It seems we have entered the time of The Great Transition.
Our ancestors have spoken of this time.
Earth’s ecosystems have been giving us her soft messages for a while now, gracefully collapsing under our dedication to consumption and domination.
We’re starting to see this great conversation of epic forces more clearly now on societal levels, all over the world.
A natural clinging and dying of what is unhealthy and unsustainable.
We feel its effects in the growing difficulties of our personal lives – instability, insecurity, uncertainty – fear.
The fear and desperation take many forms, as they have in past cycles of civilization.
Oppression that has always been there is now more visible.
Tremendous concentration of wealth and inequality, the losses of democracy, and the rise of authoritarianism, tribalism, and social/civil discord and conflict.
Yet in this gathering darkness great light emerges.
The Human Spirit rises to meet the tremendous challenges and adversities with empathy, compassion, and cooperation.
To do this, we must learn how to walk on water, as the old ones taught.
The great secret, in plain view — to connect, merge with the universal, the formless, the wholeness.
And to bring this dimension of consciousness into the gritty difficulties and rough, soul-filled terrains of communication and conversation.
The language of human needs points us to this realm.
Return to ecological centeredness and groundedness, finding again the presence of alive sacredness within our modern scientific, technological, market-driven world.
It matters how you show up and hold this conversation in your life and in the world.
It makes a difference. You matter and make a difference!
In this conversation, the inner Warrior steps forward, to face our greatest fears with courage, gentle strength, and generosity, deep meaning and purpose, the transcendent beauty of Nature and joy of being.
2 Replies to “In Conversation with the Great Transition of our Time — In our Lives, and In the World”
I enjoyed reading your post, John. I like the thought you stimulated in me about what kind of ancestor do I want to be? Just thinking about my mom, dad, grandma and grandpa as my ancestors has helped me meet my need for peace.
Thanks for responding to this post TD, and pointing to connection with being an ancestor.