The re-enchantment of enthusiasm

For a very long time we have been born into an artificial structure, geared for the dissection of the self. A cleverly designed & ruthless system that feeds itself through the effects of education, media, parenting & societal formulas as much as by the ripping out and gutting of our creativity, passion & human juiciness.

I have never liked ‘reality’. I have never felt at home in the constrictions, rules & regulations that apparently go with being a human being – if you will excuse the phrase ‘it’s all a load of bollocks’.

Within the past year a strong sense of fun & enthusaism has been rekindled in me. I was a little hesitant to write of this, as it smacks of the ‘cult of positivity’.
But this is more bollocks. Positvity is a forced and mass marketed idea, a tasty looking sandwich with a plastic filling.

The word enthusiasm comes originally from en ‘in’ & theos ‘god’ and meant ‘the state of being inspired by a god’. For my part, I view it as a sign of the returning of the Goddess, and see it as a gift to be embraced and then put to work.

Enthusiasm takes you outside of your small self and allows you to join whole heartedly with something you feel passionate about. It generates a fiery energy that can be used as a method of propulsion.

For me it generated the energy to leave behind eight years of static living and propelled me to Hawaii. The sense of achievement & enthusiasm generated by that holiday (most assuredly it was a ‘holy day’) has led to openings, meetings, possibilities & forgiveness.

Those who work for the return of beauty (as in the Navajo sense of wholeness & balance), deserve this same embrace by the Goddess. I am concerned sometimes for the seriousness that can pervade this work.

The world of separateness demands struggle & pain because it effectively paralyses us.
The passion that is returning to humanity absolutely needs to be expressed through our bodies, do not fear the humming of enthusiasm in your bones.

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February 19, 2008. Uncategorized.

3 Comments

  1. Artanis replied:

    Wise woman, hello…it was very nice to meet you, even though i don’t believe you would be able to understand my blog because of my language…Anyway you were correct about the meaning of the word “ethousiasme”, but i must warn you that it did’nt always ment one particular god or godess, but also a god of a minor sense, as the one of a demon (as the Ancients believed)…”Theos” actually means unexplicable power in fast move, spirit…

  2. wise woman replied:

    Hi ArtanisNice to meet you. Yes, I understand that ‘Theos’ does not refer to any particular god/goddess – nevertheless I do feel strongly that enthusiasm is a powerful tool in returning harmony to the World – & in these times it is the return of the Goddess that is required.

  3. Ben Emlyn-Jones replied:

    Oddly enough the word “ecstasy” is Greek too. It means “to stand outside of yourself”. Could whoever coined this word have been inspired by an Out-of-body experience?

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