Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints; it is a still, small voice. It does not shout at you, that is true. And if you are a little silent you will start feeling your way. Be the person you are. Never try to be another, and you will become mature. Maturity is accepting the responsibility of being oneself, whatsoever the cost. Risking all to be oneself, that’s what maturity is all about. ~ Osho
We have entered a time of radical separation for so many people. I would like to include a piece from the Ralph Blum book of runes for the Rune Othila.
Othila – Separation, Retreat, Inheritance
This is a time of separating paths. Old skins must be shed, outmoded relationships discarded. When you receive this Rune, a peeling away is called for. Part of the Cycle of Initiation, Othila is a Rune of radical severance. The appropriate action here is submission and, quite possibly, retreat – knowing how and when to retreat and possessing the firmness of will to carry it out. Othila is the Rune of acquisition and benefits. However, the benefits you receive – the Inheritance – may be derived from something you must give up. This can be particularly demanding when what you are called upon to abandon is some aspect of your behavior, a part of your cultural Inheritance. For then you must look closely at what, until now, you have proudly claimed as your birthright. Whether it is your attachment to your position in society, to the work you do, or even to your beliefs about your own nature, the separation called for will free you to become more truly who you are.
This radical separation is forcing us to release density. This reminds me so much of the Toltec concept of Breaking the Mold of Man. As long as we continue to hold tight to our identities, things, labels that define us, etc. the cup is full and there is no room for growth or expansion. When we shed our skin, abandon aspects of our behavior or release out-moded beliefs we are surrendering so that we may become lighter, less dense. Without so much to carry in regards to how we identify ourselves, especially as it pertains to the expectations that others place upon us, we permit ourselves to become empty and free; free of the patterns that we have selected to define us.
It takes a lot of doing to maintain our identities whether on line, in person, at work, school, in relationships, etc. and so many people create themselves as someone they are not, usually in order to meet someone else’s expectations, fit in or be accepted. Our identities are derived from the world around us as we attempt to “become” something. To become something requires that we are do something. This doing can take form in what we choose to wear, our mannerisms, how we express ourselves through speech, things we collect or buy; basically, doing anything necessary in order to create the form that we wish to exemplify. More often than not, the image that one seeks to embody is a deception or illusion that takes, in some cases, a lot of energy to uphold and maintain. When we release and become less weighted down by the extraneous components that we believe are essential to who we are, we can move from a state of doing to a state of being because there is really not much to do when we are simply being, except to be ourselves.
This current time seems to be ushering an energetic flow that is forcing many people to take inventory and recapitulate, resulting in radical separation from ideologies that may have been maintained for a long period of time for some people. Some of these ideologies don’t even belong to us, but were imposed upon by teachers, parents, friends, employers, etc. As we relinquish the constructs that kept us bound to specific identities, we become liberated to be more of who we truly are. Our combined consciousness is gaining momentum as we collectively release the matrices of a paradigm that no longer serves the planet and allows us to become more naturally in the rhythmic flow of the natural order of all things.
People tell us from the time we are born that the world is such and such and so and so, and naturally we have no choice but to see the world the way people have been telling us it is. ~ Don Juan Matus