We Don't Need to Fight to Unite

[cs_content][cs_section parallax="false" style="margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]My new friend, Frank Gjata, founder of Conscious Ink and creator extraordinaire calls himself a Bliss Activist. For obvious reasons, as a Love Activist, I loved him immediately. Recently, he was inspired to produce a new project, by so doing, inspiring ME.

It’s a video/short film “remake” of Charlie Chaplin’s inspiring speech from “The Great Dictator”, in which he made an impassioned plea for justice, racial equality, peace, and freedom. In its various forms, his speech has been viewed in the tens of millions. You may have seen it. (Here’s a link to one version: https://goo.gl/RVZ0S8)

Written over 75 years ago, Chaplin’s speech was bold and ahead of its time…so Frank wondered what message Chaplin might deliver to us if he were alive today.

And today's times are without question, challenging.

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Because the power and control is always only inside of each of us. When we're disconnected from our innate nature of love and peace, the political upheaval, civic unrest, and focus on greed and power becomes a convenient distraction from looking inward.

Our outer world is always a reflection of our inner world --you and me both. And yes -- the greed and power mongering is merely a symptom of the shame and self-loathing that occurs when we don't do the inner work.

Because when we love ourselves without condition, we heal the planet.

We don't have to fight to unite -- the fighting feels so futile and doesn't solve anything. Our need to be right serves us when we seek anything outside of ourselves to validate that we are worthy.

We are and have always been created for love. From this place of love and inner mastery, we get to take back the responsibility for  our own sense of fulfillment.

We can stop blaming the party or the person or the leader or the boss or the husband or the wife or the disease -- there are many forms deflected blame can take --  and we can begin again, right here, with our deep craving to love ourselves without condition.

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