“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.
In Invisible Acts of Power by Caroline Myss she states,
Every single person is born with something to create – that creation might be a child or a business or a garden or a circle of friends or a peace accord. Whatever it is will be personally beneficial for others. Blocked creative expression is as detrimental to your well-being as a drug addiction. A raging internal conflict between acting on creative impulses or settling for the status quo can eventually promote physical illness. This internal strife locks into the second chakra first and foremost because this is the vortex where you act on your convictions. You need to manifest your ideas and to make a difference in your world, whether your influence is enormous or small. The size of your action or gift is not the issue; the act of creation is.
In our culture, we forget that small is meaningful. It is drummed into us to do things the BIGGEST, BEST–you name the superlative. What’s lost is the desire to act on any creative impulse. Too often we judge it before acting. Go out and create!
laws is the energy of grace,
what we call higher motivation
when a universal law
emerges in our psyche
during a decision making moment,
as a messenger of grace,
as well as psychic motivation.
traffic laws on the highway
are not ‘grace-filled.’
They are order-keepers
of the mundane
world that lack
the animation of grace.
an intuitive ‘hit’
to slow down
for no conscious reason,
which then turns out
to be a life-saving act
because another car
is an act of grace
operating in the mundane
Carline Myss, April Salon (Year not recorded.)
This is a nine minute breakdown of the term “mainstream mystic” though Caroline Myss calls it, “Perception.” Elsewhere she calls it symbolic sight. That way of seeing and referring to archetypal structures.
Metacognition, my term.