The Seductive Trap of Ancestral Humor

“Ah come on, I’m just joking”.
Yes, I cut you down and exploited your primary vulnerability – but you should still trust me and feel connected to me!
This is just how things are, why try to change them?
:stares into your soul:
I will suck every last drop of energy from you since you don’t set any boundaries with me!

We’re all familiar with a “bad joke”. It’s bad because it’s not funny.
And yet, somehow we can’t help but make these asinine comments.
We literally say “Sorry, I couldn’t help myself”.

Why do you think that is?

Because it’s programming. It’s not your joke. It never was.
It is the joke of your ancestors.
It is the spirit of shame clamped down onto your perception and directing your life force toward the destruction of others.
And the shirking and shrugging it off is the most insidious part.

The opportunity to make a bad joke is so incredibly seductive that we can’t help but fill in the void with our energy.
Even though the void doesn’t actually need filling.
That void is sovereignty, if only we could just allow it to be.

There is a force making the joke. It has so much momentum, that it feels like there is no other choice.
This assumption is what blinds us from perceiving the power hidden in such an opportunity.

Would we rather have the joke and the status quo, or the power which is habitually siphoned away from our awareness?

Saying the joke “we want to say” appears to be freedom. But the question is, is this really freedom? Do you really want to say the joke? How do you know? Where is it coming from? If it’s not actually funny to anyone on this planet what is really happening in that situation?

Hijack. Power is hidden and its momentum is hijacked by programs, not of our own design. Ancestral trauma reinforces disempowerment.

We are learning to operate outside of the automatic parameters we’ve assumed are ours. They’re not.
The limits of our perception are false limits.
Don’t be fooled.

Stay vigilant.
This is what makes us more available to power.


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Joshua Edjida
Lead Storyweaver
Joshua Edjida is a multidimensional artist, experience designer, author, public speaker/comedian, and transformational leadership facilitator. Originally from California, he currently lives in Colorado, and also enjoys traveling in Thailand, Bali, or in Europe.

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