“The world has changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was, is lost…” – Galadriel of Lothlórien
Early in the second week of November, 2016, there was a massive shift in the world. Many believe that this may have something to do with the American presidential election. This was a cover event to distract and divert our attention away from a deeper shift. One that has nothing to do with politics, but our perception and understanding of contemporary reality. Our vision of our lives and our relationship with the world have been altered and distorted. Clarity, intention and purpose has been replaced with chaos, confusion and cynicism. We are victims of a grand deception. One that has fallen upon our senses like a dense, energetic haze.
One Ring to Rule Them All…:
An ancient energy of fear permeates the very nature of the world. Its omnipresent force moves through all living beings and things. Even our vision and experience of our lives are stigmatized by the relentless projection of its chaotic, disruptive and elusive power. We are conditioned to be energetic receivers and transmitters of fear. Our internal, biorhythms are manipulated and suppressed into inferior energetic frequencies. We are conditioned to use our fear as a weapon of survival in our daily lives with our families, friends and peers. We are oblivious to how much this energy influences our choices, experiences, existence and perceptions.
We live our lives in the comfortable illusion of “reality.” It is a common, human mechanism that disassociates us from our apprehensive and skeptical perceptions of society and the world. We safeguard ourselves from the horrors we invent with our very own fear. We build invisible walls around ourselves to give us a false sense of power, purpose, security and worth. Most, if not all of us, have never experienced a “true” life. It is only as true as we create it to be. We are not indigenous to living. Our quest is not of destiny, but of survival. Our pursuits to find new and clever ways to exonerate ourselves from our personal power consumes our potential.
A Stirring in the Darkness:
What terrifies us most is not what stands before us, it is all that is unseen, unheard and unknown. The potent undercurrent we all feel pulling upon the deepest strands of our conscience, instincts, thoughts and feelings is unavoidable, undeniable and inevitable. A social shift has occurred, awakening something from the long-forgotten hibernation of our collective oblivion. A darkness so sinister the mere memory of its existence strikes a terror like none other in the strongest of souls. For good or ill, our social circumstances are empowering us into action, awareness, being and purpose. We are being called to rise and stand at a most desperate hour.
“What is to be my quest?”:
There are instances in our lives when we are presented with the opportunity to claim our destiny. We are only required to accept, embrace and live into its fulfillment. However daunting, difficult or impossible its manifestation may seem, it is our only way to express our true nature. The horror of an unfulfilled and unlived life is far greater than the initial terror we may face when we are confronted with the epiphany of our destiny. The path we walk with our innate sense of adventure, courage, curiosity and inspiration shall always lead us to who we are meant to be. It is our genuine willingness and wonder that leads to our freedom.
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – Gandalf the Grey
“The Mirror Shows Many Things”:
We sell ourselves short every day in almost every way. We are the bane of our own existence. The confidence we place in others far exceeds that which we hold for ourselves. We negate our personal power to avoid our accountability, authenticity, charity, integrity and responsibility. Most of us know little of the existence of such merits let alone express them in our daily lives. Our tendency to make our human virtues our social sins becomes the comfortable euphemism of our false power and self-enslavement. All that we avoid, curse, deflect, deny and judge causes our inevitable eventuality. All that we fear becomes who we are.
The Eye of Sauron:
For as many differences we all have, there are as many or more similarities. Besides the obvious, the expressions we exhibit that matter most are our thought, feeling and intuition. Yet, our egos covertly assume the utmost influence and power. It is the silent partner that binds us in the darkness of our apathy, cynicism, denial, judgement, superiority and self-righteousness. All our untended anger, contempt, hate and pain is seized in stealth by our egos, manipulated into a projection of our malevolent and willful vengeance. At the heart of our inevitable immorality is the fear we harbor. Fear is the power we give away.
The Fellowship is Broken:
We do not have community in the way that it is envisioned. Our inability to relate with ourselves is the most effective and startling evidence. It is an epidemic dichotomy of global proportions. We are, have always been and perhaps will always be alienated from each other by our beliefs, egos, individuality and perceptions. Distinction and independence is a double-edged sword that has been used most often for destruction instead of creation. The watermark of social evolution has erased the notable achievements of humanity. It has long been replaced with a mountain of archaic knowledge, selfish obsolescence and superficial worth.
Our Most Beloved Star:
Our vision is the genesis of who we ultimately become. We are each empowered with a unique insight of possibility. It is what inspires and terrifies us in the same breath. Our potentiality is ever emerging, expanding and fluctuating into our reality with or without our commitment to it. The consciousness we express is the measure for which we manifest it into our personal reality. When we are present to the opportunity and realization of our enlightenment, our experience of life transcends our fears and the social limitations of our environment. This is the true power of our soul’s illumination that transforms our being, perception and understanding.
The Turning of the Tide:
We are beings of extraordinary potential, power and vision. We possess all that we need to create and manifest everything our imaginations may express. Our energy, focus and intent proactively shifts our experience. Our opportunity to fulfill on our destiny is as vital as the air we breathe. When something is missing in our lives, it simply requires us to provide that which is absent. Society is aggressive, cruel, incomplete and vicious because we are. We must first transform ourselves from who we have become and trust this will make the difference we long to see in the world. Only we can become the champions of our own epic tale.
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” – Galadriel of Lothlórien