I remember seeing a child who I am very close to and marveling at their ability to just be. I would watch them when they didnt know I was looking and observe them freely moving into action based on what seemed to be their imagination. We never talked about it. I didnt want to make an experience from intuition become an experience from the rational mind so I would try real hard not to be observed while they were imagining.
In contrast, I was watching the leprechaun today as he was making tea and doing all the activities associated with that. He was unaware of my presence as I was observing him. I remember thinking about how constricted his actions seemed. It was almost like he was unable to make any movements because of his body being so tight, so taught. We talked about it afterwords and he acknowledged that he was “hunched over,” all the time and that he felt compelled to act in a mechanical, almost machine like way.
“Imagination is going on all the time.” I am just going to think out loud. If this quote is true, why am I not conscious of it? I think it is because I have so overbalanced onto the rational side of me that I am unaware of the imagination. Worse yet, I think it is my rumination or obsessive, “monkey mind,” place I get to a lot that keeps me from seeing the intuitive world I live in.
When I was a kid, I would see that the adults in my life would not talk about many things and the things they talked about, they talked about a lot. In today’s terminology, they were obsessive. I have taken that to an extreme at times. It is almost always when I am in fear. My default position used to be total fear all the time. Now it is less. It is still not where I want it to be, but I am getting better.
As I write, I wonder what it is in society that benefits from the lack of culture. Why do we settle for things that pass as culture?
How does your soul’s images get shown to the world?
123 R.V. Forgiveness is about projecting my soul.
All quotes by James Hillman