It’s been a long time since I thought about my position as a guardian. A guardian of the earth. A guardian of peace. A guardian of my calling. It’s both empowering and challenging to step into the role of guardianship.
Hold High Watch for the World
Some years back, as a practitioner in the Center for Spiritual Living I helped hold “High Watch” during the sermons. That meant I kept my consciousness focused on the greater good of the collective experience. I became very aware of the group energy and how my participation as guardian influenced the experience.
Become a guardian of what? You choose
You may feel called to become a guardian of the planet. You may feel called to serve as guardian of a special group: women, children, LGBT, immigrants, endangered species, air, water, homeless peoples, abandoned animals, a particular country, a specific cause.
Pick a group that touches your heart and position yourself energetically as a guardian.
Understand the culture of what you’re protecting. I constantly learn new things from the in-depth reports on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) news. I get a glimpse of people who have ideas so far removed from my own that I watch in disbelief. I also see people do marvelous creative, innovative things that change lives and help move a group forward in their evolution. I learn of new technology, new scientific discoveries.
The world is experiencing a lot of dramatic change and it’s certainly challenging to keep up. What change do you want to see in your world? Choose one cause and begin to learn the beliefs and fears and needs of both sides.
Begin by changing yourself
Get yourself out of the way of the change you choose to support. Look closely at your unexpressed beliefs that will affect how you respond or react. Make certain you can see the situation from both sides and all points in between. Clear out your own unconscious judgment, and move into a neutral, supportive, nurturing place of holding high watch for the situation. Send the energy of inclusiveness so that opposing sides can recognize they are one and the same energy. Send the energy of empathy so that the choices people make are less self-focused and are oriented toward the highest good for the most people.
Find the community “yes”
I’m certain the majority of people want the environment to be safe but the opposition comes from what they think harms the environment. One group thinks pesticides are OK. Others feel certain they are not. How do you bridge that?
The extent of your ability to serve as a guardian depends on where you are in your own life. If you’re in survival mode, the wellbeing of the planet is not very high on your list. The more secure you are in your self-care, the more time you have to become a guardian, a steward, a protector.
The level of survival a person is experiencing affects their participation in situations outside their own needs and that’s why some other people are not as concerned or as involved as you are.
Be a guardian of our planet
A new consciousness is rising – a transformational consciousness of inclusiveness, a consciousness of deep reverence for nature and her gifts. And yet, those of us who are aware, and who are caring, are still in the minority.
However, because we are working with our higher consciousness, because we serve as energetic guardians, we do make a difference. Our focused consciousness and energy create positive waves in our world.
Spend more time visualizing the world you want. Learn new ways you can help make the change and share that with others. Meditate with others. March with others. Become active in your community, your state, your country.
Think of the world seven generations in the future
What we do today will impact future generations. We must think beyond our own life and be concerned with our legacy.
A guardian. A protector. A preserver. We are all of those. For ourselves and for our children’s children. We have a big job to do. How can you express and expand your role as guardian?
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