HOPE

A few months ago, I had a very lucid dream early one morning before
rising.

A thought- recurring and insistent- entered my mind, gently saying:

"Let us hope, so that we may live..."

As this thought recurred, a number of lucid images appeared:

First, I found myself in Africa, in a rural and desolate place, clearly
impoverished and lacking any means of sustenance.  A child, perhaps 10
years of age, was wandering through this bleak and forbidding landscape,
starving, and cradling a younger dying child in his arms. And the voice was
saying: Let us hope, so that we may live... I wept as I saw that this and this
alone- the spark of hope within the soul of this child- propelled him forward
to live. Amid the suffering and against all odds, only the driving force of
hope sustained him.

Then I saw my own childhood- desperate at times and lonely, not knowing
how I would survive and not knowing how to go forward.  And this thought
was repeating: Let us hope, so that we may live....

And so I saw at times that this was literally all that I possessed: The spark
of hope, somewhere in the crevices of my soul, keeping me going- even to
today. Hope.

Next I saw all who dwell on earth now, at this time of great change,
challenge and difficulty, and this singular thought was repeating: Let us
hope, so that we may live...  And I saw that this was the indispensible
quality to which we all must hold: Hope, which will carry us forward together
to the fulfillment of the promise of humanity.  

While we may not live on hope alone, surely we cannot live without it. So
throughout the coming days of trials, changes and the transformation of
life on Earth, we can turn within and hear, and never forget: Let us hope,
so that we may live....

                          Steven M. Greer MD
                           
   29 October 2009