Each day it comes to my attention how overwhelmed we are as a culture.
I use that word loosely because I see us as modern beings immersed in the popular culture, which is sorely lacking in actual rooted traditions and rituals that are life-preserving and sustainable.
The truth is that we can’t “make it great again,” (whatever that actually means). There is no *make it like it was* formula that will help us deal with the nervous system’s hyper-stimulation that results from simply living in the developed world.
What we can do, thankfully, is listen to our bodies and take cues from the past that really worked. We can bring them forward in an integrated way that works today and adapt our personal and internal resources so we are not made a victim of the conditions in which we live.
We can ground when we get spun out, and reach up and out when we are heavy and bogged down.
We can treat natural resources as well as time, energy, money, community, and love as precious and not let them leak away like water from a broken faucet.
We can understand that our souls have specific markers: gifts and specialties that desire expression and to be played out in our daily lives.