Where we know our innocent, pure wonder is free and wild and powerful. Not naive and powerless to those who want to grab, have or control It.
Where being touched for the very first time is met with appreciation and respect, and we experience this Virginal wonder again and again and again no matter our age or gender.
Imagine a world where every birth came from immaculate conception.
And then all of our concepts would be immaculate. What a concept!
And what if immaculate conception is simply saying YES. No question.
Yes by accepting the dance between the male seed meeting the female egg for creation. For two beings to say YES in the dance of flesh and spirit to create new life.
Imagine a world where the story of conception included the truth that the sperm does not penetrate the egg for a victorious WIN as if it were an entitled conqueror. And it also doesn't include the impossibly man-ipulative egg to get what she wants before opening up.
Rather the immaculate story of conception is the sperm and egg meet and greet, and only after some magical agreement they fuse together. And we accept this mystery as birthing more confusion (con=with, fusion=together) within this Divine Comedy.
Imagine a world where Virginity could never be ‘taken’ from any girl or woman.
Where this immaculate concept of a clear consenting YES was the requirement for any being to enter the great mystery of our Universe.
Imagine a world where every mother was celebrated and respected as the Mother of God.
And we knew the true meaning of Virgin is she who's married to her own spirit, not celibate.
Imagine a world where our minds automatically pictured the Black Madonna as the Virgin Mary.
And we honored our roots.
Imagine a world where we were all free of shame in our bodies because we know we were chosen. And we all belong.
Imagine a world where we can all be at home within our bodies because we know we are safe, protected and free.
Free to express the fullness of our unique being in our unique bodies without fear of judgment or violence for being simply our authentic selves. By being weird, or ‘other’.
Where we know we are all the sons, or suns, of God. Emanating our unique light.
Imagine a world where we all authorize our own ‘Story of Creation’.
Where we each contribute our own unique verse to the uni- or multi-verse. Versions and versions and versions of reality.
Imagine a world where our history was ourstory, and all the invisible voices were heard. Where all the invisible faces were seen. And our collective story was told in the most rich, faceted, complex, nuanced and beautiful tones.
Imagine a world where the Darwinian Story of Evolution was Thrival of the Fairest.
Where the story captured the truth of cooperation, clear communication and generosity as evolutionary advantages over competition, scarcity and greed.
Imagine a world where The Word came from our inner AUTHORity.
And we could read the between the lines of the NeverEnding stories.
You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
Because WE have a Dream.
So let's wake up within this shared Dream as lucid weavers.
Let's coAUTHORIZE a new Creation story that's more creative.
We embrace the CON-FUSION.
By letting go of what we thought to be true to enter a new beginning. With curiosity. A new page. But this new page will not simply be white-washed. This will be a messy, uncomfortable and often painful creative process. Just like birth.
By releasing all the old stories stored in our minds that perpetuate shame and blame and 'other'. Unlearning. Erasing the lines that divide. Clearing our lens.
By releasing all the dams of shame within our body. Rewilding our primal, creature selves.
By releasing all the fingers of blame pointing at each other. Being accountable for our own actions and slowing down to BREATHE before re-acting.
By redistributing the pens, the lens, the frames, the microphones to those who've been silenced and invisible for too long in our collective story. Specifically to those bodies who've been targeted as 'other' in our American society: differently abled bodies, native bodies, non-white bodies, young and elderly bodies, Jewish and Muslim and other non-Christian bodies, poor and working class bodies, immigrant and refugee bodies, LGBTQ bodies, and female bodies.
And for those of us who've been the loudest and most visible in our history and benefit the most from our current society to date, we listen. We unlearn. We do our own emotional work to release our guilt, our shame, our fragility so we can truly show up and be with each 'other' and see the whole story. And we combine our various, unique privileges and practice loving action throughout our confusion because we know we ALL belong.
We begin by cocreating a new, embodied language. Words that build bridges, not walls. Through compassion, through transparency. By having real conversations where we really hear each other by asking sincere questions and being open to the answers. By being authentic, vulnerable, brave. Practicing sacred reciprocity. Clear. Consent.
And we truly begin by being touched for the very first time by each 'other'.*
*When I say ‘touched’ I don't imply just the act of sex, as Madonna's lyrics might. Rather, here I mean all actions. All transactions. All interactions.
We begin by honoring every exchange of energy between every living being as if it were the first- and last- time.
Touched by each other's uniqueness, innocence, wonder, preciousness, Genius. Touched by divinity beneath all the stories. Touched by inviting in every touch with curiosity, clarity and sincerity.
Like a Virgin.
How do YOU want to coauthorize our Creation story? Please share your own lens, ideas, and unique Genius here.