Excerpt from Living From the Center Within:
Co-Creating Who You Are Becoming by Michele Rae being released March 2017 by Paragon House Publishing
Explore New Paradigms
Why during times of rapid growth, such as the extraordinary leap in human development occurring now, can it feel so disorientating? The transformational process is one of major change, which can feel stressful. When nature reaches a limitation, it innovates and transforms, evolving towards higher consciousness and more freedom.
Shifting Paradigms: Dynamic changes in our life
There are dynamic changes occurring in our communities, institutions, and families. We are collectively shifting within our hearts, minds, beliefs and paradigms. Each person has a choice: to focus on what is disintegrating or what is emerging.
When we relax and trust the process, we open our imagination to create and innovate. By doing this, we are more capable of intentionally participating in impacting who we are becoming as we transition into this new era of being human. This process is the process of co-creating a new paradigm together. We focus on envisioning a future that supports the highest good for all beings. We are invited to give our allegiance to the dawning of our new era.
Qualities of the eras
What could this new era look like for us personally and collectively? Below is a list of possible qualities of the eras which are ending and beginning. They could pertain to us personally, interpersonally, professionally or collectively.
|Qualities of the Old Era||Qualities of the New Era|
|Citizens with borders||Global/Universal citizens|
|Hidden information||Shared information|
|Despising differences||Honoring diversity|
|Win-Lose strategies||Win-Win strategies|
|External locus of power
|I Internal locus of power and responsibility|
|Break down||Break through|
|Communication requiring time and space||Instantaneous communication|
We are each invited to fully own our role as a visionary co-creating our new era by exploring new paradigms. Lao Tzu, a 6th Century BCE Chinese philosopher and author of the Tao-Te-Ching, encourages us to do the same:
There is no need
to run outside
for better seeing,
Nor to peer from a window.
Rather abide at the center of your being;
for the more you leave it, the less you learn.
Search your heart
If he is wise who takes each turn:
the way to do
is to be.
Lao Tzu, “Always We Hope,” The Way of Life According to Lao-Tzu, trans. Witter Bynner (New York: Perigree, 1986), 75.
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You can learn more about new paradigms from my book Living From the Center Within.