In 2014 we will rise up like never before. We will rise up with compassion, action, and consciousness. We will rise up rooted, like trees.
We will rise up connected, like mycorrhizzal fungi, a rhizome spreading, cracking, shattering the cold concrete of a consumer culture bent on self destruction. We will rise up symbiotic, interdependent and independent, free thinking and open hearted, throwing our mind body heart and spirit into service to the greatest good in this time of greatest crisis.
We will turn the tides, correct the course, re-align, re-design, re-vamp, re-jig it all before the jig is up. Then we’ll dance a jig!
The time is now to seize the day before the day seizes us.
We will transcend the howling complaints of our ego, let go the petty jealousies, and breathe, deeply, before we act, remembering to love. Remembering to remember.
The time is now, not a moment too soon. We will laugh in the face of cynicism, and dare to be radically optimistic, against all odds, because nothing less will do.
We will open our hearts with empathy to those still locked in fear and apathy, for those who have lost their way, for those who mock us in our loving, for they are us, and we are them. There is no separation. To love them is to love ourselves, and until we practice self love, the journey will be incomplete. We are the 100%.
We are the 100% but we will call the 1% to task. For our love will be fierce, and uncompromising, and we will do everything we can, with peace in our hearts, to stop the destruction and start the healing. Transformation is risky, love is risky, caring is risking. We will risk it all, for the present is crumbling and the future is in jeopardy.
We will stand trembling in awe before the great mystery of life, knowing that we can never know it all, that the journey is never over, that we will always be just beginning, out here on the leading edge of evolution.
We know that nothing less than everything needs to change, that change is not enough, that only transformation through and through will do, and that’s the wonder and excitement of this era of chaos and possibility.
A new year is upon us, a year like none before. Anything could happen, if we dream it into existence.
A new day is dawning, and we are all invited to surf the crashing wave of possibility.
We are all needed now, all hands on deck. Unwrap your gifts, bring it into the light and unleash it on the world, let yourself shine. Together, we can outshine the darkness of this world, together we can do this, if only we dare to try. Let’s do it!
~ Velcrow Ripper, Jan. 1st 2013
“If we surrendered to earths intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
“In 2014 we will rise up like never before.”
~ Occupy Wall Street
Images from the Occupy Love screenings around the world.