Ever wonder just what you can do, contribute, in the face of what often seems overwhelming odds, too much tragedy and suffering, and powerful pot-stirrers who seem to jones on and profit from the mess?
I know I’ve mused and reflected on that, on (much) more than one occasion, when the world’s ills (and the Ill-Makers and fear-stirrers) seem far too many and more than a little bit overwhelming.
(That’s usually when I know it’s time to return to center, call my energy back home, and gain some fresh insight and inspiration.)
Just now, there’s a particular astro-energetic element and theme that’s rising into greater awareness in the Cosmic Symphony (a.k.a. Energies of Now … and Soon).
It has me remembering and thinking anew about those of us who, in our unique ways, have a role of thresholder, change doulas, boundary keepers, and horizon-edge seeders.
More on that astro-dynamic soon. For now … the theme itself.
The Japanese Novelist Haruki Murakami was (and is) also haunted by the question I shared earlier — just what could he do in the face of tumultuous times and other people’s suffering?
Murakimi’s response was featured in Journalist Ephrat Livni Livni’s Quartzy article (as well as The New Yorker magazine; Livni includes the link).
Here’s the gist: Responding creatively, in the way that he could.
“Responding creatively to tragedy emphasizes what’s beautiful about humanity and is its own kind of activism.”
“In other words, you find a way to help people that’s in keeping with the kind of person you already are. That might involve making art, writing novels, pursuing knowledge, or teaching. You pour yourself into those endeavors, knowing that one way to heal the world is to be in it and offer your gifts.”
(Murakami determined that his best offering was to do what he did: write stories that others related to and were moved by.)
Here’s another beautiful and experience-sourced insight that many of us who’ve weathered perfect life-storms (or a series of them) will recognize well:
As any of us Storm Walkers know, those things that challenge and change us to our core also gather true, experience-based gnosis — lived wisdom — and related stories to share with others.
Experience-wisdom stories that help, and that heal; that illuminate and inspire.
Each of us has a unique sense of motivation and passion, and a correlating skill and gift set, honed by our own experience and that Perfect Storm Wisdom, from which we can draw for our own creative response offering.
(And we can, and likely do that in various ways, some very subtle, over the course of any given day or week.)
Stir and explore your Perfect Storm Wisdom with these related Sophia’s Children musings:
Follow Your Intuitive Nudge and Pick One:
• The Thresholders and The Midwives of The New Story Being Born
• In This Moment I Begin Anew – Phoenixing From the Ashes
• From the Edges: The Boundary Keepers (reblog)
• Vocation/Calling: If It’s Difficult, Is It The Wrong Path?
• Energies of Now: The Power of Soul Force
Or maybe a more customized-for-you approach would help you to see your way (and gifts) more clearly?
Explore mentor-coaching and/or Sophiastrology consultation guidance.
Big Love in the Meanwhile,
** One Creative Action is to vote. Election Day in the U.S. is coming up – Tuesday, November 6th. Make your vote — and voice — count.
Featured Image Credit (top): Azerbaijani refugee from Karabakh. Photo by Ilgar Jafarov. PD CCA-SA via Wikimedia.
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Lots of love,
November 3, 2018 at 9:50 pm
Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.
November 9, 2018 at 2:05 pm
Thank you, Eliza! 🙂
November 4, 2018 at 1:14 am
Reblogged this on dreamweaver333.
November 9, 2018 at 2:05 pm
Thank you for sharing ViGold!
November 4, 2018 at 1:14 pm
This is a thoughtful post Jamie, Indeed many times I ponder upon how best we can help humanity.. And the only way I know how is by going within to be the best of me… Our Christ Consciousness lays within each of our hearts within, And when we create with Love and Kindness, we help elevate the rest of consciousness…
I chose the Energies of NOW.. The Power of Soul Force.. <3
November 9, 2018 at 2:07 pm
Thank you, Sue, for this beautiful reminder. As within, so without … that ages-old spiritual/philosphical wisdom. You wrote, “when we create with Love and Kindness, we help elevate the rest of consciousness…”
May it be so, by and with Grace. 🙂 Be well, and thanks again for all that you share.
November 9, 2018 at 3:33 pm
🙂 Thank YOU… <3 for all you do Jamie
November 22, 2018 at 4:14 pm