The stories are changing.
It's happening at rapid fire and is requiring a nimble response.
What is possible in the realms of money, politics, and power is shifting...some for the better, some for the worse. One of my favorite storytellers, Joel Ben Izzy, has a delightful story that makes the point: What looks like a curse, might be a blessing. What looks like a blessing, might be a curse.
In other words, you don't know what the story is about until it is over.
We are rapidly co-creating new realities together as we allow our stories to change, grow, and transform.
The question is: are you authoring your own story, or caught in the tangles of someone else's?
This much I know is true: What lens you are looking through influences what story you are living in...influences what role in the story you will claim.
One can cry out, "The oceans are dying."
And yet...that is a one line story that has a beginning, middle, and end.
The stars of this show are are victims and perpetrators.
Who wants to play in this story? (not me)
The Sicilians have an expression I love:
Words poke holes in the universe.
What happens to the field of possibility if we engage with the state of the oceans (or the greater environment) as an EMT first responder meets the victim of a car crash?
"You have sustained serious injuries, but I am going to do everything I can to help you," is what first responders have been trained to say.
What if we said this to the ocean everytime we swam in her, to water every time we bathed in it, to the lakes and rivers every time we dipped our toes into their edges?
While confronting the devastation of the moment, possibility is born, an active role of the archetype of Artemis, protector of animals and the natural world, is called into presence, and the future returns to the magical state of being unknown.
All of a sudden...by speaking this one simple line, we are engaged in a living story that is playing out before us, we have taken on an active role, and we have changed the story.
The use of the ancient code of language is not designed for laziness.
May the stories you tell speak beauty into the moment and create vibrant possibility,
PS: That line about first responders, came via activist Sandra Steingraper, via Annie Dillard.