It’s All in How You See


When I refused to buy into a friend’s negative diatribe about current events, she accused me of sticking my head in the sand.  Yep.  Guilty as charged.  She is absolutely correct.  My ostrich self absolutely does not want to listen to anyone’s terrifying rants about the state of world affairs.  It hurts my heart; it’s painful to my ears.

Don’t get me wrong here—I do not deny that the world is in a messy state and that it’s getting messier by the day.  It’s just that I don’t want to focus on the big, the bad, and the ugly.   It’s why I turned off the TV.  Nope—I prefer the ass-end-up, head-in-sand perspective.

There are ways to see, then there are ways to see.

Here’s the thing about messy and the ugly.  The more we see it, the more attention we give it, the more energized it becomes.  It’s like using sand to make concrete, to plaster layer upon layer of it around the mess to make it hard, permanent, impenetrable.  It becomes real and we’re stuck with it until enough of us show up to chip away at it, piece by piece until it is gone, demolished and starved of the energy it needs to survive.   We can do that, you know.  Like the Berlin wall.  We have that power, if only we will use it.

There are ways to see, then there are ways to see.

What if we were to join together to see a new world?  What if, instead of seeing a world of fear, we used our creativity and imagination to envision a new world of love, truth, beauty, goodness, harmony, and cooperation?  What if we all used the power that we have within ourselves to create a new reality of peace and joy, a world devoid of fear, messy, ugly?

These are some frightening and exciting times, my friends.  I keep thinking about what might be ahead, and wondering how it will all look a year or two from now.  The only thing that I know for sure is that somebody pressed the reset button to get us off to a sorely-needed new start.  It’s what I call making in-flight corrections.  How nice to have an opportunity to do so while we are still here, living on this planet.  Yes, we’re probably in for some uncomfortable times, but I know deep in my heart that we’ll be fine and that we’ll be better off for it.

We are so blessed to be standing at the crossroad of the past and future where we can dream up a new world and propel it into manifestation by the sheer power and force of our will and belief.

Yes, I prefer my Pollyanna approach to life over my friend’s negative world view beliefs.  I did then, do now, and always will.  You might call me an ostrich, but when there is good news on the horizon, I will happily extract my head from the sand and race full steam to meet it head on.  The world is full of good news right now.  We just need to see it.

Let’s get busy and start chipping away at the concrete walls of the past and replace them with some beautiful new sand castles in the air instead.  Are you in?

Note:  The photo above is courtesy of New Waves of Light, a website designed by anonymous individuals around the world who share the intention of bringing light and love to a world of darkness and chaos. ( or

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