Welcome to the Messages to Millennials and Happy Mother’s Day! What do the two have to do with each other? The Messages are in part inspired by my own mom who passed in 2000. When I was very young, she took me to Nathan Hale Park and taught me the most valuable lesson I’ve ever learned: the importance of protesting injustice and objecting to abuse of power by authority. See the video below for the details surrounding my park bench lesson in First Amendment Rights.
Most hilarious thing about my mom? You know how people say, “It could be worse — it could be raining”? My mom used to say, “It could be worse, it could be _____ under a fascist regime.” So when she filed bankruptcy, “It could be worse, I could be filing chapter 13 under a fascist regime.” And when she filed bankruptcy again six years later, “It could be worse, I could be filing chapter 7 under a fascist regime.” And when she got cancer two years after that, “It could be worse, I could be being diagnosed with lung cancer and have an inoperable tumor under a fascist regime.”
If you’re familiar with my work as an author and that is the reason for your visit to this site, you know that as Snow Angel, I teach people how to forgive, how to do the chakra mirror math which reveals our hidden 8th chakra, and how the magnets in our auric wounds and depressions compel us to seek specific certain sets of circumstances in order to trigger the opportunities to forgive which, if met with forgiveness, will cause our heart chakra, our 8th chakra (our soulmate’s 4th chakra), and humanity’s collective 4th chakra to open, catalyzing something even more awesome than world peace: world joy.
As Sarah, I’m an American, a voter, a Millennial, and a person who is very concerned about the state of human rights and constitutional rights here in the US and the state of human rights in other countries too. The part of me that is driven to prevent pain by teaching people how to forgive which heals past and present pain and sadness and fills people with love so that they no longer hurt others because they no longer have the desire to — my Snow Angel persona — is inseparable from my identity as Sarah (or “Sarah Louise Reynolds” if you’re my mom or the federal government). In fact, this drive in me — the intense desire I feel daily to take action in order to prevent pain — is exactly why I am writing these messages.
Many of these messages will cover a specific social justice topic that is close to my heart. And some will simply provide insight into human behavior, tips I learned from others or learned through taking an action that caused a result I didn’t want which allowed me to deduce the most effective action to take in order to get what I did want. Others will refer to some of the spiritual principles revealed in my book Chakra Mirror Math, but all of them will serve to inspire and motivate that group of souls — the Millennials — who are here to pick up where the Baby Boomers left off in making the world a better, more just and ethical place to live.
I will repeat this, and often: if everyone on Earth knew how to forgive and were sufficiently motivated to forgive, daily, everyone would be filled with love and no one would take an action intended to hurt another person. Why? Because when our hearts are open and filled with love, we have no desire to hurt others. So at the end of the day, it comes down to a great quote by James Madison, one of the signers of the Bill of Rights and author of the Federalist Papers: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither internal nor external controls on government would be necessary.”
Since we’re all human and have free will and can’t always consistently feel love, we are capable of taking actions that cause pain, and especially capable are those members of society who are agents of the government, whether elected or appointed or recruited, because they hold a position of authority from which they profoundly influence the quality of life of everyone being governed. Our American Constitutional right to protest injustice and object to abuse of power by authority is sacred and protected by the First Amendment — but when was the last time someone mentioned the First Amendment and your first thought was of your right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”? You probably thought of freedom of religion, freedom from religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press or the right to peaceably assemble.
How many petitions do you sign in a year? These messages are intended to inspire you to sign one a day and to start your own and to pick up the phone and call all three of the Federal Employees who directly report to you (yes, you, Boss): your two U.S. Senators and your one U.S. Representative at least once a week. In the near future, I will organize a monthly postcarding event where we will gather to socialize and then petition, via postcards, our elected officials in Congress. In a future blog, I’ll introduce my Social Justice Seventeen (like a top ten, only I couldn’t whittle it down to just ten issues), which will definitely include requesting legislation making slave-labor derived chocolate illegal, single payer health care available to all, repealing the NAFTA, stopping the TPFTA, guaranteeing net neutrality, and several others.
Gen Xers and Boomers, I hope you too find my blog to be a source of inspiration. The first day of World Joy is a date that is already circled on the calendar. Think of how much has been accomplished in the past 50 years — fifty years from now, there will be so little war, so much direct democracy, widespread access to clean air, clean water, and chemical free food, that the vast majority of Earth’s inhabitants will live in health and sufficiency their entire lives (and the way medical science is advancing, you will most likely still be around to see it). And the amazing degree to which you have shifted the paradigm already is a continuous source of inspiration to me. Thank you.
And, in the mean time, because there is still time, let’s get out there and prevent some pain.