Even though much of my work is literally TOO BIG FOR WORDS, occasionally I am inspired to write, and this is the place for that. Feel free to join in the conversation. Thanks for reading.
“We are all endangered species on an endangered planet. What is required of us is love.” —Terry Tempest Williams in Erosion
The heart of the feminine soul is rising. All over the world, people are practicing living in harmony with each other and their earthly home, cultivating new ways of being together, creating a culture of care. As people in between stories, we don’t yet have names to know what new consciousness is beginning to take hold. And yet, we can feel her arrival in our beating hearts and stirring souls. She shines through new models for weaving the WE together, highlighting the emerging consciousness beyond individualism, narcissism, and greed. Though unmeasured and mostly unseen, this culture of care is critical to our human survival and flourishing; in fact, it has always sustained our humanity.
Living in dark times, the temptation is fierce to stay asleep, to avoid drowning in sadness. Manipulators attempt to mask the truth of devastating losses. Those still attached to the way things were are advocating for a return to normal. Opening one’s eyes and heart to what is true in 2021 can quickly result in complete overwhelm. We need to tap mighty courage to stay awake now.
Even though compassion may require us to isolate by sheltering in place and staying socially distant when we do leave our homes, we cannot passively wait for a hero. While cocooning, we can become more attuned to our own heartbreak. Using the worldwide web, we can open to seeing the mysterious webs of wonder being woven in between us, making us more than we otherwise may see. Within and in between us, invisibly, intangibly, Soul moves like glue, connecting us, shaping us into one webbed whole. While sheltering in place risks affirming an old belief that we are all alone—what’s so is just that the other is out of sight or perhaps that our sensing needs to adjust to sense the truth. We are one wonderful species sharing an abundant planetary home. Let’s allow our hearts to break open and tap the wisdom of our heartbreak, to make visible and uplift this newly-emerging culture of care.