If a woman could be a better writer, or more beautiful, than Virginia Woolf, who would she be?
Since high school, this writer has been my version of American Idol, only she won the singing contest in print and for real. No writer since has impressed me more, with her distinctive combination of human compassion and the liveliest senses that ever graced a page.
Here I am, the Woolf admirer, all grown up. Some of my high school buddies have even retired. Not me. I’m having the time of my life, with this blog community sharing my passion for Deeper Perception.
So many of you have made requests for me to read some of your heroes. I realized, I want to begin the series with this offbeat choice of my own. Not all of you graduated from college as literature majors, but I hope you all will enjoy my two-part tribute to Virginia Woolf.
First comes a Skilled Empath Merge. To do one, you must be born as an empath which is the case for 1 in 20 Americans overall and, I suspect, a wildly higher proportion of literature majors and writers. I teach empaths to become skilled, which means using awareness to turn one’s inborn gift(s) off most of the time. If you happen to have a spare time machine that you could donate to me, one of my first journeys would be to visit Virginia and teach these techniques to her. It could have made all the difference.
Here, cheerfully and with relative sanity, I will to use this photo as a transport opportunity to jump inside the skin of Virginia Woolf, then jump back out and report. Sure beats the Hokey Pokey!
Root Chakra Databank for Presence in the room
Virginia is so easy to notice, brimming with feminine energy, with a much higher proportion of this than most people have, some 80% of her life force energy. Hers is a strong presence, both highly intellectual and with fine-tuned emotions. By the time of this photo, Woolf has privately struggled with sorrow in so many ways that her root chakra is layered with scar tissue.
Solar Plexus Chakra Databank for Intellectual Growth
Sparkle and lightheartedness are in evidence, much like the icing on a cake. And this is one huge layer cake of an intellect.
Virginia’s thinking is almost frighteningly capable, stunningly comprehensive. Talking with kindred spirits the writer is at her very best, engaging, adept, in control. By turns she can bestow kindness or send out a precisely calibrated quantity of sting.
Solar Plexus Chakra Databank for Intellectual Flow when writing (Specialized)
Here Woolf reminds me of Marilyn Monroe. Both artists pushed themselves to give, when working, giving everything they had available and maybe a bit more. Where Woolf differs is that, while engaged in her art, she was determined that her work be worthy. A small part of her stands outside the rest of that intellect, constantly judging if what she is writing will be considered good enough. That’s a tough way to write, creating a subtle strain throughout her mind-body-spirit system.
Heart Chakra Databank for Emotional Self-Awareness
Such a range of feelings shows here, with a finely tuned perceptiveness. Yet there is nothing restrained or refined about the way
Virginia treats her own emotions. She slaps herself around, inwardly, as if disciplining a stubborn child.
Third Eye Chakra Databank for Connection to Spiritual Source
Deep spiritual connection is evident. In a way, this makes the emotional difficulties all the more puzzling, they stand as such a contrast to her effortless way of connecting in life. “Why doesn’t everyone experience this?” One can almost hear the question repeating, and it is agonizing. Equally painful is the inner pattern that sounds like “When my spiritual life is so sublime, how can my human experience feel so horribly disconnected?” Of all Woolf’s empath gifts –and they are numerous — what shows most strongly is her Spiritual Oneness.
Fellow empaths, join in now, then comment at will! Anyone comment, actually. And, especially, if you have studied Woolf in depth, whadda you think?