Did you ever play the game of Cat’s Cradle? It usually is played by two people with a string tied making a circle. The string circle goes around the outstretched fingers of the two players. With a series of moves, strings are wrapped around certain fingers, dropped, and others picked up until the final shape can be made. There are even some that catch the other player’s hand in a trap. Web games like that are fun and kept us amused on the playground when I was little until it was time to go back inside. However, as an adult, getting caught in a web of my own making is tiring at best, and often draining at worst.
In a previous posting I talked about how our unconscious mind or the one that is known as the reptilian brain, is deep inside, fearful like a two year old with monsters under the bed. Then, while the person is aware that the same things keep repeating over and over, they probably don’t know how to change the situation. The type of self sabotage that I’m talking about today is more like being caught in the thin strands of a spider’s web than the full force of an engulfing self-sabotage. Then, a person may not even know that they keep doing the same things over and over, although to others, it’s perfectly obvious.
My take is that this type of self-sabotage is a corruption of what was taught to be to be called the Golden Web. In it, all life forms exist in perfection, and are connected with thins strands like spider strands that with practice, allow the person to “know” that they are a part of all life forms. Many cultures, including Native Americans, speak about being one with nature, and being just one small piece of the whole. However, something seems to go awry with the Golden Web in certain individuals, which causes them to be entangled in a web of their own making.
There are certain mantras, or what I call Gaia commands, that can heal that flaw, and allow the person to know the beauty of becoming one with the Universe. While there are several in the series, the first can be used as an entrance to allow you to experience some of the awe and wonder of being in that sacred presence. It goes “Know life; Be as One.” and I invite you to use it as part of your daily rituals to help sever those threads, while thin, that bind you into what are often destructive behaviors.
What kind of repeating patterns of self-sabotage hold you back? Just like a spider’s web can be very strong when an insect gets caught in it, the webs we make can bind us just as strongly.
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