Playful otters have come to remind us that all manifestations are as temporary as a flowing river. Water conforms to whatever container it’s poured into, but water will also rapidly reform the container given the opportunity. Once a dream, thought or idea is born into physical matter, decay and degradation begin almost immediately. Just a glance at the state of our infrastructure around here underscores the fact that maintenance energy is just as important as manifestation energy, if not more so.
But there’s also no need to bemoan the crumbling, melting forms that we once brought into being, or to shore up relics that have passed being useful. The dream world and the solid world are equally ephemeral. Perhaps the antidote to a society full of garbage, broken systems and out-of-step institutions is to keep the built world small, temporary, uncomplicated and receptive to constant reformation based on needs that arise.
Maybe our purpose as human beings isn’t to build and grow an artificial world, but to play in the stream of consciousness, manifest what we need in the moment and then release it back into dreamland.
(Deck: Sacred Forest Oracle by Denise Linn)