Depend Dependent Depending

Life’s age old unconscious processes are still the major part of our being, yet we seldom consciously meet them – except in dreams. As our physical and psychological health depend upon a reasonable co-operation between the spontaneous processes of life and our conscious decisions and actions, the encounter with dependency in dreams is vital. We are totally dependent upon these processes of Life yet we seldom acknowledge our dependence.

Can we not see that our very existence is brought about by things so far beyond your knowledge that it is only a statement of our impoverishment to suggest an awareness of a creative force is an expression of some sort of smallness and failure. Have we never understood that? Have we not seen that acceptance of our own inner unconscious life is not only an acknowledgement of what we fail to understand and yet depend upon, but it is also an opening to it, a willingness to relate to it?

Often men and women dream of their partner leaving them, or going off with someone else, and such dreams are really about the dreamer’s own feeling of being abandoned and unloved, particularly feeling dependent. The difficulties we feel when we have dreams are about what we call love, but might, for greater clarity, be called dependence. For instance, if a partner leaves us and we experience great pain, much of that pain and anxiety comes about because we have depended upon our partner to supply, or help supply, such needs as money, a place to live, social standing, sexual satisfaction, a sense of being wanted, companionship and support in crises. See Beware of LoveLove

 Also we often depend upon our work or position to gain a decent self image. Yet such dependence can be shattered if one loses the position – for change is constant.

As Helen Keller so wisely says, “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

These life forces need to be cared for, for our body is an ancient animal, for it is now known that our body started its long journey from a single cell. Also it is immortal, for it keeps dividing and doesn’t die. In dividing it constantly creates copies of itself, but as it does  so it gathers new experience, it changes what is copied, so becomes the ‘seed’ for multi-cellular organism. We all started from the original one cell, and we, you and I,  are the result of gathered experience.

So, no plant or creature grows from a dead seed, and each living seed carries within it all the past gathered from all its forebears. So, the seed in your mother’s womb is as old as and even older than human kind, and you carry that wisdom or memories in you. But in this life you developed a new brain, and the memories, education and programming you gathered this time are what you built your personality from, but beneath that is a very ancient self. To explore it see Opening to Life

This ancient animal that you are has needs and if it were a thoroughbred horse you would need to see that it was properly fed and exercised, that it has sexual needs that must be cared for – poisoning it with alcohol and processed foods would lead to an ill horse or you as an unhealthy adult. See Life’s Basic Functions

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