This week at Kufunda we have been reflecting on how to work with this place of pause we are in, to be a part of a movement to birth a new world. We are reading a text which is making a distinction between our survival programming on the one hand (which we have been living by as a world for centuries and which has not brought harmony or the kind of world most of us aspire to), and on the other hand coming from a much larger and vaster sense of who we are. This they spoke of as our thriving identity - based in joy of deeper self-expression. The question they posed and which we were with was how to respond to this pause from our vaster selves? From the part of us that is connected to destiny, to purpose, perhaps even to the cosmos? Survival is important and necessary but when we create our societies with that as its fundament, we build from scarcity and fear. How to let go of a domination of fear to create new possibilities? To create new businesses? To create new local ways of relating and governing? What are you dreaming at this time? What are you imagining? What are you seeing? My sense is that much of what we are living and seeing at Kufunda right now is a part of the new. The regularity of nature observation; the deepening of personal practice; the mushandira pamwe to harvest the crops. Some of the future looks like the ancient past :), some of it is distinct and entirely new. I am also seeing footage from Chiadzwa, where police are beating people and coercing them for money; I am connected with people who just want to drink and forget. We each have to choose to make our way through the Gateway. We cannot choose this for another. But there seems to be a special opportunity now. In the Pause. To find our way Together, to a radical new set of possibilities. Lets listen to our dreams. Lets share our ideas. Lets trust that the seeds that are growing in each one of us truly matters. Truly Matters.