“Love, Peace & Believe” By Marlene Rose Besso
I discovered this road sign a few years ago while touring with a friend visiting me here in Sedona, AZ. At that time I had lived here for 5 years and never knew this street existed. It was so serendipitous to find Serendipity Trail, especially since serendipity is one of my favorite words!
Often times in our lives there are things that are obscured, but have existed for centuries without the awareness they deserve. This is the time to open our eyes to generations of prejudice, racial inequalities, oppression, and shed a light on these horrendous truths. Leonard Cohen’s lyrics: “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” seems so relevant right about now. America has broken open and we can no longer ignore this glaring spotlight on 400+ years of unjust treatment of black people on this planet. Finally, centuries later in 2020, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has become the chant in the streets by humans of all races and ethnicity, marching together to forge a new frontier of equality, liberty and justice for all.
During these tumultuous times on our planet, as we deal with the coronavirus pandemic, and the breaking open of historic racial inequities precipitated by the police brutally killing George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we might want to look at this as a serendipitous event in our history. Usually the word serendipity, or serendipitous is associated with happiness or luck, but it also has a more contemplative meaning; something that happens by chance, unforeseen, unanticipated, advantageous, fortuitous, etc. I believe that out of all this turmoil and grief that America and the world are experiencing, we will chart new paths in history toward healing our humanity and planet for the next generations to come.
America has broken open with peaceful protests going on indefinitely in our streets and globally across the planet. Change will come; this is an uprising, a revolution long overdue. Equality, Liberty and Justice will prevail for all human beings, of all races, nationalities, genders, and the result will be beneficial and serendipitous for all.
I believe all of these pandemics plaguing us now have happened at this time in history for a higher purpose. This is a challenging and traumatic time in all of our lives, and as we get through this together, I believe when it eventually ends we will have experienced a profound transformative catharsis.
In America we have the national elections coming in November, I foresee a referendum coming on who we allow to reside in our White House, moral values and experience requirements, and how all Americans, and immigrants who wish to become Americans, are respected in our country. I have confidence that the young generation will vote in massive numbers, and we will all make our voices heard loud and clear for our future healing and survival. I hope we will continue to peacefully protest in our streets to ensure justice and systematic changes be enacted, forging a new path, to protect, respect, and insist on equality for all.
Our environment, our humanity and our values must be respected, cherished and protected. New chapters will be written in history to document these transformative tumultuous times in 2020, and I foresee the consequence as a serendipitous transmutation for the future of our planet earth.
Living our lives with loving intentions, integrity, honesty, decency, fortitude and courage will create the kind of world we all can be proud to call home. Resilience, patience and passion, along with focus, determination and courage are what it takes to make your dreams come true.
“Always remember the future comes one day at a time”. Dean Achsen
I have HOPE and believe in the DREAM of Liberty and Justice for ALL.