I created and posted this piece with the word ‘cosmic’. Then reposted it with ‘sacred’. While I write and speak about universal harmonies and cosmic connections, it’s not a narrative that resonates for a huge number of people. And right now, it’s all about the narrative.
In advance of the 2020 election, we are seeing the GOP, conservative forces, and foreign influences in this country and around the world hone their narrative of anger, fear, and hatred. A narrative designed to further our polarization…and their control. We are also hearing a call for the Democrats to find a compelling and unifying narrative of equality, social and environmental justice, and compassion.
I know that many of us, in fact the majority of us, hold the Light of these energies and generally manifest them in our lives. Like so many burning candles. And that’s a good thing. However it doesn’t take much of a wind to sweep through and blow them all out. What a wind cannot so easily extinguish is a raging bonfire. Now is the time for us to light that bonfire even if it means surrendering the unique integrity of our individual flames. Something we are perhaps not so inclined to do.
A raging bonfire will require us to find common ground with as many other lights as possible. Common ground and a commonly shared narrative. So yes, I rather like the depth and complexity of cosmic connections. But ‘sacred’ is far more likely to be a shared ideal. And even that may be a bit much for some, the idea that we are all sacred, that the Earth is sacred. Perhaps not. That would be wonderful.
But it’s time. Time to move beyond our individual flickering flames to create the narrative and the raging fire that will consume the anger, fear, hatred, and greed. We can do this. We must do this.
Judith – firstname.lastname@example.org