Since Tomas and I moved to our new Community in December, we have participated in many group processes from forums, to bi-weekly community meetings, to multiple-stage interviews of resident-applicants, as we move through the year-long process toward becoming full members.
A few times these meetings have concerned matters that required high levels of trust and discernment from those who chose to participate. Sometimes these “tricky” issues related to policies that needed updating (such as, now that recreational marijuana is legal in the state of Oregon, how do we amend our current policy to include this and the impact of potential second-hand smoke on fellow residents?) Sometimes, these tricky matters pertained to individuals whose conduct or alignment with overall community goals and visions was in question.
Either way, some of these meetings were approached with a certain amount of anxiety.
Each time that Tomas and I participated in these sessions, we felt a new level of trust in what we have come to call “The Container.” The Container in this case is the space of commitment that is held by the community members — not only those who attend but the ones who attend in spirit. There is a dedication to truth and compassionate investigation among us as a body that impresses us more each time we experience it.
Even when we do not reach a clear outcome, we feel gratified that those of us who gathered to put our attention on a particular sticky matter have given our best efforts toward reaching the best solution for all concerned. We trust The Container to hold the matter safely and lovingly, until the outcome is clear.
And so it is with the world at large: I am taking a position that “The Universal Container” is holding this very tricky and sticky global/solar system/galactic wide situation in a safe and compassionate embrace. We can relax, knowing that The Universal Container is there for us until the Situation is clear or at least the Direction is clear.
Some more Patience will surely be required.
With that, I introduce you to a new concept to me: Particle Convergence.
As I read this article by Tiara Kumara on Golden Age of Gaia, I resonated with the ideas that there is soooooo much more going on than what is playing across the evening news (mainstream or alternative) or anything we can even imagine.
We are being held in A Macro-cosmic Container so huge and unbelievably benevolent that we need “fear no evil,” as the 23rd Psalm says.
I hope you will take the time to at least catch the flavor of this article. It gives me great hope and is corroborated by my experiences with The Container of my mico-cosmic experiences.