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The Martyr vs. The Trickster

Keep your face towards the sunshine and your shadows will fall behind you.

Good morning people. I am really sorry for posting late today. I was waiting for inspiration to hit me and it did. Sometimes you have to take a break from the problem if you can't really solve it (mine was not really a problem but, you know what I mean). Sometimes you have got to let your conscious mind relax while your subconscious mind does your work. Taking a break from stuff does the best of work sometimes.

Today, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to introduce you to the two kinds of people in the world, the martyr and the trickster. So here's a quick primer:

The Martyr energy is dark, solemn, macho, hierarchal, fundamentalist, austere, unforgiving and profoundly rigid.

Trickster energy is light, sly, transgender, transgressive, animist, seditious, primal and endlessly shape-shifting.

Martyr says: "I will sacrifice everything to fight this unwinnable war, even if it means being crushed to death under a wheel of war."

Trickster says: "Okay, you enjoy that! As for me, I'll be over here in this corner, running a successful little black market operation on the side of your unwinnable war."

Martyr says: "Life is pain."

Trickster says: "Life is a pain if you make it."

Martyr says: "The system is rigged against all that is good and sacred."

Trickster says: "There is no system, everything is good and nothing is sacred."

Martyr says: "Nobody will understand me."

Trickster says: "Pick a card, any card!"

Martyr says: "The world can never be solved."

Trickster says: "Perhaps not... but, it can be gamed."

Martyr says: "Through my torment, the truth shall be revealed."

Trickster says: "I didn't come here to suffer, pal."

Martyr says: "Death before dishonour."

Trickster says: "Let's make a deal."

Martyr always ends up dead in a heap of broken glory, while the trickster trots off to enjoy another day.

We all have a bit of a trickster and a martyr in us (okay, some of us have a lot of martyr in us), but at some point in your creative journey, you will have to decide which camp you want to belong to. Choose carefully, as my friend better a trickster than a martyr be.

Lastly, remember we are freaks, we are fragile and life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.

Goodbye and see you next Sunday.

Love Scarlett😊


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