Liz Andra Shaw

Journey into the Creative Mind of a Writing Reader

The Story of the People

September 7th, 2016
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Every culture has a Story of the People to give meaning to the world. Part conscious and part unconscious, it consists of a matrix of agreements, narratives, and symbols that tell us why we are here, where we are headed, what is important, and even what is real. I think we are entering a new phase in the dissolution of our Story of the People, and therefore, with some lag time, of the edifice of civilization built on top of it….

But the new mythos has not yet emerged. We will abide for a time in the space between stories. Those of you who have been through it on a personal level know that it is a very precious – some might say sacred – time. Then we are in touch with the real. Each disaster lays bare the real underneath our stories. The terror of a child, the grief of a mother, the honesty of not knowing why. In such moments we discover our humanity. We come to each other’s aid, human to human. We take care of each other. That’s what keeps happening every time there is a calamity, before the beliefs, the ideologies, the politics take over again.

How can we prepare? We cannot prepare. But we are being prepared.

Charles Eisenstein


Thank you to Bruce Potter on Flickr for the photo of Vishnu and alla’ them from the Hindi creation myths.

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Liz Andra Shaw

Journey into the Creative Mind of a Writing Reader