It Starts With Me

“When there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.

When there is order in the nation, there will be PEACE in the world.”

⁃ a quote of the late guru Sai Baba.

The aforementioned quote is yet another suggestion that the microcosm affects the macrocosm. It is also another way of saying that one person CAN make a difference on this planet. So often when we see chaos presented in the news , we lament or complain the state of our world – manipulative politics, divisive teachings of religious authorities, unfair banking systems, greedy pharmaceutical corporations that lack integrity, etc. but fall short ourselves by not taking any steps to counter them.

In this new astrological age of Aquarius, the theme is about awakening to the power within ourselves…that ONE person can start a chain reaction to a major shift in doing things. All major players whom have created huge impact today started with an idea and the believe in the possibility of that idea becoming reality. Examples are the founders of search engines e.g. Google, ride sharing apps e.g Uber, on-line shopping sites e.g. Amazon/Alibaba , crowd funding sites and even crypto currencies. In the past , humanity has been largely controlled and dictated by small groups of rich and domineering people who prefer status quo. In this new age, that control is being dismantled.

There is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel and that light is … the creativity from within each person. Courage and perseverance are the other essential ingredients for manifesting improvements to the quality of life. If we are not happy with certain societal norms, perhaps that’s our inner calling for change.

Maybe we could all rephrase the famous quote – Ask not what your country can do for youask what you can do for your country– by the late US president John F. Kennedy , to the following:

“Ask not what the world can do for us – ask what WE CAN DO for the world.”

In so doing we become an empowered person and not a victim anymore. Instead of being drowned by the sea of life, we could create our own waves of change…the precursor to a New Earth… one that is more peaceful, benevolent and sustainable.

We are truly creators of our reality and the idea is to remember.

If not us, then who?

If not now, then when?