This has been me this week. Sleeping more... sometimes my psyche gets tired and the remedy is sleep.
I'd say, from a collective standpoint it would be a part of the natural grieving process. All of that intense happenings, the heightened political focus...it's been intense and therefore a lot... at least for me...
Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships
*Everything I'm about to share from her book can freely be read on amazon
The rest of my blog will be MARIANNE'S BRILLIANCE
"Most of the time we fall in love but can not stay there. The world then calls the state we were in a delusion or an infatuation. But we were not deluded, we were not just infatuated. We merely lacked, or someone else lacked, the emotional skills to hold on to the magic when the morning came. Later we would tell ourselves that the moment of magic had not been real..."
She goes on to say:
"We invented the lie as a way to face the disappointment of having been to the moon on a starlit night, and then fallen back down to what can seem like such a barren earth."
"That lie is little more than a social conspiracy. It gives it's adherence a pervasive kind of comfort to think that our basic lack of courage is some form of psychological health.
Her spiritual wisdom:
"Forget your old ideas, forget the lies you were told. Forget them all and you will begin to remember. There is a realm of romantic enchantment that makes the world we are currently living in seem not so very important, and not so very real.
That realm is entered...two by two. It's not just an emotional vacation spot, but in fact our newest spiritual frontier."
I used to have a thing about mermaids
I met men who were lost at sea. I would meet them and lift them up, send them home, and help them get their land legs back.
But then I would have to go back into the ocean because I had only a fishtail.
I envied the women with land legs, who got to greet these men on the return and stay with them back on shore.
I pitied myself all the lonely nights I spent swimming alone in a tempestuous sea, the stars above my only companions between rendezvous with drowning sailors.
"When she was a very young child, I read the little mermaid to my daughter many times, and it was way too close to home.
The mermaid Ariel got a different ending then I always got. At the end of the story she got to stay with Prince Eric and be in his world, and she didn't have to be a mermaid anymore.
Something in me wanted that for myself. I would tell my Eric's that I was going to do it their way, but then I found myself so bored in their world.
Yes I wanted to be one of those land girls, but on another level I clearly didn't.
I found I couldn't live without swimming, no matter how much I said otherwise. My tempestuous sea was a magical sea.
And I didn't just enjoy the stars shining down on the ocean in the middle of the night; I finally realized I need them.
If I had to choose between Eric and the sea, I was clearly more drawn to the sea.
I saw that I wasn't made for Eric's world, and what I really wanted was a man who can swim without my help.
"What I wanted was not a knight on a white horse. What I wanted was a knight on a dolphin, and ultimately that is what I found."
"For I learned some things about the Eric's of the world. They are bored here, too. They want enchanted swims in the middle of the night, and are as open to the mermaid who swims them out to sea as to the mermaid who swims them back to land."
"Mystical love, like mystical anything, exists in a different realm of consciousness then the one that dominates our daily lives. Emotional enchantment is conjured up, brought forth, and summand from the underworld. It is not neurosis but mystical talent to know that and to know how to do it."
Mermaids are a kind of sexual music, singing of a higher, more subtle, more magical dimension of life and love.
In the enchantment romantic sea, we all have the power to heal and be healed.
In love, in that place, is a temple garden. Sex, in that place, is the door to the temple and in that temple lies the power of God."
I just really love her work, wisdom and magic. She's a true gift to the world. One of my absolute favorites...
So today I'm just sharing.....