“We are living in an age of radical discontinuity. The lessons come faster and faster as our souls and the universe push us into new growth. Familiar waters seem suddenly perilous, alive with uncharted shoals and shifting sandbars. The old maps are outdated; we require new navigational aids. And the inescapable fact is: You are your own cartographer now.” ~ Ralph Blum The Book of Runes
So when the old map is no longer useful, and the life (and way of life) we knew has pretty much been obliterated, how do we find our way if there are no maps of the way?
These are some of the intuitive, emotional, sensory, and Wisdom intelligences that got trashed along with the Feminine and the ways of our indigenous ancestors — those ancestors, wherever they may have lived on this planet, who knew how to find their way without pre-existing maps. They knew how to intuit the way and to read the signs, and more.
We open to deep remembering in order to reawaken our ancestral and soul memory of these gifts, and reclaim them in our daily practices and lives.
This isn’t a nicety, or a hobby, or a neat thing to do when we’re bored or have the ‘leisure’ time while we’re flitting from this thing to that thing, neither being truly present for nor delving deeply into any.
It’s a way of life that some, and perhaps more and more, are being awakened to remember as the foundations and ways of the Dominant Culture shake and begin to crumble around us.
If it’s time, Life will send its ‘shamanic lightning bolts’ to catalyze that radical discontinuity with old paths and ways that are no longer useful (or have become toxic … we see this around us, yes?). This is the hallmark of true transformation (versus change).
We already know it in our hearts; we’ve intuited this shift for awhile now. Maybe you’ve felt the call, or the rumbling in the foundations of your life?
Some have incarnated for just this reason, and have been walking the initiatory path, through the Underworld, to reclaim this knowing experientially so that they (we) can act as guides for others.
Wherever in this process we are, our ancestral wisdom legacies and the timeless Wisdom can help us to center in the storm and find our way … seeing with our other eyes, and sensing the next step, the one after it, and the themes, visions, and heart-yearnings that pull us.
Earth, Sophia-Gaia, is waiting for us.
* As mentioned in the Pandora’s Box image caption, here’s the link to a previous Sophia’s Children post: Chaos, Creativity, and Pandora’s Real Box.
June 20, 2014 at 6:25 pm
I love this article
June 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm
Thank you, Ashley. I’m glad it stirred your heart strings and soul memory. 🙂 Love, Jamie
June 21, 2014 at 9:06 am
Some thing most peculiar is happening Jamie. Yesterday I spent a considerable amount of time writing about wisdom in response to your previous post. Then made the decision not to send the email! Today I’ve opened up and there’s a map of the Black Sea. I’ve just come back from Bulgaria and the black sea coast…………no idea why I wanted to go in the first place as the all inclusive package holiday isn’t some thing I’ve ever embraced before. I loved the Blue mountain area away from the coast but felt quite saddened by the ‘travel and tourism’ industry for such mass exploitation and deliberate privatisation of yet another country’s natural resources. My adventurous spirit and love of travel has been some what tempered by witnessing the destructive influence this has had in so many countries. I, of course, had been a willing co-operator, comfortably seated behind my rose coloured glasses and seeing only what I wanted to see. But, once the glasses are removed the truth is clearly visible. I thought about maps. I thought about controlling influences and I thought about the legacy left by communist rule in Europe and I considered the remapping of the world and the human psyche…………carol’s musings !! But there it is. Radical Discontinuity. No Maps. Freyja Day Reflection. Very sincerely, Carol x Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:54:30 +0000 To: email@example.com
June 25, 2014 at 3:36 pm
Thank you for sharing your musings, Carol! So lovely that you were prompted to muse and write a bit on Wisdom, whether you sent the email or not (feel free to send it next time, though I know that sometimes it’s more about our own connection with whatever wants us to ‘muse it’). Very interesting indeed that the Black Sea is beckoning, or came up into your awareness after your Wisdom musing and the ancestral legacies post. Spirits of place and ancestors do call to us; it’s in our blood and cells. Perhaps our soul-calls, too. Yes, it’s hard to see the unfortunate effects of the destructive influences that blaze through the cultures and places, leaving their scars. Beneath those, though, the original voices of place and ancestral wisdom calls. See where these musings lead you (and feel free to share them). Love, Jamie