On 9/11/01, I was at home in San Francisco with my family. A relative called to tell us about the attacks, and we switched on the TV. It stayed on for two days, as we watched the events unfold. Our home was near the airport, and the hum of aircraft was so much a part of our lives we didn’t notice it much anymore. But on that day, the planes were grounded, and the silence was palpable.
My oldest son was almost two years old then, and I remember watching him play happily in the sunshine and thinking, “What kind of a world will he grow up in? Will he have to live his life in fear?”
In the decade that followed, we’ve seen the payoff of a focus on fear and hate. War, greed, desolation, selfishness, cruelty. And profound loss.
We’ve also seen acts of courage, heroism, and unconditional love. We’ve seen hope and generosity rise from the devastation of disaster to touch lives and change hearts. In the last ten years, more and more people are experiencing a spiritual awakening … realizing that there is more to our experience on this planet than what we can see, touch, or grab for ourselves. And more and more of us feel called to reach out to others to share the fruits of our awakening, building networks and communities to bring us together and raise the vibration of the planet.
This weekend, One the Event is bringing people together to catalyze a collective shift to love and unity that will move us past the fear and hate of the last decade. You can be part of the event in person, if you’re in the Seattle area, or join in the global webcast.
I’ve been asked to host a special live radio broadcast today, as part of One the Event. Tune in today at 3 pm Pacific / 6 pm Eastern to hear me interview Shann Vander Leek and Raven Mardirosian. We’ll talk about reinventing our lives, and how to truly make the shift from fear to love … and the changes that making that shift can bring into our lives.
Where you were ten years ago? What were your dreams? And where are you today?
With every breath we take, we can change our course … change our lives … by shifting out of the fog of fear and into love.