Many spiritual friends I know are wondering why their visions are now surfacing in their awareness. And the answer that keeps coming to me is that now is the time for visions to be realized. Especially visions which will help us create a healthier, saner world. And leave a legacy to be proud of you the future. Look around us friends. Do you not see so many systems and processes collapsing or at least damaged? Look at what we have done to the environment with our greed and the weather with our human impacts on climate change. If the visions do not come forth now to be manifested – when? What are we waiting for?
Visions are hard work. Difficult to carry, as I can speak to, and even more difficult to bring into reality. Even after you know what the vision is calling you to do and you understand the many levels of what you have seen. A first – huge – step in bringing forth your vision is to ask for help. You have to recoginize you can't do it all yourself. Begin to gather those around you who see the value in your vision and are willing to work with you. And then make the vision theirs as well. Give it away so you may keep it. Sounds easy, but for some it is not. Some feel they own their vision and must be the guardian and parent of it. When, in reality, those who have had a vision are keepers of that vision, meant to share it and enlist all who are willing to create from the soul of the vision.
The vision I had for Sanctuaries of the Earth Mother came to me about fifteen years ago. And was forgotten until four years ago. Then it sat in my mind and heart as I waited for some clarity around it. When I thought I understood what I had seen on the mountain so many years ago, I wrote a book which included the journey of this vision. From there my wife and I began discussing it and a friend got involved. We three came together around my books and the vision and spent a year and a half refining, debating, arguing, agreeing, dismissing and trusting in the vision of Sanctuaries. The, when time was again right, others began to appear. And my wife and I moved to yet another state – Colorado – where the vision sent us. Now we are a council circle of 13 from around the world and several thousand supporters. As I said – the time for visions is now.
Now our circle faces its' fears and doubts and moves ahead with giant strides rather than meek footsteps. Ready to backstep when needed and leap obstacles when needed a well. What comes next for this vision? Land, people, programs, legacy, teaching, learning, gathering, ceremonies – all is becoming clearer each day. And the trust of the circle in the process makes that clarity burn like an Earth bound star. My vision? No more. I am honored to have been the one given the task of carrying it and understanding it and sharing it now that the time is right. Now it is the vision of any and all in the circle who see its' merit. Beautiful!
As I watch this unfold and work with my brother and sisters on the specifics of building on the vision, I see other members of the circle having visions about the vision. One sees the building we need to build to house the programs. Another sees the documentary we will create. Another envisions the land we are seeking. And so on – around the circle. Each with a role, each needed for the vision to be complete. Just as a circle with spokes goes lopsided if one of those spokes is missing, so the vision would be damaged if one of the spokes was broken or missing. Not always easy, but so necessary, that all play their role and understand all roles are equal in a circle.
In our group forming around the vision of Sanctuaries, some have not remained as spokes in the wheel. Some were not ready for the spiritual commitment needed and had to leave. Others still had need of too much healing of their own yet to be able to avoid ego and fear – and so had to leave. Others wished to be involved only for their own benefit and so their energy was toxic to the group – and so also moved on. This was part of my vision – all were welcomed who came in good heart and pure energy. And that Creator would not allow those with wrong intent or those lacking in spiritual grounding to stay. And the Earth Mother would usher those out who would not be strong spokes in the wheel. I believe this is for all spiritual visions now growing like flowers in a spring meadow. Certainly those I am involved with and those I know of through the circles manifesting them.
Whether you are carrying a vision or have been told of another's vision, be certain now is the time. Be a spoke if you are ready. Know there will be challenges. Conditions and people walking in darkness will get in the way. And make you question yourself or the mission. The stronger the circle – the sturdier the spokes – the less effect these negative energies will have. Know, like in out Sanctuaries non-profit effort, many will come but only some will stay. Even as I am now excited by the 13 from around the world serving as spokes on the wheel with me, I also know some may move on. That is always okay. Others appear and the wheel roles forward. As long as the vision is strong and positive. It must be so. For the time for visions is now.