Sometimes, I feel I am having flashbacks from the sixties. The names and places have changed but the dynamics remain the same. Makes you think twice about the choices Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon made about Vietnam. Time to prepare for World War III or to fight for peace? Same question, new generation. Innocent people have and will always be caught in the middle. And then there was Woodstock. Hundreds of thousands of golden stardust souls dropping out and searching for their way back to the garden. The answer does not lie in severing ourselves from the roots of our mothers and fathers, but rather in illuminating them. No need to drop out and hallucinate bombers transforming into butterflies (…as the Woodstock song “Back to the Garden” goes). Just as certain as weeds lie dormant in the winter ground waiting for the first spring moment to germinate, certain global leaders are waiting for the first opportunity to exploit other nations geo-politically. A culture clash, a clash between and amongst metaphorical grasses striving for domination of the fields? All striving for the prophesied prime source connection. Caught in the devil’s bargain? Only one question remains. What can I do to make a positive difference today for peace? Point blame? Complain? It won’t do any good. Actually the solution all begins within us and from within. The single and profound act of grasping upon and extracting a single weed of hatred is a civic prayer for drawing, reflecting, and radiating the Light through our prism souls and beyond. We inspire others to garden their spirits by tapping their own respective roots. These are the rainbow streams that ionize the most stubborn stony hearts and then illuminates the resulting spiritual quanta back to the garden. Multiply this act by a couple of million or billion extracted weeds or so, and you have the makings of a global movement.
We are marching to Selma, AL to publicize how illuminating the deepest Judaic roots of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s spirit can do for society.
As Jews, it is our responsibility to protect and strengthen these roots, not only for ourselves, but for eight billion stardust souls seeking to come back to the Garden. This is the same Light that brings out the most radiant distinctive rainbow colors of all faiths and ethnicities. This is the same Light that will help us all get to that Promised Land