As we develop into multidimensional beings we may be shocked to see the world does not conform to our ideas of reality and at times of great change, can appear to be a dysfunctional asylum, with us as the inmates. It is at this time we may have to carefully examine all our ideas about our past, present and future, within which we may discover we have been living less than our potential, due to living in a society that encourages mediocrity in order to keep the “economy” paradigm going, thus rendering us little more than economic slaves serving forces that subtly enslave and demean us instead of treating us as free self-realised individuals. Many of us are not given the luxury of contemplating changing realities as life catapults us into a change that we do not want and for which we are much less prepared.
It is at such times that we need to learn to dance on a shifting carpet. Never knowing when the rug may be pulled from under our feet it is best we learn the steps that will carry us from here to there. It helps to consider
Who are we?
Has the world’s dream of
“Go to school, work hard, get qualified, get a good job, get married, have children, work hard, get a pension and retire,” influenced us to live a life that is re-creating others dreams instead of our own?
The above dream may have helped society re-establish an imagined normality following two world wars that saw hell open its doors, but does it serve who or what we are now? Or perhaps who or what we want to be now?
When life offers us an opportunity to consider change through an unexpected event such as losing our job, husband/wife/lover or worse, we may consider taking a long break or sabbatical if circumstances and finances allow. We need to avoid rushing off and attending motivational workshops or change your life seminars. We need to de-condition not take on more of someone else’s ideas of who we are and how we should live our lives. These questions cannot be answered by others, but only by ourselves in a space that provides unconditional acceptance and safety. It is also not the right time to engage in intensive meditation courses; our psyches are still fragile from the huge shift of perception circumstances has thrown at us.
It is time to trust that the life is code is far wiser and more intelligent that our personalities and that perhaps a gentle exploration of our past, present and future would give us far more data than reading 100 self-help books or attending motivational seminars and workshops. When the time is right we will be led to the right circumstances that will enable us to move a step closer to the I am that until now has been deeply hidden in the dark forest of society’s norms, expectations and demands.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi