IMHO a mistake or error that some “new age” spiritual thought systems or philosophical systems make has to do with denying emotion. Attempts to “white light” and escape from areas of the psyche (soul) or consciousness without going ‘into’ deep feelings or old wounds to determine their core prevents evolutionary growth by skipping over or omitting examination of one’s role in emotional dynamics. Many wish to wave their wand of light and “not go there”, preferring to escape or avoid the necessary work that supports growth and evolution. Take, for example, a situation of a tumultuous or difficult relationship—perhaps even one in which some type of abuse took place. Without going deeply into the dynamics of that relationship at some point, one avoids seeing how one may have contributed to the problem or the difficult dynamic. Essentially, we escape into the Light when we drop our body and cross to the other side; yet, we realize that we did not really “get it” and then come back again to go back into it so that we can see what needs to be healed, repaired or cleaned up or repaired within our own self. When we say things like “let me stay in the light and not deal with dark feelings”, many times we defeat the purpose of being here—growth and evolution. We have to “go there” in order to be able to recognize our own patterns and to repair them.
Today’s cosmic communiqué is inspired by Kua 18 of the I CHING called “Correcting Deficiencies” or “Work That Has Been Spoiled”.
We must first understand the cause of our suffering before we can do away with them and without going deeply into that area and examining it, we cannot ever know. Without knowing and understanding, release cannot happen. Negative emotions are not to be feared – they are to be understood and traced back to their source so that they can be corrected, re-worked, understood, repaired, restored, cleared up, so that we are in future able to respond differently, living a life in which old wounds are healed and balanced.
Old beliefs that we hold about victimization or neediness and the like have an opportunity to come to light and be corrected and that is why we’re here but we cannot make those corrections if we are unwilling to look/examine or if we are focused on spaceship brothers/sisters coming to “save us” or some sort of ascension scenario whisking us off to some heaven in the sky. No matter where we go in the cosmos, we take the same consciousness; there’s no real escape without the clean-up and correction work.
Behavior patterns that come from patterns of thinking that do not benefit us create problems lifetime after lifetime until we have enough courage and determination to feel and recognize the pain or negative emotion, go into it and make the necessary adjustment or correction. The deep soul-searching and psychological uncovering reveals what requires attention so that we can live in The Light; yet, so many run away from this work.
As Ma Deva Padma says, “If you put your dinner leftovers in the fridge where you don’t see them for days on end, eventually they start to grow moldy and stink. The same thing happens with mistakes and difficulties that we refuse to deal with. We can pretend we don’t know about them, or disguise them with fragrance.” But all our mistakes and difficulties are learning experiences and while it is easier to assume we are victim rather than examining our role, we avoid facing reality and only delay the moment of truth in which we must become honest with ourselves.
Looking within the self without denial or embellishment to see what part we have played is of utmost importance; otherwise, nothing changes and patterns repeat.
BOTTOM LINE: Past problems and issues should be examined so that future progress is not hindered. Don’t deny emotions; allow them and trace them back to their source and make necessary corrections to erroneous or victimization-type thinking
ASTROLOGICAL AND TAROT ARCHETYPE KEYWORD ASSOCIATIONS:
SAGITTARIUS: ruled by Jupiter, the planet associated with expansive views and the BIG PICTURE; truth—to thine own self be true
LEO: lack of ability for self-reflection; a need to create the ability to self-reflect; being “child-like” or emotionally immature; the drama-queen of the zodiac; desire to Play ‘god’
VIRGO: victim; victimization; lack of using discernment; desire to escape into the Pisces polarity
TEMPERANCE: healing after a death experience; being aware of what needs healing
HIGH PRIESTESS: going deep into the psyche; being in a state of silent equilibrium; looking to the unconscious/subconscious mind for answers; tapping into deep parts of the mind to understand one’s life; looking for the “why” behind all events/feelings/emotions/thoughts/circumstances; paying attention to moods and cycles and learning from them
MAGICIAN: transmutation of energy; turning the “lead” of negative emotions into the”gold” of love through transmutation that comes from self-understanding
HERMIT: going within; need to withdraw and examine one’s heart and mind; inner seeking; solitude; the opposite of trying to escape; facing one’s inner self; NOT looking outside one’s own psyche for answers
STRENGTH: the ability to overcome one’s own resistance and blockages; controlling emotions rather than allowing them to control her; breaking through one’s own personal blockages; releasing tendency to control others