We were made for these times

Steven DaLauz
Artwork by Steven DaLuz
Steven DaLauz

Artwork by Steven DaLuz

‘Do not lose heart. We were made for these times.’ – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

With everything that has been happening around the world of late I’ve been in a bit of a self-prescribed cocoon the past couple of months. After some considerable inquiry I can say that it is not because I am in denial. Rather, it is because the guidance I have been receiving (perhaps you have too) has been to drop our roots even deeper, to open our hearts even more courageously and keep showing up with devotion to being the light. In a way this means business as usual, in another way it is much more than that.

Do not let the chaos and uncertainty and cruelty of recent times knock you off course. Instead, keep showing up to your devotional practice, keep finding ways for your heart to stay open, keep praying to be used as a channel, keep following the things that light you up, keep being discerning about what you consume, keep seeing the spirit in all people (especially the ‘other’), keep lighting up your corner of the world. What you do matters. Your prayers, your light, your love, your work, your compassion, your devotion, matters. This is not to say that we turn a blind eye on the darkness that exists. Rather to choose the light in the midst of seeming darkness.

This age we are living in has been prophesized by the mystics and sages of all the ages. The Mayans called it the New Dawn; Yogi Bhajan called it the Aquarian Age. I call it The Age of Light. And you decided to incarnate right in the middle of it.

Many of us have been ushering in this new age for lifetimes. Change makers, visionaries, priestesses, sages, wise women, wild women, witches, artists and healers of times past. This is the time we incarnated for. And I believe, we are much closer than we think.

Now is not the time to waver, now is the time to do the work. To commit to your devotional practice and light work and self healing like never before. To notice what is rising in you and what is falling away. To not banish the shadow, rather offer it up to the light. Over and over and over again.

In order to light up the world we must first turn on our own inner light. In order to heal the world around us we must first heal ourselves. In order to soothe the separation in the world, we must heal the separation we feel within ourselves. In order to heal from the past 5000 years of patriarchy we must heal the patriarchy that exists within ourselves. In order to create heaven on Earth we must first find heaven within our own Earth (our body). In order to birth a new age, we must first birth ourselves. And we are, birthing ourselves, every moment of every day.

Our role as light workers is not to be the electricity, it is to be the light. To show up and be the light over and over and over again.

I believe the shift so many of us came here to make IS HAPPENING. It may not be happening at the speed at which we would like, but in my experience, lasting change never does. This work is not easy. It’s why not everyone does it. But you are not everyone.

Do not let these times knock you off course. Now is the time to commit. To dig deep. To root ourselves in devotion. To find a way to open our heart despite what is unfolding around and within us. To embrace the ‘other’. To anchor and weave the light in whatever corner of the world we find ourselves in. What you do matters. Keep showing up and doing the work. Over and over and over again. These are the times we incarnated for.

I love you, and us and all of this.