And it’s only Alban Eiler.
Maybe it’s the turning online of the Large Hadron Collider, with all it’s oh-gods-we’re-all-gonna-die connotations, or the ongoing collapse of the climate, or the sudden collapse of the worldwide economy (yes, I believe it’s come to that, cover up like a cat on a rug though we may) – whatever, there’s this huge pervasive feeling of total connection to all that is.
I woke up this morning feeling bathed in universal agape. It’s as though I’ve spread, like an amoeba, throughout the multiverse and can feel every little pull and tug on the web. Or expanded like a light wave, encompassing the All within my skin.
When something collapses, it tends to leave a space into which rushes all sorts of things we never noticed before. Faith in our leadership has collapsed along with geological and financial systems. Faith in our monolithic religions, too, is failing fast. I can feel this. What rushes in to fill the vacuum? It’s too early to see its full shape and substance, but it feels like paradigm shift.
And not, as I noted previously, a damn minute too soon.