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The Dark Side

We live in a world suffused by powerful creative energies. We implement these forces minute by minute to define and design our individual and collective reality.

We don’t likely spend much time thinking about it all in such poetic or romantic terms, as “realistically” things don’t seem to be anything but a collection of notions, ideas, beliefs and ceaseless activity.

Each of us chooses what area we wish to inhabit on the vast spectrum of potentiality and purpose. We can be utterly pragmatic or logical, driven and passionate, desirous and objective. We can be pacifist or intuitive, sensitive and considerate.

We can view the world as a battlefield or a garden. We can enlist in the army of our own accomplishments and gain, or we can know and exist from our ineffable place in the great consciousness that intertwines and entangles this world and all others.

Look outside. What is predominant on this Earthly playing field at the moment?
We’re completely drunk on the ideas of what’s capital and commercial and artificial. We’re content with spreading out all over the world, consuming everything in our path, operating under the flag of “progress”. Most decision-makers around the world are sequestered and heavily influenced, bowing to multinational interests and currency valuation. They don’t want to be seen as cowards because they believe themselves to be of service to the greater good. Some may indeed be of good intention, but current systemic issues won’t allow for it.

True, unified progress inches forward, under constant duress from the marauding madness of the wilful and destructive.

Ultimately, it seems we’re doomed, or destined, to forever exist on the precipice of either complete annihilation (i.e., self-termination), or complete revolution (i.e., collective transformation) — while being fully aware of both. Only in fiction and fantasy does the idealistic exist and get afforded any entertainment. Our greatest heroes come from comic books, existing in an alternate reality or several centuries into the future, or from a galaxy, far, far away…

If we’re to persist only in an off-balance clumsy predictability of Light vs. Dark — of which we’re evidently leaning toward the latter right now — will that ever suffice?

It has been this way for millennia. The story is as familiar as the DNA that carries it forward, one generation to the next: dark ages, ages of enlightenment; suppression, expression; inhale, exhale. There’s nothing new in the world, even if at times we’re wide-eyed at our rather rudimentary technological advances… even now, afraid of what will come of A.I., or climate change, or another manufactured Cold War.

If we’re intent on tripping over the outdated ideas of profit, jobs, earning, competition, money and taxes, oppressive bureaucracy, we’re already well cooked. We know next-level systemic transformation is overdue.

But, if the pattern holds, it’ll inevitably balance out, in one form or another. Unfortunately, it’s likely to be violent.

Think about what you think about, 95% or more of your days. Think about what you contribute into the collective consciousness.

Think about how everything you be and do in some way matters.

We can shift the nature of things. We just have to become increasingly aware that we’re already in that fluidic, creative space.

Solvitur ambulando

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