I am resilient
I trust the movement
I negate the chaos
Uplift the negative
I'll show up at the table again and again and again
I'll close my mouth and learn to listen
I am a radiant being of light and healing
We are living in wild times. Upheaval, unraveling and unrest from the micro to the macro level seems to be the new norm. The question becomes not, "what's next?" (because the answer to that is likely "something big" and "maybe you don't want to know"), but "how do I cope? how do I make a difference? how do I navigate all this and feel like I am making a positive contribution?".
I'd like to posit something here. You can help yourself, help others and help the world as a whole by doing one simple thing. Going deeply within. Now, this my sound strange, or like some kind of escapism strategy, but I promise you it is anything but. There are several reasons why committing to a practice of stillness and self-reflection, diving deeply into your own being, will benefit everyone, yourself included.
I've read that inner work is the most important work you can do, and I've come to see why this is the case. A society and a culture is only as good as the sum of its parts, and we are all a part. When you go deeply within, through meditation, stillness, self-reflection, journaling, energy work, core belief or past life work, etc,, you begin to find the less desirable parts of yourself. The parts that judge (yourself and others), the parts that give rise to jealousy, spite and damaging mental thoughts (again against yourself or others). You root out the parts that believe you are somehow separate from others, for better or worse. You begin to feel the truth: that all life is connected, that you are the same as the person you judge, grudge, love or dislike, that your life is deeply, deeply intertwined with the plants, rocks and rivers that surround you. That indeed your very being is (or at least should be) in perfect resonance with this magnificent consciousness we call earth, Gaia. And once you've rooted out all those hidden places where you hold these illusions, these damaging thoughts and patterns, you are suddenly a very different being. And this being is one that will not, in fact, cannot, tolerate divisiveness, hate, or inequality in any form. Your very being will radiate this to those around you and out into the world. You will begin to feel what unconditional love feels like and will be able to share it with every one you meet. You will understand that we are all one, and then, things get better and, well, easier.
Even as you start out on this path, beginning to move toward this state of being, you start to shift your energy and the energy for the collective. The reason the powers-that-be are in power is mainly because we are kept in a constant state of fear and helplessness. As you go within, you begin to feel the false-ness of these feelings. When you are over the myth of separation, when you realize you can trust in the universe and in life, you can no longer be fearful and helpless. You become empowered, charged and inspired. These are just the kind of people those in power fear most. These are the kind of people who demand change and a much, much better way of life than what we've been given by our culture. This way of being is contagious and as you live this way, others see what is possible. As you carry this energy, you show others how to live outside of the fear/helplessness paradigm. And suddenly, as power shifts, everything changes.
We are at an important juncture in the evolution of our world. We desperately need awakened souls, beings that can ground and shine the light through these troubled times. By going within you become a beacon and a warrior for light and goodness in the world. Let's ascend my friends. Let's ascend and remake this reality into something truly beautiful. Go within and find your light.