Social Fear - Inner Strength
reprinted from a discussion at Facebook, 1/24/2010
Related Pages for Reference at this site
|I am honored to introduce my friend's writing, in which she defines a utopian thinker as one who seeks to solve personal and universal problems with a combination of awareness, rational thinking, and emotional thinking. While realizing the need to develop emotional problem solving techniques for (todays world of) essentially emotional problems.
- Chris Pringer, 1/26/2010
This written work is a synthesis of inspiration from many sources,
collaborative emotional conversation and the love of dear friends.
Here is my contribution for Social Studies Class
I am giving you this paradox in receptive awareness of the events that shape our existence in this world. In awareness of the ways in which we think and feel, we may approach the subject of social differences from many different points of view. In an academic environment our first choice is to rationally analyse, to discuss, possibly to debate, and to problem solve in a linear and orderly fashion. But what about viewing and solving social problems with an emotional approach? How seldom this is done, that we lack emotional problem solving skills. We are too much in the head.
The emotion of discomfort that we feel may arise from complaint. Complaint comes from recognition and an expression that we are not satisfied with a situation. Complaint is a good thing, because we see a problem to be solved and may then explore where to innovate to find solutions. And if we feel distress that our complaint can not be satisfied we suffer from emotion once again. The cycle of complaint and problem solving continues, and we ask for help if we need. If our needs are not met we demand, and if our demands are not met we return to emotion. We feel grief for the lack of our need.
In this environment of too much and too little information we feel we have the intelligence and the rational thinking skills to solve most problems. But because we feel that integral facts are missing and because we feel that our needs are often deliberately withheld we cultivate within ourselves a bitterness and sense of distrust that our needs may never be met.
We feel that someone is to blame for this denial of our needs. The state of inequality in the world; greed for wealth at the expense of the poor; favoritism for the most holy; lust for wealth, land and resources; exploitation of the youngest and the oldest and the weakest.. and on and on..and the aspect of war and spending ever looming over us and catalyzing all of our suffering.
Who is to blame? We look left and right and we begin to feel the emotion of suspicion for some, perhaps many people. Who do we suspect? Whose names do we say? Which groups do we accuse? There are so many now with the world growing ever closer, perhaps its best to blame everyone and be done with it. We are all to blame. No one in particular. Our emotion is sealed in suffering for lack of trust and we close ourselves away in fear and self preservation. How do we solve this very emotional problem?
An utopian thinker is a feeling thinker and solves problems with a combination of awareness, rational thinking and emotional thinking beyond the dealings here and there of suspicious trouble makers. An utopian steps away from suspicion and sees a paradise in the future where everyone may have their needs met. An utopian thinker belongs to such a small part of the global population that we are massively outnumbered. But an utopian thinker has an emotionally logical message of hope that must be heard. If there were not this hope we would all be crushed and defeated.
What does hope do but give us courage to strive. We may succeed.. we may one day achieve victory in this battle of trying to have our needs met. Don't give up!! Still we have hope for something and this is an emotional question. If you talk to any utopian their answer to this question is Love - an emotional answer that rational thinkers struggle with.
As an utopian thinker - feeler I am met with many accusations in my attempts to deliver this message of hope. Some may say that I look at the reality of the world through rose coloured glasses; that I have my head in the sand; that I only know enough of facts to be seen as dangerous. But do not exterminate the dream and the dreamer. These comments are just more wounded words based in fear, the emotion, to protect us from who is to blame. And who is that really? You? Me? Your brother, your neighbor?
But we need strength and this is our inner emotional strength. We need to go on trusting and loving in spite of our fears and in spite of our suspicions. Your brother and your neighbor, your country all need to survive as much as you solely and in your aloneness in this dangerous unpredictable world. We have a dream and an emotional answer. We need courage to keep alive that dream. We need to cultivate our own sense of hope, in love and peace and in unity hand in hand.
We need to develop emotional problem solving techniques to essentially emotional problems. We need and we are suffering, we complain and we ask for help. We have desire for a better planet and more harmony and trust between us and we need above all radical acceptance for all our differences no matter what they are and who we are. We need to cultivate this emotional strength within us individually in commitment, with courage and openness to trust and to love each other.
in love and desire for Peace and Unity of all people on this our paradise.
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Robin_: Love it!! Very powerful with so much truth!! "some might say I am a dreamer but I am not the the only one!!" Sending love and gratitude for all that you are
[Donna]: singing with you :)) !! much love back Robin
Luanne_: Love your rose colored glasses; keep them on! Have a splendid week, [Donna]!
[Donna]: Thank you Luanne :) I will most assuredly! Love to you and enjoy yours also
Marcy_: [Donna] I have had the very best life lessons from words of my sage friends and this one is so powerful. I thank you for sharing this valuable lesson of life with me. Love and light~~~~~
[Donna]: Thank you Marcy, acknowledged your sweet praise, Love and respond with gratitude in Love and Light to you :))
Christopher Pringer: I'm gonna give that a "Wow!" - I think you covered it, as they say. I feel defended and stood up for. I could say more, but I've already said or referenced it in previous responses to your various notes. Except/Unless this is where I'm supposed to say "Evolution Trends" or "Fascia Memory Project" (?) Thank you, [Donna]. [Descriptions and links in the Related Links section just below]
Christopher Pringer: "Integrated Utopianism"
"Coexistence, Diversity, & Synergy of Influence" [in reference to Note at "Coalition to promote coexistence, religious tolerance, and peace" at Facebook)]
[Donna]: He he, Chris.. it's all about you :))
Sure you may say whatever you like Dear, "radical acceptance" of all. And we can have a look at the fascia memory project too. Love to you and Namaste' emotional one, you are defended and protected. xxx
[Donna]: I'm honoured you would include this note on your website as well Odakota - much gratitude, salam
Christopher Pringer: Well, since it's all about me ;-)
[Donna]: he he
Christopher Pringer: But really, of all the questions you could ask about current events... you hit on the big ones! And did it rather well. What more could any teacher ask for? Am sure she will give you an A+ (And you are too kind :-)
Christopher Pringer: And very silly!
[Donna]: In all non-silliness, for me to re-read this essay in your voice, Chris.. I can indeed hear your unique approach to this topic. These could be your words too. I give you that.
[Donna]: Best wishes Rachael for your radio gig !! Much love
Christopher Pringer: [Donna], yes, your essay harmonizes VERY well with my approach and opinions. Not much there I could disagree with. On the other hand, when you address me, saying "emotional one," well, the general impression gained from that may not accurately describe my composure, my presence in a group, or even with a friend on an average day. Granted, I do communicate emotions (perhaps much due to having encouraged clients over the years to do this) more than most men I ever known, especially other straight men. But also more than most women I have known very well. But that is the nature of relationships, isn't it - a big part of their purpose being learning.
Christopher Pringer: And of course, I do see a GREAT need for individuals and communities learning to communicate honestly within themselves as well as with others- and that means finding a suitable ways for communicating emotional honesty- and one that is somewhat consistent through the different cultures(!). Winners claim to enjoy challenges - so about this one!? (ha!) Seriously though, how long might that take? Well, a century or two perhaps, but we have to begin somewhere, and the best beginning (or at least one part of that) is to gain widespread acknowledgment of the need to do so. I address many related issues and some prospective timing considerations, in the Evolution Trends writing, as well as some of the more "basic" socio-political considerations at the PolyPsyArts pages at my site. [Descriptions and links in the Related Links section just below]
[Donna]: One day you may accept your reflection in the mirror of someone elses heart as being a simple reflection, an aspect like a photograph of an angle in a particular moment with certain light, however incomplete unless they had the reflective skills of Picasso, and then perhaps you may not recognize yourself at all in that kind of reflection. I call ... you "emotional one" Odakota out of a simple reflection and recognition of that particular aspect, respecting all else that you are, whether I see or don't see it myself or even if I ever will... if that is ok. I love you just as much ?
[Donna]: And of course, your contributions on your website are massive and well designed and packed full of constellations of minutely detailed aspects on all these above mentioned things. :) am I good now? ?
Christopher Pringer: And we're back to "and very silly" ;-)
And... well, if I could see all you see I'd be you ;-)
Oh, and your beauty is showing again :-)
[Donna]: "salam <3"
[Donna]: "And of course, your contributions on your website are massive and well designed and packed full of constellations of minutely detailed aspects on all these above mentioned things. :) am I good now? <3 "
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One of my main dreams is a society where/in everyone, beginning in childhood, is taught how to feel/see/read their own body-mind communications such that preventative health maintenance eventually becomes second nature. That would then be part of our upbringing and public schooling. (Sample benefit: Over time we would learn to channel our initial stress response into channels more creative than that of fight or flight. And actually, much of this "adrenal response" has been shown to be a learned response, and not necessarily innate. Hence, we would be encouraged to re-awaken and build upon what I believe to be a natural inclination - conscious self-healing and continuous expansion of awareness.) Related: "Fascia-based Memory Storage System Theory" - the original theory page with more background research references and bibliography.
Mind-Body Memory Research & the Core of Preventative Medicine ?
The Fascia-Memory Project Home Page is about prospective Research into the Relationships of Connective Tissue (fascia), Body-Memory & Related Dynamics, and into New Connective Tissue Scanning Devices for Multi-Level Diagnostics Systems & Integrated Preventative Maintenance Approaches. Now includes a table of contents for the seven main sections/pages and two charts. Based on questions concerning the physiological relationships to what has always been considered 'the intangibles' of emotional memory storage. For perspective on this far-reaching multi-faceted proposal, see Fascia-Memory Project Overview Chart. The range of application extends from the medical industry to personal home use, to public education, to social and correctional rehabilitation.
Listening, Language, Relationship, the Body-Mind Split, and Pragmatic Balance
Much of the challenge to evolution (or one of the cycles of our learning, whichever way you want to look at it) had to with a key event during the dark to middle ages. This event was the divergence between the philosophers, who also served as the closest thing to psychologists at the time, and the most powerful religious authorities of that period. This divergence had much to do with the acceptance of intuitive-based thinking vs analytical-based thinking - what we would now call the "Left/Right brain split." In his book, *No Boundary* Ken Wilber elaborates on what we would now call the "Left/Right brain split" and the psycho-spiritual significance of history and the evolution of consciousness during those periods. His chart, "Therapies and Levels of 'The Spectrum of Consciousness' " has been included along with the section, " 'The Lords of Culture' and Listening - A story about Language, Relationship, and the Body-Mind Split" [New 7/31/2010 by yours truly] and related implications at the Chalice Art page and "A Relationship Between the Dramatic Rise in Popularity of the Holy Grail/ Chalice Media and the Desire for Pragmatic Balancing of Extremes?" Perhaps most notable, "A Kind of Summary for Pragmatic Balance" (of this and related pages at the site), including psycho-spiritual evolution & emotional intelligence, has also been created there.
Madonna & Dove of Peace
"...Goddess emanates role of Madonna, and births the Dove of Peace - within the hearts of Mankind ..." (The Chalice, in this rendering, symbolizes the heart chakra of Mankind) [Chris Pringer, Feb'06]
A Different Take on Evolution
Evolution Trends: The 'Information Age' And Its Evolution Into The 'Holographic Age'
Challenges and Realistic Goals For Survival and Creating A Desirable Future, © Nov'95
NOTE: At this website the term "evolution" refers to that of human consciousness, resulting in lasting change on the physical level.
We are currently in the "Information Age" of global-scale *collection and organization * of data and data systems. The "Holographic Age" will be marked by "...the integration of data (a precursor and main component of the Holographic age) ...will bring about a tremendous explosion in capabilities of unprecedented scope, magnitude, and depth... The ability to offer/affect pre-designed physiological, emotional, mental, and psychic change on human beings..." Intelligence manages information, but wisdom manages Intelligence. This "adventurous" draft into the future (or potential future scenarios) at many key areas of evolvement of Human Society. Organized web page includes sections: "Getting There From Here - and The Political Maze In Between," "Some Trends and Developments In Health and Environment," "Psycho-Social Transition And Rehabilitation" (in corrections, education, and health), and "The Role Of Intuition Coming Home...". Recent additions include: much improved "Basis of Assessment - with "Seven Phases of Evolution"; "On Potential Realities, Ideals, Goals, and Accomplishment"; and "On Learning, Fairness, Truth, and Peace" (& Purpose, Structure, Religion, Karma), and ref-links for the "updated" prophecies for the year 2012.
But if we get through all that, one of the many noted benefits include "... We will have the unique opportunity to learn first-hand from the most hi-tech, research data-backed, psychological ...Awareness on/of the various levels & interrelationships between these areas... The application of intuition may find an unprecedented role in terms both of breadth and of its popular integration with the more logical approaches ...As a result, various systems of 'Integrated Diagnostics' will be developed..."
| ie: [from original August 1995 paper:] "...Our trial and initiation prior to entering the next age is dealing with the issue of 'Polarization.' So much depends on how we manage this issue during the 1995 - 2005 period of time... critical on many levels. The implications may therefore be timely, a balance of warning with hope and direction => ...'Polarization' refers to the two opposing extremes of over-identification and enmeshment. The first extreme, over-identification, relating to hyper-egoism or narcissism, includes misplaced patriotism and competition for the sake of wrong-making and degradation, nationalism that unduly separates people, bigotry, elitism, and related extremes. The 2nd extreme, enmeshment, relating to the blurring of proper boundaries (such as with emotional or energetic enmeshment, sexual abuse, any improper 'dual relationship'), includes that which occurs with [non/]secular/political or political/personal conflicts of interest. Appropriate structure (laws, regulations, professional guidelines, cultural mores, rules of conduct, etc) is the result of healthy personal and societal discrimination of values, and related priorities and goals... ...will develop out of necessity - much due to the aberrations of the info age (psychological manipulation and necessary defense systems practiced by/for/against businesses in competition as well as for military reasons => ...personal data as common knowledge <=> 'Age of Exposure' => ...the decade of the media moguls and the survival of democracy..."
'GeoChakra Skull & Chalice' & "Grail Mind" - PolyPsyArt
The original paper was email published in Nov '95 on email@example.com (Institute of Noetic Sciences) and Spiramed@sjuvm.stjohns.Edu. Yes, *1995* - So I guess the "system" I used was not so bad (based on the "Seven Phases of Evolution," as detailed on that page in Dec'09). Some intuition did enter in between that system and the "if this, then this" logic - scans of original notes with hand-drawn flow-charts included, but I've never called this "a prophecy," but a perceived spiritual challenge (for humanity) with potentially great rewards - an opportunity for taking responsibility. Even so: That 10 year 'prep' period has just passed - wherein so much did indeed determine about how and how soon we begin this next age - or if we do before the planet (otherwise) overhauls itself. But remember "that spaceship" that's going to save us ? Well, IMO, the pilots are none other than ourselves - as our Earth-Steward selves that is. So, IF it happens, not to worry, we won't miss a minute of it -- IMO, God wouldn't deprive us of the realization that we are so capable! (And responsible. Or don't we want to earn our way ?!)
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|| "ART & SCIENCE of Body, Mind, & Spirit Integration" Presenting early to more recent artwork on the "Chalice" or Grail theme (by yours truly), both hand-made & artistically rendered computer-generated works, & a little bio on how it began & developed. This art is born out of the 3D geometric vision/ visual "seen" in 1985, which experience was complete with correlations to deep (pre-Christian) symbology - which initiated the research into the correlations to the legendary meanings of the Holy Grail (and sources, and how and why that was later edited by "the Church"), as well as into various body-mind-spirit correlations, & healing alchemy & energy dynamics. All this related both the body & the grail elements to the mind's interface, in a way that makes sense of many otherwise-would-be paradoxes & mysteries, bridging arts & sciences, with implications related to whole health, including one's relationship with his/her cells. And when incorporating "sacred geometry" into the the rendered symbols (per pi-ratio) -also relevant to the DNA of all Life (proportion as essential to function), most interesting artforms seem to naturally appear.
| &Essentially (Per mystical symbolism which precedes anything any religion has, or may yet, to do with it), the chalice is about the human embodiment of Spirit (or Who or whatever It is that created & connects all Life) into the three "lower bodies" (mental, emotional, & physical) which compose the "Body-Mind". Which is also a "vehicle" for the balancing & integrating of Humanity - individually & communally. Chalice "Productions" may thus refer to each person AS a chalice in development. There are essays on various geometry, proportion, function, symbolism, history, & possible implications, including " 'The Lords of Culture' & Listening - A story about Language, Relationship, & the Body-Mind Split - An Anthropology of Intelligence & Paradigms in Context" (7'10) accompanied by, "Therapies & Levels of 'The Spectrum of Consciousness' " a seminal chart by Ken Wilber; "Paradigm Shifts" (7'10); The "Pragmatic Balancing" section of this page relates the Holy Grail to the (psycho-social) evolution of Man, to the world's key religions as well as the Gnostics (by nature of that which unites all of them, although is not necessarily about them), & to *The Da Vinche Code*; includes a working summary of & psycho-social objectives & approaches for bringing about that evolution (as addressed at various pages at the site). Hence, my artwork overall is an eclectic/symbolic mix of multiple layers of brights and subtles, thematic components that blend in sacred geometry rounded with a balance of textures and grounding touch.
"Resource Access Prayer Chart for Economy
24 prayers as of Dec 2011, Universal in approach,generally invoking Divine assistance, calling for citizen awareness & courage, truth, justice, accountability, related healing, learning, & balance, etc. They include a resource-connecting prayer chart for the Economy (Jan'11) , two that are specific to global climate healing, one to Iraq & Middle East, two for comprehensive planetary healing in general, two specific to media communications (latest Dec'10), and more. Page includes background and related information, links, and printing/downloading tips. (Yes, of course it's free, as I believe prayers are meant to be.)
"Q's Prayer 4 World Peace
"Archangel Prayer for Iraq-MiddleEast"
"A Global Climate Healing Fantasy and the Spirit of It All" On Sacred Earth Background. PDF versions available for Printing (is 2 pages long)
||World Healing Prayers over Sacred Geometry Graphic Backgrounds
The "coverage" (via prayer text) provides a virtual summary of our current world challenges - hints to opportunities to gain the momentum we need to heal/transform the planet and mankind.
Broad Spectrum World Healing Prayer
"Poly-Psy Citizen Healing Page
Discussions & Charts on Political Activism, Empathy, Apathy, Healing & Recovering Democracy"
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