I watched the new Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RBG) movie the other day. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it. She’s an inspirational powerhouse. I got goosebumps too many times to count as I watched her exhibit such strength and passion as she advocated for equal rights. One of the key quotes in the movie was attributed to a professor Freund who said, “A court ought not be affected by the weather of the day, but will be by the climate of the era.”
We can get distracted by the weather and miss the bigger picture, which is that the climate is changing. I’m not talking about the environment here, but the culture. RBG said in the movie that change was already happening and the laws needed to be updated to reflect the change. We often think of it as the other way around.
As I look around, I see a continuous wave of the feminine rising and at the same time, a reaction to it. The new can often feel threatening to the status quo, and well, it is, but we are in the midst of a revolution. Although it’s one of the heart and the fears about that shift are clearly evident. You might think that it would be easy to choose love over fear, but often it isn’t.
It’s as though this next phase began in January 2017 as we marched in Washington. This movement has continued with women entering politics in unprecedented numbers, the Parkland students speaking out, and with the children around the world standing up for the environment. We are living history and our participation in this is critical to the future.
But what role does each of us play in this revolution of the heart? What can we do as the climate is changing? One thing we can do is choose love and compassion in each moment and be as courageous as we can in attempting to live it. The other thing we can do is to turn within. That is the only place where we can discover what our own unique individual part is in this transformation of the culture.
If we listen deeply, love speaks to us, through dreams and intuitions, synchronicities and inspirations. We need to bring as much love as we can into the world now. Share as much love as we are capable in every way imaginable and give our divinely-inspired gifts without reservation. We need to choose to love ourselves, our neighbors, and well, everyone. Let’s work together to create a climate of love and acceptance and let that be our legacy to the future.