Saturday, September 12, 2015

I Have a Dream

I have a dream.  I dream of the day when our world comes together and we all live in peace.  A day when we realize just how much a part of each other we really are, and that we really are brothers and sisters living on this great planet called Mother Earth.  When all wars cease and we all live in harmony.

I dream of the day when we can look into the hearts of all and see each other as human beings of one race…the human race.  When we can look past all the labels we put on each other in order to keep the illusion of separateness, when in reality, we are all one.  

I dream of the day when all people are filled with unconditional love for all living beings (humans, animals, and nature).  When we look at each with compassion and kindness, and treat each other with the utmost respect.  The day when we realize that when we hurt others, we are only hurting ourselves, but at the same time, when we help others, we are also helping ourselves.  The day when we lift each other up and look for the best in each of us.

I dream of the day when we are more than willing to take care of each other’s needs.  When we take care of the homeless, the poor, the sick, and the weary.  When we love and accept all people regardless of where they came from or how they got here.  When we realize we have enough resources on this planet to take care of everyone, including our beautiful planet.

I dream of the day when all the world’s religions come together and acknowledge what we have in common, that we can respect each other’s beliefs without fighting and arguing, and we teach each other the best our religions have to offer.  When all religious leaders teach the love and compassion that their spiritual masters taught, and are willing to love and accept people just as they are without hate, judgment, fear, or condemnation.

I dream of the day when all politicians have enough heart to want to take care of all people without any greed or selfishness. When they only enact laws that are in the best interests of all rather than for only for their personal agendas and belief systems.  When politicians and people in the media only speak the truth and don’t use fear, lies, and manipulation to control people.  

I dream of the day when all our medical and pharmaceutical communities look past making a profit and focus only on what is best for the people who are in their care.  When natural and holistic treatments are equal with any medical treatments because we know there is a place for all of them.  When people are healthy more times than they are sick, and when sickness becomes a thing of the past.

I dream of the day when all food manufacturers stop using GMO’s and other chemicals in their foods so that we can eat more healthfully.  When we know how important it is to take care of ourselves so that we can die only of old age instead of diseases and illnesses.  When we can live our lives with constant energy and vitality.

I dream of the day when we realize just how precious our children are and we step up to care for all children and not just our own.  When children are no longer being abused or going hungry.  When all children receive the best educations.  When all children feel loved and appreciated.

I dream of the day when all people finally realize just how loved, magnificent, and beautiful they really are, and that they learn to love themselves unconditionally. 

Is this all only just a dream?  Can my dream become a reality?  I believe it can!  I also believe that it is happening!  All around the world, people from all professions and walks of life (including the ones mentioned above) are joining the collective consciousness of Agape love.  Agape love is the highest and purest form of love; the love that all our great spiritual masters taught.  We’re working towards achieving world peace.  We’re working towards seeing everyone being loved and accepted just as they are.  We’re working towards seeing all people happy, prosperous, healthy, and whole.  We’re seeing humanity loving and helping humanity in spite of the illusion of any perceived differences.

Rosemary Fillmore Rhea stated, “The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.”  Or as Gandhi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Published in the Cookeville Herald Citizen newspaper September 18, 2015.

1 comment:

Joy Scudder said...

Rev. Karen, I believe that day of which you dream is closer than we might realize. The "Shift" is occurring. We must not allow the negativity that is in the media to discourage us. The time is now. Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy ride.... and worth every moment.