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Do you ever find yourself mourning something that you can’t name?

Do you ever find yourself mourning something that you can’t name? It’s not a person or a thing, but something intangible, ineffable, and unspeakably beautiful that’s no longer whole, and really hasn’t been whole your entire life—maybe for many lives. I sometimes glimpse a piece of it in odd places, in a haunting song (usually old or in another language), a piece of art or architecture, or a view of a natural setting. Then I start crying. It’s not depression—it’s not even a sadness as much as it is a deep almost euphoric longing for something I can’t quite grasp. Sometimes, I think it is something that could ‘be’ but won’t because it can’t ‘be’ in world as it is. It’s like something that I should remember but that I’ve forgotten. It makes me think of the ancient Egyptian belief that one does not learn magic, one remembers it instead.

Listening to the recording below, I had another bout of that feeling:

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Yes.

The Germans have a word for it Weltschmerz

Very true.

Weltschmerz—world-pain (the kind of feeling experienced by someone who believes that physical reality can never satisfy the demands of the mind https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weltschmerz)

Ah, the Ford/Weber theory of cognition…

  • Robert Ford (Westworld 2016): Do you want to know why I really gave you the backstory of your son, Bernard? It was Arnold's key insight, the thing that led the hosts to their awakening; suffering. The pain that the world is not as you want it to be. It was when Arnold died, when I suffered, that I began to understand what he had found. To realize I was wrong.

But without a ‘backstory’ where do you get the idea that the “world is not as you want it to be”?

Before the 'hosts' can ‘suffer’ there must be Desire, and without a programmer, what is the origin of that? Where is the Loss that is the shadow of Being? From what strange well of creation does this desire arise? Does even Mimir remember?

Yes.

I have so been there ! Its such a powerful feeling, it cuts you to the core of your being and always brings tears and a deep longing .

Yes. Sometimes I feel like I know, well, not what it is but parts of it. Like you say, you can recognize it here and there in the strangest of places sometimes. I tend to be filled immediately after with this fire to find it and reclaim it or remake it or restore it, whatever IT may be. But without a clearer idea it would be a bit of stumbling in the dark more than anything else. I feel perhaps that it must be more a general state of the world that has changed, for it to feel so nebulous and yet also pop up everywhere. It used to make me so sad but now, just that fire when I feel it.

"Do you ever find yourself mourning something that you can’t name? It’s not a person or a thing, but something intangible, ineffable, and unspeakably beautiful that’s no longer whole, and really hasn’t been whole your entire life...."

Yes, to the point of tears.

Just An Answer From My Tradition

Which Says It Is A Program

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The Runes That Make The Central Star

Equal

692

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The Remaining Four Pairs

Which Deal With Above

And Below Worlds

Equal

803

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Powers That Be = 692

Pantheon Of Gods = 692

Looking At Forgotten Place = 692

Shadow's Desire = 692

Awakened Longing To Go Home = 692

World's Soul Stream = 692

I Am A Person's Lost World Soul = 692

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Just For A Beginning Few Meanings

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The Other Four Pairs Now

Let  Us See What They Offer As An Answer

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Awakened Memory + Life = 803

Ritual + Faery Call = 804

Internal Voices Of The Wind = 804

Spirit's Power = 804

Soul Call + Archetypal Kin = 804

Remembrance And Longing = 804

Birth , Life And World Pain = 803

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Now To Me The Last One Is Especially Poignant

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We Have Another Arrangement Of Eight Pairs Of Runes

In A Color Grid

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Those Eight Deal With What Was Called

The World Of Shades

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Yet Look At What They Say

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Value Of Runes

455

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Incarnation = 454

Telluric Current = 455

Energy Signature = 455

Mother's Umbilical Cord = 455

Planetary Axis = 456

Virgin's Song = 456

Shadow's Soul Cord = 455

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We Are Tied To The Mother

And We Feel Her Love And Pain

Her Suffering And Joy

And Our Cords Entwine As The Roots Of The World Tree

As We Endlessly Branch Outward

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Sometimes everything cries

And your only consolation

Is that you have shoulders for it.

Cry For Me

Because I Have No Shoulders

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Ok, you got me there. I can think of no good comeback for that. 

LOL !

Could not help posting it Noah...

I saw your comment and thought about the

most simple lifeform without shoulders I could...lol !

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