For many of us, we are tinkering on the edge of fascination and fear as we witness the wave sweeping the planet and the twists and turns of the collective response. This is the stuff of the Iliad’s, the Old Testament, the Book of Revelations, the Mayan Calendars, the Shamanic prophesies, the Sci-Fi Oracles. And what does every mythic quest call for?
A personal invitation to the Hero’s journey and a Noble Quest!
My teenagers have been exploring The Hero’s Journey in their online literature classes and the archetypal stages involved. And it’s so easy to see these stages playing out across the globe, especially as we witness new communities experiencing the hit of the initial fear waves, the total disruption to the status quos, the call to engage (‘adventure’ might be a debatable term for some), the assistance of the authorities in social guidelines, the realisation that: A: they don’t have the full handle on the nature of the situation, B: the impact was totally underestimated on existing systems and C: it all comes down to individual responsibility. AKA…we’re all on the Hero’s Journey. We all must define and choose our personal approach.
What is fascinating about the current events is that we are very much being forced into a realisation that we as an individual and us as a collective are one and the same thing. Each and every one of us must take responsibility to ‘flatten the curve’ as it’s the spread which is killing and overwhelming health and fiscal structures. This incredibly clever bug is able to spread through asymptomatic people.
From analysis here in Singapore, through their incredible contact tracing methods, they have worked out that the local spread is due to people being in contact with infected others who feel great and have passed the virus on around four days before onset of symptoms. We now know that many of us are carriers and have never felt better nor will have any onset of symptoms. If any one of us doesn’t adhere to the hygiene, social distancing, homestay guidance, we could very easily be a propagator of the ‘high curve’.
For the first time, in perhaps ever, the world is being given a real time simulation of Oneness Consciousness.
Every single one of us, quite literally, are holding the world in our hands.