Valkyrie wrote on the Giving blog:
I’ve been learning to dislodge the notion it’s better to give than receive. I think it’s equally important to give and receive, and those who can’t receive well probably can’t take in new energy either.
This has become a lot clearer to me since reading about pluto/scorpio interchanges of energy on this blog over the last 6 months or so. The image I have is this feedback loop-A sends energy -> B, who processes it and -> A -> B -> A etc. in a some kind of circular interchange.
Valkyrie – Yeah, like sex. Not much fun to have sex with someone who cannot receive…
And then I started thinking about women who place restrictions on sex. You hear about this all the time from men. You can do that, but you can’t do that and you better do that but don’t even think of doing that! I always marvel at these stories. Just how is a man supposed to get in there with all these restrictions?
And there is a song that plays in my head when I think about this. About control freaks, that is because I think when you put up all these blocks and restrictions in your life you wind up blocking out way more good stuff then you do bad.
Anyway, here is the song. Signs” by Five Man Electric Band. It was on the radio when I was a little kid. I internalized it very deeply and I am glad I did. And here’s my favorite line:
“If God was here, he’d tell you to your face – Man you’re some kind of sinner!”
For some reason (my 9th house) I like the idea of a blunt God to go along with all the nuance and I like the visuals here as well.
It makes it clear that people are restricted everywhere they turn. It is so oppressive in all directions, why can’t we leave our loved ones alone? Why not cut them a break and let them be themselves and run their own lives?