“I’ve now long known something not everyone seems to pick up on: that external referencing is not our friend. Capitalist/industrialist/individualist culture is not our friend. Patriarchy is not our friend. Our own mind, when shaped by these influences, is not our friend.
When our mind is not our friend, we aim to escape, to forget in whatever way possible. The strategy of addiction seems to be most fitting in my family (and society in general). Addiction allows for that temporary-that-eventually-becomes-permanent type of escape. Life is passing by — who is noticing?
Addiction becomes a misguided effort to escape our Selves. Escape our minds. Escape our reality.
Run. The-Fuck. Away.
But, where to?
No matter where we go, our bodies come with us. The Signal from Self refuses to quiet itself. So the body manifests disease to get our attention. When we loose our appetite for Life and numb ourselves out to screens, smoke, isolation, our body manifests diabetes, depression, dementia. After all, it’s just easier when we forget, isn’t it?!
A lifetime spent persistently and consistently aiming to deny ourselves the Truth of our own experience. Can’t give ourselves permission to even look. Judgment. Blame. Disorientation. Denying the truth, especially to ourselves, seems like the path of least resistance.” (Stela Shakti)
A powerful message at a pivotal point in time. One of many powerful, compelling and direct invitations to our own evolution. You can find the full blog post at:
You can also find another of Stela’s recent posts on her blog. I found this one deeply moving, as evidence of her vibrant awakening and deep, abiding and unshakeable commitment to that, as a way of Being. You can find that post at: