By meeting the demons and offering her body as food [literally] to them [lamas] with unshakable compassion [allies to a compassionate fall] than fighting against them, Machig turned the demons into allies [but is this the time when King Saul falls on his own sword in the West?!].
Derived from the Greek “daemon” or “daimon,” the term originally referred to a person’s guiding spirit.
The Greek daemon was a Divine creature, a guiding spirit to be trusted and relied upon.
‘We will see’ [my quote notation] that
through the process of meeting and feeding a demon with love and compassion, it can be transformed into a daemon.
“Our greatest daemon is to be so careless with humaness that we sever our heads of victors and heroes, so that a sewer rat becomes superior to our being, or not [that is, alive but “deadened” by short telomeres].”
What does this say about the monster-slaying heroic mentality that so enthralls and permeates Western literature and society?
Among these is inflation of those who identify themselves with the role of the dragon-slaying hero, regardless of their virtue.
By Tsultrim Allione (double quote by Abraham Boulder)
The tendency to kill rather than to engage the the dragon prevents us from knowing our own demons and from knowing our allies.
Today perhaps more than ever before, we are trapped by over identification with the dragon-slaying myth.
As we seek to kill the dragon, we find ourselves in danger of destroying each other and the natural world, making human life on this planet untenable.
Our pursuit of such things as wealth and success is so defined by struggle that even if we finally reach these goals, the ingrained pattern [of this kind of] striving won’t allow us to enjoy the fruits of labor.
…but in actuality it’s creating a more and more dangerous world. Clearly we need to explore the alternative or engaging and communicating with the enemy rather than destroying it.
“We need to get a hold of ourselves, not kill everything and drive biogenetics for biodiversity with any species possible, kept on dry ice.”
Facing and feeding our demons avoids the creation of a raging monster that wreaks destruction both in us and in the world.
…the dragon is not slain…but drawn out and fearlessly nurtured…the potential enemy is transformed into an ally.
This means that the energy that has been tied up in struggle becomes a positive and potentially protective force, a daemon rather than a demon.
The shadow is the repressed self, the unwelcome aspects of our personality, we disown.
We are often unaware of the shadow of our personality, because they are unseen by the conscious mind.
If the shadow is not made conscious and integrated, it operates undercover, becoming the saboteur of our best intentions as well as causing harm to others.
Bringing the shadow to awareness reduces it’s destructive power and releases the life energy (the potential) stored in it.
By befriending that which scares us most, we find our own wisdom.
By Tsultrim Allione
“The Hebrew, or Evret most important prayer is: “Hear O’ Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.”
“But what of this one. What of this one?
“Well, in the Alcoholics Anonymous form is the Higher Power–God is the God of sanity, and the God of health. Further, our demons get the best of us, we feed them too much (that’s not nurturing them), God of resilience, God of resilience (if you find Him for your self, or me, that way).
“But He is also the God of genuine love. Less sexual assault, more caring of other’s well-being.
“Jesus Christ is our “out” to our perpetual hate. Our Not-me figure of Christianity.
“For we are Hobbesian, and we are capable of great terribleness as in the Apocalyptic vision of The Thirty Years War of the Reformation.
“Let us find our way with Only one God of JudeoChristian ethics and merge sanely with the East, and sanely, be one. It’s confusion in gods, single-unit mentalities, and our nonrecognition of our AI Tool and our dominance and command over advanced computering and it’s stand-alone capacities that most stand in our way. Let learn and relearn to live. Living together. With our hostilities,with our hatred.
“But with tempered genuine love for sanity, redemption, and concern about health.
“Let us, psychologically, relearn to live. Death is by default, striving to live and relearning how to live the challenge.
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