“As long as you keep secrets and suppress information, you are fundamentally at war with yourself. The critical issue is allowing yourself to know what you know. That takes an enormous amount of courage.” ~ Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D.
“You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things.” ~ Ken Kesey
“Beyond the very extremity of fatigue distress, amounts of ease and power that we never dreamed ourselves to own, sources of strength habitually not taxed at all, because habitually we never push through the obstruction” ~ William James
The best part of the show is past. I awoke into a mystical world, that is if you consider the sight of a plump waxing moon among Winter storm clouds to be all that’s necessary to make the world all mystical and stuff. I know it’s not Winter; I was speaking of the appearance of the clouds. But the thing is that sometimes the sight itself sets the tone, which opens the Veil, then the mystic steps forth. Mysticism is an inner type of thing. When it shows up unannounced grab hold of your hat, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Or that’s been my experience. If you hit all Love and Light on the first try then I offer you a grand huzzah. A huzzah is much better than a hooray, BTW. Just sayin. I open today’s post with quotes about strength, because I simply ain’t feelin’ too strong these past few days. I’ve run it through my filters of rationality and I realize that strong I am. Likely too strong, reckon? In my personal growth process I have run up smack against a seemingly immovable object. Trust me, it is a real pain in the ass. And it’s not really even an object at all. And I made it myself. I created it. I designed it exquisitely to accomplish a desire for suppression of Self. It’s like you’re walking along your inner path and you suddenly find the going getting pretty rough, up until the point where ya just kinda stop in your tracks for a moment before you decide to push through it, to just keep going. Then something grabs you by the scruff of the neck and says, “Hey, dude, not so fast. You ain’t goin’ nowhere, dude”. And I’m like all yeh okay I’ll stop. That’s me this morning. I actually got nearly eight hours of sleep, in two sessions divided by a lap cat. See, I’ve been feeling fatigued and I’m all about figuring out why, without whining. So I started getting more rest, and also started sending out little WTF drone probes, none of which has yet to report back. My intention is to push through the barrier and emerge stronger, taking to heart the advice of Merry Prankster, Mr. Kesey, who’s quote I used today. Humor is an elemental force of the Universe. Yes, it is.
Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.