Throughout the world, the pendulum continues to swing into areas of heartbreaking divisiveness, control, and fear. And yet, many are beginning to feel the threads of hope in the atmosphere. How can these coexist?
The divisiveness, control, and fear that we are experiencing are peeling back the layers on just how deep these systems fold into our history, beliefs, and consciousness. We’re breaking open the stories we’ve been told or that we have told ourselves. It is as if it had to get this bad for some of us to wake up and notice. The grief that many feel goes deep and opens windows for releasing personal, ancestral, and collective grief. It is not that we had to take this route to see change but change will be the outcome.
And this change brings hope.
The pendulum’s arc is slowing. Those who watch the horizon can sense the waves of change making their way to shore. You may already be seeing the early waves – new ideas and a heart focus.
Some of these new ideas will be the beta versions that will help clear a path for more sustaining innovation. As systems outlive their function, new ideas generate at the periphery. Some work, some don’t. But over time, there is continued layering of change until we hit a tipping point of sustainability. In addition, the innovation contains a creative energy and one that can carry hope – as well as fun and playfulness.
So, even though there is a battle to maintain the status quo or even go backwards by some, allow yourself to feel the opportunities for change and the opportunities for hope that are also emerging.
It may be that you are in too deep of grief or trauma to contribute much to the changes around you. That’s ok. Take care of yourself and know that you will get the chance to help create in the future. Hold onto that hope.
But if you are feeling that your time is now and you have some interesting ideas emerging, follow your heart, soul, and intuition and step into that which is calling you. Not only will you be building into your hope, you will also be creating hope that helps to change the atmosphere around you.