I have said for a while now that I am going through a time of things shifting for me, things changing, in many ways, those changes are unknown to me, but I feel them, at a very deep level. I am open to a shift, I am open to change, for with change comes growth, if we are willing to lean into it, to let it unfold, without having control of the hows and whens, letting things happen in the time and space they are meant too. It can be an unsettling time for many, for me it is a time of great inner peace, of being still, of allowing God ( or the universe or whatever higher power you like to liken things to), to create the new place and path that I am meant to be on.
But in the midst of all of this, I have a lot of thoughts about things going on in the world, about things from the past. It is often said that we have to let the past go in order to properly move forward, but I think that sometimes the past has to be first acknowledged, for healing to happen, to recognize it for all that it was. Whether those things are negative or positive, we may still be required to look at it.
In all of that I find myself questioning who we are as people, as a country,. How it became somehow that as humans we feel we have the right to have superiority over others, that somehow we can justify behaviours and atrocities, on other beings, that our believe system is somehow superior to someone else’s.
I think about how it could have ever been allowed, how anyone ever justified, the ripping of children from their homes, to put them into so called schools to make sure they unlearn their language and culture, that it was somehow justified to create mass graves without even having a record of who some of those placed in those graves are. They were not given proper burials that are sacred to them and their people.
I am deeply saddened by the recent events, but I am even more outraged, that for years there has been promises of change, of healing of acknowledgement of the wrongs done to the peoples who have been here longer than any of us. How is that in this day and age, we have had to watch one of our indigenous people, a wife a mother, be taunted and abused in the very medical system set up to take care of people.
How is it that for years the alarm bells have gone off and government after government, making promises, that changes would come, for our seniors, reform in long term care, yet here we are coming out of a pandemic, thousands and thousands of seniors died, unnecessary and in, in-humane ways in the very homes they were lead to believe would be wonderful places for them to live out their lives.
The bandaids have been ripped off, the wounds wide open, we as people must hold those in places of authority accountable, demand that we do not have more inquiry’s, more studies, that we actually have true and lasting and tangible change made. For our Seniors for our Indigenous People, for our Children, for our Disabled, for our homeless and our failing to do anything sustainable for those with Mental Health and Addictions.
I believe we as a country are in a great state of transition, I believe we all need to take a step back as ourselves are we willing to go with the status quo that if it isn’t happening to us directly, we should be ok thinking and behaving as if its someone else’s problem?
If we allow ourselves to be complacent then are we not part of the problem?
Should be not be demanding that our seniors be given a living wage, after all, we have somehow forgotten it is them who spent their lives paying into having a fund that would allow them a good retirement only to have it robbed by the very governments who were entrusted to ensure it was looked after for future generations, only to know say well there isn’t enough money, so that somehow makes it ok that many of our seniors go without medications, go to the soup kitchens and food banks and are becoming homeless in alarming numbers.
It makes me sad that we seem to have such little regard for human life, that we have somehow justified it because ” well I am just one person so theres nothing I can do” lets us off the hook? But what happens when its you and or your loved one? Will you want someone to do something? A question we should all ask ourselves.
Yes I believe the world we live in is shifting, I believe there is a great amount of transition happening, I wish I had the answers, but I do know I use my voice to try to make a difference whenever and however I can, I am not complacent, sometimes I am not very welcomed because I do speak out, but I will continue to speak out. I hope I can before my days are done have made some kind of positive impact.
There are a great number of good people in this world, but there are far to many that are not, power, money, egos, superiority, they feed into something that is and create so many wrongs, when in fact all of those things should be being used to do good.
This world needs to be loved, to be shown kindness to all, to be gentler, to be willing to ensure everyone stands on equal footing.
We can’t blame it all on the governments because we the people elected them, we can’t blame it all on the churches because we the people went, and followed, without question, we are all responsible, we all need to take a hard look at what we want this world to be going forward.
I don’t expect everyone to agree with my views or thoughts, they are mine, and I surely don’t have all the answers but I do know that doing nothing allows more of these injustices to continue. I just hope that maybe just maybe it will give thought to really look inwards and for us all to take a look at where we go from here.
A state of great flux… I hope, I pray, and then I pray some more.