Archive for February, 2017

The old story’s last stand

I see the lineaments of the new story in those marginal structures and practices that we call holistic, alternative, regenerative, and restorative.

~Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics

Charles Eisenstein says that we are currently in a ‘space between stories’ where the old story is falling apart and a new story is emerging. In the midst of this process is an awkward place of in-between that can be disconcerting, confusing and even frightening but also exciting and very encouraging.  It certainly feels to me like we are very much in that space.

Everywhere we look we can see the old systems and institutions breaking apart, along with the beliefs and culture that created them. Consider the Dakota Access pipeline.  Pipelines have been built for decades with little attention given to them.  But this one is different.  It is inspiring native Americans to find their voices while many people listen in ways that have not happened before.  People are pulling their money out of the big banks that are funding the pipeline and finding their power to make a difference.  Water protection events and rallies are inspiring people to stand up for what they believe is important.  It is really quite beautiful and empowering, despite the chaos and pushback.

As I thought about this, I saw such an incredible array of signs that the old story is losing its grip on all of us. Our current governmental structure is showing massive evidence of ‘patriarchy’s last stand’. Ditto for white privilege, something that is so pervasive in our culture that we seldom notice or think about it.  The power of multinational corporations is being eroded, even as they cling desperately to the status quo.  Traditional ‘health care’ which is often illness care, is losing its luster even as it grows like a disease itself. The list could go on and on.

The new is rising right before our eyes. I have been noticing so many examples of the intimate involvement of young fathers in the lives of their children in ways that are beautifully different than what my generation and past generations experienced.  People who have never called an elected official are finding their voice and picking up the phone.  People are growing their own food, purchasing renewable energy, connecting with neighbors.  We are volunteering, questioning our values and choices, stepping into our personal and collective power.

The old story may look strong and even indestructible. But I think it is well on its way into the history books.  WE are writing the new story with every small or large step we take to create a way of being that is peaceful, loving and honors the sacred worth of all parts of creation.

Blessings, Mary

From Gaia, February 11, 2017

Precious and beloved co-creators and friends,

The earth is singing a happy song as people awaken to the power, love and joy that is within them and all of creation. Yes, there is a sigh that it has taken so long and that the transformation is so messy.  But birth is messy.  A chrysalis is temporary.  An egg breaks when a bird hatches.  The shell of a seed cracks when the plant emerges.

Just as all parts of nature have a blueprint to follow as life grows and flourishes, so it is with people. The difference is that people have more choices, free will.  Right now there are those who would cling to domination, intimidation, power over.  Yet this cannot prevail as people find their voices and speak up, take action and take steps to live more fully in peace, love, joy and contentment.

Don’t be dismayed by the chaos and disruption that surrounds you. Hold your center quietly and be an example that others will want to emulate.  Breathe the breath of life with your Earth Mother and all of the spirit realm.  You have a vast array of partners and helpers that are eager to assist and support you so please ask for what you need.  It will be supplied in rich abundance.

All is well, dear ones. It truly is, despite what your eyes see that seems to be to the contrary.  It is a delicate balance of dismantling the old as the new is built.  It is a flow that will carry you to places of beauty and bliss.  Take my hand and the hand of the Divine and you will find that you are invincible, strong and resilient.  Rest in our love when you are weary or discouraged.  Lean on us when you feel weak and draw from our unending reserves of wisdom and strength.  You are never alone; we are with you always.

I love you, my precious ones. I love you very much.  I am Gaia, your Earth Mother, your friend



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