How to Stay Sane in an Insane World

Insanity. Madness. Chaos.

We see people grasping for a sense of normalcy and all too often acting out from their shadows of fear, ignorance and intolerance.

We’ve certainly called our world insane before this year but now we have such a stark contrast of reality that we can see what true chaos looks like in a way that makes us pine for days of old.

Oh how we took travel for granted (and freedom in general) as well as the small things like our ability to hug another human being.

Now our weeks are often filled with uncertainty because the shit show we are living in doesn’t seem to have leaders who can guide us out of it.

And without direction, we are left floundering desperately wishing and praying that anyone with the smallest amount of insight and capability will step up to take the helm. (No Kayne West…that doesn’t mean you.)

I often find myself shaking my head as though I’m trapped in a bad dream or parallel universe that I can’t escape.

Of course this starts to take a toll on our mental and emotional health, dropping us quickly into feelings of powerlessness.

As the Homeland Security public awareness slogan goes “If you see something, say something.”  Well we are all screaming at the top of our lungs…”we see something, we see something!!!”

There is a cliff up ahead and we are driving towards it!

But our screams fall on deaf, ignorant ears.

Institutions have their own back sides to look out for and profits continue to rule.

Government seems to be less ‘of the people, by the people, for the people’ as Mr. Lincoln originally envisioned.

However, from the higher perspective of everything unfolding in Divine order, our current events are synchronistically guiding us to return to our inner sense of authority as we navigate this collective shift rife with discord and chaos, challenge and uncertainty.

Authority, as in becoming the authors of our own story without us needing to ask others for permission on how we live.

Authority as in listening to our own guidance system that is always speaking to us if we can quiet our minds long enough to hear the gentle whispers.

 “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” Deepak Chopra

Learning to listen to this voice requires that we develop a deep sense of trust in ourselves. I wrote a blog post about Self Trust several years ago that you can read here.

Some of the reason we have given our power over to others in the establishments of religion, education, medicine and government is because we’ve been taught to NOT trust our own voice as part of an indoctrination that’s been thousands of years in the making.

We have too easily handed power and responsibility over to others who don’t have a genuine interest in our wellbeing, despite their hollow words to the contrary. (The spellcasting continues today as our politicians promise that everything is amazing even as parts of society collapse all around us.”)

The insanity has never been so clear!

If this doesn’t wake us up to becoming sovereign beings, I honestly don’t know what will?

In addition to anchoring into our own sense of authority, two other pillars will keep us sane during this transformational time:  Community and Personal Vision.

The path to harmony often includes chaos. Similar to doing renovations on a house, we can’t bring in the new without destroying the old.  We want it to be clean and neat but that’s not how physical laws work.

With an understanding of chaos as part of the process, it can be helpful to have a Community who shares similar values and focus.

Now is not the time to be an island.  While we can fantasize about relocating to one – coming together to share our struggles and concerns can help buoy us up during the storm.

It is super easy right now to get lost at sea with the level of noise and undercurrent in the collective field.

Having community anchors us into something larger then ourselves, our story and our challenges which ultimately gives us perspective.

The final pillar to keep us sane during this time is having a Personal Vision.

I’m currently working on where I want to be in 1 year, 3 years and 5 years out.

Time moves like the speed of light and all too soon we will be living what we now refer to as, the future.

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F Kennedy

I’m taking action in August on something I want to create five years from now (literally).

The physical world takes planning and action to generate momentum.  Hopes, dreams and wishes will never get us where we want to go without grounded daily action towards their fulfillment.

I’m amazed at how many people don’t have a personal vision for their life and they let the whimsical winds blow them every which way.

I said to a friend earlier today, I don’t want to be wandering the desert aimlessly for 40 years covering the same circular path over and over and over.  I want to climb the summit with clear indications that I’m actually making progress towards my personal vision.

A personal vision grounds us. It serves as a guiding compass for the direction we are moving in. If we never entered a destination on our GPS, how would we know we arrived?

While humanity moves through a much needed but stressful reconfiguration – there are ways for us to stay sane in an insane world.

 “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”  – Helen Keller

If you need assistance with listening to your inner authority, finding community that supports you or setting a personal vision – reach out for a discovery session.

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