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Focus: Change occurs with one little spark and I might just be the spark that changes our collective consciousness to peace and integrity. ~ DEBBIE MILAM

Focus: The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~ NELSON MANDELA


We are living in a world where we are constantly shown, by the media, man's inhumanity toward each other through violence, terrorism, and war. Never has there been a time that our light is more needed than now.

During this powerful time in history we, as a group of conscious beings, actually can shift the awareness of the planet. The soul work we are doing has prepared us perfectly for this precise moment. Our voices, actions and intentions will inspire and heal so many. No longer can we sit by and just visualize our government making conscious choices -- we must combine our spiritual practices with uplifting words and positive action.

Creating a Safe World for Generations to Come

If we can do this I believe, with my whole being, that we are on the brink of something truly amazing. The vision I hold is that we are a moment away from creating a world safe for our children, their children, and all generations to follow.

Some of you might be saying, How can I as one person change what is happening in our government and our world? By becoming a spiritual activist. By being that spark to help others raise their awareness and find peace. This can occur by committing to creating peace within yourself and your family, by voting and encouraging others to vote for political leaders who value humanity, and by helping others discover their light, you set in motion the intention of positive transformation.

Another way to bring about change is to have the courage to voice your opinions to elected officials, media, and newspapers. This can be done by calling or e-mailing your elected officials, writing editorials for your local newspapers and large publications like the New York Times or The Washington Post.

Planting Seeds of Peace in Our Daily Interactions

What if each of us in our daily interactions planted a seed of peace. What if that seed grew and spread. What if we were kind and then others were kind because of it. What if we released our anger in a safe way and showed others how to do it. What if we honored our differences and others did also. What if we voted for political leaders who cherish global peace and others did the same.

We could become that spark to help others raise their awareness. If one by one each of us takes personal responsibility for raising the awareness of humanity we begin to shift the global consciousness toward peaceful ways of being.

Reaching Critical Mass

There is a powerful phenomenon in group behavior called reaching a critical mass. What this means is that one person begins initiating a behavior, others observe it and begin imitating the action. Then one by one others join in until enough people are behaving in the same way and the entire crowd follows, this is the critical mass.

I personally witnessed this phenomenon one weekend when my husband and I took our children to a Marlin's game. The stadium was filled with the energy of 25,000 people, each an individual brought together for the collective purpose of enjoying an afternoon of baseball. My six-year-old daughter Riley, who is very wise and observant, was fascinated by the crowd. As she looked around with determined eyes she leaned over and said, "Mommy, do you think I can get the whole stadium to start doing the Marlins cheer?" I told her, Go for it and see what happens.

She began very quietly chanting, Let's go Marlins, then she looked around and noticed that her father, brother and I were chanting with her. She became more confident and began cheering louder. The section behind and in front of us joined in. Within moments all 25,000 people erupted in a frenzy chanting Let's Go Marlins. My daughter beamed knowing that she ignited a spark of inspiration and passion that spread so quickly.

You Might Be The Spark That Changes Our Collective Consciousness

The light that each of us shares is just like Riley starting the stadium cheering. The healing spark our government and world so desperately needs can be ignited by each of us at any moment. Change always occurs with one little spark, just look at Martin Luther King, Ben Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Theresa, Moses, Christ, and Buddha.

Let us find comfort in the immortal words of Mahatma Gandhi: be that change you wish to see in the world. You never know, you might just be the spark that changes our collective consciousness to peace and integrity.

May you have the courage to speak your truth, may you find peace within and may we all know peace on earth.

  • The Power of One: Being the Spark that Makes the Difference 
  • by Debbie Milam

Recommended book:

Peace Pilgrim's Wisdom: A Very Simple Guide
by Cheryl Canfield (editor, compiler).

Peace Pilgrim's Wisdom: A Very Simple GuideDesigned to help you integrate simple spiritual truths into your life, Peace Pilgrim’s Wisdom is a powerful companion for spiritual growth.  Meditations on the thoughts collected here provide a simple format and guide for study and self-reflection.




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