Re: Some Considerations
- --- In email@example.com, dottie zold wrote:
> Hi Friends,Hi, Dottie! This is meaningful, friend. Thank you for
> I wanted to share a few thoughts that I have been
> working on that have to do with how we interact with
> one another once we reach a certain level of soul mood
> with another or even maybe within oneself.
> It seems to me that one can have an ongoing conscious
> relationship through the spirit. And what is
> interesting is that, well pardon what I do not express
> appropriately in anthroposophical terms, it is in the
> inbetween space, the same place where we build our
> pictures, we can interact from that same area. It's a
> place where the 'feel/seeing' ...oh the heart organ is
> also a listening organ, not just a developing picture
> organ of consciousness but also a listening, real
> spirit to spirit interaction.
> What I find interesting is that although we can
> interact, have conversation, in this area, this does
> not mean that we are working from some higher level of
> existance. For example its not that someone has
> reached Spirit Self or whathaveyou. We are still who
> we are in this realm with all our faults and
> strengths. It's just the area where we are building
> the new organ of perception, the thinking heart. And
> working on this organ, specifically with the antipathy
> and sympathy exercises really allows one to form these
> Rudolf Steiner speaks of the need to make sure that we
> work on the twelve petal organ of the area. He shares
> that if this organ/chakra is not at first worked on
> then all the rest will be faltering. And I imagine
> that these years on line have really allowed me to
> work on this organ:) as I kept trying to be
> accountable for my words. Always Tarjei was my
> strengthg in showing up another day even while I may
> have been cringing. But the work pays off. It pays off
> to fall and then try and get back up and face the
> music. It builds a good character within us. If we
> just fall and then turn to blame and shame we not only
> harm ourselves but our future capacity to build this
> organ. But its a minute by minute process it seems.
> I wondered if maybe we can speak with everyone in this
> manner of interacting and it seems to me that no we
> can not, not on a conscious level. It's not that we
> are speaking to spirit, we are speaking to
> consciousness at whatever level we are currently in.
> I mean one can force it but I imagine that would be a
> part of black magic.
> Well, these are my thoughts today,
sharing it. I go through these cycles, they are almost
predictable. Some days, going on seems so pointless!
Sore body, fried mind, wounded spirit.... What's
the use? SSDD. Nothing seems to change. And yet
even as I say that, change is everywhere, including
inside of me. Transformation is such a beautiful thing,
yet it can seem terrible, too. I've been reading about
trauma victims lately, people who have suffered terrible
tragedies and yet they didn't let these things ruin
their lives. Here are some names: Mike Wallace, Deena
Metzger, Andre Dubus, Armando Valladares, Max Cleand,
Jeb Stuart Magruder, Donna Jenkins, Anne Capute,
Harold Kushner, Nackey Loeb, Patti Dean, Alie Wiesel.
Their stories are all included in this wonderful book,
"Undaunted Spirits: Portraits of Recovery from Trauma,"
by Mary Baures. She has a beautiful website, too.
It includes a gallery of her artwork as well as other
inspiring pages, including this one, about using
creativity to heal trauma and loss:
Like you say, so much thinking heart work is needed....
- Should have spell checked first. Corrections below.
> I've been reading about trauma victims lately, peopleMike Wallace, Deena Metzger, Andre Dubus, Armando Valladares,
> who have suffered terrible tragedies and yet they didn't
> let these things ruin their lives. Here are some names:
Max Cleland, Jeb Stuart Magruder, Donna Jenkins, Anne Capute,
Harold Kushner, Nackey Loeb, Patti Dean, Elie Wiesel.
> Their stories are all included in this wonderful book,
> "Undaunted Spirits: Portraits of Recovery from Trauma,"
> by Mary Baures. She has a beautiful website, too.
> It includes a gallery of her artwork as well as other
> inspiring pages, including this one, about using
> creativity to heal trauma and loss:
> Like you say, so much thinking heart work is needed....