Gary Z McGee ~ Gray Walking: The Art of Transforming Militarism into Humanism

Here’s another insightful, practical and hard-hitting piece by Gary Z McGee of Waking Times. The article’s copyrighted, so I’ll just give you a teaser excerpt. Please click through to read the excellent full article.

You’ve probably heard of light working, and the light workers who practice loving energy and cultivate sacred spaces for such energy to flourish, but you probably haven’t heard about gray walking and the gray walkers who seek to maintain the tension between opposites and work at bringing opposites back in line with one another. They are the ones successfully getting in touch with their dark sides. It keeps them whole. They are amoral agents par excellence. They realize that the secret of alchemy is found in the intimacy of opposites. They don’t deny their shadow. They don’t shun the shadow for fear of being immoral. They play with it instead. They reconcile with it. They understand that shadow work is ultimately light work. They embrace the wise words of Carl Jung, “There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

Gray walkers have undeceived themselves precisely because they have made the darkness conscious. They realize that their inner-darkness is where their light needs to shine brightest, because compassionate empathy with the world requires a baptizing of our inner-shadow, lest we demonize the shadows of others. Like Loius G. Herman wrote, “By accepting the inevitability of our shadow, we recognize that we are also what we are not. This humbling recognition restrains us from the madness of trying to eliminate those we hate and fear in the world. Self-mastery, maturity, and wisdom are defined by our ability to hold the tension between opposites.”

Full article here.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by mia on February 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    great article~ i liked this: “Gray walkers realize that dependence becomes codependence becomes independence becomes interdependence, but only if we work ridiculously hard at it. And only if we focus less on being right or wrong, and more on being healthy. The more we focus on being healthy, the more we’ll simply fall into being right.” thanks Laura!

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  2. Posted by Kieron on February 12, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Finally, something approaching a name for whatever it is I am doing in my corner of the world. 🙂

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  3. Yes, thanks for Gray Walking in your corner of the world. 🙂

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