Make something. Take pictures. Post about it.Submitted by RoadSong at 2013-06-19 13:52:10 EDT
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Make bacon roses and wild waterfall hair. Make new connections in your brain. Create art and do the dances of flowers and birds. Plant seeds, grow flowers or weeds. Make art on the bodies of friends. Oh hells add some glitter to those nips. Heal things and make rips in the fabric of hate.
Grow healing thoughts.
Some deeply-held thoughts make us ill or at least create the preconditions for disease and psychological problems.
One form of healing works to replace habitual destructive thinking with habitual constructive thinking through the use of affirmations--"seed thoughts"--that are repeated with such intensity that they become regular, recurring programs playing in the unconscious.
Think of the old record player when the needle gets stuck in a groove. The groove gets deeper with each pass of the needle. The same applies to our thoughts. If we are grooving on happy things, those things will be planted deeper...
Our culture's lack of appreciation for the power of the imagination is staggering. We can continue to inundate ourselves with images of violence, manipulative fantasy, and sheer weirdness, because our culture believes that the imagination is private, powerless, and basically irrelevant.
Healers hold the imagination in great respect, trace many problems to its abuse, and often use the power of the imagination to heal.
If the images we hold about ourselves and the world are so powerful, what would be better than to study our culture's images of itself? And what better place to start than with the images in media?
Ponder the influence of images and how advertisements make use of powerful images, symbols, role models, and affirmation-like phrases. Such exercises can help people free themselves from being manipulated by big government, big pharma, morally corrupt corporations, and the war machine. Make the power of the imagination available for more constructive uses.
There is a small, vibrant movement for the re-enchantment of the world, whose adherents are trying to restore the belief that certain kinds of art can heal and unify us. Myths play a prominent role in this school of thought--myths as stories that make us whole and give our lives meaning, stories that give us images powerful enough to express what we are feeling in the present.
Meditations with music would be a simple way to bring deeper levels of thought into our melon heads.
I love flowers and weed yes indeed.gif