The times we’re in are chaotic; for the world is becoming new. Our world is coming to an end, and all its old institutions are dying. And each of us is responding, in one form or another, to the terror this transition brings. But the times we’re in also holds great power if we don’t allow ourselves to get swept up in the frenzy and the whirlwind. And the times we’re in offer each of us great opportunity if we respond, not to the voices of rage and terror, but the silent voices calling from within each of us.
Among the many shouts and screaming the voice that calls for the “defunding of the police.” This demand is a senseless cry and a foolish desire that’s reflective of the hissy-fits of children. But it’s a voice, when responded to within, can be of great value in our navigation of the chaos.
To understand this shout from the perspective of the Unconscious, we must process its components.
The function of the police is to serve and protect, and to guard. Now, go within and ask yourself,
“Who or what am I relying on to serve, protect, and shield me?”
Is it my negative ego, or anyone or all of my dark counselors?
Is it my desperate need for control during these chaotic and turbulent times?
Is it the rage and hostility I hide behind to keep me safe from the terror of an unknown future?
Is it my fear and anxiety that acts as a smoke-alarm to warn me of danger?
Is it my lethargy and numbness and my desire “to go back to sleep,” that I collapse in when times are fearful and scary?
Is it my old fall-back strategy? The strategy I return when I retreat to old ways, old structures of safety, old beliefs, and old attitudes?
Is it my need to blame and judge to separate from my fear of taking responsibility?
What, of my past am I using, and have always used, to keep me safe and shielded? Who are the “police” I hire to serve and protect me?
The shouts and voices of this current time are asking for their defunding. The cries and screams of the new world unfolding are demanding a different way of responding.
Defund your belief that your survival is in jeopardy; it’s not. Defund your belief that you’re alone and abandoned; you’re not. Defund your belief that you have no future, or that’s dark and foreboding; it’s not.
Amid the shouts and screaming, hear the voice of opportunity calling. Discover and awaken your strength, reclaim the authorship of your life, and acknowledge your power and courage. You and you alone, are the one who beat serves and protects you. And it’s in your ever-growing spirituality, your unfolding relationship to that which is more than you, that is, and will forever be, your light, your guide, and your shield.
You have a future, a glorious future. It’s time now to defund the past.