It’s been a rough week. All the brouhaha about the British vote to leave the European Union, mass shootings seemingly every day, insanity in the presidential race in the U.S. all add up to me wanting to pull the covers over my head and just hibernate until 2020 or so.
However, I take heart in how all this is interpreted by author Charles Eisenstein in his wonderful book, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible. His take on all this is that we are nearing the end of the “story of separation” which we have built over the last several millennia. It is the “us against them” attitude, always being at war with something, having to win all the time because second place or worse is for losers.
Eisenstein predicts that we are now building what he calls “the story of interbeing, the age of reunion” where we recognize the unique gifts we all have to offer, and at some point in time we will move into this “gifting society” and live more in our hearts and in alignment with who we really are.
In between these two stories is rampant chaos. The old way does not die out quietly, and the new way is yet to take a strong hold. So, to me, it feels like I’m getting slammed back and forth, up and down, to and fro. The emotional toll is high.
Although my first inclination is to put my head in the sand, I instead open The Way of Mastery to Lesson Seven where Jeshua lovingly reminds me that:
“As long as there is a trace of energy within you in which you are striving to get from any perceived thing or object around you what you are sure you lack inside yourself, you cannot know the love of Self. And you cannot experience freedom. Happiness is an inside job.”
I’ve turned off the news. I’m going to take a shower, and then go for a walk and listen to the wind rustle the leaves of the trees. And I will remind myself to think of things that make me smile.