A message on the strange times we are in and on the hope of birthing a new world. I dedicate this to my children and the other young people who will ultimately bear the consequences of this current transition.
These are strange times with all the conflicts going on in our world, most obviously the failure of the US government to do its job, thereby forcing a shutdown. In addition to these outward signs, people have been sharing with me, personal feelings and experiences of disproportionate anxiety, depression, restlessness, impatience, anger, rage and the feeling as if their world is in a complete state of chaos and overwhelm. I heard it described as if we are riding a rollercoaster of unexpected and unpleasant (for many) happenings. The people who might call themselves sensitives, or just plain “spiritual” seem to be feeling all of this even more acutely. As spiritual people, we are compelled to wonder, “What does this all mean, what is the purpose in all of this and what can we learn?”
In a nutshell, what we are experiencing is the death throes of the hierarchical and patriarchal cultural and sociological paradigm in which we have been imprisoned for the past 5 – 10, 0000 years. If any of you have ever witnessed a death, you know what that looks like – extreme anxiety, depression, restlessness, bursts of anger and impatience, physical, emotional, mental and even spiritual discomfort. This is ultimately what we are experiencing both on an individual and collective level. Hierarchy and Patriarchy, and every structure built upon these models of leadership are coming to an end. And, those invested in these kinds of power structures are desperately clinging to the life they have known and are resisting the release of what has, up until now, given them the false sense of power and control. As the shields, which have carefully guarded government and corporate structures founded on corruption and greed, are falling away, the American people (and the world) is saying, “ENOUGH!” Our job, in the midst of this, is to let the old order self-destruct (which it is doing at a rapidly increasing rate) and be ready to step in to re-create a world that is based in something more life giving.
How to Manage the Dismantling
As I see it, there are two levels to this dismantling: 1) One that is personal and 2) one that is collective. Here is how we can support this dismantling, both within ourselves and within the world around us.
1) Personally: For each of us personally, the dismantling is about undoing the parts within us that are ruled and manipulated by fear. It is about identifying the parts of ourselves which are feeling anxious, depressed, restless, angry, sorrowful and which might even be experiencing these sensations physically. In short, our fearful/egoic self is dying, right along with the fearful/egoic parts of our culture. A portion of this personal dismantling also includes a life-review of sorts. All those unhealed wounds within us or things we have suppressed or ignored seem to be finding their way to the surface in order that they may be named, healed and released. The simple formula for participating in this dismantling is to imagine your fearful/egoic self as a separate individual. Visualize this part of you and HOLD IT in love and compassion. Thank it for enduring the suffering of the human condition and project thoughts of healing and release to all it has carried for you so that it may ascend to a place of peace.
2) Collectively: For the world, the dismantling is the same – allowing the fearful/egoic parts of our human community to die. And, the practice is the same. HOLD the world in love. THANK it for bearing the suffering it has born for the sake of our fear. Project thoughts of healing and release to the broken, fearful, hurting and wounded parts of our world so that they too might ascend to a peaceful place.
This part of my message is specific to those who have identified themselves as healers, lightworkers, lightwarriors, Indigos, Crystals, peacemakers, lovers, etc. Whatever name you call yourself, you have been aware of a special call within you to be a vessel of love and healing in this world. You have a special job. Because of the gifts you have been given, you are especially skilled in transforming fear into love, ignorance into wisdom, confusion into insight, hatred into compassion. You all have your own unique way of bringing love into the world, you are now called to step forward and do what you know you have been called to do. Additionally, I have heard many rumblings about the healers coming together. I’m not sure, exactly, what that means, but let that invitation ring in your heart and guide you toward what that might mean for you.
Way showers and Pioneers Get Ready
And, now is the time for the way showers and pioneers, the millenials, post-moderns, Gen-X’ers and Gen-y’ers to GET READY! As the outgoing power-hungry hoards have accused you of being “slackers,” (which we all know has never been true!) this is YOUR TIME to shine!!! You were born with the knowledge of what the new world needs to look like, and you were born with the vision, gifts and passions to make that happen. Of course, the old regime first needs to fall away. But GET READY….because the new world is YOUR world and will be crafted by your hands, your vision, your wisdom and most importantly, your compassion. You are the most loving and compassionate generation yet to be born on this planet and as the old world falls, you will be the ones bringing the new world to life! Get ready….your time is very, very near.
A Vision of the New World
Of course, no one can predict exactly what the new world will look like, especially since it will be the generations behind me (at 48) who will grow the roots of the new world. For my generation, we are merely the seed planters and the bridge. My sense is that the new world will look nothing like what we have previously known. The new world, will not be ruled by fear or power over, but by love and cooperative collaboration. Perceived separations will fall away and we will come to see how we are ONE, while honoring what is unique and special among us. We will learn to be STEWARDS of our planet, not rapists. We will honor the planet for the gifts it gives us and we will treat her with gentleness and kindness. We will learn to grow crops organically and without harmful and deadly chemicals, and we will see that there is enough to feed every mouth on this planet when we emphasize the growth of living foods. In a spirit of unity, we will ensure that every person is fed, housed, clothed, kept safe, provided with adequate medical care and a quality education. We will honor cultural differences, while finding the love between us. The world will be governed by peace, harmony, love and compassion. We will learn that when we come together in love, there is enough, all of our needs are met in abundance, we will find our own unique gifts and discover meaning and purpose in sharing these gifts for the on-going betterment of the world, we will find support for who we are, we will know love, the value of honoring our own truth as well as the truth of others, we will find direction in wisdom instead of fear and we will discover that we are never alone. Too big of an order? I don’t think so. In short, we will discover the kingdom of God among us and we will walk in peace.
My prayers and blessings to you as we witness the death of what has been, in anticipation of the birth of love.
Lauri Ann Lumby