Those that face which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undistracted by the future, these are they who live, who make the best use of their lives,these are those who have found the secret of contentment. - Allan Goodier.
As we entered the latest Mercury retrograde in Cancer there was a very evident surge of summing up. Everywhere you look. Everyone is emotionally summing up that which has loose ends. And Illumination is once again happening to determine...what are we...what am I...going to do about THIS?
That has been the case energetically for many years now but in these weeks it is at what feels like has the potential to be a crescendo.
The mind relays things that are occurring in my life....in the life of others and the world and it says "Yes, but I've been here before. Many times. And it wasn't resolved then so who's to say this isn't just like before?"
Well...ultimately it remains to be seen. Once again, as before, it's up to us. It's up to the collective.
If you are like me and try to avoid all news...which is even easier to do now that we've pulled the cable TV plug. It is also all but impossible lately to avoid the nudges Spirit is throwing out there. There is financial corruption and crisis all over the globe. To the point of being quite literally close to total collapse in Spain, Greece, throughout Europe. Billion dollar loses continue at some of our major financial institutions now 3 years later with little reform. Massive wildfires raging across the country along with a drought that is gripping 23 states in the U.S. and sending food prices soaring. Our nation continues to be at war with tensions building in Iran. Hundreds of thousands of people in South Africa and Blue Nile are at risk of starvation because the Sudanese government is blocking food and humanitarian aid.
Just to name a few.
And so how do we get through it personally? On the personal level of those around me it is not just crisis but uncertainty or upheaval or merely just restlessness.
I always dial way back to just my self. If I can be centered and calm in this transition it serves the greater good. I may not be able to control all the outer chaos but I can control that. In my perspective, I'm caring for my Mother who has been sick for some time now, covering the financial dam as per usual nothing too extraordinarily different aside from observing the crime rise in our community, watching the lawn grown brown from lack of rain & feeling a bit frustrated with the lack of real movement in the Emergence....in getting where we are going!