My first and updated writing about the shields…
The five senses connect to BEAUTY & PLEASURE; here, I am including the 6th sense and defining it as intuition and perception.
Intuition – partially – is something known without knowing and operates from PERCEPTION.
PERCEPTION is SEEING the world by recognizing impacts of outer on inner culture and visa versa.
It is also the ability to SEE the BIG picture framing LITTLE TIME.
LITTLE TIME – is the place holder where loss, grief and anger daily occur.
ADDING TO THIS..
TRANSFORMATION – THE FIRST SHIELD OF BEAUTY AND PLEASURE
TRANSFORMATION is the first shield of BEAUTY & PLEASURE because it is so difficult to understand amidst loss, grief, anger, hopelessness, and fear – the five emotions of the POUNDING FIST that pummels human spirit into the ground where the real WORK begins. The ground demands tilling. So, get your oxen or mule team, stand behind them, and follow. The animal team bears the BLADE: hold the reins and team across crusted earth; open it to hidden rich and fertile ground and plant the POUNDING FIST here. Rest in the moist DARKNESS TURNING TO LIGHT across many suns and moons.
Only the WORK produces fields of sunflowers reminding us that death brings new life and to always follow the light.
TRANSFORMATION IS THE BUTTERFLY AND THE WORK BEFORE FIRST FLIGHT!