“... everyone who comes into contact with a child is a teacher who incessantly describes the world to him, until the moment when the child is capable of perceiving the world as it is described. According to Don Juan, we have no memory of that portentous moment, simply because none of us could possibly have had any point of reference to compare it to anything else. From that moment on, however, the child is a member. He knows the description of the world; and his membership becomes full fledged, I suppose, when he is capable of making all the proper perceptual interpretations which, by conforming to that description, validate it ...”
Carlos Castaneda

Journey to Ixtlan

Earth’s Contractions


Another jewel from Charles Eisenstein’s Sacred Economics

“It is, for example, a positive feedback cascade of self-reinforcing, self-augmenting hormones that triggers the childbirth process. Childbirth labor is unsustainable–it would kill the mother if it continued too long–but once its goal is accomplished, the mother returns to homeostasis. Positive feedback phases take an organism or ecosystem from an old steady-state phase to a new one.

… Positive feedback processes always hit limits. Earth’s contractions intensify only up to a point–then a baby is born. What we see with alarm as an exponential growth curve is actually part of a phase transition curve.”

Not all births end with life (of mother and/or child). The more prepared, for the unknown intensity of birth, a mother arrives at birth the more likely she is to absorb the intensity and make a transition into the unknown.

In a similar way, the more prepared we are for the inevitable coming transition that will follow the peak of exponential economic growth, the more likely we are to make the transition into the unknown future that awaits us. From our current perspective there is a growing global community of beautiful people doing beautiful things … creating, demonstrating and sharing change and ultimately, readiness. Readiness both expedites and softens the transition.

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