“Another world is not only possible, she’s on the way and, on a quiet day, if you listen very carefully you can hear her breathe.” ~ Arundhati Roy*
There’s something compelling about being reminded that a new story is trying to be born into being — and be born into the world through us.
Have you been feeling that … the uncertainty, the pressure, the pull of something trying to be born through you, to be midwifed into being by you and your fellow midwives?
It may be something you’ve been feeling, following, and stepping (or stumbling, or getting dragged kicking and screaming) into for quite awhile now.
A sense of purpose that sometimes you can see and feel clearly, and sometimes not, as if you’re moving forward step by step across a bridge between old — what’s passing, and new — what’s being born — in one of those thick San Francisco fogs, in which you can see maybe one step, one foot in front of you?
On the cusp between two worlds, two ways of being, with a bridge in between, as showed itself in a vision I saw in meditation some years ago.
I feel that way, a lot, as I know some of you do.
I love the places of clarity and certainty, of course; who doesn’t?
It often seems so much nicer than that seemingly perpetual uncertainty, doesn’t it? Yet uncertainty is what we’ve got, in boatloads.
So uncertainty becomes the mastery path, the invitation, the question to live into.
More often than not, it’s that step-by-step feeling and sensing my way over the bridge — with the uncertainty keeping me company all the way — through the thick fog, not wholly seeing what’s ahead, just knowing that’s just the direction to walk.
It pulls, even as the uncertainty of not seeing through the fog stirs anxiety. And then, pause, gather, center, tune into the inner seeing and the inner knowing, and another step forward.
Letting Life lead … letting the Spirit lead me, you, us, forward, into the new yet not yet seen and away from the old normal (and as Aunt Francis reminds us, “Normal is not a virtue, my dear!”).
It’s so different from what I was taught, and most of us are taught, in the ‘Western’ culture: to ‘make it happen’, to push, muscle it through, ‘conquer life’. Ha ha. What a bizarre and somewhat delusional control-freak fiction, and it does take quite a bit to be shaken loose of it!
But the new story will be born, bizarre, delusional fictions of cultural conditioning (and a rather big side-dish of pride!) aside.
As Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee shares, this is:
“… a new story, arising from deep within the psyche of humanity and the world soul at this moment in our and its evolution.”
“… the story of life evolving, recreating itself anew, but we are needed to midwife it into existence.”
A new story that requires us to remember and reclaim the ancient, ancestral wisdom, even as the new story that’s being born pulls us forward.
Thanks to Anna Lin from Healing Streams for sharing the following snippet from Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee today (continue on to see the excerpt, and a link to his full article).
I felt glad and deeply appreciative for the reminder of Llewellyn’s words … that something’s being born, and the birthing process isn’t without moments of discomfort.
No matter how long I’ve immersed in the Wisdom, or how long I’ve been step-by-stepping across that bridge in the fog, letting the new be born through me (and the old to be shucked off and die from me), I appreciate the reminders, always.
Can you feel the bit of that new story pulling you, nesting in you, drawing you forward through the fog?
Another world-story is possible … can you hear her breathing?
* Arundhati Roy’s quote is from a speech entitled Confronting Empire given at the World Social Forum in Porto Allegre, 28 January, 2003. (Source: WikiQuote – Arundhati Roy)
March 17, 2015 at 7:19 pm
Indeed I do feel it true, one softly treading step, inner to outer, sometimes beautiful and sometimes clumsily cautious, at each moment in precious time. Thank you Jaime, for another lovely meaning making reality.
March 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm
Yes indeed, Sara … ‘sometimes beautiful and sometimes clumsily cautious’ steps, adding up to our most precious and amazing Earth-walk journey. You’re very welcome. Thank you for visiting. 🙂 Love, Jamie
March 17, 2015 at 8:31 pm
Wonderful Post Jamie.. and many thanks for sharing also that wonderful New Story..
March 17, 2015 at 8:41 pm
Thank you, Sue! I’m glad you enjoyed it, too. Hope all’s well with you (I know it’s been some ‘wild weather’ for many of us!). xoxo Love, Jamie
March 17, 2015 at 8:46 pm
Yes, it has, but the inner storms are at last giving way to the Spring Sunshine.. And the energies of renewal do their Magic, on both the Inner And Outer Worlds.. 🙂 Bless you x
March 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Mmmm, lovely Sue … “the energies of renewal do their Magic.” How beautiful is that? Your comment was #777, by the way … thought I’d share that – the triple 7s seem magical in their way, too. 🙂 xoxo Jamie
March 17, 2015 at 9:06 pm
So Pleased you shared that.. 777, are Magical.. Many thanks.. you just brought a bigger smile to my face x
March 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm
March 18, 2015 at 1:43 am
i feel it. and i can’t say i’m enjoying the pressure. i’m at the tail end of finishing a huge novel with huge implications. i feel that my life will change, but only if it hits at the right time with the right folks. its a debut baby. and the birthing of it feels like its killing me slowly. and i def think Plurato has something to do with it.
when are things supposed to ‘clear up’ so to speak?
hope you are well.
o and om.
March 19, 2015 at 2:07 pm
Greetings, O and Om.
Big congratulations on being at the tail-end of finishing your novel! No small feat.
And yes, definitely, that pressure isn’t really enjoyable. It has been a particularly intense few weeks … all super full moons and solar flares and pinchy-bitey astro-energetics, and likely other things too. Are you getting Plurato’d?
When will things clear up … there’s a question. My sense is that the intensity will continue, though perhaps with windows of comparative calm. It probably depends somewhat on each person, too … ‘the chart’ and other factors. Self-care is our friend, for sure; that’ll help along the way.
I’m well, though feeling certain bits of the pinch-and-bite pressure, too. I hope the same is true for you and Odie.
March 20, 2015 at 4:42 am
I had a lengthy comment in the works to send to you – many paragraphs about our sun and the newest coronal holes a billion miles wide that have formed on its surface I was going to ask you what you thought about sun patterns and how they affect is here on earth spiritually. It was chock full with All kinds of mind blowing stuff. And then human technology with all its inglorious limitations, got in our way, and deleted the comment before I could send it your way. Now I start anew:
Dear Jamie, just wanted to say I always enjoy your comments and blogs as they are a small window into your learned /spiritual wisdom. Thank you for writing us back. I will do my best to take your guidance, and the guidance of other spiritual bloggers that we know. I’ll keep the ship the spirit sailing. It won’t sink, of course, but without self care and waking awareness, it will get blown off course more easily.
For every burst of sunshine there is darkness. for every Plurato conjunction there is another planetary alignment that opposes it. In the end, it’s about taking the Shade with the Sun, and vice versa. As you are fully aware.
Spring is coming. That is all I need to know. A time when the darkness of winter gives way to my favorite season- summer.
Hugs,. O and om.
March 20, 2015 at 11:52 am
Thank you dear O and Om, for your visit, your kind comments, and for sharing your thoughts as well! And yes, technology can be vexing that way.
I agree with you whole-heartedly, and perhaps it’s easier for some of us to recognize both the shade and the sun, as you say. (I was just enjoying a post from Elaine at Blue Moon Astro about the Neptune in Scorpio group’s propensity for not shunning the darker or less “love and lighty” aspects of the Life-walk!).
Spring is here now, officially, today, here in the Northern hemisphere. So Happy Spring Equinox to you. It’s always amazing how all of Nature gets this message and begins to show itself again.
After years on the West coast with its milder winters, I’ve come to appreciate Winter again for its own beauty, in fact, including that it provides the contrast needed to be wholly amazed at the coming of Spring.
May it be an awe-filled and wonderful Spring Equinox for you both! Thanks again for visiting.
March 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Wow!!! Yes!!!!! Aha, aho, amen!
March 21, 2015 at 4:43 pm