By Stephen Cocconi © 2016
Preface: It has taken some time for me to compose this piece. I’ve had to confront aspects of culpability, hopelessness, arrogance and Pollyanna idealism which (or witch) brewed within me as a deceptive palliative for coping with the fears I see in the world, and how they commingle with those in my world. This exploration has been personally poignant, forcibly as cleansing as a delousing, and yet instructive as to the ways I/we must begin to recast attitudes and expand our awareness to create the next phase of collective reality. As an Old Soul, I feel the terror of a world closing in around me. An increase in economic insecurity is inevitable, and I am amongst the 90% of the population who has only minuscule influence on a system that apportions it. Many will relate to this last statement. But in my/your Soloverse (link), the space of Being within, I may decide to succumb to fear or learn to establish safety in my own psyche. From this point forward, that is where my/your first power is to be found.