Updated: Sep 14, 2022
I mentioned, “designing our most desireable life.” How did that resonate with you? Do you design your own life? Does it bring up feelings of excitement, empowerment, inspiration and love, or do you find more feelings of doubt, insecurity, lack and fear arise (because we don’t design our life… It’s just happening to us, duh.)?
Our feelings toward such a statement highlight where we are in our journey, and how much of us are at the steering wheel of our own lives. That’s a little unnerving to think about, when used in such a context. How many human beings on this planet, right now, are asleep at the wheel? Instead of thinking in accordance with the wisdom from within, most of us have spent some portion of our lives on autopilot, letting the dominant society drive for us. We’re wrecking everything in our path and think it’s normal. What a mess.
What is becoming more apparent is that we, each and every one of us, truly are the architects of our own lives. Both personally and collectively, we are constantly weaving possibility into life with how we choose to be in the world. Each time someone comes back online, wakes up to the ways in which they were sleeping in the old world paradigm, we get one more person who decides to open their eyes from the driver seat. Then it’s just a matter of re-educating these drivers on the basics of maneuvering their vehicle through life (and that’s the fun/interesting part!). In time, it becomes way safer out there for everyone.
That’s your decision to make though. And mine. It’s all circumstantial. What I want to hone in on though is that we are beings navigating the human experience in these weird-ass bodies and minds. We think this is who we are because it’s all we can remember. Some of us come to remember we really aren’t these people we think we are. This ride has a start and an end date, sister! Eventually you step off the ride into something else, outside of this physical body. And that’s okay! It is good! We might think it’s scary, because the big unknown is out there, but it is what it is. In the meantime we can start thinking about how we make this ride we’re on more fulfilling. And more loving. And more creative. And more beautiful.
We’ve spent so much of our time looking at what’s outside of us, seeing the flashing lights and experiencing the exciting features of being in the human body, that we’ve forgotten to turn within to hear our own answers. We’ve failed to remember how potent a soul embodied could really be on this planet, and frankly it hasn’t been the cool thing to do because it’s meant going against what’s popular. To be asleep at the wheel has been encouraged and supported by all of our institutions, because behind those institutions are people who don’t particularly desire a soulfully embodied population; sleeping drivers are beneficial to their pocketbooks and to domineering agendas.
We have all been part of this at some point or another. We’ve all experienced varying degrees of being asleep, because it’s how this world has us designed. Before awakening, we often go through some period where we aren’t really driving for ourselves- it’s part of the journey. We give our power to authority figures outside of us because, for the majority, it’s what we’ve been taught from day one, from the moment we’re born. Yet as we begin to awaken from our collective slumber, we remember that spirit really does live within. It is through forgetting, and re-membering (calling back all the pieces of self we lost/misplaced along the way), we come to have greater compassion, patience, and love as we make our way forward into divine, soul-aligned inspiration.