“…is to make psyche of it, to find connections between life and soul.” I sit here in California. It is quiet on this “religious,” holiday. I put quotes around the description of the day, because the day really is nothing more than an affirmation that I live in a monotheistic world.
I dont feel comfortable in it any more. Saying that there is only one true creator is presumptuous, if not arrogant. I am not interested in a dialogue with the true “believers,” as this monotheistic paradigm is exclusive. I have learned in these last few years that any paradigm that espouses absolutes, is exclusive. When it espouses absolutes, it then has to set up a dualistic form of imagining the world to be able to justify their world view.
What is missing in the world today? As we celebrate this day, more and more are getting “mental health,” problems. Anxiety, depression, etc. We are not even including the physical manifestations of the dis-ease such as food disorders, alcohol and other drug use which are increasing, especially the legal drug abuse. What are we doing, when we see the problems? Giving everyone “mothers little helpers.” Trying to again mask the symptoms in the person so that they can get back to work, be productive. Be a ‘contributing member of society.’
At what cost? What do we do, besides drugging ourselves?
“History is one way of making a gestalt: historical references, figures from the past release the foreground event from being stuck in only what it says it is.” One of my biggest problems is I feel disconnected from life. I feel like I live in this bubble and that I do as my friend Paul would say, “I bump into other people’s bubbles,” and call that life. What is so interesting is that I studied and yet I cant instinctually or intuitively look to history for help when I struggle to make meaning out of the moment or the day when life is more of a challenge.
Interestingly, religion is nothing more than a myth being repeated long enough to where it becomes historical. So here is the struggle for me in this journey of becoming who I really am, growing into the true me. I have no connection, in effect I am saying that I dont feel whole. Because when I am with you, I am only manifesting that part of me that needs to be mirrored, to be consoled, nurtured, loved.
So I am developing this culture for myself where I seek to create those vessels for myself that allow me to not be governed by my fears, i.e., my neuroses. It is not a simple thing for me to accomplish. I need help doing it. That is where religion comes in. But not a religion that says it is “the” only true Ggod in this infinite place called earth.
I dont know what it is that I am seeking, or maybe just haven’t yet seen, but I know it cant be a dualistic patriarchy that is exclusive in it’s world view.
123 RV, SA! Forgiveness is to heal the heart, permission is to keep the mind satiated.
Quotes by James Hillman. If we cant see the damage of duality, I will give you two examples of it. Osama Bin Laden and Adolf Hitler. They made the Americans and the Jews the evil ones.