Hello TREE OF LIFE (a very interesting name, seeing as what you are doing). The quality you have chosen is INTERCONNECTEDNESS. Creating a space of love is wonderful, yet I am inspired to say that this cannot remain an oasis, and that the real mission of a space of love IS TO INCREASE ITSELF. The following questions point in that direction, and may help. And after the questions I will post a story I wrote - or rather it is a vision which was given to me - I think it is relevant. Thank you so much for participating here.
Are you in some way ‘poisoning’ something in your life or environment?
What drastic measures are you implementing to control a situation?
If irresponsible behaviour angers you, how is this a mirror of irresponsible behaviour in yourself?
What if your focus shifted from a personal to a global perspective?
Do your goals have priority over who is going to accompany you on your journey?
Given that we are all connected, how do you intend to respond to the plight of others?
How clearly do you express your opinions?
How long does it take for you to translate your emotions into action?
How is it possible to bring your deeply felt concerns into the open?
Which ‘root causes’ could you address, rather than treating the symptoms?
How would the world change if everyone saw themselves as intrinsically linked to one another?THE EMERGENCY BRAKETHE EMERGENCY BRAKE
A very fast train with bullet-proof windows was travelling to a part of the world where the countryside was still beautiful and unblemished. In this place, it was still possible to make a new start, build healthy communities and live off the land. The people on the train had packed all their valuables, and everything necessary for building and maintaining new houses. A great amount of rice and other dried food was also being transported by the train for their use. There were no planned stops on the way to their destination.
The passengers sat silently, full of apprehension. They were happy to be leaving chaos behind, but they could still see it through the window panes. One passenger was in a great state of agitation and INNER CONFLICT. Her compassion for those she was leaving behind grew with every starving child which stretched its arms towards the passing train. It grew with every hovel and every sign of destruction visible from her seat in the clean, comfortable compartment.
In the end, she could bear it no longer. She stood up and gave a speech to all the occupants of the train saying “FELLOW TRAVELLERS: OUR JOURNEY AND OUR INTENT IS NOT MORALLY CORRECT. LOOK UPON THE MISERY AND BONDAGE OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ON THESE DESOLATE PLAINS, AND OPEN YOUR HEARTS. WE WILL NOT FLOURISH IN OUR SMALL, NEW, PERFECT ENCLAVE, SURROUNDED BY BARBED WIRE, IF WE CANNOT FEEL COMPASSION. WE WILL ATTACK EACH OTHER AND WE WILL BE ATTACKED AND DESPISED BY THE ENVIOUS AND DESPERATE. WE MUST CHANGE, OR PERISH. I AM GOING TO PULL THE EMERGENCY BRAKE AND WE WILL SETTLE RIGHT HERE, AND SHARE ALL.”
The other passengers were aghast, but they realised the truth of her words, and so they filed out of the train awkwardly, attempting to speak in friendly tones to the hostile faces which greeted them. When they opened the food carriages and began to distribute the rice, the starved people broke down crying, saying that gods had come to save them. The passengers were truly shocked to see their emaciated bodies and dreadful conditions at such close quarters, and they were humbled to be seen as generous donors. They were also overwhelmed by the gratitude and love shown to them – something which they had never before encountered. They threw all their old ideas and fears away, and started to repair and build houses. In fact, they used up everything the train was transporting and which had been intended only for themselves. Thus, they created the community of which they had dreamed, without completing their long journey to the other side of the world.
How kind of you, OP, to offer such flowing positive insight! Quoting: Tree of Life
I have only one concern in my life. I have a farm where I have created a Space Of Love.
I desire the work here to continue on past many lives.
How to do that... hmmm.
Atop the mountain, I saw the number 24.
Thank you for your time!