A few weeks back I felt trapped in this system. It was as if I was stuck between two invisible sheets of glass.
One being my thoughts that were heavily influenced by the patriarchy and the other being the expectations of society. Unable to breathe deeply just stuck in this human experience, squished to the point that I could only watch what was happening around me.
It will come as no surprise to you that this system that we live in was never designed for us to win.
40 hour working weeks, mortgages, loans, and all the things in between. Sometimes it can feel as if it is impossible to get off of this consumer-driven hamster wheel.
I've been there, stuck in that place feeling hopeless, and I undoubtedly will revisit a similar place again at some point in this human journey.
As cyclical beings, we often feel stuck with the expectations of society. And from what I have seen around coming around the corner this is only going to become more clear to the mainstream society over the next few years. This is not working. The system is broken from the banks to education. It never worked, the truth is we got a little bit lost; but as our consciousness and awareness upgrades, it is becoming more and more apparent that many changes are needed.
You'll find more souls searching for off-grid living, new communities appearing and the basics are slowly returning to popularity, From growing our own fruit and veg, foraging, and even traditional trades such as whittling and natural clothing.
I'm not suggesting we go back in time to living in mud huts, however, I am feeling the pull that we need to return to a more balanced community type style of living rather than this striving for 'success', working ourselves to the bone routine that we have been born into and encouraged to follow.
I was deep in that space last month...so deep I wasnt sure the little changes would help me.
During this time I was talking to my dearest friend around this time. And she said something so simple yet it hit me so deeply I've been carrying it in the pocket of my dungarees ever since.
She said 'Stop Asking Permission.
At that moment I realised she wasn't talking about the land or healing. (Permission is always needed for this) She was talking about life as a whole. Stop asking permission to do things differently. Stop asking for others to provide another path for you to walk if the one you are walking on doesn't feel right, then you must create a new path yourself.
Create new ways to work.
Lead new projects in alignment with a new way of thinking.
Build new communities off of social media.
Learn valuable skills that we are encouraged to forget.
Stop expecting someone else to hand you a permission slip to break the glass wall in front of you. There is no slip of permission coming in the mail.
I totally get that some people won't understand and you don't need their permission either.
Society may or may catch up eventually. I hope for humanity's sake it does. However, you cannot always wait around for someone else to lead.
Do what feels good to your soul today. Follow the things that make you feel calm and warm.
There are many paths waiting to be explored and created. Choose one that feels good for you, break free from anything that doesn't.
Yes, it really is that simple. Cx
Charlie Edwards - Light Code Weaver - Land Healer - Wisht Witch