Saturday, 14 January 2012

Zen and the art of law enforcement

As we move into a new era of consciousness, one that has been in preparatory state for a little while now, we move into a change in attitudes, tolerance and understanding.
And as this new era approaches, faster and faster, we cannot help but be pulled by our heart strings as the world gains new eyes into the suffering globally.
Compassion, at the highest rank of order in the hierarchy of human capacity, is the one thing, that solitary emotion that invokes feelings which impregnate the minds and touches souls around the world. It is the only thing that deters fear and draws closer one human to another.
And when the feelings of compassion for ourselves and our fellow mankind surpass the mind that searches to justify, condemn and defend out of fear and greed, then there is truth and opportunity to heal, reform and renew.
Light workers are here not only to bring angelic beauty to the physical realm but also to make a difference in systems of the earthly sphere. Their knowledge is necessary, their wisdom essential and their heart/mind combination critical to effect change where it is most needed to make the greater impact. These people, our kindred spirits, are those that have journeyed the road of experience and who feel the pain and suffering they see in their fellow man.
We must remain mindful that trials and difficulties in another person’s life may make them irritable, curt, angry or even act out against the law. 
The Centre for Mindfulness and Justice organisation is a wonderful example of the physical manifestation of what we’ve known has been coming and been long overdue.  It’s the synergism of two professionals, one experienced in criminal justice, the other business and both long time mindfulness and meditation practitioners.
There’s a great story here “Zen and the Art of Law Enforcement” published in The Christian Science Monitor.
In short, Mindfulness is the practice of being in the moment, this moment, none other than this moment and then the next, without judgement but in awareness. Like breathing in and then breathing out and thoughts and actions. Awareness of now, not tomorrow or even the next hour.

Zen and the art of law enforcement / The Christian Science Monitor -

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Social Justice

Who are we?

And who are we not to take responsibility for ourselves and others?

No matter our status we have a place in this world just as important as the person beside us or in another land. We all have a calling and a duty and such should it be that the brave shall protect the coward and the strong the weak for this is the people that make up humanity.

Yet I cannot fathom the injustice in "justice systems" all over the world and in our governments all over the lands.

These people sit on high perches and one day the time of reckoning will come upon them for they are have taken up duties in offices they do not respect and have failed the people they have taken up appointment to serve.  Great power brings even greater responsibility.

As a mother tends her baby so too must the rich look after the poor, the social the lonely and the educated the labourer and you will see they look after you. Grace them with gratitude and kindness, security and food these are basics of survival to which all mankind is worthy.

Our birthright makes us deserving of all things yet discrimination takes away that which there is no lawful fettering.

It is shameful that parties are not fairly represented in our legal systems. This is not justice nor moral.

It is shameful that male and female workers doing the same job are not paid equally.

It is shameful that women are forced to leave their families to work against their choice.

It is shameful our children are cared for by non family members.

It is shameful many people live below the poverty line.

It is shameful to outsource help to other countries when our own is in need of the same help and being denied that attention by its government and people.

Policies must be drafted to preserve flexibility in Legislation to combat unlawful fettering.

Little People in Big People

Ever since I was a little girl I recall having a deep sense of compassion. That sensitivity has followed me through my years, sometimes haunting me like a cold and chilly wind that seeps into your bones. Other times bringing so much contentment and joy no words can describe but only the warmth and glow that seeps into the bones just as well from sitting in the light of day with the sun beaming through your every cell warming not only the body but the mind and spirit as well.

That joy in compassion evades me momentarily when I reflect on  times of great sorrow, not just for me but for others.

As if I have walked their journey I know too well the pains they are inflicted with that is surely sufficient "punishment" in times of crime. Wounds that do not close or heal that are quickly scraped open.

 And although I know I have not carried out atrocities such as those carried out by others, there is a knowing deep within that I have lived their lives, walked their shoes and know too well the acts they have committed.

My heart bleeds as I feel a connection many of this world now seem to have abandoned for the momentary joy of life and its material possessions and status.

A little girl I could always see the good in people, sometimes that goodness in me was abused and other times not. It is a very strange thing to behold for in the flesh we are weakened by anger and sadness at times. There seems a battle that exists between the flesh and the spirit and knowing the spirit can always rise above these moments of despair does not give relief.

Now into adulthood the spirit although so strong turns one from entering into the games people play and we find ourselves less inclined to engage in politics and ego battles. But alas life as an adult reveals our world is one that seems to require such tactics for social justice to prevail.

So is the compassion that man is now searching and finding that which the karmic laws have deemed? Their previous lives written tablets of their pre-existence etched into the DNA of our kin such that we see, feel and hear the callings of those around us. And yet we as people strive for enlightenment. Such enlightenment has never left us but has been squashed and covered over.

And as I delve into the magic of the traditions of various cultures I see underlying philosophies and ideologies that pervade man of all races and continents, yet still we do not unite when the little girl in one country is the same as in another as is the little boy and each in their adult forms alike.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A Purpose for All Things and In All Things Purpose

Where there is life there lay a purpose be it dormant or not, known or unbeknown.

The Samurai believe in perfection in all that they do, with purpose. Whilst there is breath there is life and purpose.

The will of man fights for every breath involuntarily until deciding upon the "right" time to die.  Until that point in time we pursue a life whether on purpose or oblivious to the needs of those around us but certainly purposeful. It seems unjust and unfortunate that in most cases in these scenarios tis not until the last breath or senseless taking of life that such purpose ie affect of one on another or others lives is appreciated.  In "living" we can not but affect all things around us.

And so with that in mind we must move our knowledge, our consciousness and our spirit to that place that enables us to feel the release of burdens (through that now known knowledge) that weigh upon us throughout our journey on this planet during these times.

There is scripture that places our focus on the knowledge and contentment in knowing a bigger picture or greater purpose lay ahead of our humanly sight and it is in this we must rely upon in times of distress, trauma and unforeseen troubles.

And although it is not the purpose of love to endure hatred it is in fact purposeful to know the experiences to appreciate the difference in order to attain that to which one strives or desires.

This then takes us to appreciation of the moment in the moment of the experience, the purpose for that which has occurred. 

We can of course curtail our path but to most this liberty seems veiled and the road therefore for many winds up long and rugged.

Either way the road will surely come to an end and again all things shall pass but not without purpose.

You ask me the meaning of death of youth suicide and I ask you the meaning of their life that was taken away?

and I say to you "Are you the parent who should ask?"

and you say to me who am I to question and I say "unrequited love lay at the foot of the doorstep leading to healing."

And I beg that one should allow falsehood and ego to fall away for they are the things that curse us but if they should not then there is a purpose. But if they should fall then many lives will be spared the rod of loneliness and suffering. Yet if one should bestow these attributes then to another they will humble through their actions - the effect of the cause.

And in life's experiences I must humble myself to the learnings and yet similtaneously not allow this world to weather me that I may fall down not wanting to rise. For it is in the rising that we gain our strength and find our purpose, that which serves the greater humanity.

Yes most certainly a purpose for all things, in all things.

And although I still find myself reluctant at times to be thankful, I am in heart, truly thankful for I know that with that inner knowing I am following a life on purpose enlightened and that cannot but affect others in a most positive way.

Remembering we are living a human existence enables the spirit to accept and acknowledge our frailties as being human perfection. In this we should surrender to our God, our path, our love and hearts desires for only he places these things within us with the knowledge of our ability to attain such things. And he enables us with free will but of sound mind to educate ourselves in order that we may choose. He writes in many languages that we may hear from some source his word, direction and calling.

Blessed are those that have had the fortitude of diversity and adversity for they are the people who can make change.

These people are usually not the beaurocrats but the peasants.

And yet all things lay subject to a domino effect and so too is the status of man.

Lest we should take up the reigns of our appointment no matter socio economic status, creed, colour or race and forge change through the eye of our experience for this is our purpose.

Lest we should hold dear the pains that will drive us to action transforming such energy which once speered us so that such pain creates rebirth of the contra karma.