“Projections carry very real energy; they either sustain or undermine. If someone hits us with a poisoned projection, we feel it whether we recognize it or not; if we are struck with a loving projection, energy is released. As we become more conscious we become increasingly aware of what we have projected onto others, both the good and the bad in ourselves. Unconsciously we have asked them to take responsibility for what we have failed to recognize in ourselves or what of ourselves we have failed to realize. Projections are charged with archetypal energy until they have been assimilated by the conscious ego.”
— Marion Woodman, The Pregnant Virgin
“All Nature is waiting for us to become conscious because there’s a particular quality of consciousness that only humans can provide. Nature needs that consciousness; cries out for it. And the process of deciphering Nature’s need, then discovering how to respond to it, is what’s called learning to become human.”
― Peter Kingsley, A Book of Life
The body-mind is not who we are but is a vehicle, a means of enlightenment. We carry baggage and identifications that impede clear seeing. But that’s not their fault any more than low oil in your car is the car’s fault.
The content of our body-mind, the thoughts, emotions, and sensations, are also not who we are. Nor are they the problem.
The key is going beyond the body-mind to discover our true nature. Then we can bring that back into our daily life. We can be a human who knows their cosmic reality. That is a blessing indeed.”
— David Buckland, “The Person”
It’s starting to dawn on us that we have a responsibility to the life force that animates the universe, that we’ve been acting like irresponsible children for too long. We’re at the point where the house is on fire and it’s up to us to put it out, but first we have to grow up enough to take it seriously. We have to see how we set it in motion by how we live in the world, by how we think and feel. We are sleepwalking arsonists who can’t seem to wake up enough to hear the cries of our own world on fire.