Is this the end of the world as we know it, or is it an opportunity for something much greater?

We live in a crazy time in human history. Millions of people have lost their jobs. Millions are experiencing depression and chronic fear. Millions more are sick with preventable lifestyle-related diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart-disease and diabetes. The mainstream media only reports what’s convenient for their advertising revenue streams, sharing half-truths to propagate their one-sided agenda, racial tension is bursting at the seams, and governments have taken the power away from the people and are dictating what is “essential” and what’s not essential, removing the freedoms given to us by our nation’s founders, and sending our nation into dissonance and social unrest.

Even with all these challenges in our lives, I am thinking about what our ancestors may have had to deal with just a few hundred years ago.

Slavery was still an accepted norm among nations from Africa to Tanzania – from the Arab nations to the South American countries. From Europe to North America. Millions of innocent black people were stolen from their land, sold as property, and forced to work for no pay, beaten, humiliated, and killed just because of the color of their skin.

The Catholic church burned, hung, and beheaded upwards of 50,000 innocent women between 1400-1800 under the false pretense that they were witches.

And in 1929, the United States, and many countries around the world, experienced the Great Depression, a 10 year period in time considered the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world. With unemployment ranging from 25%-37% across the country, millions were left jobless, homeless, and stood in lines at soup kitchens to receive their daily meal.

These are only a few examples of the incredible experiences of adversity our ancestors have faced over the millennia. There have been many other trying and challenging experiences ever since the beginning of human-kind.

But one thing is for certain, we always come back stronger, wiser and better because of it.

If we want to not only survive, but to thrive, we have to learn to see the opportunity in the midst of challenge and chaos. Currently we are facing many challenges across the globe – planetary destruction, racial injustice, shortage of clean water, deforestation, lack of healthy food options, human disconnection, unprecedented disease, famine, governmental tyranny, social-media censoring vital information, and on and on and on.

Even in the midst of all these great challenges, we must find the opportunity. The opportunity to re-invent ourselves. The opportunity to change our lives for the better. The opportunity to lend out a helping hand. The opportunity to open our hearts and help others in need. The opportunity to raise our consciousness and accept our brothers and sisters of all nations, races and creeds as equals. The opportunity to make the changes necessary for our health. The opportunity to stand up against a tyrannical government and speak our truths, letting them know what “we the people” believe is truly essential. The opportunity to live life by our terms while remaining steadfast, yet peaceful.

It took bravery and wisdom to stand up against the societal norm and abolish the disgusting act of human slavery. It took wisdom and courage to stand up against religious fanaticism and bring peace to the warring nations who were killing innocent women. It took private citizens with huge hearts opening soup kitchens during the great depression to help feed and nourish those in need.

This time in human history is a test of will, wisdom and compassion. It’s a test of truth and integrity. And it’s a test of our very moral fabric as human-begins.

How did our ancestors get through some of the greatest challenges of our time to become wiser, healthier, happier and more fulfilled human-beings?

  1. They stood up to tyranny, even when it wasn’t politically and socially accepted to do so.
  2. They brought love and compassion to the devastating acts of injustice and ignorance.
  3. They took drastic and necessary action to serve and support those in need.

So if we are to not only survive these icnredibly challenging times, and thrive in the face of adversity and chaos – then we must follow those three steps, and we must do it together.

Unity is stronger than division. Those in power want us divided, because it gives them more power. So we must unite. We must stand together for truth and justice. We must utilize our inner-guidance to bring us forward into a time of peace, equality, and prosperity as a community, as a nation, and as a world.

If you believe as I do, then let us make the necessary changes in our own lives. Let us go to the internet and spread these truths far and wide. Let us go to the streets and demonstrate what we want in our lives and for the lives of our children and grandchildren. Let us not allow the tyrannical governments to dictate what is essential and what is not – let us demonstrate what we believe is essential to our health and well-being. And let us unite as one people, one nation, one world, one human-society dedicated to peace, truth, prosperity and love.

This is our chance to change everything for the better. The time is now. We can no longer wait. What will you do to help move us forward in a positive direction? Post your inspiration below, share this article and share your personal action steps with your local community, take action today, and together we will make it through these challenging times and thrive for many years to come.

Yours in health,
Nathan Crane

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