Refuting the Irrefutable

The next phase of #MutableMadness2019 is the Virgo phase. It begins September 9: Is there such a thing as an ‘irrefutable fact’?

Phrases like “evidence-based” and “according to the data” are meant to conjure unquestioned trust in what is said in their context. “Numbers don’t lie”… Well, if that’s the case, why won’t Donald Duck show us his tax returns (an important part of the Virgo phase of #MutableMadness2019!)

The reality is that any and everything is up for interpretation. The question is not about data and evidence, it’s about myth, belief, and identity. The story you tell about the data says everything about you and absolutely nothing about the data or the evidence it purports. There is no such thing as an unbiased hypothesis. The intention behind a question is the basis for interpreting the data. So, why was that particular question asked?

Here lies the crux of that matter: Truth ≠ Fact.

All year the underlying question has been: What stories about who you are keep you from perceiving truth? Truth is what you can verify with your perception and judgment. It’s emphatically not objective. The opposite of truth isn’t lies or falsehood, it’s dogma.

Identity is a myth, a story you tell about who you are. You measure all your experiences against this myth. Your choice is to reject experiences that challenge that myth, defending your identity, or, to consider and integrate those experiences. Discernment is how you know when to defend/reject or integrate. When you take on the task of integrating experiences that challenge the myth of your identity, it threatens your sanity. Defensiveness is the easiest reaction.

Your moral compass is rooted in that myth. So, it’s not just about who you are or who you are not. It’s about making a moral judgment on what you’re capable of. Superiority, pride, and controlling other’s perceptions can easily become more important than integrity. Integrity is the inner [moral] compass that guides us towards righteous action.

The next eclipse is a BIG one. December 26, 2019. Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn in Sagittarius. This is rare! That eclipse takes all of our Saturn in Sagittarius work since January 2017 and makes it plain. It sets us on a path into the next chapter.

It seems like we’ve been in a state of collective dissociation, where we cannot process the real consequences of what is happening to us and our world. This is what I mean when I say “identity is a myth.” We are so deeply invested in the story of our comfort and convenience, the one that says we are highly intelligent and technologically advanced. The myth that says that we have it better than any humans in the history of humanity.

Because our identity is rooted in this story, we refuse to acknowledge the consequences of our daily choices on the climate and the economy. It’s easier to say “well our politicians are corrupt and my vote doesn’t count so…”

Since when do you need permission to save your own life? When did you taking action to save your own life require that your politicians first be righteous?


The next two phases of #MutableMadness2019 are all about truth, integrity, and defense of identity. Are you ready to perceive the truth of who you are? The fiery contagion of conviction can consume you in a fight of defending an identity that is killing you. Or, it can compel you to face the truth of who you are, purging the dissonance between what you profess and what you live.

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