Our wish for 2102 is that this year we will recognize the value of our hearts in true connective intelligence, and we will finally, collectively, Occupy Love.
Consider that the heart has its own intrinsic nervous system, a bundle of neurons in the heart that actually qualifies as a brain. Our heart brains communicate information to the brains in our heads—in fact, more information travels from the heart to the head than the other way around, the only organ for which this is true. But we have to be receptive, in a psychophysiological way, to receive its subtle signals.
I’ve been looking for and have found some subtle signals within the Occupy movement that this could be a movement to promote change through love instead of chaos; that there’s an opportunity to replace old patterns of change based on being AGAINST that are slow and not resilient with ones that transcend based on being FOR.
So for our last post of 2011, I’m including links to those signals within Occupy. May they get ever brighter. At the end of the list is a special Vimeo treat created by NextNower Manuel Maqueda, and we echo his wish for us all:
May you flow like a big river, graceful, peaceful, and yet unstoppable in your great power, to bring about the profound changes we need in 2012 for the benefit of all.
Happy New Year 2012
If We Get OWS Right We Get Everything Right: Ian MacKenzie: Ultimately, we are protesting not only on behalf of the 99% left behind, but on behalf of the 1% as well. We have no enemies. We want everyone to wake up to the beauty of what we can create. And within it the short film: OWS: The Revolution is Love. Occupy4Love: “Occupy4Love is a beacon for heart-centered individuals, groups, and organizations that are supporting the Love in Occupy”. Facebook page Occupy Evolution: “Supporting the Occupy movement in reaching its full evolutionary potential.” The planned film, Occupy Love: “Occupy Love will be a moving, transformative feature documentary that asks the question: how are the economic and ecological crises we are facing today a great love story?” Occupy Your Heart: “There is no higher wisdom than a loving heart.” The 100% for a Peaceful Occupy: This group was created for the coming together of the people that want to stand up for a peaceful, non-violent Occupy. From John Steiner: Compassion is Our New Currency: “Young activists have spoken to me about the extraordinary richness of their experiences at Occupy, and they call it love.” From the Daily Kos: Occupy Your Heart: “They may not understand it on an intellectual level, but they showed me that when they occupy their hearts with love fear falls away. And now I get it. It’s not bravery or courage that propels the success of OWS, it is love. When we occupy our hearts with love, fear flees and cannot stand against the power that emanates from the heart.
Also of interest: Occupy Your Soul by Michael Meade