by Robert Wilkinson
There is not a moment in life when things are not changing. Though we long for comfort and predictability, still events move forward within the medium we call time. Time is how we measure our experience, our movement between understandings and points of view, and ultimately the means by which we learn to live in the NOW.
Some times seem more predictable, some times we seem to be riding the wave of dynamic change, with little or no clue as to what is coming. Even if we did, we’d still have to live our changes, and move through the experience with as little confusion and error as possible. As an astrologer, I may know what’s coming, but I still have to live through it, move with it, do the best I can despite my feelings, my uncertainties, my human-ness. And we’re all learning to do what we do, better than before, with more and more skills and understanding being learned daily. And still many unknowns persist.
We’re all in this boat together. Regardless of our knowledge, we still have to live our lives within the collective reality we share. Sometimes this reality can get very weird. Here I must address a popular misconception. We do NOT create our reality. We experience the reality we’re in, even though it was created and perpetuated by people we do not know who set the patterns long before we came upon the movie and chose to enter the theater. And we view every movie as a nightmare, a boring waste of time, or a dream come true, depending on our point of view. Sometimes believing in magic is enough to make magic come forth.
We choose our responses, but we cannot assume we “caused” that which presents itself to our senses and our minds. Neither I nor you would have created or perpetuated such things as war, famine, slavery, fear, violence, and other plagues that are the diseases of humanity. But I will do all I can to learn how to mitigate these. This is an adventure for all of us who share these values, and all who care about making sure the world is a better place 30 years from now than it is today.
Through it all we feel. We feel intensely, deeply, and those too are always changing. That’s one of the reason we like stimulation. It reminds us of our ultimate freedom, and the endless explorations our eternal Self experiences throughout all our existences. We are more free than we imagine, once we cast off the chains of society, family assumptions, and associates who do not have to walk our walk.
The what, how, and when of our experiences are always in flux, with people and creatures, ideas and experiences, always moving onward, fading into our rearview mirror with more experiences in our faces, here and now. That’s why it’s good not to get too attached to what seems to be happening, whether pleasurable or painful. It’s all grist for the mill of Soul.
So in this Cosmic moment of discontent, uncertainty, strident bloviating, paradoxical thinking and irrational behaviors, take a breath, take a moment, take a bow, for the Eternal Being that you are, were, and will be, who persists in your quest for Truth despite the passing noise of the eternal soft parade inside the gold mine. You are beyond what you imagine.