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#15. What Does Personalized Myth Do for You? How’s Myth Important in your Life?

Since we are Spirits/Souls, the energies we relate to most are images and to those images in motion like a film. These moving images inform a story as we recognize in dreams, highly symbolic with harmonics that tell many stories of upper and lower Dimensions because we are multi-dimensional.

However, since we identify with being bodies and egos named Jack or Jill, we get caught up in our daily melodramas which we take so seriously that we call the activities reality!

The Teacher, our Higher Self, tries to correct our delusions by impelling visions of greater reality. Ordinary dreams may be of our brain and ego overflow of the day’s events, but visions that have strong shaping power come filled with symbol which may reach the level of Archetype. Archetypal images come from the Divine Source and our Collective Unconsciousness (perhaps the same thing…).

We see this ongoing film in our dreams . . . and in our waking lives. Modern mythologist, Raven Kaldera says, “As the potential masters of our own personal mythology, we can always choose to embrace the gifts of our archetypal patterns, as well as release those that no longer serve us. (That’s the great structuring value of Myth and Astrology.) And once you see them, you’ll find that you’ve given yourself more choices about what paths you want to be on, and which you feel you’re done with. It’s how the right stories can change anyone’s world.

Identifying personal archetypes in yourself like the role of a Trickster and seen Astrologically with Mercury square to Saturn, and a semiquare to Venus/Sun can show a Peter Pan resisting growing up, refusing responsibility, dodging his creativity, and detesting his father. You can choose to work on the archetype of Puer Aeternis (Eternal Boy) to nurture him to maturity in yourself.

Myth and dream become personal in self-image, as I see it. If you can modify your self-image you can make almost immediate changes. For example, if you see yourself as a terrified person running to save your life from a fire in your house, and you suddenly discover there is no fire, your self-image alters immediately . . . and your blood pressure and pulse lessen, your stress melts away. You change.


#14. Myth is Immensely Important in Your Life though you may not know

A Myth is not a false Greek tale, as Westerners have come to think of it. Actually it has a trueness that goes well beyond an accurate account of reality. It encompasses a story and meaning that speak volumes to each hearer/reader that reaches past conscious knowing.

Our great mythologists like Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell show us that Mythology everywhere the same, beneath its varieties of costume. They are spontaneous productions of the psyche” Campbell writes, “and each bears within it, undamaged, the germ power of its source.” That “source” is much more that one’s conscious memories. The Source is Archetypal and presents the power of human dream, hope, experience told in Global mythic forms.

Campbell again: “Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation,” so religions, science, technology, arts, philosophies of primitive and historic man, and “dreams that blister sleep, boil up from the basic, magic ring of myth.”

Okay, our very foundations are built on Myth. What’s that have to do with our daily lives?

The answer is that You are your own hero. You’re the one you’ve been waiting for to liberate you, but we all need help—lots of it. Theseus, Hercules, and all the heroes needed help too. And Myth and Astrology are two forms of help we humans have been given.

What Myth whispers in the ear of your Unconscious? You may have one dominant Myth—like Repunzel waiting to be freed by the Prince, but probably you have quite a number of them running around in your psyche and perhaps calling the shots of your responses. There are Global myths associated to each of your planets and Stars to which you might vibrate.

In addition you have your personalized Myths (your dreams and stories you’ve bought into—like a successful modern woman must be able to work her job skillfully, be the good mother, and participate meaningfully in the community all at one time. New Myths multiply of suchlike lady heroes constantly in magazines, film, and TV. Are you running on the treadmill of that Myth and kicking yourself for underachieving?