Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Writing Group

On Monday night I accidentally found myself sitting at a writing group at Barnes & Noble. Really I was sitting in one of their big comfy chairs and found a writing group form around me. The topic suggested to write about was “liberation.” Here’s what I wrote:

Liberation, hah! I’m jumping out of my skin. What a topic. I mean that’s what it is all about, finding liberation, finding freedom. And it is within our freedom we can take our time to open and gently allow a seeping in of what we can only find to be truth in liberation. From this I mean that true liberation comes from within. Most people are bound mentally and spiritually. Most people have been caught in a tangled web of society that has for generations built unquestioned norms of behavior and economic structure. Here’s a question: Why is it that our society, and the whole of human existence on earth doesn’t exist in a beautiful creation, a beautiful abundant world of harmony and care? Instead most people are kept too busy with “today’s active lifestyles” to even stop to ask that question. Isn’t it time we stopped to ask? And if we stopped, how long would it take to listen, feel and discover the true freedom within? What would it feel like? What would it look like?

To this end true liberation restores the individual to his or her true self, like Rousseau’s hermit needing to be removed form the fetters of society to be truly himself. This journey of self discovery is not an easy one, it involves questioning the core beliefs that have made us feel safe, like the way we just play along and find ourselves fitting into society like A Brave New World. But let us shake all of that off now. Lets open to a new vision. It might be disorienting at first, but what might you find once the clouds begin to clear, the sky becomes much more blue, the sun brighter, and there is a gift of freedom and liberation? There, one is awake to a new reality and knowledge that one is free. And within this freedom comes the responsibility to create. Yes, what else would you do given the discovery of this ultimate kind of liberation and freedom? Your world is yours, now what are you going to do with it? Now that is a new vista, a vista of complete freedom, abundance, with its accompanying lessons in creativity. You know it is right. It feels right. The body beams with energy from the solar plexus. The conscious mind touches the infinite. We are healed in our sense of full integration of ourselves.

Well okay, it all sounds like it may be a bit fantastic, but yet a courageous journey of self-discovery. Perhaps this is what is needed, to heal our woes of society, to turn our corporate, military world into some dream of peace, a beautiful earth garden to enjoy and live in harmony. Perhaps we need to listen to a tick of a different clock, different from the one our society has been listening to since the industrial revolution. A new rhythm of life may be available. Perhaps this rhythm hears the sounds of nature, the solstices and moon cycles. Maybe there is a rhythm that takes us away from our self-centered material 3-dimensional reality. Maybe a new pulse is being heard by many people to be more connected, to be more self-determined, to be close to our creativity (maybe even be close to our creator?). Here I suggest a vision to use to create: May more people awaken to their creativity. Perhaps it is time to heal our earth with a shift or lifting of global consciousness. Yeah, I mean like all of these people awakening all over the globe, like blossoms on a tree in the springtime. More people taking a moment to be still, to reset the frequency they are listening to beyond the current frequency of our 3-dimensional materialism with its accompanying earth bound focus. Instead may we listen with our hearts beyond our planet, which is at this time stranded and out of sync. Maybe a whisper from William James about the separation being a thin veil, and we can re-align the earth to a greater cosmic pulse. As we do less, feel more connected with inner source, we may also find ourselves expanding our consciousness to the galaxy – a great spatial ocean of energy.


Keith Carlson said...

The great ocean of energy is always there for us. I just find my world so filled with noise that I lose sight of my ability to access other realms. This was a lovely piece of writing and rumination.

Blue Spectral Eagle said...

Thanks Keith!