I find myself, in light of the under-ocean oil gusher, getting stuck now on which of these life outlooks is true:
Is this existence truly an illusion–a hologram–that we detach from and leave behind (through spiritual commitment) to discover the real world, the world of Light and Love and Peace? (It doesn’t feel right to me to leave our Mother Earth, a great living, loving being, nearly or actually destroyed.) (Did you know that mankind, in our relatively short time on earth, has dug up and changed the surface of 75 percent of the land on our planet?)
Or, are we born to grow through the nitty-gritty of life and become caring stewards of poverty-or-disaster-stricken people and of our dirtied planet, spreading the seeds of healing and compassion wherever we are and, on this path, all problems are transformed by Light and Love?
Or, as I’m realizing as I write, are these two ideas actually the same thing? Are we meant to roll up our sleeves and get to work and open up to inspiration that leads us through the Love-door? This feels more like it. Most of us wouldn’t abandon our loved ones, so why would we abandon our life-giving Mother, all her creatures and ourselves?
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