Musings.. Aquarian Age?

August 12, 2009

I’ve been observing stuff and have a bunch of questions in my head with no clear answers.  So here are the ponderings, and perhaps someone out there can add some thoughts which will make things come clear to me.

What I’ve noticed is how very many people I encounter have something to offer—wisdom through experience, teachings, techniques for life, and even land and property, a home, etc.   Me too.   People tell me about the class they are teaching, the land they want to turn into an intentional living community (kinda upscale adult version of what we used to call communes… but this time thought through a bit more).   Everyone wants others to come to THEM for wisdom, community, etc., and at the same time these folks aren’t wanting to go somewhere else.

There’s a Leo/Aquarius polarity here:  Leo is the king, the leader.   Aquarius is the coordinator, the community itself.   People are coming up with Aquarian goals but wanting to be the Leo personality.  (Leos love having company more than Being company.)   There’s another polarity here, which is about giving and receiving.  Everyone is offering something, everyone resists receiving what others offer.  (Obviously I’m exaggerating.)

I can’t begin to tell you how many friends and clients tell me they want to open some kind of wisdom/learning “center”.   They aren’t telling me they want to work at a center someone else is running.   Of course, if someone were to offer…

What interests me here is the upswelling of wanting to share meaningfulness.   If a certain way of looking at life has helped you, it’s great to want to share it.   This is really a nice thing.   I also wonder if more and more people now are actually getting great insight, so these wisdom experiences may not be as rare as they once were.  I don’t know.   I’ve surely been hearing more about them, and more frequently, each year.

I guess at some level I’m hoping that those of us with something to share would think in terms of coming together, so it’s not MY wisdom/healing center, or YOUR wisdom/healing center, but instead is an organic tide of sharing.   I don’t know how to help this tide to rise.   The skills necessary for running a business are not the same skills as those of a person seeking to share his or her wisdom or healing skills, and even if one person had all the requisite skills, taking time to run a business takes time away from sharing one’s wisdom.

At one level, it may be the “too many chiefs and not enough indians” syndrome, though I don’t believe that.   I think I may be running into more chiefs than indians.   And every chief will attract a different “tribe”.

OK… those are things I’m thinking about.   Love to hear from others here.

Comments

2 Responses to “Musings.. Aquarian Age?”

  1. Richard Kobilansky on August 15th, 2009 9:33 pm

    Anne, awesome writing! I would like to take a stab at explaining this phenomenon of wanting to pass on your information gained. In one way there is a pompous arrogance I noticed with the American people after going overseas to serve my country. With this arrogance (we are better than everyone else) we have been taught that knowledge is power. With that said using Mazlov’s hierarchy of needs those that have almost reached self actualization want to turn their experiences into an enter-prize. Why can’t the knowledge and insight be discussed in a group with like minded individuals to discuss/debate and disseminate to the masses? You can’t make money by giving information away…… 🙂 Anne I’m curious how much those who sat with Socrates and learned had to pay for his wisdom. If it was only the travel and lodging cost to and from then maybe that would account however, with so many professing such infinite wisdom It would be good to get them all together to identify the frauds and move on to more pressing discussions that be will man/woman as a whole.

  2. admin on August 21st, 2009 7:43 pm

    Thank you so much for both the comment and the content.

    I’m glad you mentioned Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. We get a bit uppity here in the land of abundance, somehow expecting those at the hand-to-mouth survival level to be appreciative of meaning. So I learn to appreciate the Habitat workers as much as the preachers (at least as much as the uplifting preachers of light… the rest oughtta go build houses).

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