First, I do the coffee. Then, I do the things. ~ unknown
Happy NOW Year!
Now Year you say? Yes. Into the gas and out with the clutch and get a move on! There are things to orchestrate and strategize and read and play with now. Commitments to establish and bring to life as you enact them. What’s currently in your Idea Sandbox? towards the front burner?
Well, on December 21st on the Solstice and the Jupiter~Saturn conjunction I pulled a book project from the dusty and sleepy cells of my unfinished library of work and nudged it awake. I gave it a couple of weeks to wake up in low orbit near the front burner of my work. Today, I begin to land it, and share it. And today, I begin to turn up the front burner heat and bring it into being. I will be intermittently sharing excerpts as I reify, create, make, and land them into life to graduate from my Man-Womb Place of Creation as I build the community between the covers of this book in progress. Currently, my working title is Telling Tarot ~ Card Stories from Beyond. Part fairy tales, part anecdotal history, meaning I made them up and feel they fit the resonance of each card’s tenor, and part… well, like YoYo Ma said, Some things cannot be measured. We’ll see how much unmeasurable and moving feeling emanates from this work as I bring it into being to graduate from my sandbox into the world’s. Today, I share a draft excerpt from one card to strike an initial chord, set an initial tone, and begin to ring this work into being. Enjoy!
~ The Placemaker ~
The Ace of Wands & the Sacred Rite of Site
To site a sacred structure or other important building project, the High Priest/Priestess, The Placemaker, would literally engage in a walking meditation rite to initiate the general space where the Architecture was to be built. Minutes. Hours. Days might pass as they conscientiously went Into The Black, went INconsciously in dereistic thought rather than UNconsciously, and began to connect to the genius loci of the place, the god or spirit alive in the heart of a place. The time, the planets, the seasons naturally dialed into the day to reflect in both Light & Shadow… they tuned themselves to align to the whole of the hours, to the minute, the second. They tuned in not in chronological time, the Chronos’ Land of the watch. They tuned into Moira’s Land, the inner rhythms, the natural, inner nature of the Universe and the Self and the Archetypes. They would tune in to Moira’s Land as The All rippled the sacred fingerprint of the place throughout their inner rhythms. Consciously and unconsciously they became the inner ocean and land in the intricate and depthful intercourse we feel as the coastline.
Standing with a foot on both sides is better with a pen or a brush. They stood with a foot on both sides in a float-straddle of the coastline’s back and forth ebb and flow with the omphallos in hand raised above the ground. The omphallos would not touch the earth again until the Place of Power of the heart of the site was magnetically connected and tuned in and tuned to and resonated with in the harmonic of oneness with the place in the world.
in another way The Rite of Site of The Placemaker would continue until such time when the High Priest/Priestess would arrive at a reverberating and synchronized resonance within as they had come to stand right at the unseen Yoniverse heart of the matter of the place. This was an exercise in Actualized Archetypal Cosmology.
They would turn slowly, tune in further. They would turn until their inner resonance synced up with the vibrational energy of the site, connection enacted, and they became one, inter-penetrating force of energy at which point a sacred chord of harmony was struck within The Placemaker. Right there, in the sacred heart of the place, they half-shuffle-stepped to the side to reveal the center to the sky in a consummate acknowledgment of the discovery of the Divine there at that spot, A Place of Power. They would square their shoulders, face out from the center through what was to be the sacred structure’s front entry, and firmly plant the sacred staff of the Omphallos bullseye in the Yoniverse of the place. It is HERE! Done.
Sacred place seeded, secured to come to life, the Scribes would literally mark the front to back and side to side axes based on the stance of the Placemaker. The Heart Direction going straight out perpendicular from the chest was the Key. And then, they would proceed to circumscribe a series of ellipses outward, each centered on that genius loci spot, the Sacred Architectural G-Spot on which the structure would birth from as it was built. This presents Architecture as a Psycho-Spiritual act visible as an open gestation gesture throughout the importance of placement to inform its future construction.
The quaternity in the IV of The Emperor gets us here to this established place of ourselves being The Placemaker of Self. We then fully make the move from the 3 to the 4, with the 4 being the simplest expression of how your personal boundaries are set up and establish themselves through action. Identity is placed and secured and enters into its continual evolution in the Major Arcana IV. This is the Place of Your Creation Placed. At the arrival of The Emperor the evolutionary seed of how one synchronizes one’s Psyche within and with the external world around is planted firmly.
How one’s natural vibration strikes chords to resonate and then tune to harmonize begins to establish the Architecture of one’s identity where boundaries begin to come into being as the shape of the person, you, whether evolved or not. I make no judgment in that regard. We each are of course where we each are now. Death is the mother of memory, of our yesterdays now gone as they transform into the fertilizer for dreams and tomorrows.
Boundaries and identity track along in a mini-binary star relationship as their tennis match plays back and forth from here. One to the other, the pulse of the heartbeat of personal, self-development begins to emanate noticeably here from your energies.
Meditation Exercise: Allow the Ace of Wands to be your ally to tune your own energetic harmonics as an Energetic Placemaker of Self. With the Ace of Wands in one hand and XVII The Star in the other, ask yourself out loud, When I am tuned to resonate with myself AS my celestial groove, what does that sound like?
~ The End ~
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~ Jordan, Inner Gold Emanations
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Give the Kids the MBTI Early
To Give Children the MBTI or Not
Age restrictions on the MBTI? Ha!
And, I will add: Adults need therapy to inspect their expectations. Children simply need healthy formatives, of which the over-generalization and apt though at the same time vague MBTI can be a solid tool for self-awareness. Why wait until adulthood to Know Thyself. If one starts with that in childhood, the lifelong pursuit of Self-clarity Is an FICP — Functionally-Interrelated-Component-Part — one of many.
I find it relatively farcical to shield children from most anything. What of times of war or famine or plague or… penademic? Children oftentimes function with more curiosity and wonderment than the I’d-rather-not-see-that denial of many adults.
Frankly, hand them the MBTI with, “Hey, try this and let me know how it feels to you.” I gather children’s responses might expand and desiccate and condense the MBTI to be something more than an average of averages. Heck, they might even evolve it into the Both~And of its powerful potential rather than its current Either/Or that expresses its less than powerful limits.
The MBTI is Simply One of Many Tools
The MBTI is simply one of many tools. And, just because one has a hammer in hand does not mean to only go around looking for nails.
Oh, and by the way, Jung was not raptured into enlightenment by a demon. It was a Daemon. There’s a difference.
Children are not mature enough for the MBTI? Shaking head. Maybe the MBTI is not evolved enough for them to resonate as being a natural expression. When I uncloak that veiled statement, it sounds like people who are adverse to give children the MBTI are saying maturity is really simply admonishing children for being honest to supplant the learned mirages and blind spots of Adulthood.
Yellow Car Syndrome
I have a concept. It’s called Yellow Car Syndrome. In 2005 when I went to buy a brand new car I decided to let serendipity take the reins and I dispensed with all the education from Consumer Reports I had. It was time to let the mind forget as the body remembered. Time to dance so to speak. Now, you know what you need to. Go buy a car.
There were ZERO yellow cars on the road to the dealership. Not one. I would swear to that under oath. I walk in the showroom? There’s this bright, sunflower yellow Euro-trash looking car. I had wanted something bigger, though there it was. 3 steps in, “I’ll take it!” An hour later after paperwork, I drove it off the lot. There must have been 50 yellow cars on the road in the 20+ mile trek back home. Point being, until I saw the yellow car, I was incapable of seeing it. Same with MBTI. Give it to them early. They’ll play with it and basically evolve with their own, personal, yellow car syllabus. By adulthood their personality won;t be a limiting thing needing therapy. It may very well be… the next Carl Gustavo Jung, Julia Morgan, or William Blake or My Friend Fred (Nietzche). Or better. Anais Nin.
“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin
If knowledge is power, give them power early. Maybe by the time they are adults it won’t be a greed thing but a Self-Sovereignty thing where they are strong enough to be able to be gentle. You know, better to be a warrior in the garden than a gardener in a war.
Water conforms to its cup. I see no reason not to give children healthy, Self-awareness tools early and often. Seems to me the unconscious is more powerful than to be bullied by the MBTI. Heck, it will simply become another yellow bucket and blue shovel for them to play with towards…
Know Thyself, and You Will Know the Universe.
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