July 21, 2015
Arrogance and Humility
Arrogance and Humility are two rails we use to keep ourselves locked into a reality that we feel comfortable within.
It creates a resonance, or perceptive field, we filter our life experiences through.
One balances and realigns the other, bringing us back to a center that the ego has defined as its comfort range.
When we can break down this sense of self, this need to boost ourselves up but then pull back and keep in check...
And align with our eternal essence instead...
We free ourselves from this madness
and become one with all that is.
July 01, 2015
Romanticizing the Victim
Within each of us lives the potential to feel helpless and powerless as we navigate a world where our safety seems tenuous at best. Events are forever out of our control. Our foods are sprayed with pesticides and infused with hormones, unscrupulous people hide in the anonymity of an over populated world, stealing our identities and scamming money out of our elders. Dangerous pedophiles stalk our children. It is easy to see ourselves as victims. In fact, the Victim archetype is an integral part of the cultural paradigm we all have been taught to unconsciously construct our worlds around.
The seeds for this thinking start early. Most of us were raised on old stories of Heroes and Villains. We have Superman, Prince Charming and the X-Men all coming to save the day; we have the Wicked Witch, Evil Stepmother, and the Joker trying to destroy some form of our innocence. Implicit within each of these stories is a Victim that needs to be saved. They have been tied to train tracks, locked in stone towers, and fed poisoned apples. As we grow into adults we hear these stories morph into victims of crime, natural disasters, and disease. In a very reflexive way we romanticize the victim, we feel sorry for it and want to save it from its pain.