While writing ‘People and Permaculture’ I asked many people for their hope for humanity. What’s your highest vision? If we were free from fear and limitations what is the journey for humanity our hearts would like to participate in? On one of my courses we wrote all of our visions on a big roll of paper, taking time to access those imaginings within each one of us. We then read them out one by one and the energy filled the room, as if we were drawing the vision closer; bringing it into this time and place.
This poem has been woven from interviews, workshops and my own dreaming. Read it, share it and bring this vision closer to reality. Let this be the collective voice declaring what we are willing to manifest.
Manifesto for humanity poem
We have slowed down
Come into our power,
Our hearts are filled with joy each morning
We exist in a state of wholeness
We see our place in the whole,
We know life is sacred
Every space is sacred
We feel the heartbeats of our fellow beings
The animals and plants our brothers and sisters,
We are thinking and acting like a global family.
We take pride in our Earth home
This shining jewel that breathes beneath us,
Pride in how we leave it for future generations,
Positively impacting on ecosystems,
We have found our hearts, and learn we are connected
To all life
Our spiritual connection woven into the fabric of our lives.
We have a full understanding of love,
We appreciate what it means to be ecological beings
On an ecological planet.
We celebrate an Earth culture.
We know who we truly are and what we are truly capable of
We recognise our own and one another’s brilliance
Everyone retains their capacity to smile and laugh
We follow our dreams whatever they may be,
Lives where we enjoy the creativity of being human
Time to be and reflect
We are content
We sing our voices of majesty.
We have learned to negotiate
Communicating our needs and respecting others
We value different ways of working,
We have freedom to grow
Honouring each other’s contribution
Allowing people to be without judgement.
Living together in health and happiness
Greater simplicity of life
With strong social bonds,
Nothing and no one outside of society,
Abundant creative expression
Time for art, music and dancing for all
Farmer poets, gardener philosophers
Communities that share, care and connect.
More wisdom, more integrity
More communication, less fighting
More music, more singing
More dancing, more harmony
More colour, more beauty
More thinking, less rashness
More space for each being to fully become themselves
Weaving abundance into our lives of balance.
Diversity and freedom are the roots of our society
Freedom of thought and action
Our leaders fully representative of all our glorious diversity
Honesty and openness from government and management
Decisions made with consultation and listening
Our leaders are full spectrum conscious and heart based,
A sophisticated approach to social action,
The quietest voices are heard.
Every child has access to education
Following their interests and talents
Learning made easy at their own pace
In their own style,
Meditation and yoga in schools
All taught how to lead,
All taught to reflect
To know why we do things
And the effects of our actions.
Children brought up by the whole community
Everyone is teacher and student
Respect, honour and learning from our elders
Conscious parenting supported.
Education brings children to a place of their own wisdom
And sense of being.
Cultures diversify and find their own solutions
Following their own paths
Human culture to flourish for many,
Safety for all,
Everyone has access to clean water, food and shelter
Every voice is welcomed
Ever decreasing inequality
Ever increasing biodiversity
The masculine and feminine in balance,
An emergent global consciousness
Of connection and responsibility
A diverse expression of heart centred spirituality
Our journey to this place has been nourishing and rewarding,
A smooth energy descent transition,
We regained the value of non-material things
We ended persecution for beliefs
We stopped the violence towards each other, the Earth,
We evolved to a reawakening of spirit.
We are already here at certain times, certain moments,
A permanent culture around the corner,
Now enough people paying into the consciousness of goodwill and hope
To create the Great Turning
Where war, murder, rape, vandalism, theft
Are shed like a snake’s skin
Becoming stories of the past.
We used our knowledge and wisdom
To bring healthy changes to all,
The evolution of happiness
Bringing benefit after benefit.
In times of crisis we were resourceful,
With trust and good connections
We weathered the storms
This is the path of heart
This is the path of abundance
This is your call to action
This is the dream to follow
For our children and grandchildren
For the great forests and deep oceans
For mother Earth and life itself
This is the vision
This is the hope
This is the direction we face
Peace – real peace
By Looby Macnamara (published in People and Permaculture)