The old and outdated “blame game” between the GOP and Democrats is a testament of powerlessness of both parties. Both are barking at each other and missing each other valid unconscious messages. At the head level both sides have reasons, arguments, data, constituencies and lobbies to please, rigid beliefs of what is right and wrong. At the heart level both are numb which allows them to be involved in the same ineffective game of pointing fingers (child level responsibility) and avoiding radical responsibility (adult responsibility). This dysfunctional game operates not only between but also within the parties. The GOP is re-directing responsibilities to the Tea Parties and Democrats will sooner or later point the fingers at their own leadership. This is the end result of any dysfunctional game: it self-sabotaging and self-destructive.
The red game is direct and blatantly obvious. The blue game is indirect and muddled. This is just a difference in styles but the game is the same. Underneath the anger both parties are simply terrified of the prospect of losing control in their quest for illusionary power. What we are seeing are scared lost teenagers fighting for the best spot at the top of the pyramid. The bottom of the pyramid is equally scared and acting as cheering fans for the team that makes them feel safer and more adequate. We all know this game well and in our daily lives we all are engaged in our own version of it, no matter if we are red, blue or rainbow. This collective unconscious behavior played out at the top and bottom of the pyramid is not wrong. It is just a game. If we dig deeper in the red and blue compartment and among the many colors that have opted out of red and blue -the rainbows-, we will find that most feel that the current game is not really working. At the same time, we all have unlearned how to inquire how the other truly feels. Inquiring about feelings requires that we feel and own up to our own feelings. It is simple to do but ridiculed in the current game because it disables one of the strongholds of the current game: the old Roman strategy of “divide and conquer”. Our basic feelings – anger, sadness, fear and joy – are what we have in common, no matter the color. They are an effective tool to pierce through rigid beliefs and positioning that keep us separate from each other and split within ourselves. As long as we avoid radical responsibility for our own collective feelings, we will continue to play the blame game and be stuck at the level of beliefs and reasons while missing the wealth of information that comes through our feelings.
In the current game, the reds are convinced the “problem” is big government, and the blue are convinced it is because of the greedy corporate monsters. The many colors in between either have stop thinking and have gone completely numb, they have joined the red or blue fans, or have partly dis-engaged from the dysfunctional game pointing fingers at the old game. Red, blue and rainbow hold grains of truth of what is not working in the game. However, the fear of losing their identity, i.e. their fear of taking responsibility for their feelings, clouds their ability to weave together their common insights and realize that they are dealing with the same monsters: corporate government and worldwide organized crime embedded in crumbling patriarchal structures. These monsters are not the perpetrators but simply the heart-logical result of a societal body that is exclusively operating from the mind and has cut off the body and heart. And we all share responsibility.
The way into our body and heart is opened through the conscious use of our feelings. The way into LOVE is opened when we learn to individually and collectively use our anger, sadness, fear and joy. A society that promotes the numbing of feelings has cut its own roots from LOVE, which is life. A society that relegates LOVE to a subsection of questionable art or places LOVE into a tight box labeled “religion/spiritual/pagan” is basically on death row. A mind-ruled society is a machine that has lost its nature as a living collective body.
Both red and blue are kicking – each in their own way – a dead machine and getting frustrated that it is not working. Under the surface, both red and blue and the rainbow majority are calling for the same: the end of the machine and the birth of a living and sustainable collective body. The ingredient that opens the birth canal is violet: the archetypal feminine wisdom, the body and heart of the collective body, the womb that gives forms to sustainable life. When the feminine wisdom is freed from the “gender box” and from the matriarchal and patriarchal battle of belief it has the power to bring to life a new collective body that has integrated the many painful lessons of the ages. Violet has the power to finally allow us to have fun while playing the game of life.
The good news is that this is all already happening as we speak. Many have identified the need for a new game, some have even created alternative games that are in their embryonic, thus in “mind vulnerable” stages, but nonetheless full of life. Many however are simply waiting not realizing that there is nothing to wait for. Time is yet another illusion of the old game. The game of the heart is available each moment regardless of the dysfunctional games around us. We all get easily sucked into the red and blue mindset in the most subtle ways. However, the more we learn to consciously feel, the more we catch ourselves playing the red and blue game, the more we have the courage to let the violet stream into our bodies, the more life force we will give to the game of the heart, the more likely we will have found our way into cor publicum: a living collective body moved by heart intelligence.
Let’s consciously feel the red and blue in all of us, breathe in the violet and let the heart game begin and refresh itself in each moment.