There’s a whole new world emerging all around us, within us and through us. Can you feel it? I’d love to know how the creative impulse to make the new is expressing through you, in your life right now.
One of the things I love most about being tuned into the new evolutionary consciousness is feeling part of a forward movement right at the unfolding edge of change. If you’re reading this then you are part of this movement of conscious change and transformation too. And if you’re a conscious change-maker like me, then you know there’s always more to learn; that life is a process of upgrading existing skills, learning new skills, pushing through limitations, stepping into the unknown, facing doubts and fears, and making sense of it all as you go.
To stay motivated with this often intense and demanding process of transformation, you have to have a big WHY. Why am I doing this? What is it for? Who does it serve?
What motivates me is, I know deep in my heart and soul there is a better way for us all to live together and share this still beautiful though sadly ravaged planet, our earthly home. I’ve known that ever since I was a little kid and that knowing has always been the flame burning at my core. And I know the only people who can create this better way of living are you and me, and all the other you’s and me’s around the world. This is a grassroots movement of evolutionary change, and there are millions of us each working in our own unique way, contributing our own unique gifts, to create a bigger and more magnificent whole together.
Just stop for a minute and really feel into that. Can you feel your connection with millions of like minded, creative change-makers all around the world? What does that do for you, when you remember to experience the power of our interconnectedness, and when you know you are part of a movement for positive change?
I’m living in a little paradise called Golden Bay at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, with friend and co-conspirator, Maggie Holling. We were laughing the other day because anyone looking at us from the outside might think we are just hanging out in a paradise rest home, not doing very much. Yet inside us, whole new universes are exploding, and for me personally this has been one of the most intense periods of creative work I can remember. I’ve always been hard working and I’m capable of sustained periods of focus and concentration, which I really enjoy, but recently I’ve been called to gather up the threads of the body of work I call A Whole New World and push through to a new birthing. I’ve been pulling out all the stops and really going for my big dream.
I’m recalling an image I had a couple of years back in one of my Deep Discovery sessions with soul friend and AWNW co-creator, Woods Elliott, in Virginia. Imagine your life is a tapestry and you’re standing in front of it looking at the picture of your full potential. What do you see?
If you really allow yourself to see your full potential (or feel it if you’re a more kinesthetic person) you’ll see and feel someone pretty awesome and beautiful. You’ll see the Whole New Human, looking back at you.
Now imagine you’re walking to the back of the tapestry, what do you see now? The back looks quite dull in comparison, it’s a work in progress, there’s no clear picture and there are lots of knots where the loose ends have been tied together. Get the picture? You are a work in progress, as a Whole New Human. And building a Whole New World is a work that is only just beginning, a creative project emerging through us collectively.
I’ve been working at the back of the tapestry, tying up some loose ends, upgrading products and services, getting ready to move forward. Over the next few weeks I’m going to be introducing some of the exciting new things I’m preparing for you. I know they are all very timely.
I believe the world goes around most easily when we all do the things we love to do, and one of the things I most love to do is interview people who are living their passion. Some of you may have read my book, “Living your Passion: How Love-in-action is seeding A Whole New World”. If you haven’t, go and check it out here: www.awholenewworld.net/books.htm It’s based on interviews with 24 innovative New Zealanders who are making a difference by living their passion. The book starts with the journey: how do people discover what their passion is? What does it take to really live it? Even though the book was written in 2007 and published in 2008, it’s very timely and revealing of this moment. And even though it’s about New Zealanders, it could equally be about you, if you live in Scotland, or upstate New York, or Sydney, or the back of any beyond, because we’re all in this together! It’s full of inspirational tips about the process of transformation and the transition we’re all living through.
My latest extension of this love for interviewing is the Passionate Women Radio Show on FreshFM, and I’ll tell you more about that next week. I’m also putting together a programme with more well know global change-makers too, to start in August, and that’s about Becoming the Whole New Human.
As you can tell, I’m buzzing, and I hope you will join me soon so we can create an even bigger buzz together.
p.s. And I haven’t even started to tell you about the new poetry I’m writing, which is my deepest soul love!
May 30, 2011