We’ll pick up where we left off at the end of Insight Forest I…
(4) What happens when our Unconscious Limiting Beliefs get blown away, and how can we prepare for that?
Rhetoric is the Language style we use when we assume that whomever we’re talking to has the same Unconscious Beliefs as we do. I use it a lot, so does Trump. It’s the Language we use when we’re talking to our Tribe, and it saves us a lot of words. One of its effect is to make someone from a rival Tribe either Angry or Intimidated. Since Anger is a Sin in polite society, that ends up being the same as Intimidated. Problem is, part of the Essence of our Changes is the Insight that we’re All One Tribe.
While some of us may be somewhat Conscious of the basis for our Rhetoric, much of it based on our Unconscious Beliefs, and the Unconscious Belief that someone with different Unconscious Beliefs is Corrupt, Ignorant, Degenerate, Deplorable, or all of the above. Even if they are all that, our Attitude toward them would be different if they were part of our own Tribe. We would probably be inspired to educate them – which of course would be received as insulting and condescending, just as we’re insulted when they try to “educate” or brainwash us.
So one of the impacts of Changes in our Unconscious Beliefs, is that we may begin to doubt our own Rhetoric, which could be a serious blow to our Identity. Most of us to one degree or another Ego-Identify with our Tribe. We could also just find ourselves more Disturbed than usual by Rhetoric, ours or theirs. Eventually we’ll have to work out ways to tolerate different Unconscious Beliefs, and communicate Honestly with folks whose Unconscious Beliefs are all screwed up.
At the very least we could Learn to become Conscious of how the Lizards (Rhetoric Alert) use Rhetoric to Manipulate us. If you have the misfortune of watching the US Unpresidential Debates on 26 September, you’ll get a good Teaching on Rhetoric, and how your Attitude towards it is Changing. Basically, any Insecurity you Feel could well be linked to Changes in your Unconscious Beliefs and your Unconscious Identity. Any Discomfort you encounter, it would behoove to Wonder if it might be related to Changes in your Unconscious Beliefs. You might discover a gap between yourself and old friends or family.
There are three major corollaries to the Collapse of our Unconscious Beliefs, and to our resulting Insecurity. The first is the impending collapse of our Cultures and Economies (the Waning Saturn-Neptune Square). The second is the need to Review Who We Believe We Are and Why We Do What We Do, and whether the latter serves the former (Saturn Square to the Nodes). The third is the Potential or Actual Disruption in our Lives resulting from the Loss of our Masks (Haumea Opposite Uranus-Eris). Are we indulging Business As Usual and pretending that these Changes may not impact us, or waiting till the last minute to prepare for them?
In the US, September is “Emergency Preparedness Month.” Are we prepared to see our Cultural, Egoic, and Habitual Foundations disrupted, without resorting to gang violence?