Rise Up With Love In 2014

Occupy Love Screenings

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.

11 Replies to “Rise Up With Love In 2014”

  1. I have had a very unusual journey this lifetime. When I was around 9 or 10 I was sold to the Mafia by my mother, byt he time I was 16 I was so filled with hate…I would just have soon sliced your throat than look at you. I had seen the worst all of humanity had to offer. When I was 20 years old, I attempted suicide and after a 100 times of trying to kill myself since I was little I did it. I was pronounced dead on arrival at Denver General Hospital. I didn’t see god or angels or bright light but what I FELT was a LOVE so GREAT so DEEP so AMAZING…all I could say was I understood now, the nurses said that’s all I kept saying over and over for hours. My life changed that day, WE ARE LOVE…THAT IS OUR NATURAL STATE OF BEING..i have been known as the love lady for years…oh, I have still gotten lost at times, my daughter went through the Columbine Shootings..she wasn’t at ground zero but it didn’t matter, that affected us both deeply, now after being lost in the reality of hate and fear for 11 years, I found my way out again, this time without dying, this time I had to work real hard to find the LOVE again..but I did…there is nothing worth living for any longer for me but to get the message of WE ARE LOVE out. however I can help you, help love…please let me know, I am 55 years old but I am a powerful voice for LOVE…eternally yours~with love~Chanson Williamson

    1. @Chanson (and Velcrow too of course)
      I keep having goosebumps and feel very touched and inspired/uplifted. Thank you very much for your love and for sharing your story and thoughts… Yeah, much more that thoughts!!
      Chanson in French means song and i just remembered how much some songs could touch me by conveying within a few words even the unspeakable…
      Thank you all! And much love back, from Switzerland 😉

  2. I sent a comment and went I clicked on submit it said I sent a duplicate, that I had said this already…I had not, so maybe it came through, I will help love however I can…

  3. Brilliant work guys, I want to share the above page on facebook but i cant find a way, is there a similar page that has all this info on that i can share?
    With love & gratitude for all that you do towards raising consciousness, you have my total support.

  4. Excellent! This is the way to go. I’ve just had a book published: Pandora Learns to Sing – A Journey Toward Wholeness
    From a place of fear to a place of love!!
    I feel so happy that my book ends on the same note as this movie. I have goose bumps all over.

  5. The Dalai Lama said “there are only two days in the year when you can’t do anything. One is called Yesterday, and the other is called Tomorrow.”
    Thank you Occupy
    Thank you Occupy Love

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