What is the culture of consciousness? How much of heritage, ancestry and family legacy do we bring into our lives? Do we start fresh when we are born, or are we born into a culture of consciousness?
With all the division, angst and adversity in the world, the questions beg to not only be answered but also remedied in order to progress as a society. I am very fortunate to have been born in America to a family that suffered no emotional strife. For generations and even centuries, my ancestors’ lives had been neatly paved, but not everyone is so lucky.
Regardless of the years that have passed, millions of people still feel the pain of the Holocaust and even the bitterness of slavery. Native Americans still sting of the loss of their precious land and there are more cultures around the world that suffered at the hands of injustice. These pains and aches are still buried deep within the hearts and the minds of many. No matter how many years pass the legacy of barbarity and injustice remain.
Empathy and understanding are the new “buzz” words as we enter into this new millennium. They are words of peace and progress. As we understand the culture of consciousness and are empathetic to the deep-seated heartaches of others, we could find resolution and eventually peace.