May 20, 2018, John Æonid
Step lightly here and gird yourself for the shadow. Here I'll be discussion the dark things that drive our dysfunction.
Note that by shadow I do mean our dark sides, as is popular in spiritual discussions and relates to the Jungian concept of Shadow.
If you look at the time line of my postings in the other sections, you may have noticed that it's been a while since I've regularly posted thoughts and articles. It isn't that I haven't written anything; it's that they're all drafts on the darker aspects of our World, and I've been really hesitant to post them. But, it's time to get this going, as there is work to do here.
Most of what I write here I want to be positive, uplifting, and constructive. So, I've avoided directly addressing the shadow problems in this World. Such things will be taken as accusatiions and will be polarizing—even when we're trying to do something constructive. But, this is what our culture has become—reflexively divisive. And, light must be brought into the shadow so that our darker reactionary reflexes are attended to in a constructive manner.
So, shields up! Be prepared to accept your role in these things, because the those bad people in the World are a contrast to your good aspects, and your negative reaction to them is your shadow contribution to the divisive polarization of this World.
We're not here to sow the good in oposition to the bad, nor are we here to sow war against the bad; we're here to sow clarity so that the bad sees its own shadow and relents its opposition to peace, empathy, and understanding.
Peace, Blessings, Insight, and Clarity