From Zen Gardner
April 29, 2012
With kind permission from Zen
by Zen Gardner
It’s heartening to hear people’s reactions and their experiences during this shift and how similar we all are. While all this can be a real thrill, serious new challenges are obviously presenting themselves.
It’s clearly important to keep our guards up and be prepared for what’s ahead.
What struck me while reading some of the comments on the Cosmic Detox and the Crumbling Matrix post is an analogy with a serious implication. There’s an expression, “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
I would add less poetically in today’s challenging world that might be more appropriate..”when a big wave is approaching, you better get your fricking boat out to sea!….because the marina and shoreline are about to get pounded!”
You may have read that several scuba diving excursions were at sea the day the Indonesian tsunami struck. They were thrown into a tizzy of whirlpools and cross currents but everyone survived. When they arrived back in port they were in absolute shock at what had passed over them and the devastating consequences.
The point is, they survived. Even underwater.
If we “push out to sea” in our understandings and attitudes about these energetic changes we’ll be a lot better off. That may sound like “ethereal cereal” but it’s “wholefully” true. Standing back and paddling to higher spiritual ground is a real life solution in this day and age.
And always has been.
Attachment, Cosmic Demolition and Death to Self
It almost always seems to come down to attachment. Whether it’s to ideas, belief systems, a way of life, self image, or just plain stuff, it’s the attachment to it that becomes the problem.
And what does life invariably do to help us along the way?
Throw us a curve ball…or… break out the jackhammer. Or both.
Human nature is stubborn. It is anchored in this sensory reality of what it’s been told to think it is. It’s illusory, but nonetheless a very strong attachment that needs to be transcended.
The Silver Cord
It’s as real as our “silver cord” soul spirit that is attached to “us” through our nervous system. Only death separates us from our silver cord.
And we don’t want to let go of it. That is a big cause of motivation in human nature…fight or flight, survival, fear vs. faith etc.
Similarly, it’s death to self that separates us from the attachments we hold dear. But we have to do it.
This intrigue you? Me too.
Practically “Letting Go”
It does get down to practical basics, any way you look at it.
Here are some practical ways to facilitate your “lightening up” on your journey out to sea (or however you manifest your “escape to freedom”).
A. Are you still in a big bank, or have substantial funds in any bank? Or are you in the stock market or have retirements funds tied up in the system?
Not a good sign. That could easily be lost forever overnight. And it’s something you’re attached to.
It also feeds the beast! Stop!
We all have to deal with banks to an extent for now, but please, don’t trust them with the bulk of anything. Get out now except for operational funds.
B. You still own crap you know you shouldn’t.
Sell it, or give it away. You don’t own things, thing own you. Period. Keep the practical and necessary and if you want, allow for arts and family and fun stuff and all. You decide. But follow your conscience. Read up on feng shui, you’ll get your mind blown on “stuff” from an angle that may help you.
C. Are you ready to move at a moment’s notice? Huge hint: Get to that point.
It’s a wonderful feeling. Team up with others on housing if you can: be with family, learn to rent and move around. It’s the perfect preparation as far as I’m concerned.
Some may differ. But I think we should be “footloose and fancy free”. That or be seriously hunkered down for the duration with community around you. Community is the key.
D. Where to be: Only you know this one.
You need to put your head on and make some good decisions, as necessary. Some people are set where they are and are saying “bring it on!” Most others are befuddled.
If you are in the second category, get thinking and getting in tune! Where do you wanna be and where SHOULD you be? You have to deal with it. But deal with it! Stop being such a wuss. That the in-betweeners are gonna get hammered is the over-arching message here.
Well, There’s My Shot at It
We’re in a world of hurt…and healing. We have to take what’s coming, bravely, and come out on top as conscious entities. We will lead the new era eventually, but we have much to go through.
Do not fear, whatever the challenge.
Make your decisions and moves with assertive authority. Stand by your convictions. And follow synchronicity.
We’ll be fine.
Much love, Zen
- Sailing the Uncharted Cosmic Sea (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)