Featured in Almine’s upcoming book titled Bridge of No Time, which is a handbook for Rune masters and set to be released on NY Eve, December 31, 2015 – we share a section pertaining to “The “Judgments of the Heart”. It seems to speak to recent posts here on the Diary.
- Sadness versus Joy: To deny sadness is to deny compassion. Sadness carves the hollows in the soul that enable us to feel more empathy and compassionate understanding. It signals the desire to change, providing the impetus to drive us beyond existing paradigms. Joy follows as a stabilizing influence. Each of these opposites is the result of judgmental occlusions that cause only partial perspectives. Temporary occlusions shape our perspective and hence our experiences.
- Partnership versus Self-contained Aloneness: Successful self-contained aloneness is also the key to successful togetherness. Self-containment comes from the integrated and supported expression of the sub-personalities. The tendency to over-polarize into inner space can be counteracted by partnership that energizes and stimulates a variety of emotions, such as fun or play. Aloneness allows us to focus on a love affair with life and with ourselves.
- Valuing Family over Strangers: The tendency to value the known over the unknown has been the primary cause of the trapping of awareness, and stagnation through complacency. Family, no matter how dysfunctional, is given more value because of the predictability of the interactions. They are seen as part of the individual’s comfort zone and for many, as part of their identity. Because the tribe assigns labels, roles and value to its members, they provide mirrors of uniformity. Tribalism and uniformity prevent the fostering of individuality and greatness. New perception, yielding new power can come through insights of width – the lessons we gain from unknown strangers that we encounter, or for the aware from seeing deeply into family members and finding the unknown within the familiar. Both have equal value.