Today Richard and I received an e-mail from one of our community members which very eloquently requested guidance on being present to the vast changes and shifts happening all around and within us. Our reader writes:
“The reality is, as you are undoubtedly aware, very turbulent and the earth and we are going through a lot of changes. So a grounded consciousness is required to navigate through it. There is a transfer of wealth taking place before our eyes so we may as well be on the receiving end of that too. So what I would like to have is more guidance from your experience. … The integration of spirit and the nuts and bolts are essential to expand the creative mind.”
There is widespread global agreement that we can no longer rely on systems and beliefs that have contributed to the devastation of planet, economics, social justice, and overall well being. As this community member states “the integration of spirit and the nuts and bolts” is essential to re-balancing what has gone completely out of balance. This also is about what Richard and I feel are the feminine and masculine energies coming back into alignment with each other on all levels.
I will leave the financial and economic wealth advising to Richard, but here is my contribution to the whole from a feminine perspective. A day ago I read a story that struck me powerfully as a wake up call to pay attention to life moments and all that happens around us. This story revolved around relationship, death and choices. Very simplified this is what is always in front of us.
On a deeply spiritual level this is where our wealth and power to ride the waves of change rests…in the moments and the opportunities to integrate the heart with creative mind, engaging in the building of whole systems and relationships that contribute to the well being of all life. Accepting that death is a part of the living experience so that new life can evolve and awareness can be born.
Is it the smallest of events in our lives and the moment to moment choices we make that have contributed to the larger shifts that are upon us? The beauty and the darkness dance together asking us to choose in every single moment. In that very choosing and active engaging we ground ourselves over and over again.
Leon VanderPol writes: “It is all there in black and white, the dance of the light and the dark. While the puppet masters scheme for a world in which power is centralized in the hands of a few, a force of great magnitude shines brightly as it calls out to each and everyone of us to make a choice—to become truly engaged.”
What if the navigation system for this time that we are in is one in which we are absolutely present to the daily events and choices of our individual lives. From that place we assist each other within relationship to work towards the good of the whole organism which we call Earth…one minute dot in the entire vastness of expanded life outside of our planet. The wealth we seek is NOW in the choices that we make.
It is important to understand and have a feel for the shifts and transitions that we are in the midst of. Yet, if we take our attention off of the opportunities, choices, and decisions that present from moment to moment and become consumed and overwhelmed by the challenges that face each of us and our very existence….. we are lost.
So much is going on in any one moment. What will we choose to engage with?
“I come to a tree so rich with autumn’s golds and reds it makes for a mild ache. I lie down under it, close my eyes and let my mind wander. I think of all that is happening elsewhere, as I lie here. Nearby I can hear the sounds of a road crew. Somewhere else monkeys chatter in trees. A male seahorse becomes pregnant. A diamond forms, a bee dances out directions, a windshield shatters. Somewhere a mother spreads p-nut butter for her son’s lunch, a lover sighs, a knitter binds off the edge of a sleeve. Clouds gather to make rain, corn ripens on the stalk, a cancer cell divides, a little league team scores. Somewhere blossoms open, a man pushes a knife in deeper, a painter darkens her blue. A cashier pours new dimes into an outstretched hand, rainbows form and fade, plates in the earth shift and settle. A woman opens a velvet box, male spiders pluck gently on the females’ webs, falcons fall from the sky. Abstracts are real and time is a lie, it cannot be measured when one moment can expand to hold everything. You can want to live and end up choosing death; and you can want to die and end up living. What keeps us here, really? A thread that breaks in a breeze. And yet a thread that cannot be broken. “
Eizabeth Berg from Never Change, pg 214
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