Over the past few days, I have been reminded of the Book of Job. In the story, it appeared that he had he lost everything that he held dear and was being told by his closest advisors and friends all that he had done wrong
Some of us may have had a similar experience. Since the 2016 election, like Job, we are still trying to figure out how it happened that things we held dear, the ethics, the morals, the sense of decency and the belief that we were on a path to a better, more loving world has been taken away.
In terms of the Spiral*, we can say that it looks like we have regressed in a very major way. Another way we can see it is as unhealed consciousness coming up to be healed.
There is unhealed PURPLE as we are experiencing many different "tribes" still seeing the "other tribes" as the enemy. There is unhealed RED seen in the anger and the aggression. There is also unhealed BLUE as various groups try to hold onto their belief system as being the “only right one.” Unhealed ORANGE is still resident in those who would control all the wealth and power. And, yes, there is unhealed GREEN -- the blaming, the resistance to hierarchy and the anger against institutions.
But what do we do now?
As in the story of Job, we can realize there is still a power and presence in the Universe that has been in evolution for billions of years and continues to move in a direction that is positive and more loving. And, we can, like Job, accept that all is still well. It is the first step we need take to see that what we still hold dear, even though it seems to have been taken away, will be "given back" again.
In the story of Job, the answer was to stop blaming, stop analyzing, and trust the Universe…trust the process…the story of an evolution that is still in process.
We can recall in the story of Job that he was listening to his "friends" who were telling him all of the things he had done wrong and what circumstances or other people had done him wrong. It caused him to suffer physical, mental and emotional pain and distress. We, who are concerned about what is happening in our world right now, have spent some time blaming people who have done us wrong, hacking our computers, rigging the election, giving out false information, continuing to create what could look like certain disaster. If use our energy focusing on these things, it can cause us physical, mental and emotional pain and distress.
Or, we can use our energy to engage the question, "What do we do now?" When Job asked the question, "What do I do now?" he stopped trying to figure it all out. He became aware of something he had to do which was to trust a higher power at higher work in the universe. This is what is ours to do now.
The story of Job was written from the consciousness that was prevalent in the writer's time period; but it contains insights that are ahead of the writer's time. It is beautiful poetry and a powerful message that is still true for our time. Job was challenged to remember that he was a product of a force that was greater than he knew and that he could trust it to continue in ways he could not possibly imagine.
We now have ways to know that the journey has continued for billions of years, and we have every reason to know it is continuing. It challenges us to become aware of how far we have come and to become more aware that we have progressed in ways we could not have imagined. It reminds us of the millions of advanced souls who have held the vision
Millions of people are focusing on individual concerns today, all a part of the overall concern. We can remind and support each other as we find ways to co-operate within the larger common goal: to create a world that works for all. We can trust that the power that has led us this far will not leave us now, a power and presence that continues to work in the universe and in our individual lives today.
* Spiral Dynamics -- Mastering Values, Leadership and Change by Beck and Cowan