Intuitive History & Healing Archetypes

September 21st, 2006 | Posted by paul in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Intuitive History & Healing Archetypes)

galadrielWhat is history? Is it the stuff we read about in books, written by the biased perspective of the winners? Or is there another more genuine history that we are heir too? There is history within us that is our birthright and our salvation. This is the visceral and intuitive history we feel in our bones, and experience within ourselves, and which we can discover and awaken through myth, legend and lore. Behind every mask, lies a deeper truth that can never be re-written or erased, awaiting our discovery. The DaVinci code is merely the re-telling of an old tale of alignment to archetypal truths available to anyone willing to make the journey within.  Sometimes all it takes is noticing the subtle psychic and vibratory landmarks of experience when we visit a sacred site. Notice how myths take on new life and meaning as we advance spiritually, transcending outside imposed historical interpretations. The Mists of Avalon is a perfect example of Grail Legend retold at a truer and more heart-chakra level. A uniting of opposites, a sacred union of feminine and masculine.

Do we store within ourselves this more true historical and personally relevant information? I believe so. Are we born with certain archetypes already in place, at the cellular or DNA level? Or are they so embodied within the socio-psychic landscape of the human communities that we are heir to, that only the most intuitive and insightful can gleam their otherwise subtle, yet profound influence?

This is where the creative spirit has the most opportunity to flourish. Rather than live within the linear timeline imposed on us by other mythmakers more powerful than ourselves, we have the opportunity to “step out of time”, and tap into the mythic landscape ourselves.

Across cultures and time periods there are certain archetypes, which appear over and over again, uniquely interpreted through the culture in which they arise. My personal favorite is Elvish lore, eloquently expounded on by J.R.R. Tolkien. Elves kind of represent a tangible connection or “bridge” to the divine. They are physical beings, yet they are also immortal. They work within the physical world, yet are also beings of light, not having to work magick because they are magick. And lest we think that we are just human beings, remember that these archetypes are universal. That means they are a part of us, a reflection of our higher s-elves, outside of time and space. In other words, the mythic landscape is our doorway into our united self. By tapping in and embodying these archetypes, especially the ones we resonate with the most, we can transform and heal ourselves from all of the illusionary samsara of this world we somehow mistakenly believed to be a part of us. There is an old saying, “you are in this world, but not of it”. So it is through myth, that we can transcend our suffering and embody our true self.

Before we make-wrong our own physical history, lets look at our own existence and how we came about. Here we are today, living within all historical currents there ever were. Our very conception represents the most sensitive coalescing of of events there ever could be. We are the product of one sperm out of hundreds of millions, and one ovum out of hundreds of thousands. A woman is born with already existing ovum. Lunar and menstrual cycles, diet, mood, and action then contributed to when and what ovum is released during a menstrual cycle. The slightest variation in any of these variables results in an entirely different ovum than ours. With the father, this is even more so. With so many hundreds of millions of sperm, what are the chances of the single one that unites to conceive us? A man’s sperm production is an on-going process that fluctuates constantly, every second. Such sperm production is even more sensitive to environment, arousal from a passerby potential mate, sleep, and diet, even the slightest exertion of walking a few feet.

In other words everything had to happen precisely the way it did up to our conception for us to have ever been born. To make our history wrong then would be to make our very existence wrong. Instead, gratitude for all that has come before us puts us in alignment with what and who we truly our. This can be both a discovery of beauty, delight and gratitude at our cultural heritage as well as one of somber humility and atonement for wrongs committed by our ancestors.

So no time to waste, gratitude is the first step. You’ll feel a whole lot better once you recognize this simple fact around your own conception. You are here, and there is a reason you are here, and you are meant to be here. You can’t change the past, but you are here now in the present, and that in itself is beautiful. So rather than be a prisoner to your past and most especially to everyone else’s (!), embody now in your present your most highest self. In this way you transcend so-called “history” and begin to embody the truest history there ever was, the mythic landscape of your soul.


Love, Death & Redemption

September 10th, 2006 | Posted by paul in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Love, Death & Redemption)

theflowTeetering on the edge… identity, self, being here now… so precious, so fragile… the slightest breeze, and your GONE.  The protections, the self, those around you, who you thought you are, were, gone… to be replaced by ANYTHING.  Are “you” now a chipmunk, a rock, that “weirdness” you were afraid of in other people?  Now you become all of that.  All that you held sacred, gone too, nothing there, total loss.

How often have you experienced something like this?  A profound death, a deep, overwhelming explosion into your psyche, your emotions ill equipped to handle the overload and rapid changing flux of ontological warpage?  A whiteout void into total oblivion and/or timeless eternity….

Coalescing out of the timeless whiteness, a sacred breath, a touch of grace perhaps, an emergence of something altogether new, different, alive, glorious, with memories, a past, present and future once again.  How weird is that?  Archetypes abound, a wizard or an elf perhaps?  A feeling of empowerment.   For you have gone to the netherworld and returned a hero!  A celebration is in order, a round of drinks for your comrades in arms, a fellowship indeed.  Ground control to major tom, your home, welcome back!

But that thought lingers in your mind, “back to what?”  Is this my life, have I returned or is this my first time here with memories implanted or inherited?  Does it matter?  Can I do anything about it anyway?  Is the solution to kick warp drive back into high gear again?  I don’t know.  What I have learned is that all the warp drive in the world won’t change this basic buckaroo banzai fact, “wherever you go, there you are”.  You can try, so many have tried, to escape the tyranny of the self.  Yet, there is this something, Hindu’s call it karma, that keeps bring you back here.  And somehow, the more you avoid the here and now, the more you are missing the one thing, the body-being, present moment at the crossroads of spirit and matter, your bodyship that is in fact the very wellspring of the liberation you seek.

Ok, so you hope you took on a better birth than the one before, but you also suspect this time you might have taken on a stray passenger, an alien, or sub-daemon now working its way into the engine room of your root metaprograms.  Are you going to be alright with this?  Do you have a choice?  If we are a collection of programs, and our free-will magickal skills are not all there cracked up to be, what choices do we really have?  This is the dilemma, the existential angst, the harrowing horror that you glimpsed on the way out and the way back in.  But wait!

The Buddhist say that all of this, all of the programs, metaprograms, crazy out of your mind stuff, the chaos under the hood, it’s all an illusion.  What is a seeker supposed to do?  Desperate times call for desperate measures.  My god, why have you forsaken me?  LOVE!

Feel.  What you can always do, what you always have a choice to do each and every moment is feel.  Feeling is healing.  Feel ALL of it, surrender to it.  It is in that feeling, that being there for yourself, that healing, true unconditional love truly begins.  I can’t say it’s going to be easy.  I can’t say what kind of rebirth you are now in, or what it portends, there is no way to know.  This is the same for everyone.  Too little time to envy those who “seem” to have it altogether, who seem to have everything.  Envy gets you nowhere.   Perhaps they are none of those things.  You are what you are, right here, right now, in this moment, a body inhabiting the physical plane.  .  Surrender to this moment, the experience of being in a body. You don’t deserve to exist in darkness anymore, but your body knows…  Light is right here with you, right now, NO MATTER WHAT ELSE happens, despite the injustice of your situation.  Love like there is no tommorow.  Love, and you will be set free.