so we had our shooting in Paris (not sure if anyone considers the daily casualties in places like Nigeria, Syria, Libya, Iraq to name just a few) and all in the western world seem to be grabbed by the drama, the strong emotions that come with it. Take a look back at this post https://geerthofman.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/on-human-interaction-four-levels/. I learned from Alan Seale (http://www.transformationalpresence.org) that a distinction can be made in four levels of human engagement:
- the drama; whose fault is it?
- the situation, the facts, how do we fix it as quickly as possible? It’s about making things OK again.
- level of choice: who do I want to be in this situation?
- opportunity; what is it that is really wanting to happen? What is the gift?
On levels 1 and no learning takes place. It might be where mass consciousness is living.
On levels 3 and 4 things start to shift as we redefine our relation with the drama.
So in relation to the ‘drama’ in France (or any other of the many dramas around the world) : What is the opportunity? What are the missing conversations? What wants to show itself that we have not been able or willing to see? My quick guess at the moment is that it is calling for a different way of living together on the planet as one humankind. We can’t go on exploiting the earth and its inhabitants in the name of free market economy. As if trying to make as much money as possible is the dharma of mankind. We can’t go on cutting people out from the abundance we create. We can’t go on locking people away in endless suburbs with no perspective to a meaningful and fulfilling life. On account of the free market economy. So again, what wants to show itself through these acts of terror? Why are so many people immensely scared? Why haven’t we been able to hear them? To listen to them? And work out a different way of peacefully and prosperously living together? Away from any kind of dogma. Why are we trying to make things OK again? OK for who? It’s time to change the game. We’re in this together…..
Peace be upon us,