The wild rivers up by my home have earned the name of Narnia. I never expected to live next to Narnia. It’s an enchanted place, moving to its own pace. I have focused in hosting retreats, helping students and seekers find peace and strength for their life in this magical place. Too many people have lost control of their pace in life, being driven to the tempo of larger dramas.
I live very quietly. In a simple life, the days flow without twisted problems. The deep truth is this: The universe doesn’t beat or move against drama. Life has it’s own pace outside of words. Yet humans live to stories. The trap of living to stories is then the drama creeps on in.
I watch the larger world and currently modern societies are all abuzz within turmoil. We are within a major transition time for the human world. The current 417 year old modern society (Based on the founding of the East India Company, the start of corporate power) is desperately trying to survive by becoming more dictatorial. New societies arise out to challenge this old social order. The next 50 years will be filled with turmoil between different social options. But keep in mind: All of this is drama.
There is enough time and more than enough resources to solve our problems. Yet due to greed and the desire to hold power: war and terrible battles will follow the steps of many people ahead, unless they choose to release such a path. You still have choices which help lead to more graceful options ahead. You are not limited to the choices your society limits you towards. You can force options back and re-channel society itself.
In such major transitional times, it’s all too easy to lose oneself. Don’t make the mistake to think you are destined to only fight or run.
It doesn’t have to be like this nor do you have to lose power in these times ahead.
Choosing Your Edge
When you release drama, the story becomes simple. A simple life in itself is a full and complete in it’s own style. But without deeper edges that color in our memories it makes time fly by without feeling life ironically. So there is a balancing act in all of this to help make life complete in what we could call a meaningful manner. People tend to get pulled back into drama to help color their life. This is a trap. We can live against edges which are not based on drama.
It isn’t as if there isn’t enough drama happening in the world. But you have to be careful not to let that drama roll you into something that isn’t yours to live. Pick your edge carefully since it does define you. Generally, don’t make your edge a battle or all you have on your hands is a war to fight. While some edges will become a battle you can also limit the fights to only the ones which matter. Don’t waste effort on battles that don’t really serve us growing or improving our world and life.
Right now the times are helping others wake up, my personal edge isn’t against the times, rather my personal edge is working on personal healing. It’s a good time to help others grow. To show magic and enchanted places still exist. Making sure those who I help are in a place to be themselves. Don’t lose yourself to all the edges flying around right now.
Accept Your Challenges & Reject the Conflict
When in human history have we not been fighting? Our times have been framed by previous conflicts and new conflicts will try to sweep into us till we feel forced to run thru these battles to find our way. But the deeper truth is this. The conflicts you find yourself thrown into are not yours. They are false conflicts driven by greed. Only fight when the battle is yours to fight. Support those you love who are fighting their true fight so they may prevail. Give space and move around those who are fighting false battles.
Most edges in life don’t have to be drama nor a fight.
Also try not to live your life like an epic story.
Work gracefully against your own edges and may you not have to face too many swords amongst the edges.