Your Gremlin is the archetypal king or queen of your shadow world. Everybody has parts. Everybody is part Gremlin. Gremlin is the part of you dedicated to creating low drama and serving your hidden purpose. Gremlin is quite likely to take over whenever you are unconscious of the purpose of your action. When Gremlin takes over you do not know the true cost of your irresponsible actions. Gremlin creates low drama gameworlds based on scarcity, competition, and survival in order to eat Gremlin food. For example, Gremlin leaders take other people’s centers and surround themselves with followers in order to feel safe. Gremlin derives joy at other people’s expense through “I win! You lose!” and “I’m right! You’re wrong!” and “Ha-ha! I got you!” games and nasty little jokes. As you begin to get clarity about the presence and participation of Gremlin in your life it is crucial to remember that Gremlin is not bad. Gremlin is Gremlin and can be counted on to do what Gremlins do. Gremlin cannot be rehabilitated to be responsible, and besides, that is not the point. Gremlin is not your enemy. The idea is not to kill, imprison or disempower Gremlin as you may have been taught through some kind of moral system, but rather to establish a relationship with Gremlin such that you own Gremlin rather than Gremlin owning you. When Gremlin is consciously integrated into your general presence and sits at your feet at your command, you become responsibly “dangerous,” that is, no longer gullible or naïve. Gremlin awareness refines your overall awareness. Transforming your relationship to Gremlin is the way to stellate joy, and like stellating the other feelings involves two phases. Phase one is liberating Gremlin to 100% capacity and presence (which obviously must be done in a special Gremlin-proof environment designed exactly for this purpose). Phase two is integrating Gremlin capacities into practical skills through conscious practice. Since Gremlin can destroy any space at any time for no reason, there are many practical uses for Gremlin that nothing else can accomplish. Some of these uses are, for example, staying unhypnotized, staying unhookable, and going nonlinear. Expanding to responsibly include Gremlin takes time and practice, and necessitates building matrix.
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