But even more I am musing over the fact that my most significant realm, my Palace of Place, the Kingdom (Queendom) of my life… the place where I most impact the daily world is languishing. No wonder there is an uneasy sense of discomfort within me. Sometimes all my questing out into the world seems very superficial and self indulgent. That I am not changing my life to change the world. And I am aware that this is a huge ego conceit, this idea that I can change the world. In fact I can’t. Not without you.
Real change is generated by collaboration; individuals coming together and bringing their creative gifts to heal the culture of our world. And that was always to be the big focus of the Plan-itary game. The end result, the piece that is played in our homes and daily life is always taking responsibility for the change we want to see in the world.
Each of us taking responsibility for a piece that we most care about and most want to contribute our creative gifts towards is what will shift us all into that more beautiful world we know we can create together. But I haven’t quite figured out how to articulate this. I haven’t yet figured out how to play my game with others.
So today is indeed that day that Art NOW comes fully into my life. And as much as this started out as a lark, meaning that I wasn’t exactly sure the whys and hows of it, now I am feeling that this is an important piece, this container for Creative Collaboration..
It is through our Creative Doings that we really have impact in the world. Sailing upon the Sea of Creativity and bringing our creative gifts to Port really comes to fruition in these final realms of grounding our creations into ordinary reality, the realm of community celebration that is the Celebration Forest and the realm of the Palace of Place, where we understand that the microcosm of our tiny king/queendoms reflect the macro of the world. This is where we change things, in the daily living of our lives.
Beds must be made and meals cooked and regular life must be lived. And they can be lived intentional infusing all that we do with the energy of the change we most wish to make real in the world.
We can make a more beautiful world by making our bed holding the awareness of those that don’t have a bed in which to sleep and deciding if that is something we are here to do something about. And we can make a meal being aware of those that don’t have a meal to eat, and deciding if maybe that is the piece for us to heal.
This doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our prosperity in our king/queendom. But it means that by being aware of what the world needs and where our gifts most fit with that need and where our heart most longs to be the healing presence… that is when we bring our creativity and our prosperity in celebration of daily life.
Creating the more beautiful world is a joyful process. I want to never forget this. Sometimes the making of beds and meals seems like a chore. And sometimes the task of changing the world seems overwhelming. But it isn’t if I join creative forces with those who share similar and complimentary gifts.
So today in my Crossroads day, with my visit to the Wizard’s domain where all those inspired ideas come from, I am being reactivated. I set out on this journey to create an easy and fun path to follow to make inspired ideas real. I can’t guarantee the easy part, but I can guarantee the fun.
We all resonate with the Hero’s Journey. Every one of us. It is coded in our DNA. All our stories and entertainments — ALL of them are based upon it. We get the call to step out of ordinary reality and making something New real in the world. We bring our treasure back to the tribe.
It is time for us all to take this journey in the most playful and intentional way and to share our Creative Doings with the world. This is the change we are waiting for. And we don’t have to wait any longer. We just need to do it. It’s time.