannot let this type of political hostage remain legal.  There are ways to bring the whole system into balance again.

What if those of us who were passionate about government were to brainstorm ways that we could begin to push back?  For instance, any college teaching Constitutional Law might be talked into using their students on an extra credit basis to research a legal challenge regarding the way Congress uses the Budget’s renewal as a legal tactic to get what their party wants, and what they believe the President will approve.

The issue with DACA, and the deadline for those raised in our country, who know no other homeland, and yet our government is threatening eviction, so all of these precious people’s future is on the line tonight.  Our cocreator groups are people who are compassionate, live within the model of loving good will for all living things, and we are passionate about finding a way to use our gifts and skillsets to change the broken systems.

And, we are not the only ones who are sacred activists.  Many of us have joined several groups because we are complex individuals and we nurture ourselves by participating within groups of like-mind. We are a force that is waiting to move into action.  Not only is this possible it is desperately needed that we work within our passion and personal purposes to do the work we were born to accomplish.  This is the time we have been waiting for, my beloved sisters and brothers.

Let’s use another example, the environment is tortured.  Not only that, I read about the amounts of radioactive material that is allowed by the government, and trust me when I tell you that you should enter your zip code and find out where your local water sources stand.  Go to EWG.org.  Check it out, I think you will like the website.

In order for us to become the best at what we want to accomplish we have to learn from those who are already in the field that we have an interest in, and then we can rally around the goals we have as change-makers.

I am currently working on a list of resources for us to review.  And, I encourage you to get in touch with me if you find other resources for us that I can post.  We do not want to keep our resources to ourselves, obviously, and we already know that the time to plan in now.

Lastly, let’s not forget that we need to renew our energy and stay focused on remaining calm while we do this work of the ages.  I have a few website/facebook pages for you tonight.  All of these groups are online.  You will recognize many of them.

  •  Google+ Group:  Spiritual Consciousness

  •   Google+ Group: The Wisdom Factory.de

  •  Soul Self Living.com

  • Good of the Whole on Facebook.  We all know this fabulous site.

  •  Milagro World Center on Facebook.  Ditto.  Our sister and brother are the cocreators of this beautiful resource.

  •  The Source of Synergy on Facebook

  •  Humanity’s Team, yeah team!

  •  Evolutionary Leaders In Service to Conscious Evolution on Facebook – sound familiar?

  • EWG.org.  Check out their sustainable human videos.

We are going to change the world.  Count on it.  Women took to the street the day after Mr. Trump was sworn in.  It was the biggest march and protest  in our country’s history Rachel Maddow said on the news tonight.  I trust her word.

Trust yourselves.  Step into your new role.  The one that will make you feel as if you were born to fulfill a special purpose.  You were.

Thank you for your Presence.  Thank you for your willingness to expand your consciousness.

 

Co-Creators Resources: Changing the Dialogue

I have reviewed several websites, Facebook sites, and Groups on Google looking for my own match when it comes to evoking social change and the manifestation of good works.  First, I had to be clear about what I thought was not working in order to find the group I thought might help me move from thought into action for social healing.  You have your opinions and I have mine, but can we communicate and find the third voice, that space in the center between us that is “we”?  What type of circle style have you joined in the past?  I know from experience that if you feel safe to speak your truth that means the circle is healthy.

Is your circle setting a goal to change something in the social systems that we live within?  This is an activism circle; you have a goal that you believe is for the good of the whole and the members have all agreed to cocreate plans, and actions to get the attention of those in charge who have the power to influence the systems from the inside out.

Coming of age in the 60s I thought it was my right to protest and march against the establishment.  Sometimes I hoped it would turn into a party on the streets because I felt unfulfilled.  After joining NOW  I didn’t see change fast enough for my dreams and I got discouraged again.  Now, as an elder it is my time to push back against those who are causing pain and suffering in my world.  Yes, I claim it.  This world is mine. It is yours if you take action, too.

So why are so many social systems broken? Our systems are broken because humanity is broken, and if we can do one thing to shift the suffering into harmony it is this; learn how to work in tandem with each other. Join a group.  Do it with telephone conferences if you are not ready to do it face to face.  Listen and learn.  There will be ups and downs but if you stay with it you will find that fine line of respect that exists within healthy circles.

It used to be that without experience in the public issues arena we didn’t know how to talk to each other, to agree with or disagree during conversations without rancor.  Thankfully everyone seems to have a blog these days.  However, I recently read a post in a group where a member asked for help during a difficult time and she received no answer back.  Worse,  she was shamed and blamed when she spoke up and pushed back.  Finally, things settled down but she was scarred by the experience.

Communication is at the center of our lives.  We are getting better, and yet, it takes determination to have deep dialogue with others, even in groups of like-minded individuals.  Thankfully, I see positive responses from people who come into a conversation grounded in their respect for one another and the good of the whole due to the passion those who answer the call have for the cause.

And that, beloved’s, is why we will be known in the future as the “We” generation.  We are the ones willing to use dialogue and action to right what is wrong in our world.   There are always three aspects to any conversation as I mentioned earlier: there is you, me and the 3rd person is “we”.

Lastly, I want to speak to sustainable change. Those who have not known healthy relationships in their lifetime will likely become the majority who create pain for others. Greed, loneliness, and prejudice are just three of the reasons our emotional boundaries have been globally compromised.  People tend to behave badly when they are unhappy.  They can also be taught that class equals entitlement, meaning they intend to continue the unhealthy patterns from past generations: more is better, and such.

I recently listened to a short Ram Dass recording and I was amazed at the concepts he spoke about.  He was talking about a healthy warrior who held no rancor against those who were out of alignment with the needs of the whole, and so this warrior was able to be more effective in the world.  I can’t yet say that I don’t resent some of our legislators who have ruined democracy for me.  I am going to do my best to take the personal out of the equation. I am going to show up at events, and conference calls that help me to move into that sacred space of non-judgment so that I can become a better minister, a better person, and a stronger woman for sacred activism.

We are all at a point in our lives that we are called to pay attention to what is good in the world and support it.  The same goes for what is finally ready to morph itself into a constructive alternative.  You are the agent of change.  It starts with you.  Let your words convey to others that you are ready to become a Sacred Activist.  Thank you.

When the door opens

… an evolutionary love story

Arnold Glasow tells us that “An idea not coupled with action will never get bigger than the brain cell it occupies” and I have proof that this is true. Every time I have had a good idea and that feeling in my heart had said, “wouldn’t this be great?”; if I did not take it from thought into action within a few weeks the potentiality would be lost. As a writer, if I didn’t start outlining my project right away my interest would evaporate. The more time that passed from thought to action diluted the power of the project I had in mind.

I have moderated public issues forums, and study groups over the years.  I have seen for myself that people have difficulty visualizing a plan of action and starting to cocreate that plan together, not because they aren’t invested in the outcome, but because there is always a turf struggle when one person believes that the group must rigidly follow the core plan with no flexibility to allow for even more inspiration to show up during the conversations.  We also want to make room for respect, kindness and loving good will while we are cocreating the new plan.  This sounds easy to do, and yet as a moderator I have seen people challenge the Visionary, and it isn’t easy to sit respectfully while they tell him or her why the group’s intentions are not going to work.

When someone monopolizes the conversation it is clear to the rest of the group that cocreating  is not going to happen until we can redefine our goals, each share their purpose and desire for the project, and share time building democratic co-leadership.  It is important that everyone feel the value of their work toward the completion of the project.  Only then can we get to the nuts and bolts of who is going to do what, and we can all move forward together.

This step is when we fall in love.

At each step of our planning phase, we start with sacred space and quietly enter the noosphere,  the resonant heart field or the conscious field of the miraculous, as two very special people recently shared with our group on a phone call. When there is a sense of the sacred in the hearts and minds of the participants, it allows for unlimited potential to hold the vision we are sharing.  And this is the glue that holds the social project together and increases our likelihood of success.

Sometimes I have noticed that during discussions a very subtle shift occurs.  The project loses some of its potency.  The conversation is still moving in the right direction but some of us may be feeling worn out, and our agreements to perform a certain task may feel more like a punishment instead of an honor.  Let’s face it, when people come together as change makers, and social systems change at that,  they are not talking about how to fund a local event which is hard enough.  No, they are talking about systemic change with really big issues on the table.  At this stage of planning it is easy to lose focus.  We need to remind ourselves that we have a shared purpose, one that is vital to the lives of so many others, and that each of us can be a cheerleader at any given time when the energy starts to feel sluggish.

I want to remind you of what Jean Baptiste Girard said,  “By words we learn thoughts, and by thoughts we learn life.”  We cannot break down the communication cycle any clearer than this.  We as cocreators are creating new potential in our lives when we are involved in a Visionary Project.  The process changes everyone in the circle. How much you are changed will always depend upon your own reasoning.  Some of us really struggle with communication.  That was me for about five years when I lived in Tulsa, OK  I spoke to slowly for someone in a group that I hosted monthly.  I couldn’t understand her antagonism toward me, but I had to let it go. Years later I realized that my lesson during that time was about confidence.  I trusted that I knew what I was saying was the truth, but I was afraid that others would disagree with me  so I chose my words carefully in order not to offend.  Being careful translated into speaking more slowly, making my point clearly so there was no room for misunderstanding.  Who wouldn’t get annoyed with that?

Now when I move into sacred space and my voice drops in register, I know that I am speaking from my highest place of being.  The words come slowly sometimes, but the power of the message is a blessing for all who are at the table. It is not true for me that my Divine Self delivers information quickly and precisely; oh that it would.  When I am channeling a message from my Universal Self, it still has to move through me and I am getting older so I’m not as quick on my feet or in my mind.  Not to say that I am not capable.  I am.  I’m just clear that what I bring to a group will be delivered in love and thoughtful communication.  I will happily shake the hands of their Universal Selves and agree that we all have what we need to bring this new form into reality, spontaneously allowing ourselves to be the architects of systems change.

At this final stage, we create something beautiful, meaningful and all inclusive because that is where the change is needed most.  Everyone must be invited to the community table.  And so it will be.