Participatory Inquiry, episode 101: Archetypes of Intention
“In a network, in transition: our awakening to our own innate sovereignty, is advanced by our understanding not only culture and our place in it, not only nature and our seamless connection to ecosystems, but to our ongoing awakening as a co-evolving process of metalogue and living language.”
Our language is our social tech, as well as an aid in our expressing our own unique experience of awe. Our archetypes of intention, is always and already turning our language, into living language, into an ongoing, evolutionary enactment.
“Religion carries two sorts of people in two entirely opposite directions: the mild and gentle people it carries towards mercy and justice; the persecuting people it carries into fiendish sadistic cruelty. Mind you, though this may seem to justify the eighteenth-century Age of Reason in its contention that religion is nothing but an organized, gigantic fraud and a curse to the human race, nothing could be farther from the truth. It possesses these two aspects, the evil one of the two appealing to people capable of naïve hatred; but what is actually happening is that when you get natures stirred to their depths over questions which they feel to be overwhelmingly vital, you get the bad stirred up in them as well as the good; the mud as well as the water. It doesn’t seem to matter much which sect you have, for both types occur in all sects….”
― Alfred North Whitehead
Archetypes of Intention
Our own unique combinations and constellations of archetypes are all alive and well in our minds. We are always in a state of coming more fully alive. At the core of our joy, resides the deep inner knowing, that our individual intention, when unfolding our own unique journey, is always and already weaving together essential character: virtue and evolutionary purpose: path. The weaving itself — our experiencing our own unique moments of awe.
“Awe carries two sorts of people in two entirely different directions: the open-minded people it carries towards nature and generativity; in the judging people it brings a retreat into old polarized beliefs, coping patterns and comfort zone behavior. Mind you, though this may seem to justify our Age of Awakening, our observation that old belief systems are nothing but an organized, gigantic fraud and a curse to the human race, nothing could be farther from the truth. They possess these two aspects, the polarizing ones appealing to people stuck in tribalism and fear; but what is actually happening is that when spirit touches our soul, mind and desire, our nature stirred to its depths over questions which we feel to be overwhelmingly vital, you get the bad stirred up as well as the good; the mud as well as the water. It doesn’t seem to matter much which belief system, for both types of reactions occur in our own unique individual mix and generative sequence, in each moment and in all people so touched.”
@johnkellden riffing on Alfred North Whitehead
Our archetypes of intention, serve no other purpose than our awakening to our own innate sovereignty.