How Do We Remove Our Self From The Hierarchy?

The idea of the hierarchy as an injustice is becoming the focus of mainstream, and this marks a powerful moment in realisation for our collective conscious: first, that we are all participating in a construct – and then, that we’re all benefiting from the suffering of other people and things (cultures, animals, nature, the planet).

The beauty of this moment is that we’re not just waking up to this inbuilt, this utterly inherent unfairness, but that many, many of us are ready to take action to change it. We’re not just passively observing and lamenting; we’re able to cognise our place in the dynamic that brought this particular aspect of the unfairness into being – and thus to act to lessen the negative impact, and to augment the positive impact (the connectedness, the mutual respect, the symbiosis between us).

As I discuss in this podcast, removing ourselves from a hierarchy, from structures, from privileges that our lives are steeped in, must be done with myriad steps. Moving into a new, alternative way of interbeing requires a different language, a different approach, a different pace and rhythm altogether. We can’t step directly into it, but we very much CAN step methodically out of the compartmentalised, manipulative, separation, fear-tension-pain dynamic that riddles our very being.

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It’s ironically simple, pleasureful, and obvious how to do, as soon as we set the intention: the real hierarchy – the natural hierarchy of our mind-body-spirit – gives us clear directions where to go, how to proceed. We move forwards organically, spontaneously, intuitively, with our intention held in the core of us.

We’re not so much removing our Self from the hierarchy, but aligning our Self with both our own natural hierarchy, and the hierarchy of nature – which for the most part are horizontal and symbiotic, balanced and harmonious.

The concept of a pyramid hierarchical power dynamic is a one-dimensional model: it eliminates responsibility, locks us into long-term knock-on negative effects, like the disastrous consequences for everyone/ everything through the abuse of resources. And eventually it leads to the atrophying of Life itself through our psychotic, egoistic focus on immediate, surface gratification.

The reality of a fluid sharing of power, resources, energy, support – in contrast – opens up unlimited wealth, pleasure, vitality, energy, resources… because it frees our disconnection into connection – the core of what allows harmony to exist and symbiosis to evolve.

If we have one inherent privilege over nature, it’s our ability to work more consciously and collectively…. to build something ever more beautiful, harmonious, meaningful, pleasureful for all.

All we have to do, is to recognise that TRUE power is our ability in the everymoment to navigate towards the more beautiful, harmonious, meaningful, and pleasureful for all – and away from all things that are not this. THAT is our infinite power, individually and collectively.

Clare http://www.claregalloway.com

Much love to us all in our transition,
Clare

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2 thoughts on “How Do We Remove Our Self From The Hierarchy?

  1. Katie Sabry says:

    I really enjoyed this one, made even better with the accompanying cat purrs!
    Speaking of Rose water, thankfully we’ve a thriving rose and orange flower water (cottage) industry here. Village ladies still do their distilling the way their grannie’s did.
    I use it on my face morning and evening and have warm water with a dash of rose or orange water before bed.
    Since you were here organic farming has grown and thrived, Saturday is my weekly visit to two nearby villages for fabulous seasonal veggies.
    Much love to you dear Clare xxx

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  2. claregallowayartist says:

    Katie thank you ssoo much for this beautiful comment… I love hearing about your cottage industry in Cyprus – it was an aspect of what I loved about there (so exciting to hear how organics are thriving!!), and about here in s. Italy: there’s such a wealth of riches held in peoples’ minds and hearts – perhaps locked away forever if their grandkids don’t take up the dialogue… But there’s an immense global return to the natural and non-toxic, the cycles and rhythms. I’m loving being on alternative platforms like Hive where there’s active discussion all the time about plants and wildness – ❤ Much love to you xx

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