Fertiliser Fertilizer

The soil, which is the basis of all life, for plants are fundamental to the feed chain, comes from death and decay. We all need to compost what is dying or dead, and even our human body or waste is valuable, for in dreams as in life, nothing is wasted but is transformed into fertiliser for new growth.

The Inca description of gold was ‘excrement of the gods’! Shit can of course produce wonderfully rich fertiliser.

To really understand fertiliser, we have to be able to see that what we throw away, see as disgusting or filthy, as we often do with our body wastes, often is vital to the growth and understanding of our personality our conscious self.

The area of our nervous system around the anus and genitals is highly sensitive in babyhood. So, it may link with the self expression, the pleasure, and the feelings of deep connection the baby feels in this area. As it also links with the huge experience of learning self control, and how one’s parents dealt with you going to the toilet, it can also connect with holding on or letting go; control or relaxation; pleasure or guilt. This in turn could involve feelings of success or failure. Therefore, it associates with your WILL. Feeling punished and treated like a child, to feelings or arousal and sexual pleasure.

Example: The therapist encouraged him in the fantasy, and soon he was joyously lost in the slime-and the mussels had turned to excrement. No longer repelled, he abandoned himself to a search for a treasure he felt must lie within the darkness. When he came up, he held in his hand a pink pearl that glowed like the clouds of dawn. Then he remembered how he and his brother had fought over a pink pearl which was to be given to their mother. The pearl stood for her. Those children, wallowing in the mud beside the willows in the hot summer sun, had been performing an ancient and sacred rite, returning to the source of life and their beginnings under the sun.

These things help to explain the great importance of the anus and its products to the growth towards a full and healthy human being.

The anus also deals with what we get rid of that our body does not use. So, it can link with the experiences or the attitudes that we want to or need to get rid of. These are the waste products of our life. But our dreams often see what we pass out of our body as ‘waste’ is a wonderful enriched gift we are giving the earth – our great mother.

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