We are in a new era---2020
An invitation to reconsider our ways of being.
An invitation to turn from the mindset of “there is not enough” and over consuming to live more in the Well of Being and sufficiency.
I just listened to Lynne Twist speak of this new era this morning. She is a well rounded, thoughtful author and leader that suggests that in the midst of the hardship and suffering of this pandemic, we can reflect and reimagine the way we, as humans on this planet, have been living.
Can we see and connect with a deeper message in these unprecedented times?
This is a powerful and sacred time that has disrupted our usual routines and ways; and has woken us up to see how out of balance with the natural world and ourselves we have become.
What does it mean to be a good citizen of the world, rather than a consumer of the world?
Can we see this as a cleanse, a decluttering of all that we do not need?
What is essential, truly? A large percentage of us have way more than we actually need. Can we ask ourselves what is essential, who is essential, what work is essential? How much extra do we all have or need?
These are uncomfortable questions to consider. They ask us to get real, honest and vulnerable.
During our healthy home stays, a term that Lynne uses instead of lock-down, have we made time to go inward, to go home. To go home is to go inside our own hearts, to be alone and get to know how we feel, and what we think.
Can we reground and reimagine how we would like to go forward?
Is it a “going back” we are pining for, or can we regenerate a new way forward that invokes harmony, truth, balance and well being for earth and all of her inhabitants?
Lynne says that shifting how we think, and releasing old systems and beliefs during this next decade is crucial. Can we make room for new kinds of leadership? A rebalance of masculine and feminine energies; leaning more into process and collaboration rather than goals and competition.
A reconnection of heart and mind, balance and co-creation.
Sharing, supporting and taking care of one another must be a shift we make to ensure the well being of all of our brothers and sisters. Somehow, we must let go of the mindset that there is not enough, the fear that attaches to that belief and the energy of acquiring more and more of what we already have enough of at the expense of our earth home and all of our relations.
Can we redefine what true wealth means?
We can choose to connect and align with the Source of well-being.
We can get in touch with our enoughness and remember that we have an opportunity to realign and reshape our narrative.
We can allocate rather than accumulate.
We can appreciate and contribute.
We can say no to the systems that oppress and medicate us into a stupor of numbness.
Lynne has left me with lots to think about and consider as we move forward together.
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