|We're Untangling Medusa's Hair. (Balboa Park, 7/09)|
I've returned to share my rather different perspective from the current trends (read: fear*full hysteria) that I'm seeing from various other sources. Allow me to shed a different color of light upon the turmoil that's roiling about in the Darkness and causing a lot of confusion...
The Lunar/Solar/Lunar Eclipse that we experienced as Spring transitioned into Summer was a doozy, for sure. To sum up:
Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio = Huge Surge of Emotion!
Solar Eclipse = bit of a calming; an opportunity to catch our collective breath.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius = Huge Surge of Judgement!
...and on top of all that, we began to see the Great Parasite in all of its ugly glory, with more and more of it being illuminated with every passing day!
Let me make it totally clear - I see the Great Parasite as composed of all of the Shadows that are stuck in Darkness. Shadows, in and of themselves, are NOT evil. Darkness, in and of itself, is NOT evil. When a Shadow gets stuck in Darkness and never ever gets to come out and play in the light...that's when you start having issues!
A Shadow can get stuck when one has tricky emotions that one doesn't quite know how to process, so it gets shoved into a far corner of the psyche and has the door closed and locked behind it. One can also deny one has a Shadow in the first place and refuse to acknowledge the tricky emotions even exist. Either way: Bad Idea!
The Great Parasite (think a honking big tapeworm), now becoming more and more visible, is reacting the way it always has, by creating negative situations designed to make us respond in fear, anger, panic, et cetera. The more we respond in this way, the more dense, negative energy is produced for the Parasite to feed upon, thus giving it more energy to generate more negativity, which causes us to react in more fear, anger, panic...you see the picture?
The Great Parasite is generating massive amounts of melodrama to feed itself because it knows it's now an Endangered Species. You see, every single social structure that was created in, for, and by Power-Over Domination is now dissolving, some of it quickly and dramatically, others bits slower and less dramatically. Power-Over Domination was created by the Great Parasite, and the Great Parasite was sustained by all of the negativity generated within Power-Over Domination.
Here's the kicker: WE are all a part of the Great Parasite. Every single time we deny we have a Shadow, or refuse to work on something uncomfortable or triggering, we give the Parasite a little more life.
Here's another kicker: since WE are responsible for the Parasite's co-creation, WE can also be responsible for its extinction - simply by owning and working with, and ultimately transmuting, our Shadows.
This is why doing Shadow-Work is absolutely crucial at this particular time in our evolution. It's time to stop blaming "outside forces" for all of the suffering that's unfolding in the world today - that's a very subtle but sinister Giveaway of Power. It's time to look all the Suffering in the eye and acknowledge, This, Too, Is Me - and Now I'm Going to Choose Differently.
We have an excellent opportunity to do some deep and juicy Shadow-Work coming up very soon, as another bout of Mercury Retrograde is set to start unfolding right after the Solstice. Whereas in the past I've dreaded Mercury Retrograde periods, I'm actually looking foward to this one.
The Tricksters (who help us break through Illusion!) are going to be playing fast(er) and loose(r) with Reality for a few weeks, and it will be a chance for us to look deeply into events and really get a chance to see what is Truth, and what is merely Bullshit. The more Truth we can see, the more we can bypass the Great Parasite and its hysteria-generating convulsions and lay claim to our individual Shadows. The more we own our Shadows, the quicker the Parasite will dissolve - and the easier it will be to co-create Beauty in the New Reality, which is manifesting all around us, slowly but surely!
I will grant y'all, it's easier said than done. It hasn't been easy shifting between the Realities, post-Transition...not for me, not for other Lightworkers, not for the muggles along for the ride.
Beginning in February, I began to notice what I'm calling the Popcorn Effect in the world around me. It goes like this: we're all like popcorn seeds in the pressure cooker. The pressure keeps building and building. Eventually - especially in those who have a lot of stuck Shadows - the pressure becomes too much, and they POP! The results aren't pretty and very often embarrassing, violent, and otherwise extremely messy. If you've been wondering why the air has been smelling nasty lately, perhaps like burnt popcorn, there's your reason!
Personally, I've come close a few times, but every time the pressure has felt like it's too much, the top of the pressure cooker wiggles and hisses, and I'm suddenly able to breathe deeply and move forward again, even if only by few inches. I can tell you that the Popcorn Effect won't be dying down anytime soon (and might even become a bit more intense as we head to Lammas and the Harvest of Autumn!)
We are indeed living in interesting times. It's up to each one of us to determine if that's a curse or a blessing.