Integration is a lives-long process that involves the discernment, analysis, then synthesis of the inevitably accumulated experience of interaction between You and the Other.
our inspiration is coming from within us. It isn‘t coming from out there. It‘s coming from within; we store everything. We don't access everything, but we take it all in. It's out of that that comes our possibilities of clarity, of doubt, of thinking.
To be in this fractal line of deep individuation, there isn't room to care much for anything else but the self. Even those individuals who are all about universalizing their experience are still doing just that-- still doing what is deeply caught up in their experience. Anything and everything is so deeply tainted by their individuation lens that touching the Other, inevitably, is often downright baffling. And very necessary. For without the Other, the tribals, the individuals, the collective peoples, the fierce individuals wouldn't be. Very simple to me now. In practice it is still so funny, so queer.
I ruminate, self righteous, egomaniacal tendency(s) of mine, so viscous and thick in my bloodways.
It is really wonderful when the individual, the crux of its own mutation, gets to meet the Other. When mutants touch the Other, be it the tribe, the collective, or another mutant. The touching is nice, inevitable, fuzzy warm. And it goes well along with the change-as-the-only-constant whorl of a biverse-universe we live in.
All learning, real learning, takes seven years. It takes seven years to change approximately all of the cells in the body. We live in a seven year cycle. The moment that you begin to come to your own nature, the moment that you allow your body to live its life without resistance, you begin a deep process of deconditioning. Seven years later, you emerge, quite literally, as a new being: yourself. It's one of the great jokes that human beings don't get to live out their own lives. It is because of that, that they don't get to live out their own lives; that life seems to be such a difficult experience for them. We know that there is a lot of stuff around about being yourself. It is all fine and good for somebody to stand up and tell you to be yourself, but you have to know who that self is.
the Serpent doesn’t really sleep, it is we who are asleep to its presence and potential blessing
The wise shall exercise dominion over the stars. As we correct the astrological imbalances (i.e psychic centers or chakras) within ourselves, astrological conditions outside have less of a negative effect on us. We gain dominion over the ‘stellar’ forces and can “make the sun shine in our oratory when we will it so.For Zoroaster, holiness meant also abundance, growth, and health. Spenta Mainyu represents the principle of augmentation and development in the universe.
“Listen, then while I make known the Grand Arcanum of this wonder-working Stone, which at the same time is not a stone, which exists in every man, and may be found in its own place at all times…. It is called a stone, not because it is like a stone, but only because by virtue of its fixed nature, it resists the action of fire as successfully as any stone….If we say that its nature is spiritual, it would be no more than the truth; if we describe it as corporeal, the expression would be equally correct; for it is subtle, penetrative, glorified, spiritual gold. It is the noblest of all created things…it is a spirit or quintessence.”
The best kinds of people for them to spend time with are other strong-minded, independent people who will strengthen their ego-building process.
And despite becoming stronger in their sense of self, they will still need to find a special someone to whom they can expose their more sensitive side. Thus, the choice of a partner is crucial and particularly difficult since their discrimination in this area is not good. Tending to be ruled by emotion and, in love, falling back into codependency, they will usually make a few disastrous choices before ultimately finding the right partner. More conscious or evolved friends, those who do not judge or take advantage and who understand the wonderfully broad palette of human psychology, are best for them. Ideally, their friends will point out their excesses and encourage these sensitive people to stand up for themselves.
Suggestion:Develop a philosophy of life. Know that what you feel one moment may change the next. Create a sense of balance and wholeness within yourself and in your environment. Remember to nourish your soul by giving it what it needs.Reward:The joy of a strong sense of self
Setting boundaries requires knowing and understanding one’s own wants and needs and not confusing them with those of others. Moreover, a psychic boundary can protect against emotional vampires, those who spread their own energies around while drawing energy from others. Cultivating the ability to know when others are infringing on one’s rights or territory and, more than anything else, to say no, is crucial.
It is my interpretation that the major quantum mechanical phenomena that we all experience, aside from waking consciousness itself, are dreams and hallucinations. These states, at least in the restricted sense that I am concerned with, occur when the large amounts of various sorts of radiation conveyed into the body via the senses are restricted. Then we see interior images and interior processes that are psychophysical. These processes definitely arise at the quantum mechanical level. It's been shown by John Smythies, Alexander Shulgin, and others that there are quantum mechanical correlates to hallucinogenesis. In other words, if one atom on the molecular ring of an inactive compound is moved, the compound becomes highly active. To me this is a perfect proof of the dynamic linkage at the formative level between quantum mechanically described matter and mind.
While the symbolic element gives signification its meaning in the strict sense of reference, the semiotic element gives signification meaning in a broader sense. That is, the semiotic element makes symbols matter; by discharging drive force in symbols, it makes them significant. Even though the semiotic challenges meaning in the strict sense, meaning in the terms of the symbolic, it gives symbols their meaning for our lives. Signification makes our lives meaningful, in both senses of meaning--signifying something and having significance--through its symbolic and semiotic elements.
The interdependence of the symbolic and semiotic elements of signification guarantees a relationship between language and life, signification and experience; the interdependence between the symbolic and semiotic guarantees a relationship between body (soma) and soul (psyche).
The tones and rhythms of language, the materiality of language, is bodily. Kristeva's theory addresses the problem of the relationship between language and bodily experience by postulating that, through the semiotic element, bodily drives manifest themselves in language.
In stead of lamenting what is lost, absent, or impossible in language, Kristeva marvels at this other realm that makes its way into language. The force of language is living drive force transferred into language. Signification is like a transfusion of the living body into language. This is why psychoanalysis can be effective; the analyst can diagnose the active drive force as it is manifest in the client's language. Language is not cut off from the body. And, while, for Kristeva, bodily drives involve a type of violence, negation, or force, this process does not merely necessitate sacrifice and loss. The drives are not sacrificed to signification; rather bodily drives are an essential semiotic element of signification.
LOVE provides the support for fragmented meanings and fragmented subjectivities. Love provides the support to reconnect words and affects. She says that "love is something spoken, and it is only that". Our lives have meaning for us, we have a sense of ourselves, through the narratives which we prepare to tell others about our experience.
Even if we do not tell our stories, we live our experience through the stories that we construct in order to "tell ourselves" to another, a loved one. As we wander through our days, an event takes on its significance in the narrative that we construct for an imaginary conversation with a loved one as we are living it. The living body is a loving body, and the loving body is a speaking body. Without love we are nothing but walking corpses. Love is essential to the living body and it is essential in bringing the living body to life in language.