From The Personal to The Mythic

The bottom line is this. If you want to enact radical change at any level, it begins in the personal sphere and reaches its fruition in the mythic.

So here is the game plan:

  • Identify the mythic in the status quo whether it is something that is moving that you want to stop or something that is still that you want to move. You are being affected by this myth unconsciously, so it is better to know what you are up against.
  • Translate the political change you want into the personal realm. How have you enacted this change concretely and why?
  • Extrapolate from the personal to the mythic, find the symbols, images and language to express this change, and then
  • Use these tools in your work at all levels, i.e. steer the ladder truck.

We can wake up from this nightmare. It is never too late to make a difference. Within the language of myth, all space is here and all time is now. This is important because we live in the here and now. The personal is not just political it is also mythic.
©2006 Katrina Messenger

So try this game plan out.

Pick an area you are working on politically. Identify the mythic level of the status quo. Translate the political change your envision into the personal level and identify the mythic level of the wanted change. What are the new symbols you can use?

If you like, you can post your thoughts and new ideas into the comments area.

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Hecate (not verified) | Sun, 07/09/2006 - 8:25pm

Well, as always, you rock.

I think you've done a better job of saying something I keep trying to say, which is that the Dems must begin to appeal to people's emotions. They appear terrified of that, but the Republicans have figure out that that, plus Diebold, will wiin elections.


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