Sunday, September 1, 2013

Dreamers of the Same Dream

Ayres Rock, Google, from worldmusic.net

I am seeking out the ancestral songlines
imprinted on the earth during the dreamtime.
Along those pathways will I walk,
loving every rock and tree.

The aborgines, wise beings, tell us 
we have lost our way,
that we are dreaming 
the wrong dream.

Our thoughts are full of More, and Not Enough,
instead of How do we give back?
Our thoughts are of Different and Other
instead of We are All One,
dreamers of the same dream,
connected to the All That Is.

The earth, too, is alive,
and everything alive has a spirit.
Friends, it is time to awaken
to a dream of a new earth.
We have been asleep
for far too long.
Awaken, before we wake into
a nightmare.

The world we see
reflects our global state 
of inner consciousness.
If we believe pollution, imbalance, scarcity, war
are inevitable,
that balance is impossible,
so it will be.
Change comes from being,
not only from doing.
Let us break free of our collective trance
and join the millions of others
who are breathing a new world
into existence.

Please, dear friends:
Awaken.
A new dream is now unfolding.
Let us dream ourselves awake
into a brighter day.


[Thich Nhat Hanh was asked "what do we need to do to save our world?" He replied "What we most need to do is to hear within ourselves the sound of the Earth crying."]


15 comments:

  1. Yes, I hear you. The first step is always envisioning, letting go of the cynical to reach the possible. Yours is bigger, but I think my Labor Day poem goes to the same territory. (I'm going to read some Vietnamese Buddhist thought now.)

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  2. This is so powerful and so true. We should open our eyes and care for our mother earth and each other.
    Hope you are having a peaceful labor day weekend. We are taking it easy : )

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  3. An inspiring read here, Sherry.. A new dream would be a very positive thing..

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  4. Think this should be read by the United Nations. A remarkable piece filled with truth and hope.

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  5. This made me cry. You are so right, but those in power are so wrong.
    Well, maybe not all of them. I can see Barack Obama is having a personal crisis about the Syria decision. I'm proud of Stephen Harper for the first time ever, because he has said our troops will not be sent there. I hope he doesn't backtrack on that.
    It's a scary world when we are all so disconnected, definitely not dreaming the same dream.
    A beautiful poem, my friend. A beautiful thought.
    Luv, K

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  6. This is so powerful. I cry in its truth.

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  7. Sherry, what a powerful write. I wish I could put you in charge of the world's inhabitants. I know you would teach us well. Thank you Sherry.

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  8. like us break free of our collective trance and join the millions of others who are breathing a new world into existence. that is my favorite line of many i really liked. the voice speaks to our internal revolution linked to the external, power of positive thought and so much more. thanks for this!!

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  9. Let us dream ourselves awake
    into a brighter day.

    Rightly said Sherry! So much can be done for the good of mankind. It's just some are blind to goodness but back up the opposite!
    Powerful read Ma'am!

    Hank

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  10. Yes, let us dream ourselves awake into a brighter day. Such an uplifting piece, encouraging. Love it!

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  11. Yes, let us dream ourselves awake into a brighter day. Such an uplifting piece, encouraging. Love it!

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  12. ...Our thoughts are full of More, and Not Enough...what a perfect line and it say it all. Very engaging piece.

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  13. It is amazing to me how short-sighted people are in terms of the environment. You have written about it so powerfully, thanks. I showed my sister-in-law who also liked it very much. K. This is Karin of Manicddaily. K.

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  14. The dream time stories are sheer poetry. Read them if you get a chance, Enjoyed this very much!

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