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Okay but as i saw the missing voice here, i responded.
Good article, but missing the
shadow. This refers to relativity and the value of the chaos, the dark side,
all about pain and mortality itself. This is relativity, my dear. The new story seeks wholeness, puts the big W into that which was called holy.
Humans made up a world based on
matter and appearances, their senses and their dreams They invented useful tools
like arrows and numbers. People became ever more valued for their skills and
roles, ideas and talents. This went to the heads of some and that is where
things got messier. So ego built itself a great manifold on which to
hang, a design that offered protection from itself and unseemly truths. Fast
forward several thousands of years and this construct has remained though the
faces and voices have shifted and changed. From Genghis Kahn to Wall Street,
from Sumeria to the Outer Space, the patterns are significant and telling.
Along the way, one invention stands
out. As most of the world has succumbed to the idea that what counts is
something that is countable, usually in terms of wealth (which translates into
money) a couple convenient tools has transformed into something
else again. It has become as a Real Thing- part of the Real World.
However it is still merely a manmade
symbolic device, a "legal note of exchange" meant to facilitate trade
and economic flow. So why behave as if seduced and mesmerized? I have
some ideas, :-)
Suffice it to say that
"we" have been groomed to revere that symbol, we has learned to
accept it as a sign of success and worth. That is a problem on many levels.
Seems we have enabledilt an empire of nonsense and apparently no one has the
power or the courage to turn it around- yet.
And as institutions, media and all
the kings men adapted to fit this Reality, counting wealth became a
purpose for many. It was a way to focus, to avert pain in the short term
and was applauded. Therefore it made sense in its own story.
That left out the seekers and
healers, the artists and visionaries, until the "monetization of
everything" was introduced. Feeding the Monster keeps getting more
difficult and as the sacrifices mount, the unease grows.
So what if we have a collective
purpose to face the Monster, to own the consequences, all of them? We can
untangle the threads of life so far and reweave a better story, a new
construct. Simply put, the classic vision of reality needs a remake.