You may have your doubts. If so, you're not alone. Just last week, a dear friend lamented that in all her years she's never seen such hatred, so many lies, such poisonous expression of "ideals" by fringe groups (not to mention music groups) as is common today. I've heard people in their eighties say the same. I admit there's some evidence for this view. Fortunately, that's only part of the picture!
Consider this: It's likely that the people who today spew hatred via mass media have harbored similar beliefs for a long time. In fact, unkind perspectives are often passed down through generations. Historically, corrosive comments were expressed in the relative privacy of homes and on front porches, or over the back fence. But ugly thoughts existed. And persisted. Whether these same views were shared in public was an entirely different matter. This meant we might have regularly encountered "wolves" who wore "sheep's clothing" and been none the wiser. Today these beliefs are coming to the fore, "seeing the light of day." Celebrate. Exposure to LIGHT ultimately reveals TRUTH. See?!?! Obvious ugliness can be seen as great news!!!
Let's get these harmful thoughts and feelings out in the open where error can be revealed and suffering healed. Make no mistake; people who harbor hatred in their hearts are suffering its effects, often physically. If revealing and healing takes a while, it's okay. At least we're moving in the right direction, and we have a far better chance of knowing where we truly stand with one another in the interim.
But that's just a sneak peek at what's working. There's much more good news than that. If it's true that things have never been darker, we don't have to look far to see that they've never been LIGHTER, either! The latest marketing for Kraft's Triscuit cracker is heavily touting (get this) HOME FARMING! Did you read that right? Yes. You did. Check it out. It's pretty cool. McDonald's has an ad featuring yoga. (That's YogA, not yogurt, but either one is good.) McDonalds. Yoga. Yep. Shift-shift-shift. We're moving in the right direction.
The polarization of humankind is guiding us inexorably toward a glorious tipping point. As a species, we are moving from fear to FAITH. We are. It wasn't too long ago that our collective preoccupation with a certain white Bronco kept us from caring about (or perhaps even knowing about) the disaster that devastated our brothers and sisters in Rwanda. That would not happen today. Since then we've had Katrina and Rita, and the Tsunami, and several earthquakes, including those in Haiti and Chile... and we have responded with an UNPRECEDENTED outpouring of love and support! These were natural disasters made worse by lack of care in government planning. Now we have the completely man-made disaster in the Gulf. Certainly these human failures are painful, but, they serve a Higher Purpose. We are waking up! People are taking notice.
I'm sure you're familiar with numerous "end of days" predictions associated with the coming of 2012, thought by many to be astrologically significant. Some people even wonder if the end of the world or the human race may be near. Nah. It's the end of days, all right. It's the end of an old era that was built on fear and corruption and greed. What we're experiencing now is all of that, which was hidden, coming into the light. It's being exposed as toxic... and shall gradually fade away.
Be not afraid, dear Ones. The battle is already won. We know that the light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness shall never overcome it. Now, remember why that is so: Light has no opposite.
There is only light, and the absence of light. BE THE LIGHT.
Keep it bright.
All is well.