If we have been preparing for a collective rite of passage, then we must consider what we are initiating into. We are learning about unity in 2021, but through the side door of our own personal assignments
This is the year we discover a third point in the equation--one that allows us to break out of the paradigm of us and them and either/or, and forge a path toward the collective and greater good. Now we can see with sharp clarity the unifying synthesis of the stories that have been playing themselves out
We walked for days and weeks, past rampant wildfires in Montana and gridlocked interstates in California. We practiced Tonglen. We slept in cemeteries and on beaches, listening to our dreams and painting and dancing and storytelling our way toward something that could feel honest and real about our world.
Throughout 2019, we are being called back into love with our world and with each other. The situation on planet earth is dire, and the pain we feel is rooted in love. We would not be experiencing such grief at the plight of the forests, the creatures, and the climate itself if we did not on some level remember that this is also our plight and that we are, at the radical foundation of it all, the earth's own desire to live.