Victory Party – WE Have a Dream!

Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Get Off the Sidelines, Ken's Blogs

Victory Party – WE Have a Dream!

It was Martin Luther King Day in the U.S. on Monday and every time I hear his name I “hear” his famous speech in my head. I would guess that almost anyone old enough to remember him, and even younger folks that have seen part or all of the speech on video, will remember the four words from his speech. “I HAVE A DREAM.” He issued those words several times during the speech, and while we may not remember the full speech we remember the four words and his themes of freedom and an end to racism based on the premise that “All men are created equal.”

Well, guess what. “I have a dream” too. It’s a dream of hope, it’s a dream of happiness, and it too is based on the premise that we are all created equal. My dream includes many things, including many things that I wish I didn’t have to see. It includes:

  • Not just a cure for suffering and dis-ease, but an end to it happening in the first place
  • An end to war
  • An end to famine
  • An end to poverty
  • An end to racism
  • An end to hate
  • An end to fear

It also includes a number of things that I’d like to see:

  • An acceptance of all of us, by all of us, as we really are
  • A willingness to work together as a community (all for One, One for all)
  • Each member of the community acting together, using their unique abilities to help each other

The funny thing is that I think many of us have the same dream. None of this is new stuff. I’ve read it or heard it in many places. And many people are doing something about it.

  • Tom Shadyac is doing something about it with his movie “I Am”
  • Neale Donald Walsch is doing something about it with his latest book “The Storm Before The Calm”
  • Dr. Lissa Rankin is doing something about it in the health care field with great talks, blogs and her Owning Pink web site
  • Louise Hay has been doing something about it for many years
  • Gregg Braden is doing something about it with his books, speeches, etc.
  • Dr. Bruce Lipton is doing something about it with his books, speeches, etc.
  • And thousands more are doing something about it as well

Is it possible that we’re lacking a simple rallying cry? So a thought crossed my mind. Why don’t we start one right now? There’s no time like the present. “WE HAVE A DREAM” and it’s a dream of HOPE. What would it take to have the phrase “WE HAVE A DREAM” become as powerful as MLK’s phrase “I HAVE A DREAM”? What would it take for this to happen?

I think it will take a campaign, much like a fundraising campaign, a marketing campaign, or a political campaign.

  • It takes critical mass – critical mass is less than you think – Braden quotes it can start with as little as the square root of 1% of the population
  • When a critical mass gets on board, it spreads like wildfire, especially now that we have social media
  • Many people take an active role and nobody is too small to make a difference in some way
  • People will use different techniques that suit their style in order to spread the message – people that like the message might use social media to spread it to all of their colleagues, speakers may use it at the start of their speeches
  • Someone would get the message to people that really like it – it will make the news, it will be quoted on talk shows

One common theme of virtually every campaign is that there is a timeframe for the campaign and it ends with some sort of wrap up event. So, let’s plan the victory party. It makes it more real. In a political campaign, a “Victory Party” signals not just the end of the campaign, but the start of fresh hope.

Oh yeah, and in many cases the outcome at the end of the campaign is no surprise. And I don’t think that the outcome at the end of this campaign will be any surprise either. So let’s make sure we all do our part, be that small or “world-changing”. And let’s start planning the World’s Biggest Victory Party. My suggestion in a recent blog was that we start now and plan the Victory Party to occur on December 21st, 2012.

What do you think?

Namaste

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Written by Ken

Ken Jaques describes himself as a Health Care Evolutionary, Community Builder, and Speaker. True healing begins when we treat root causes instead of just masking symptoms. Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 2008, Ken has experienced many facets of the health care system. As “the only patient who ever lost their hair on this low of a dosage of chemotherapy” – as spoken by his rheumatologist – Ken has been on an amazing journal of self-discovery, a journey of true healing. In his blog, Ken shares stories of how his beliefs have changed over the past few years, and how they are still changing. Is it possible that our bodies can heal themselves? Do we really have to live without hope after we receive a chronic illness diagnosis? These are the types of questions that Ken encourages people to ask themselves as they embark on their own physical or emotional healing journey.

Ken is creating a platform to connect People, Patients, Practitioners, Partners and Promoters, enabling a collaborative effort to help shift the focus on health from I-llness to We-llness. Check out the pilot at www.myHealthyCommunity.ca.

“When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘we’, even I-llness becomes WE-llness” ~ Malcolm X

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