Cynthia Greb: Dreaming a Better World
ALL THAT WE DO WITH LOVE IS OUR SERVICE.
ALL THAT WE DO WITH JOY IS OUR PURPOSE.
What if we each realized we were ambassadors of the Divine? What if we each knew it was our job (our joy!) to simply radiate love, kindness, and peace wherever we are? What if our very presence made each place we visited a little better? What if we could each make this world a more heavenly place through our smile, our prayers, our thoughts, our love, our laughter, our words, our touch, our actions?
My personal goal is to help make the world a better place–in whatever way I joyfully can. One thing I like to do is focus on the positive whenever possible. I truly believe that what we focus on, we create–both in our own individual lives and on a global scale. Therefore, I try to watch my thoughts and my words as well as my actions.
My actions nowadays include a lot of writing as well as prayer, song, and other “spiritual work.”
Speaking of writing, I’ve finished my first book! It’s called The Art of Vegetarian Cooking. I have in process multiple books on spiritual themes, but this particular book wanted to come first so that I could support my brother who is newly vegetarian. As a result of preparing this book, I’ve upped my game and am now at 95% vegetarian, and I feel really great–both physically and spiritually. I like feeding my body healthy food and knowing that I’m being kind to animals in the process. This book is for anyone who wants some easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner that are fast, tasty, and really nutritious. You can order the book here: Createspace or Amazon.
Stay tuned. Now that I’ve managed to get my first book out there, more will quickly follow. After years of gestating multiple projects, these babies are lining up ready to be birthed!
Speaking of gestation, many prophecies have foretold of this time on the planet. It is likely to be an uncomfortable time for many as the old paradigms crumble and a New Earth is born. But for those of us who yearn for a more harmonious planet, it is a powerful time of transformation. Like many births, there can be some rather intense labor pains before New Life emerges. Try to breathe through it all. As the Hopi elders said several years ago:
“There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate.”
(To read the entirety of this beautiful prophecy, as well as others, go to http://www.joanocean.com/Hopi.html)
I believe all is in divine order. There are many souls who will be called to assist at this time and there will be many who will leave the planet. Either way it is okay because life never dies; it simply continues in another form. Every soul will have the opportunity to learn and grow, whether on this plane of existence or the next.
My hope is to inspire people to live a life of love and compassion. We have multiple opportunities every day to make the choice to live with either love or fear (as the Course of Miracles says.) Let’s choose love. Even when someone pushes your buttons. Even when certain actions seem abhorrent. Our task is to learn to stand for what is right without devolving into a morass of hatred and anger. Let’s instead choose love.
We are beginning to emerge, after many, many long years, from a patriarchal world of war and chaos. The more feminine path we are being called to walk upon is one of love and cooperation. Can we agree to let go of what no longer works so that we can embrace the new? Can we become our best selves, even when it appears that things are falling apart around us? Can we look for the ways we are alike instead of focusing on all the ways we are different? Will we learn to recognize our common humanity? Will we begin to treat the animals and trees, the water and Earth with enormous respect? Can we be thankful for all our many blessings?
I hope so. I hope we can choose the Path of Love. I hope we can look upon one another with the eyes of compassion and embrace a world of peace. May a new world be born. That is my dream. As the Aborigines say, “Let us dream a better world.”
So be it.
(Earth image by NASA.)