“…because he hears a different drummer.”
Card messages in the Illuminated position.
(Atavistic, Circumscript, Minimalist, Retiring, Reduction, Monastic, Frugality)
- Reevaluation is a time for review and retreat. The nature of this experience calls us to go internal and remove extraneous distractions from our consciousness.
- It is may time to reduce one’s reliance on outside experiences and determine: is what I am doing really worth it?
- After a setback, it is useful to take a moment and re-evaluate. If what you are doing comes up short, simplify.
- Simplifying in mathematics means locating the lowest common denominator. In Buddhism it means detaching from form. Re-evaluate a situation by detaching from complex explanations. What remains when you stop analyzing?
- “Being is the great explainer.” Henry David Thoreau
- “Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.” — Oscar Wilde
- “Nature is pleased with simplicity.” — Isaac Newton
- “How many things are there which I do not want.” – Socrates
Card messages in the Shadow position.
(Retarded, Confined, Internalized, Agoraphobic, Reclusive, Restricted)
- Perception may become clouded because one has withdrawn their awareness, it retards one’s ability to function in life. Fear causes contraction like a snail or a turtle retreating into its shell. Where has there been a retreat back into a familiar cover?
- Contraction is a retreat deep into oneself. What talents are not being utilized?
- “The world doesn’t understand me and I don’t understand the world, that’s why I’ve withdrawn from it.” Paul Cezanne
- “It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.” Michel de Montaigne
- “If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.” — Wu-Men
Relevance in the Michael Teaching
by Stephen Cocconi © 2012
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