Marathoners on their last leg, or anyone pushing through walls of self-imposed limitation experience an euphoria, the "runner's high". We live for those ecstatic thrills induced by extreme pleasure, while being absorbed by one or by an orchestral interplay of all five senses, the spirit-mind-body troika intensified.

ENDORPHINATION is so much more
than an organic, neurotransmitter cocktail of stimulated peptide hormones.

Monday, December 10, 2012

To those of you out there who are enduring the venomous psychic napalm attacks from friends and family, sometimes coming out of left field, you are not alone.  As many of us break with traditional interrelationship patterns, tribal cohesiveness is disrupted.  When one projects empowered authenticity, the new exception to the rule is that your empowerment will threaten the masses who flock in safe numbers, huddled together fearing the adventuring beyond the unbroken circle.

The new paradigm emerging comes with a price tag: it's called Integration Bootcamp, Inc. .  Many are summoned to undergo intensive catabolic carbonization. Yet, few can endure the cauldron of individuation when it gets too hot in the kitchen.  For sure, facing repressed shadow material of the psyche is no vacay.  But, someone's got to do it.

Achieving psycho-spiritual integration can't be attained by attending Sunday school once a week. Neither will going to group-sing kumbaya weekend retreats nor reading the latest "secret" recipe book give you the keys to the Emerald City.   An escapist conviction that by repeating the "happy mantras" alone, try as one might, just won't completely pray the muck and guck away.   One is inevitably brought to the kneecaps, prostrate, face to face with the blood and guts of solitary, personal "salvation", addressing deep repressed wounds of the individual's membership within the collective. What did Jesus and all the other avatars do?

Change does not come with the enchantment wave of a magic wand. There is the dialectic of thesis, antithesis, creation and destruction to contend with before new forms of synthesis take shape. Have you ever observed a super highway under construction?

Remain calm, "50-50 fire and ice". Breathe in prana. Stay in your center of beingness. When the emotional, psychic geyser feels as though it's about to erupt---and, it will---practice patient compassion before gouging a loved one another cavity.

"Social processes always cast strong shadows. The individual is never certain of being safe among his/her (tribe), once the process of individualization---with its negative aspects, competition, social aggressivity and greed---forces the breakdown of the organic tribal state of wo/mankind during the archaic ages." ~ Dane Rudhyar 



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