Many times in present-day life, some of the most seemingly insignificant things are metaphors for the experience you’re presently having. They’re hiding in plain sight.
There’s a popular movie that was made in the 1980s called “The Blues Brothers.” It was a comedy loaded with very talented people. While it was enjoyable and entertaining, we will see parallels to our current situation today if we look more closely at the movie.
The two protagonists, blood brothers Jake and Elwood, have been recently released from prison. In getting back together, they visit the orphanage where they were raised and find that the woman in charge of the orphanage, a nun, needs money to keep it going.
They decide that the way to raise money is to put the band back together. The rest of the movie is about them collecting their old band members. Each time they connect with someone, and the person inquires, “Why are you doing this?” They say, “We’re on a mission from God.” They really believe this.
So, little by little, they pull together this immense talent, including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and others, and put this band together.
Interestingly, the band is not always well received. While appealing to some, the music they make is repulsive to others.
But they are undaunted. The band gets better and better, and they go through their episodes, and it’s hilarious.
I want to consider that we are currently in the same position. Many of us have been recently released from the prison of our own minds. We have chosen to escape from the ‘enslavement’ that has trapped us in a world we can no longer relate to.
Many of us have left behind ‘old’ lives, sold or given away what we once believed to be valuable, things we thought we could not live without, downsized or simplified our lives, and here we are!
Most in Vallarta have relocated from somewhere else. Sometimes, we wake up in the morning and are in awe, living in a paradise of our own making. We are full of gratitude that we actually had the freedom to choose.
We want to shout out and give praise that we had the audacity to choose a life of our own making. That we could actually leave behind the conditioning that was imposed on us since childhood and create our own life, one that works for us.
This is us, as individuals and as a group, making a conscious decision to live our lives at this time, right here, right now.
Make a joyful noise. Shout out with joy as you burst at the seams with gratitude. This is your own creation. You are the ones who actually made it happen in whatever manner it required.
A few decades ago, you could not work anywhere in the world as you can now. Today, as long as there are decent internet connections, you can actually support yourself and your family.
Many of us were lucky when we could take a few weeks vacation once a year, which was often a struggle. Today, we have made living in a vacation paradise a way of life.
The world needs us now, more than ever, to come together, to no longer separate ourselves from others. Yes, we made choices, and here we are, each one of us bringing our own flavors to create this amazing stew called life.
A few days ago, we welcomed a new year. It is time we got our creative juices running and started to create a new reality of peace on earth and goodwill toward humankind.
It is time to reclaim our power and make things happen. We made living here happen so we can get our band back.
We can gather our soul group around us and make a joyful noise as we collectively create the world we have all been dreaming of.
You will find that, one by one, the right people will come into your life who have the same mission from Source/God/ Creator or whatever label you wish to call this energy that cannot be contained, that permeates everything and everybody.
Without ‘IT’ nothing exists. It is time to make a joyful noise– for a higher purpose, to celebrate love and connection and joy.
In making this beautiful music, we are on a mission from God. And, our work and our connection to our brothers and sisters will exalt our Creator/God/Source in the most beautiful ways.
Keep putting the band back together. There is a critical mass after which this music cannot be stopped, and its audience will grow.
I love you – we are all ONE!
In Lak’ech (Mayan), “You are my mirror – I am you, and you are me!”