... Whispers from Morning Writngs in Ocala, FL (February-April 2018)
ATTACKS, TORTURES, CRUCIFIXIONS
HAVE ALL BEEN SURVIVED SINCE BEFORE FOREVER….
ALIVE VIA THE POWER THAT BREATHES THE “I AM” IN THE ETERNAL NOW…
EVEN BEYOND BREATH…
THE REAL LIFE
THE I AM
SURVIVES ALL SINCE BEFORE TIME
HELD IN/OF/AS THE REAL LIFE THAT BREATHES ALL
NOW AND BEYOND
Who is drunk or sober,
Who is right and who is wrong,
Who is closer to god, and who is farther away,
All that is over.
This caravan is led instead by a great delight,
The simple joy that sits with us now.
That is the grace.
near bottom of this page:
You are silent.
It says for you: I am.
And in comes meaning thousandfold,
comes at long last over everyone.
--Rainer Maria Rilke
Photos this afternoon are from a photo session with friend Lena Proudlock..she is preparing marketing material for The Harbour Island Vegetable Market each Wed where i will take my shell creations and "more"....the first photos dmm took...lastly will be ones Lena took....she is an "artist soul", international designer & professional photographer, mother of four children,
and and much more.
You can google for Lena Proudlock.
Or Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harbourislandlife/?hl=en
PS Lena is a woman who truly knows Real Joy...
and is helping me further re-ignite Fires & Joy that have been dormant....
...she also does this with many people by being True to HerSelf....
am truly grateful for meeting her here on island.
Usually when we talk about parts of ourselves
that we have disowned and placed into the shadow,
we're referring to less desirable material
such as fear, rage, shame, and despair.
The shadow is seen as the dark repository
for all of the so-called negative aspects of ourselves,
i.e. unhealthy dependency, unacknowledged narcissism,
unmet hopelessness, and the looming ghosts
of our unlived lives.
dissociate from, and place into the unconscious.
Many of us have lost the capacity to access, embody, and express
more “positive” experiences such as contentment,
pleasure, creativity, sexuality,
intimacy, and excitement.
some of us have disconnected from the simple experience of joy,
a spontaneous sense of elation at being alive.
if the very natural, raw, human experience of joy
constellated complexes in our parents
– say it brought up anxiety in Mom, anger in Dad,
or caused others to shame or pull away from us –
we learned quite quickly that joy is not okay,
and even potentially dangerous.
This reality can be very confusing
as we come to associate the experience of joy
with being unsafe.
with a developing brain and nervous system,
we learn to disown or dissociate from any state of mind
which has the potential to disrupt
the tie to critical attachment figures.
This capacity of repression is intelligent and creative,
and in many cases saved our lives.
But many of us long to know joy again,
to feel alive, to fully participate here.
Illuminating, tending to,
and working through these contradictions is difficult,
heartbreaking, and rewarding work.
is not an easy path as by definition
we will have to step back through that anxiety, panic,
and sense of annihilation that the repression of joy
has served to protect us from.
But it is a path well worth exploring.
To allow ourselves,
as part of our inquiry,
to see the ways we have placed not only “negative” material
into the unconscious shadow,
but how we have split off from the positive as well.
You may say that life is but a succession of changes –
from successes to failures, from plenty to poverty,
peace to war,
health to sickness,
and so on.
And we have no choice
but to submit to these changes.
Externally, yes, it is inevitable, but within, no.
you may suddenly lose everything that you have,
or be abandoned by your spouse, your children, your friends,
without ever wavering.
Because your consciousness does not stagnate
at the level of the events:
for every problem and hardship,
you find an explanation,
a truth that appeases and consoles you.
sees things in a different light.
They can be stripped of all their possessions and persecuted
but they know that all this is transient,
that they are immortal,
and that nothing can really touch them.
Whilst everyone else collapses,
they still find happiness.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
to intervene in a stormy world
is to stand up and show your soul.
Struggling souls catch light from other souls
who are fully lit and willing to show it.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés
You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage,
you tend to feel sorry for the person
rather than angry with him.
You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés
ORIGINAL ONE’S AKASHA CORE
BEFORE & BEYOND
THAT NEVER TRIES TO TEACH/PREACH/EXPLAIN
TO NOW-ILLUSORY EGOIC SELF AND/OR OTHERS