In the face of seemingly relentless parades of human and environmental nightmares, it is easy for one person to feel overwhelmed and powerless: What can just one person do in the face of massive global disruptions?
Actually, one person is just about as powerful as you can get; one person with focused intent.
There is the Hebrew saying, To save one person is to save the world. But is that really possible? Or just wishful thinking?
Again, actually, it’s true.
We’ve evolved to think of ourselves as separate from one another and the environment, when the exact opposite is true.
In quantum physics the theory of non-locality suggests that there is no such thing as distance; that at the sub-atomic level and beyond there is, in effect, only one of ‘us.’
And if there is only “one of us,” and as everything in the universe vibrates, and that higher vibrations transform lower vibrations, then all each one of us has to do is to practice, as the Buddhists say, “right living.” That practice raises our vibration, which in turn, is instantly fed into the system of all humanity and the planet, and the universe itself.
Certainly in a material, 3-dimensional world, it helps to get involved in our communities and the world at large, but by also working on ourselves and wishing the best for others, an energy wave resonates outwards in all directions and is received by everyone and everything, instantly.
Also, the interior work we do on ourselves we also do for all others as well, those who don’t have the time or inclination or the will. When food goes into the mouth it doesn’t just serve the mouth but the entire body. What we do for ourselves, we do for others, whether we know it or not.
Of course, this also means that any negative energy we put out or direct to ourselves, whether in the forms of self-criticism, or guilt, or anger, or shame, also resonates throughout the planet and to each living being on it.
That is the level of our ability.
That is the level of our responsibility.