I feel the sacred and connected lives within the non-sacred and disconnected in a form something like a chrysalis; the unsacred and disconnected may need to be touched with consciousness to be unfolded like a trauma response trapped in the body where the movement or energy needs to somatically unfold and be slowed down in order to discharge and complete itself.
A body symptom or illness may need to be touched with tenderness and the power behind it accessed in multiple sensory channels before it unfolds like a flower and the medicine powers and benevolent myth beings that are hiding behind it reveal themselves. Polarization is often necessary before negentropy and depolarization, conflict resolution and communication and mutual collaboration between antagonists can occur. The world of disconnection or Wetiko may be something like the brief and highly competitive stage of bramble, bracken and other pioneer species which comes about before the more mutualistic co-operative climax vegetation of a forest.
The shaman has to go through a stage of ‘divine madness’ where he or she is exposed to the chaosmic vortex of the spirit world to develop a deeper relationship with that world before healing others. To put it in terms of systems theory, out of control ‘positive feedback loops’ may be a necessary stage to go through before homeostatis at a deeper level of complexity and integration is achieved. Similarly the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible, the age of reunion, may hide like a seed within the world of disconnection or wetiko, which incubates it; wetiko may be like a kind of folded up, unprocessed, unattenuated or larval form of the more beautiful world.