Carolyn Myss on the 3 events over the past few days that changed America and the way it saw itself. A massive disillusion symbolized in what is happening on the outside and an explanation of the sense of devastation and anger that can be felt collectively. Not only in America – but also in all other parts of the world. The riots in England are as much an expression of that sense, as is the tumbling stock market.
We are indeed a product of the environmental forces and influences.
Posted for Michael:
Interesting that Carolyn seems to be making the case that all of what she discusses actually matters. Certainly she is generally accurate in her observations of our collective experience and creation but in the cosmic sense so what?
Making anything important is nothing but an attachment. Attachments as the Buddha has suggested are the source of all of our challenges and feelings of separateness.
Viewing or observing what anyone is up to including myself is no more than a momentary interest. I wonder what Carolyn’s point really is? Some of it sounds ego inspired. She talks about a purpose in life. Normally it is only the egocentric self that cares about such things as having a purpose. She also discusses ego centered thoughts, feelings and activities. What can result from those?
Saying that a week is devastating is something an egocentric person would be prone to saying. A person who adheres to the realness of the world of form and appearance. Going on saying anyone who is seeing the US in it’s present state should be weeping is beyond what I would anticipate a spiritual person would advocate or suggest.
I have been aware of Caroline since the late 90’s and have found her to be knowledgeable and insightful. I enjoyed her approach to healing and hoped one day it would become more generally accepted. It has in some parts of the Western world. Yet in some ways her teachings almost feel static to me. Many other Teachers have modified their teachings such as Deepak Chopra.
I can understand where she is coming from. Like Carolyn Myss, I feel comfortable in the world of energy and archetypes. It is not an absolute, but a way to describe tendencies and dynamics. What she is describing is a “mood” that is sweeping the world and it’s effect that is being felt collectively. I think she would agree that in the cosmic sense it does not matter, but for the individual trying to stay calm in the midst of enormous changes, I think it does matter a great deal.