Reflections on 2011

January 6, 2012

I’m thinking back to New Year’s day at my boyfriend’s home. On the television was the customary New-Year’s-Day review of the events of the previous year, leading me to review in my mind what events stood out for me in 2011. The first thing that came to mind was Occupy Wall Street and the whole Occupy Movement inspired by their actions. To me it was a wake-up call. I had been aware of climate change and the depletion of fossil fuel. I had not been aware of the stress which millions of people feel as they wake up to the reality of their democratic heritage, their means of livelihood, and the very planet on which they depend being stolen from them by the greed of people in high places.

This is producing a cultural shift of profound proportions. Whether this will be a shift toward freedom and life or toward slavery and death is yet to be seen.

What is moving us toward life? The Transition Movement, the Occupy Movement, the faction of the Tea Party that is devoted to the Constitution, and those who call us to listen to our inner God. What is moving us toward slavery and death? Corporate controlled media, institutions that would saddle us with limiting and lifeless creeds, politicians who kowtow to corporate interests while ignoring their constituents, the apathy of those who still find their lives comfortable, and those who look for a “me first” solution by hoarding more and more personal wealth as a hedge against economic and social breakdowns.

As a gay man who attempts to walk a spiritual path, I look to my Higher Self for ways that will move our society toward life. My intention is to document my search in this blog.

One Response to “Reflections on 2011”

  1. […] is only my sixth post this year. In my first post I stated, “I look to my Higher Self for ways that will move our society toward […]

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