The New Religion of the 21st Century

The potency of our worldviews is part and parcel of the wild resiliency keystone process, The Power of Arrival — A Self in the World. What I like about the poetic worldview expressed by Brian Piergrossi below is that it is life affirming, that it is grounded in love and the intelligence of the heart as the primary orienting loyalty in life.

He also captures a sense of the drama of our times, of the tensions between that which is dying and that which is seeking birth, an honoring of all life, and the innate impulse for transformation: “Embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings.”

Love Now is thus a great expression for me of our wild resiliency, “our love of life.” The potential shadow side of such self identification and one I carry and share with fundamentalists of all hues is a hidden elitism. I don’t pick this up in Brian’s poem, but I am sensitive to the dangers of anything presenting an ‘us and them’ perspective.

Love Now
The New Religion of the 21st Century

On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence and things seem dark
But calmly and quietly, at the same time, something
else is happening underground
An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals
are being called to a higher light
It is a silent revolution
From the inside out
From the ground up

It is time for me to reveal myself
I am an embedded agent of a secret, undercover
Clandestine Global operation
A spiritual conspiracy
We have sleeper cells in every nation on the planet

You won’t see us on the T.V.
You won’t read about us in the newspaper
You won’t hear about us on the radio

We don’t seek any glory
We don’t wear any uniform
We come in all shapes and sizes
Colors and styles

Most of us work anonymously
We are quietly working behind the scenes in every country
and culture of the world
Cities big and small, mountains and valleys, in farms and villages,
tribes and remote islands

You could pass by one of us on the street and not even notice
We go undercover
We remain behind the scenes
It is of no concern to us who takes the final credit
But simply that the work gets done

Occasionally we spot each other in the street
We give a quiet nod and continue on our way so no one will notice

During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobs
But behind the false storefront, at night is where the real work takes place

Some call us the ‘Conscious Army’
We are slowly creating a new world with the power of our minds and hearts
We follow, with passion and joy
Our orders from the Central Command
The Spiritual Intelligence Agency

We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no one is looking
Poems
Hugs
Music
Photography
Movies
Kind words
Smiles
Meditation and prayer
Dance
Social activism
Websites
Blogs
Random acts of kindness

We each express ourselves in our own unique ways
with our own unique gifts and talents

‘Be the change you want to see in the world’
That is the motto that fills our hearts
We know it is the only way real transformation takes place
We know that quietly and humbly we have the power
of all the oceans combined

Our work is slow and meticulous
Like the formation of mountains
It is not even visible at first glance
And yet with it entire tectonic plates shall be moved in the centuries to come

Love is the new religion of the 21st century

You don’t have to be a highly educated person
Or have any exceptional knowledge to understand it

It comes from the intelligence of the heart
Embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings

Be the change you want to see in the world
Nobody else can do it for you

We are now recruiting
Perhaps you will join us
Or already have….
All are welcome…
The door is open

Brian Piergrossi
(From the book ‘The Big Glow‘)

“….stay at the center of the circle
and let all things take their course….”
— Lao Tzu

“True freedom and the end of suffering is living in such a way as if you had completely chosen whatever you feel or experience at the moment.” — Eckhart Tolle

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