Introducing "Just like Eve"

Breaking from its traditional non-fiction format, whispers of mystery is currently following Karina’s fictional novel, Just like Eve. Karina began the themes explored here in 2008, in a non-fiction book she titled The Feminine Mystery, alluding to Betty Frieden’s 1963 classic, The Feminine Mystique, which explores what Frieden calls “the problem that has no name” -- a problem Karina believes is Eve’s second curse to desire her (earthly) man, not sexually, but as a completion to her. Realizing her discoveries were too controversial for non-fiction, Karina decided to clothe her message in fiction. For years, she tried many story-lines and faced much writer’s block. In late 2017, she birthed Just like Eve, mixing the main storyline with a backdrop she could write about with her own sport of tennis.

Storyline: Heroine Jasmine, 32, is judged several times in life for being "just like Eve," first in 5th grade for asking off-limits questions, like why Noah let God drown the world. Now she's judged again with the same "just like Eve" line. She and 30 year old Davie are both married to others, are USTA mixed doubles partners, attend the same church for which Davie is the youth pastor, fall for one another, and act on it. They seek accountability from the church leadership and it backfires. The church can't handle it. Jasmine is kicked out of church, thought to be a temptress. But was she? And what about Eve? And what might Eve really stand for? Jasmine is on a quest . . .

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Time for Authority Within


The more incompetent your authorities,
the more you are led to find your own authority from within.
~ today’s whisper of mystery

            “Authorities,” across the board, are losing credibility and competence today.  The top example is the Top Dog leader of the Superpower, who, other than in his adolescent penis, has not developed past the age of four.  The images of him as a toddler are appropriate, as he is still in his Terrible Twos, Threes, and Fours. 

He is not the wicked tyrant some make him out to be.  All of his manipulation is out in the open.  No one can say he’s trying to hide anything.  Like a four year old, he doesn’t know how.  What’s unique is that he commits his wrongs right out in the open, and he gets away with them.  So, the wicked tyrant he is not.  He’s the child tyrant.  You know the one: the little kid in the grocery store, screaming and throwing a fit before a poor, suffering mom, clearly not in control.  She needs to find her own authority within herself to master the child tyrant.  Until she does, she will keep on suffering.

Once people discover they can’t turn to their political “authorities,” they’ll turn to other experts.  They might go to educators, and the educators who try to exert their authority at this time are likely to lose it.  They might listen to the media, which is quickly losing its credibility.  They often go to doctors, who are also losing their credibility as authorities.  More and more, people are discovering doctors are giving drugs that do more harm than good.  People especially look to religious and spiritual leaders for authority, and these are losing their credibility in droves, particularly as they are aligning with the especially Incompetent Toddler.
           
The Toddler represents refusal to grow up.  The Toddler insists on staying put, not growing up, not moving forward, not evolving.  “Take Me to Yesterday Again.”  Don’t take me to Tomorrow.  I’ll scream and throw a fit if you try.

When we finally run out of the “authorities” to look to, we discover where our true authority is: within ourselves.  Once we find our own authority within, we can join the Earth, which is moving forward to Tomorrow.

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