Emergence, by Ann Beeching ©We’Moon 2009,
At the Crossroads
What does “prosperity” mean when we, as a civilization, are engaged in what can only be seen as a sustained effort to destroy ourselves and our habitat? That is the question I think needs to be asked.
— James French, guest essayist, The Wild Hunt
As we’re grappling with how we are going to thrive as artists, moving beyond the narrow-minded, limiting myths of the old survival mentality, it is clear that part of our creative work is to heal and restore the definition of wealth and prosperity.
As the sons and daughters of the Earth, we know that acquisition without honoring the Air, the Water, the Energy, and the Earth Herself is not prosperity at all; it is disease and corruption. It is gilded poverty.
I love the experiences that you have been sharing here: that you are noticing that prosperity is not always about spending cash, but sharing a smile. That it is true wealth when you can address the spirit within your client or patient, while also attending to their physical needs. That the neediness quiets significantly when you are beading, drawing, dancing.
You have already discovered the real “Secret” to having wealth and abundance. It is not a matter of how clearly you can visualize yourself rolling in dough. It is about creating and sharing.
When we switch from the survival, dog-eat-dog, gotta get mine paradigm to the way Mama Gaia actually bestows Her abundance, in thriving, our entire framework shifts. We blossom, we expand, we share our unique beauty. We feel, revel in and celebrate our own most intimate personal power. We move away from fear, and live in passion. In this deep opening up, we give and so are able to receive.
Prosperity guru David Neagle (who frankly is a little over the top for my taste) is still exactly right when he explains that we thrive when we give to our world. We are then repaid in kind by the Universe.
He writes, “Thrivers are filled with purpose that springs forth from the true desire in their hearts. They can’t help but give the very best of themselves in useful service each day. It is always a pleasure to be around these people because they give their best to everyone. The universe (by law) must reward what they put out. Everything you give, whether it’s good or bad, comes back by Law. You reap what you sow.”
Whether you want to blame it on the Pluto in Capricorn transformation, the turn of the New Age, or just the economic revolution, each one of us is a pioneer on the edge of this defining moment. We are the ones who will reclaim what is sacred about wealth. We will create a new, sustainable, holistic prosperity.
We are the artists who will envision, paint, dance, heal, sculpt, sing, and write the maps for those who follow. We are the small, quick, independent mammals that are adapting to and embracing the changes around us, while one by one the dinosaurs of the past millennium topple.
I believe this with all of my heart: The more authentically you live your truth, share your core beauty, and act upon your magnificent wild dreams, the better your life is going to be, and the better the world around you will become. And we will all be the richer for it.