How To Heal The World
The most amazing Hawaiian tales of Maui the Demigod/Magician/Shaman/Hawaiian Superman are those in which he does things to make the world a better place. He is, actually, healing the world. These stories include pushing up the sky so everyone can walk upright; finding and sharing the secret of fire; attempting, at least, to bring the islands closer together to help people do the same; and making the sun go slower through the sky during parts of the year so people have more time to work and play;
Healing the world is never done by anyone acting alone, however. Even Maui could only make changes with the help of others. In the stories these were his grandmother, his grandfather, his mother, his brothers and his sister.
The stories of Maui are from ancient times, however. Now let's look at some stories of modern times, of things that people are doing today to help others and heal the world by expanding awareness and providing ways and means to solve problems.
The stories below are taken from news reports available from various sources on only one single day. They are intended to show that, while bad news might attract our attention, there is a whole lot of good happening in the world every day, small things and large things alike.
I have a Facebook page with Friends who post so much it is like a steady stream 24/7. Of course there are those who post things like how they are feeling and what they had for breakfast, but the overwhelming number of posts are helping to heal the world. Here is a list of topics taken from only 10 minutes of scanning the stream:
Now Let's look at what we can do as individuals ourselves.
1. Healing the world means healing the relationship between people and people, and between people and the Earth.
2. Healing the world is important for the health, wealth, and happiness of people in general and for certain animals and plants.
3. The Earth as a whole and most of the people, animals and plants can take care of themselves very well, but a very large number still need help from others.
4. Earth has gone through dramatic changes before and will again. It will survive in some form or another. The real question is whether humans will survive those changes and whatever they may do to themselves and those beings dependent on or strongly influenced by them.
The key to healing the world is doing whatever you can do, with whatever knowledge and skill you have, whenever a need for healing arises in your awareness, in every present moment that it does.