DEENA METZGER'S BLOG
The Chilean Miners – Ourselves
The Chilean miners.
Consciousness demands that each one of us descend into the dark. Myth calls us to descend alone and then emerge in our own ways, with the treasure, or transformed, and into a new life.
The miners have been trapped in the dark with each other. Others are digging the new shaft through which they will be raised up.
Before emergence, an explosion will occur, deliberately set. The miners are being called back to their old lives though they may never descend again.
Are we in a new myth? Has the old myth come to an end? Did we lose sight of the reason for descent? What is the treasure? Was it true? For whom was it sought?
What will we learn from the long, long dark with each other? What questions are we to ponder in the dark, then while emerging and afterwards in the light? And with each other? And, finally, alone?