There was a period of years when I kept asking myself the question, ‘what is the responsibility of the one who gets free’. I find myself thinking about that again. Plato’s allegory briefly is this. A group of prisoners have been chained for their whole life time and this is the only life they know. In front of them is a wall. Behind them is a fire which casts shadows on the wall of everyday activity which passes on a bridge behind them. The prisoners think the sounds they hear come from the shadows crossing their view. This is their strongly held reality. At one point one of the prisoners is set free (there are different versions of this). Getting out of the cave requires courage and adjustment. The sun light is so bright that it is blinding at first. Persisting and gaining experience in the beauty of this world, the freed prisoner wants to bring the good news to those still in the cave. He goes back but is considered deranged and a danger to the group. They reject him and want him to leave. This he does. But he goes back periodically with the same outcome.
There is more to the story but for purposes of my question it is enough and loosely reflects my journey in this way. Years ago, in the 1970s rcovering from uterine cancer, I discovered holistic health and healing. I was literally driven to share what I was learning and experiencing. Some people were receptive but many rejected it all for various reasons. Even simple things like visualization and meditation sounded sacrilegious to them. Imagine that! The first private client to whom I talked about meditation never came back. She did not want to have anything to do with that “heathen stuff”. Those of you who have traveled with me know that, I never did stop sharing. I thought the one who gets out of the cave is responsible to keep going back. There did come a time when I became less intense; willing and available if anyone showed an interest but going back to the cave, not so much.
That brings me to the present. Since my major life threatening cancer and surgery two years ago (2013), I have been almost overwhelmed with information about the quantum field and quantum healing. I am immersed and almost compelled to keep delving further. In the process, much practical, helpful information comes my way. I truly know how way out it sounds to someone not accustomed to thinking along these lines. It is clear to me, through my own experience, how hard it is to go against the common mass conditioning and ways of seeing. I just can’t decide how many times to repeat what I have come to know. For example; unless one already has a cardiac problem, Statins are very harmful, destructive; cholesterol is not the problem; it is inflammation that is the issue. Out comes more advertisement of recent information suggesting that practically everyone over a certain age should automatically be on Statins. Who benefits from this? Definitely not the people taking it. Even with good research, links available in previous blogs, it is frightening to go against what the doctor says. I know they mean well but are also caught in the web of misinformation. I understand that it takes about 10 years for research to reach its way into practice.
Having said all that, I conclude that I will continue to share via the blog and do my best to be less intense in talking to people. I just have to say, it is one of my greatest challenges, to know with high level of certainty, of something which would bring relief for someone and then to find a way to share it which will not bring automatic rejection of the idea. I clearly will keep trying to find a way.
My answer then it seems is that, the one who gets out of the cave does not desert her companions.
What are your thoughts? I appreciate the emails, facebook responses, even phone calls I’ve been receiving. It would be so wonderful if you would share your thoughts after the blog. That way everyone could benefit from hearing each other. That way we each are reaching out to our companions on this journey.
In Light and Love, Hedi