Mystery or Chaos ?
Uncertainty seems like a word with a lot of negative energy right now. Everyone longs for something familiar but not the inside of their house or the people they've been quarantined with for the past couple months.
Many are talking about the disruption to the economy and healthcare and social interactions. One pattern that intrigues me is the disruption of the plague that preceded the era of the Renaissance. I found this online:
The Black Death marked an end of an era in Italy, its impact was profound, and it resulted in wide-ranging social, economic, cultural and religious changes. These changes, directly and indirectly, led to the emergence of the Renaissance, one of the greatest epochs for art, architecture, and literature in human history.
Mystery reveals clues. Mystery allows us to explore possibilities. Mystery does require us to come with an open mind, a sense of curiosity and a willingness to discern what to pay attention to and what not to pay attention to. Mystery is not certain. Webster says a mystery is difficult to understand or explain.
Chaos, on the other hand, Webster says is
the inherent unpredictability in the behavior of a complex natural system. Most of us resist the idea of chaos. But what are we really resisting?
What if we let go of the positive or negative energy we generate around the language choices and simply allowed a time of uncertainty to open us up to new possibilities? What if, out of the disruption we are experiencing, a new renaissance period is emerging? What if we claimed the power of co-creation and set some intentions around the direction we desire our lives to move in?
Like it or not, all of us are living in some elements of uncertainty right now. I cannot find an exact quote attribution but I am living into this right now: When nothing is certain, everything is possible.
God, the divine allness of the isness, is in the midst of us, these conditions and the path unfolding. Be well. Be kind. Stay centered. Reverend Joy