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The Storm is Intensifying — 8 Comments

  1. “Completely intentionally I focus on things I love, am grateful for or are beautiful, all in an attempt to create good feelings so that good things will happen or come to me.”

    Dear Melody,

    That is an incredibly good life strategy. It is practical, functional and will succeed. We become the results of what we do.

    There is a giant gotcha in the process. To grow we must revisit old emotional patterns that were impressed upon us by circumstance of our lives, families and histories – even human history of our ‘genetic fears’ that extend all the way back down the evolutionary path to ooze. Yes ooze was afraid.

    Anyway, the price we pay for practical spiritual growth is dredging up the dreck of our ‘unconscious’ (stuff that lives hidden in the nooks and crannies of fearful emotional patterns of defenses and attachments). We have to examine them to grow. In doing so we actually do help others with their growth for the strength of those old emotional patterns that we all share is diminished by our efforts.

    From my point of view that is the hardest work in changing the world. It is the most valuable, too. The price for joy is striving for the perfection of beauty, truth and goodness. The price of life is the growth to get there.

    Congratulations on paying a big price today.

    Welles

    • “The price for joy is striving for the perfection of beauty, truth and goodness. The price of life is the growth to get there.”

      Beautiful. Thank you Welles.

      The question is, when do we stop having to grow? And I bet I know your answer, either when we die or when we choose. And maybe when we make that choice we might as well be dead?

      Thank you for your insights and brotherhood.

      Melody

      • “The question is, when do we stop having to grow? And I bet I know your answer, either when we die or when we choose.”

        Nope. Never. However the depths of discomfort are increasingly transmuted into simply a need for internal quiet. Every ending is a beginning. That is the essence of eternal.

        ♥ Welles

        • Nice. I was a modern dancer for many years and someone once described Baroque music as ‘every ending is a new beginning in the phrases’ and I thought ‘YES’ That’s how I want to dance and how I want to live my life. That was over 30 years ago in graduate school. To come closer around in the circle.and possibly begin again to discover the eternal.

          Who are you Welles and how did you end up subscribing to this blog? You are such an interesting soul. I appreciate your insights so much. Thank you.

  2. Melody, a wise friend said to me recently that when nice people are angry it has much more impact. This blog is powerful. If you were always angry it wouldn’t have the same impact. You are nice (lovely, in fact) AND angry 😉

  3. Completely brilliant, real, and honest! Thank you! Yes, or no, you’re not alone, even if there’s only you and me. (Which I know there isn’t!) You are, like us all, Truth – Truth in human form, experiencing everything that means – love, joy, rage, the whole darned spice-rack! And I’m stopping before I seem to be writing an ‘I know stuff’ reply, because I don’t. I’m just a fellow much-irritated-full-of-love-often-confused being too. Much love, Melody. x

  4. Oh yes! Real means all of this and I get it. I do wonder if this daily struggle to get beyond our more raw feelings of dis-ease is about us trying to be the civilized human beings that separates our species from other predatory mammals?

    • Probably so Katey. I resonate with your comment of our daily struggle. And now I feel even more raw having posted this and saying it out loud. It’s liberating and terrifying at the same time. I had more people unsubscribe in one day than have all year. That’s daunting. I struck a nerve. Wonder what the damage is…

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