Amusement, Fear, and Consciousness ©2017 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC
I've been telling groups that as Consciousness we're amused by Donald Trump and I'm afraid I'm going to get stoned by an angry mob afterwards.
I totally get it. Because at one level, there's nothing funny about the destruction happening to our country, our healthcare, our national parks, our national security, women's rights, people of color, lbgtq, I could go on and on.
It's infuriating, and it's terrifying.
At that same level, it's become so bizarro world in the news, the only response is hysterical laughter.
The amusement I'm talking about isn't that kind of laughter. But nor is it 'let them eat cake' kind of laughter, either. It's not flippant, it's not denial.
Consciousness amusement is expansive, like the sky, like the ocean. It's embracing and encompassing. It's neutrality and compassion at the same time.
I'll confess that I couldn't have written these words a few months ago. I was too enraged. I did not like the parallel universe I found myself in on November 9th. And it shook my confidence about the work that I do.
You know the reactions, fight, freeze, or flight? I had the first two while wishing for the third one. Fighting is my way of not getting paralyzed by fear.
Fear is a body emotion, bodies take everything seriously, bodies aren't going to make it out of this lifetime alive. Bodies feel the impact of the news.
We're not neglecting or abandoning our bodies by allowing amusement, by relaxing in. It's allowing Consciousness to be more present in physical form. Bodies find this comforting. (Because, hey, a body without Consciousness is dead).
So back to amusement. I know we're collectively coming through this, that we're surfacing to a new level, because these words are being written.
As Consciousness you exist both in this physical world, and outside of it. The greater part of you exists outside of time and space. The viewpoint is more than the bigger picture of your individual life and this point on your timeline. The greater part of you sees all lifetimes and all possibilities.
If you could take your life as it is now and hold it in this bigger context, what would that be like for you?
If you knew that nothing was ever lost, including loved ones, what would that be like for you?
If the story of your life had infinite possible plot twists available to you, what would that be like?
Consciousness' experience of this world is appreciation, joy, wonder. Amusement, because it experiences no loss. Amusement, because it takes nothing seriously (not to be confused with disrespect or disregard).
Over the months, a lot of spiritual people have said the only antidote to what's happening is love, to send Donald Trump love. I couldn't do that from the space I was in before.
Now, I can see how.
As Consciousness, you love this world as it is your creation, your playground, your fishtank, your children, your physical home, your plants, your pets. There is loving neutrality with the world and with how storylines unfold.
And, I firmly believe, no, I know because I see it happening, that as greater Consciousness comes into form, as we're so strongly experiencing now, that things can change quickly (sometimes in an instant).
The current story can be reversed or rewritten at any moment.
(I'm writing this on a Tuesday, to be published on Friday, so I'm very curious to see what unfolds by then).
Just as people radiating love into the world have impact (as much impact as phoning Congress and marching), so does allowing yourself to be amused. It's an avenue for greater Consciousness.
There's room for all responses, as they work on different vibratory levels.
Notice if, in the midst of the onslaught of news, you have glimmers of amusement. That's the greater You breaking through.
Relax into those glimmers and watch them expand into your life.
Play with this and see what happens!