Imagine That

photography by Susa Silvermarie

                                                                  Peace in myself is peace in the world. Thich Nhat Hanh

A peaceful world is our deepest collective yearning – and a true possibility. We were taught the lie that it is not possible, that war and patriarchal ways have always been with us. Start with dispelling that myth in your own heart and mind. The civilization of Bronze Age Crete, for example, shows us a life-loving people who honored a mothering divinity immanent in earthly life. Both art and archaeology show not a single sign of violence, not a single evidence of slavery, and no sign at all of war – for two thousand unbroken years.

Peace is possible. Imagine that.

Imagining, the first step of creation. Pump and flex your muscle of imagination in the service of imagining peace. Re-imagine a peaceful world in our own times. Each of us can contribute a particular angle of imagining, a unique vision of evolving into a peaceful species. There was a long human time when we knew how create peace. Do whatever you can to create it in your life. Do whatever you can, small daily actions to point our species toward peace once more. It matters. Jump over the lies of patriarchal history. Our imaginations are an ecological force, a spiritual force, and yes, a political force. Begin.

©Susa Silvermarie 2024

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