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I think it’s only fitting that today’s post is all about being a conscious consumer.  There are many injustices and inequalities in this world. When we hear Oxfam statistics that says that 62 people own the same wealth as half of the world it can be bewildering.  62 people on this planet have $ 1.76trillion dollars while 3.7billion people live on less than $2.5 dollars a day.  I don’t think we need any convincing that there is something fundamentally wrong with the system.  All is not well with the world, this is true. We have two choices, we can continue to complain and trudge on with our daily lives or we can choose to see it from a whole new perspective and work towards change.

We need a system that would benefit the majority rather than the select few. At the moment I don’t have the answer. All I know is that if we all were to wake up to the reality of our true power, then we can all have a better world to live in. This is not as philosophical as it may sound. In reality it is very practical. When we start being more conscious of how and why we spend we affect the overall demand for goods and services. Our demand is what keeps those 62 people in business. We have to make sure that the things we spend on are done with our true consent and not one that we are brainwashed to believe. This may not be easy at first. Changing one’s behavior requires deliberate action. We so easily default to autopilot. Sometimes this is not a bad thing, especially when it comes to self-protection. However, autopilot doesn’t serve us if it keeps giving us more of the things we don’t like. Breaking the pattern will entail effort, perseverance and patience.

It can sometimes feel frustrating like you are just a cog in the machine and don’t have the power to change anything. The way I see it, is that without the cogs, the machine would not be able to function. If we are indeed cogs we can affect how the machine works with what we choose to do.   While there is a lot to be done, we can all take the first step by becoming conscious of how we choose to spend our hard earned  money.  Tomorrow when you wear purple it will mark the beginning of the transformation processes.  You will have made a conscious decision to reclaim your power to make choices that truly serve you.

There are others who know where the true power resides . Here is a great example:

 

I leave you here with the poem Purple- The Journey Home:

Purple-The Journey Home

by Dr. M

Purple is the colour of love

Purple is the colour of truth

Purple is the colour you wear only if you dare

Purple is the symbol that will take you out of the wave

The wave of mundane existence

 To a place of autonomy and grace

A true place where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary

A place of true power and seeing

A place where there is no more weeping

For too long we have been under your spell

For too long we have consumed everything you sell

For too long we have allowed you to run our lives

Never stopping to think never questioning why

Today is the day we take back our power

Today we adorn ourselves in purple

We are going back to a true place where we can just be

A place where we don’t surrender to pressure

We don’t surrender to manipulation

We don’t surrender to competition

A place free of chains real or imagined

A place of pure seeing

Today we wear purple to get back there

We are on our way

We are on our way

 

 

Dr. M

http://www.radhamaharaj.com/the-purple-campaign.html

 

 

 

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