Extracts from “A great turning”

Here are extracts of a beautiful text “A great turning” by Julian Rose (http://www.zengardner.com/a-great-turning/):

To many, the answer to this nagging interruption to their daily addictions is to shoot the messenger.

No gun required; just turn on the TV, crack-open a beer, go to the fridge, stick-on a catchy piece of music; chat on the internet, mow the lawn, fiddle with the smart phone –  you know the rest.

Then there’s another way of shooting the messenger: get a job which negatively impacts upon the health and welfare of this living breathing planet.

That means most jobs. 

Because most ‘jobs’ are built upon a denial that the great turning even exists!

They plough right through and flatten it without even realising it’s there. They nullify the life force with their money obsessed paralysis, thus rendering void all things living.

‘Nine to Five’ is not the way to stay alive – it is a programmed parasitic work ethic designed to automize and suck the life out of humanity. Avoid this fate if you want to remain sentient and subtle enough to respond to the messenger’s call.

….

Our world stands on the brink of discovering itself anew. We are a ripening fruit on the tree of life.

The great change that we yearn for awaits within us to be given clearance to fly. You have only to let go of your hold on that which holds no promise. Let all things superficial fall-away.

Let gravity take them to be melted down in the great furnace below. Let all become deep and move to the rhythm of celestial callings.

Remove the watch whose hands tick-off the hours – telling only the story of linear time and the division of oneness into a million splintered parts. Nano particles that glitter in the neon flattened windows of sterile main street money. Let die that part of you which still clings to such a nefarious chimera.

A great turning is upon us. Spare this day to enter its temple. Touch a deeper seam in your trembling soul and share your treasure joyfully.

Thanks Julian

Love,

Leo

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