Apologies for the delayed response, I have been off line for a few weeks.
It’s increasingly clear to me that expecting people to use game B systems, when they are stuck in old paradigm thinking is going nowhere and as Anna Marie expresses, even with a paradigm shift in the awareness of the importance of our choices, those choices can seem so difficult, as to be almost impossible. Evolution not revolution has to be the name of the game here and part of that is us all making better choices more frequently, not necessarily each and every time. There needs to be some market created for evolved methods in order to at least begin building the pillars of a better way forward. There are an increasing number of people making more conscious choices, how do we work with this and begin by meeting the demand this is creating? There are many people that know how serious things are, how do we combine forces (and demand for game B produce) and make change happen?
The urgency of our situation is resounding deeply in the ears of those whom are willing to hear, but it only reaches the people that are already evolving in awareness. For others it just serves to drive heads deeper into the sands of denial, ignorance and abdication of responsibility, in the face of such complex wicked problems.
What I do see as necessary is for those that are able to think for themselves to fully commit to the application of their evolved awareness. There has to be a wave of change makers, making those difficult and challenging choices to get the momentum of the steam train underway. This usually involves a level of effort that is beyond what seems possible and yet when we push the boundaries of our limits, we find they are more fluid than we thought. Personal healing, fulfilment and deep satisfaction, greater harmony in our daily lives and an unfolding ‘rightness’ in our life direction and purpose are but a few of the hidden treasures waiting those willing to step into a better way. No-one said it was easy, but no-one said it should be either. I like this quote by Dorothy Height ‘Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes but by the opposition they have overcome to achieve their goals’.
The last thing we want is to go straight from game A to game B without there being challenges, learning and the development of a deeper understanding and wisdom. How much are we willing to make the changes ourselves? Would we move house? Would we take on an additional job? Would we sacrifice comforts for a while? The benefits are commensurate with the effort applied in making the right choices. We are not all meant to leave game A together, it is a transition process, some people have bigger challenges, greater awareness and a louder call to action than others and we either chose to act on it and make it happen in our own lives, or we retreat from the enormity of the challenges ahead.
There are more than enough people that are aware enough to get this steam train moving in time, it’s just a case of making the commitment to change and doing it, we need to build the evolved systems that will form the new pillars and those that are aware will need to be the market for those systems. If they aren’t built, then i’m sure China will ensure their control of trade, artificial intelligence and social systems will leverage enough power to make us all wish we had done more.
The real learning for me, is not considering what would support/encourage game A people to switch, nor how we could make game B more appealing/accessible to game A, it is in rising to the challenge of how do we work with what we have, with where we are, with what nature and our current level of evolution provides to create the change we need to see. It will be tricky committing to overcoming the challenges necessary to find the co-creators of game B’s new systems, building them and using them to create a new way forward, but it will be far easier encouraging a paradigm shift to game B, if it already exists precisely when it is needed and finally called for en-mass.
How do we commit to, build and live out game B as fully as possible, whilst we wait for others to cross the bridge in their own time, when/if they are ever ready?