Resilience Part 2

Wednesday February 15, 2023

2/15/2023 @7:00 AM EST

 Third Quarter Moon Phase – share, demonstrate, teach, learn, feed back, distribution

– Moon in SAGITTARUIS – Void of Course 8:06 PM – 2/16 12:00 AM Moving to Capricorn

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) –February 15 – 17th – Castrate Farm Animals, Prune Trees, Mow to Slow Growth, Potty Train, Wean

– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – Feb 15th – 17th – Any root crops that can be planted now will do well. harvest days.

– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): – Matangi – Goddess of the Wind

– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Seth – God of the North, God of Enlightenment

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Aquarius SUN: –   SUN/MOON – 03 AQUARIUS: an unexpected thunderstorm   (& EARTH: –  03 LEO: an epidemic of mumps)

– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: a flock of wild geese

SUN – 27 AQUARIUS: an ancient pottery bowl filled with violets

EARTH – 27 LEO: daybreak — the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky

Resilience Part 2

Some of the best examples we can find of resilience is in stories and movies. Writers have created such wonderful characters. And when they are put into, shall we say, stressful situations, how do they act or react?

Part of learning resilience is seeing it put into practice. How do you know how you will react when the shit hits the fan? Depending on your upbringing, consider what you have been exposed to.

We see it with babies. When they are born, they carry with them some of their mother’s immune system. They are surprisingly resilient to negative environmental factors. Then at a month, they are shot full of rich antibodies with surfricants (often heavy metals) meant to weaken the cells ever so gently in order to teach them to fight back against infection diseases.

We have been taught that the theory of vaxc1nes is sound. They “protect” us. And the medical establishment has all but forced them on anyone who wants to participate in the collective of our society.

It was all this training that we had gone through that made selling the story in early 2020 that the ONLY option for the pandemic was to develop a vaxc1ne, so easy. And the lamestream sold it ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK. Seeing it all roll out with a 1984 esque level of propaganda is enough of a psyop to have us all swooning (unless you were one of the people sucked in by it all and you took the DNA altering cocktail – meaning it is not just a swoon but also a heart attack).

Which brings us back to resilience. What are the psychological barriers that one can construct to protect us from that trauma? 

To answer this question, I would like to offer a couple examples of mental toughness. And see what they teach us.

WARNING – IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THESE AND WANT TO, DON’T READ THIS. ALL SPOILERS (and shame on you. These are required watches)

Sarah Connor

Supermom of John Connor, Sarah started off in Terminator as just a teenager who gets wrapped in some pretty shakey shit. She develops from a timid damsel in distress victim in T1, to a wanted fugitive committing acts of terrorism, a hardened warrior and mother who sacrificed everything for her son’s future in T2, on the verge of losing touch with her own humanity, and a mentor preparing and protecting a protégée for her destiny.

And watching her through the Terminator franchise is seeing a textbook on the psychological effects of trauma. On the one hand, Sarah Connor was an absolute warrior. But it took being chased by Arnold Schwartzeneggar and being pulled into action when she wanted to curl up into a ball.

The cost for getting out of alive was severe. 10 year old John told it well, describing life in foster care after his mom cracked up. On the one hand, she was preparing him for the future that she knew was coming. On the other hand, she showed how there was only so much the human mind can take.

Ellen Ripley

Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley was such an unexpected hero. Alien took the world by the balls. It shows where Science Fiction as a genre only goes so far. The plot of Alien was ALL horror. Scary chasing creature that would not die. And who makes it through to the end? The girl. Ripley.

Like the Energizer Bunny she keeps on going and going. And we see like Sarah Connor, at a price.

With both of them, through the magic of sequels, we are able to explore the psychological effects of the trauma. Both of them lived through unspeakable horrors. Lived to fight another battle. Grew from the experiences. Learned new survival techniques.

But at a price. Their lives were changed. They were no longer their work-a-day selves. They had survived. But with their own experiences of shell shock. They showed that there was no simple return to normal life.

Learning From Experience

I bring up these examples mostly because they show much more of the journey through the trauma than you might see in a simple story or movie. How many movies out there take you through the event and then it ends. At least psychologically. Consider some of the traumas of other characters that never get played out.

Star Wars – Leah’s home planet with everyone in her life was blown out of existence. Luke’s Aunt and uncle burned to death by Imperial storm troopers.

Indiana Jones – how do you get chased around the world, get shot at, fall off cliffs, get thrown out of airplanes and not want to hide in a closet somewhere.

James Bond? Forget it.

No one lives through so much and is unaffected by it. And while Hollywood succeeded with Ripley and Sarah Connor. So many others just miss it.

Finding a Cause

In the case of both Ripley and Sarah, probably the strongest similarity in helping them to survive was in finding a cause to fight for. All of the trauma could be managed knowing that they had to be there in the end. Therapy was in preparing and being ready.

Why would they not just curl up in a ball or in the bottom of a bottle. Look for safely? Look for Sanctuary?

They had a cause.

There are many factors in resilience that can prepare someone to face trauma. In Part 3, I will try to bring them to light.

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