It used to be that what gathered momentum was preparations for war. I remember very well back in 1990, when the collective drums were beating, beating, for Pappy Bush’s (first) “Gulf War.” I remember the horror: feeling that swell of martial opinion, orchestrated by media and government spin, and in fact — this is the important part — once that war began, I remember experiencing a huge relief, in my physical/emotional bodies, as if a pressure valve had been released. Ye gods! My physical/emotional bodies’ experience directly contradicted what my mental and spiritual bodies were telling me! This experience, of how my own mechanical self responded to the buildup of tension and, especially, to the release of tension, of course horrified me, and indeed, seared itself in memory. One more recognition of just how machine-like is the collective hive mind, and how even I cannot expect to live entirely free of it.
Yesterday I posted a piece, “Is War Kaput?” which touches on my sense that it appears impossible to build momentum for war anymore, no matter how much MSM media and government spin goes into that drumbeat. It’s as if we’ve grown larger than all that: all of us, or most of us, or, even, just enough of us; we’ve gathered a critical mass (what is it: 5% 10% 3%? I’ve heard various estimates) and have now evolved to pour our personal energies, and to experience the collective energy of momentum, for creation rather than destruction.
A case in point is my son Colin Cudmore’s Garden Tower Project, which helps people, no matter what their living situation, easily both grow their own vegetables and compost their vegetable waste in a single, small, simple system. Undeniably, over the 33 days of its latest Kickstarter project, the Garden Tower Project built up a enormous swelling tide of momentum that finally ended last night and got funded at 3:00 A.M.
I woke up at 2:38 A.M., and was propelled out of bed to sign up for a Tower myself! Not sure what I’ll do with it — it may be a gift — but even I obeyed the call. With joy and camaraderie!
Meanwhile, take a look at the numerology of this Kickstarter project. Downright uncanny.
They asked for $31,400, and reached their goal in only 33 minutes: 3 . . . 3 . . .3!
By the time it was done, this was the result:
314 . . . 431 . . . Transpose, repeat . . .
1 = pioneering
Well done, Garden Tower Team — and all of us 1268 supporters. And thank you to Kickstarter and other such funding mechanisms which, more and more, replace the big, bad, central banks. YES! We’re on our way.