Toward Supreme Love in Self – (This Is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event)
Introducing a Supreme Lover Identity (Or, Why this work is so real) (Jeanine speaks)
Introducing a Supreme Lover Identity
(Or, Why this work is so real)
The communion in love our souls seek is the most heroic and divine quest any human being can take. (hooks, 2002, p. xviii)
To cultivate a Supreme Lover Identity means to know the iterations of one’s Self in fragments, to really dig them out, hear their voices, learn their stories and the revelations they contribute to the center, to the whole of one’s Self. It means to then choose, from both the most divine and base aspects of Self, ways to access, engage with, and learn from those voices and stories on a daily basis (perhaps even an hourly basis). It means learning methods for respectfully being (with) ourselves and all that we know as REAL. It also means positioning and integrating aspects of Self toward wholeness and completeness. A Supreme Lover Identity is a critical, creative power in consciousness endowed to every human being by his or her Creator. This identity is already in you, as it is in me. It only needs to be recognized in the Spectrum of Personhood,8 learned, and cultivated to ← 19 | 20 → maturity. The study that grounds this book taught me that being in touch with a Supreme Lover Identity and living with/for/in service to it at the forefront of consciousness, so that it deeply informs thoughts, words and actions in the formation of every interaction and relationship, is very difficult work. Yet, it warrants...