Yesterday I was given a very important reminder: the world that is dying is not my concern.
Before you get your activist undies in a bundle, please allow me to explain:
For 5000+ years, we have languished under patriarchal rule, defined here as that which has been based in fear, power and control. This cultural paradigm has harmed all of us – women, children and men alike. This paradigm has deprived us of the inner wisdom and knowledge of the feminine, along with the feminine gifts of gathering and building through cooperation and collaboration, with an eye toward peace and harmony. This paradigm has also deprived us of the holy aspects of the masculine traits of guardianship, provision, protection and support.
This world, based in fear, power and control is dying. It is in the midst of its own collapse and it needs to die.
As we look out there toward the dying world, it is easy to get caught up in our reactions to those things we believe will cause us harm or deprive us of certain rights and liberties. It is easy to jump to conclusions about the meaning and outcome of certain actions and events. We are tempted to cast judgment, which then triggers our anger and fear.
All of these reactions tempt us away from the Truth – that all of those things we see “out there” that are arising out of fear, power and control, are merely the old world in its death throes. Giving our energy, attention and reactions to the dying world tempts us away from the job we are supposed to be doing – building the new world.
If you are reading this blog, you are one, among millions, who are here to help build the new world. Period. We are not here to rescue the old world. We are not here to stitch up or bandage its wounds. We are not here to administer medication so the old world can put off its necessary and long overdue death. We are not even here to watch. The world that is dying is not our concern.
Instead, our mission on this planet is to build the new world. We do this by holding our attention and focus on the vision of what we came here to create, not allowing anything to distract us from this vision. We do this by connecting with and gathering with others who are also called to build the new world. And we do this by holding space for those who are ready to leave the old world behind and join the movement that is intent on building something new.
If you live in or near Oshkosh, WI, join us on Monday evenings at 6:30 for our One Tribe gatherings, where we support each other in building the new world. Authentic Freedom Academy. 1103 School Ave. Oshkosh.