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15 Benefits of Collapse Acceptance
So much is there, waiting patiently, beyond awareness and grief...
These Benefit examples are seeds, not a recipe. How they manifest is unique to everyone.
Freedom - the move away from shoulds to the open doors of coulds
Get off the hamster wheel to stop building the castle, live where/how desired if possible
Urgency - “no time like the present” has never meant more
Take that trip, quit that job, buy that house, do that thing - now
Parameters - playing the game with a different framework and lens
Baby or not? Pre-emptive medical procedures? Tax penalty concerns?
Presence - focus on today with heightened awareness of being here now
Acceptance is the meditation. Be-ing more important than do-ing.
Gratitude - impossible to ignore all we’ve been given (and taken)
Make the list: hot showers, full grocery stores, internet, trash pickup, on demand everything, wildlife still among us…
Calm Grounding - not disrupted by catastrophic information
“Can you believe it? The “fill in the blank” happened/is getting worse!” “Yawn, yes I can.”
Community Localism - ability to affect those in close proximity
Restore a nearby landbase, push back on development projects, connect with neighbors
Super Hero Release - good riddance to pressure and guilt
Don’t have to fix it, solve it, fight it, save it. No purity test to pass. Hooray!
Universalism - heightened connection to the Oneness of everything
Tap in to the collective coherence, look a non-human in the eyes, feel the force
Empathy - towards self and all others
Give yourself extra grace, love, and compassion. Help, not squish, the spider. Someone flips you off? No worries, mate, I feel ya, collapse sucks.
Privilege Perspective - ability to view it and use it in a radical way
Cash out retirement accounts to set others free, group up to live more affordably
Amends - finding forgiveness and completeness in all relationships, including with self
Right wrongs with whomever, feed birds/give back to community of life
Death Comfort - forces the conversation and preparation
Exit strategy plan, balanced spiritually for what comes next
Letting Go - of control, worry, fear, blame, shame, legacy, dreams, expectations
No need to sweat the small stuff…or any of the big stuff
Enjoyment - global hospice time to have fun with the bucket list
Honor all that has been sacrificed/taken by enjoying and loving life as much as possible
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