ORIGINAL MEMORY REMEMBERING
BEING ALL THAT IS WITHOUT OPPOSITES
THE SOUL IN/OF/AS TAO’S CORE
We are tasting the taste this minute of eternity.
We are pain and what cures pain, both.
We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours.
to claim a visceral understanding of the Tao, a natural rhythm of the universe….
....to balance our individuation with a collective unconscious….
we are called from our ancestral roots to live life fully,
to reach for our potential like the forbidden wine….
and who can no longer bear to live a half-life.
That person must then endure a descent into the underworld- a time of often painful and destructive change.
Through the descent process the person gains an inner awakening,
a transformation of body and mind,
and then reemerges with his or her whole self in tow.
The use of myth does not mean looking only to the old stories for direction.
It also is about turning our daily experiences into living myths.
‘We dull our lives by the way we conceive them,’ James Hillman says.
‘We have stopped imagining them with any sort of romance, any fictional flair.’
If we tell the whole story of what came before, during, and after,
on the inside and the outside,
we’ll create personal myths that can help us make difficult decisions and move gracefully through transition….
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