Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I AM JOURNEY.

WHO AM I?
    I am Journey, not destination. I am the process of living. I am not the hopeful illusion you carry in your mind, not the illustrations on the map, Journey is the reality of your experience. Hold up your compass to sight the direction, find true North, and then you and I shall Journey. You will meet resistance and reality, success or failure, it's all the same to me.
    I am your childhood dash from the house in the woods of your unknowing made of candy. I am the Multi-Level Marketing Journey. I am the slow, agonizing death from AIDS. The truth of coming down and drying out. I am the realization on the cliff that the climbing rope is 20' too short.
    I am the time going slower than ever imagined. I am the time running out. I am anxiety and fear of being late. I am the sudden, surprising collision while texting. I am the fear that comes in the middle of the night on the path. The realization in the middle of the process that makes you doubt whether or not you can actually carry this off. The looming unknown which makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. 


WHAT DO I WANT?
    Journey wants to unfold you, carry you, blow you, flow you. Journey wants to bring you challenges to meet your weaknesses. Journey IS your unfolding your self in flame and glorious illumination - the bigger your vanity, the hotter your Flame. The lower your self-esteem, the deeper the abyss into which you will plummet. Journey is a mirror of you to yourself on your way to yourself.
    Only those who are dissatisfied with themselves take the Journey. It is a fearful journey for those who are afraid. It is a random journey for those who want to be in control. Your one-sidedness calls forth your Journey. It will be a needy journey for anyone who can't bear to depart with their most precious belonging - pride.
    Where do you least want to go? That may be the exact place where your Journey will take you. You're Journey want you to visit every place which you need to visit. If you want success, Journey can take you there, by the way of failure. If you want health, Journey can take you there, by the way of illness. If you want love, Journey can take you there, by the way of loathing. "Babe, you're the wave, not the water."


WHY AM I HERE?    

     At the end, Journey is where we all go to meet who we thought we were at the beginning. Journey is the setting out with enthusiasm. "We all look good at the staring line." Journey is also the being forced to wait for ourselves. Journey is going where you know you should go. Journey is also not knowing where you are going. Journey is going WAY BEYOND your capacities or winding up at the end of the path with parts of you which will be wasted because you never used them.
    The Comforter will not come to you unless you journey to the point where you need to be comforted. If you always play it safe, play it careful, never take a risk, avoid injury and danger, never reach out for someone else, why would the Comforter need to Journey to you?
    Are you the Journey? Are you the Way in which you should travel? Have you within you places which you need to discover, mountains to climb? Is there a deep within you don't know how to enter? Are you stalking a Beast within? Is there a blazing fire in your heart too hot for you to enter? Are you a Lover in search of a Lover who is too shy to be revealed? Are you the Doorkeeper for your future? Are you refusing to grant yourself entry?


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Friday, September 19, 2014

CALENDAR OF VIRTUES
AUGUST 20 - SEPTEMBER 21
COURTESY BECOMES TACTFULNESS OF HEART

ABOUT THE CALENDAR OF VIRTUES
    The Calendar of Virtues represents a year-round opportunity to practice Virtue Transitions while outer nature is going through analogous changes. Your inner practice will be reflected in the outer world which can strengthen your experience. 

       AUGUST 20 - SEPTEMBER 21 - 
  Courtesy becomes tactfulness of heart
      OPPOSITE:  Inconsiderateness

  By Jean W. Yeager
IN NATURE:
    September is perhaps the time that one begins to see geese flying overhead in formation, warming up for the autumn migration.  Over the next few months, in many parts of the country, this site is a common one. This is a "tactic" by the geese to save energy during their long journeys. It requires that the geese maintain a certain distance from one another. It is a type of self-control in flight which enables another goose to maintain their place in the overall formation - and eases the physical demands of flight. One may say that it is a instinctual form of "courtesy" which is inbuilt into the geese and their flight patterns. This instinctual way of acting is something that is at the "heart" of being a goose or a good member of a "flock".


IN HUMAN NATURE:
    One sees in dance performances and awareness between each of the individual performers regarding their specific place on the stage. In addition, one sees many interactions within organizations in which individuals follow a particular seating order, or put themselves into a standing or relationship with one another due to some inbuilt agreement. If one violates an individual's spatial needs and comes too close, one can expect a reaction of disapproval or hostility. Courtesy to one another is built up over time as a "tactic" to create or maintain a certain kind of relationship. "Tactfulness" for us is not terribly dissimilar to the tactics used by geese to save energy on long journeys. To be positive with one another generally saves us energy as well.


OPPOSITE: Inconsiderateness

    "Learning something by heart" happens with lots of repetition. Once you get to know someone and what "presses their buttons", you have learned their triggers by heart and can avoid them, be tactful, or be considerate. 


-   Jean Yeager
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OPPOSITE:Dissatisfaction

Monday, September 15, 2014

SHE'S A STEP-UP TRANSFORMER

WHO AM I?
    She's a step-up transformer. She has built-in emotional circuitry which re-directs all the positive and negative energy in a party, meeting or social gathering. She enters and all heads turn her way.  Like good little magnets - we can't help ourselves. Maybe it's her laugh, or her smile, like effervescent emotional glitter, we are attracted.
    People want to touch her, greet her, hug her, seek her recognition. She has to make her way into the room, shaking hands, kissing cheeks, patting shoulders. She is used to working her way through crowds. It has taught her patience. She seems to have something people want. It's as if she were eight feet tall or weighed 350 pounds - there is simply MORE to her than other people. Maybe it's knowledge, experiences, or ideas. People have questions for her and want to talk with her.
    She may move in a sensual way. Her energy could be called "animal magnetism" and it can come across as sexual. It causes a tension between herself and others of the opposite sex.

WHY AM I HERE?
    She comes to parties and gatherings as much to receive as to give. She is not the source of energy, she needs energy from others. Without them, she is powerless. What good is "animal magnetism" without an opposite animal to be attracted?
    The tension between the attraction.of opposites and resistance or opposition affects most relationships.  How do we get close without merging?  How do we maintain our independence without flying away. "Engagement" is a give-and-take thing - and sometimes the step-up transformer is not the best for the delicate balance required. If her orientation is "step-up" then "step down" may be difficult.
    And, one of the things essential for transformers is some kind of feed-back loop. I had an Aunt who was a step-up person but in her case, she wasn't aware of how she was coming across. Many of us fled when she started raising the volume.
    Some step-up transformers have greater capacity for change than others. There are lots of important capacities to have: when to turn it up, when to turn it down, when to turn it off. Sensitivities.  What she is able to transform or add to depends upon her in-built capabilities, and of course, love.  Some step-up transformers tend to amplify the things they love. But, she can ruin the possibility of love by coming on too strong - that shuts down the other person who suddenly doesn't want to give ANYTHING to her.

WHAT DO I WANT?
    When you are one-on-one with her, there is something about her eyes and how she looks at you - that looks INTO you. And, when she looks into you, you feel good and she seems to be nourished in someway by the interaction.  Her smile fills you with joy, but your receiving her smile in a joyful fashion warms her heart and she is grateful when that happens.
    Step up transformers love to find occasions when they can simply be themselves and others let them expand, add power to and inflate everything in their world. But, this, in the long-run, is unsustainable. The step-up person gets exhausted. What they lack is grounding.
    The grounded circuit discharges energy through itself. That's where you and I come in. We provide the grounding so the energy discharges through us. It is possible to develop the capacity help the step-up person step-down and guide them to equanimity. But, grabbing the live-wire transformer when the power is high can be shocking, an emotional zap which can fry you. The key is to engage not at the height of energy, but little by little over time so energy is discharged gradually.

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