“Today man stands at the decisive crossroads of his fate.”
Major Wellesley Tudor Pole – 1960
By Michael Brine
The “Winds of Change” are blowing across this world of ours and it is because of an awareness of this that I have chosen to write these articles over the last several years. I am fully aware that there are those who may question my ideas, or that I touch on sensitive issues relating to their faiths, perhaps creating some discomfort. No insults intended. Happily, I also know from responses I’ve had, that there are a good many who are supportive and even intrigued by some of the insights penned. This, of course, is encouraging.
Let me be clear. These “insights” are not just mine; they are shared by many others around the world. This realisation is because of the new element we are able to use in this ‘modern’ world we now share – the Internet! In the past, many of us felt we were operating in isolation, but the internet has brought us all together and with the happy awareness that we are not alone in our understanding.
The old ways no longer serve us. We must be open to change. Like it or not, change is happening. Its intensity will only be increasing as we move forward into this new awareness that is lighting the path now unfolding before us. The litter we are leaving behind must be seen for what it was, and the damage it has done to the human psyche. Control through fear can only exist in darkness. A new light dawns. A new awareness is being felt. The darkness is fading, and a new dawn is spreading its Light across the world. Hope is being replaced by a new inward surge of understanding and an inner awareness that is beyond words: Love.
It all boils down to awareness – awareness – awareness! Searching for a clearer path and knowing has been an interesting journey for me. Opportunities came and went, and like a dog I would sniff the air, put my nose to the ground and follow a particular scent, check it out, piss on the odd tree, and then move on–or not. It all boiled down to awareness!
I now realise that there is no room for me to distrust or to give my power to fear; instead, I have compassion for how much unawareness there is–part of the sad conditioning of sick civilisations that are in need of undressing. By this I mean, throwing away our soiled clothes, spreading our arms, and welcoming the breeze of Love that can now begin to caress us in a warm embrace. We have to trust enough to risk undressing, exposing our vulnerabilities with AWARENESS! Until we can do this, mistrust will continue to be the influence and we will bow our heads and weep.
We only have to look at Syria or Iran and their pathetic leaders to see the seeds of distrust once again sickening their people, as well as humanity as a whole, into another ocean of despair. Once again, we see the religions mankind–and I mean ‘mankind’–has created, purposely gaining control through fear. Once again history repeats itself, and we have learned nothing, OR have we? Those beautiful and special Messengers of the past that have blessed humanity have had their messages of Love so disembowelled to satisfy a lust for power by men that it has divided us from each other–sadly, so very successfully. Satan himself couldn’t have done a better job!
Well, now wait – listen — there is a “Cleansing” about to take place the likes of which we have never seen on this Earth before. In the meantime those who are waking up and have garnered a degree of awareness must sit on the sidelines and watch in sadness once again, as in Syria and Iran, but also sadly at times, even within more individual situations. The amputations of the heart casts a shadow of fear over the human family.
Be prepared. The storm IS coming, and when it has unleashed its fury, it will pass; then there will be a silence across the lands and oceans, the likes of which have never been experienced before. Then – slowly — there will be a slight breeze that will begin to caress us – and like a quiet whisper we will begin to hear its gentle voice – and our awakening to a new dawn will hopefully begin. A new Sun will begin to bathe us in its fresh and gentle light.
In the meantime we must trust who we are and find peace within ourselves, for you are me and I you, and the embrace will go out to enfold us all after the storm. Storms are for cleansing – remember how fresh the air is after one? Remember?