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Embracing My Shadow

"Evil is a source of moral intelligence in the sense that we need to learn from our shadow, from our dark side, in order to be good."
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Embracing My Shadow

Postby Christine » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:23 am

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It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. - Carl Jung

I am working up to a longer post on this, maybe a day or so ... perhaps after christmas. These words above that are worthy of a definite ponder; demonic dynamism.
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Re: Embracing My Shadow

Postby norman » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:56 am

Jung may have said that, but I don't trust his mind with my heart.

My feeling about light and dark as conceptual aids to enlightenment talk is that it reminds me of a pendulum or even of water spinning so hard around the plug hole that it takes 'forever' to empty the bathwater.

A mental construct doesn't come close to where I want to be. I think the fact that we humans are stuck in a place where we are intelligent enough to have language but not high enough to have telepathy is a difficult situation to handle.

Telepathy could free us up from having to struggle with so much mental jiggery pokery to be able the share our intelligence with others. Imagine not having to convert everything into ( pick a language ) before being able to share it or express it to others. I think the language stage is what's driving us all nuts. In the early stages of language it might have been pretty ok and handy to have, but now?........ Jeez, Beam me up.
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Re: Embracing My Shadow

Postby Christine » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:20 am

Jung was far from mental, he was a deep experiencer of many realms, both dark and light, extraordinary man. A man of deep silence who went outside the box.

The problem we confront is taking the extraordinary and translating it into linear language, oh! that is what you are saying. :oops:

So norm you get me to dive in, something I really appreciate about you is having a conversation, a place to bounce off of. What your bring up in your writing is precisely where I want to go with this. And yes, telepathy plays hugely and experientially. So leaving a few more breadcrumbs on the potentiality of this thread.

When you say we humans are stuck, I would say most but not all and a rising tide floats all ships.

Beams norm up!

norman wrote:Jung may have said that, but I don't trust his mind with my heart.

My feeling about light and dark as conceptual aids to enlightenment talk is that it reminds me of a pendulum or even of water spinning so hard around the plug hole that it takes 'forever' to empty the bathwater.

A mental construct doesn't come close to where I want to be. I think the fact that we humans are stuck in a place where we are intelligent enough to have language but not high enough to have telepathy is a difficult situation to handle.

Telepathy could free us up from having to struggle with so much mental jiggery pokery to be able the share our intelligence with others. Imagine not having to convert everything into ( pick a language ) before being able to share it or express it to others. I think the language stage is what's driving us all nuts. In the early stages of language it might have been pretty ok and handy to have, but now?........ Jeez, Beam me up.
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Re: Embracing My Shadow

Postby Cristian » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:50 am

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Re: Embracing My Shadow

Postby Christine » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:13 am

Oh no! You didn't do that, did you?

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Re: Embracing My Shadow

Postby heyokah » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:27 am

Hope you don't mind I'd take a little side path, talking about Crow and her shadow.

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There is a medicine story that tells of Crow's fascination with her own shadow.
She kept looking at it, scratching it, pecking at it, until her shadow woke up and became alive.
Then Crow's shadow ate her. Crow is Dead Crow now.

Dead Crow is the Left-Handed Guarding. If you look deeply into Crow's eye, you will have found the gateway to the supernatural. Crow knows the unknowable mysteries of creation and is the keeper of all sacred law.
Since Crow is the keeper of Sacred Law, Crow can bend the laws of the physical universe and "shape shift."
This ability is rare and unique. Few adepts exist in today's world, and fewer still have mastered Crow's art of shape shifting. This art includes doubling, or being in two places at one time consciously; taking on another physical form, and becoming the "fly on the wall" to observe what is happening far away. Human law is not the same as Sacred Law.

All sacred texts are under the protection of Crow. Creator's Book of Laws or Book of Seals is bound in Crow feathers.
Crow feathers tell of spirit made flesh. Crow is also the protector of the "ogallah" or ancient records.

More so than any other medicine, Crow sees that the physical world and even the spiritual world, as humanity interprets them, are an illusion. There are billions of worlds. There are an infinitude of creatures. Great Spirit is with all.
If an individual obeys Crow's perfect laws as given by the Creator, then at death, he or she dies a Good Medicine death - going on to the next incarnation with a clear memory of his or her past.

Remember that Crow looks at the world with first one eye, and then the other cross-eyed.
In the Mayan culture, cross-eyeds had the privilege and duty of looking into the future.

You must put aside your fear of being a voice in the wilderness and "caw" the shots as you see them.

* Source: Jamie Sams and David Carson. Medicine Cards.

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Re: Embracing My Shadow

Postby dianna » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:46 pm

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“a total stranger one black day
knocked living the hell out of me-
who found forgiveness hard because
my(as it happened)self he was
-but now that fiend and i are such
immortal friends the other's each ”

(e.e. cummings)

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Re: Embracing My Shadow

Postby Peacerebel » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:42 am

"One drunk cold winter night I stayed alive after crashing a car the front lights were on the wind screen. In that moment I did not mind crashing the car, but I did not want to die. -Years later driving the motorway with the gas pedal down. In that moment I did not mind dying, but I did not want to crash the car."

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Re: Embracing My Shadow

Postby Phil » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:07 pm

Yeah just remember not to get too cozy:

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