Sometimes, you need to be heard, but you remain silent under the pressures of group responsibilities and expectations. Other times, the systems and agreements that you thought would protect your interests, increase equity and promote efficiency end up being so complicated that you now feel trapped by them. These kinds of foolishness play themselves out in families, bands and businesses alike. You set out with the best of intentions but, instead of drawing closer to one another, all of your communications seem to drag you towards fragmentation and separation. Instead of opening up to the differences, you cling to what you THINK you know... Instead of deepening your connection to the perceived "other" you insist upon polarization and extremes. Most importantly, under surface of your stubbornness, you know that you're putting everything - and everyone - at risk.
In this month of Erénà/March, open your heart and creative mind in order to enable your ability to correspond with your people from a place of grace and kindness. This is necessary for you to complete what you have started. This is accomplished first by helping you to face yourself more completely; the poet, the thief, the teacher and the criminal are all within you, to varying degrees and under different circumstances. Carl Jung has said that what we find most annoying in others is an indicator of what we find (unconsciously) most annoying in ourselves. The full moon of Erénà/March is a good time to renegotiate your perception of your own shadow, as it is reflected in the difficult relationships that surround you.
Obafemi Origunwa, MA | www.ObafemiO.com
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Obafemi Origunwa, MA
Thought leader, Ifa priest and author of four definitive books, Obafemi Origunwa inspires metamorphosis through living the medicine that will heal your life and heal the lives of the people you're destined to serve.