In addition to moderating online courses, facilitating online discussions, holding local classes, (trying to) write the sequel to Song of the Beloved, creating my Authentic Freedom weekly lesson, all while putting in 15-20 hours at my side gig, I try to write at least one blog a week. But lately, I find that there just aren’t any words. There is soooooo much going on “out there” that there is hardly time to catch a breath let alone come up with some sort of inspiration or comfort to get us through the insanity.
The world as we have known it is dying and there is literally nothing we can do, but stand back and watch it implode. When we think it just can’t get any crazier, more unsavory truths are revealed. There is no way to choose a side (not that we should be choosing sides!!!!) when it seems no matter where we turn insanity and corruption reigns. Those who have benefitted from the system based in fear, power and control only cling more tightly to what they know only to find that the harder they squeeze, the quicker it escapes their grasp. In spite of their best efforts, their world is dying as a new world is chomping at the bit waiting to take its place.
But knowing all of this does not make it any easier. The world “out there” is insane! It’s been that way for a long time and it seems to be getting worse. But even in the worst of the worst there is an eventual tipping point. We are nearly there. Can you feel it? I sure can! It is enough on some days to make me want to find a cave somewhere and never come out. But, my Soul knows better. I/We are not here to escape.
We are here to be hospice for the dying world
while midwifing the new world as it is coming into form.
There is no escaping this part of our fate. Every time I threaten to head for Canada or seek asylum in Ireland, my Soul says, “That sounds really nice, but you know you have to stay here….no matter how bad things get.” Yep. I know this. Even if the puppet masters decide to push the red buttons hurling us all into nuclear annihilation I know I’m meant to be here through it all. (Fortunately I live in an area that will likely be a major target, so if the bombs are dropped, myself and my loved ones will simply be vaporized….hurray! I would choose that any day over a zombie apocalypse!)
Knowing we are in the death throes of the hierarchical patriarchal world might ignite terror in the hearts of many, but for me, I cannot wait! As the Greyjoy’s say, “What is dead may never die, but rises again harder and stronger.” The dead in this case is not the world that is dying but the world that is seeking to be re-born. This is the world that dwells within us when we are connected with our original natures – a world where peace, justice and harmony reign and where power is equally shared by the all, not by the greedy few. This was the collaborative peace and harmony that human beings once knew when we remembered how to live as one. It is also the collaborative peace and harmony we already know when we find union within ourselves which then leads us toward cultivating harmony with others.
But all of this starts within. If we want peace in our world, we first have to find peace within. Finding peace within requires dedication, persistence, discipline, and we cannot do it alone. We need others to show and support us in and along the way. We need to know we are not crazy or alone in wanting to know peace within ourselves and to see that peace reflected in the world around us. We need encouragement and support on the days we stray from our path. And we need support in knowing how to drown out the shrieks of the dying world. We cannot save them. Neither should we try. We can only save ourselves and after we have saved ourselves (found peace within) we can reach out a hand in support for those who are coming to understand that they too want peace.
It is for this purpose that Authentic Freedom (dot) Love is expanding its service to the world. COMING SOON! In the meantime, here is a glimpse into what we will be offering and how we are hoping to support us in coming together in community as we look forward to the dawning of the new world on the other side of the storm.