Outside the birds still sing. This brings comfort; a reassurance that spring will arrive; we’ve awoken to another day. For the birds, without calendars, clocks, phones, a computer, jobs and bank accounts, much is the same. Delightfully repetitive and familiar, they sing the sound of home.
I grew up with different birds. I’ve left the song of my childhood and moved into a new song. With different ears I hear it and witness my own children listen.
We are products of our environment as much as we are self-defined. We can’t help but be shaped by our surroundings. We are one, with each other and with all of life. My childhood birdsong is a very specific quail, and it makes just one sound. It is an unmistakable “bobwhite” whistle that has not changed. We want solid things in our lives so that we can have sure footing – a good strong base from which to jump. The bobwhite sings my beginning, and it was solid.
The song I hear today is varied. There are many birds, some loud, others soft with an occasional squawk. Tentatively, they declare their presence. I wait and wonder which will sing next, and who will respond. They have not yet decided to belt out the announcement of a new season.
I sense that tentative approach in us as well. We are waiting for someone or something to force us to take a stand. We can no longer wait. Regardless of the song we are listening to, we have to decide. Complacency is no longer an option.
What do you believe? What is your truth? What will you do? What life are you creating? Yes, you are connected to the life you see around you and yes, this is not in a passive way. You are actively participating in the life you experience. Your beliefs, intentions, words and actions are both indicators and creators of where you are right now.
This shift is real. You chose to be a part of it. Decide what part you are going to play and play it. This decision is already in you heart – once you accept it you are free to move in concert with whatever is chosen. No longer can you remain uninformed. You know how this works. Your thoughts can change everything. The ripple effect is real. We are not all holding a microphone but we are all creating this shift.
See the shift to oneness. Not just for some, but for all. Unity does not mean you like everyone. It means you understand that you are one and that hate in any direction, violence in any direction, or love in any direction affects the whole.
Choose love and watch what happens. This is what we’ve come to do and we don’t need a timepiece to tell us, the time is now. We can feel it.
Get off your couch and love radically. Love them all. Love anyway. This is the “silver bullet” we hold in our back pocket; the one definitive choice. Choose love and do so out loud.
Join the song of ascension.
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