Do you hear the drum of our greatest human possibilities? Are you inching closer and closer to joining your voice, drum, and life to the "Magical Mystery Divine Subversion Symphony" in your corner of the world? (You didn't think that you could sit this one out, did you?)
The dominator paradigm: manifesting in predatory corporatism, religious literalism / fundamentalism, the oppression of women, the inequality of opportunity, the concentration of wealth and power into fewer and fewer hands, the exploitation of the Earth,
and the marginalization of children and the poor, will not be "overthrown" -- but it will have to surrender to the "Divine Subversion" organizing and rising all around the world: manifesting as a loving passion for this precious blue Planet, a deep respect for our Elders among the Indigenous Peoples of the world, a sincere appreciation for cultural diversity, a belief in equality between women and men and the extention of equality to every race and sexual orientation, a deep spirituality of mysticism and action, a reverence for the divine feminine, a practice of nonviolence, simple living, cooperative economics, and intentional community, and a conviction that full development and liberation are rooted in the personal, the human, and the gentle. This Divine Subversion is, above all, the revelation of Beauty and Kindness as the two hands of Sacred Imagination: a new world is possible through the ecstasy of practice and struggle!
So, whom will you serve: the dominator paradigm or the Divine Subversion? To which are you most profoundly attracted? Are you still not ready to commit? Well, then consider this:
Boil everything down to a fine clear broth... and what is the fundamental choice? Isn't it between "ugly" and "beautiful"? Can anything "ugly" be made "beautiful" by an unlimited increase of "ugly"? Don't you see that "beauty" is our rEvolution? The beauty of a Planet saved, the beauty of humans justly adored and liberated, the beauty of illumination in love, the beauty of mutual aid and service, the beauty of solidarity and justice, the beauty of wonder and cultivated imaginations, the beauty of craft, cultivation, and culture, and the great beauty of Spirit unlimited in mercy, forgiveness, compassion, and harmless-
ness: this is the Divine Subversion actively present -- alive and transforming -- at work from within our hearts and with our very own hands!
This Divine Subversion is about the inch-by-inch creation of alternative realities, fueled by sacred imagination: when you take off the "hat of fear", "One Love" will come and settle upon you: then all that matters will be your response: "Yes! I'm ready! Let's go!" being the choice of budding ecstatics...
So, now what do you think? Are you ready?
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.