I'm here listening to the sentient intelligence of the land, learning about folklore, making ceremony on the land, visiting dream incubation temples, meeting storytellers, swimming with multicoloured fish, learning from local people, meeting kittens and helping facilitate the creation of ancient future ecovillages. Crete is a wellspring of animistic dreaming, a source of ancient future earth based culture...
People who are disenchanted with the political center, disenchanted with "identity politics" and disenchanted with capitalism or neoliberalism would in the past have gravitated to the moderate left, far left or center right, but these days the far right have extensive recruitment and disinformation campaigns to funnel those disenchanted with capitalism, centrism, identity politics or neoliberalism towards fascism.
For many folks to be fully satisfied, to drink deep, to be fully sated of life would be to unleash the unspeakably weird, roof-raising, outrageous and magnificent powers they are entangled with. These powers are always there, waiting to be touched and courted, reminding us that we are not just human only, we contain multitudes, we are penetrated by multitudes, we are filled with impossible tremulous beauty and power that can be unleashed at any moment.
It's not that masculine and feminine and third gender don't exist as bodies, or as inner energies or don't have characteristics or are indeterminate in some pop-postmodernism sense. They do have characteristics and they do exist as bodies and ALSO as independent inner gender experiences and gender expressions, but these characteristics are experienced differently in each cultural milieu and by each person's sensory grounded embodied experience.
Real freedom is not doing whatever the fuck you want even if it harms other people, but giving up or sacrificing doing whatever you want and instead doing something which feeds, creates or serves community solidarity. The viewpoint that my "freedom" is more important than someone else's health is a manifestation of the adolescent ego that needs to be ritually given up or transformed, to be tempered towards service to life, in order for a village or a functioning community to come into existence
People who say: "The coronavirus is nothing significant", or: "its just something we have manifested", or: "its only media hysteria" or: "it will only effect people of a low vibration" are displaying their rank and privilege, to do what they want with a callous disregard for those older or unwell people who are at most risk from the virus.
At the time of Covid-19 virus boundaries, structure, limitation, control, focus, sacrifice, determination, discipline and limits are now all potential allies. Turn them into friends if you can: they are not enemy powers, they won't make you heartless. They may unfurl for you the power and beauty of limit. They might show you that you are called to do and what is sacred to you. They may show you what you have to do and what you must.
The new tyrants of this world are characterised not just by their problematic action, but by their inaction and lack of effectiveness. Like Hamlet, they procrastinate when courageous decisive action is needed.
They are characterised by their laissez-faire attitude, an obsession with keeping economic growth going whatever the cost, and their total ineffectiveness.