This was the view from the back deck of my home which I took last night at 10:01 pm. I have to admit, I love the colours of the sky after the sun has set and before darkness has hidden the clouds. It is raining as I write this, a necessary rain for the farms, gardens and lawns here in the open prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada. The prairie gets thirsty.
Humans get thirsty as well. Of course, I am thinking of something more than just a beverage here, I am thinking of how one’s soul gets thirsty, how one’s heart yearns for nourishment. Rain, water, food from the unconscious depths found within. Of course, that depth is more than just a personal depth, it is also a depth that reaches both up and down to include the One, the Self, or whatever name you want to call your god(s). You don’t find “your” god “out there.” The kingdom is within according to the bible of Christianity. To place your centre “outside” of self is to be separated leaving you hollow, feeling empty. Leaving your god “outside” allows you to believe that you are a victim of life rather than the day-to-day co-creator or you life. Blame it all on the gods.
This placing of gods “outside” of self is just another way of projecting our unconscious, hidden inner aspects into the outer world.
We may fear to know what we know, so its costliness persuades ego to seek a thousand evasions; thus we dissemble, procrastinate, project … (James Hollis, Celebrating a Life, 2001, p. 130)