Isolation: John Lennon's Still With Us

Mr. N has been telling me about this Ann Wilson (formerly of the band Heart) John Lennon cover song he's been hearing a lot lately on a local radio station. This morning, while I lay in bed journaling, my intuition told me he would be calling me around 10 minutes after the hour to tell me the song was on and to turn on the radio.

He did. At precisely 12 minutes after the hour, he phoned and said it was on.

So I turned it on.

And listened.

And wept. Deeply.

His message still carries on. It carries on in Ann Wilson's interpretation. It carries on in the millions of like-minded folks who want peace. Who speak about it. Write about it. Sing about it. And after the other evening, as I was listening to some of the Beatles music and asking John to speak to me, send me a message, I know his words carry on through my own as well.

We are one world and yet we remain divided. Speaking of folks here in the states, the left is just as guilty as the right in keeping this division perpetuated. Each and every time we point a finger at somebody and put a label on them, judge them or make assumptions, we divide ourselves. We insulate ourselves. We ISOLATE ourselves. We certainly ensure peace remains a distant dream. A System of insanity has been created by insane individuals, and here we are, you and I, trying to be "normal" in such insanity. How is that even possible? If we were to really be ourselves, remove those masks we wear and just live from our hearts, live from love, the System would not have the support it needs and it would crumble. It's a choice. Difficult to do considering how the System has trained us, but it is still a choice.

Is it any wonder why "illnesses" such as depression, anxiety, physical pain are skyrocketing? Suppress our natural desire to love and that's what results. Illness. A body out of alignment. Sure, what we eat and breathe has importance. But even more important is what we think about ourselves and one another. How we treat ourselves and one another. How we interact.

With so much focus on global warming/climate change, the economy, the dollar, the job market, the war, we wrap ourselves up in fear even more. We insulate and isolate ourselves even more. Maybe, just maybe, we need to start thinking about that song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy". Incorporate that more into our daily lives. Start thinking of John Lennon's message of peace. Hell, start listening to the message of peace from anyone speaking of it.

This isn't to say we need to walk away from the current issues facing us. It's just an idea I wish to present to say, perhaps we're forgetting something important in all of this protesting, chanting and challenging. Maybe we're forgetting we're all connected. What a gift that is. The energy of love creates. The energy of fear destroys. And we'd better start remembering that if we really want the kind of world so many are fighting for to create.

Here are Lennon's words to "Isolation".

People say we got it made.
Don't they know we're so afraid?
We're afraid to be alone.
Everybody got to have a home.

Just a boy and a little girl,
trying to change the whole wide world.
The world is just a little town.
Everybody trying to put us down.

I don't expect you to understand
after you've caused so much pain.
But then again, you're not to blame.
You're just a human, a victim of the insane.

We're afraid of everyone.
Afraid of the sun.
The sun will never disappear.
But the world may not have many years.

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