It is a great rebellion to keep your heart open in a world gone awry. Perhaps the greatest revolution there is. To look at the darkness and hate, the addiction to consumerism, the unconsciousness that falls like film over our eyes, and still demand your right to a full and open heart. It is a great rebellion, in a world that tells us happiness comes from things, from bigness and grandness, to take immense joy in simplicity, to live with little, to need little. To do what we love. To be free and empowered in our bodies. To hope. It is a revolution to wake up each morning, clear the debris from our hearts, open to whatever and wherever we may find connection, and chose to seize life by the balls. It is the greatest rebellion to live with wildness and freedom in a world that tells a million lies about limitation and scarcity. It is a revolution to speak and act and move from a place so deep in you that the world will be changed in ways we cannot always see with our eyes.
I live in a townhouse co-operative. We live in small homes and grow our gardens massively. We live amongst people speaking many languages, living many lifestyles, from many places, of many races. We are rebels reveling in our small patch of woods, growing food in our gardens, lining the sidewalks with lemonade stands, getting to know one another on our morning walks. We are recommunitizing our world. It is a daily revolution.
What is happening in our country today is a test of just how rebellious and revolutionary our hearts will be. Will we chose that now is the time to start reclaiming our wildness? To start rebuilding our communities ourselves, leaving complacency and lies about our powerlessness as a story of the past, choosing instead to live straight from the heart. Will we strip these unconscious beliefs, let go of the ways we’ve agreed to the story, gather in community and create our own world; a world where connection is the fabric of existence, where we rebel by joining together all ages, races, nations, and revive our right to love?
Will we use the greatest rebellion, the rebellion of a wild and free heart, to guide us into a new world? The rebellion is simple. The revolution is clear. It is a commitment to following in every moment, in every way, our free, wild, and open heart. Following it back to each other, back to the land. The greatest rebellion; the act of following our open heart, no matter what.
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