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Trauma Warrior and Mental health advocate
Trauma Warrior and Mental health advocate
I touched on the idea of understanding the world works in the shades of greys and not to use a strict this or that mindset towards things. Like all of these simple yet profound ideas you don’t just magically come to this understanding. That is why describing these concepts and ideas with words is difficult and there is a lot of room for misunderstanding. They are experienced, through this we understand a tangible truth that can be extremely hard to describe because it eludes our language’s vocabulary AND because experience is subjective.
I am going to take a stab in the dark to try give you bite size tastes of the experience with words. I can only hope for the best for it to resonate with someone LOL.
This would be like telling everyone "the water in this glass is in a liquid state"
and someone listening yelled "what about the water in my glass, its in a liquid state?!? By stating your water is in a liquid state, no other combination of 2 hydrogen's and an oxygen can exist in a liquid state.
sounds like madness right?
approximation measurement -can give you an idea to start, but no actions should be taken with this information
and the exact measurement - needed in order to execute actionables.
If someone gives you an approximation, do not go and use it as a foundation to form another thought. just use it to help paint a picture.
Its like focusing on the movements of the paint brush and criticizing and telling the artist what they are painting before they are done
No one really covers the cons of being a master, but we love to point out the cons of being a beginner everything has pros and cons, and i mean everything.
From my observation i have found the con of mastery to be a hyper critical mind. because you understand the nuances and look at like many parts to a large moving machine.
Whereas the beginner tends to see it as a whole producing an outcome.
Both perspectives are important, but one does not view themselves as 'better than the other'
This is how you nourish your soul. understanding with a loving embrace both the good and the bad. for one cannot exist without the other
Sefirot of Keter
Christian sacrament of Extreme unaction
Sacred truth: Live in the present moment
This final chakra is our crown chakra. There are several references to a divine or metaphysical state throughout this series and is an integral part of healing and self-actualizing. But I want to take a moment to address that many of us have wounds that shroud our perception of ‘the divine’. How to explain this….. grrr…. Well lets use my experience as an example and just know that there are many other ways you can arrive at the end result, this is just one example.
I grew up in an extremely Christian strict environment. In this context they take the idea of the divine and force it through their narrow understanding of how power works and assign the top as the omnipotent authority, God. For me this stripped the divine of its balancing maternal natures and gave a very sour taste to the idea of the divine for me. We lived and died by the final commands of our superior authority.
“And how could you say that a republic is the best form of government if you think that the Universe is a monarchy? Obviously, if God is top on a monarchy, monarchy is the best form of government. But you see, ever so many citizens of this republic think they ought to believe that the Universe is a monarchy, and therefore they are always at odds with the republic.” – Alan Watts
When your reality is warped and then used to manipulate your emotions and behavior, its gives a feeling of helplessness and paralyzing fear. A relatable sensation that is described in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The pit and the pendulum”.
Soooo yeahhh...... my childhood was great guys...... ┬┴┬┴┤ ͜ʖ ͡°) ├┬┴┬┴
This creates fear, and fear is what we are trying to let go of this entire time, so why would we cling to ideologies that perpetuate fear?
(▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿) Because we need to heal the self-damaging ideas and habits that run amok.
So before we angrily dismiss any idea of a divine, make sure its not coming from a wounded perception created by people who claim to act in a divine interest. It is in this chakra we learn to move beyond religion (based in the root chakra and primary concern is to protect the group) to spirituality which is primarily concerned with the individuals experience and relationship with the unknown.
Alan Watt’s quote from the lecture below, sits with me well so I share it in the hopes that it will help further drive the idea I am trying to present.
“Divine inspiration is, for example, to feel – for reasons that you can’t really understand – that you love people. Divine inspiration is a wisdom which it’s very difficult to put into words. Like mystical experience. That’s divine inspiration. And a person who writes out of that experience could be said to be divinely inspired. Or it might come through dreams. Through archetypal messages from the collective unconscious, through which the Holy Spirit could be said to work. But since inspiration always comes through a Human vehicle it is liable to be distorted by that vehicle. In other words, I’m talking to you through a sound system. And it’s the only one now available. Now if there’s something wrong with this sound system whatever truths I might utter to you will be distorted. My voice will be distorted. And you might mistake the meaning of what I said.”
If you have not noticed by now the ideas we talk about in each chakra are also present in the newish Kabbalah and Christian sacraments. Bringing together western and eastern thoughts of moral and spirituality. We are all more alike and our conclusions to philosophy end in the same ocean if we take a moment to look at them with symbolic sight. In fact, we are all more connected and alike than current culture climates like to preach. All this division over religion, race, or realities is an illusion and is becoming a damaging one at that.
But I am just one person so how can I do anything about such a large issue?
Heal, heal yourself so you might help heal the world.
Take these truths and use them as reference points, mirrors, to better examine and understand your surroundings. I can’t say this journey is easy, clear cut, or that everything will magically be better; but I can say it opens a sublime world of possibility and understanding that makes it all worth it.
So far, idk maybe 10 years from now i'll be the grumpy cat lady that hisses when people get too close ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Guess we’ll find out (._.) ( l: ) ( .-. ) ( :l ) (._.)
With much Love (づ￣ ³￣)づ
Alan Watts lecture i pull quotes from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s42V8BGBvTk
Transcript of the lecture: https://www.alanwatts.org/1-3-2-jesus-his-religion-pt-1/
This blog came out of my life experiences and personal goals to always be a work in progress, a forever student of wisdom, and a better understanding.