"The flow of creativity feels like an avalanche of joy and wonder. Being open to that possibility creates connections with everything." - Feline Dreamers

Monday, February 18, 2008

Make Joy, Not Fear

This is a big year for me. I feel I’m closer than ever before to really doing what I’m called to do. I’m overflowing with creative ideas and inspiration. I see a big fork in the road ahead, and I’m ready to take the path that’s right for me. It involves investing my energies and will in creating and learning and exploring and becoming more fully myself. This path is full of writing and magick and gardening, play and abundance. The other path is full of distractions and worries, limitations and fears and daily annoyances.

I’m not saying I’ll never worry or be afraid again. I’m choosing to work with those feelings in a new way. Using the tools I’ve learned over the years, I’m consciously allowing my emotions and reactions to flow through me, mindfully focusing on my true calling, my inner landscape, my authentic self. I repeat my mantra: go deeper. I believe I’m here for a reason, and that by following my deepest desires, I’m helping with the birth of a new way of being. Rather than being trapped in a declining culture, I’m assisting with the resurgence of love and connectedness. Rather than being a part of the problem, I choose to be a part of the solution, and I do so by following my heart. I choose the Good Reality.

“The original meaning of the word ‘apocalypse’ was ‘revelation,’ and in the esoteric spiritual traditions of the West, the apocalypse is regarded as a Great Awakening -- a marvelous resurrection. I propose that the apocalypse we're living through applies in both the degraded modern sense of the word -- the end of the world -- and in the original sense. In other words, collapse and renewal are happening side by side; calamity and blooming; rot and splendor; grievous losses and unpredictable surges of miraculous novelty. Yes, the end of the old world is proceeding apace; but it is overlapped by the birth pangs of a fresh, hot civilization that will be beautiful beyond all imagining.” - Rob Brezsny

2 comments:

Wendy said...

I couldn't agree more - it's not just an end, but also a beginning, and that's what's so exciting about it all. We're not tearing down, we're building - NEW!

It's like in that movie, The Wiz, with Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, when Evilene is defeated, and her minions stand up, strip off their skins, and behold, underneath, they are beautiful!

It is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius :).

I guess the problem for most people is giving up, but I have to wonder, what are we "giving up", and why do we want to hold on to it so tightly.

Excellent post! I love the way you always have such a positive spin on things :), and I would agree that you are one of the trail blazers of this new age - Indigo Child :).

Starcat said...

Thanks Wendy! Glad you enjoyed it. I can see that in your life choices too, that positive building of a new way of living.

Maybe instead of seeing it as "giving up," we (meaning our culture) can transform it into a "letting go" or "releasing" of our old toxic ways of living. Find new ways to experience "luxury," such as a walk on a sunny morning, or snuggling by the woodstove reading to the kids... Kind of a yogic viewpoint, really. :)
Nikki