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I’ve learned the value of working towards “going for the gold” in the long view. I’ve learned to hold the vision that Spirit gives me for the changes that are possible, and then it’s my job to energize that vision and call it into being. In some spiritual teachings, it’s called “holding the form.”
For instance, many years ago, when Whole Foods first had a store in my neighborhood in Los Angeles, they had a lot of organic produce. It seemed REALLY expensive compared to what was available for non-organic produce at other stores. (FYI, I also shopped at Trader Joe’s, my favorite store to this day.)
Although the organic foods were much more expensive, I decided to purchase them, not just because I wish to eat organic foods without toxic pesticides. I wished to support the growth of that industry. I like to give financial support to people who are doing the work that I feel is most valuable and most supports the world I’d like to live in.
I realized that it might cost me $200 more per year to eat organic, but I felt that was the only way to support that industry and those farmers, and bring the cost down. Since then, the price of organic produce has gone WAY down. And it continues to go down as organic is more and more popular.
I knew that it took years for a farmer to be able to turn their farm to organic, and I was in it for the long run. Sometimes we invest in the big picture even though it seems like our little choices won’t add up to changing the big picture. In truth, it’s quite often that our little changes and efforts are the only thing that CAN change the long view.
The things we do today to value the environment for the future are so valuable.
I’m very excited about our future right now. I hold the long view that in 10 years’ time, in America we will have many more seats in congress and in local public offices held by women, and particularly women of color. Beautiful, brilliant women who truly care about children, housing, economics, and the welfare and well-being of the people in these United States.
I’m holding the long view, and it feels SO good to me. I’m loving it! Right now, I look at the news each day and I simply say “Wow! Who ever thought THAT would happen?” Things are changing, they’re blowing up, they’re falling down, and I have faith in the vision of Unity that we’re calling forth. I’m going for the gold, and that is investing wisely!
What are you holding for the long view of your life and your community?
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