OK, another huge Session. As Janet said, “ This would make a great play.” or Robbie saying it could be a dadaist movie. This section alone could be one. Wow!
I love the recaps Robbie does. This one really helped me in seeing the necessity of after the big activity of creation one needs to disassociate from the identity of Creator [God] and connect with the painful reality of ordinariness in order to continue on.
Well here are some notes I took that stood out for me.
The whole The Imitation of Christ section.
“If I thus truly imitate Christ I do not imitate anyone, I emulate no one and go my own way and will also no longer call myself a Christian.”
We cannot follow anyone’s model. Cannot be a Christian, a Jungian .....
Nothing predictable about his life, walking with his author.
Author of your being writes your story.
Being a gay person I was forced to emancipate from Christianity, as well as the laws of our government.
Thank god[dess] I found dream work.
To me the author of my being writes my dreams.
So then we let go of all the teachings and “ ... begin down there, where I stood.”.
...and we begin in the “kitchen.”
..”not for man to choose his lot.”
Surrender to grace / faith / hope.
“We have to divine the wishes of the author.” To me it is surrendering to / waiting on & for my dreams[the creative spirit]
.. “live as noble a life as you [I] can.” ... of course figuring out how to live it is the trick (in the mercurial misleading world of dreams!)
“Let go daimon, you did not live your animal.”
The men in the white coats come to continue on the burning times of the early European witch hunts. (locking up those connected to the Other worlds, and of course that attitude continues on to this day.)
“I accepted the chaos, and in the following night, my soul approached me.”
Leading us into the amazing session 12, divine madness, the ancestors, the Dead!