LeeAnne Fourcrows HensleyAnd moralistic systems fail miserably to protect you from harm, anyway. The only thing they succeed in doing is preventing the learning and empowerment that comes from a shamanistic relationship with yourself. All the harm of harm, but none of the benefit.
LeeAnne Fourcrows HensleyIf anything, there is more evidence of moralistic systems "preventing" harm in the capacity of hiding it, and blaming the people who have been harmed, rather than the person(s) inflicting it.
LeeAnne Fourcrows HensleyMy brother told me something about growing basil. He said, "Like people, basil plants need stress and rough conditions in order to become robust in flavor, and to develop 'personality'. If they're pampered, sheltered, and planted in rich soil, they'll be pale, weak, and bland."
Jennifer Frances ArmstrongMoral systems become hypocritical because they are based on principles of safety, rather than knowledge. So, then after a while, they start to throw around false allegations, in all ignorance.
LeeAnne Fourcrows HensleyI have to agree. Although I could never raise a child the way my parents did it, I'm fairly certain I wouldn't be half the person I am today without the struggles I've made it through. I think the key is that whatever a person's experience, routine and logical analysis is crucial to coming out of it with strength rather than being broken by it.
LeeAnne Fourcrows HensleyI think a lot of people who have experienced this transition are likely to find that they were never a personality suited for hiding and cowering. This is why that technique failed to the point that we concluded to change that behavior.