Archive for: November 2016

Victory: An Alternate Definition

Join me for a two-minute meditation on what Victory is.

Old definition: Defeat over others; Winning is a game or battle, competition; Conquering, aggression; Beating an opponent, power over; Celebrating the loss of another; Depletes natural resources of People and Mother Earth for selfish ends; Dominant behavior, to bully; Winner-takes-all, greed; Leader marginalizes the powerless and holds them down; Separatism.

Alternate definition: Adherence to higher goals and values more important than winning; Partnership, cooperation, power with; Protects and preserves natural resources of People and Mother Earth; Honoring the work of an ensemble, a group; Winning is not possessed by one, mutual success and reciprocity; Leader empowers and strengthens others; Togetherness, unity.

Political application: This recent presidential victory is afflicted, hollow, unstable. There is risk of a debacle. A true victory serves, embraces, and protects the whole, not just the few.

Time for REFORM.

Mural “We Fall Down but We Get Back Up” by Pittsburgh-based artist and activist, Kyle Holbrook.

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Sea Urchins and Politics

I asked Divine Guidance for a good totem for humanity as we walk through this challenging political climate. Sea Urchin popped up in my dreams.

Sea Urchin: Use discernment, read between the lines; Practice patience and determination as a strategy; Balance a firm exterior with soft interior, seek protection while remaining sensitive; Extract the truth from the mire of information; Take a stand, take action, move forward from the ground up, walk one’s talk; Work towards evolutionary change.

Image Credit: AtomicBrownie, deviantart.com.


Image Credit:
AtomicBrownie, deviantart.com.

Become the Sea of Changes

“Without Psychological Evolution there cannot be any form of revolution. The self is constantly changing. Be involved, be evolved, be revolutionized as lucent and fresh as the new wave hitting at the shore. Become the Sea of Changes. It starts from within.” ~ Grigoris Deoudis

Image Credit:  tamaraR, deviantart.com

Image Credit: tamaraR, deviantart.com