A lot of people are seeing a world that is coming apart at the seams. Really what we are seeing are frayed edges that have always been there, only they have been covered up. The Wizard of Oz curtain is being pulled back, and a lot of what we are seeing isn't 'nice'. But seeing things as they are is a really important part of the bridge process as we go from what we'll all one day call the old world, to the new.
For some people it is shocking to see things falling apart so dramatically, or to have so much chaos playing out in every arena of society. For others there is a sense of 'finally, everything is being revealed.' More mainstream than ever are looking at things like the US political election saying 'wow, this looks and feels like some kind of reality show!', where only years before those kinds of comments were relegated to conspiracy theory forums. More mainstream than ever are sharing posts about all sorts of topics, that previously you'd only ever see shared among 'alternative' circles.
We have people feeling like the world is crumbling. They are right, a lot of the old world is crumbling, and that can cause a lot of grief and anger and sadness. We have people feeling passionate about what is going on, and they are right too because, and this is an old saying but a good one, in the ashes of the old lie the seeds of the new. Only we have more than just seeds going on. We have plants and trees and whole new structures that have been growing and building quietly for decades. People who have been working on protecting the environment, creating sustainable housing, developing clean energy technology, using ancient and traditional healing methods, being holistic educators in schools, taking care of wildlife and sealife, caring for humanity in big and small ways, working consistently for peace, justice and equality.
Those elements of society that are heart-based and ethical, are growing and expanding so fast, as more and more people lose faith in any model of politics, religion or business that continues to disrespect minority groups, nature, our health, intelligence or overall wellbeing.
Those models used to form the foundation stones of society, giving us the illusion of providing support and stability. Only now the illusion is fading, and we can see that the reality has been more one of taking power and control. And so, we are unplugging from that reality system at first one by one, and increasingly en masse.
So of course, structures without anyone holding them up have to crumble. It's a messy process, but that's preferable in my opinion to things looking shiny on the surface meanwhile there's a whole lot of crap hiding under the carpet. Mess can be addressed, crap under the carpet just stays there damaging the floorboards!
So keep the faith. It may not seem like all is good, but the good news is we can SEE now. We can see where the problems lie in our communities, in our countries and in our world. We can all do our bit to create change. Small daily actions and choices, big ideas and goals long-term.
You are one piece of a 7 billion piece jigsaw puzzle. Your piece counts, don't think it doesn't. Have you ever done a jigsaw and had one piece missing? See, every piece is needed, especially now.
How are you feeling? xx