Chaos

Order is an illusion. We think we create order through laws and regulations. Do we really have order? Where is the order? It is pretense. The only order in the cosmos is chaos. Chaos is Order.

Chaos is not the same as anarchy. It is the nature of life to be chaotic, or to change, to rotate, spin, move, expand and contract which creates what feels like chaos. The only way to have order is to have no change. Change creates what feels like chaos inevitably. The status quo does not exist except in each moment of time. However, as soon as the next moment manifests, the old status quo is no more; therefore, there can be no such event as unchange. It is only a word that stands for an idea or a belief in stasis. It is a concept that humans have been trying to bring into reality for eons. But the only order is change, i.e., chaos. Chaos results from the resistance to change. The resistance tries to prevent change from occurring resulting in what we call chaos.

We keep trying to create order. All we have to do is embrace change rather than try to resist or control it. We even call it “managed change,” which is also an illusion. Change cannot be controlled or managed. It just is. Another word for it might be evolution, but that word is emotionally charged since there are many people in denial about its truth.

Life is an experience. That’s all. Or we could say it is a series of experiences none of which can be locked in place or time by any number of rules, regulations, or belief systems.

At the moment there is great chaos on our planet. There is great change and much resistance to it. In the United States we elected a very different kind of president. Now we fear that change. We might say there is buyer’s remorse. We fear change. We try to reverse it when it happens. Of course, we cannot reverse it. Not matter how hard we try to undo change, we will not succeed for it is inevitable and irrevocable. We can determine our own personal response to change. We can accept it with ease and grace, or we can react with fear and resistance. We can choose to expend a great deal of energy trying to resist.

We are in the midst of another “great depression” though we wish to soften the blow by calling it a “recession.” Recession sounds better than depression, doesn’t it?

And we are trying to apply 1930’s solutions to a 21st Century experience. What worked then and what worked more or less since then will not and cannot work now. We must let go of our old ideas and create new solutions for current experiences but we cannot do that while clinging to old beliefs. Current situations call for current resolutions. All “problems” seek resolution and resolution is created when we are willing to let go of preconceived ideas and beliefs.

We can experiment all we want with old resolutions. No problem. Eventually, though, we will see clearly that the old ways do not work anymore.

The Universe is embarking upon a new adventure with us. This new time on Earth is one in which we will in our lifetime see vast changes. Chaos will continue to be prevalent for with change comes chaos. The greater the change the greater the chaos because we humans tend to resist change. We have come to believe that chaos is bad but if we look we can see that change and chaos have always played a role in our world.

Since that great chaotic even in which we left the comfort of the original dream of All That Is and crossed into a new era, we have experienced change and chaos. As I said earlier, we create illusions of order, but that is our way of trying to manage chaos. Chaos is necessary and therefore appropriate, even though we do not always see it as such. Acceptance of chaos is ease and grace. Living with chaos instead of against chaos is a more orderly way. It is ironic perhaps even humorous that living with chaos brings order. It is when we resist change and fight for order that brings us the most dis-ease.

I wish to emphasize that the easiest response to chaos is acceptance. We have beliefs that suggest that chaos is bad and order is good. That is old world dualism. When chaos is accepted as natural flow of life, it carries within itself order. We might say that the Omniverse is orderly chaos. As has been said, the only constant is change. But change brings chaos from the human perspective for change challenges the human belief systems which we established and continue to attempt to preserving a status quo. I have noticed preserving the status quo is an impossibility.

Time and time again, each generation has attempted to preserve themselves through beliefs, dogma, laws, rules and regulations. Humans have always tried to “preserve the way of life” whatever is was deemed to be. These attempts have always and inevitable collapse or evolve into something else that we convince ourselves as the same. A great and glaring example is in religious beliefs. We even refer to “old time religions.” Which one would that be I wonder? Christianity? Buddhism? Judaism? Hinduism? Islam? And these are not really all that old so which one is the “old time religion?”

We fool ourselves into believing in the “truth of our convictions.” It is an attempt to preserve status quo in an illusory way. And so eventually over time the illusions break down opening our awareness to the truth of chaos. Change always bring some degree of chaos. The deeper the change, the great the chaos.

The greater the resistance through trying to preserve the old ways merely intensifies the chaos. Until we discover that chaos is not bad nor is it great. It is merely natural. Once we allow this truth to inform our lives, we then discover the ease and grace that we naturally have within us.

What I’m saying is Chaos is natural. It is life itself. It is change. Of course, for humans the word itself is fraught with negativity, but we can shift our angle of view and see chaos for what it simply is. Once we change our view, we see clearly that change and chaos is nothing to fear, resist, or avoid.

It is unavoidable, but we can fight it or accept it. The choice is ours.

I Am Adahm.

  1. Amy’s avatar

    You see I knew “Wakan Tanka” was SO familiar to me I had read that poem a full year before coming to know TNG, as you say “great minds….”

  2. Amy’s avatar

    We have seem to come around this way yet again.
    As in “Dare to Discover” podcast Chaos is indeed mentioned as it relates to change.
    This further definition by Spireman for the forging ahead in midst of varying
    degrees of choice, by those otherwise enlightened humans, he attempts to
    give additional credence to the one constant in this universe and that is the concept of Chaos.
    By definition is also “change”, integration is imenient. Change cannot be denied, only accepted,
    maybe not fully understood but must be at least accepted as a finite universal facet.
    This time is an illusion, a time of learning of giving of your true self a chance to shine thru.
    Fear is the companion of change and Chaos. One begets the other , one intensifies
    the other. Nothing but true acceptance can ever defeat that fear.
    Fear is a human emotion we were born with, a vestige of our primal past and is a useful tool;
    but when allowed to run rampant and unchecked and not understood it becomes a vice as surely
    as any human kind has known. And again integration is key. Breathe the new awareness
    within your soul self.

    Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery,
    teach me how to trust
    my heart,
    my mind,
    my intuition,
    my inner knowing,
    the senses of my body,
    the blessings of my spirit.
    Teach me to trust these things
    so that I may enter my Sacred Space
    and love beyond my fear,
    and thus Walk in Balance
    with the passing of each glorious Sun.
    According to the Native People, the Sacred Space is the space between exhalation and
    inhalation. To Walk in Balance is to have Heaven (spirituality)and Earth (physicality)
    in Harmony.

    1. Spireman’s avatar

      Thanks for the comment, Amy.

      Where did the Native People prayer/saying come from?

      1. Amy’s avatar

        A blog posting on a site I like called Wellsphere; there is also:

        Earth, Teach Me
        Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.
        Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.
        Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.
        Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.
        Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.
        Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.
        Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.
        Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.
        Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.
        Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.
        Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain.
        An Ute Prayer

        Treat the earth well.
        It was not given to you by your parents,
        it was loaned to you by your children.
        We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
        we borrow it from our Children.
        Ancient Indian Proverb

        Hold On

        Hold on to what is good,
        Even if it’s a handful of earth.
        Hold on to what you believe,
        Even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.
        Hold on to what you must do,
        Even if it’s a long way from here.
        Hold on to your life,
        Even if it’s easier to let go.
        Hold on to my hand,
        Even if someday I’ll be gone away from you.
        A Pueblo Indian Prayer

        I believe the ladies name is Lydia, says it came from a Canadian friend.

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