It’s Time to Rise

It is time. It’s time to rise.

It’s time to step up, to step out, to step into our truth, our power, our missions, our might.

Now is the time to offer support, protection, and encouragement. Now, as the world is awakening and so many people are shaking off the last remnants of sleep.

Now is the time to find ways to feed the hungry, to protect the children, to clothe the cold. Now, as our entangled roots grow stronger and more easily seen.

It’s time. It’s time for a change. Now is the time for revolution. Now is the time for abundance, to start sharing our hearts, our homes, our humanness, our heaven. Now is the time to start planting trees, riding buses, and recycling goods. Now, as the earth herself feels the shift and prepares to come fully back to life.

Now is the time to start acting on what we know, to find balance, to hold belief, to create beauty in our individual lives.

It’s time. It’s time to start putting consciousness to work and compassion to practice. Now is the time to forgive the brutal and to heal the broken. It’s time to replace competition with inspiration and greed with giving. It’s time to offer hugs where we once held back, and to share where we once stayed silent.

Now is the time. It’s time to speak. It’s time to write. It’s time to paint and dance and sing and share.

Now is the time to give with whatever gifts we have. It’s time to plant whatever seeds we’ve sprouted. It’s time to speak the truths that we’ve dug so deep to uncover. It is time to fully shine.

It’s time to step out of the comfortable and into the transformative. It’s time to follow our hearts and to use our heads, to start creating with conscious intent.

Now is the time to put our passions to practical use. It’s time to tell the stories that will inspire. It’s time to reach out and touch the person that needs healing. It’s time to paint the images that will tickle the subconscious, and to write the poems that will trigger the growth.

It’s time to grow the plants that will breathe new life into the evolution, and to start conceptualizing the cities that will keep it sustained. Now, as the air is ripe with change and the winds are ready to rise.

Now is the time to take our individual strengths and apply them to the creation of a collective bridge.

Can you hear it? The whisper on the wind. The sighs of the seas. The echoes in the earth. The gleams in all of these fresh, new eyes. The hope and compassion in the air. The new dreams rippling across the horizon.

She’s calling. She’s telling us.

Now is the time.

It’s time.

It is time!

© 2017 Cristen Rodgers


  1. It is certainly time, in a year which led this Lone Wolf to bond with an intentional community and to find an increasing number of people interested in my writing. You are one of the most inspirational souls here, Cristen. Thanks so much for this!

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  2. “It’s time to paint the images that will tickle the subconscious” Exactly what I’m doing:
    Thanks so much for this, Cristen — it can be so hard to remain hopeful these days, but we have to keep working to tip the balance. Discouragement is no reason to stop our work — we’re needed more than ever.

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