We’re all still reeling from the events of November, though I think we are out of the shock and mourning phase. It feels like the world has been turned upside down, and perhaps it has. What I’ve noticed is that even people who don’t normally discuss their political or social beliefs are joining the conversation and speaking their minds. Dialogues are happening openly. People are mad, and actively looking for ways to get involved, connect with other like-minded people, and find their community. We are awake in a different way than we were before.
“Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.” – Allen Ginsburg
I return to this metaphysical truth: thoughts are things. They have form.
The media is constantly feeding us images and information that may or may not be true. That information can trigger our fears and anger. It feeds our thoughts, dropping programs into our personal hard drive- our subconscious. Then what happens? With enough individuals sharing the same fears and thoughts, they begin to take collective form. Our emotions give them fuel in the world. They take shape and become real.
Now more than ever, it’s important to become a guardian of your own subconscious. To reinforce your values and your vision of the world with the images and information that will help to create it. It’s important to detach from the news and media, and ground yourself in your reality. In your community. In your goals, vision, and personal world. Talk to people – real people. Ground yourself.
If you want to have the strength and fortitude to stay awake, take the actions you believe in, and see the world you believe in come to fruition, get back to being a creator. Find the images, words, and people that feed your vision and work them! Actively engage with them on a daily basis.
Now more than ever, we’re required to dig deep into our faith and cultivate optimism. It’s easy to be optimistic when things are going the way you think they should, but true optimism is something we need in challenging times. It’s a muscle we need to exercise consciously. Repeatedly.
Do the things that you give you pleasure, that restore your faith in humanity and yourself, that nurture your soul. Hold on to your sovereignty and strengthen it. Guard it. Grow it. Work it. Thoughts are things. Use them to build the world you want to live in.
December’s astrological weather is going to be stormy. Fortify your vessel!
I don’t know about you, but I’m alive now for a reason, and I’m going to keep living it.