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Sunday, April 24, 2011

On my path to Reverence,
Copyright © 2011 [Copyright Lorena Suarez]
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I went to my sacred Mountain.  It is my favorite place to meditate and have communion with God and Nature. Not surprising, it is the only place where I can really think clearly and put things in perspective.  There are no cars, no noise, no houses, just the fabulous array of elements that make a magical place, a place of peace, a place of reflection and a place of learning.

Thankfully, I am starting to understand a bit more about what to do with all my environmental worries.  The truth is that I’m just coming out of a bout with anger and fear about a lot of things.  I was angry because of our crippling economy, angry and fearful at all the injustices that I perceived were the result of a decaying political system, angry at the Government, angry because of the oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, angry because most people don’t understand how important it is to change their ways so that we can inflict less harm on our planet, angry period!

Let me just say that as an act of desperation, I prayed and gave up.  It is so debilitating to concentrate on all the bad in the world! it is spiritually dwarfing to believe that this world does not function because it is in the hands of evil men or women and that
we are, but mere spectators in a horror movie!  A nagging thought kept creeping up in the back of my mind, behind every Government, behind any Corporation, behind every crooked politician, behind every Oil Giant, there are people!

People who have kids, grand kids, wives, husbands, mothers, fathers, people who breathe and people who love, cry, worry and yearn to be loved just like the rest of us.  Why do we become detached from our source and create barriers and make up things that distinguish us from one another and belittle us as human beings?

Maybe things aren’t the way we make them out to be.  I know there could be powerful arguments to the contrary, but what if maybe, maybe the answers to many poignant questions that afflict us today are already there, we just can’t see them because we are looking elsewhere.  We are all part of one another, no matter what our beliefs, our race, our differences; we are all part of the One.  If we understand that inside each one of us resides a sacred divinity that has always been, my God! we can start getting it together.


We have all created the type of world in which we live, each one of us.  The Oil companies sell the Oil but we drive the cars, Corporations are greedy but we form them not extraterrestrial beings, they are comprised of people, we, us! Governments make the rules but we are the people that form Governments, they are not the devil himself.  Behind every single act, good or bad that has existed and affected humanity is a human being, other than a Natural disaster.

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Music
Mercy, Mercy Me/Marvyn Gaye
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"We have given up our sacredness already and believe that everything going on in the world is external from us and out of our control.  Which brings me back to my sacred Mountain, I am walking a path and I have a choice and I understand that the road to Redemption is through Sacrifice, but is it really Sacrifice or is it Surrender?" ...........      I love.