The time I visited John Lennon Wall in Prague (2011)

Imagine – The song by John Lennon, released in 1971, about a year after The Beatles officially broke up – is a timeless anthem of peace and love. It helped cement Lennon’s standing as a solo artist and is a shining example of peaceful activism and pure idealism.

I have always loved this song. A favourite for as long as I can remember. When I was pregnant I would listen to this song and cry, because yes, I can imagine, but maybe that’s all I will ever be able to do.

Why can’t we make it a reality?

Let’s face it, everyone loves this song. Everyone wants to imagine a perfect world. So if we can imagine it, why can’t we make it a reality? Perhaps because we are shown daily footage of war and destruction; of terrorism and disaster. We’re told to batten down the hatches, it’s every man for himself! Protect yourself or YOU are NEXT! We are told to fear our neighbours, our fellow humans and we’re told that idealism is not realism. But, there are those of us who do try. We are the people who recycle; who live off grid; who don’t buy into mainstream media; who lift others up instead of tearing them down; who welcome and embrace instead of blocking and fearing; who take what we need and share that which is plentiful. The stories we hear are of the opposite, but this life does exist. Our society values selfishness and greed, yet our natural state is love.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

If a shift is to occur – a revolution, if you will – we need to be heard. We need to show others that it is okay to be idealistic. It is okay to want to change the world for the better. It is not far fetched or childish (not that there is anything wrong with children and their thought patterns). Start with yourself – if it feels right in your heart and your gut then you are on the right track – and then share your changes with the people around you (gently – lead by example). Stand up and speak up when something isn’t fair. Just because it has “always been done that way” doesn’t mean there is not a better way. You have the power – WE have the power – to create a better world.


“Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one”

About Ancient Woman

I'm ancient, not in chronological age, but in consciousness. I am on a journey to remember and gain access to my source and I will share my insights on this blog.
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