Whenever you think about the state of the world–the story it is telling, the movie it is projecting–in order to understand what is really going on, do you view it as one big breathing organism? Do you see the world as one individual on his or her own life path going through developmental phases, mood swings, crises, going through it all as we as humans on our own individual paths must do in this life to evolve?
Are we going through an identity crisis? Are we just a bunch of really stuck teenagers who needs to grow up?
The whole world is getting ill and for the first time we are seeing it, feeling it, and experiencing it on a global level through the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s making us sick?
We are sick of the values our society has created and this generic, infantilizing formula of a good life we are told to accept. We are sick from not questioning those values and formulas. We are sick of being bored living according to someone else’s plan. We are sick of thinking. We are sick of trying to prove ourselves. We are sick of chasing after money, success, fame, and people and things that don’t make us happy. We are sick of working like slaves for a master we don’t know or can’t stand. We are sick of being disconnected from our bodies. We are sick from not going into nature enough. We are sick from hiding and lying to ourselves. We are sick from being lied to. We are sick from judging other humans. We are sick from scapegoating other countries, other leaders, our brothers, our sisters, our parents, our friends. We are sick from drinking our self-judgment. We are sick from the pressure we put on ourselves. We are sick from giving too much and receiving too little. We are sick from taking things too seriously.
Collectively are we waking up from everything that makes us sick?
A world vibing with ego feels being in powerful positions, stealing peoples’ possessions, having the most territory, killing others, having the best ideas, and converting others to its beliefs is the way to feel real good about him or herself.
Now, it is okay to want safety, to want protection, to think, to do, and to desire recognition. The problem is we want this way too much. We are on a one track path to more destruction and need to change gears but NOT by abandoning the ego. We need our egos for basic survival and for the many healthy functions it provides: structure, order, the desire to be “me” separate from “you”, and the vehicle in which we can have and express ideas.
We change gears by having our minds and hearts meet more often; by integrating our body sensations into our thinking minds as a new way of perceiving ourselves and the world so we can truly feel into what will make not only our individual lives but the whole planet live in more harmony.
And what does that look like?
Get ready to feel uncomfortable taking new risks and trying new things. Get ready to start feeling lost and clueless instead of empty, depressed or exhausted. Get ready to go inside and look at yourself, at your fears and all those beliefs you have no clue are operating your life. Get ready to feel like shit sometimes while you are doing this because it doesn’t always feel good at first to go inside yourself and feel your body for the first time with all its sensations and all its stories. But also get ready as a result to start feeling a life force inside you which no drug, pill, food, money, or status can ever give you.
Get ready to start depending on people and feeling vulnerable as fu*k because you have to face all your fears of not being loveable enough. Get ready also to be met by people who are also sharing this same vulnerability as you and then get ready to feel your body unfreeze as you realize someone wants to hear you or help you. Get ready for the pain in your body to leave as you feel into the emotional pain that your body is holding in the form of physical symptoms.
Get ready to experience enlightenment not by some flight into the cosmos leaving your body behind for some union that can’t be integrated into your daily life but by listening to your damn heart and following its callings, by integrating your mind and body into one beautiful whole that has always been one anyway. Get ready to know and feel your body, to feel uncomfortable at first because you have been ignoring it for too long. Get ready after to feel your whole body explode with an incredible aliveness; a force that comes from no other source than you being there with you, expressing yourself as you are.
Get ready to start being more than doing and finding the balance between the two, get ready to stop trying to figure it out all right NOW, to be present for your process instead of madly pursuing some end result. Get ready to have more fun. Get ready to play. Get ready to stop thinking in stereotypes and feel into the fact we are more similar than different. As this judgement is released, get ready to feel a giant space open inside your body for compassion to enter.
Get ready to make a choice.
It is a choice to feel love. It is a choice to give up making something or someone the reason you exist. It is a choice to live the lives we want to live. It is a choice to be happy.
Once this choice is made, get ready to include others in your plan. We can’t choose love and do it by ourselves. We can’t choose love and then isolate ourselves when we feel vulnerable. We must be there for ourselves and let others helps us do this and then we must extend this same hand when others need help finding their truths.
We are in this together.
We can create any kind of world we want.
What kind of life do you choose?