The world tried very hard to make me ashamed of myself. It labelled me all kinds of ways in order to put me back in my place. I’ve been called every insult in the book, as much as I’ve been called “nice”, “pretty”, “beautiful”, and “smart”. But if there is one word that seems to be weaponized the most, it’s also the word that ironically can be used as a synonym for powerful.
Does history repeat itself? Do we just subconsciously relive certain lessons till we learn from them, like Carl Jung suggested? Is there some force behind everything, or is it just that humans like to link events together so much that it only looks like there’s a pattern, just because the chaos would be too overwhelming to accept?
As someone who’s been into astrology for a while, even I still don’t know what the answer is. Sometimes I like to think that life is random, but other times, I know there has to be more to it. In order to really make sense of the direction this piece is heading, we need to take a bit of a trip in time to May 5th 1993.
What are you willing to stand for, even if it means risking to stand alone? What is something you’re so passionate about, that it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks? There comes a time, where we need to ask ourselves whether we’re really living in our truth, or just pandering to other people’s approval. Having friends and admirers is great, but that means very little if it comes at the expense of your integrity.
When a few people I was familiar with began leaving the New Age Community, I was shocked. I couldn’t understand why they’d leave behind something beautiful, where people seemed so generous and welcoming. And even though today I still don’t agree with the direction that some of them went in, I actually get it. Apparently, you really can have too much of a good thing.
When Lilith left Adam, I like to think she got well “acquainted” with herself. I like to think she learned about her body and what it enjoyed and was able to fulfill her needs without having to wait for the right person to come along. I like to think she learned self-love, so that way the right person was just a bonus.
Over the years, our views on spirituality and what it means to be spiritual have shifted. Instead of having to follow of specific religion or ideology, people can pick and choose whatever works for them like when you’re at a buffet. However, the New Age Community definitely has its flaws and whatever it lacks in terms of dogma, it sometimes makes up for in really questionable ways.
There’s this mindset that being spiritual means that somehow you’re not like everyone else, or that other people are wrong for not being interested in the occult. There’s also this belief that every little thing that happens is your fault, even though in reality life can also sometimes be random. On the flip side, we think that if someone hurts others, they’re going to pay for it in the next life.
As I write this, right now the world is in crisis, putting everyone into hermit mode while we await for the next chapter to begin. It’s currently April 30th 2020, at 1:10am Eastern, and a Thursday. I’m an INFJ, I live for privacy and quiet. The days have somehow blended but it’s nice to be reminded by having some structure. People have learned how to be more kind, considerate, nurturing, patient and creative. Somehow overnight the world has become like the Great Mother that is the sign of Cancer, where the North Node has been transiting for the past year and a half.
Growing pains can be painful in some ways, but they can also be beautiful. Like the butterfly emerging from its cocoon, at some point your wings are finally ready. Did you know that if a butterfly gets help out of its cocoon, it can die? The reason being because of all the strength that gets built through working its way out. In some way, there’s a situation a lot of us are emerging from, and we’re coming out stronger and better than before. Now, this doesn’t mean that we have to do everything on our own- society encourages the bootstrap mindset, making it so most people struggle in situations that they could’ve otherwise come out of faster if it wasn’t for the lack of resources. But every now and then, the universe puts us to the test.
In pop culture, from Stranger Things to The Matrix, you often hear the villain bragging about how humans are a virus, that we like to spread ourselves here and there, causing damage wherever we go. We’ll I’ve got news, it’s not people who are the virus, it’s the system we created that’s the real virus. We forget our humanity. We think we’re better than everything. In relationships, it’s not about what you bring to the table, it’s about how much there is to eat. In families, it’s not about nurturing our kids, it’s about keeping some kind of legacy.
Kings used to lead the way. It didn’t matter if you agreed with them, they were there for a reason and had to be listened to, unless you didn’t mind being charged with treason. The worst thing you could do is question them. Because they were appointed by God, or at least, that’s what they wanted you to think. Sure, over time there were some revolutions that led to independence in America and other places, resulting in governments and what not, but kings were loved the most. Even today, […]