Remember the Peter Pan movie of several years ago, starring Robin Williams?
What a fun take on that classic, with Robin’s great energy added in. I’m going to have to watch it again one of these days – perhaps I’ll have a Robin Williams film festival weekend!
At any rate – one particular scene shows us perfectly what a paradigm shift looks like, and the suddenness with which it almost always happens in an individual and in a culture.
Remember when the Lost Boys are eating dinner, all around that long table? Having a great time eating and having a food fight? But Robin looks, there is no food on those empty plates, what’s going on seems to be a complete delusion.
Until Robin relaxes and looks again. Suddenly the world is in color, the plates are heaped high, abundance is everywhere. Once he can see the food, it is actually there. As long as he cannot see it, he cannot be fed.
Once he can see the food, he cannot un-see it. That genie cannot be put back in that bottle. Thus is the way of paradigm shifts – whether it’s falling in love, seeing the power of peace, or understanding that we truly are sisters and brothers and can walk in joy.
Can’t wait for arrival of our coming shift – except, of course, I can. Knowing it’s coming – by looking at who’s pulling on which sides of the rubber band – is enough to keep me going.