The universe is made of stories;not of atoms. - Maurice Maeterlinck Whenever I climb...I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.- Friedrich Nietzsche
Live your life as though your every act,were to become universal law. - Immanuel Kant Now, having been a loyalist for the majority of my life,†I have felt deep obligations to my friends and family.However, I realized long ago, I can only be as loyal to them, as they are to me.And since the pressure of the programmed institutional indoctrinations...are so overwhelming, everyone was unable to reciprocate, my loyalty to them.Even the power of proximity couldn't overcome 'institutional-mind-control'.But you see, in my effort to cultivate friendships, I was able to free my mind.And in the freeing of my mind, I was able to transcend my narrative-self...You see, I freed my mind by letting go of my loyalty to friendship.And I did this by†becoming loyal to:ïmy purpose,ïmy missionïmy goalsïmy rolesïand my principlesWhile at the same time...constantly evolving my principles,to more effectively serve my purpose, mission, goals, and roles.Which meant I had to give myself a different and more evolved narrative.A narrative that effectively served my quest for joy.But before I could give myself an enlightened narrative, I had to make the hard choices: ï I had to unlearn the institutional indoctrinations,††- causing great pain;ï I had to challenge the norm,††- requiring great courage;ï I had to complete the past,††- requiring intense critical thinking;ï And I had to embrace the paradigm†that I am 'a-lone', and 'all-one';†† - requiring a tremendous amount of joyful sacrifice.In other words, I had to realize...that my way, isn't necessarily the right way, for everyone.You must see...†Diversity is the Elixer of Life!†and Life is a Process.So if the purpose is to live a more joyful life?Then the mission must be to help others, live a more joyful life.For the paradigm of 'Holistic Humanism' is about interdependency...and the method of 'Effective Kindness' is about sharing joy...and the way of 'Impartial Nobility',†is about the diverse process of evolution.And each of these, represents the wholly trinity, in the quest for joy. But although all our knowledge begins with experience,it does not follow that it arises from experience. - Immanuel Kant
I always found it interesting when someone told me...they had been 'born again'.For i didn't really notice much change in the individual.I mean, I have been on a 'soap box' and I know what that looks like.And I believe it to be a part of our evolving as individuals.However, what works for me, may not necessarily work for you.In other words, if it ain't effective, it ain't true.So the question isn't whether it is true or false...But rather, IS IT EFFECTIVE, for me and mine?Let's begin from this great one-liner...It's not so much WHAT you say;as it is... HOW you say it.And since the entire bible was HANDED down to our generation...via ORAL traditions...meaning STORY telling...then HOW do we know...WHICH interpretation/translation is true?I mean;do you not think that sarcasm, cynicism, sardonic humor, wit and so on...weren't around 2000 years ago and before?They were...And we are more often receptive to IRREVERENT behavior than reverent.And both are equally appreciated by god/life. For we are one.You see... It's not about subservience...IT IS ABOUT SYNERGY.And synergy is based upon DIVERSITY.For there is NO synergy in HOMOGENEITY.Yet, sameness is what is required of us for BELONGING in this world...BUT ONLY BECAUSE...WE ARE CONDEMNING one another for our differences.Bur more accurately; for our ASSUMED differences.Yes, we are both different and the same.And our differences are the GIFT of the relative.And our sameness is the truth of the absolute.This is known as the TRIADIC NATURE OF PERCEPTION.And this triad has THREE levels of consciousness here in the relative.With all 3 levels of consciousness being derived from...the absolute: which is the 4th lvl of consciousness; known as the supra-conscious.the relative being the HERE... the THERE... and the IN-BETWEEN.In short, I see it like this: sub-conscious : it would be easier to be dead. conscious : this really sucks... no choices at all! super-conscious : I AM a servant of life/god. supra-conscious : I AM god/life. We are ONE.For the prime creative force to KNOW ourself...We had to DIVIDE ourself...and co-create the illusion of WHO WE ARE NOT....gotta love it all. The pain, the agony, and the joy.For there is not one without the other.SO be thankful for the gift of the illusion.The present... of our presence.
We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves,but we fear even more to know the godlike of ourselves.- Abraham Maslow
Purity is the feminine;truth, the masculine of honor. - David HareTO BE BOTH...masculine and feminine...is to be both authentic and transparent.But as we all learn growing up...Boys don't cry; and boys like the color blue...and Girls play with dolls; and girls like the color pink.yet, not all of us fit within these boxes...and many of us are FORCED into these boxes. There is no wholly masculine man,no purely feminine woman. - Margaret FullerSo what we are talking about here is a mutual understanding.OF TWO PRINCIPALS... the feminine and the masculine.but the complexity of these two principals lies in the battle between;THE HEART AND THE EGO!or more clearly...between the subconscious/conscious and the SUPERconscious. If any human being is to reach full maturity;both the masculine and the feminine sides of personality,must be brought up in consciousness. - M. Esther Harding And i think the very best way to describe this struggle...is through Archetypal Motivation (f) King - selfless, seasoned and wise - king arthur. (m) Queen - selfless, seasoned and wise - queen elizabeth. THE SHEPHERD, THE CAPTAIN & THE KING! KING : What sins have I committed for which I have incurred this deepest of hell; frightful for its torments. I protected the earth with my uprightness; I let no fighting rage; and no guest departed with averted countenance; nor did I covet; or make egocentric transgressions. How then, have I incurred this very terrible hell? EGO of EXPERIENCE : Come then, we go elsewhere. You have now seen everything, for you have experienced hell. Come then, let us go elsewhere. THE PEOPLE : Be gracious O king! stay but a moment, for the air that clings to the body gladdens our mind and entirely dispels the burning and the sufferings and pains from our bodies. O tiger-like man! Be gracious O king! KING : Neither in heaven nor in the world do men experience such joy as arises from conferring bliss on the suffering. If, while I am present, torment does not hurt these men, here then will I remain, firm as a mountain. EGO of REWARD : Come, O king; we proceed. Enjoy the delights won by your own merit; leave here the evil-doers to their torments. KING : As long as these people are in sore suffering, I will not go. To grant deliverance to these people enlivens, I believe, the joy of heaven. If many sufferers shall obtain happiness while only I undergo pain, shall I not in truth embrace it? EGO of CONSEQUENTIALISM : These evil-doers have come to hell in consequence of their own deeds; you also, O king, must go to heaven in consequence of your meritorious deeds. I lead you to heaven; mount this heavenly chariot and linger not; let us go. KING : Men in billions suffer pain here in hell; and being in affliction they cry to me to save them; hence I will not depart. EGO of COMPASSION : O king! your merit is truly beyond reckoning. In demonstrating your compassion here in hell, your merit has amounted even higher. Come, enjoy the abode of the immortals; let these unfortunates consume away in hell the sin arising from their own actions! KING : Whatever good deeds I possess, O Lord, by means thereof let the sinners who are undergoing torment be delivered from hell! THE LORD : So be it O king! You have gained an even more exalted station: see to it that these sinners are delivered from hell! - Hinduism: Markandeya Purana 13-15
I remember seeing this quote on a Diner wall in Boulder, Colorado.I think it brilliantly describes the dichotomous nature of truth.IT IS ALWAYS and in All Ways... BOTH ... until it isn't . meaning; depending on your perspective...a soldier can be defined in a multitude of ways. (jihadist, nazi, communist, pirate, french, american, united nations, suicide bomber, etc.) UNTIL we all agree upon ONE definition. more importantly; there is no reason for being a 'soldier'... without the freedom they enable. in other words... there is no AMERICAN-soldier without...the lawyer, the reporter, the campus organizer, and the poets...there isn't one without the other.unless we let it become so.So, without FREEDOM OF SPEECH, there will ONLY BE... soldiers.And isn't that communism? The nation of Dubai banned the move Charlie's Angelsbecause it's &quot;offensive to the religion of Islam.&quot;Apparently, the religion of Islam...is offended by anything without a plot. - Jon StewartAnd if it wasn't for people like Larry Flynt and the ACLU...we would definitely be a lot like a country controlled by religion...But aren't we a lot like that anyway?Isn't our religion money?...and called INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE CONGLOMERATE CAPITALISM?we might wanna rethink the Patriot Act... NOW made PERMANENT! The First Amendment was designed to protect...offensive speech,because nobody ever tries to ban the other kind. - Mike Godwin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PCSXwrOvLk (people vs. larry flynt)
(m) Soldier - hubris, loyal, aggressive, committed and strong.(f) Guardian - protective, loyal, defensive, committed and strong.
The Mature Masculine and Mature Feminine:LOVER - demonstrates humility with a 'sensual and sensitive' awareness.(m) Magician - the knower guiding us in masculine evolution.(f) Nurturer - the knower guiding us in feminine evolution.(m) Explorer - the risk taker seeking truth via personal experiences.(f) Cultivator - the hard worker seeking truth via personal responsibility.
I love my past. I love my present.I'm not ashamed of what I've had,and I'm not sad because I have it no longer. - Colette
but let's first describe the subconscious/conscious archetypes;or EGO Archetypes... (as partly described in 'King Warrior Magician Lover ') (understand that each description gives both sides of the same coin) ï Precocious Child: both the obnoxious know it all, and the naive dummy .ï Divine Child: both the center of the universe, and totally helpless .ï Hero: both the Grandstander-Bully, and the Coward .ï Scientist: both the intellectual, and the emotionally detached . d I see each of the above as IMMATURE CONTROL DRAMAS. and god knows my ego LOVES to use these as tools;for bringing people to the truth within.By mirroring people AND shadow dancing;I am most effective at helping others; help themselves...and getting people to hate my guts (for it is them; they truly hate).
ND sometimes,when we are out of balance,or when life demands it of us...WE HAVE TO BE WHO WE ARE NOT...and this means taking a combination of 2 archetypes to the EXTREME. and these mature ( egocentric ) archetypes are: Wizard - the extreme combination of both the Magician/King archetypes. (without being in balance with the Soldier/Explorer archetypes )Consort - both the Nurturer/Queen archetypes; to the extreme. (without being in balance with the Guardian/Cultivator archetypes) Mercenary - the extreme combo of both the Soldier/Explorer archetypes. (without being in balance with the Magician/King archetypes) Bitch - both the Guardian/Cultivator archetypes; to the extreme. (without being in balance with the Nurturer/Queen archetypes)
Women need someone to listen.And Men need someone to shut the fu*k up. - bill maher I can't help but think I will end up a babbling fool in the streets...homeless, penniless and completely screwed in the head.I think I am going to end up much like KING SOLOMON did.And for the exact same reason.FOR TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WOMEN!While King Solomon may have had 600 wives...(which makes the story of him losing his mind TOTALLY understandable)I don't have ONE.However, I have been intimately aware of this age old problem since birth.the problem being... well? what is the problem?MISUNDERSTANDING??? there has to be more to it than that.Well; misunderstanding WHAT exactly? each other? Each other being men and women? Like we are a separate species?I have heard that often enough I almost believe it.But I think the problem is perspective MORE than misunderstanding.By approaching this age old problem from the proper perspective...WE HAVE A BETTER CHANCE at making a GO OF IT.For it is about BEING BOTH MASCULINE and FEMININE.Some moments men must be their spouses daddy .(a firm and gentle hand that protects, comforts, and assures.)Some moments women must be their spouses mommy .(a soft and nurturing hand that cultivates and builds up.)THE TRICK IS KNOWING when.In addition, A MAN MUST HAVE HIS OWN SPACE IN THE HOUSE.(for we know the home is her nest, yet we MUST collaborate on ALL things.)Both the MAN and the WO-MAN must develop MUTUAL GOALS & DREAMS.Both the MAN and the WO-MAN must develop INDEPENDENT goals and dreams.The daily greeting MUST be about BEING GLAD TO SEE ONE ANOTHER.(regardless of the daily drama and the daily grind)The kids require the dad to care for them DIFFERENTLY than the mom.(the man insures the child has autonomy:)(that's why we men screw everything up; PRE-PARE)Yet, the mom must also be dad sometimes.And the dad, must also be mom sometimes.SO, it isn't about male OR female.IT IS ABOUT: being masculine AND feminine.OTHER than that... we are all screwed.that's the beauty of it.
2. Archetypal Motivation
Archetypal Motivation taking responsibility and evolving your narrative We like our archetypes and heroes, to be what they are at face value; and life doesn't work out that way. - Laura Dern
If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim. - Richard Bach
When we walk in the light, we leave a shadow. the universe is made of stories, not atoms. - Maurice Maeterlinck
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you, as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you, as by the way your mind looks at what happens. - Kahlil Gibran
Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked, than it is loved by the good. - Buddha
Paradigm of Holistic Humanism <ul><li>The Subconscious / Dependent Child / Physical </li></ul><ul><li>The Conscious / Deluded Adolescent / Intellectual </li></ul><ul><li>The Super-conscious / Adult Servant / E-motional </li></ul><ul><li>The Supra-conscious / Buddha Mind / Spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>It makes me happy, to make you happy. </li></ul><ul><li>What I do for you, I do for me. </li></ul>
We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more, to know the godlike of ourselves. - Abraham Maslow
The Royal Archetype <ul><li>The Masculine & Feminine </li></ul><ul><li>The Alpha & The Omega </li></ul><ul><li>Enlightenment </li></ul><ul><li>Avatar for the ‘I AM’ </li></ul><ul><li>Ascended Master </li></ul><ul><li>The Ketar in Kabbalah </li></ul><ul><li>The Buddah </li></ul><ul><li>Oneness with Love </li></ul><ul><li>The King/Queen Archetype </li></ul>
The Soldier Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC <ul><li>It is the soldier, not the reporter, </li></ul><ul><li>who has given us freedom of the press. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the soldier, not the poet, </li></ul><ul><li>who has given us freedom of speech. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, </li></ul><ul><li>who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the soldier: </li></ul><ul><li>Who salutes the flag. </li></ul><ul><li>Who serves beneath the flag. </li></ul><ul><li>Whose coffin is draped by the flag. </li></ul><ul><li>And who allows the protestor to burn the flag. </li></ul>
The Royal Soldier <ul><li>Masculine </li></ul><ul><li>Hubris with Humility </li></ul><ul><li>Loyal to Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Offensive, Aggressive & Penetrating </li></ul><ul><li>Committed, Strong & Persevering </li></ul>
The Royal Guardian <ul><li>Feminine </li></ul><ul><li>Protective </li></ul><ul><li>Loyal to Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Strong </li></ul><ul><li>Defensive </li></ul><ul><li>Committed </li></ul><ul><li>Impenetrable </li></ul>
The way is not in the sky, the way is in the heart. - Buddha
The Noble <ul><li>The Cultivator - Hard Working </li></ul><ul><li>The Nurturer - Guiding </li></ul><ul><li>The Magician - Manipulating </li></ul><ul><li>The Explorer - Risk Taking </li></ul><ul><li>The Lover - Sensual & Sensitive </li></ul>
<ul><li>Right Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>(enjoying life to its fullest potential) </li></ul><ul><li>(dedicating your life to the greater good) </li></ul><ul><li>Right Mission </li></ul><ul><li>(effectively helping others to help themselves) </li></ul><ul><li>(balancing the masculine and feminine energies) </li></ul><ul><li>Right Intentions </li></ul><ul><li>(applying equanimity in achieving your goals) </li></ul><ul><li>(choosing goals that contribute to the purpose & mission) </li></ul><ul><li>Right Paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>(it is both; the dichotomous nature of truth) </li></ul><ul><li>(I am an individuation of god; and I am interdependent) </li></ul><ul><li>Right Actions </li></ul><ul><li>(make no egocentric transgressions) </li></ul><ul><li>(endeavor to atone through good works) </li></ul><ul><li>Right Livelihood </li></ul><ul><li>(you are not your job) </li></ul><ul><li>(you are what you do, how you do, and why you do) </li></ul><ul><li>Right Nourishment </li></ul><ul><li>(you are what you eat) </li></ul><ul><li>(all fulfillment comes from giving of ourselves) </li></ul><ul><li>Right Association </li></ul><ul><li>(you must share in the distress of your community) </li></ul><ul><li>(you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with) </li></ul>
I love my past. I love my present. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had, and I’m not sad because I have it no longer. - Colette
The Immature <ul><li>The Divine Child - Prince and Princess </li></ul><ul><li>The Precocious Child - Spoiled Brat </li></ul><ul><li>The Hero/Martyr - Drama Queen </li></ul><ul><li>The Scientist - Cold Intellectual </li></ul>
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish. - David Mallet