Chuck’s Place: Endurance

Kundalini energy rising…
– Photo by Jan Ketchel

I would be neglectful indeed, in my duty as a licensed psychotherapist, were I not to validate the obvious current world predicament: walking the razor’s edge of latent collective psychosis. I would also be neglectful in my duty as a transpersonal psychotherapist were I not to share my vision of the multidimensional drama that veils our vision, just as the sands of the Sahara now blanket the world. Beyond the veil of ignorance coated by those desert sands lies the path of heart, the path of our redemption.

Psychosis, in modern psychological nomenclature, depicts a mental state where the ego, as the central governing force of the personality, sinks into the abyss of unconscious forces, as the personality becomes a rudderless ship taken over by the turbulent forces of nature. That violent nature, generally subdued by the matador, is overrun by the bull, the ultimate surge of a bull market, an inflation that refuses to yield to the axiom: what goes up must come down.

In earlier times, when modern psychology was expressed in spiritual terms, our current situation would be understood as the activation of the gods, what we now term the archetypes, competing with their enormous instinctual energies, in a game of chess with humans as their channeled pawns.

From a transpersonal perspective, the war we are in is ego vs archetype. When archetype possesses ego we risk psychosis. Ego’s challenge in such an onslaught, is to endure. To endure is to resist the enticing power and energy of the archetypes, the fine print of which is a truly Mephistophelian contract: total possession, loss of soul, slavery to the activated archetype.

Archetypes are spirit entities that program a species, the deeply subconscious patterns that rule instinctual life. They enjoyed total domination for millennia until the birth of human consciousness, an event that introduced the possibility of refusing or manipulating the emotional intensity and compulsion of instinct.

This power wrestled from the archetypes upset their balance and control over human life. Suppression and repression of instinct renders archetypes dormant but not dead. Jung wrote often, before the outbreak of WWII, that Wotan, the restless wanderer god of pagan origin, was stirring from the primordial depths, seizing control of the collective German psyche.

Inspiration from the archetypes seeks outlet in human life and is channeled, by human egos, in highly emotional spirited messages. The power and energy of these spirit forces are contagious, stirring frenzy in the masses. Their identifying mark is their disdain for reason, the human ego prison guard of instinctual energies. There is no reasoning with an archetype, instinct alone prevails.

Endurance is the capacity of the ego to weather the storms of passion without falling prey to possession. From a chakra perspective this is accomplished by containing the kundalini energy, the energy of the archetypes, forcing it to rise to the level of the heart chakra.

Pragmatically, this means refusing to engage the emotions of anger and sadness that feed the archetypes. Instead, go inward and exert calm over the excited kundalini emotion that begs outlet in excited action. Calm the autonomic nervous system with its typically unregulated dominance over the body. Send its energy through the breath to the cool respite of the heart chakra.

The heart chakra is the direct link to the Buddhic plane, the home of truth, love, and compassion. Kundalini at the level of the heart acquiesces to serve the High SOUL, as the true guide to right action. The pressure of world survival now is to rise to the level of action in conformance with true need over subjective want, it’s that simple.

All humans of all political persuasions are subject to this rising tide of kundalini energy seeking refuge in planetary survival. May the eyes of the masked and the unmasked meet in loving embrace.

From a transpersonal perspective, our current brush with psychosis is really our collective walking along the razor’s edge above the abyss, as we seek the solidity of higher ground.

Humanity is charged with raising the spiritual level of the planet beyond the blind control of the archetypes. The heart center is our destiny. May we endure this grueling transformation fueled with love for all. All for one, one for all.

With loving endurance,

Chuck

Soulbyte for Tuesday June 30, 2020

Let not your sorrows overwhelm you, for they are not your main purpose. Let not your regrets hold you captive, for they are not what is necessary. Let not your fears hold you back, for they are not your intent. Let love carry you forward. Let love fuel your purpose. Let love show you what is necessary. For life is but the means by which to learn. And what are you there to learn? That love is the way. Love is the way!

Sending you love and support,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Monday June 29, 2020

Hold yourself as accountable as you hold others, for the world in its current state did not arrive there by the actions of one being alone but by the actions of many. Change will come about by concerted effort from the many and the one, for even one person has the power to enact change. And so, do something from the heart that will bring about the change you so desire. One action alone can begin a whole series of actions. All it takes is one heart-centered right action.

Sending you love and support,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Friday June 26, 2020

Act from a place of heart, think from a place of love, speak from a place of kindness and with concern for all. Give to others that which you seek for yourself. Extend a helping hand to the less fortunate. Grant all beings access to opportunity and possibility. Create a new world with all beings in mind. Turn the chaos into order by adopting a new law of love. In the Land of Love everyone wins.

Sending you all love and support,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne

Soulbyte for Thursday June 25, 2020

Find ¬†your heart center and sit there, knowing who you are, the energy of you as a calm being of light and energy, at one with all that is. Find you are not separate but whole, not different but the same. Find that you are more than you think you are, part of the greater energy that wishes only for prosperity, goodness, happiness, and joy. Forget who you think you are for even a second and find out what you really are, what you’ve been missing, a being of energy in a world where everything is possible, not a dream but a new reality where love is the rule of law. Imagine!

Sending you all love and support,

The Soul Sisters, Jan & Jeanne