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We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For

Updated on November 18, 2012

In the past, we have relied on certain individuals to bring about desired change. These might have included spiritual leaders, presidents, philosophers, scientists, as well as other courageous souls. However, the times have changed. We have changed. We can no longer place all our power in the hands of the few. This option will not take us where we want to be. In fact, it is time for us to step up to the plate and do our part in the world. These powerful words by John F. Kennedy ring true more than ever:

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

This statement applies to not just the people in the United States of America, but the whole world as well. The statement “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for” has been uttered by the Hopi, as well as the “Conversations with God” author, Neale Donald Walsch. We are all Co-Creators in this experience we call life. Many people in spiritual circles are realizing the importance of service to others as opposed to service to self. Let me clarify what these two things mean.

Service to others is action that brings about positive change in the world. Here are a few examples: Sharing our love with others; engaging in acts of kindness; action that empowers and uplifts; deeds that benefit the whole; meditating, praying; visualizing; and many, many more. If it is coming from the place of unconditional love, then we are definitely on track.

Service to self would include activities or intention that harms self, others, and/or the environment. It shouldn’t be too hard to think of individuals and corporations that engage in this type of behavior. We know that this selfish behavior is destroying the world. However, we have the power to change it.

We are powerful co-creators.

Be the Change You Want to See in the World

As Gandhi has said so eloquently, it is up to us to “be the change” we “want to see in the world.” It is more than obvious that we can no longer play “the blame game.” That hasn’t taken us anywhere. If we want to make the changes that we wish to see in the world, it will require us to start taking responsibility. We can no longer pretend that the problems do not exist. Watching the latest “bang ‘em up shoot ‘em” movie is not going to make the problem disappear, or is engaging in some other mindless distraction.

It is time that we do what we are called to do which is to help one another.

What Is It that You Want to Change in the World?

What is beautiful about being a co-creator is that we can shift what we don’t like about the world into something we want to see. We can use the contrast to show us what we really want. If we do not like war, this is the opportunity to bring more peace into the world. If we are not happy with the way are school systems are being run, we will have to come together to come up with better solutions. We can form special groups for every issue that we wish to work on. We can form “think tanks,” create blogs and websites, form meditation or prayer groups, or become healing practitioners.

There is so much that we can do to bring about positive change. The only limitation is our imagination. It is time to heed the call.

We are the ones we've been waiting for!


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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      Hi Michelle, thank you very much. I love this statement. I feel empowered and connected whenever I hear it mentioned. You are absolutely right. Every kind act makes a difference in the world. Those that are aware can be the role models for a new reality based on love and kindness. We are all ripplemakers. Thank you dear sister for being one too. Love and light.

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Terry, what a powerful statement and awesome words to live by. We can make a difference every little way in every day. Yes we can! Thank you for writing such words that impacts the soul esp. the ones who are ready to take that bold step forward to create ripples of love unto the world. Thank you dear Terry for being one of those. Love and light.

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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      Teaches12345, thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. You are absolutely right. We can all do something to help make the world a better place. It brings me pleasure to do my part. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      We can all do something to help make the world a better place. Great advice.

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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      Marie, I greatly appreciate the kind words. I totally resonate with your message. Each one of us, in our own unique way, can make a difference in this world and assist in our evolution. Thank you for voting this article up and beautiful, as well as sharing it on the social media. You're awesome! Thank you for being a blessing and shining your light onto the world. :)

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      VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Beautifully expressed Terry. We need to all contribute in a positive way to the world in order to bring light into the dark corners of the world and contribute to evolution.

      Voted up and beautiful. Also shared in my FB page and personal FB account, and tweeted! :)

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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      Ashvina, thank you very much for sharing those powerful words. We may be little, but we are very powerful, especially together.

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      Feline Prophet 5 years ago

      Little drops make a mighty ocean...let's all do our bit! :)