Inner Michael » On 9-11… to build a new “ground zero”

On 9-11… to build a new “ground zero”

This kind of says it all, doesn’t it?

The photo was taken at the 9-11 Memorial in New York City that commemorates those lost in the North and South towers of the World Trade Center…

….at what was once “ground zero.”

The image is of one person remembering someone loved and lost. Imagine mulitplying the image by thousands. Now imagine their loved ones remembering; now imagine a nation remembering; and now a planet.

Maybe there’s another way to honor the memory of this date and commemorate the memorial…

May I humbly and respectfully suggest that we enter this new decade on the anniversary of the great tragedy of September 11, 2001 by honoring this date by creating another kind of ground zero:

Imagine for a moment, that “ground zero” is no longer a specific point on the map where longitude and latitude meet. Latitude = 40.7121, Longitude = -74.0102 OR Lat = 40 degrees, 42.7 minutes North Long = 74 degrees, 0.6 minutes West.

Imagine that “ground zero” is not geography.

Imagine that “ground zero” is not the outcome of one man’s insanity that imagined another people to be “infidels” because they don’t share his same Creation Myth about who was and is the Creator or how to honor that Creator on a planet where tribes have called the Creator by many names and told the Creation Myth in many ways, many languages. The real elders leave healing fields, not killing fields in their wake.

Imagine that “ground zero” is not the place where hatred of our fellow man landed, but is the birthplace of an awakening.

Imagine that “ground zero” is no longer where a grand tragedy took place at the dawn of a new millenium, but a place where the true millenium dawned.

Imagine that “ground zero” is not the site of an end or ending… but signals of a new beginning.

Imagine that “ground zero” is not just a killing field of innocents and innocence, but a birthplace of the wise and a return to wisdom through innocence.

Imagine that “ground zero” is an entirely new location that cannot be measured by geography, minds, ideas, separations of philosophy or religions…

Imagine that “ground zero” is something else entirely, perhaps the birthplace of a new human for a new millenium…

Not marked by tragedy but an evolution via the natural outcome that arises when humans share a startling tragedy in the true togetherness and connectedness of the human spirit… a remembrance of shared dignity; a coming together in sacred pacts of human reverence; a remembering of a common purpose; a re-allegiance to what it means to be human; an “espirit de corps” that brings back voluntary human cooperation; an attitude that respects the dead, the dying, the maimed, the disfigured, that honors the sanctity of the human body whether it contains life or not, or whether that life is whole or not; a realization that life is fleeting and has meaning– perhaps even sacred meaning; a remembering of our togetherness and the strange and marvelous interconnections we as humans who embrace this lonely planet– collectively share; the creation of a new field– not a killing field, but a heart-field, an interconnected heart-field; and the realization of how we happened on and upon a finite island drifting on the shores of space and time; and that if we are to leave a shining legacy behind, we might start now for there is not forever… 

Imagine that the new “ground zero” is the human heart.

Imagine all of them connected in a field of resonance…

Now imagine the miracles.


Welcome to the New Ground Zero!

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(For those remembering there is not forever)


One Comment

  1. Catherine Gross said . . .

    I enjoyed this piece because it is so filled with hope. 9-11 has been a time when I have looked back,in remembrance, of course. Everything that occurred that day seems like a bad dream to me now. Acts 2:17 reads “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” I like the idea of surrendering old dreams, and seeing new visions. It is lovely to seek out what is new.One thing I liked about this writing is that you repeatedly say imagine. Well, to imagine is to envision. Yes indeed! See the vision, it is time to look ahead. Thanks for an uplifting thought provoking article Barb,

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