by Paul Levy
Following is the first half of an essay offered by Paul Levy in his latest newsletter. His great adventures in spiritual emergence began with what I consider to be a massive kundalini blast that launched him out of a lifetime of psychological torment by his father. The Native American term he uses for parasites of the mind, wetiko, is, imo, what many readers might relate to as archons. His most recent published book is The Quantum Revelation. More about Paul available at the end of this post. ~Whitehawk
What all of the world’s spiritual traditions point out in their own unique ways is that we are creators, we are creative beings. Our creative capacity isn’t conceived of as a mere hobby, a sideline, something that we should just indulge in on our days off. Rather, these wisdom traditions consider our creative power as our greatest gift, both to the world as well as ourselves. The creative spirit is the life-giving oxygen for our soul. Even quantum physics, whose deeper meaning is still in the beginning stages of being decoded and understood, is revealing to us that we are not just passive observers of this world, but are active participants who are involved—whether we know it or not—in creating our experience of both the world and ourselves.
The greatest poison to the human psyche is unexpressed creativity, which is to say that if we aren’t actively involved in expressing ourselves creatively, we are secretly allied with and an outpost for the evil aspect of wetiko*. A creative person has to create; to quote the doctor of the soul C. G. Jung, “woe unto him if he does not … nothing is more poisonous to the nervous system than a disregarded or checked creative impulse. It even destroys people’s organic health…” Because the creative function creates the greatest value, Jung continues, “…it is most dangerous to interfere with it … if you destroy the creative impulse, you will destroy the intrinsic value of the individual at the same time. But you can still live on as a wall decoration.”Continue reading