Happy Winter Solstice!
Today there’s a grand conjunction that my astrologer friends tell me is all about moving into a new era, the long-awaited Age of Aquarius.
If that’s the case, then it falls to us, the Thriving Artists, the co-creators, the writers and dreamers and crafters, to offer up the new stories that will carry us forward.
I don’t know about you, but I’m weary of the dystopian fantasies that have captured our collective imagination.
Zombie apocalypse? Yawn.
Winter is coming? It’s here, baby.
We’re all gonna die! I mean, yes, we’re mortal, so that’s a thing. But it doesn’t have to be coated with a broad grey stroke of a collapsing society.
I get it – a story gets a little boring without some kind of conflict or challenge, so where are the tales of the scientists and farmers bravely responding to climate change?
The parents who are advocating for their kids to experience more inclusive, creative, liberating forms of education?
The brave humans rebelling against centuries of racism, sexism, homophobia, and all those other awful ways we humans treat each other?
Let’s tell those stories.
Today marks the arrival of winter. Now is the time when we’re in a bit of hibernation mode. Here in the creative cave, what sort of visions will you dream up?
We can be the ones who are writing the new myths that will accompany humanity on the next leg of our epic spiritual journey.
Isn’t that exciting? Perhaps even inspiring?
We have the opportunity to harness these grand cosmic energies and literally write ourselves into a new future.
The world yearns for your epic poetry, your deepest wisdom, your perspective on the authentic challenges we face.
Want to know a secret? Building a new society is actually a whole lot of fun! Or it can be, if we choose our attitude carefully.
The artists have always been those out on the frontlines of the human imagination. We get to paint our dreams, our visions, our values onto this fresh canvas.
Release your attachment to mundane dramas and old patterns. It’s time to craft our ideal society, together, story by story.
Curl right up in your cozy cave and dream up a faery tale to inspire the generations to follow. You’ve got this!
Join a community of Thriving Artists who are doing this very work, right over here.