Speaking of new chapters, yep, boy howdy.
As a collective, we are entering a pivotal period of transformation. And, while it is easy to see the things that are changing around us, the biggest change will occur within us.
We live within systems, organizations, and structures. Ancestrally, these would have started as small communities of family or tribe. Places of sustainability and protection. These have grown to become or encompass government, education, finance, religion, and work, as well as many others.
As these systems, organizations, and structures have grown, we have often given our power away to them. “That’s the game we have to play.” “It is out of our control.” “Can’t fight city hall.” “What can one person do?”
The big transformation for us individually and collectively is to begin to step into our personal power and our personal responsibility to help build and create the future we want to see.
We’ve all been shaken in various ways by what we’re seeing in the world. At the same time, we also have visions of what a better world could look like; what a better world could feel like.
2024 is a pivot point where we, as a collective, begin to question. We begin to speak up. We begin to help create change.
Does it mean we’ll all be activists, taking to the streets in protest? Probably not. Individually, this will start in us - challenging the status quo in ourselves of what we’ve accepted. This then ripples outward - family, friends, work, etc, to invite a ‘power with’ to create change. It may be as seemingly focused as working through family dynamics about how we treat each other or as seemingly complicated as reimagining food networks.
2024 is just the beginning. We are still closing out the last chapter and the waves of change will be a stark contrast.
2024 is likely to be both uncomfortable and filled with the joy and challenges of opportunity, creativity, and growth.
In discussions around purpose, the most common question I get is ‘why am I here?’. It is the question that many of us have.
We are beginning to recognize that we’re here, in this time, to be the change we want to see in the world. To help create the change we want to see in the world.
ps, if you’ve been one of the forerunners and this is all old news, thank you for your work opening doors and creating paths for us to move through.