Awakening to a Changing World: Taking Control of Our Future


In a rapidly evolving world…

it’s disheartening to witness intelligent individuals allowing themselves to be swayed by assumptions and beliefs without conducting proper investigations. Embracing an open mind and taking charge of our destinies are essential steps towards personal growth and a brighter future. After all, living with courage is the guiding theme here.

The world around us appears to be spiraling downward, and this descent has been so gradual that many have only recently taken notice. The shifting landscape of politics, where divisions seem to grow deeper each day, is a stark reflection of this change. It’s important to recognize that this division is often the intention of a select few who wield influence over the masses. These shifts are unfolding right before our eyes, yet we often do little to resist.

Kevin Ngo wisely said, “If you don’t make the time to work on creating the life you want, you’re eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you don’t want.” This quote serves as a poignant reminder that it’s incumbent upon us to take control of our lives.

People are grappling…

with the challenge of maintaining their health and well-being. The fact that we must search for purified water because tap water and other sources are often unacceptable is concerning. Equally troubling is the realization that the air we breathe and the land we walk upon have been contaminated. In our quest for clean and organic food, we often place trust in the sources we buy from. Sourcing “clean” products for our homes and bodies demands time and dedication. This massive shift towards an increasingly polluted environment has been happening over generations, but it now seems to be accelerating.

Many individuals are aware of these issues but choose to live in a comfortable bubble. However, the bubble will inevitably burst, and when it does, they may be shocked and angry. Sadly, we are witnessing the declining health of our family and friends, and we hear of daily deaths that could have been prevented if only people had paid attention. The truth is that what affects one ultimately affects all.

So, what is the answer to these daunting challenges?

It’s never too late to awaken to the realities of our changing world. Opening our minds and conducting thorough investigations into the issues we wish to change is a vital first step. Without more individuals paying attention to the degradation of life, not just in the United States but worldwide, our future will remain in the hands of the few—some with good intentions and others with ulterior motives.

“Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters.” – John Mark Green

As we move forward into 2024, let us adopt an eagle-eyed perspective. Let us make changes that enhance our lives and place our trust and support in those who genuinely have our best interests at heart. Begin with yourself, and then extend your efforts to make a positive difference in the world. Remember, positive change starts with individual actions and, collectively, can reshape the course of our future.


  1. Thank you Debra Oakland for inspiring us all to live in courage! Your messages always inspire me, encourage me, and uplift me. You always remind me to focus on what is in my Circle of Control and do what I can each day to be happy and contribute to the happiness and love here on Earth. Thank you also for your inspiring book CHANGE YOUR MOVIE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

    • Debra Oakland says

      I love that you mention Circle of Control Margaux. Thank you for your comment and inviting me to speak on your blog talk radio show, Live Your Music. I look forward to our conversation there on October 11th. I have to say, you inspire me and people around the world!

  2. Sally Coles says

    Wise words and so on point. Thank you for the inspiration and reminder to continue to pay close attention not to just what we are being told in terms of information on health and well being and the world at large, but also to pay even closer attention to what’s not being said.

    • Debra Oakland says

      Thanks so your awesome Sally. The information we digest is critical to our body, mind, and spirit. Cheers to being awake!