Resilience – Part 1 – Feb 9, 2023

Thursday February 9, 2023

2/9/2023 @7:00 AM EST

 Disseminating Moon Phase – share, demonstrate, teach, learn, feed back, distribution

– Moon in VIRGO – Void of Course 1:40 AM – 3:47 AM moving to Libra

– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – Feb 9th – Set Eggs, Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Entertain Friends, Host a Party, Mow to Slow Growth

– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – Feb 9th – 10th – Fine for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.

– 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 – 20 AQUARIUS: a large white dove bearing a message

EARTH 21 AQUARIUS: a woman, disappointed and disillusioned, courageously facing a seemingly empty life

Dealing with All of It

“when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” ~The Buddah

It often indicates that people are basically unteachable until they make the decision to see it. Like their eyes are not open yet. Once they are open, you are teachable. The universe is open to you.

I had a moment like this yesterday as I was in the middle of a training for my work-a-day job. The powers that be decided that we all need to be trained on the subject of Trauma. And I am slogging through the 4-hour

I have been heavily involved with social services organizations for the past about 20 years. As a foster parent we were required to receive about 30 hours of training per year. Most of this was on topics you would expect in any social
work degree. Pseudo-medical self-help psychology crap. And the agencies always follow waves of what is popular in the day. Trauma is the name of the game right now (I wonder why after the entire world has been helpd captive by the plandemic).

But anyways, the Trauma training brought up a couple of issues that I do find important and worthy of discussion and a little bit of a deep dive. So here goes.

Resilience – Part 1

What they basically mean by resilience is a person’s ability to adapt to and accept traumatic stimuli.

Consider some simple scenarios. You are in a car crash. There is initial shock. Reseeing and reliving the accident in slow motion. Feeling the impact, especially if you were injured. How long does the memory last? How long are you affected by it? Is the fear such that you are afraid to get in a car again? Or do you not ever give it another thought? What did you learn from it?

Another scenario can better be described by referencing television Cop shows. What goes through the mind of a law enforcement officer after firing their gun at a person in the field?

Despite what you see on TV, police officers do not use their firearms on a regular basis. The going figure is that only 27% of officers have ever fired their gun in the course of their work. Thenk that through for a moment as you consider the number of times you have seen cops fire guns in movies and on television. 

I really started thinking about this a few years ago watching the show Rissoli and Isles. If you happened to have missed it, then you did not miss too much. Just another cop show. But the main character is a badass female cop. I think she shot and or killed at least one person in every episode. And ignoring the rules that cops involved in a shooting generally go on desk duty for a month at least after a shooting and go through lengthly investigation as well as mandated therapy, other than being somewhot of a drunk, there did not seem to be any major effects on her. 

This is one cop show among hundreds that have been on. No wonder perple around the world think there are guns and shootings everyday around the US. That is what the entertainment industry shows them. 

But all of it makes you think; How much trauma can one person experience before cracking up and going nuts? Other generations have called it Sheel Shock, soldier’s heart, combat fatigue or war neurosis. The de rigueur term for it today is PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Diorder. And psychologists and social workers are now diagnosing pretty much eveyone with it. Soldiers home from Afganistan, children on the streets of Chicago, Hilary Clinton supporters after the 2016 election.

There is a diagnosis. They want a drug for it. Atavan, Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Vodka, Whiskey, Weed. Dull the senses and dull the pain. But at that point, the treatment is of the broken. And like the vase that got broken by the basketball at the Brady Bunch household, there is no fixing it. It leaks.

And as we see the fiber of our own reality tearing all around us, how long can we hold out? We are Alice down the rabbit hole. Do we make it out? And will our mind be intact? Is it a learning experience? Or a bad trip?

If you are really wondering what it will fell like, look up the first few episodes of The Walking Dead? You wake up. There is shock. There is fear. And then there is survival. Would you have what it takes to survive?

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

We will see in part 2.

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