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KNOW THYSELF XII – From Dark to Light

(Sequel to “Know Thyself X, XI”)

It is said that every virtuous act is inspired by a dark secret.  The good we do drags behind it a shadow of dark motivation. When all the guilt and shame for the bad we’ve done have run their course, it’s the good we did that redeems us.  Then, the secrets we kept and the motives we concealed creep up from their shadows to be dealt with within ourselves.

Thought-forms condition the personality in devious ways that cause suffering and abuse.  In many cases the addiction and intensity are such that only extreme versions of itself can, eventually, bring respite.  Therapy and chemicals barely assuage the darkness that clouds the conscious mind of the individual with weight and a sense of hopelessness.  Every step forward is met with a reminder of what was lost; insight towards something constructive is missing. Unable to control itself, the person often chooses isolation, secret indulgence, or suicide as the only virtuous act possible.  We all know what this feels like.

As we are able to switch from fear and a paranoid […]

SENSITIVITY IN THE CITY – Part Three

TOOLS OF SENSITIVITY

Part Three of “Sensitivity in the City”

  

Sensitivity reflects the capacity of a human being for receiving and processing sensory physical, emotional, and mental impressions. But, receptivity does not guarantee correct or adequate awareness or interpretation of stimuli. Self protectively, highly sensitive people block out a great deal of impressions and focus only on one or two avenues. The same applies to observation that does not always match the ample levels of possible perception.

Conditioned by the immediate reality, every sensitive person focuses on one or more senses and these become a refuge as well as a means of communication. What really distinguishes them from the more average people is the degree to which the feel and respond. An artist will reflect experience visually, a musician through sound, a sculptor or an architect through the delicate sense of touch and proportion. Food preparation engages a wide variety of gustatory and olfactory properties. A dancer says it all through the body, while intellectual activity, on the other hand, limits perceptions to mental representations.

Meditation develops Consciousness. […]

MASCULINE & FEMININE PRINCIPLES Part Four “THE INNER MAN”

PART FOUR

THE INNER MAN

(For information on the dynamics of gender energies, refer to the e.book: “Parallel Journeys”, available at this website.)

It is important to understand that Inner Woman and Inner Man are concepts that refer to the embodiment of the Feminine or Masculine Principles according to the awakened consciousness of an individual and his or her circle of possibilities. Excellence represents an aware, humble, active acknowledgment of capacities and the need for involvement in life. There can be no generalisation Rather than “enlightenment” the term implies realisation in a very human, individual, as well as social sense.

This article in particular responds to the insistent, although not unkind prodding I have received from so many men to describe my conception of The Inner Man. If it appears that I have ignored men’s needs, it is only because so little is known about female authenticity. Woman needs to understand and come to terms with the depths she embodies before she can make her unique and urgent contribution to society. In a sense men and all of Creation are waiting for women […]

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