Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Post-election....from SAND...

There is a crack in everything. That is how light gets in.
                                                                 ~ Leonard Cohen

Love is seeing the unity under the imaginary diversity. 
                                                      ~ Nisargadatta Maharaji

The events of this past week have shaken even further the already fragile sociopolitical order of the world. For many it felt like a complete dissolution of the political system, while some have rejoiced at the election results.

If we truly take nonduality at heart, we find that the conditions of the world that have created the phenomenon Trump are not separate from us. We have all been brewing this conflict, this separation, this fear, in our bodies and in our cultures for a long time.

Maybe now is the moment to truly see, feel, accept and celebrate our interconnectedness. As Nisargadatta Maharaj points out  “We are the creators and creatures of each other, causing and bearing each other's burden.”  We can no longer look for any “them” to resolve our conflicts, protect our lives, and allow our growth, we need to collectively provide the alternative world view in which Trumps are no longer necessary. 

This is the time for a different form of activism. An activism that rises form a deeper level. An activism that does not spring from separation, judgment, hatred or fear. An activism deeply rooted in love, based on the profound understanding that we are all interdependent pieces of this mysterious puzzle we call life. Let’s birth a planet that accepts every human being as equal regardless of their beliefs, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and culture. And let this small SAND community be a catalyst for this emergence.

So please book your calendars for the two upcoming SAND gatherings in 2017. The first one, in Italy, will take place at the Titignano castle August 7 - 13.  Then October 18 -22, SAND17 US will STILL be held at Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose. As much as we love the desert, upon our last visit to Joshua Tree it became apparent that it is not the home for SAND. We will be one more year at Dolce, expecting to move to a new venue in 2018.

The SAND17 topic is "The Emergent Universe". Read the description below and see how much it applies to this conversation! 

the SAND Team

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