Monday, July 24, 2017

gnothi seauton

Gnothi seauton (Know thyself)
Ancient Greek aphorism
Okay, Dumplings. Are you ready to step up to some self-knowledge? I'll be frank with you, I'm not. Despite a second cup of Lapsang Souchong and some random writing, I'm rather clueless, but here goes . . .

In ancient times the Hierophant would lead congregants in rituals and sacrifices. This person would act as a conduit for Spirit or God or God Herself, holding space for the congregation as called and practiced to do. To become a Holy Person is a calling requiring education, perseverance, training, and, by golly, self-knowledge. Because, if you think about it, if you know yourself, you know God. (God is Self and Self is God and God is a person like myself. ~ Victor Anderson) Now. What does that all have to do with us today?

Well. Bear with me . . .

I've an idea it might be a day of keeping your shit together despite the crazy. If it's a lucky easy Monday, then all the better, but either way, you're it. Stand tall in your own knowledge, self or otherwise, and do what you can to keep your "congregation" together. The congregation could be people you live or work with. The congregation could be the many ideas you have. The congregation could be a herd of cats (in which case, extra luck to you, Kitten). Now, and here's the hitch, you need to do this work without being superior or condescending. Just because you know yourself doesn't make you The Supreme Being; you're merely a conduit. Abuse the power and it'll be switched off. Then where will you be? I'm off to manage my congregants. Have a great day managing yours.

The Everyday Tarot

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