As I am writing this we are emerging out of ‘lockdown’ or ‘retreat’. I heard someone comment, “I can’t wait for everything to get back to normal”. Is that even viable? Every citizen globally is feeling the uncertainty and unease at this unprecedented time. The huge adjustments and upheaval we have witnessed are extraordinary, the changes we have been forced to make affecting us profoundly.
We will recognise this time as a necessary catalyst for change, a global ‘reset’. One consequence has been the connectivity that has arisen on a human level, we have been united. In the 5,000 years of human history, we have been challenged to rise and evolve. Humans are wired to demonstrate courage and love, to contribute, to inform, and discover resiliency. The question is, can we emerge out of this current challenge with acceptance, to think beyond our current circumstances and look for what is now possible?
With all this in mind, I invite you to reflect upon the following questions;
· What areas of my life do I wish to improve?
· What areas of my life have been negatively affected and need solutions?
· What gifts and talents have I discovered that make my daily life more effective than before?
· What things or areas of my life are really essential and what am I not missing?
· What new ways can I explore my true calling and creativity.
· What ways can I connect with my environment and nature.
· What ways can I explore localized living and source produce from local farmers?
Power, control, and freedom have been brought to our attention and the dance between this triad is clearing ancient cultural wounds. We are witnessing this in world events as well at times within our inner realities. I refer to this as ‘clearing out the basement’, we need courage more than ever to let the past go, to embrace emotions as they arise to heal. It is time to reach out, to find community with others, to connect, share, and receive support.
Any work we do on ourselves serves the greater good. Now more than ever the quote from his Holiness the Dalai Lama is pertinent, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Let’s embrace the ancient power of our humanness, find our inner truth, and thrive.