“Your spirit is also a dream-maker because human beings must dream. We have to dream and imagine and take flight into the other worlds. We are not meant to dwell in the physical world for long periods of time. We come into the physical world for temporary visits. Most of our consciousness remains in the invisible or timeless realm, the dimension of the cosmos. We create stories and myths and religions that allow us to somehow gain access to that realm while we are here in the physical state. All the while, however, the spirit within us slips easily into this realm through the flying carpet of the imagination.” Caroline Myss
Be mindful of the power of the words that you use to describe yourself or to even use while thinking about yourself. Those words, that vocabulary, has the power to shape you. Caroline Myss reminds us of that power when she says:
In order to maintain a wound, in order to maintain an image, a dark image, you have to maintain a dark vocabulary. You have to haunt yourself, in other words. You have to have a dark vocabulary . . . . constantly retelling haunting tales to yourself or about somebody.
“To know your archetypes” is “unquestionably the most important thing you can do,” urges Caroline Myss. How important is it to understanding your self, your motives, your behavior? “It’s like knowing your birth date!” she claims.
Caroline Myss has been saying for years that one of our cultural great fears, which we carry as citizens of this culture, is the fear of being ordinary. Eve Ensler says that it took cancer to burn away that fear in her.
Let us each examine this fear. Let us each embrace the beauty in the mundane.
Are you a wounded healer? In her inimitable fashion, Caroline Myss explains what an initiated wounded healer is. This will make you re-think loss, failure, illness.