So it was voters day in Greece and the world's financial markets were hanging by a thread. It was the very day that a US tightrope walker inched his way across the Niagra falls. Don't you just love the synchronicity! As it happens, despite tiredness, mist and slippery wetness, the Greeks too crossed a tightrope and voted this time for more EU austerity bail-out money. Maybe they'll make it for a while, supported by a new 'bank'. But surely, there comes a time when you just have to surrender and dive into the flow...
I know in the world of spirituality economics is not always 'sexy', it's not been the most popular material we've featured on Openhandweb. Yet for me, I find it fascinating, enthralling even. Why? Because it represents the physical 'out-picturing' - the manifestation - of where the group Human consciousness currently is...
- It's like a bell-weather on a boat, the canary in the coal-mine.
Many people are complaining about 'the system', yet society is simply the creation of our inner configuration of consciousness. To me, Greece is such an important metaphor because of it's ancient representation of everything that the so called 'civilised' world stands for.
- So what is the election result telling us?
To me it says that right now society is teetering on a tight rope. The Greek economy represents just 4% of the world's economy, yet markets across the world were poised, hanging on every vote, keyboards ready to crackle should the unthinkable finally happen.
- And what is the unthinkable?
It is that people will finally wake up in sufficient numbers to throw out the system of control that blinds them from the truth. This of course is just what the Icelanders did in 2008 when they rejected decades of punishing central bank loans, kicked the government into touch and created their own constitution.
Prepare to be patient
In a way then, this morning, my heart is a little heavy and sad that the Greeks didn't follow suit and that the status quo will be supported a while longer at least. But I also know that Rome wasn't unbuilt in a day! I'm prepared to be patient. Humanity has waited for thousands of years to throw off the shackles of Opposing Consciousness.
Right now the Greek election says humanity is finally balanced, hanging precariously above the flow, right on the edge, clinging to the last gasp tight rope. But there will come a time, in the not-too-distant-future when tired limbs fail and the heart takes over, diving people into the realigning torrent.
It feels like I've been waiting a long time for this. We are close. Very close. And I'm prepared to be patient!