I am passing this along to you from a close friend of mine who passed it to me.
I have always looked up to Laura.
Her humility and capacity to love and heal makes me deeply respect her
which is probably why I actually took a look at the link she sent (below.)
If the pith of this meditation is for you
I believe you’ll pretty much know it more or less right away.
So I don’t think it will be a waste of time and hopefully may even provide
something of true and real benefit amidst the onslaught of emails, bills,
prime time news and endless other demands we all seem to have to deal with
on a daily basis in this relentless time we live in.
My feeling is that this fraught and violent world is about to give way to an unmistakable peace.
I have felt this since I was very young and happened upon some details of it when I studied the
Lakota and Seneca teachings in my twenties and thirties. These teachings spoke of the
return of “White Buffalo Calf Woman,” the movement of humanity from the “4th World of Separation”
into the “5th World of Peace,”
and the re-establishment through the “Rainbow Tribe,” restoring to the world
native peoples’ wisdom and regard for our Mother Earth.
Like everyone, since 9/11, despite the seeming rapid downward spiral everywhere on the globe,
I had to draw upon a new kind of fortitude and faith in humanity
to continue believing I could help to create
a better world, .
Weirdly, or not, my being diagnosed in 2005 with breast cancer that had begun to metastasize,
rather than being terrifying,
afforded me a round glimpse of the true preciousness of our lives.
So, as Buddha more or less said: everything is a rumor until it is true for you.
What if the “apocalypse” is simply an everyday world that is just about upon us
where a profound ascendance of the heart will permeate everywhere and in all things.
Not magically, but because of our intention and diligence.
Where war, both within and without, is on it’s way out
and where we will see and feel and live–palpably–with beauty and kindness,
In the supermarket, at school and work, over coffee, on the news, at the bank,
on the radio, doing the laundry, making dinner, brushing our teeth,
cleaning our closets, petting the cat or dog,
and gazing at the stars.