Remember the Arab Spring? Fueled by social media, the people of several Arab nations started taking to the streets five years ago to demand a different way of life, a change in the relationship they have with their governments. Now granted, the Egypt, Libya and Syria of today may not look exactly like what we might have expected as a result of the protests – but if we look at our own history in America we can see that, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, its arc is long but does indeed bend towards justice.
So we need the Arab Springs, and the long hot summers of discontent — but they’re just the beginning.
Beauty Buggery and Bliss are powerful intoxicating, addictive forces: they can lead us to concsiousness, to soulful awakening and a fulfilled life, but they can also lead us into an oblivion of compulsive behaviours, negativity and unconsciousness.
AIDS was a collective wake up call to gay people and to all humanity. Calling us to wake up to the fact that Healing Is Vital - healing of the human condition of separation, fear, conflict and suffering. The alarm bells continue to ring out but humanity keeps pressing the snooze button and waking up is taking some time...