from youtube video Awaken The Mother Mind
The time of the warrior is past,
the time of wars and killings,
of linear thought, of invasions and
take-overs, lust for power,
and the oppression, killing
and subjugation of people.
It is time for the Divine Feminine to arise,
time to awaken the Mother Mind,
which sees from the womb,
from the place of giving life,
whose vision is circular, inclusive,
gazing in all directions at once,
respectful of all beings,
respectful of all life.
The shaman says we must feel what is happening
in the core of our being: it hurts,
but when we understand the other's pain,
we can work to ease that pain.
We cannot then disassociate from
what is happening to others.
This is a painful seeing.
But mothers are born strong enough
to bear the pain of others,
wise enough to see the samenesses
between us are greater
than our differences.
The shaman says, "We must think like grandmothers."
Grandmothers cherish life.
Grandmothers have gained life wisdom.
Grandmothers know how futile is
the firing of bullets and bombs.
Grandmothers know the way of peace
cannot be won by war,
and that freedom is not free
if thousands shed blood to achieve it.
Let the warriors rest
from their thousand years of warring.
Let the Mother Mind flower all over this planet.
Let the joyous bells ring out for
thousand years of peace.
*Zulu shaman Credo Mutwa's video Awaken the Mother Mind inspired this poem. The thousand years of war and peace is from Tennyson's "In Memoriam", which Sumana reminded me of yesterday. I'll enclose the video for those who might wish to view it. It is short and sweet.