At some point we must stop acting like children. We must stop blaming others for our mistakes and take full responsibility. We must stop pretending that we cannot hear and that we cannot understand. It has been said over and over, and over again. By me and by hundreds of others. Even Jesus, who truly believed that people could not, and would not understand, said, “as you sew so shall you reap, by your words shall it be done unto you”. Yet we have not listened. We have not taken note. We have simply continued our path. Truly.
I should have woken up petrified, worried and maybe like everyone else on Social media on my knees, with my hands up in the air, and tears streaming down my face. I am a Dominican, after all. But I could not.
I could not be petrified of what I had created. I could not be petrified by the results of my continued thoughts and focus. Our Thoughts create our reality. What have I been thinking of over the past month, hurricane, hurricane, hurricane. I tried to blame someone else on Facebook. But I know no one is to blame, this is not a blame game. You cannot blame a person who is not thinking right, for their actions, they know no better. So, I take full responsibility. Because I read the post, I followed them, I watched the pictures and videos and sometimes I even commented. So yes, I created this, we created it, so why should we be petrified of our creations?
Greg Braden, the scientist said, “the square root of 1% of the population can determine the direction of the entire population.” Well Dominica if seventy-three thousand strong so only twenty-seven people need to believe the wrong things for us to create a category five hurricane. And boy did we believe.
One browse of social media will show how much we believed, how much we wanted it, how we almost begged and pleaded with God for it. When hurricane Irma passed, we wondered why we did not get it. We were prepared for it. We post one hundred thousand posts about it. Some of us increased our Facebook profiles with it. Some even dared God to create, claiming how can man have anything to do with hurricane. Our entire focus was on it. So, we created it. We put so much pure energy in it we made it a category five overnight.
In a room filled with men it was said “Everyman is self-made, he draws unto himself success or disaster according to his thoughts.” All the rich and successful men in the room smiled with pride and winked at each other. All the poor, unsuccessful men walked out complaining. “How can they believe we wanted to be in this situation? This is not my fault. It is theirs.”
Well, it is time to take responsibility for our thoughts, our words and our actions.
When I woke up the next morning I was shocked. Because I had not given Marie much credit, it was just a tropical storm. I quote someone on Facebook, “it just turned into a category five hurricane as it hit Dominica.” But what was more shocking was the amount of people who were suddenly concerned. Everyone who had a friend, who had a friend, who was Dominican was now waiting to hear something. But I was not worried. I was not worried about death because life is eternal, and the best place you can find yourself is in the afterlife. I feel compassion however, for those who must deal with the death of their loved ones. But I was not worried. Because worry is wasted mental energy. Worry is the act of a mind which does not know its connection to the creator. Why worry about whether the people under God’s protection will be protected. It is as if you do not believe that God’s going to do God’s work.
So those who worried began to pray. I do not pray. I give thanks. I think traditional prayer has become an insult to the creator. A bunch of us sitting at home supplicating to God for this and for that. God help them, God save them, God watch over them. God protect them from the hurricane. That is an insult to God, because it implies that God was not doing that before. And because God exist to fulfil your deepest thoughts we inadvertently, with the help of God off course, create situations such as a category five hurricane from which we need help, from which we need to be saved and from which we need protection.
God cannot uncreate itself, that is change itself from a hurricane into something else. To do that God would have to not be. And there is only one thing impossible for God, that is, for God not to be. So, to change what has been created by the lot of us, a new thing must be created. A new energy of an opposing nature must be released with equal or stronger intensity to dismantle what was previously created. There is no other way.
After the prayers we then began to complain. Why was CNN covering Puerto Rico and not Dominica? Why did the BBC just skim over it? Why the republic, AKA commonwealth of Dominica was called Dominica Republic? When was the aid coming? What was the Government doing or not doing?
But this is not a time for complaining. America is inundated with its own troubles, its own disasters, its own attempts to control its social unrest, its own desires to still, in its weaken position, police the world. America cannot help us now. Neither can the UK. It too has its own territories to deal with. And it has to hold something in reserve based on the way we are creating with impunity. So, it’s up to you Caribbean. Just as the Sierra Leone president declined aid and said we can handle this, it is time for the Caribbean to do the same. It is time to show the world what we are made of. Rather than expect God to drop manner down from heaven and rebuild the roofs, it is time for every contractor, every able body, every concerned citizen to spare some time, take time off to go help rebuild your sister island’s roof. Do what you think God would do, do what you expect God to do. And what you call on God for, do it. We have grown up now. God has given us the tools, it is time to put it to effective use. Give your time, give food, clothing and whatever is possible. What you give to another, you give to yourself ten times. That is the law. We cannot continue to expect big countries to continue saving us from our mistakes, neither can God. God cannot do for us what we will not do for ourselves. It is time to stop focusing on others to do what we are capable of.
This is an opportunity. I am in the UK working on getting this message out, so that we can stop the onslaught on ourselves and on our planet. But I know the heart of the Caribbean, and I know as a people we will rise to the occasion. We will show that we are together, because together we are stronger. We may be divided by water, but we are united in thought. While separation breeds indifference and a false sense of superiority. Unity is strength and power. And when we are together, the power that we possess is unsurpassable.
- Joyce Louison – warrior of light
- New Thought Movement UK