Some days I wake up with a message from a dream, some days a feeling and some days a headline. Today it was the headline “God goes on parade”. During my meditation I thought what the heck do I do with this?? What does this mean? I wrote this post in my head at least five different ways. One way was just say “God goes on parade” and let you figure out what that means ￼ the other way was to give some explanation or share my view point of what it means to me. This should be good, as I never really know what I’m going to write until I do.
Many of you have heard, “everybody loves a parade”, or that’s what they say. I have a hard time with parades because I came hard wired to direct things and keep people safe. Whenever I see large groups of people gathered together I struggle with the logistics of who goes where, what’s the parade route, where are the escape routes, where’s the best place to park and to sit, what’s the timing of it and how do I get out of here after!!! etc…etc…..etc….. Others just enjoy being there and enjoy the excitement of the participants and the crowd, in fact they could sit anywhere We all have hard wiring that makes us different. It has been one of my greatest discoveries about co-creation, to learn we all have a part to play, we’re in it together, and no one is more important than the other. Without our differences there would be no creation and the parade would be very boring!! Our differences are our greatest gifts in co-creation.
Who would have thought that a parade would be a great example of co-creation. A parade can represent hundreds, or thousands, or hundreds of thousands of people coming together experiencing life from different positions, view points and angles. Like our daily lives, we wake up with a plan for our day, a parade route we will take. We dress or put on our costume. We enter the parade route, or the best parade viewing location and begin our day. During our daily parade many people with different viewing positions and viewpoints will be witnessing our journey along the route and reacting with sincere joy and excitement or struggling with the thought of how do I get the hell out of here, amongst many other experiences. This is life.
The main story behind “God goes on parade” is, God meant parades to be fun, to bring out the child in each of us, to bring us all together and infuse joy in our lives all while co-creating and celebrating our differences.
”Blessings on your journey”