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« Topic Start: October 13, 2010, 12:31:53 pm »

Dwelling in Personal Darkness
The Dark Flame.  It is the core of ourselves, that which is individual.  Quiet.  Obscure.

Go within to that deep, dark place.  Seek yourself there.

You will find monsters.  If you look closely, you will recognize them.

They are yourself.  Your fears, your hopes.  Your dreams, good and bad.  Your desires, both the ones you acknowledge and the ones you do not.  There is nothing in the darkness but yourself.

Sink deeper.  Past the outer reaches, the pieces that flash into daylight.  Into that which simply is.  The monsters cannot stop you unless you let them.  They are you.  You give them power by being afraid of them.  You take that power back when you recognize them for what they are.  Just shadows.

Sink into yourself.  Where there is nothing but you.  No light, no rules, no thoughts of anything but yourself.  Listen to your heartbeat.  It resonates, pounding through you.  It powers you.  Feel the air in your lungs.  It nourishes you.  Feel your body working.  It is you.  You, alone, in the darkness.

It is you.

Be.

Prompt – when you come back to yourself, write about the monsters you saw and what you felt in the center.  But remember that the words will always fail compared to the feeling and truth of it.
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« Reply #1: October 13, 2010, 12:39:51 pm »

Dwelling in Personal Darkness
The Dark Flame.  It is the core of ourselves, that which is individual.  Quiet.  Obscure.

Go within to that deep, dark place.  Seek yourself there.

You will find monsters.  If you look closely, you will recognize them.

They are yourself.  Your fears, your hopes.  Your dreams, good and bad.  Your desires, both the ones you acknowledge and the ones you do not.  There is nothing in the darkness but yourself.

Sink deeper.  Past the outer reaches, the pieces that flash into daylight.  Into that which simply is.  The monsters cannot stop you unless you let them.  They are you.  You give them power by being afraid of them.  You take that power back when you recognize them for what they are.  Just shadows.

Sink into yourself.  Where there is nothing but you.  No light, no rules, no thoughts of anything but yourself.  Listen to your heartbeat.  It resonates, pounding through you.  It powers you.  Feel the air in your lungs.  It nourishes you.  Feel your body working.  It is you.  You, alone, in the darkness.

It is you.

Be.

Prompt – when you come back to yourself, write about the monsters you saw and what you felt in the center.  But remember that the words will always fail compared to the feeling and truth of it.


This is powerful, and needs to be focused on by more people, IMO. 
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« Reply #2: October 13, 2010, 06:05:55 pm »


Yes.
I too say, our shadows are also our opportunities.
There is a quote, it says "Our fears are the dragons guarding our greatest treasures."
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« Reply #3: October 13, 2010, 06:16:11 pm »


YOu may be interested in this commentary from His Redness (not in response to this, it's a conversation we had last week):

"There is no change in the light.  In the light, what you see is what you get, it's defined by the eye.  You cannot be en*light*ened except when you are in the dark.  The first step to knowledge is darkness, is passing through the gates of death, because only when ignorance dies can wisdom come.  The tomb and the womb are one and the same, the places where growth can begin, where change can take root."

The one thing Wesir ever said to me was:

"Seeds grow in the dark until the time of emergence."

("Emergence" is the Egyptian spring season, in addition to, y'know, meaning emergence.)
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« Reply #4: October 13, 2010, 06:22:35 pm »

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Prompt – when you come back to yourself, write about the monsters you saw and what you felt in the center.  But remember that the words will always fail compared to the feeling and truth of it.


I plan to focus on this and write about what I find later tonight.
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« Reply #5: October 13, 2010, 06:34:56 pm »

YOu may be interested in this commentary from His Redness (not in response to this, it's a conversation we had last week):

"There is no change in the light.  In the light, what you see is what you get, it's defined by the eye.  You cannot be en*light*ened except when you are in the dark.  The first step to knowledge is darkness, is passing through the gates of death, because only when ignorance dies can wisdom come.  The tomb and the womb are one and the same, the places where growth can begin, where change can take root."

The one thing Wesir ever said to me was:

"Seeds grow in the dark until the time of emergence."

("Emergence" is the Egyptian spring season, in addition to, y'know, meaning emergence.)

I suspect His Redness might be enjoying this project.  I routinely get the feeling of extra *watching*.

Tell him I said Hi and that I'm already plenty busy thanks. Cheesy
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