The last 13 days since the inauguration has felt like five years. I’ve been rabidly glued to my news feeds wondering what this man is going to do next.
So, here’s the good news. And you can take this or leave this. I am consciously choosing to look at this experience as a global healing event. I don’t think this choice is delusional or “being positive.” I actually think of it as completely realistic.
The collective’s dirty laundry is being shoved into the light of day-all of the rage, grief, misogyny, racism, fear, xenophobia, patriarchal conditioning, rape culture, etc. Everything unsavory is now in a steaming pile in the middle of the room for all to witness. This is the collective shadow aka the dark, distasteful, hidden side.
We all have our own shadow side-the parts of us that we have decided are “bad.” The parts of us that are jealous, afraid, angry, wounded, sad, lonely, ashamed. As a person, you make up part of the collective shadow. Every icky thing we are seeing outside of us right now reflects the sum total of billions of people’s long standing internal pain and suffering projected onto the world stage.
You can’t heal a wound that you can’t see. The collective had to get to a tipping point that forces us to act. We finally have a true opportunity to do let old structures fall away and create new ones that reflect our humanity and love.
In the midst of these wacky times, I have never felt more purposeful or alive. I see the most engaged, turned on, three eyes open, brilliant, tender, compassionate cavalry charging together and bringing support and all their full open hearts. It is a joy to see during the chaos. When your world gets turned upside down, you get to see what you are made of and we are made of some pretty amazing stuff.Read More