I just read a statement that moved me on many levels. “If you want to turn the tide you have to get into the water.” Wow. That really says it all, doesn’t it?
I’ve been fairly silent over the last few months regarding everything that is happening in the world this year. Not because of fear of what people will think of my choices and opinions, but because I just don’t have the energy to deal with other people’s BS. I’m too busy having a life. As we all should be. Except that there are times in your life when you have to step up and speak out so that you can indeed continue on your path, and that is the crossroads I find myself at these days. Hence, it is time to “get in the water” if I hope to see a world exist that I would even want to live in.
It can be jarring when the world around you is changing at lightning speed, and most of the humans you previously interacted with seem to be losing their minds. It is understandable if your initial response is a desire to crawl back under the covers and wait for the storm to pass. The thing about 2020, however, is that it is not just going to pass. Everything happening this year is building and building and dumping more on us every day. If we don’t stand up and regain our footing, we will be buried by other people’s choices and ideas for our world without ever having a say in what the final result looks like. It is time for all of us to get in the water if we hope to turn the tide.
In recent years I have actively tried to keep my focus on myself and my own path. Occasionally I would post something on social media regarding what I thought about things happening in the world around me, and immediately someone will come up and try to discredit me for no apparent reason other than their personal need to be right at all costs. Naturally I would get frustrated, and most of the time I would simply delete the post entirely and keep that energy out of my field. But that only adds to the ducking under the covers and allowing whatever will be to... be. And with this day and age eerily resembling pre-World War 2 Germany, it is no longer safe to just “go along to get along”.
Some of my views may rub people the wrong way. I might be unpopular for expecting humans to stop shoving their views on others, and start taking personal responsibility for themselves and their own health. I may get ”unfriended” or blocked because my energy is not in alignment with theirs. And that is ok. We are allowed. I am willing to fight for their right to be an ass to me. That is precisely my point.
It’s time to get in the water. It’s time to use our voices and speak our Truth. It is more important than EVER to stand beside each other and allow all of us to be heard, no matter what our opinion is. Do you really want to live in a world where that isn’t allowed?