Recently it was being claimed that the reason why period dramas like “Downton Abbey” were such a success was that in these times of global turmoil and uncertainty people were turning to the old and familiar, complete with rank and hierarchy, as reminders of the cosy, simple, solid and stable. In a time of major, perhaps even unprecedented change, people look for stability.
Apart from an uneasy twinge of a reminder of the appeal of fascism at about the same time as these dramas, with its appeal to “order and hierarchy” as against the economic and social turmoil of that time, it raises an interesting question about how people respond to change and uncertainty.
We don’t like confusion and flux, particularly when our own economic futures are at stake. So we revert in our thinking back to what we know, even if it’s in the past. The function of fear is to enlarge the sense of danger and exaggerate more the issues on the downside. All we can see are problems and potential threat.
Yet if we could step aside from all this, it might appear that a new situation is emerging, which we are blinded from, where we have new advantages for ourselves. The elements of the new situation are there, in their ingredients, but they haven’t yet come together in a form that we can see as useful. We can visualise it and imagine it, which of course is a powerful part of manifestation. But, until it happens, we need faith. And, according to the Law of Attraction, we also need to get out of the way, let go and let it happen. If we worry about it, we hold it up. Pure and simple.
Just hard to do.
So it needs practice, working on, and managing the mind which keeps going off on one.
It is hard to get that things are constantly changing, everything is impermanent. Sometimes it’s imperceptible, sometimes it’s obvious. The way humans operate, we cling to the old when in terms of transition we need to let go, allow the state of confusion to occur and trust that clarity and a breakthrough are about to happen. This “in-between” state is crucial. It is actually highly creative, when people innovate, get hold of all sorts of new ideas and start preparing for the future.
So, if this resonates for you, start working on your new ideas for the next stage of your life – and let go and trust! Remember, it’s work in progress.