The Pink Bubble

I remember when I was living on the mountain in Taranaki, I had a pink bubble around my whare to give some healing, loving energy to the land and for protection. There were battles fought on the land, conflict, and people died on that very land where I was living and yet I felt such calm and peace in amongst all that…it was the living that I had to beware of…
koru hand painted rock
I’ve read so many posts today about Osama Bin Laden’s death. Some people are celebrating and others are not celebrating at all. Many many people have quoted Martin Luther King’s korero…”darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
So this pink bubble was a symbol of light and love, a way of protecting myself, my values and my beliefs, my way of life. And in a way it was also protecting the spirits of our tupuna who had died fighting for the land and what they believed in, their rights…
I don’t condone the acts of bin laden or any other person who intentionally kills or who intentionally does things to bring people down, but I also think that human nature has a way of revenge, of wanting to get back…
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth – a continous flow of negative energy back and forth – who will stop this cycle? When I think about what is happening here in Aotearoa, in politics for example, I see tit for tat, tit for tat…ego getting in the way instead of coming from a place of aroha (love) and rangimarie (peace).
I learnt many years ago as a teenager (hard lesson to learn and still learning!) that I am 100% responsible for my own happiness, no-one else but me and if this is true, then we can never blame anyone else or anything outside ourselves for our chosen unhappiness. In any moment we are free to decide…
My gosh, I’ve just read this and it seems like its all over the place, but there is actually some substance in there! Make what you will of it!

Arohanui,
Jo 🙂

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