Remembering It All

Today is Canada’s Remembrance Day, and this year they are paying special tribute to two fallen soldiers: Nathan Cirillo and Patrice Vincent. (Pictured above: a picture of Canadians at war memorials posted by CTV News).

Marilyn Hamilton offers an Integral spin on the holiday in “Remembering Lives and ALL LIFE”, in which she says:

Remembrance Day has traditionally commemorated human life lost in defense of our freedoms. We long for Peace.

We have grown Traditional Peace – between tribes – into Pre-Modern Peace – between worldviews. From there we have grown Modern Peace – between economies into Post-Modern Peace – between nations. And now that we see ourselves from space, without national boundaries, we have grown into an era of Post-Post Modern Peace – aspiring to span across One Earth.

And as we view Peace through a transglobal lens, is it now time to consider an evolution of Peace that transcends our species? Are we being called to make peace with all other the species who co-exist with us on this planet? A growing group are calling our attention to eradicate what they call ecocide – the loss of ecological systems because of human actions.

Read the whole post.

Yes, the loss of ecological systems and countless species on the Earth is a staggering tragedy. And who takes a day to remember the pig-footed bandicoot, the darling downs hopping mouse, or the pink-headed duck?

Although Marilyn uses the the word “transglobal” rather than Integral, for this blog’s purposes we are speaking alike. In our words, she is calling for the evolution of a national holiday from one with an Amber intent and function to one which is grounded in a worldcentric view (Green, Teal, or Turquoise).

About Kalen O'Tolán

Kalen O'Tolan is one of the Hanimwaa, an Immortal being who has served humankind quietly for more than 2,000 years, descended from the Son of Orr in the Third Wave. He is a philosopher, poet, and warrior. The story of his life, death, and return is told in The Kalendar, a series of fantasy/adventure books created in partnership with the Poet and Tangent Publishers.