It’s been a few days in a row of heightened awareness over here, and physical energy being on a roller coaster. Friday was a day I was “notified” early to expect the unexpected. It’s funny how it truly was a day of twists and turns–that turned out (unexpectedly) fantastic in the end. I don’t think we often expect this, even when told to anticipate the unforeseen. Therein may lie a lesson: Dettachment from outcome. We can remain clear in our purpose, and we can know what we want, but we shouldn’t be constantly comparing that vision to the transient circumstances in which we find ourselves. The most annoying question on any journey is: “Are we there yet?” (“Kid, just shut up and appreciate the scenery where you are!”)
It feels like we’ve hit a part of the journey where the road’s unpaved (“What is the world coming to?”), and the shaking of the vehicle can’t be ignored. But so be it. Be a kid. Bounce on the seat. Enjoy being airbourne. Or get out and walk. There are choices other than gritting our teeth and “enduring” it. Don’t lose your joy. Find it within and bring it out. The world needs it more than ever.
Links for this tea time:
The sheer amount of energy it takes to withhold what’s true and authentic is immense. It’s like an never-ending stream of anxiety over whether the secret whatever-it-is will be found out, and over the threat of the imagined consequences of what would happen if everything were known to everyone.
Speaking of shadows:
To be cheered, try this: More Signs of Awakening from Laura Bruno.
This will seem out of the blue, but I’m going somewhere with this:
It is a story of a girl being sexually molested, over and over again, by a male figure with all the power, all the control. It is the classic abuse scenario. And mothers are, in some cases, quite literally getting off on it, which takes the disgust of this phenomena to a whole other frightening level.
So having put that out there, and I hope I haven’t lost any of you just yet. I owe you an explanation after having made that kind of accusation about a book some of you may be reading right now. I’ll start with a bit of background first.
My professional experience centers around nearly 20 years with Child Protective Services. Over that time, I’ve seen situations that do, literally, keep me up at night. The amount of abuse that is going on in our society, that sexualization of our kids…well basically, what you hear about, what is reported in the news, that is only a small sample of just how large of a problem and the disgusting acts that are going on every day. Kids are being raped. Kids are being abused. Every single day. Over and over and over again.
The other extreme, (forced) chastity, isn’t commendable either, it’s still all about control:
Ten-year-old girls want to believe in fairy tales. Take this pledge and God will love you so much and be so proud of you, they told me. If you wait to have sex until marriage, God will bring you a wonderful Christian husband and you’ll get married and live happily ever after, they said. Waiting didn’t give me a happily ever after. Instead, it controlled my identity for over a decade, landed me in therapy, and left me a stranger in my own skin. I was so completely ashamed of my body and my sexuality that it made having sex a demoralizing experience.
I really recommend this link because the last lines of the conclusion are right on.
If it isn’t clear yet, this world we live in does keep, on a mass scale, people’s struggles and fixations artificially and continually on the lower three chakras: Survival (poverty, inequality, access to health care, war, contagious diseases), sacral/sexual (hypersexualisation via mass media, control over sexuality by cultural or religious taboos), power (again, inequality, despotism, authoritarian control). If you have the time and resources (and focus) to pursue self-actualisation, it’s still not easy:
The heart is buried under chains: Fear and fixation on survival via selfishness and submission to the system is a great tactic to make sure most people never awaken their hearts or open to unity consciousness. The throat chakra: This is suppressed by the belief that some voices are more worthy to be heard than others. You know you’ve fallen under the control paradigm when you believe that there are people who have no right to speak at all. The third eye: Fluoride in the water will take care of that, horror movies will take care of the rest. The crown: Stymied by the false dichotomy of science versus religion/spirituality.
I believe in awareness and empowerment that will help a person stare at the shadows and not blink, and realise their power and responsibilty instead of running from them: The Ebola Scare, Global Pandemic, and the 2012 Olympics Ritual
When I first started this blog and named it, I liked meditation, and thought magic just a beautiful poetic concept. But it is more. And it floors me now that I’d always had this quote as my favourite in my life:
“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”
Time now to put Goethe’s words into action.
Edited to add a last link: My Struggle with Chemtrails…..or Why It’s So Important To Look At What We Fear