How do we change the world? How does one person make a difference? How do we shift the energy of “stalemate” that seems so pervasive around us? I guess the first question should have been “do we think the world needs changing?”.
When I stop and ponder these questions, I realize that “duality” is on loudspeaker! Duality meaning that our most common way of viewing the events around us is to see them as good or bad, right or wrong, black or white, light or dark, left or right. It seems that no matter where I look, there is a line drawn in the sand, and we are expected to make a decision. Which side of this line are you standing on?
Once we decide which side of the line, issue, or topic we are on; we are equipped with battle gear! We are given the weapons (usually words) to defend ourselves. Sound bites that can deflect the majority of what is projected at us and that can also be hurled at the other side! We are ready, willing and able. As long as we are on “our side”.
I am battle-weary. I am exhausted from constantly defending and protecting my position, my side of the line.., my half of duality! Even when we are not doing this out loud, our thoughts are oftentimes doing this dance. Choosing sides, staking a position. Even when the position is to stay “outside” the fray. Choosing not to participate is making a choice.
So how do we shift this stalemate?
I need to say right here and now: I don’t know the answer. However, I can tell you what I believe. I believe we are in the midst of a huge energetic shift that is moving us toward unity. Toward Oneness. Where instead of seeing everything as plus or minus, or right and wrong; we will know the truth of the continuum that all of life exists on. We will know that anything that we fear or hate is a part of something that we love.
Our preferences may not change, however we will have the ability to see that the preference we have chosen is simply part of a range of options that is available. We will also recognize that because someone has chosen a different range along that same continuum, doesn’t make them better or worse, just different. We will know that someone who sees and experiences life from a different perspective is not our enemy. They are another aspect of the whole, that blends all of our uniqueness into one amazing whole!
I have to say, I draw great comfort from knowing that the greatest resistance to any change occurs at the arc or peak of the actual shift! The resistance to dropping our need to take sides is so intense right now, precisely because this change is occurring. It is most intense during this apex.
When I remind myself of this, there are two things that stand out for me. The first is that we are already imagining into being, a new way to exist that does not require this energy of separation that we are currently experiencing. Second, what we are creating is a virgin future. One that has not existed before. It is not about going back to an old way of being, but carving out a new more harmonious version that allows ALL to be valued.
Because of this second point, it is important to know that each of us has the opportunity to contribute to what is being created. Each of us is invited to bring our unique aspect to this inclusive new future. For me, it seems this is a big part of the equation. We will find our sense of oneness, by nurturing and sharing our uniqueness!
So rather than spending anymore time taking sides… I invite you to join me in imagining an amazing and fun new world, where separation and stalemates are “So Passé!
With Light, Love, and Laughter