Warrior Poet Mental Yoga 63

“We adopt a mental position,” he told me, then we identify with that mental position and it becomes invested with self. The self is a construction—some memories, some feelings, some opinions, a name, a bunch of photographs, real and imaginary. This conglomerate that we hold in our consciousness is temporary; it is an illusion.

The boundless energy, the hidden energy that invisibly performs its geometric dance, is real. The unified energy that is behind all diversity is real. The moment of conception, individual or universal, is real. Behind all phenomena, thoughts, things, animals, life itself, is an awareness. “Move into this awareness,” said Eckhart.

When you are in conflict or doubt, or are afraid, when you lose hope or lose people that you depend upon, move beyond the pain and fear; there is an awareness there. An awareness that has always been there. In your loneliness and suffering and darkness and fear, silently, behind it, the awareness is waiting for us to return. This awareness is the field of consciousness from which all life came, the absolute energy that precedes all and is beyond all and is within all. It is within you.

We all have this in common, but we have been convinced that we are alone. This energy, though, that compels one cell to become two, that heals wounds, that spins quarks and planets, is within all. And all language can do is rest on top of it, or point to it, never really describing it. This force, this undeniable compulsion to come together—we all know that it’s there and we all know when it’s absent and we all know that we must be open to it now. And it spite of its ethereal and indefinable nature, we all know that it’s love.

Revolution

Russell Brand          20142

Empaths, Apaths, and Sociopaths; The Warriors of Transcendence – 2

Empaths

Empaths account for approximately 33-36% of humanity. These entities are typically highly aware. They sense and/or feel and/or perceive the real emotions, the true energy, and the actually visceral perceptions of others as they pertain to introspective feelings and to their relativity with the rest of existence. Empaths are especially sensitive to disharmony, suffering, pain, emotional distress, hypocrisy, and the complexity of connectedness. They sense when “something is just not right” and they find it very hard to “turn a blind eye” to any “injustice” as the Apath typically prefers and does.

The potential for madness and confusion, coupled with an enormous draining burden of responsibility, parallels the degree of awareness present in any given person. This is because awareness is not easy to absorb, process, or often tolerate. The Apath is “numb” and “naive” from limited awareness and thus content, unburdened, and essentially (consciously or unconsciously) apathetic about existence and others. The Empath is “raw, tender, hypersensitive” and “informed and enlightened” from high awareness and thus perpetually burdened, troubled, and concerned about the pain, suffering, and disharmony within themselves and others.

The Apath looks at the Empath and often thinks “Wow, you are cray-cray, insane, unstable, over-emotional, over-thinking, obsessive, bi-polar, depressed, moody, and unpredictably temperamental”. The Empath being surrounded at least 2 to 1 and sometimes by much greater numbers, tends to feel isolated, weird, and outcast; alien and unbelonging, with all kinds of strange thoughts and observations that they can not share with anyone else, because no one else “gets it”…..no one else “gets them”. The Empath frequently thinks the Apath is “mundane, boring, basic, dull, superficial, undependable, unable to carry on a deeper meaningful conversation, and emotionally lacking or completely devoid”, but nonetheless, the Empath still retains compassion, connection, empathy, and love for the Apath. The Empath also often feels fulfilment or a sense of purpose when they are able to help or lift up another person of any category.

Because of the isolation they feel, their inability to share their thoughts openly with the majority of those around them, the non-stop thoughts or “voices” or sensations their minds are “eyes wide open to”, and the typical lack of spiritual guidance and training to help them handle their awareness, many Empaths turn to addiction or obsessive-compulsive behavior as a means to dull or distract their senses. Sometimes, I think they try to “cut” their awareness out of them (not a reference to cutting) or suppress its impact upon their thoughts and behavior just so they may “fit it and be normal like everyone else”. I theorize that many Empaths eventually turn to the act of suicide as a means to escape these forces.

It is also my belief that Empaths are frequently drawn into what I call the healing professions with the specific intent of making a difference in the world. Examples might be teachers, nurses, coaches, doctors, veterinarians, social workers, massage therapists, the psycho-analytic and therapeutic fields, and law. Note however that I am not suggesting that even a majority of people in any of those fields are Empaths.

The Apath will sometimes comply with an authority figure in the form of an Empath, but for whatever reason, they seem much more prone to discard the leadership and direction offered by an Empath in lieu of the charming and manipulative tricks of a Sociopath. It seems an Empath’s leadership and direction might require too much sacrifice and integrity from an Apath especially when compared to the option of easier compliance with the scheming downward transcendence of a Sociopathic leader.

The Empath also has a fairly specific relationship with the Sociopath. Most often, the Sociopath directly targets the Empath. I will describe this targeting in detail in a later section, but for now, I will simply mention that when the Sociopath does target the Empath, they also typically employ Apaths, individually or in massive numbers, as their pawns, puppets, or armies, to orchestrate their targeting and intended downfall of the Empath. Thus, the Empath may be forced in many instances to become a lone fighter against a group.

To be continued…

Cribb          2015

 

The Veterinarian – Keep “you” as “you”.

If your veterinarian took your dog away from you for 6 months and kept your dog in his/her pack, providing the constant environment and structure (or lack thereof) for the dog, and then the dog was returned to you and it behaved badly or ill or fearful or out of control, you would blame the influence of the veterinarian for the dogs behavior.

If your groomer took your dog away from you for 6 months and kept your dog in his/her pack, providing the constant environment and structure (or lack thereof) for the dog, and then the dog was returned to you and it behaved badly or ill or fearful or out of control, you would blame the influence of the groomer for the dogs behavior.

If a dog trainer took your dog away from you for 6 months and kept your dog in his/her pack, providing the constant environment and structure (or lack thereof) for the dog, and then the dog was returned to you and it behaved badly or ill or fearful or out of control, you would blame the influence of the dog trainer for the dogs behavior.

If a breeder took your dog away from you for 6 months and kept your dog in his/her pack, providing the constant environment and structure (or lack thereof) for the dog, and then the dog was returned to you and it behaved badly or ill or fearful or out of control, you would blame the influence of the breeder for the dogs behavior.

If a Pitbull owning, black male took your dog away from you for 6 months and kept your dog in his/her pack, providing the constant environment and structure (or lack thereof) for the dog, and then the dog was returned to you and it behaved badly or ill or fearful or out of control, you would blame the influence of the Pitbull owning, black male for the dogs behavior.

But many owners that have raised their dogs since birth or have provided the pack that their dog has lived persistently in for years and years and years, immediately and reflexively jump to blaming the veterinarian or the groomer or the trainer or the breeder or even an innocent black man who happens to be walking by at the time with his stable Pitbull, for the unstable and un-socialized behavior of their own pet.

Now go back to the beginning and replace “dog” with “child”.
Change “veterinarian” to “medical doctor”.
Change “groomer” to “dentist”.
Change “dog trainer” to “teacher”.
Change “breeder” to “coach”.
Change “Pitbull owning black male” to “lower class minority family”.

Keep “you” as “you”.

Jeff Cribb DVM          2015

Empaths, Apaths, and Sociopaths; The Warriors of Transcendence – 1

I am not sure how long this titled work might run, but I will label the parts sequentially until I reach the end. In my crazy Cribb world, I believe this subject matter to be the key to most of the unnecessary confusion and madness is this world. These defined psychological roles or personalities exist. They are not of a far reaching abstract concept of some metaphysical or surreal universe created out of paranoia or egocentric rationale. Three psychological books, referenced at the end of this work, have provided me with invaluable information understanding the relationships and dynamics that exist as a result of these three defined “tribes.”

Transcendence (downward, horizontal, and upward) is also arguably a universally accepted theory by almost anyone and any institution that delves into the realm of spirituality, awareness, and universal continuity. My theories of transcendence are primarily derived from Aldous Huxley’s illustrations and discussions on the subject matter. The principles of transcendence and the orientation of each type seems to share a direct corollary with the orientations of each tribe.

Tribe/Path Definitions

Apaths

Approximately 60% of humanity is composed of Apaths. Apaths tend to have very basic to moderate awareness. This has nothing to do with their level of intelligence, so don’t mix up the two qualities. They tend to be poor in emotionally availability and true intimacy. Sometimes, they might also be called more innocent, or lacking in self-direction or definitive application of purpose and intent. They will tend to agree with the ideas of others as opposed to presenting an opposing and independent view that they have formed themselves. It seems to me that they also crave to be perpetually charmed. Dare I say, most Apaths seem to prefer laughter (at anything, even something evil or nasty or detrimental to another) and superficial empty charm over sincere heartfelt discussions of identity, vulnerable, introspection, reality, meaning, and awareness. They don’t want to really think about these things or analyze them in depth. They much, much prefer to repeat the mantra (though often highly hypocritical) of a group or institution that provides them with “charming”, energetically charged propaganda. They like the embrace and comfort of their groups numbers and will make exceptions and allowances of logic and observation towards other group members just so they may retain their “membership of kumbaya” with the group.

Apaths, blindly or almost blindly, enact any behavior decreed, suggested, supported, or planted within their mind by an authority figure. That behavior is often highly amoral, parasitic, manipulative, cruel, or even criminal, though they may also comply with positive instruction and direction from authority as well. Scientific research has definitively concluded this behavior over and over.

Sociopaths (aka psychopaths) easily and often manipulate the Apathic herd. This relates to the wants and needs of Apaths that I have described above and the motivations and objectives of the Sociopath. Oddly enough, even when the Sociopath harms or drains or subjugates their Apathic herd, the herd will most often refuse to acknowledge such behavior or intention. Apaths tend to seek the Sociopath almost in a dependent direct parallel to “the flock” congregation seeking the thrilling leadership and guidance of the Preacher. All in all, the relationship does appear to become a religion of sorts.

On a more personal level, the Sociopath will almost always enact manipulation of an Apath or Apaths in their targeting of an Empath. More about this dynamic will follow.

To be Continued…

Cribb          2015

Warrior Poet Mental Yoga 62

Profit is extra revenue above and beyond all operating expenses necessary for an entity to function/produce and sustain itself without undue economic stress. For there to be a Profit somewhere…anywhere, there must be a coexisting Deficit. This creates a pendulum of oppositional forces and a disparity of harmonizing and unifying energy. For there to be excessive, almost unimaginable Profits somewhere, there must be excessive, almost unimaginable Deficits elsewhere. This creates an excessively harsh pendulum of volatile oppositional forces and makes harmonizing and unifying almost impossible. By definition, it is transcendence in a downward fashion….one entity uniting with all of existence by sucking energy parasitically from another. War and Rape also belong in this category. The entity making the profit, waging the war, and performing the rape, will get a “buzz” from their energy sucking as they drain the life out of others, like vampires or lice or leaches might do.

There are those that believe in upward transcendence…a harmonizing and unifying experience where balance and respect amongst entities create a fissional synergistic energy that elevates us to the highest level of spiritual awareness possible while uniting this awareness with all of existence.

Cribb          2015

Note: Acknowledgement to Russell Brand is given for the statement in his book Revolution “For a profit to exist, a deficit must always exist.” He can bear no blame for the further pontificating in this post.

Love vs Sex 133

Not coincidentally, this entire emotional history plays itself out in the physicality of sex. The body is the purest, most primal tool we have for communicating. As Roland Barthes wrote, “What language conceals is said through my body. My body is a stubborn child; my language is a very civilized adult.” The body is our mother tongue—our mediator with the world long before we speak our first words. From the moment we come into being, love flows from adult to child sensuously—and dare I say erotically as well.

Bodily sensations dominate our first awareness of our environment and our earliest interactions with our caregivers. The body is a memory bank for the sensual pleasures of the skin. How often do I hear men and women in my office implore each other, “Can you just hold me?” The soothing powers of a hug hold at forty no less than at five. The body is also a storage facility for the distress and the frustration we have endured, and the pain we have suffered. Cleverly, our bodies remember what our minds may have chosen to forget, both light and dark. Perhaps this is why our deepest fears and most persistent longings emerge in intimate sex: the immensity of our neediness, the fear of desertion, the terror of being engulfed, the yearning for omnipotence.

Erotic intimacy is an act of generosity and self-centeredness, of giving and taking. We need to be able to enter the body or the erotic space of another, without the terror that we will be swallowed and lose ourselves. At the same time we need to be able to enter inside ourselves, to surrender to self-absorption while in the other’s presence, believing that the other will still be there when we return, that he or she won’t feel rejected by our momentary absence. We need to be able to connect without the terror of obliteration, and we need to be able to experience our separateness without the terror of abandonment.

Mating in Captivity

Esther Perel          2006

Love vs Sex 132 (#12 on Tantric Sex)

Touching the Heart through the Breasts

Remembering our back ground Love Key, Polarity, it is really important that the breasts of a woman be touched before and during lovemaking. Her positive pole needs to be awakened before the negative pole, the vagina, responds with sexual interest. When the female focus is on the clitoris or vagina and the breasts are ignored, the sexual experience is more likely limited to a more linear genital one. When the positive pole, the breasts and heart of a woman, is actively engaged, the sexual act takes on a different characteristic. It becomes circular and spontaneous as a deep movement of sexual energy becomes possible.

My (initial) relationship with my own breasts had always been from the outside, and how they looked as objects, rather than from any inner sense or consciousness of them as breasts. This made them insensitive and unable to absorb the warmth of loving touch. I found that if the breasts and especially the nipples were touched too vigorously or aggressively, it would have the effect of turning me off and causing my body to withdraw, making me less willing to make love. On the other hand, when they were touched in a deliberate or more conscious way without the intention to stimulate, the touch would send sparkles to my vagina. I opened up then! Later, when everything was rolling, there would often come a moment when my breasts would be asking for a stronger squeeze or touch and that would continue to open my sexual energy.

I have talked to many women who previously enjoyed having their breasts stimulated when young, then reached a point where they no longer liked to have them touched. They were swollen, congested or over-sensitive, and the nipples very reactive. What can happen is that the breasts, and so the woman as well, can become repelled by insensitive touch done without empathy. Frequently, when a man touches a woman’s breasts, he is operating from his own desire and enthusiasm and not relating to the breasts themselves. He is touching them in a way that is good for him, but not for sexual response. A vigorous touch might be more appropriate at some time later during lovemaking, but in the beginning, be deliberate and sensitive. Intend to touch your partner, and then touch with intention. It makes all the difference.

The Heart of Tantric Sex

Diana Richardson          2003