The Paths So Far

One Versling week = 11.4140625 days

There are 32 Versling weeks in a year. Every week we meditate on a different path.

The first eighth of the year (the first four Versling weeks) is devoted to the different aspects of Electromagnetism as it relates to the four elements.

The second eighth of the year (the second four Versling weeks) is devoted to the element of Fire and how it relates to the four fundamental forces. We begin by revisiting* the first path but now from a different perspective.

So over eight Versling weeks we contemplate seven different paths.

  1. Electromagnetism to Fire
    12/21/2015 – 1/1/2016
    Within: Persona/Behavior and Will/Intuition
  2. Electromagnetism to Air
    1/2/2016 – 1/12/2016
    Intersection Within: Persona/Behavior and Intellect/Thoughts
  3. Electromagnetism to Earth
    1/13/2016 – 1/24/2016
    Intersection Within: Persona/Behavior and Sensations/Health
  4. Electromagnetism to Water
    1/25/2016 – 2/4/2016
    Intersection Within: Persona/Behavior and Emotions/Feelings
  5. Electromagnetism to Fire (reversed)
    2/5/2016 – 2/16/2016
    Intersection Within: Will/Intuition and Persona/Behavior
  6. The Weak Force to Fire
    2/17/2016 – 2/27/2016
    Intersection Within: Will/Intuition and Personal Consciousness
  7. Gravity to Fire
    2/28/2016 – 3/9/2016
    Intersection Within: Will/Intuition and The Collective Unconscious
  8. Strong Force to Fire
    3/10/2016 – 3/21/2016
    Intersection Within: Will/Intuition and The Personal Unconscious

*By the end of the year each path will be visited multiple times.

The Seventh Path: The Strong Force to Fire

 

StrongForce

The seventh path is Strong Force to Fire.

Teal to Red.

The name of this path is found by pronouncing the phonemes in the following order.

  • The Universe Within
    1. …or the sound of the letters, “ee.”
  •  The Strong Force
    1. …or the sound, “o” makes in the word, “boat.”
  • The consonant that associates The Strong Force and Fire.
    1. …or the sound, “s,” makes in the word, “Vision.”
  • Fire
    1. …or the sound the letter, “u,” makes in the word, “put.”
  • An Ending
    1. …or the sound made by the letter, “n.”

In the soul, Ohzhuhn is the intersection of your personal unconscious with your will and intuition. When you intuit how something works based on past experience, this path is in play.

Physically the strong force has an intimate relationship with plasma. If the plasma is energetic enough (hot enough) it can overcome the strong force that holds the center of atoms together. When this happens we get nuclear fusion. This releases a lot of energy and the strong force takes over again but surrounding a more complex element.  Two Hydrogen atoms fuse to form one Helium atom.

The Sixth Path: Gravity to Fire

GravityThe fourth path is gravity to fire.

Chartreuse to red.

The name of this path is found by pronouncing the phonemes in the following order.

  • The Universe Within
    1. …or the sound of the letters, “ee.”
  •  Gravity
    1. …or the sound, “a” makes in the word, “bat.”
  • The consonant that associates Gravity and Fire.
    1. …or the sound, “Z,” makes in the word, “Zoo.”
  • Fire
    1. …or the sound the letter, “u,” makes in the word, “put.”
  • An Ending
    1. …or the sound made by the letter, “n.”

Yeahzun is the intersection of the collective unconscious with your will and intuition. The will to live, eat, drink and reproduce all stem from the collective unconscious and this path deals with the instincts we feel within that context.

The fuel of jealousy lives here (though jealousy itself lives with water). The thing that triggers your jealousy lives in your personal unconscious but your capacity to experience the jealousy has roots in the collective unconscious.

The collective unconscious is also where archetypes (categories) live. The archetype of love rises out of the collective unconscious, floats up through your personal unconsciousness which gives it some form and flavor and then finally it floats up into your conscious mind where you can choose whether or not you’re going to act on it.

The Fifth Path: Weak Force to Fire

The fifthVerslingCalendar-2-Imbolc path is the Weak Force to Fire.

Orange to red.

The name of this path is found by pronouncing the phonemes in the following order.

  • The Universe Within
    1. …or the sound of the letters, “ee,” in, “bee.”
  •  Weak Force
    1. …or the sound, “o” makes in the word, “bot.”
  • The consonant that associates the Weak Force and Fire.
    1. …or the sound, “s,” makes in the word, “bus.”
  • Fire
    1. …or the sound the letter, “u,” makes in the word, “put.”
  • An Ending
    1. …or the sound made by the letter, “n.”

Eyahsuhn is the intersection of your personal consciousness (ego) and your intuition and will.

This path deals with how you organize and direct your own energy and emotions. We direct our energy by opting to focus on one thing over another.

What you focus on and observe cannot help but change. Your attitude while you’re observing these things affects the nature of the change that happens.

Observe with care and be selective.

Remember each thought is an offering. Offers can be rejected. If a thought is offered that causes negativity, try rejecting it. See what happens.

The first eighth of the year was spent observing my own behavior as it relates to my intuition/will, intellect, sensations and emotions in that order.

Observing those behaviors has changed them. This second eighth will be spent observing my own will and intuition as they relate to the ego, the collective unconscious, the personal unconscious and finally my persona again.

The Fourth Path: Electromagnetism to Water

The fourth path is electromagnetism to water.

Purple to blue.

The name of this path is found by pronouncing the phonemes in the following order.

  • The Universe Within
    1. …or the sound of the letters, “ee.”
  •  Electromagnetism
    1. …or the sound, “oo” makes in the word, “boot.”
  • The consonant that associates Electromagnetism and Water.
    1. …or the sound, “K,” makes in the word, “Kim.”
  • Water
    1. …or the sound the letter, “e,” makes in the word, “beg.”
  • An Ending
    1. …or the sound made by the letter, “n.”

Eyouken is the intersection of your persona and your emotions.

Pure water insulates against electricity. Water conducts electricity only when there are mineral impurities.

The Third Path: Electromagnetism To Earth

The third path is electromagnetism to earth.

Purple to green.

The name of this path is found by pronouncing the phonemes in the following order.

  • The Universe Within
    1. …or the sound of the letters, “ee.”
  •  Electromagnetism
    1. …or the sound, “oo” makes in the word, “boot.”
  • The consonant that associates Electromagnetism and Earth.
    1. …or the sound, “r,” makes in the word, “rim.”
  • Earth
    1. …or the sound the letter, “u,” makes in the word, “bug.”
  • An Ending
    1. …or the sound made by the letter, “n.”

Eyourun is the intersection of your persona and your physical body and it’s sensations.

The attraction that lightning has for the ground is a manifestation of this.

Leverage Points?

The systems analysis community has a lot of lore about leverage points. Those of us who were trained by the great Jay Forrester at MIT have all absorbed one of his favorite stories. “People know intuitively where leverage points are,” he says. “Time after time I’ve done an analysis of a company, and I’ve figured out a leverage point — in inventory policy, maybe, or in the relationship between sales force and productive force, or in personnel policy. Then I’ve gone to the company and discovered that there’s already a lot of attention to that point. Everyone is trying very hard to push it IN THE WRONG DIRECTION!”

The classic example of that backward intuition was my own introduction to systems analysis, the world model. Asked by the Club of Rome to show how major global problems — poverty and hunger, environmental destruction, resource depletion, urban deterioration, unemployment — are related and how they might be solved, Forrester made a computer model and came out with a clear leverage point1: Growth. Not only population growth, but economic growth. Growth has costs as well as benefits, and we typically don’t count the costs — among which are poverty and hunger, environmental destruction, etc. — the whole list of problems we are trying to solve with growth! What is needed is much slower growth, much different kinds of growth, and in some cases no growth or negative growth.

http://www.donellameadows.org/archives/leverage-points-places-to-intervene-in-a-system/

Positive Feedback Loop is flow from a point to an area.

Negative Feedback Loop is flow from an area to a point.

The Second Path: Electromagnetism to Air

The second path is electromagnetism to air.

Purple to yellow.

The name of this path is found by pronouncing the phonemes in the following order.

  1. The Universe Within
    1. …or the sound of the letters, “ee.”
  2.  Electromagnetism
    1. …or the sound, “oo” makes in the word, “boot.”
  3. The consonant that associates Electromagnetism and Air.
    1. …or the sound, “f,” makes in the word, “fin.”
  4. Air
    1. …or the sound the letter, “i,” makes in the word, “fin.”
  5. An Ending
    1. …or the sound made by the letter, “n.”

Eyoufin is the intersection of your persona and your intellect. What thoughts do you act on? What thoughts don’t you want to act on?

Are there thoughts you wish you could conjure? Are there thoughts you wish you could send away?

Lightening is an external manifestation of this.

The First Path: Electromagnetism To Fire

Most Consonants exist on a path between the forces and the elements. Every eleven days or so I’ll be posting a new journal entry about a different path.

The following is what the wheel looks like now.
VerslingCalendar-1-WinterSolstice

It has looked like this since the Winter Solstice and will look like this until the beginning of February.

The first path is the one from Electromagnetism to Fire. From purple to red.

The name of this path is found by pronouncing the phonemes in the following order.

  • The Universe Within
    1. …or the sound of the letters, “ee.”
  •  Electromagnetism
    1. …or the sound, “oo” makes in the word, “boot.”
  • The consonant that associates Electromagnetism and Fire.
    1. …or the sound, “sh,” makes in the word, “hush.”
  • Fire
    1. …or the sound the letter, “u,” makes in the word, “put.”
  • An Ending
    1. …or the sound made by the letter, “n.”

EE OO shuhn is the closest I can get with the Latin alphabet.

Eyoucian

Eyoution

Anyways… Externally speaking, electromagnetism is the force that organizes the elements of the world. The screen you’re reading this on and the clothes you’re probably wearing are as they are because of electromagnetism.

That is what is celebrated during this part of the year. The organizational principle of the universe. The face that the universe presents to us.

Also important is the face that you present to the universe. That is why electromagnetism is associated, in the soul, with The Persona.

This path to fire deals specifically with the things associated with the element Fire.

Fire is associated with energy, the will and the psychological function of Will and Intuition.

This path deals with how your intuitions and energies flow out through your behaviors. Also with the intuitions and energies that emerge in others due to your behavior.

 

 

The Grace of Gaia

The world doesn’t work like a machine. That is because the world isn’t a machine.

It is alive so it must be dealt with as if it were alive.

First, it has a name. That name, from my point of view, is Gaia.

Gaia has intelligence and wisdom far surpassing our own but more importantly, Gaia has a will of her own.

She can see the damage humans cause. She has tools that can be employed to stop this train wreck of a civilization.

Yet we exist. She either still has hope that we can be turned around or more likely, civilization is also a tool in her employ.

Fortunately that tool requires a few specific fuels and supply of those is running short. It is possible that the draining of said fuel supply is the reason she employed the tool of civilization in the first place.

But probably not completely. See as a conscious being she can use civilization and technical progress as a way to know herself and explore herself.

The universe does the same thing with planets like Gaia. Uses them to observe and understand its self.

So the fact that we exist leads me to believe that we actually serve some purpose. Weird. I wasn’t expecting that.

That purpose, mostly, is likely to understand as much about everything as possible until we die and our experiences are packaged up and uploaded into the collective.

I can do that.