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Rejection is a profoundly liberating experience for me because each time it happens, it shows me a chain that was still shackling me to the idea that external validation of whatever kind will make my life complete and whole.
Being rejected many times in my life, whether romantically, friends, career, or creative endeavors, has taught me the very valuable lesson that the truest, strongest foundation and most unshakeable love, is to be found in myself.And when I can cultivate the most powerful love in myself and the God inside me and in everything around me (everything that ever was and ever will be .. within me)
Every person that ever rejected me was merely playing a role for me and directing me into a deeper and more intimate love and trust with myself. Whenever I am rejected, in whatever way, creatively, romantically or otherwise, it show me …hey that wasn’t so bad!!!! I’m still alive and now I want to tryt that again!!! That feels good!!! What OTHER parts of myself have I been holding back all this time just because I thought that I would be safe in the warm blanket of “likability/agreeability/approval”
I also speak about how many souls, call in the experiences of rejection at the higher level (their higher self-the aspect of that person existing outside of space and time that is all knowing) because they know it will strengthen them, break down all illusion, deception, co-dependent slave contracts.
I’d rather be free……than liked. Especially in a society this rooted in puritanical belief systems of shame punishment, conformity. Not to mention extreme emotional and sexual repression that is forced on us under the guise of being a good little boy and good little girl. NUN!!! Get the ruler !!! This boy knows he’s God and all the pleasures contained within him and all his starlight and wacky creative expression are all of God and so is everything around him!!!!!
The Cult of Likability : by Bret Easton Ellis NY Times Opinion (mentioned in the show) https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/08/op… (Author of American Psycho) One of my favorite movies – although he didn’t have any creative pull over the movie.
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“They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be
When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty-odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be Keep you doped with religion, and sex, and TV.”
– Working Class Hero, John Lennon