(Tibetan Prophecy as shared by Joanna Macy)
"There comes a time when all life on Earth is in danger.
Great barbarian powers have arisen. Although these powers spend their wealth in preparations to annihilate each another, they have much in common: weapons of unfathomable devastation and technologies that lay waste our world. It is in this moment, when the future of all beings hangs by the frailest of threads, that the kingdom of Shambhala emerges.
You cannot go there, for it is not a place.
It exists in the hearts and minds of the Shambhala warriors.
And you can't recognize a Shambhala warrior by looking at her or him,
for they wear no uniforms or insignia, and they carry no banners to
show which side they are on. They have no barricades on which to climb
to threaten the enemy, or behind which they can rest or regroup.
They don't even have a home turf. Always they must move across the
terrain of the barbarians themselves.
Now the time has come when great courage -
moral and physical courage -
is required of the Shambhala warriors,
for they must go into the heart of the barbarian powers,
to dismantle the weapons - weapons in every sense of the word.
They must go where the armaments are made and deployed, and also
into the corridors of power where decisions are made.
Now the Shambhala warriors know that these weapons can be dismantled.That is because they are manomaya
(which means mind-made).
Made by the human mind, they can be unmade by the human mind.
The dangers threatening life on Earth are not visited upon us by any extraterrestrial power, or satanic deities, or preordained fate.
They arise from our own choices, our relationships,
our habits of thought and behavior.
So this is the time when the Shambhala warriors go into training.
How do they train? They train in the use of two weapons. What are they?
One weapon is compassion;
the other weapon is wisdom, or insight
into the radical interdependence of all phenomena.
Both are necessary.
Compassion gives you the fuel, the motive force,
to go where you need to go, to do what you need to do.
It means, essentially, to not be afraid of the pain of the world.
When you are not afraid of the pain of the world, nothing can stop you.
But by itself, that weapon is not enough: it can burn you out.
So you need the other, the knowledge of our inter-being.
With that wisdom you know that this is not a battle
between good guys and bad guys;
you know that the line between good and evil
runs through the landscape of every human heart.
You know that we are so interwoven in the fabric of life
that even the smallest act with clear intention has repercussions
beyond our capacity to measure or even see.
By itself, that insight seems abstract and cool,
so to keep moving, we need the heart of compassion as well."
So, when we recognize that the Shambhala warrior lives within all our hearts, and when we find the great courage to face our shadows and heal
our deepest wounds with compassion, love and wisdom,
then we certainly can transform and create Heaven on Earth!
And what a celebration it will be!
P.S. While strolling with my husband through Bayfront park last week,
I had a vision... it was brief but very clear vision..
there were hundreds and hundreds of people in the park...
nobody was wearing masks...
it was a celebration...
people were smiling, embracing and hugging each other...
and rivers of tears were indicating joy of unity,
victory of love and liberation of the soul!
We are FREE!!!...(I heard the echo)
My heart was singing and I felt peace...