To imagine is to be part of the human heritage. To create is also to be part of the human heritage. Sometimes they happen at the same time, but not always.
Let’s look at the two lines of closely related beings. The first lives in solid physical reality. I call them humans. The other lives in a more fluid reality somewhat connected with physical reality. I call them Sidhe. Humans and Sidhe both come from the same ancestors, but they separated when the decided to try different kinds of reality.
It’s better to shine a light on a riot of flowers than to cast a Shadow on others in a riot of humans.
Hatred, hoocha, and negative life force are bubbling to the surface of American life. Let’s take a look at what is happening from a soul perspective.
We’re seeing the Shadow of America — all the dark impulses that are usually hidden beneath the surface of our culture. It is scary when it bubbles up to a level that we are aware of.
In a person, the Shadow usually lurks below the level of consciousness in the Wish or Will regions of the soul. In a group (America in this case) the Shadow lurks in parts of the population that are seldom seen by the majority of Americans. When the Shadow makes itself known, and we’re not part of the Shadow, we seldom know what to do with it.
I want to talk today about the River of Blessings, the River of Sorrows, and the poem “The Stolen Child” by William Butler Yeats. From these three elements I believe we can learn more about our souls’ purpose. The elements point out a path to a healthy soul and a well lived life… maybe.