For The First Time in Our History…
We have the opportunity to consciously create the meaning of our lives.
If relationships fail us, do we assume that we have no need of relationships? Or, do we realize that we must re-create ourselves to be in relationship?
If communities fail to support us, do we assume that we have no need of community? Or do we realize that we must pro-actively create the community we want?
And, if religions fail to provide us with meaning, do we assume that we are beyond the need for meaning? Or do we realize that we can and we must re-invent the meaning of our lives?
The aim of all religions has been to provide spiritual nutrition. This takes the form of words, stories, images, rituals, ceremonies, taboos, songs, and dietary proscriptions all of which provide mental, emotional and physical nourishment.
The way of living as told to us by religion becomes the language of our life. It is the language we speak, verbally and non-verbally, to carve out the world we know. We abide in that world as if in a bubble, floating inside an infinite field of unspoken possibility.
Because they form the world we live in, religions are languages of life. Religions give us a way to speak life to each other and to ourselves. In the language of life they provide, we find our meaning. We know who we are.
Religions have thus formed the matrix of our being. It’s how we know how to live, how to have the best life, the happiest life, what to avoid in life and how to share life with others. It’s how we arrange our values, our relationships, our science, our government and our careers.
The breakdown of religion in modern society is a breakdown of the matrix of our living. This leads to nihilsm, where it’s unclear and unknown how to choose one value above another. This state of being has been described as the “flatland” of the “post-modern” era whose coming was prophesied by Friedrich Nietzsche.
The consequence for us is that we find we don’t know what to do with our lives. Believe it or not, this is a recent historical phenomenon. It didn’t used to be like this. We used to have the opposite problem: it wasn’t too long ago that everyone’s life was pre-defined by a preset series of expectations. We were expected to marry a certain person, take a certain career or non-career path, and fulfill our social duties as defined by our class and birth.
The breakdown of our collective language of life has meant a breakdown in our ability to know our purpose, our path, and our role to play.
The only way out of this nihilsm is the blossoming of another language of life. Only now, in this time, we have the extraordinary ability to consciously, collectively shape this language. No longer do we need to rely on a voice from on high appearing in a cave or a burning bush. No longer do we need to wait for an anointed one.
We are the ones we have been waiting for. We have the consciousness to re-create a language of life.
Imagine for a moment how it felt for the Founding Fathers of America to consciously, collectively create a government for the first time in history. And now realize that we may do the same to consciously, collectively create a language of life, a matrix of our being… for the first time in our history.
What language of life will we create for ourselves? What new Center for Spiritual Nutrition will we build? And what ancient tools might we call upon to assist us in forging a new world?
The first step for all of us is to find our own authentic resonance. It is the vibrational frequency that we each embody. It is our unique signature, like our fingerprints, our voice and our DNA. And for that, I can read to you the sacred geometry of your life from the ancient Book of Life.
From this place of personal truth, we can each be the reality we seek to create collectively. I am here to help you find your authentic incarnation.
Alexander Hamilton Dunlop