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Open Blind UnknownHidden Land of Serendipity – Unit 15 – The Hidden Window ♣ What is the modern malady of fear and anxiety? ♣ Why do we get bored?
Known Not known to self to self Known to Open Blind others Unknown Not Land of Hidden known Serendipityto others♣ In the Open window can be ♣In the Blind window are thingsseen all the things you know other people know about you butabout yourself that others also of which you are unaware.know. ♣In the Unknown (Land of♣In the Hidden window are the Serendipity) window is yourthings you know about yourself motivation and potential future ofbut choose not to reveal to which neither you or others areothers. aware. It waits, dormant, until something causes it to be revealed.
Known to self Open Blind ♣ What makes you nervous? ♣ A time you felt injured? Unknown Not Hidden Land of known Serendipity ♣ On your conscience? to others♣ In the Hidden window are the things ♣ What makes you angry?you know about yourself but choose notto reveal to others. ♣ Secret informationWhat we hide – Think & Feel – ♣ Private behaviour we may know about (and others might observe the ♣ Something in the last 24 hrs you’ve not shared? symptoms in the Open Window). ♣ Fears, anxietiesWe might know why we hide it – and sometimes we might ♣ When are you bored? not be so sure...
Hidden maladies of the soulSoul maladies & associated physical ailmentshave been believed to result from a victimswrong-doing or wrong-feeling or wrong-thinking – as result of which, elementalbeings have invaded and must be expelled. Nowadays, neurological and genetic causes are more likely to be sought and treatments prescribed according to the particular edifice of “received wisdom”. Or else a materialisticpsychotherapeutic approach will seekcause in our reflected self-image.Hidden maladies of the soulSoul maladies & associated physical ailmentshave been believed to result from a victimswrong-doing or wrong-feeling or wrong- But we only read half the story unless, withthinking – as result of which, elementalbeings have invaded and must be expelled. Nowadays, neurological and genetic causes are more likely to be sought and treatments prescribed according to the particular edifice of “received wisdom”. Or else a materialisticpsychotherapeutic approach will seekcause in our reflected self-image. sound practice and warm heart, we consider But we only read half the story unless, with sound practice and warm heart, we consider karma and successive earthly lives. karma and successive earthly lives.
Transformations and metamorphoses Our spiritual, Enduring “I” harvests from our soul in one earthly life what is required for us to grow and develop in a subsequent earthly life.
Spiritual causation - karma Our spiritual, Enduring “I” harvests from our soul in one earthly life what is required for us to grow and develop in a subsequent earthly life.
That which was infused within an earlier lifeis woven into our Nerve-sense system, whichgives expression to our Inspirational stream. That which was realised between death and a new earthly life is woven into our Rhythmic system of circulation and breathing, which gives expression to our “I” stream. That which impresses itself upon this earthly life weaves into our Movement system of metabolic organs and limbs, which gives expression to our Formative stream.
Our enduring “I” knows its enduring mission but our capability for “I” its remembrance has weakened A modern malaise and we draw back in anxiety („hold our breath‟) and easily judging intuition prone to distraction. soul soul memorypast Formative body stream Inspirational body streamWeak attention span, future deepeasy distraction – yearningweakens permeation ofthe Formative stream That which was infused in anwith the Physical body earlier life flows towards us –and therefore memory senses but a Formative stream that wasand capability for previously weak can result in aremembrance. hurly-burly of feelings, which itself weakens the permeation physical of the Inspirational stream, and body a nervous fidgetiness.
“Virir con miedo es como vivir a midias” “A life lived in fear is a life half lived” Poor attention Inactivity Indecisiveness Excessive reassurance Depression Impulsiveness Hyperactivity Ennui soul memorypast Formative body stream Inspirational body stream future deep yearning Anguish Trepidation Torment Apprehension
Play - ♣The Attention GameObject of the Game: To observe some everyday attentiveness.
AD(H)D – a sign of the times? Apparent increase over the last 50- 100 years – global prevalence now estimated at 5%+ (children and adults) British Journal of Psychiatry May 07 Diagnosis problematical Theories as to cause include neurological imbalance, genetic „throw back‟, nutritional, social/environmental – Scotland. Source: NHS Scotland and the label itself. No consensus as to treatment yet medication continues to increase, especially in North America and Europe. Medical consumption of methylphenidate. Source: WHO
Boredomhas a close connection to this modern malaise Both streams seek Or, we retire „within‟ to enlivenment. When relish the feeling from asomething fascinates us remembrance or let flow a – our feelings satisfied feeling into imagination or , by an association – „spellbound‟, “nurse a “Time flies”. wrath” – whichever way, “Time flies”. We‟re not bored.
But when a desire flowstowards us yet our memory – we get bored.is left un-enlivened: e.g. “Time drags.”we‟ve learnt all thatcan be learnt from a job,relationship, etc –Judging what we yearn for is an activity that flows with ourenduring “I” – expressed as the reasoning and „figuring out‟of our everyday self when reflected in our Formative stream. If our capability for intuitive judging is left to wither on the vine, we‟ll not know what we want –become very bored at best and fearful at worst...
The general malady of fear A child‟s unconscious deep(and awareness of yearning flows full evenAD(H)D) has increased while their feeling life iswith the emergence of the only gradually maturingConsciousness /Spiritual and their enduring “I” stillSoul. incarnating. 1413-3573AD >> Do we bombard their Consciousness/ senses with -Spiritual Soul of “something the present epoch to do”?Life‟s karmicopportunities flow towards Or seek ways to prepareus and are yearning to be for and nurture theirknown – yet fear of the capability forfuture and weakened remembrance?remembrance can leavethem unknown.
enduring “I”That we are able to recognise the consequences of the past is a result of our growing self awareness – an echo of my enduring “I” beyond my everyday self judging intuition soul soul memorypast Formative body stream Inspirational body stream future... a reverence for deepthe light that yearningillumines my “I” ... develop a calm tranquillity and senses humility to recognise And pour what is the signs...learn to trust gained into the world. the serendipities physical arising in our future body stream
We don‟t get bored trying to understand something but often, “My head aches!” Our enduring “I” will not be coerced. Patience and tranquillity – the keys. My cat has a type of habitual, dreamDoes my cat like memory and a remarkableget bored? awareness of its „soul body stream‟ – but not intuitive remembrance, no “I” stream. My cat‟s head doesn‟t ache. It is either awake in the present moment, where the stream of the past meets the stream from the future, or asleep. Time never drags. It just is – in the present moment : a “present-ever”, within which also dwells my enduring “I”...