The Shifting Stages
All the world’s a stage. As actors in the theatre of life we are all here to play our part(s), consciously or unconsciously. Here we are, finding ourselves present at this stage in time during a shifting paradigm. In the old, but still present age it felt like the stage had been set and most of us were simply reading our lines. It was perhaps not always understood why we were in the theatre in the first place. In the incoming age our destined roles are more clear and the new paradigm is more fluid.
The old decaying stage appears to have been taken over by bad actors and is deteriorating rapidly. Ethical actors are looking for an ascending stage to board. Standing on the edge of the old, looking into the new, the new play comes into view. While the old play depended on smart and clever acting skills and wearing sophisticated masks, the new play calls for natural intuitive authenticity. Old stage methods in the new stage are bound to fail, because as we shift masks come off and stage curtains lift.
Roles are changing. Transitioning actors are becoming scriptwriters while watching themselves on stage. They are rewriting the script and improving their parts from low to high-level performances. A drama, currently scripted to end in tragedy is being rewritten into a coming of age tale of transformation, rebirth and altered fate. This is a multi-dimensional theatre and shifting actors are becoming aware that by being in this one they are also present in others. Should the old stage disintegrate or fall away completely (a real possibility) responsible actors will be able to continue elsewhere.
Transforming stage acting from surface to core acting is being necessitated by a new element filtering into the auditorium. Many actors are facing challenges with adapting, but the best method has existed for a long time. By taking the spectator view, script writing actors can carefully observe themselves and all other actors on stage. Here they can self-identify areas which need improvement and transform themselves purposefully, while going forward. The challenging aspect of (a) majority transformation in the theater of everyday life, is that few actors are prepared to acknowledge their own low-level acting.
There is still a significant number of actors who prefer to remain in the old stage, even with the new stage coming into view. In these matters all actors have free will and choice. The new stage is still small, but can accommodate all actors from the old platform. A final revival in the old stage is still possible, but close to irreversible decay has set in due to complacency. Currently the old and new stages are overlapping, but their trajectories will diverge. Making the shift sooner will be easier than later.
While the new stage is calling for all participants to make this transition, many actors seem oblivious of their options. The stages are in the same theater, but by rejecting the existence of other stages, some actors restrict their own view. One of the reasons is that the new stage demands active stage maintenance from the outset and a basic requirement is acting responsibly towards the entire spectrum of life within the theater. This new paradigm is not for the faint-hearted, it is for the full of heart. Finding your Heart is Key. However, at the end of the day each scriptwriter will have the last say in his or her own personal play.
By J.J. Montagnier
Also see: What is Enlightenment?
Jean-Jacques is an international travel writer and photographer – he writes under a pen name. He has a career in adult education, is a student of psychology and philosophy and is involved in non-commercial life coaching. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author.
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