I am writing this piece as a follow on from my previous post ‘The Witch-Queen’ on one of my other blogs, inspired by the comment left by Bill Jones Jr. with regards to “rescuing my damn self”. Although my intention with this is not to critique that statement, Bill’s comment generated a thought process that I thought was worth sharing, at the same time qualifying as a satisfactory conclusion to the previous post.
I believe that fables and fairy tales are in fact a very accurate representation of the beliefs systems of the cultures that create and perpetuate them. There is a reason why stories such as these are popular. It would be justifiable to surmise that these tales are essentially about rescue, except I find that I take issue with that notion. It occurs to me that all the characters within the Snow White story for example are all motivated by rescuing their damn’ selves, because self-rescue is an act of self-preservation, and it is something that I see many people do as they try to negotiate their way through life. However, it is an intermediate state that if allowed, progresses naturally to a more inclusive state of resolution and acceptance, and with hope, compassion. The problem with the characters in the fable as representing social and cultural archetypes is that they are always in a permanent state of self-rescue, all acting on the their base needs as dictated by the beliefs systems that motivate them to behave in the way that they do. A revision of how such stories are defined then becomes necessary so that instead of being about rescue, it becomes evident that actually these fables are about belief systems that perpetuate states of disempowerment for all involved, and that was the point that I was attempting to make with the previous post. That actually it’s ok to want the world you create to offer you a hand of compassion as frequently as you need, because if you view the world as the all-seeing mirror going on the premise that one creates one’s own reality and therefore the world is a projection and reflection of that reality, then if those around you are showing you unconditional love surely it is an affirmation that your internal dialogue has changed it’s tune to a more positive one?
Without oxygen a flame will soon gutter and die. Without compassion there is little point to life.
“Staking your claim as an individual should not be an affirmation of isolation. The only danger to you in the world is you and your worst thoughts. You shield yourself not from outside dangers, but from the scope of your imagination and what you fear you might project, or create within yourself. Being in control of your thoughts and accepting them for what they are, then releasing them allows you to expand and grow in the way that you are meant to. Harboring fear is where all the ‘trouble’ begins. Let it go, take a breath and move on.”
For part 2 of this article click here.