Immensity of time
Our times are unique. We know more about our past and futures than ever before. Our knowledge not only spans millennia, in both directions, for our world but the cosmos as well—out to origins and endings.
That awareness can be hard. Joanna reaches into it:
We live in a time when our Karma that is, the consequences of our actions, thanks to science and industrial capitalism, extends into geological time, reaches across hundreds of thousands of generations.
This connects with pain and loss:
The decisions we make right now, in a multitude of activities, will have a direct effect on whether future generations, centuries and centuries, millennia from now, will be able to be born sound of mind and body.
And there’s a gift here too. It brings our-your-my, human, experiences and felt connections with each other and other species closer. Awareness of consequences or suffering alongside the vitality and aliveness of being engaged. We become more aware of our power to matter—we matter much more than we think—and act for positive shifts.
You better believe that… the future ones are therefore in our actions right here, now. Feathered ones and scaled ones and so are the ancestors by the same token. I want you to feel them present. Along with the brothers and sisters of all species and forms of beauty and strength.
Her call resonates for me and I hope for you:
You can let them be yours, yeah you deserve that. Because they’re on your side you see. To be a human now, in this darkness of uncertainty. They’re all plugging for us. Please feel them, the ancestors and the future beings. Let them laugh in your ear, as well as slap you on the backside and pull you forward. Because we have great work to do.