The concept and phrase has been showing up a lot more on my radar recently. I admit to being a rabid dominant culture hater and rebel for most of my life. However today, I experience myself feeling caution about the concept, the thought, the label and the layers of unspoken frequencies beneath those.
If I am to voice it, I would say I am not for dominant culture. Pah ha, everything I do is against any sort of mainstream paradigm.
I do not deny it is real, however I deliberately, intentionally, do not focus my work, my actions on it. Why?
Because it creates a “push” effect that I know to be powerfully counterproductive to what I want to create and experience.
Don’t want dominant culture? Stop focusing on it. It is there, yes but I do not push against it to create it in my world.
To create what I want… I create it. Not because I don’t like something else but because I want to experience this.
I want this… versus I don’t want that. Which is more powerful? The former, because the former is pure creative intent, whereas the latter is unconsciously saturated with some level, some degree of fight, antagonism… push.
That push is taking energy away from my create. It wastes and corrupts my focus.
Just focus on what I want to create, that’s what I do.
Hence, I do find it difficult to speak to others about “dominant culture” because to me, it “does not exist”. Not because I deny it’s existence but because I gently refuse to give it my attention.
How do we change dominant culture then?
You can’t change nothing outside of yourself. That’s a fact. Change arises from within and then… if it diffuses from you, that is great. Really want it to diffuse? Then create all the stronger from within and stop worrying about the diffuse. Worry about the diffuse and once again, you stop giving attention and creation to what you want to create.
If we are doing our job right, we increase the chances. I didn’t say guarantee, I said increase chances. That’s all we can hope for because nothing is truly within our control. Obsess on the control and once again, we take energy that could be invested in the create into the obsession.
Create because you want to create. Create… because it is beautiful, hopeful, wonderful. Because it inspires you, inspires others, brings joy. More of that.