I've found myself drawn to the Jurassic Park theme music often in the last few years. Aside from it being a truly beautiful piece of music (especially if you know the original film), it seems to hold so many reflections for me to learn from.
The Raptor consciousness of excess consumption and dominance is still huge in our world right now. Society continues to consume a huge amount of resources even while talking about the importance of climate change. And this energy has been around for so long, I doubt that it will leave the planet easily.
So, is it any wonder that its so familiar? I observe many spiritual people who view the raptor consciousness almost as being evil and something to really fight against. And even those who make an effort to work with the energy to transcend, how many notice this: This energy has made us comfortable, given us a feeling of power and has been behind some truly beautiful creations such as many of the man made landscapes in our world and of course the Dinosaurs. Although this is all distorted can we all recognize the beautiful truth behind the energy?
I must admit, although my soul yearns to transcend these energies completely, it does come with a sense of grief as well. To say goodbye to this energy that has been so comfortable and familiar for so long. And it will be different for everyone. For me its particularly associated with over-consumption of food and that wolf-pack energy in team sports - the competitive desire to win.
And I think this is beautifully depicted in the Original Jurassic Park film by the Character John Hammond played by Richard Attenborough. He has a fantastic vision of creation and puts his soul into it, but overseas the amount of consumption that goes into creating it. His favourite line is "We spared no expense!" And his creation is beautiful. Who can forget the scene with the Brachiosaurus or the Tricerotops, or even the magesty of the T-rex on the hunt. But this consumptive energy can't last and eventually destroys itself. The films protagonists escape. And in the final scenes you can really sense the disbelief and beginning of grief in John Hammond as he has to say goodbye to his lifes work.
Its interesting though this energy hangs around as the aligned truth behind it is never fully realised. Hence all the sequels ;)
So, can we accept that this energy is distorted while also acknowledging the beauty and familiarity of it? Can we recognise the aligned truth behind the energy in order to transcend it? That of co-creation where neither side is exploited, that of personal power and the will to carry out these creations?
Here's the theme tune. It has brought me to tears before. You can even recognise the process of the creation and the beauty, followed by the fall and the grief:
0:00 - The idea. What could I create?
1:00 - beginning to realise the vision.
2:00 - Pride in your creation. Ignoring the consumptiveness. Showing off
3:20 - The beauty of the creation
4:30 - The expression of the creation - Magnificence, power, dominance but somehow a beauty in all that.
6:00 - Power - but it cannot last
6:35 - Saying goodbye, grief.
7:15 - The underlying energy is still there.