In the Seventeenth Century (late 1800’s) Wilhelm Hegel, a German
Philosopher wrote moral and ethical guidelines, which calcified into the
system of marriage that we have today. Whether they realized it or not
Philosophers coined reality, we live out of it. This is an example of
dialectical materialism, change through time.
Through the written word and our willingness to accept it, reality was
constructed. Much like engineers and carpenters build roads and buildings,
that we gladly and willing inhabit and use.
In the period of queens and kings, marriage was a method used to cement
alliances, and expand territories. Peasants may have coupled up for
survival, but property rights probably did not exist. Who we are conjunct
to the ideas that get promulgated strengthens or weakens them, this owing
to our ontological aspect, or being. Stuart Wilde might call it etheric
Contrarily, to oppose that which we see, which is inconsistent with our
ideas, strengthens it as well. The animus, or spirit, is how energy enters
the world. When we have strong feeling for or against things the animus
pours its power through us, influencing the thing in question. That’s the
unintended power of judgment.
Carrots, purple hull peas, crawfish, sushi, food tastes differ. Does
someone else’s food choices engender strong emotion in us? That question
is really asking if preconceptions about anything, limits the ability to
accept a different perspective.
Regardless of food fashion, we’re free to choose carrots, purple hull peas,
crawfish or sushi.
Do I marry, do I stay single?
Fashion changes, ideas change, we are free to choose. To judge is to get
locked into a struggle that only perpetuates what exists. The concept of
turning something over to God or the higher mind disconnects one from the
thing we have an opinion about, allowing change to occur.