noun: current; plural noun: currents
1650s, "condition of flowing," a sense now rare or obsolete, from Latin currens, present participle of currere "to run" (from PIE root *kers- "to run"). The notion of "state or fact of flowing from person to person" led to the senses "continuity in public knowledge" (1722) and "that which is current as a medium of exchange, money" (1729).
Something’s been trying to come through me. I recognize it in what I’m reading & remembering but this morning when I heard my yoga teacher say the word “current” it brought me closer.
What is this virus doing to the human population besides subtracting from it? Imagine every conscious person on the planet is having the same exact thought right now. It’s an outlandish idea, right? Yet it almost defines our current reality.
Right now, we all share a particular awareness that has never before been present. A conscious current carrying collective perception around the globe. The algorithm shifting only as the news is updated in real time, slowing and quickening our understanding between the silence and the surges.
It’s true that humans have always been this interconnected, but the channel has never been so open. The current has never been so strong.
Together, we are all experiencing an unfamiliar kind of contemplation that gets more kaleidoscopic every day. The collective awareness makes it impersonal even though we experience it on such a deeply intimate level.
This invisible yet palpable current is conducting each of us to attune to what is possible. Good or bad seems irrelevant with this level of uncertainty looming.
Over this last week I’ve been wavering between despondent and agitated with a sinking sensation, the awareness of the death toll paired with the demand to show up for my kids and make them laugh. What keeps me hopeful in the midst of it all is the potential for expansive meaningful human connection. We all have so much to gain as well as give simply from being “in this together” and letting the current take us where it will.
So, I am stuck on this idea of “the current as currency.”
I recognize that a lot of us don’t know how our financial situation is going to shake out after all this and it feels like a time to make an offering. My material income isn’t guaranteed right now, but I can continue connecting with others and staying current by offering “pay what you can” astrology readings.
If you’re curious about how a conversation about astrology might offer some insight right now, please get in touch. Any amount that’s good for you will work for me too.
These days I have one foot on the side of okay and the other dangling somewhere above nowhere near it.