There was something formless and perfect before the universe was born. It is serene. Empty. Solitary. Unchanging. Infinite. Eternally present. It is the mother of the universe. For lack of a better name, I call it the Tao.
It flows through all things, inside and outside, and returns to the origin of all things.
The Tao is great. The universe is great. Earth is great. Man is great. These are the four great powers.
Man follows the earth. Earth follows the universe. The universe follows the Tao. The Tao follows only itself.
Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu, Translated by Stephen MItchell.
I’m sure you’ve said it too. When things get “back to normal”. I’ve stopped saying it. I’ve realized how much I didn’t even like “normal”. The pace of it, the breakneck back to back meeting schedule. The rush, the alerts, and notifications. It’s like we were all participating in some kind of terrible contest of who can spend the least amount of time enjoying life and spending the most time working. Accumulating.
We spent more time on our devices than looking into each other’s eyes. We went to work when we were sick. We avoided staying home. We ignored the signs. We kept going. Driving directly at the wall.
It’s not so surprising we hit it. Some people would argue about who hit it first. It doesn’t matter now though because we’re all stopped. We’re all waiting. No one is first.
I don’t want to go back to that. I know some people still haven’t left it. Still clinging to the old ways and convenience of “me-first” mentality. Ironically, they’re also the people who seem so intent to be holding us against the wall. They don’t want to wear masks, they don’t want to use their turn signals, they don’t want to follow the arrows in grocery stores. They don’t need to follow the rules because they’re still trying to be first. They’re in a rush to get back to a normal that involves us being in service to them. Instead many of us have realized they’re the ones who have kept us in a second wave, and now a third. Those who think it can’t be them. I don’t want to return to that normal where we ignore the brazenly dense. We have seen things in this pandemic. Things that were there before have been highlighted. We are seeing the failings of humanity. We needed to see them. This is normal and it’s a mess.
I don’t want to have to clean up someone else’s mess, but we’re learning what we should have learned as toddlers, that someone always has to hold hands with the jerks. We’re all connected, and as such, let’s start holding them accountable. Maybe they didn’t learn as toddlers and that’s why they’re bashing into the walls now.
We are all living in a time of great shifts and changes. We have literally been sent to our rooms with a global pandemic, likely given to us in some way through the mistreatment of animals.
This is a trend. Humanity for thousands of years has tried to bend natural order to our will. The great separation where humans decided we were smarter, and that we had better systems and rules than the Universe could ever have dreamed. It’s evident this is not the case. We as humans have created systems that hurt each other. Capitalism, Patriarchy, Colonialism and more. We have learned how to hate each other, how to keep people hungry and unhoused. For what? It’s no wonder the universe stepped in. You’d think we’d know from books like The Bible that nature can bring upon us massive change. We saw this when life came to an abrupt halt in 2020. Everything stopped. Everything we thought we knew about life changed. We’d been warned. We’d been told. We’d had plenty of notice. We collectively thought we could keep moving at that pace, moving against nature, being out of sync in a permanent masculine cycle.
It’s as if we’ve learned nothing from nature. There is balance, there are cycles, there is cause and there is effect. We are now experiencing the effects. How long, and how much is up to us. We have a world wide communication system. How we choose to use it, how we choose to change, how we choose to literally do unto others…
This is the new paradigm. The shift back to nature. Vibrating with nature. Returning to balance. For some of us it’s excruciating to watch because we’ve already re-calibrated, (or perhaps you were never out of balance) either way we are watching as our fellow humans are over complicating everything, fighting, killing each other and our planet. We will only move forward as a collective when we have tipped the scales. When the majority of the collective is awake to the truth of where humanity stands. We are on the brink of returning to magic or descending to chaos. Human beings are rising above the ordinary and remembering the true meaning of connection, of spirit, of soul. The understanding that when one of us is sick, all of us are sick. We can’t continue this way.
We have to move into our light, and out of this density and pain. Anger is shitty fuel. We have to learn how to transmute, how to radiate our light, and how to shine so that we show up in our lives in ways that positively impact everyone we meet.
It doesn’t have to be this hard. It never had to be this hard.
We are moving into a time where we will reclaim the understanding that we are not only mind and body. We are mind, body and spirit and when we ignore this facet of our being life is harder. When we vibrate in harmony with our spirit, our own unique star stuff the world opens up. You’ve had a GPS for your life all along. Most people have just forgotten how to use it.
Where to even begin with Anubis. He was the first Egyptian God, or Ancient one who I ever felt a connection to. He is known as being an underworld God, the God of Death and embalming. However, the Egyptian Book of the Dead in which Anubis plays a central role, is actually better translated as the “Book of Going Forth By Day.” Anubis is the guardian of the gates, the walker between worlds. He is, the first Shaman. He is also the teacher of transfiguration and according to Ancient Egyptian mythology, the reason why human beings have a soul. He was the one who vouched for humans to have a chance to ascend to live forever in the field of reeds. To walk in light. He is the one who advocated to the Gods to allow not just the Pharaohs the chance at eternal life, but all humans. He is who is said to meet us to walk through the halls of judgement when we leave our bodies and who weighs our hearts against the feather of Ma’at. He is the one who reminds us of our divinity and prepares us to move into the full depth of our being.
He is not a God of death, he is a god of life and all that it represents. Without death we don’t have any rebirth, and as we move through cycles of change in our human life it’s important to remember this cycle. No change happens without death. No ascension occurs without change. Anubis teaches us that there is nothing to be afraid of. That we can tip the scales and balance our hearts in life, not only in death and that we can build relationships through space and time by learning the ancient teachings of the soul.
Anubis is one of my favourite helpers. He is direct, helpful and enjoys giving us breadcrumbs of meaning in our every day life, he shows us that connection between worlds and reminds us that we are in fact, everywhere and that life is a magical gift. We have the opportunity to use these lessons in our life to ascend into our soul purpose and walk in light into the field of reeds.