I thereby solemnly declare to smash through all my comfort zones,
And to experience my greatest fears with faith,
By following the winds of God,
Until some moment in the future,
I breathe a sign of relief as time winds down and
God whispers to me to stop.
‘It is ironic and paradoxical, that the genuine acceptance of the unchangeable is often one of the keys for true and deep change within the psyche. But this little piece of irony…does not appear to be learnable in any school but life’s fires.’
— Liz Greene
‘You do not know yourself; you discover yourself. You catch a glimpse, recognise a characteristic response, a preference. You see the consistency of your image despite the ups and downs of mood. And you need others to wake you up if you’re to find your face.’
— James Hillman, The Force of Character: and the Lasting Life (from The Sophia Cycles Project available on IG and Twitter)
‘The task of poetry and metaphor is to shatter the surface appearance of things, so that the sacred depth is made manifest. The poetic imagination is a central organ of mythical theology and the perceptual mechanism of the spirit.’
— David Tacey, The Postsecular Sacred (from The Sophia Cycles Project available on IG and Twitter)
Thanks, interesting knowledge. It is a shame that knowledge of these myth’s have been forgotten in society and replaced with religion. There is knowledge also to be gained from religion (even if misinterpreted), but the knowledge to be gained from the myth’s and archetypes are mainly lost. The main replica of it I have seen is in using active imagination techniques from Jungian psychology but how useful to know that a planet like Uranus can help you discover yourself if channeled in this way.
Shakespeare must have been an Uranian since he coined ‘to thine own self be true.’ I know he was a Taurus born in the Chinese year of the Rat.