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writes in his own book Blessed Unrest, the
discovery has filled him with hope. It's my
humble belief that NOVA Magazine, with
its readership of 300,000 plus conscious
people, is just one of those organisations
and our own country has many, many more.
As Harvey suggests, we have never
before seen such a movement on such
a huge scale. The emergence of creative
technologies, everything from miniature
electric cars to tidal power to stem cell
research; the explosion of the Internet and
mobile phone technology and its capacity
to break down the most intransigent of
political and corporate barriers (I still
remember the "Twitter Revolution" of 2009
in Iran which mobilised the people against
an oppressive regime); the emergence of
what Harvey calls a "mystical Renaissance"
where sacred texts and practices that were
once inaccessible are now freely available
( just in the last month we've heard that
the Dead Sea Scrolls will now be posted
online in their entirety ending years of
frustrating obstruction); and the return
of the Divine Feminine in the form of a
greater understanding of interconnected-
ness and the healing power of cooperation
rather than the masculine model of cut
throat competitiveness which has defined
our business dealings for too long, are
all beacons of hope.
Ever the activist, Andrew Harvey is
keen to impress upon his Perth audience
how we can "birth" the fire of Sacred
Activism to ensure these beacons, and
many others, flare ever more brightly.
A practice he recommends, one of
several forms of service he espouses, is to
set your alarm for 3am one morning and
while you're lying there in the calm and
silence when all the world around you is
asleep, ask yourself "What of all the causes
in the world breaks my heart the most?
What really, really hurts me?"
It's a time when truth reveals itself
with absolute clarity. In his own case,
the answer has been to actively work to
improve the lot of animals, an issue that
visibly moves him. It's easy to dismiss
his view that our world is a "living
concentration camp for animals", but the
fact is we are killing 120 species a day and
here in Australia our extinction rate of
our own native animals is appalling. Yet we
do so little to stop it.
One strategy he and others have
adopted is to form "Networks of Grace",
incongruously, given their aim of saving
life, based on the cell structure of Al
His own Network of Grace in his home
in Illinois consists of eight people who
meet every two weeks to actively promote
the cause of animal rights. Its focus is
absolutely practical so that real targets are
set to raise money for shelters, a visiting
schedule is established and each member
is held accountable for performing their
task. Given his own travel schedule, his
duty is to promote the idea in every way
he can, including talks such as this in Perth.
We sense his commitment is deep and
real and that this is no mere "feel good"
Beyond the local, Andrew Harvey
urges us to become serious in our intent
to "walk our talk". If we really believe our
world needs to become more conscious,
more congruent, more responsible to
achieve the glorious transformation that
beckons us and that will be the salvation
of our humanity, then we must act now in
our own lives. The phrase "Think globally,
but act locally" is perfect. The Dalai Lama
calls it taking "universal responsibility";
Mahatma Gandhi urged us "to be the
change we want to see in the world."
Perhaps being an activist doesn't sit
easily with you. But do we have a choice?
You may have seen the Stephen Fry
program "Last Chance to See" recently
where the diver entered the pristine blue
waters of the Sea of Cortes off the coast
of Mexico wearing the modern equivalent
of a chainmail diving suit. The reason?
A plague of squid known as "red devils"
has invaded the waters since their natural
predator, the shark, has been hunted
to extinction in the area. One unwitting
diver received more than 300 bites and
looked like he'd been severely burnt.
The truly horrifying prospect is that these
ferocious and cannibalistic Humboldt
squid will very soon extend their reach
up and down the west coast of all the
Americas. It's what Andrew Harvey calls "a
"If you feel these words are too
extreme, in a year you would feel they
weren't extreme enough."
"I turned from believing that spirituality is a private process
to knowing that love means nothing unless it is put into action for
compassion and justice." - activist Andrew Harvey
The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
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