April 4, 2015
Hi! And welcome to my new blog. It’s spring and time for new beginnings on all levels — as individuals, in our communities, our country and the planet. I feel most of us have been holding back in one way or another. Things are pretty uncertain in our world. So, we have good reason to be a bit hesitant.
But, even if you feel you haven’t, that you’re on track and moving forward, you know and I know that there is always more that we could do. Whether it’s with your inner work, family, community or the wider world, there is so much more to do. No matter what direction I look, I hear and see people crying out for help.
Some of us turn away. We can’t deal with it. It’s too much. But if not us, who? That’s not to say we should be martyrs and sacrifice everything. We each must find our inner balance that allows us the maximum output. So we are living at our highest frequency, and giving our lives and the planet our best shot.
I just want to suggest that we each go within, get in touch with our highest frequency and take a step or two or three up closer to that frequency. If not now, when?
I’m just completing writing my first book, Breaking Big Money’s Grip: The Critical Struggle To Revive Democracy in America. (It should be available online in the next couple months or so.) In it I submit that mass movements are what creates real change in our country, from the abolitionists that helped end slavery to women’s suffrage that resulted in the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote. And, then there’s labor, Civil Rights, Feminist, anti-Vietnam War, the Environment, Gay and Lesbian Rights and so on. When enough of us rise up, we can buck the power of the status quo and change the world. It’s always an up hill battle. But, the struggle is worth it. And, in all those causes, people were called. They knew in their hearts what was the right thing to do and they did it.
I feel it’s time for a new people’s movement — the Democracy Movement. It’s the right thing to do. We, the people, are losing our right to self-government. Big Money and Corporate America have taken over. For the most part, they control our state and federal governments. And, while we can look the other way and say it’s too big to deal with. “What can I do?” The truth is it’s up to us to stand up as a people, right, left or center; Democrat, Republican or Independent; activist or apolitical; religious, spiritual or atheist; and take back our country from the super wealthy, the big banks and the coporate elite. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!
What do you think?
Well said, Bruce; thank you. I am looking forward to this blog and to your book. Bill Light