Today we just riff discussing some shadow work we faced this week. Bill’s was his wife’s mechanism of feeling like she took something away from someone and then trying to force the person she feels she hurt into righting the ship for her and then punishing them when they don’t help her right her perceived wrong. For Mekael it was her interaction with a friend who challenged her to stop compromising herself to please others. The conversation traverses across things that should be helpful for all humans to consider and wrestle with. We end revealing that next weeks episode will revolve around SEX and around how humans are navigating this arena and how you balance the need to be yourself in its fullest expression while also not having it lead to hurting others
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2 Replies to “Almost Awakened: 018: Being Yourself versus Compromising Yourself”
Great episode. I don’t know if you still have interest in looking to the teachings of Jesus for wisdom on a secular lebel but a correct understanding of the atonement I think goes a long way in answering the question you guys discuss about how to behave healthier without constantly beating yourself up when you make mistakes.
Jesus teaches on one hand that perfection is important and to never stop aiming for it, but on the other hand he teaches that there is 0 expectation that we will be perfect. Doing wrong (or in your terminology, acting unhealthy) is never ok, but it is completely forgivable every time as long as we keep looking towards Christ who embodies perfect love. That’s the core message of the atonement and I think it is one reason why the idea of Jesus is so powerful. Jesus is really effective at solving the real problem you guys talk about.
I think this teaching by Jesus is one way yo get at the truth. Lots of paths for arriving at this place of “acceptance”. But Jesus is not the truth, Jesus as posed by new testament authors is just one way to point to it.