If I have the ability and time and money to delve into the inner world via therapy, who am I not to do it? When so many of the worlds worst problems come from spiritual and emotional abuses of people, who am I not to explore the inner world of care and abuse?
When I don’t have to flee a war-torn state or hide from raping soldiers, who am I not to take supreme advantage to indulge in what makes people work? Who am I not to indulge in the discovering of the inner world?
What I find in doing the exploring is that there is no such thing as indulgence when it comes to the inner emotional/spiritual world. It is an exacting world that will ruin everything if it is ignored for too long.
The inner emotional/spiritual world is not an indulgence. It is a necessary skill and tool to learn about the terrain of the inner emotional/spiritual world. I call it the emotional/spiritual world because emotions and spirituality are entwined inside of human beings. If one gets sick the other one gets sick too.
If one can heal the other one can too.
The inner emotional/spiritual plane of existence works by the rules of irrationality. Like the laws that govern rationality, there are laws that govern irrationality. The laws that govern irrationality cannot be accessed using the laws of rationality. The laws of irrationality can be understood in terms in the laws of irrationality.
1: Everything has a shadow.
2. Everything has an opposite.
3. Everything has a possible union
The union is made possible by a harrowing journey. Think Mordor. Think the cave with Dumbledore. Think of a major fantasy plot that focuses on a female as going through something undeniably heinous and returning changed and grown.
The union is not a guarantee. The other two laws are. These are some of the laws for you to study as you learn about the Laws of the Irrational. We could also refer to it as the House of the Irrational. That has a nice ring to it…sorry off track.
In the House of the Irrational, much like the House of Pancakes, nothing is ‘Clean’. Not in the way Americans are used to things being clean. Americans are used to things being sterilized. Sterile. That level of clean. There is just that clean and nothing else. Not even the germs of life. Nothing else. Only that one thing. Just That Clean.
Not possible with the House of the Irrational. Every time I proclaim an absolute in the House of the Irrational, and demented looking twin of mine pops up and announces with equal energy that she believes something else completely.
And it is the tension that I have to learn to understand. That weird tension that makes me want to avoid myself. The weird tension that is easy to addict to something new.
It is that tension that is found like Laura Palmer in the Black Lodge. It is the mystery and the secret. It leads the way. The tension leads the way to another mystery…the White Lodge. Which we don’t know about enough yet because very few people do inner lodge work and so nobody can tell us what it is like at the other end of the tension in the white lodge. Sounds like peace. Doesn’t sound so white to me.
Violating the inner emotional/spiritual world, murdering off the ability to feel, cuts people off from their ability to tolerate and solve tension. Both within themselves and in their outer emotional/spiritual world of relationships.
It doesn’t always have to be an explosion or a crash landing. Solving tension could mean ascents and descents equally smooth and proud.