“Maybe the song that is to be sung through us is the most beautiful requiem for an irreplaceable planet or maybe it’s a song of joyous rebirth as we create a new culture that doesn’t destroy its world.” Joanna Macy
What would our society be like if we could transform our prevailing narrative that is based on separation and domination through fear, coercion and violence into one based on recognizing our inter-relatedness and if we had been educated to understand that inter-relatedness, and how that reflects back to our own happiness, wellbeing, abilities to adapt and to thrive?
What would flourishing masculine and feminine archetypes look like? If we brought together thought and feeling, mind and matter, protection and empathy, reason and intuition, what kind of cultures could we build going forward?
If we were taught to fully apprehend our interdependence in a complex, multidimensional, ecological web, what might we change and what could we become?
How would our politics change? Would we then develop a new narrative that considered all life valuable and recognized that we live in communities of all kinds, within deeply-connected living systems and networks that, in respecting and valuing them, could result in greater levels of wellbeing within those living systems?
Could we grow into creating, acting and participating in a more conscious, collaborative manner that respected diversity in a more sacred worldview?
Merriam-Webster dictionary has a few definitions of ‘sacred’, including:
a: entitled to reverence and respect
b: highly valued and important
How might you contribute to establishing that? How might you facilitate such a new, life-revering narrative?
What kinds of detoxing, healing, re-patterning, creating and activism would need to take shape in your life so you could participate?
What long-dormant gifts and talents would you need to retrieve, own, embody and action?
Time is short.
Adapted from “Towards a Politics of Unity” (C) 2019 Fatima Bacot