Friday, January 22, 2010
Finding Hidden Truths
I was thinking about the way I have blogged about ears,& eyes, things of the face. I thought I must be sending a message to myself about my own struggles to 'face up to things'. Aha! Magic spells, and much of person to person, and person to self, communication are done through metaphor. Often times a person won't be willing to listen to "the naked truth" but will be receptive to an idea clothed more subtly. Of course some people have used 'naked truth' as a metaphor for harsh, and critical words. To be a magician you must be strong in yourself and not reactive. I read an article by a French writer, Francois-Rene Rideau about the difference between white and black magic. I wish there were other terms. A term that does not connect black with magic. White magic, he says is supportive, whole, never attempts to disrupt natural laws, and encourages humans to be strong and proud. A strong and proud person will make conscious decisions about using their words and will be able to accept calmly the words of others. You can see the hidden messages, the things people may want you to know but they fear to tell you, or don't yet know themselves, by looking beneath their metaphors to the hidden truth. Also look for your own metaphors, learn what your inner self is telling you. Hear the truth that will set you free.