Watch the 15-minute convo that will change how you see activism: https://player.vimeo.com/video/173503021
Making it real
“We made our decision based on love for our neighbors”.
-Craig Hasselbach, Lead Pastor, LifePointe Church, Ft. Collins, Colorado
I was thinking about this, and to me it seems that as challenging as it can be, coming from love is necessary if we want to see real and lasting change.
I’ve noticed that when I come from frustration, anger or “ego”, it pushes away what I want, and usually the problem is either the same or worse.
As counter-intuitive as this is, as annoying as it is, the dynamic seems to be real.
Have you noticed this also, or is your experience different?
Here’s a slide from my talk a couple years ago at the Building Biology conference, which may help illumine the idea:
Strength + Love = Change.
Maybe this is what Jesus, Gandhi, and other world changers were trying to tell us.
Love isn’t a pushover. Like any mama bear, you don’t mess with her cubs. Her love is exceedingly fierce.
Fierce love doesn’t give up, and it always protects life.
As you may know, several groups, including our team, are charting new ways of activism in this direction.
Perhaps when we act from a position of strength, we are less focused on our own survival, so it becomes easier to also act from love and build relationships. And with agendas such as “5G” now being pushed (see my video on the FCC & 5G), relationship-building is more important than ever.
I believe the combination of strength + love is what will create the systemic change we seek.
Perhaps finding our way there is even the invitation for the human species as a whole at this time.
Heather’s next event: April 20th in Denver
By the way, the woman in the video is Heather Lahdenpera, LAc. She and an amazing team of change-makers and leading experts are hosting a free event called Screen Time Colorado in Denver, on April 20, 2017. If you can arrange to be there in person, do so!
Below is Heather’s inspiring perspective, and you can read more about this inspiring story here:
“If we pay attention to what is happening in our country, every day we will see that corporate interests are being put before human and environmental interests in so many areas of our lives. I have always done what I could by signing petitions on line when I see one that speaks to me, but I had never really taken serious action.
“It is easy to become paralyzed by the feeling of powerlessness. However, when I found out that a cell tower was proposed to be placed on top of a church roof, right next door to my childrens’ school and within line of sight of my house, I could not stand idle. I understood the dangers of yet another layer of radio frequency radiation being placed near my children and family.
“So, I took action. It was the most empowering thing I have ever done. As I began to notify and mobilize the neighborhood, many neighbors began to thank me for taking action. They believed there was nothing that could be done to stop this. Once people knew they had a forum where they could voice their concerns, the community worked together and we made a small dent in this growing problem.
“I found that I shared values with my neighbors, many of whom I didn’t previously know. The church leaders at our neighborhood church, LifePointe, listened to our concerns and decided not to place a cell tower on their roof. I feel moved to stay involved with this extraordinary church with which I had had no prior connection.
“I encourage everyone to take a stand for things that matter, especially our health.”
-Heather Lahdenpera, LAc, Fort Collins, Colorado