Is the will to take fate by the horns, hold on, and steer.
Can anyone do that? Damned if I know. What I do know, is many many many people don’t.
I get onto witchcraft chat rooms, where some of the people there talking to me, can’t be witches. Well at least that’s what they tell me, “I want to…
I’m hurricaning my way around so many radical/ new age phenomenons; the Internet is a great enabler of such a short attention span, and today I’m full of opinions…
Indigo children. I don’t know much official knowledge about auras but I have come across a lot of people sounding official when they tell me about them. Apparently if you have a purple one , or were born in the 1980s you might be an Indigo child and therefore are blessed and gifted. Some cynical people say its hippy parents trying to say their “disordered ADHD children are gifted”, I say ADHD is a gift that society reframes as a disorder.
I think that’s one and the same, and the indigo children idea is a nice analogy to describe anyone who is rebellious or somewhat spiritual. Does it go without saying that I tick most of those boxes on the list “you are an indigo child if …” …. Perhaps. But I think that’s part of how this works.
Creative, rebellious kids do think along the same lines a lot. The one who had a goth phase when no one else did, or got chucked out of school, or really likes animals… these kids might suffer through school feeling alienated but then thrive when they find others like them interested in a counter culture. Our dominant culture does not respond to indigo characteristics with much enthusiasm, preferring to discipline or punish kids described as ADHD/indigo rather than celebrate them. I think rebellious kids are quite smart having questioned or rebelled a lot of the very questionable system.
And then something else happens. “Prone to depression”? Such highly functioning kids are also likely to needing an answer or a purpose within a big story. having rejected the one society has told them, they are susceptible to flattery and the comfort of a new age discourse; “you are special, your magical, of course the other kids never recognised your greatness” etc… Hence they call themselves indigo children and might find joy identifying as one.
So it’s neither true nor false but an interesting idea. although I have never seen an aura, I am sure that if i asked I would probably be told mine is looking pretty indigo. It’s up to me what I take from that…
I haven’t been on the Internet in ages because it was making me a bit depressed because it feels like spending time in a place thats not a not real world. I have been reading lots of books recently, some by Derrick Jensen and it was not until I went back into the Internet world that someone told me DJ is transphobic, so I had a little research but it only reminded me why I hated the Internet in the first place.
Language Older Than Words and How Shall I Live My Life are really good books, and I think the ecological points made are well important.
People are flawed and capable of arrogance and hubris and all sorts of privilege and assumptions and bigotry. Even after they have written a wicked book. So we should separate the words from the author, and the spirit of the message from the words themselves. the environment and Mother Nature are bigger than us! its the air we breathe and the land we walk on, it’s bigger than gender oppression- but not disconnected because the dominant cancer civilisation has (im oversimplifying for simplicity sake) twisted and exacerbated/ created racism, sexism, transphobia and all those baffling hatreds that try to make our lives a bit shit. And in this Internet counter culture I find people who are a bit switched on and ready to call out those shitty attitudes, create new norms that try and challenge privilege.
But sometimes people keep their heads glued to computer screens and keep their actions to the urban places, a movement that puts the earth lower down on priorities than gender binary. I just don’t wanna see the oil run out and ecological catastrophe become reality because we were too busy making jokes on tumblr about salmon and radical feminists. This theoretical world is not real! We can write articles and hate the other factions within our movement all we like but we all breathe oxygen and need food for sustenance and intellectualising sometimes neglects that.
So i want to be part of whichever movement recognises that all oppression is linked even though we might experience it differently. So i think earth first newswire takes a good stance, and the message DJ has written about in the past seems too precious to let his current ego/privilege/ transphobic comments ruin it… Just got to try not to idealise people I guess. That is all.