Ive been feeling to do a 2020 vision post, all year, yet been waiting for the inspiration. Well last night it happened and as the rain falls heavily on the roof of my boat, here it is.
As many will know, my country of residence, Australia, has been burning ferociously for the last few months. Over 2000 homes have been destroyed, 20 people have died, around one billion animals have been killed or currently dying and around 12 million hectares of forest burnt. Last night, Uplift, (https://uplift.tv) organised a fundraiser gathering for animals hurt in the fires, that packed 600 people into our biggest hall, where we all connected with some omms, chants, talks and prayers. (I imagine the full night will be on that channel soon)
What has Ozzy fires got to do with Toad/5 some may ask. Well as the panel reflected, these fires are seen to be a wake up call not just to Australians but the world at large, that we now are entering the very dangerous and deadly stage of man made climate change. I know there is at least one person in this group who will dispute that, yet who or what is causing climate change is not the purpose of this post. Comments from the panel reflected that we need to listen to the Earths protests and immediately act on implementing solutions. Some solution ideas differed slightly yet all echoed that now it time for serious action, whatever that action is.
As some may know I’ve been an activist for change for around 40 years. Since discovering Toad, 5 years ago I have felt that the best chance this amazing planet ocean has of sustaining the many species that live on her is that humanity needs to have a quantum leap on consciousness to understand our true connection with the Divine, Source, God, or whatever name you wish to call it. I believe Toad/5 is an important ingredient in that leap. So I have been working to assist this sacrament/ritual to enter the human psych through this page, making a documentary, spreading the word, working with the toad/5 community, assisting with safety protocols and doing the work on myself (lots more needs doing).
I feel, that when people feel the epiphany that Toad/5 offers and are able to release themselves from the clutches of their ego they are able to see that they are apart of creation and not seperate to it. The great mystery is revealed. This offerers an opportunity to live in right relations with mother Earth/Ocean. Of coarse ego doesn’t want to let go of the drivers seat and the tight grip it has held on us over our evolving souls lifetimes, so this needs work. We need to let the ego know that all will be better when the ego steps out of the drivers seat and it wont be the end of the world when this happens. In fact the opposite I believe is possible. I trust it is possible to create a utopian society when the ego and all it trappings like fear, hatred, separation, greed, insecurity, etc take the back seat. Whether humans have what it takes to make that leap remains to be seen.
So the panel was asked what do we do now. Along with many practical ideas of challenging the current government and status quo, in true Byron style, I was impressed to hear most speakers suggesting to turn the action inwards. Do the work on ourselves, be the change we want to see, live from the heart, help our fellow neighbours with selfless acts of love, listen to, respect and speak out for the earth, oceans and its animals from a place of love, don’t buy into patriarchy and humanities negative traits, be fully present in this moment, listen to the indigenous custodians, cooperation not competition, clear and still the monkey mind and more.
Many in this group have had this epiphany and may have also seen the writings on the wall and be wondering, what more can I do to consciously play apart in positive evolution. Interestingly the comments above shared last night relating to the current bushfires crisis seem quite relevant. I don’t let fear control my actions and I watch when my ego steps in and I question its messages and whether if serves love or separation. I live my passion and work on being a better, more loving and empowered human. And I trust that what is happening is some how apart of a larger plan of evolution unfolding on Earth that we are given the amazing opportunity to effect and be apart of. Don’t under estimate what one person and a million people can achieve. I bow and acknowledge everyone of you that has entered this realm and been doing the work.
So dear 5 tribe and Toad family we have been given an incredible opportunity to merge with the divine and how we respond to this experience may just influence our destiny and many of the species that we share this planet with. So give it your best shot. Don’t put it off. Do it now.
Ok, now after reading this a few times, Ive inspired myself. So what more can I do to play my part in this unfolding human evolutionary process? So my belated new years resolution to myself, starting now, is… Have a long break from coffee, sugar, bread and junk food, eat more live greens, do yoga and meditation every day, be fearlessly open and honest with everything I do, bring deep awareness to all my interactions with the feminine, act from my heart and not my mind, open more to nature, make friends with my ego, focus and get back into editing my doco. www.toadwhalesun.com. What more can you do?
Below Bruce Lipton’s talk and Hollys poem ‘Are you with me’ at bushfire gathering .