My life is a waking day dream,
filled with endless moments acquiescing into the next
every next moment only further confirms the true reality
that the dream is false-
this life is a responsibility
this moment is your test
every time we look away, we are guilty of the fiercest neglect
we are changing the world with our dream
but that dream has become a nightmare
There is no truth to exceptionalism,
there is no moral justification for the behavior of a society which operates absolving itself from the consequences of the conditions it created
behaving as an infection on the once free and beautiful world given to us not by right but by privilege
the earth begs us to see what we are doing, to feel what it feels- torn at the seams-
human and non-human life is suffering in a misery so extraordinary, so vast, that we can barely look it in the eyes
we cannot see beyond our own shadow- the smoke is so thick and inveterate
even in the most basic of logic, how could we think our improvident way of life could continue?
That we can deplete, destroy beyond all retribution, consume, dig, burn, hemorrhage out and not upset the crucial and imperative balance upon which our bionetwork relies?
Nothing in nature is self-sufficient
Nothing in nature exists without equilibrium,
Animals, plants, even microorganisms give back the energy they receive from their environment
We take, and then we throw away
We throw away, and then we take more
Trees breath in carbon and exhale oxygen
Everything in nature earns its keep
It took 4 billion years for our universe to birth this cosmic blue green Eden
Water, air, soil to grow, sunlight to provide warmth, light, and energy
It was not enough for only one out of 8.7 million species
The one exception- the one whose thirst was unquenchable
After 8,000 generations of human evolution, it only took about 100 years for us to burn our garden down
I wonder, “How could they not know?”
How could they be so habituated that they do not even question?
It breaks my heart and not just mine..
The bubble we live in is a fish bowl, a manufactured illusion to put a screen between us and the truth
the grandmasters of industry, military, finance, and administration profit while 20,000 people starve to death a day
while the equivalent of 16 footballs fields of rainforest are lost every minute
to them life is one big commercial, where one sees injustice, they see potential revenue
a new sun is born, the spheres of our lives revolving around paper and oil
the rhythm and pulse of possession and resource has become the metronome of the sleepers
I close my eyes and open them to see sleep walkers, like me, however who do not know this reality is a false one-
shaped by a lifetime of media, establishment, and corporate-political interests who have trained them, so insultingly, like dogs
is it so effective?
Or do we have our own mind, our own eyes, our own ability to see what is happening?
We live in a plastic world erected on self-indulgence
The so-called peak of evolution
we burn 10-million-year old sunlight to power pumps, to drill and bore more condensed sunlight from the very flesh and bone of our living earth-
the sun shines down more energy above ground in one hour, than we use globally in an entire year
but that is a pipe dream…
Instead the sleepers burn ancient energy releasing carbon molecules that have been trapped for millions of years to bottle water- while 783 million people do not have access to clean drinking water
We believe a lie
We believe what they show us in movies, on TV
We believe what we want to- we want to be made comfortable
How could we not care? That the US alone could feed 800 million people with the grain it feeds to factory farm livestock who live in perpetual and unimaginable horror- a horror so grotesque that many cannot even look at it, while 45% of the world’s children under the age of five die, not because of any other reason, but they did not have enough food- but the developed nations want steak… they want bacon… they want milk
How could we not wake up?
There has been a 400% increase in prescription antidepressant use
The US dropped 23,144 bombs in 6 countries in 2015.
Who did those bombs hit?
7.5 million children from Syria will grow up having never known anything but conflict and violence unwelcomed by an inhospitable world
How could we not care?
Bush began a war OF terror- not on it
Jet fuel cannot melt steel beams-
but ignorance can
No one will wake up until we open our eyes
Look at what we do not want to see
Think about what we do not want to think about
Every moment we ignore the negative it grows- it feeds on oblivion
The opposite of love is apathy
This is the personal moral responsibility of every member of humanity
It is the aggregate of the individuals that determines the direction of the collective current
It is you who decides in what way we change the world
Make no mistake about it, we will change the world one way or the other
Will it be a dream or a nightmare?
What will you tell your children?
That we were warned but we did not care?
That we were told time and again, by scientific and spiritual leaders alike, but we did not listen
Our lives have been made into a waking dream,
but those who recognize they are dreaming, are the ones who awaken.
~Lisa Falcon G
Excerpt from "The Alchemy of Humankind" coming 2017