It is mentioned a lot on your blog- and excuse me for my humble question but –
What exactly is transcendence?
What exactly is transcending?
How do you translate this energy into action?
Hi, Leo. What a great question.
I do use the word a lot. It would not have occurred to me, it’s meaning is vague but I can see now that it is.
Here is the definition from Merriam-Webster:
1a : exceeding usual limits : surpassing
b : extending or lying beyond the limits of ordinary experience
c in Kantian philosophy : being beyond the limits of all possible experience and knowledge
2: being beyond comprehension
3: transcending the universe or material existence — compare immanent 2
4: universally applicable or significant
When I use the word it simply means, “to rise above”. I’m pretty sure that short definition addresses all three of your questions. But I can tell you more.
I associate the phenomena of transcendence with the 12th house. I also think that this is how all problems are solved. I made a video about this once – How To Solve All Problems With The Natural Zodiac. I confused a number of people so I made two more videos trying to explain. Not sure if I was successful but you can check them out.
Transcendence is tied to faith. 12-steppers (and others) have a phrase “Give it to God”. If you take this advice, you leave the problem to God, which allows you to transcend it. You are no longer dealing with it.
If you’re uncomfortable with “God” then you can let the “Universe” sort it out. I think they are the same thing!
Back to my simple terms, you can be dealing with a problem on the ground, worrying about it, or fighting it out. Someone says something nasty. You say something nasty. They say something nasty. This goes on and on, until someone rises above the conflict.
The same thing applies to anything that’s blocking you. The move comes easier to some than it does to others.
How easy it is for you to rise above or transcend a problem or conflict? Or alternately, what does “transcendence” mean to you?
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