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Solar Eruptions and the Self
A Breaking Apart, and Remaking
From Michael Erlewine
Some of you have questions as to how this infusion of solar plasma into our innermost self will manifest or be detected. That’s a good question, so let’s go over it. First of all this is very, very subtle stuff. By subtle I don’t mean we are not smart enough to get it, but rather that we may not have enough awareness right now to be… AWARE of what has happened. Why? Because we are somewhat overwhelmed by the solar information. Remember this information remakes our sense of self, not just the northern lights or some radio interference.
Perhaps the best way to get a handle on it is to think back a day or so and get a fix on what your mind was like then and where you thought you were headed, as in: where WERE you headed two days ago?
Once you remember that, now ask yourself the same question tonight. Where are you headed? And has anything changed?
When a sudden infusion of solar information overwhelms our critical faculties, kind of overflowing our normal measurement tools, we can find ourselves quite easily at loose ends, struggling to remember where it was we were so surely headed only a day or two before. This is a typical example of where a flood tide of deep information may leave us. And this happens all the time, but not usually in such a dramatic way as this burst. If we rest our mind and don’t strain it, we should be able to see the change between yesterday’s mind and today’s mind, as in: there was a change.
What was crystal clear then may find us in a bit of a fog now and hard pressed to explain it. Or our head may be pounding. In a word, we have been disoriented and it may take us a day or two to acclimatize and re-set our sails in whatever direction now makes sense to us. We literally have to regroup, reorient ourselves in what can appear as somewhat of a new situation, and find an attitude that can take or hold up to whatever the new breeze is providing.
And where we were clear before, we may be foggy now or feel like our head is all jammed up with something that obviously it will take time for us to sort through. If we panic, it only makes it worse, so the best advice I know is relax, pick up the pieces, rearrange them into a plan, and put that new plan to work. Forget about the old plan of a few days ago, although I am sure for most of us they will end up similar, subject to whatever deep change within us dictates.
I apologize if this is too abstract and I am asking you here not so much to think about it, as to take a look at where you are right now in relation to what I have written. Are you aware of it? And if so, how are you taking it?
It is like the solar blast blew our concept of our Self into a million pieces and now we are trying to pick them up and come up with a half-decent image of our self again. It goes a long way toward proving that the Buddhist concept of the self as having no true (permanent) existence is in fact true. After any implosion or radiation of solar or cosmic data it is normal to be popped out of our day-to-day groove, right out of the box, and to lose control of our more orderly self.
We can explain by saying we are upset, overwhelmed with input, just busy, or however we want to explain it, but that natural fact is that our self got a bit blasted and we are trying to glue all the pieces back in place. The image seen in many sci-fi movies of the android-whatever being blown to pieces and then somehow regenerating itself, but not entirely successfully comes to mind here. We come out different. If we look close, we can see how the self is something we literally put together however we can. It is our supermarket basket of stuff that we are wheeling around.
Ok. That is enough for now. My apologies to those of you who find this too far out. For the rest, what are you experiencing?