Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without words
And never stops at all.
~ Hope Is The Thing With Feathers, by Emily Dickenson
Human incarnation is not simply an opportunity to learn, but rather an obligation to participate in humankind’s condition, and responsibilities.
The steps in early childhood that take us from sanity to insanity are taken in the moments we disassociate from the collective unconscious. The anxiety produced by our moving away from daily contact with the reservoir and our sacred (life) vow is what makes us crazy. (Vow made prior to incarnating).
As we began to disregard the guidance around us, we began to persecute the very people who might have helped us to see the disaster we were bringing on ourselves by breaking the sacred circle of creation. We persecuted the healers and mediums, the shamans and witches, the visionaries and mystics. In attacking the guardians of our moral boundaries, we created a rift between ourselves and our individual souls, and a rift between ourselves and our common vow. These rifts allowed us to engage in pogroms, wars, the theft of resources, and the hoarding of food and water as a means to killing one another.
We are at a pivotal point. We can continue devolving, or we can wind our way back to the sacred knowledge we once had by recovering the old ways, by reuniting with the life around us. In joining again with the all-life, we will begin a new journey. We can fight our way out of the vacuum in which we live. We can retrieve all that is our by right ~ and by obligation. Reunion is not a choice any more. Reunion is our only hope.
We start the journey that beckons by giving up our notion of man as master. We begin by acknowledging our place as part of ~ and not the reason for ~ life on this planet.
*Excerpts from “Shouting at the Wolf”, A Guide to Identifying and Warding Off EVIL in Every Day Life, by Anderson Reed
When we deny others the privilege of being their authentic self, without judgement, we most certainly cannot expect ourselves to receive this same privilege. We get what we give. I know deep down we all want to be recognized for the value we bring to this world. Our value added is no greater than any other… Let us embrace our unique individualities and allow space for others to embrace ours as well.