I agree with your analysis and thoughts about what is fueling the social rupturing we are seeing today. I am an amateur student of history and there is a deep underlying pattern that I have seen that holds true for most of humanity’s experiments in social living, at least as we know of it in recorded history (and this is key – “recorded” history).
Somehow, somewhere, human beings made a shift in their perceptions. Before the shift they were a part of a whole. They were part of nature, part of the Great Mystery, so to speak.
Indigenous people still hold this way of seeing themselves so we know that it did exist at one time. At some point — and scholars disagree on when, exactly, this happened — humans (which are Souls in a body let us not forget) stepped out of Unity consciousness and moved into duality consciousness. This in itself was not a problem so long as the social order/mythos accepted both sides of any duality as having equal power and merit.
Where we began to come unstuck was when someone somewhere decided to start seeing duality in hierarchical terms so that values were ascribed to one side or another of any polarity whereby one half of the whole was seen as superior and the other inferior while at the same time one set of polarities was considered “us” and the other belonged to “the other” thereby separating ourselves from a collective whole.
To the Soul or Spirit which comes from a Unified field of Divine Wholeness, this new paradigm is terribly confusing to be sure but since human beings incarnate with amnesia it has taken us a very long time to evolve our own abilities for self-reflection to see this conundrum and wonder about it.
Instead we were hurtled along through thousands of years of history where societies organized themselves on more deeply entrenched structures of hierarchical power (often called Patriarchy) where the social ordering of power and distribution of resources mirrored the way we perceived our world.
Since there is a quantum entanglement between thoughts and matter, we have solidified this social world into something that is now so restrictive, domineering, aggressive and materially-oriented that we stand on the brink of our own destruction; and — to circle back to your article — the Soul in us is angry about this because we KNOW somewhere deep down inside that we could create something totally different from what we have going on here.
I think humanity sits on the brink of a major revolution and I’m not sure we’ll survive, but some of us will, no doubt. Humanity, in my opinion, must now change the way it thinks, literally, about reality. We can no longer see things in dualistic terms, especially hierarchical dualistic terms for this path has reached its apotheosis and it was a spectacular success that is doomed to fail.
Because when we ignore the whole, when we devalue the “other,” whatever that may be, when we separate out ourselves from the whole we succumb to the illusion that we are separate and somehow can thus be better than the other by virtue of our beliefs, our power or our politics…and none of that is true. We MUST switch our way of thinking from “either/or” to “both/and” in every way possible if we are to survive.
Anger, as you point out, is a key to unlocking this process because if we explore anger and why it is vibrating in our field of experience, we usually discover that somewhere a boundary has been violated. A breach of trust has occurred.
Something that the deep soul within us knows that something has been transgressed and we are now out of balance with the wholeness (even a dualistic wholeness) that is our birthright. The violation then triggers a natural response; fear. In my own personal work and witnessing the emotional healing work of others what nearly always happens when you peel back anger is you find fear.
And when you look at what the fear is about it usually comes down to either fear of death or fear of rejection/abandonment — which is a kind of death. These are the deep, primordial regions of the root chakra which have been under such extreme pressure most recently…our very embodiment and reason to be here in a physical form comes into question when it becomes so damned hard to just be here. This is not why we wanted to incarnate here; yet it seems to be the structure we’ve all been collaborating on for a rather long time.
The thing is, WE, over the centuries have created this polarized mess we now find ourselves in, and the truth is WE are the only ones who can fix this. We are the solution we are seeking. It has to come from a change in how we think and perceive the world. We have to choose now to consciously tear down the artificial structures that are false paradigms and come to a way of seeing the polarized wholeness of all things. De-powering the power structures that we’ve put in place are the key and that begins with our own relationship to power.
“Power-over” is no longer an acceptable path of action, “Power-with” is how we save ourselves and the planet. I think young people, especially those who have been fortunate to grow up with strong mothers and/or sensitive fathers are here to help show the way. The old, crusty Capricornian way of consolidating power and controlling it at the expense of others is being plowed apart by Pluto. The new seeds of ways of living more consciously are now being planted in those fresh furrows…they are the seeds of our future way of living together. Some of those seeds have already sprouted and are flourishing. Others feel the calling to plant in their own communities and simply not comply with the old ways any longer.
The refusal to participate in hierarchical duality, in bullying, in patriarchy is the only way forward now. We’ve backed ourselves into a corner in a world of excruciatingly high contrast societies so we can see just how messed up this way is…and now we get a front row seat to how we will dismantle it and build something (hopefully) anew.
Thanks for all the serious and good work you are doing to contribute to this process. I have been a long-time reader of your work and am appreciating the quality of questioning and observing that has been coming thru lately.
Since I know how much you appreciate the power of communication, the media and advertising, I’d like to call your attention (if you’ve not seen it yet) to a wonderful bit of news that was recently on the CBS program called 60 Minutes about how an advertising agency helped a nation (Colombia) heal several generations of war.
They literally used Light to heal and change the issue and bring about Peace. You can see the story here and read more side stories too. This is an example of holistic thinking and new approaches to old problems that will move us forward in positive ways. Here is the link…enjoy!
yours in spirit,