A crow I've become
She visited me
and gave me her feather
and she said:
I am mother
This makes me a Bird-Borne
a girl of the night
with feathers black as the dark of the moon
and a beak
potent to speak and repeat
the things I hear
and the things I think.
My crow mother told me
that I could say what I wanted,
in fact, that I should!
That birth to me she gave
so I would be her beloved daughter
who only speaks
her own mind.
Now this is a blessing quite unusual
and I shall surely take it to heart:
What mother told me
is to sing of my soul
and to tear the veils apart.
Purpose & Manipulation
Purpose: Life guiding us toward itself.
Manipulation: Getting people to do what you want them to do.
Ethical question? No.
It's a survival question.
Refrain from manipulation for survival of our species. Here is why:
Getting people to do what you want them to do takes them away from their purpose. This is a very subtle, barely perceptible shift of application of precious attention and focus. Chi. The Force. By using any means (NLP, psychological games, magickal influencing, psy ops, etc) to get them to serve your personal agenda, you funnel their Chi away from their purpose.
Why is this problematic survival-wise?
I don't think we can afford ANYONE to be pulled away from the deep purpose of the unique way All That Is flows through them. We're in the early stages of a delicate and volatile evolutionary transmutation. How can we navigate.
We navigate by dusting our mantel of illusion, touching it, feeling it, absorbing it into our knowing of being. We navigate by learning to perceive the deep subtle almost imperceptible current of LIFE guiding us toward LIFE: our PURPOSE. Ever evolving, ever changing, in its expression, yet at its essence PURPOSE remains the same: LIFE guides us toward itself. THIS is sustainability. Life sustains itself through this process. THIS is purpose.
Anyone who lures someone's attention away from this process to serve their own agenda takes one more vital warrior away. Takes them away from having their attention on their own perception and then expression of what the-unique-way-life-flows-through-them is calling them to do.
Ok. This is my comment on manipulating. On game playing. On treating people as things.
NOW: THIS is the reason to be aware of being manipulated. Because YOU cannot afford to remain asleep and sleep through the subtle wind of your inner currents of LIFE calling you to serve itself. Do not lie to yourself. Do not go out chasing more clothes for your illusions, padding up your images of yourself. Trying to fix the robes and make them golden while the body is rotting. No. Serve the body. The body of life.
Manipulation can be as blatant as a battle axe thrown at you - this is the easy kind, the bully kind, of intimidation and fear. It's easy to recognize, but terrifying to break. There will be threats, there will be harm done to you if you don't comply. They will shame you, they will yell at you, they will hurt you physically, and you WILL temporarily lose touch with the call of stillness within, because you're terrified made to feel guilty but don't fully understand why. You'll feel lonely, and you'll think it's your fault, because someone else appears to be punishing you for abandoning an agenda that is not your own, one which has given you merely a false sense of mattering, meaning, and belonging.
This variety of manipulation requires navigation by something invisible yet clearly distinguishable: INTEGRITY. Integrity is being able to perceive when your actions may contribute to discord externally, but you can feel that something inside you is locking deeply into alignment with something else inside you. At first you may experience pain and fear, for the locking of your actions into place with something deep within you may not at first be much of a reward, considering all the terror you experience from losing harmony, safety, protection, and peace, with those around you demanding you act THEIR way. On the long run, tho, you will begin to notice that with each act in or simply toward accordance with the inner you, the one connected to LIFE, your shoulders get lighter. Your spine straighter. Your face lights up.
But manipulation can also be as subtle as a warm ocean breeze caressing your heart. This kind isn't based on fear, but your pleasure. Seduction. It will dangle fulfilling your hopes and dreams in front of you. It dangles your pleasure of confidence. Absence of rejection. Sexual powers. Human love and attention. Monetary wealth, or spiritual enlightenment - and both, as in our American Promise. This kind of manipulation is very subtle and insidious. It gets into your wallet. Into your mind. Into your actions. You fall into a trance of pursuing your anticipated rewards by doing more of what you think will bring them. World control becomes your aim. Ultimately, it's your-world control, and even your-inner-world control, by striving for outer world control. The unknowingly manipulated becomes a manipulator:
When other people are involved, you will try to please them to give them what makes them release the reward you seek. If the reward is inconsistent and unpredictable, you may try even harder, just trying to figure out how to get the desired love, attention, approval. This one is much harder to break, because when the reward doesn't come, you think you didn't do well enough - yet.
Upon stopping, you will notice a feeling of emptiness. The pursuit of anticipated desire fulfillment has been a kind of filling of its own. When you stop, emptiness strikes, and it strikes doubly: You lose the illusion of future fulfillment. And you lose the trance of pursuit.
Now, bam, you land in this moment and first thing is: Emptiness.
Previous Reader Remarks
3/3/2014 03:45:44 am
this part of the coercion of manipulation is exactly what was done to you so you would question yourself instead of seeing the truth and when you did you blew him out of the water ipso facto then he came after you by the entities he placed inside your body and in and around you. this is so straight out of the luciferian hand book. i am so proud of you and I'm in awe of your survival skills well done my love you have got to know that the goddess is proud of you and that you are a true goddess
Due proper alchemical respects, I have friends and family on the inner planes, including my inner soul husband and our three light body spirit children and their partners and children. Most of my inner experiences and outer writing include them.