Building New Worlds

If you look back at history, you can see that the means of production is always changing, improving the way in which production is carried out, BUT usually with horrendous results for those thrown out of jobs as innovation destroys old ways of producing things.

It’s always struck me that resisting is a very short-term way of thinking¬† and that, if we’re forward-looking, we can harness changes to benefit the great majority, and not just enrich the coffers of the billionaire class.

So if we look at what’s happening today with the technological revolution, robots, driverless cars and trucks, etc., then we – the people – need to be considering how we turn these changes to our advantage. I’m certainly not saying I have all the answers but I do believe that, if we act instead of reacting, we have huge opportunities to create vastly different communities, ones where creativity is nourished,where all people are respected and treated with compassion, and where education is a joy rather than the grinding chore it has been turned into today by mindless bureaucrats trying to churn out badly educated robots for business moguls.

We also need to see the world as a community of individuals, supporting and respecting each other, and organising for peaceful coexistence.

Life is more than being on a joyless treadmill, working to pay the bills or worrying how to make ends meet if you lose your job. It’s far more than sending young men and women to die horrible deaths on battle fields along with the “collateral damage” of killing the civilian population.

We can look at shorter working weeks; sustenance payments to everyone; creative education outlets to build a thriving artistic and literary aspect of society; and so on and so on. We can support politicians who oppose war and support international cooperation.

I don’t have particular answers but I can see the shoots springing up of new ways or producing and new ways of living.

And as I said in my previous post, I’m an optimist and I think humanity can move onwards and upwards with grace and flair towards building completely new ways of operating communities for the general good. Just takes some imagination, co-operation and love!

Fire Element

Well, I got all fired up (if you’ll excuse the pun, ahem) with the Fire Element, and ended up with three images. I couldn’t make my mind up so I decided to post all three.

Fire relates to passion, energy, creativity, action, warmth, will power, drive and motion. However, Fire can also be destructive if it is allowed to rage out of control within you, and is not tempered with patience and self-control.¬† Fire in some circumstances may look destructive, as in bush fires in Australia, but those same fires also act as regenerative energies. How one interacts with fire is each person’s individual choice and pathway –¬† creation or destruction. A balance can take one on a passionate path filled with purpose and a powerful heart energy.

We also need to remember that we live with the fire of the sun and its life-giving energies. As well, we dance in our souls and spirits with the fires and songs of all creations in the galaxy and, in our daily life, we can sing them down to earth to incorporate them into our hearts and souls and bring them to creative life at our planetary level.

Fire element 1
This image reflects our connections with energies beyond our own planetary limits which we can use to energise our creative abilities and passion for life – however we are drawn to live that life.
Fire Element 2
This image relates particularly to the galaxy and the fires of stars billions of light years away which still reach our planet and remind us that we are limitless in our abilities and creative fires.
Fire element
This is another version of Image No. 1 but with more emphasis on fire and its role in living a heartfelt life.

 

Creation: The Mystery

This digital art is created entirely from another version of the accidental photo I took recently, which I saved in a golden colour (believe it or not). I have worked with this and the gizmos on BeFunky and PicMonkey to create what for me is my idea of Creation – and I mention the word “mystery” because, when it boils down to it, none of us really have the faintest idea how our universe came into being. But it’s fun imagining it.

Luckily I completed this yesterday because in the night I woke with excruciating pain in my right hip and I’m pretty much immobilised. I don’t know when I’ll return to the internet as it’s too painful to sit at present. After completing this, I’m going to lie flat on our bed which is the only remotely comfortable position at present.

My apologies also to bloggers whom I follow as I shan’t be processing any posts to “like” or “comment”: I’ll be deleting everything until I am back into reasonable shape.

Creation