May mayhem in Manchester may affect May’s ambitions

The “rule of three” is a common feature in communication. It’s found for example in literature and writing in general, rhetoric and public speaking, and the art of comedic delivery. (And there it is again, in that sentence!) The Latin phrase “omne trium perfectum” (every set of three is complete/perfect) conveys the same idea as the rule of three. For quite some time, we have preferred things to be in threes. Now when a long-held belief system—one that appears so obviously “right” as to be unquestionable—shows signs of uncertainty in the human psyche, the rule of three often comes in to help us take notice of its predicament.

It often takes three intuitional prompts for an individual to become aware of an important belief’s instability in their own psyche so that they might go on to examine its validity.  At the collective level of the psyche, for the majority to be made aware of a faulty Continue reading “May mayhem in Manchester may affect May’s ambitions”

Now Trump’s in, What do I do About My Fear? (Part 1 of 2)

In my last post (Will Trump trump Brexit?) I said, “It doesn’t matter who’s elected [as President]. What crucially matters is that we take heed of the psychic communications encapsulated by the feelings and emotions the events stir up within each of us.” Now that Trump has the Presidency, there are now two feelings, backed by a flooding of emotional energy, at the forefront of your mind—steering the focus of your imagination. These are fear and excitement—perhaps in equal proportions—but whatever your allegiances, fear will be the first to wrestle with your attention.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re not an admirer of Trump, a Democrat or Republican, an American national or otherwise, white, black, brown, or purple, male or female, straight or gay, in a minority or a majority, informed or uninformed, interested or apathetic—you will be experiencing a surge of emotional energy originating from the very depths of our Continue reading “Now Trump’s in, What do I do About My Fear? (Part 1 of 2)”