— Jimmy Langkop
We have to start by OWNING OUR OWN SHADOW.
This below is an email I received from my friend Jimmy Langkop in Dallas, Texas:
9-11 was a wake-up call for Americans to ask "Who did this and why?" but also "What have we done to create so much anger and hatred toward us?" 9-11 wasn't the real tragedy, but instead it was 9-12 America, the country we became by how we responded to 9-11 and how America's Shadow was unleashed openly and arrogantly.
America's shadow are the parts of our history and national identity that we fear, deny, deplore, disown, repress or simply dislike. Shadow projection is demonizing other countries or national leaders with the qualities and history we don't own in ourself as a nation. What we don't own owns us and we keep acting it out.
America’s shadow has three legs: Gold (Money & Greed), Glory (Empire & War), & God (Religion). All three of these become a problem to the extent that they are exclusive, patriarchal, and fear-based, which keeps power at the top for the elites maintaining the status quo. Fear is their greatest weapon to keep people surrendering their power to any would be savior (currently that’s Trump).
What will save us is not someone else, but us bringing forth greater equality, inclusiveness, diversity, multiculturalism, partnership, balanced power, feminine power to balance out our extreme masculine, championing the sacredness of all life (including Mother Earth), wholeness, interdependence and national soul.
Bringing forth the soul redeems the shadow by transcluding (transcending and including) it, individually and collectively. As we recapture America’s founding soul principles of equality for all, egalitarianism, leveling the playing field for all, and government of, by and for the people (not of, by and for the corporations, the monied elites, the war mongers, the bankers, the religious exclusivists) we will bring about America’s Soul Destiny.
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.
If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”
— Jesus, The Gospel of Thomas, 70
This is true for the individual as well as any collective.
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Rebeca E. Eigen is a graphic designer, public speaker and Astrologer specializing in the 7th house (marriage) and aspects to Venus and the ruler of the 7th house.
She uses astrology, psychology and personal stories to illustrate how we create patterns in our relationships. Her Shadow Dance workshops make this difficult concept easy to use in our everyday lives. She is also available to do individual counseling sessions based on your birth data (time, place and date). Rebeca uses the astrological birth chart as a guide to evoke the symbolic and help you become more aware of your total Self. Your accurate birth time, date and place are necessary.