Yes Meg, these are challenging times. You clearly provide an important response to us activists whose efforts to make a difference are so repeatedly thwarted. Yes, going within now is essential. Being the love we wish to see in the world brings us nurturing peace and rejuvenation. Because in reality we are one, the path you suggest relentlessly creates peace for all. As we recover from the destruction now taking place, we have much that will not be destroyed and this will be the foundation of our new future. The seeds of that future are already present in our hearts. Civilization as a whole is now in a stage similar to the caterpillar entering the chrysalis. The caterpillar is completely liquified and out of that seeming total destruction emerges the beautiful powerful butterfly. In one lifetime the seemingly fragile painted lady butterfly travels 9,000 miles on its own delicate wings from Africa to Norway and back guided by the same mysterious wisdom by which we ourselves were created. We too are on a momentous journey. As a dear friend of mine says, “When God created us he didn’t use any junk.” What is important is to remember that we, and that “we” means every one of us, is being meticulously guided by loving forces far beyond our comprehension just like that butterfly that flies relentlessly forward to a place it has never been before, so too we are going, as they say in Star Trek, to where no man has ever gone before. We are voyagers into the unknown. Each of us whether we are aware of it or not is being lovingly guided and brought to those experiences which are for our perfect learning and growth. Like a light being turned on in a room we are about to clean, we are now being shown the accumulation of our worst behaviors. Like Lot’s wife we are not to look back but step bravely toward our new future. By Susan Fey, DSS, firstname.lastname@example.org, (719) 496 0977 Life-long humanitarian and Presidential candidate in 1992 and 2004.