Just as we orient ourselves by the dependable rising and setting of the sun, or the geology of the place we call home, we used to orient ourselves by the rhythms of seasons and the patterns of rain, winds and annual cycles. We have lost one of our compass bearings. As the needle spins more and more wildly, and weird is the only thing we can depend upon, how do we orient? What is it in the human psyche that is being fractured as we are forced to surrender notions of external stability? How deep do those fracture lines run and what do those subterranean reverberations invite us to open to?
Leaving a place you love and people you love does not mean you do not care about what you are leaving. Just because a move is right or necessary, does not mean it will be easy or that people will support you in your decision. Often, a relocation is a huge process of clearing old patterns and adjusting to new paradigms or energetics of a place, a community and the physical environment. Making these changes can exert huge demands on your energy field and your body.
Any transition you undertake (or are forced into) can evoke fear and doubt. You can feel disoriented and confused as your center of balance shifts. Transition is about loss, about the death of what you knew or who you knew yourself to be.
Here is a list of thoughtful movies about the dominant culture. Please read reviews of the movies before you watch them.
Current events – all crises – will always hit us at the place of our vulnerability. While we all tend to fear the loss of security, financial instability and social unrest, these fears tend to manifest in us in our own unique ways.
In a time where externalities demand more and more attention, it can seem counter-intuitive to focus inside. However, if the future holds more instability in weather (not less), then the requirement to resolve ancient wounds so that we may be neutral in present and demanding circumstances seems more pressing than ever. When the internal landscape lacks alignment, then the external causes of disequilibrium and stress become exponentially overwhelming.
With the dramatic increase in geologic activity, many people find themselves predicting these earth changes, or feeling the earth changes when they occur.
Flooding that leaves communities with piles of moldy and mildewing debris – everything toxic after being saturated by water, submerged. Every item which used to be the home, the decorations, the entertainment systems – now worthless piles of detritus posing huge disposal challenges.
Many Americans are beginning to experience an inner unease, spurred on by the inability to rest in any certainties that used to ground them. Seasons don't happen as they used to, rains are now drowning torrents that disrupt cycles of plant growth, droughts are more extreme than ever before - there is nothing to rest into.