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.

podcast on removing our self from the hierarchy

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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improving our immune system

This is a blogcast around what we can do to better our immune systems; a holistic view of the current drama unfolding around the corona virus.

This is the first time that human culture is experiencing a wide-spread infectious disease and reacting to it in such a collectively intimate way. Which is powerfully metaphorical, in that our immune system also has a collective intimacy to it: we have a collective well-being, in how we are interconnected and interdependent as families, as communities, and globally.

So what can we do to build a strong foundation of vitality, so as to deal with – not only the virus, should it visit us, but – the multi-levels of challenge that come with lock-downs, quarantining, the extensive fear-based tension and reactivity that is going on around us?

It’s vital that we recognise, fear negatively impacts the immune system – as do myriad other aspects of a ‘normal’ modern life.

Fortunately, this challenging time also brings many riches – if we’re willing to relax into them – starting with this gift of slowing down, stopping, looking deeper, getting a more full perspective.

Now is a rare opportunity to actually take stock; to think about what we’re doing to ourselves, to each other, in the world. This could very possibly bring about a massive awakening of consciousness, as we realise what our individual and collective health (or lack of it) tells us.

For example, many of us are realising that mainstream and conventional medicine don’t have the answers, and in fact might be causing more problems than they’re resolving…

It’s an intense transition to make, from having trusted a particular approach to understanding and treating our bodies, and believing in the structures, institutions and funding streams that support that approach. It takes huge courage and effort to change our collective direction on such a fundamental level.

Our ability to adapt and evolve, to move through the world whilst breathing it in, digesting it, breathing it out… our very ability to survive has a great deal to do with our immunity, which is essentially our very relationship with all things.

The course mentioned in the video is my beautiful Low Budget Millionaire – enrolling now – see more here.

So much blessed love and beauty to you today,

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