Every culture has a Story of the People to give meaning to the
world. We are
entering a new phase in the dissolution of our Story and of the edifice of civilization built on
top of it.
We do not have a new story yet. Here and there we see patterns emerging, but the new mythos has not yet emerged. We
will abide for a time in the space between stories.
Last week I spoke with Joseph Chilton Pearce, an author who has had a big influence not only on my work, but on the way I have raised my children. A World War Two veteran, he could be considered one of the elders of the human potential movement. "We have an absolutely unlimited possibility within us, and an equal amount of self-imposed limitations. For every possibility, we have a self-imposed limitation."
I recently attended a ceremony on "the healing of money." Immediately a vivid
image popped into my head of a man, vast and muscular, bound to the
earth with stakes and tethers, straining with every atom of his strength
to free himself and rise up. I knew that the man represented the divine masculine and his bonds were made of money.
Sacred Economics: Chapter 24, Conclusion: The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Tell Us Is Possible (Pt. 25)
Now that I have entered the realm of speculation, I would like to
describe a few more aspects of sacred economy that I believe will unfold
over the next two centuries. This book has described developments that
we can create in the next twenty years, and in some cases the next five.
What about the next two hundred years?
Most of this book has been about money, which is the usual subject of
“economics” today. On a deeper level, though, economics should be about things, specifically the things that human beings create, why they create them, who gets to use them, and how they circulate.
Despite being able to pay for everything we need, we do not feel like all our needs have actually been met. We feel
empty, hungry. Perhaps the things we need the most are absent from the products of mass production, cannot
be quantified or commoditized, and are therefore inherently outside the money realm.
The occupations have served an
important purpose, but the time has come to direct the energy they have
awakened toward tangible goals. For too long, the left has mortgaged its soul to a dispirited, defeated
version of the practical. Society and the planet are in such a strait that the
old practical isn't enough. We need to think big — and then be practical.