Awakening to A New Earth

Awakening to a New Earth Starts with Ourselves

By Alisa Battaglia

“Our morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to our lives.” ~ Albert Einstein

There are many things that cause my essence to leap out in passionate expression. Such fundamentals are found in a beautiful environment bestowed through Nature & by the human hand-societies cultural artifacts; loving relations cultivated through the heart of compassion, which fosters goodwill toward all; and service to humanity, governed in Truth by the laws of Spirit-the pervading One Life that connects everything together even when it appears disconnected and chaotic on the outside.

The cultivation and preservation of these primary fundamentals rely on the foundation of Free Will in order to take root and flower in expression. Imagine Free Will as the soil upon which humanity lives, moves and has its being. But, what exactly does Free Will mean? In humans, it is the power or capacity to choose among alternatives or to act in certain situations independently of natural, social, or divine restraints. Without such a principle, our creative imagination would have no natural channel for manifestation and authentic communication. Communication is our most essential right. Without the freedom to communicate, other rights deteriorate cracking the foundation upon which all else is built.

When our capacity to freely communicate is muffled, our 1st amendment is threatened and walls are erected in order to block channels of communication. When there is a need to block, coerce, destabilize, confuse, divide, manipulate, distort and control there is always an insidious agenda of force that attempts to hide something…pulling a veil over the eyes of humanity…to seal the truth from those who have ears, eyes, can speak and think abstractly that is the bigger picture. Illusion is an obscured sense of reality.

Please note that it is impossible to govern the law of one’s own being if one is not aware of what is going on around them politically. The political arena deeply affects our lives as it sets the stage for what is permissible socially, economically, environmentally and even personally. When people choose not to admit to things that are apparent or even acknowledge the subtleties of intuition that cause them to think twice, that often discarded for failure to believe such things could actually occur…there is a need to break free from the illusory trappings of our cultural conditioning and patriarchal template that is presently functioning in the extreme. When we do not choose and instead fence sit, by default, we align with the forces that seek to control, manipulate, and destroy life. We lose our voice, our capacity to communicate freely and most importantly, we surrender our Free Will.

 We live in an era in time where we are confronted with what we consider a greater sense of freedom than most, but now as a populace rising to awareness we discover that our freedoms in all areas of life are truly being usurped and threatened. As this occurs, we hear many stories about goodly forces that are to rise against the dark forces of invasion to save the human species without our need for action or some claim miraculous intervention by just waiting and praying. Brothers & Sisters, WE ARE THOSE PEOPLE that we read and hear about, WE ARE THE MIRACULOUS…THE GOODLY FORCES & SAVIOURS when each of us enters our heart into guidance of action in alignment with the greater Spiritual Will that is ALWAYS Life Affirming! Naturally when we enter a crisis in perspective we must be careful not to respond reflexively…we must move beyond our mammalian–programming which contains a pair of primal routines: fight & flight; dominance & submission; hunter & prey; victim-perpetrator, and so on. Perhaps we must think more and reflect with intensity, honesty, and emotional courage – to walk the labyrinth of our psyches to gain a kind of “mountain-top” perspective necessary to keep the human biography alive.

The higher road is for each of us to claim our courage with an assertiveness that is always necessary as is boundary setting and boundary defending. In some part of our lives, we must decry, “Enough!” This claiming does call for great intestinal fortitude, but outside events often are forced upon us slowly until we recognize the necessity of claiming our legitimate needs that we exercise the power of our Wills. This evolution of the Self is often an undertaking of a Herculean effort. Those who respond weakly generally experience some sort of victimization, are exploited, abused, get depressed or into accidents.

Ponder this statement closely in relation to the archetype of the Spiritual Warrior: “There may be violence, but no love of violence. There is skill with the sword, but no love for the sword.”

Let us awaken & join together in cohesive action to preserve the good, the beautiful and the True, both human and planetary life.

Heartfelt Blessings,

Alisa Battaglia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alisa Battaglia© August 2007-2018

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My Experience with Diamond Girl

Allying with Nature Part 2

I know my dog Diamond has consciousness. She has a real personality and tells me what she wants in many ways by her body language and in her various tones of barking and whining intonations. Miss Priss licks the fridge with her eyes to me cueing me to open the door when she wants a snack and points to the cheese & lunch meat drawer with her nose. Funny Dog!

As she lounges on my ottoman in my office, she looks in the direction or stands in front of the closet that houses her dried chicken treats. If I don’t comply she will stare at the back of my head until I feel her gaze and turn around, then she’ll give me the paw and a voice intonation of her desire for a treat-treat. She also acts as my moderator or nanny. She pushes my hand off the mouse when I am on the computer for too long and when I am up too late writing, she stands at my doorway sleepy eyed whining as she yawns reminding me that at 3am I should be sleeping. She might join me, jump up on the ottoman and wait until I go to bed.

When she wants to walk she looks and pauses at that the closet door where her leash is, otherwise she expects to walk after I have done my stretching exercise routine. She is very attuned to time & when I tell her we will walk in an hour she comes back in an hour to the dot. I am always amazed.

She nudges my leg with her stuffed toy for me to play with her and tells me when she wants to be massaged or needs affection even though she gets more than she wants. I can’t help myself – she is so soft, fluffy and cute. Muah, Muah, Muah!

I adore my Wichicki and treat her as I like to be treated, like a Queen. She knows I wholly respect her and she rarely gives me trouble save some food wars. Daddy has spoiled her with steak. Everything else is inferior and she prefers her food cut up in small pieces and enjoys most being hand fed. These are the problems of human spoiling. I don’t let her hunt ducks, even though I have pulled a few out of her mouth, so what else am I to do? Girl needs her meat, but she loves buttered greenbeans like Mommy and will eat an entire bowlful if I hand feed her. She’s a piece of work!

I have a prep-walk song to gear her up as I put on my sneakers. She goes wild shrieking full of kisses to my face and barks with glee at the opening of the front door. Then, just before converging onto the community pathway from our house I allow her to choose the direction she wants to go. I used to impose my will uncreatively and always walk in one direction never crossing the street to visit different lakes. In other words, I was boring and she thought so too. It was only until I discovered that her sudden plopping on the grass facing the direction she wanted to go was not because she was thirsty or tired, but that she wanted to stop and cross the street to visit another lake for a dip or chase a scent. Finally getting it, I now seek to make each walk a new adventure and take different paths and allow her to experience the lake and animal life.

We have so much fun that we walk rain or shine. She loves the rain and thunder crackles and darts outside gleefully running in circles and barking at the sky doing her rain dance. She expresses upset when I am away for too long, only a few hours and upon my return she whines with great relief & licks me robustly toppling me over with her exuberance. I am her primary human & she owns me …LOL. These are only a few experiences, but clearly animals have emotions and a capacity for thinking beyond the instincts that are Nature to all animals, even human-animals.

After 4 years we have developed an interesting telepathic rapport that I have tested and tested over again. She reads my mind & understands things that pertain to her directly in my thoughts and language. She know when I am talking about her. She is my utmost dear, my warrior protectress and mostly, she helps me stay grounded and to stay open to spontaneous life and simple love. I love my Wichiki furkid, the unbridled joy of my life.

Alisa Battaglia
Weston, Florida  2008