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The Tao of Now: Only HumanA decade ago, in a newsletter entitled, "Space, the Final Frontier," I focused on our fundamental need to be heard, acknowledged and loved.
At that time, Gillian Macbeth Louthan wrote, "You are asked to become the healer, you are asked to become the scholar. You are asked to become all that you shirk. You are asked to step up to the plate and sup upon what needs to be done.
"Instead of allowing life and her daily deeds to suck all of your energy, allow it to give you increased energy from all circumstances that surround you. Stop whining about what has befallen you and see it as a heavenly helping hand, a piece of the soul puzzle you seek to fit the picture in your heart."
The Heart of HumanityIn 2021, the echo for fractured times: "As we move through these dimensional fluxes we will encounter aspects of ourselves we have not known about, relationships that do not make sense, and truths that do not belong in this 'episode of self.' ... Everything is lined up as we go face to face with what pushes our buttons.
"The energies that come this spring will give you that opportunity. To see yourself as you have always known yourself to be deep in your heart: a good person with a good soul and good intent. If you are on Earth you are a highly evolved being that has taken form in a reincarnational cycle you have chosen. It is a role you play, that you wrote and are directing now."
Last month we recapped confronting "Otherness," and how the early days of sheltering in place presented an unparalleled opportunity to truly see other species, learn from them, and love them. This is not our default mode, so it takes a cataclysmic catalyst to bring it into focus.
Stargazer Li says, "I've found myself speaking with many folks lately about this time, and what does this even mean to be human. It seems we've allowed ourselves to 'define' humanness as our 'we're only human' failings, rather than holding ourselves responsible for becoming Human in conversation with all of life.
"This seems to me the very Aquarian work of this time, to find our way into showing up in our uniqueness, living our freedom, and being in connection with humans and all kinds of beings, as we converse together. This makes us really Human. The persona-branded entitled selves we've been trying to live are not so human. Time to be souls embodied, learning to live as humans!"
Interestingly, "converse" means both "to keep company with," and "to turn."
How do we turn towards the Other, in its multiplicity of manifestations?
A Subtle Shift Makes the DiffA subtle linguistic shift can make all the difference: moving from acquire to inquire, from escalate to elevate, from scared to sacred. As we reclaim our heritage as Earth stewards, heart stewards (Earth and heart are the same word; only the "h", for home, relocates), barrenness transmutes into bounty. Separation into synergy. Fear into faith. Longing into Love.
Such reimagining is also known as the dandelion principle: where some see a weed, others see medicine.
This shift is necessary, though not necessarily easy. Aluna Joy and the Star Elders counsel, "You have been living in a great human experiment during a shift of a great age. To be awakened in these times, your I AM presence only needs to BE witness to it all without bias. To know all you see is reality, and all you see is also a lie. This is what it is like to navigate the space between worlds ... to be wide open to the entire experience and not lose oneself.
"The deep work you are doing is master-level initiations, even though you still might be bashing yourself with self-doubt and procrastination. Humanity, en masse, is in a state of primal reaction. This reaction is hardwired into your biology. But you can override your primal instincts when you live from awakened consciousness, and act from your higher self and divine purpose."
The old us has left the building. Coloring outside the lines is not only okay; it's necessity. Pry those mental fingers loose. Free-fall into transcendent trust: the unseen cosmic trampoline beneath your (g)listening wings.
You are enough. There is enough. We're only human, and the rest of creation is waiting, breathless, for us to take our place.
Or, as @NASA's Twitter tagline lucidly declares, "There's space for everybody."
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