“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 The old maps are outdated; we require new navigational aids.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.