I’m in looooove! Yes! It’s happened again. I’ve been swept off my feet! Swept up and swept away – this time by Caroline Myss, Ph.D. I’ve set sail on her words and I’m not coming back.
You do know how I love to fall in love …
So who is this Caroline Myss, Ph. D.? Well, she just happens to be a medical intuitive and the best selling author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, my current obsession.
It’s the kind of book that as I’m reading, I’m wondering who will actually read it if I try to force it upon them. And that’s why I love writing this blog so much. I get to share the ideas that are inspiring me so much and you get to do with it whatever you like.
So without further ado …
But where to start when I just want to copy out the whole book?
I could start at the beginning, back at 2000 BC, but I don’t have time to go over 6000 years in the evolution of human consciousness. Not at 4.22pm on a Friday afternoon!
So I’ll start at the part that got me spinning this week. It’s about bringing out the Victim viola, and starting to play the so-called violin.
Yes, the Victim.
Every one of us carries within us a part that feels like a Victim.
Do you know your Victim? Our Victim selves may surface whenever we are in an intimate relationship. For others our Victim may be present every time we are asked for our opinion or when we think about the future or when we face an illness.
My Victim appears in intimate relationships for sure and also when I am not being true to myself and causing a drain on my energy. Actually, my Victim came knocking quite frequently I now realise – I mean, before this week, when I told my mum and husband that I didn’t want this Victim coming round no more. I have outed my Victim self (and I’ve been a whinger from way back!)
Recognising your Victim is the first step. Just this knowledge has cracked me open to a new way of being! (so far) We then proceed to make decisions from a place of power, thereby taking the path of the Victor…
And then one day you notice you are not conscious of the Victim any longer. You have the strength to face anything you need to face, whether it is the creation of a new life or the release of a life lived fully at the end. This is the way we are meant to know ourselves, in a deeply personal way while recognising the universally impersonal nature of our experiences.
And if you fall off your Victor’s horse you just get back on and keep trying. Because we are human, and that’s what we do.
And you? Do you recognise when your Victim comes out? or came out? (out yourself in the comments below)