Can we see through the masks of our own illusion?
Are we willing to look?
Chances are we will see what we may not want to see,
it may be we see
what we fear the most.
But in time we will grow used to seeing
the reflection of our own innocent vulnerable
selves on this planet.
The masks will drop away and the real
human will emerge.
And dropping away that mask of pretence,
to be ‘some one’ in the world might
just give us the answer we need.
To return once more to our own innocence
might just be the saving grace of this planet,
these elements, this animal kingdom.
What incredible deeds we may do
for the sake of wearing an ill-fitting mask
that no longer serves the kind of people
we are growing into.
The true love a child feels for an animal
would ban those cruel and heartless,
meat curing, factory farms to non-existence
and each tender embrace of each animal
would be included in our prayers for humanity.
And we will care so deeply for the earth
because it is a mirror of our own tenderness
and our need to nourish ourselves
a place for sanctuary,
We will honor the fire because it mirrors
the destructive energy we all hold inside
ourselves that we need to use sometimes
with care and respect.
We will not dare to pollute the air and the winds
for fear it will contaminate our own lungs
and reflect back the damage we can
cause to the atmosphere that we are creating.
The waters of life would be purified as we cleanse
our own bodies,
thus never would one item of plastic,
non recyclable waste toxic accumulation
be discarded upon any beach or river bank,
lest we suffocate like a fish, a bird,
wrapping itself within threads of disused useless rubbish.
No loss of dignity,
no loss of power,
because power is itself,
the being who truly can adopt their vulnerability,
knowing it to be one of their greatest strengths.
Letting that mask fall and revealing
the true identity of the human race
takes one movement,
a deep surrender to their own story,
to their own heart ache,
to the love they once felt for themselves.
Their own true nature.
THE true nature.