Humanity Rising

This image has come to mind over and over during our current circumstances. I did this in college after 9/11. It was a mixed media project – scratch board, paper, & ink. I started drafting this post with this image on 4/27/2020 during COVID and then resumed it after the George Floyd killing.

This piece is titled Humanity Rising and at the moment it seems more relevant than ever. We are in the midst of a long overdue conversation. Voices that have been oppressed for far too long might finally be heard. There is no curtain to draw back any longer. That curtain is torn and tattered beyond repair. There is nowhere to hide – all the ugly is here for everyone to see.

We are in a moment of massive collective growth. The potential for incredible transformation is before us.

It is time to shine the light into all those dark corners once and for all. Then healing can truly begin.

WHOLE = When Healing Occurs Love Exists
(from my growing Acronym Dictionary)

I want to stay aligned with my commitment to contribute to the calm and not the chaos. I want to stay aligned with love inside of all that is happening so that I continue to learn, to listen, and to take right action.

There will be a better day on the other side of all this. I am starting to feel and envision what it could be like. If we can see it – it will happen.

What is your vision for the world?


Throw away holiness and wisdom,
and people will be a hundred times happier.
Throw away morality and justice,
and people will do the right thing.
Throw away industry and profit,
and there won’t be any thieves.

If those aren’t enough,
just stay at the center of the circle
and let all things take their course.
~ Tao te Ching

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