Poison & Medicine

 

Any inner/outer situation can be poison or medicine, and the higher the intensity in the experience, the stronger effect.

Poison
When awareness is identified with its content, situations can be poison. If the personality relates to the situation with aversion, it creates contractions in the form of repression, bitterness, cynicism, anger, sadness, hopelessness, and more. If the personality relates to the situation with attraction, it again leads to contraction, this time in the form of clinging, envy, jealousy, greed.

This can be seen as a poison, although there is nothing wrong from another perspective. It is just the natural functioning of awareness when it is identified with its content. It is one way awareness functions, one phase in the evolution of humanity and the development of individuals. One way God manifests and explores itself.

Medicine
When awareness awakens to itself as distinct from its content, any situation can be medicine. The energy in whatever comes up – in the form of sensations, emotions, thoughts – allows awareness to clarify and deepen. There is a breaking open instead of breaking down. It opens for a deeper humanity, for deepening compassion, humility and gratitude.

This can be seen as a medicine, although from another perspective, this is just the natural functioning of awareness when aware of itself as distinct from its content. It is one way awareness functions, one phase in the evolution of humanity and the development of individuals. One way God manifests and explores itself.

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