Owanda of Heart and Soul Institute in âINTROSPECTIVES OF WINTERâ precisely and clearly explains the esoterics for âthe reason for the seasonâ:
Winter is a time of contraction and storage, introspection and hibernation. This is the time of the water element. In Chinese philosophy, there are five elements, which include fire, earth, metal, water and wood. Each element is assigned certain characteristics, including a season, emotions, and organ systems. The water element corresponds to winter, its emotions are fear and fright, and its organ systems naturally involve the kidneys and urinary bladder.
Now for those of us who have âChristmas unwrappedâ it is clear why a ruling class would want the majority of âthe massesâ overeating and drinking alcohol during this time of the yearâto prevent us from thinking about ourselves (and perhaps that abstract foot on our symbolic neck). It seems natural for a culture descending from people who naturally dread the real deadly aspects of the water elements in ice and snow to try to forget that another winter is coming with the change of the year. It seems more urgent and even necessary to help these masses in the snow to not think about the resources being taken away from them by the upper classes to make yet another winter even harder. Some fat dude sliding down a chimney must be the perfect distraction of abstractionâmore existential candy to hide the taste of fear. Owanda writes:
Unbalanced fear is an emotion that completely stifles the capacity for creativity, and fosters a sense of separateness from oneâs environment and oneâs higher being. Fear is gripping, allowing for non-movement, non-action. A person may feel so completely stuck in fear so as to abandon any kind of hope in having the courage to rebalance or rectify the situation. Whatâs more, fear may perpetuate or even create the very thing or circumstance feared.
The âabandonâ mentioned in the above quote is too, too often twisted to become a sense of âfreedomâ for the cowardly relationships I have had in whatâs left of my life. When Owanda writes, âfear may perpetuate or even create the very thing or circumstance feared,â my immediate reaction is to be reminded of the very powerful, creative cowards that have crowded my âinner circle.â When one of these people become convinced that I want to be âevilâ or that I want to do âharmâ then the situation is quickly found to reveal âthe truthââme as that âevilâ character.
You see folks, itâs easier for all parties concerned for me to be the âbad guy.â I seem to be the durable and confident one. So a little false accusation should not hurt me as much as the pain these cowards run fromâŠ And all of this running only increases the mythical and legendary power of this fear. Many assume that such a powerful system of confusion must be entirely supernatural (or âmentalâ) but Owanda writes:
Many people receive psychotherapy in an attempt to identify and dismantle deep insecurities. Though somewhat effective, this often is not enough because the kidney-adrenal complex has not been renewed. By restoring the kidneys to any significant degree, one typically feels a tremendous elation as the dark cloud of fear lifts.
So me being the âbad guyâ is not that, wellâŠ âbadââexcept when my children are involved. Now you have me scared that my children will see a part of themselves as âbadâ (since a father to a child represents a âpartâ of the child). And it may just be more of a coincidence that my lower back went out on me shortly after 12/25 (from playing too much with my children at the family gathering).
Maybe I need to see Owanda over at her office in Westwoodâ1736 Westwood Blvd. Suite 202âfor some kidney treatments. Iâm getting up from this desk to drink a glass of waterâŠ