‘To transcend something is to go beyond it to the point of ceasing to identify with it, so it becomes an object of our awareness. When this process is healthy, what’s been transcended is not excluded from our being (any more than clouds are excluded from the sky) but rather is “repositioned” and related to in ways that serve our well being. When transcendence is unhealthy, what has been transcended is excluded from our being, resulting in escapism and disconnection. Where healthy transcendence embraces what’s been transcended, unhealthy transcendence avoids it, making a spiritual virtue out of rising above whatever is deemed “lower” or “darker” elements of nature. This is dissociation disguised in holy rag.’
Spiritual Bypassing: Learning to recognize and transform the obstacles that keep us from living life fully. Robert Augustus Masters, Phd
Well my fellow humans, is it not possible that a change in thought is an act of of what freedom remains?
Fotomahaloness – Wolf totem dreamtime: a painting made possible by a dream and, a sojourn to a river wilderness retreat, a place where wolves thrive, and where I connected with my totem companion.