the collective consciousness concerning the energetics of money becomes the meditation.
By examining the collective synergy of our nation’s money consciousness we are invited to meditate on the ways we, as individuals, can bring our own financial paradigms into more poignant balance. We are also invited to open to a deeper understanding – via economics - concerning the place where we live (and therefore also co-create).
There is no doubt that we are at a powerful crossroads moment concerning our economic consciousness. For example, a larger financial patterning is acquiring visibility at this time that will lead to scholarship concerning economics which will, in turn, lead to a wave of scholarly publications in the following years. It is important that those interested in economic patterns revivify their understanding of history – that is, it is imperative that patterns (what we will here call history) are interpreted according to new, expanded hermeneutical lenses. The old models no longer work.
This is particularly important because there is a suspect desire to return to a notion of “tradition” – the feeling of safety is fiercely desired at this time and a desire for “tradition” is being falsely linked to notions of “safety.” This energy, in nature, is patriarchal, and, if elected, will direct our gaze backwards, not forwards.
The message here is clear: to look backwards is to tell ourselves a story that is not true about who we are (as individuals, as a nation) for the fleeting illusion of feeling a sense of “safety.”
To look backwards will not, as has been said, benefit the earth. This is because it is a mindset which does not create a generative dynamic between yin and yang energy (which births change and new strategies). If this mindset is elected, look for divorce rates as well colon cancer rates to rise on a national level.
Instead of focusing our energies on drumming up a sensation of security (which is not the same as actual security), we need to use our energies and resources in the field of imagination. Truth and reality are two different experiences. Our realities need to come into alignment with our truths. Imagination is the bridge.
On a positive note, at least in terms of the collective energy, the conditions are certainly conducive for Obama to move into office. A powerful portal is open right now for our country which assists ushering in major change – and this can only help his position. It is possible on election night, there will be drama around the state of Florida or having to do with the state of Florida. At any rate, Florida registers in this reading, though the reasons are not completely clear. Israel also registers, again for reasons that not are completely clear at this time. It is very important that those who support Obama with their energy keep up that work (however that looks for individuals) until the very last moment. I say as much because it is important to respect the powerful nature of the portal described above – it is a portal that deals with intense change-energy, which is, by its nature, (divinely but still) unstable. It is also interesting to note that a spike in pregnancies will occur on election night.
The question festering in the heart of our collective economic situation is a simple one:
It would do us well to study permaculture models in terms of healing and shifting our economic paradigm. The language and strategies of permaculture have a lot to say to economic principles. We must shift our paradigm from either/or to and – or, spectrum based consciousness and deepen our understanding of the interconnected nature of the national and global economy. Individuals who wish to work with this lesson are encouraged to bring permaculture models into their thinking about their economic situation and how they see money working in their lives.
When we look to the energy that orbits this issue of economics, several things arise.
In the south there is a saying: it doesn’t matter if you believe in ghosts, because the ghosts believe in you. In other words, what we can’t see – or don’t give recognition to – will, at times, meet us anyway. Right now the earth – as a being – is willing to believe in us again, should we receive her, and even though we have, collectively as a nation and through our policies, not believed in her for a very long time. Looking into the energy around this, I am humbled and astonished by the earth’s generosity. Like us, she longs to survive.
Technologies which are born of the union of yin and yang energy – technologies which harness the seeming energy of contradiction to generate substance and balance – are also in-coming. These technologies wish to be downloaded into human consciousness and we can ask to receive this energy consciously and have it enter and radicalize our individual economic experiences as well.
In terms of radically shifting our economic experience, we need to seriously be examining the notion of “partnership.” This is an inventory that should be taken at every level of experience by individuals and thus includes our romantic partnerships (where we so often live out what partnership means – whether consciously or unconsciously). It would do us very well to, when we consider our intimate partnerships, "make the connection”: how we live partnership in our private lives says a great deal about how we live our partnership as a nation. Of course there are discrepancies between our personal and national experiences; nonetheless, the energy at this time calls us to make this connection. There is information in so doing.
At a foundational level, so much of our economic history, reality, and truth is about shadow work. It is time for the lion to lay down with the lamb. We can no longer afford to minimize suffering – to relegate it to the margins, the ghettos of our national and individual consciousness. The crack house and the White House – the lion and the lamb – we must see that one feeds the other, that the two are partners, always changing places in a dance of interdependence.
The ways capitalism has privatized the western experience has resulted in a decline of vigilance – a willingness to see, without filters, the entire picture. Consider, for example, the language of advertising - the ways in which a “good product” reinforces “privacy." The SUV or automobile which is such a good product you cannot hear the road or anything at all outside of the field of the vehicle…the home in the gated community which separates you from “the riff-raff”…the mass-produced clothing which assures you of your “uniqueness.” In addition, and in terms of our individual experience, we must come to terms with the way our identities (which can be very expensive to fund) have become a shadow dance experience – a place that keeps us in a PTSD like loop and prevents our energy from generating abundance and keeps us in a “survival mode” rather than in a thriving mode.
As a nation of consumers we have allowed our greatest strength to become a point of weakness by not exploring our shadow nature around consumption. Looking at the collective energetic body of our nation, it is revealed that we do not understand generosity and how it functions. That, in fact, generosity generates. Internationally this dynamic plays out between our nation and other nations as such: we are biting the hands that feed us and/or we are force-feeding others. If this continues, our hands will be bitten off completely and we will alienate ourselves from those that would be in a positive, reciprocal economic relationship with our nation. Looking from the collective to the individual, it is also noted that as individuals we do not know how to use money in terms of self-love and affirmation. The wires are crossed between these two and keeps us in non-productive energetic loops. For those who have this lesson, it is advisable to locate and work with the tools that can shift and heal these crossed wires so that the two dynamics - self love & money energetics - can support and benefit one another.
Individuals who have credit card issues or who spend the majority of their money on reinforcing their identity through things (gadgets, clothes, cars, and so on) would do well to revisit the law of Skillful Will: working with what you already have to create the most poignant outcome. The rules of acquiring abundance include: 1. cultivating an infrastructure capable of receiving and holding (so that money doesn’t leave as quickly as it comes in), and 2.using what you already have to generate more. The bloom exists in the seed though we cannot always see it. We must identify the seeds of abundance that already exist in our own lives and plant them (key to do as “a hard winter comes”). In terms of economics, this has to do with the principle of diversification. We must first diversify our own holdings – to see what else they offer that we have been previously unaware of. It would do us well to examine our skills because our skills are a little like our brains: we often only realize and utilize 10% of what they can do for us. This work must be done on an individual, energetic level and carried through the outer, physical experience.
Key healing/shifting paradigms for economic issues right now: reciprocity, vision (imagination), and surrender (surrendering our dysfunctional relationship to money and depleting/unhelpful strategies which create financial self-sabotage).
Those individuals who do energy work on behalf of the nation and/or planet are called to lend energy to this issue of economics. Such individuals should especially focus on the concept of vision: asking that a powerful vision(s) flow through all areas that involve economics. The dynamic of vision, in particular, needs all the assistance it can get at this time.
Despite the dire economic situation (and strong indications that things will continue to be very trying for business owners and that a recession will acquire more powerful form) on an energetic level there is really a divine opportunity here. The current economic situation is “in process” – it will be a journey to be sure. But it a journey which can entertain expanded vision which can truly set a different course if we will collectively cultivate the dynamics of vision, reciprocity, and surrender.