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"Come on Baby Light my Fire"

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Hey, hi, hello there, I’m feeling good from my head to my toes…life’s good, I’m alive.

Have you ever wondered if after you die you wake up and laugh and say, “What was I so worried about?”

Well, let’s face it, the unknown is most always scary.

But we’re here right now, alive and curly tailed, and the hero on our own journey.

As I travel along my own life path, I see that the number one focus, after the necessities to sustain life, and finding a mate, is that people want to understand themselves aka, Self-growth. 

Not for all mind you, some want to accumulate things or accolades, or trophies or money, but I think underneath it all is the urge to understand oneself.

I don’t want to be pie in the sky, or airy-fairy, I want to be real, whatever that is. I’ve heard criticisms of Tony Robbins for using “Adult” words. He does it for a reason. These are “taboo words,” and to use them produces a dynamic transformation in the listener. Freud was the first to discover this effect taboo words had on people, and Robbins was one of the first to use it in a therapeutic setting.

I’m saying look at the effect. 

When the Kingdom becomes stale, we need something to jolt us. Stale kingdoms are illnesses, boredom, lethargy, alienation, loss, addiction, anger, rage—it’s time to take a journey.

Our journey is to undercover our true self, and to find answers as to why we are here.

This journey isn’t an easy one. Issues come up; past hurts raise their ugly heads, resentments flail to be recognized. Most people change only when they have to, when their backs are to the wall, or when they are really, really really determined to do it.
But, what if I told you that you are a carrier of light? What if I said we are here to uphold the consciousness of the planet? Would you believe me?

If you thought that you had a purpose for being here and that it was to contribute to the whole, would that make your journey easier?

This is the third time I have written this blog, and you know a danger here, I might change my mind again, but isn’t that also how life is? If someone holds our nose to what we said 20 years ago, we might answer, “I do believe that my thinking has evolved a bit since then.”

I come from an old evangelistic background where old men would say, “I was saved 50 years ago—that settles it.”

What if we tripped down the path full of joy? What if we noticed that life is getting better? What if we believed that the earth will survive and that we will see to it? We might be a small group who think this way, but remember what the famed Archeologist Margaret Mead said:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
And there might be a side effect. Happiness just might lie somewhere along the trail, and it will probably be where we least expect it.

I know I spoke of Archetypes long ago, but they came up for me again when I was addressing this subject of becoming more real, more aware, more in touch with our feelings, and more in tune with our environment and those around us.

I know a bipolar personality, and I wonder about that. How does a person gets stuck in pathology?

What makes a person act the way they do? What is mental illness? 

Way back in 1986 I read Carol S. Pearson’s. Book, The Hero Within, Six archetypes we live by, and thought it was one of the best psychological books I had ever read. And I remember her archetypes still. I figured it was time to revisit them.

We all contain these archetypes in varying degrees, and in times of stress one can take over. The idea is to recognize them, know their characteristics and to walk the path through them toward the magician at the end.

 “Real heroism,” wrote Pearson, “is NOT knowing you can handle anything, it is doing your part.”

I’m tired of people making excuses about their behavior saying, “It’s the way I was raised.” (While railing at their folks.) Some people list their characteristics as though they are carved in stone because their mother was frightened by an exploding light bulb.

Self-growth is looking at one’s characteristics, and determining whetherthey still work. Perhaps we have outgrown them, or ought to. 

I had to laugh when Joseph McClendon II, teacher, coach, psychologist, said, “If a person afraid of dogs comes into my office you can bet there will be a Rottweiler there.”

That’s one approach. Force a person to face their fears.

Or, there are other ways, such as taking the child that still lives within us by the hand, and walking that child past those scary places, not to re-traumatize ourselves, but to see that what worked as a child may not be working for us as adults.

Those are old dragons.

The monster left the premises a long time ago.

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