We live in interesting times, there is no doubt. First-hand experience teaches us that we are on the cusp of change. No matter how things may appear, each of us will have to deal with the problems associated with change and illness as best we can. Knowing what we are going through--really facing the issues directly--will help us to work through them and survive, bottom-line.

It is said that you never really know what it is like to go through something until you experience it for yourself. While the nicest among us know this to be true, we also would not wish any kind of pain and suffering on others. We share in an effort to make each other aware and, it is hoped, reduce the feelings of ‘unknown’ in our lives to a manageable level.

Tapping into the cusp of change means we are on the front lines of awareness, the first to experience the difficulties and processes associated with it. We know life is not always pleasant. We also know our choices are intricately associated with the steps we create on our life path. Perhaps we feel a little like tour guides who have been through the museum so many times that we are able to pay better attention and add some direction to what is coming up ahead.

Anyone who considers themselves well read about philosophy, spirituality, and the human condition in general (beyond experiencing the prepackaged news shows offered these days), is tuned in to the larger picture. This improved view contains a good amount of our shared, past history balanced along with a view of enough hope and possibility for the future. So, here we are--now--on the cusp of change.

The majority of us do not want any more war, death, pain, and suffering. Sure, there are bunches of people whose lives are tied up in the death industry. Their personalities, essences, and raisons d’etre are so inextricably tied to that paradigm it would bring them so much adjustment--and are we ready to deal with it? Look at the ramifications associated with post-traumatic stress we are working with now.

Do we have enough care and compassion among us--all of us, not just a trained, select few--to handle the huge amount of widespread understanding it takes to stop feeding into the destruction? When so much of us have become used to the hands-off style of interaction, no longer looking each other in the eye to communicate, and ‘fearful’ of the ‘danger’ that another person brings, it will take some HUGE changes to overcome and know how best to mesh with each other once again in a peaceful, life-supporting and -enhancing venue.

We are who we are. Deep down, underneath all the fear that drives our existence lies the strength to overcome so much--whether it is our perceived differences, or the unknown, or any “stupid” labels we may choose to embrace. As we sit on the cusp of change, it is time to look beyond “all of this“--and see what lies ahead.

The horizon is before us; the perigee to our next step is nearby. As said in the opening lines to the television series, “Star Trek,” we “boldly go where no man has gone before.” Our rebirth lies ahead--who do we choose to be and where do we choose to go? If our history, indeed, does hold a clue to our future, then we can choose to make it a better place, by far, with less suffering than what so many of us are experiencing now.

We must act and ride the crest of this wave of change with the kind of brave, gnostic spirit that lies within each of us. We go together, assuredly, into this new place and make the unknown known. Hooray for us, who choose to ‘make a difference’ instead of focusing on differences. The time is here, and it is about time to be timeless. Ai, the Conundrum!

For our consideration. ~ Namaste ~ Blessings!

Kathy Custren is a mother of four, who strives for balance and has a deep respect for All. Interests include advocacy, the arts, communication, education, health, humanity's cosmic origins, nature, philosophy, spirituality and wellness. Visit her page "Consciousness Live" on Facebook, and her site at kathyc-mindblogger.blogspot.com.

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