I have written much about the Aquarian Age and the dismantling of power structures, which is the start of the end of patriarchy. We see evidence of this in our daily lives. The #metoo movement has already changed the landscape, and today many women are less likely to conform to the expectations of men – at least in numerous countries. Instead they are more of who they truly want to be and less of what is dictated.
The continued change on all levels of society will be like a wave sweeping across the earth. Some places will be touched first, others after some time. And it might be that, at times, the wave is actually reversing, rolling back, before again continuing onwards.
Now, as the future is already here, do not lose hope! Be the change you want to see in the world, now. You, me, each of us are asked to stand in our own truth.
What is changing, right now?
Whilst old structures are being dismantled, we are continuously being asked to release old patterns, our conditioned, learned ways of reacting and being. Most of us, I guess, hoped for a quick transition back to “my old life” in the post-Covid era. I believe many of us starting to become clear that the post-Covid era will be a different world to the one we inhabited before Covid.
Humans are designed to preserve energy. Some would say we are lazy. We may complain about too many Zoom calls, but the alternative – moving around in crowded cities, spending unnecessary time doing what we don’t want to do – has given us a sense of what is actually possible.
Is it then possible to be selective when it comes to what we don’t want so much of in our lives? We have arrived at the point of welcoming changes that we may have resisted to begin with, because maybe it’s not actually that great to commute after all. And as we are less in resisting mode, we preserve energy that is better deployed elsewhere, creating and shaping our own future.
Could it be that new thought patterns want to emerge? I think so.
Then, what are some of these patterns and what changes are they calling in?
We will travel less. At least outwardly. With travel no longer taken for granted, many have discovered the beauty of travelling within,
We are already adjusting to a simpler life; more gardening and sharing of produce and more community centred living or simply caring for our neighbour.
We are discovering a new way of socialising. Spending less time with others, and with fewer people, we tend to socialise more with people who share our values and aspirations rather than a ‘must-socialise’ to be seen popular in the eyes of friends. Open spaces such as parks have become new meeting places grounding us in nature.
We seek out communities which support our vision of the future and help us shape it – if not possible offline then online. Communities help us anchor. They provide comfort and support which we come to cherish as we venture out to owning our own truth.
We were used to buying what we wanted when we wanted to do so, and being able to move about as we liked to. A safety of sorts, whether always truly illusory or not, was there for most people. At least those living in the “developed world”. Also, we could trust that in the streets peace and calm would reign. Now, this has been ripped from under our feet; the recent brutalities in several parts of the world are pointers of frustration, despair and anger.
Facing our many personal identity crises this is also being acted out on a global scale. Perhaps for the first time ever we can say that the world, so inter-connected, is having an identity crisis.
What do we need to do?
Taking a clue from the last point above, about the rug of safety being pulled out from underneath our feet, the age-old wisdom holds:
First and foremost, find safety and peace within. As the outside world is being re-arranged, focus on the invisible forces active within you.
This does not mean that you will be inactive and do nothing. But stepping back is a powerful act. Having paused, you can come back to the tasks at hand with renewed understanding and energy.
Tuning into the energies moving within you will be like stepping onto the train of your soul and following its (your!) path, consciously. You learn to feel what is good for you or not. Whilst the world re-arranges itself, your inner compass will be the only one worth relying on. It will help you feel into what new ways of living will increase your joy, rather than decrease it.
For example, are you perhaps actually happier and more fulfilled working from home rather than out of an office? In ten years time it will be an alien thought having gone to offices to work.
As the conscious soul passenger of your unique train, and carriage, you are your own wise inner being. Feel into what truly works for you when it comes to all aspects of your life.
Wisdom vs. Knowledge
Most of us are wired to continuously seek to gain knowledge. We tend to stuff ourselves full with knowledge. This is already a part of the schooling system in place across most of the world.
It is an ego-based mainstream system. We use knowledge to come across as superior beings. Amassing knowledge we can show it off, and therefore be deemed “good enough”. But it is a complete self-deception, because it is mainly geared towards knowing facts and towards manipulating reality to work for us.
And, what use is knowledge without wisdom?
We don’t want to judge a situation; we want to understand it. ~ Lazo Freeman
If knowledge is of the mind, wisdom is of the heart.
Relying on knowledge is a treacherous path, not only because we often also forget the detail of the knowledge that we have crammed into our minds, and then what?
From Knowledge to Wisdom
One way of looking at the progression from knowledge to wisdom is this:
The moment we turn knowledge into an experience and process the experience accurately – by learning from it – we become wise.
To achieve this alchemic process, it will be especially powerful to become more aware of the inner dialogue that you are having with yourself. Wise-you in conversation with knowledge-craving-you; who will win? If you have let your mind win every argument for too long, try to tune in to the voice of your emotions. Your heart is your compass. Let your heart take its turn too! I insist that by doing so you will find yourself in a much better space post-Covid.
What is consciousness? Consciousness is all there is. Awareness personalises it into an experience and if we feel into the experience and gain understanding from it through the heart, we may have a realisation. Realisation is a gift and an inspiration delivered from one’s own wise self to oneself.
If having had the sense of living life without much questioning when Covid struck, you might have felt that you suddenly became aware of it in a different way. This can be an empowering feeling. When the world changes from one day to the next, it can be a real wake-up call to changing yourself. Looking at the world with fresh eyes can be very empowering. Questioning your response to the new world you may grasp that it will be important to make wise decisions – if not before.
Everyone has access to wisdom. However, if we don’t take time to process our experiences through self-reflection, our minds will continuously crave more knowledge. Knowledge acts as a stimulant and can keep us stuck on the wrong train, going down the wrong track, until we “wake up”. Wisdom leads to personal inner wealth and even health.
Just one last point to ponder:
Could it be that wisdom is equally seeking you, too?
Two Types of Guidance System
There are two kinds of guidance systems, and this links to my opening lines talking about the end of patriarchy.
Divine Father: Receiving orders and knowledge.
Divine Mother: Exploring through self reflection.
Whichever system tends to be more active for you, most important is to try to stay open to non-identification with the topic at hand and to stay present. This may present a challenge in its own right given the many issues calling forth our opinion. Resist it. Stay rooted in your own presence.
So, I will be more inclined to trust in the Divine Mother’s guidance (wisdom), but it doesn’t mean that I will not at times depend on the Divine Father (knowledge). The latter used to be my own default modus operandi, but by now I am convinced that the path of the Divine Mother, based on self reflection, is a much more nourishing and interesting one. Try it! You may surprise yourself by discovering your own inner wisdom – always there waiting for you to access it.
When we remain limited in regular patterns of thought and emotion which are usually repetitive patterns, our life is confined.
Therefore, in the current era, our external lives confined, thought patterns are being smashed at an accelerated rate and we are actually breaking out of a different kind of confinement, going from knowledge to wisdom, from father to mother.
And again, as you decide that the future is already here, now, in the post-Covid era, you can take the journey much faster. Be mindful and don’t fall for this mind-made trap:
What we are not aware of doesn’t exist for us. ~inspired by Dr Joe Dispenza
From To-Do Lists to a Wisdom List
In the current state of the world, of societal norms, we don’t tend to take time to acknowledge what has happened; we are already on to the next thing.
Like this, we live in a space of continuous incompletion. And that is fine yet stressful, but why not take some time to:
Acknowledge what you have experienced.
Celebrate any apparently small accomplishment.
Find ways to cut out or transform what wears you down.
Recognise what you enjoy doing and what you don’t.
Allow yourself to do more of what brings joy, ease and harmony in your life. And finally add joy to your Wisdom List.
I see all of the above as steps towards a heart-centred life. And as one giant leap away from living a life ruled by To-Do lists to one where everything relates to nourishing our wisdom.
With Love and Wisdom for the Unfolding of a New World,
P.S. Don’t search for answers. Create the answers. Remember change is messy and it’s OK to give yourself the permission to feel what you feel!
P.S.S. The real journey is to make peace with your own complexity and the world around you (inspired by Uma, Intermodel Art Session).
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More about the Author:
It was at the height of Claudia’s high-fly corporate career that she arrived at a turning point. A meeting in the forest of a spiritual community in the south of India presented her with a vague notion that she was about to depart from the highway of business success. Little did she know that her life was to radically change.
Claudia now dedicates her time, wisdom and knowledge to support people who want to live a heart-centred life. In her work, she draws on a lifelong interest in how our energy field is influenced by our thoughts, beliefs and emotions and how this in turn influences our lives.
Claudia runs a global community which holds space for conversations exploring a future based on a new and deeper understanding of self. Working with individuals as a Quantum Energy Coach, she also facilitates retreats and offers personal change programmes. Her guided journal Your 28 Days to Self Love is available on Amazon and other major book retail platforms.