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Halloween

LITTLE BLUE BOY HOODY / A HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARE

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Key to the meaning of all widgets in the story.

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Once upon a time, there was a little Blue Boy who lived near the hood. People called him Blue Boy Hoody.

One morning Blue Boy Hoody asked his parents if he could go visit his Uncle in the White House in the middle of the hood.

His parents and little village made him a nice basket of wishes to take to his Uncle.

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When the basket was ready, the little boy put on his blue hoodie and waved good by.

“Remember, go straight to your Uncles,” cautioned the crowd. “Don’t dawdle along the way and don’t talk to strange animals. The world is a dangerous place.”

“Don’t worry, everyone,” said Blue Boy Hoody, “I will use common sense,”

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When Blue Boy Hoody went deep into the hood he noticed a Bee and and Ant fluttering abound some flowers showing Blue Boy Hoody the beauty that lay around him. That was not strange.

They flew near a Spider and his web of deception, the ultimate lie. Blue Boy Hoody shoved them clear of the web. The Spider lurched. This was strange.

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A Cat and Dog went by, that was not strange.

Out of no where a Raccoon appeared and scared them all, that was strange.

The Dog calmed the Cat with a lick to its forehead and continued on, reminding Blue Boy Hoody that love can calm fear.

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A little ways more and a beautiful Blue garden Bird appeared, as Blue Boy Hoody followed him with his eyes he was reminded of the great beauty all around him. That was not strange.

Then a Crow flew in and dive bombed the garden Blue Bird who had to dodge him. The squawking was drowning out the lovely song of the blue bird. That was strange. Blue Boy Hoody shooed away the crow.

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A little ways more a Turtle and Rabbit were building a burrow. That was not strange.

But a Coyote appeared and started to attack the Turtle who went into its shell, and the Rabbit who disappeared into its burrow. Everything they had been working on came to a sudden halt. That was strange.

He was going to shoo away the Coyote but he hesitated. He was getting use to the strange.

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Blue Boy Hoody began to dilly dally watching the Spiders, Raccoons, Crows, and Coyotes that the woods contained. He was so engrossed with wonderment and awe at the audacity of their boldness that he did not notice a dark shadow approaching out of the forest behind him.

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Suddenly, a Dragon appeared beside him.

“What are you doing out here, little boy?” the Dragon asked in a voice as friendly as he could muster.

“I’m on my way to see my Uncle who lives through the hood, near the Bank,” Little Blue Boy Hoody replied. “My Uncle is sick and needs a job. Others have taken his.”

Then he realized how late he was and quickly excused himself, rushing down the path to his Uncle’s White House.

The Dragon, in the meantime, took a shortcut….

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The Dragon, a little out of breath from running, arrived at Uncle’s and knocked lightly at the door.

“Oh thank goodness! Come in, come in! I was worried sick that something had happened to you in the hood,” said Uncle thinking that the knock was his Nephew.

The Dragon let himself in. Poor Uncle did not have time to say another word, before the Dragon gobbled him up.

The Dragon let out a satisfied Tweet, and then poked through Uncle’s wardrobe to find a nightshirt that he liked. He added a sleeping cap, and for good measure, dabbed some of Uncles’s cologne behind his pointy horns.

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A few minutes later, Blue Boy Hoody knocked on the door. The Dragon jumped into the bed.  ‘’Who is it?” he called in a cackle voice with a wisp of smoke.

“It’s me, Little Blue Boy Hoody.”
“Oh, how lovely! Do come in, my dear,” croaked the Dragon.

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When Blue Boy Hoody entered the white house, he could scarcely recognize his Uncle.

“Uncle! Your voice sounds so cold. Is something the matter?” he asked.

“Oh, I’m fighting a virus,” squeaked the Dragon adding a cough at the end to prove the point.

“But Uncle! What big cobwebs in your eyes,” said Little Blue Boy Hoody as he edged closer to the bed.

“The better to see reality, my dear,” replied the Dragon.

“But Uncle! You have Raccoons in Bed with you,” said Little Blue Boy Hoody.

“All the better to scare away evil, my dear,” replied the Dragon.

“But Uncle! You have Crows all around the room,” said Little Blue Boy Hoody.

“All the better to drown out bad thoughts, my dear,” replied the Dragon.

“But Uncle! You have Coyotes with big teeth sitting around us,” said Little Blue Boy Hoody.

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“The better to eat you with, my dear,” roared the Dragon blowing fire from his mouth as he leaped out of the bed and the Spiders, Raccoons, Crows, and Coyotes began to chase Blue Boy Hoody.

Almost too late, Little Blue Boy Hoody realized that the person in the bed in the White House was not his Uncle Sam, but a hungry Dragon and his entourage.

He ran across the room and through the door, shouting, “Help! Dragon!” as loudly as he could.

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A Conscious Choice Rally Leader who was conducting a Rally nearby heard his cry and ran towards the cottage as fast as he and the people around him could.

He grabbed the Dragon and made him spit out the truth and spit out Uncle, who was a bit dazzled by the whole experience, but still in one piece, as the others rounded up the Spiders, Raccoons, Crows, and Coyotes.

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Or was Uncle really ok, he looked weak and fading? “Medic,” Blue Boy Hoody yelled, but no medic was available, they had been discontinued.

“Why are there so many dangerous animals around us?” yelled Blue Boy Hoody. “Where are the Research Scientist?” They too had been discontinued.

Getting a little disconcerted Blue Boy Hoody called for media coverage, so the rest of the world could see what happened and alert others to the danger. “Camera Men!” he yelled.

They came streaming in, but all their lenses had caps with spider webs. This was a bit disconcerting.

Just then lightning struck and thunder as the sky was full of Dragons. There was a huge missile explosion and everything was in disarray. Everyone began to scatter and head for shelter. But there was a huge wall trapping them in.

“Was this only a dream? Wake Up, make the nightmare go away,” Yelled Blue Boy Hoody to himself.

Halloween is a Mental Health Test

Halloween is a Mental Health Test

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The key gives a quick outline of mental health. The Upper Nature if
healthy and tends to see reality better, be cautious and loving, make fair judgements and decisions, and do what’s right. The Lower Nature is quick to distort, be greedy, blame, and be aggressive to win at all costs.It is the survival mode and handy to have in real emergencies but gets us into trouble otherwise when not really needed.

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Just as we want to be physically fit….

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…we need to be mentally fit. Its like a game of soccer with opposing teams. The Upper Nature heads for the goalie of Doing the right things. The Lower Nature heads for the goalie of Its All About Me so do what it takes to win. The Upper Nature has to win over the Lower Nature if you want to be mentally fit and able to network and meet your goals. The Lower Nature may need to win when real danger is evident, other wise it will drag you down with defensiveness, bore you, and make others defensive too.

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The Upper Nature heads for the goalie of Do What’s Right. The Lower Nature heads for the goalie of Its All About Me. If our Ant & Bee, awareness, is not alert our Spiedie perception will deceive us and we loose the ball or focus. The same with Macho scardy cat and Cuddles love. If they are not looking out for safety to help others then our selfish Raccoon will steel the ball. Wise Geru will loose the ball to fantasy beliefs of Crow. If Rabbit does not patiently guard, with Turtle, the ball will score for the wrong reason or people. Coyote may not let you make a goalie and his gang has another chance to score.

Everyone has a dominant widget. Any group of people will vary one from another. If the group has all the dominant Upper Nature widgets possible, they can be a very efficient team. If they have only dominant Lower Nature widgets they can be a destructive gang. I show which kids have which dominant widgets by matching their positions below the widgets. Kids and people tend to pick careers and activities that reflect their dominant widgets. On Halloween, if left to their own devices,  kids and adults often like to dress up in ways that reflect their tendencies. They somehow identify with their favorite costumes.

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Edgar likes observing the world like Ant and Bee in detail and see patterns, he favors dressing up like a scientist. Ragde likes to be more deceptive like Spiedie.

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Molly, the loving one, is like Cuddles and Sue, the wise one, like Geru who see’s the larger truths. Charlotte, the greedy selfish one, is like Raccoon and Destiny dresses like the guilt that haunts you or others, like Crow the blaming one.

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George is out to save the world with the energy and patience of Rabbit and Turtle while Larry is the aggressor predator like Coyote. So we have the two teams, Upper and Lower natures. The Upper Nature wants Treats and the Lower Nature wants to Trick and take it all. The Lower Nature gang plots to hurt others for pleasure.

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Every time you stand at the door and say Trick or Treat, what lurks in your inner most being? Do you grudgingly  say Treat me or I will  defiantly Trick, or do you really enjoy the Upper Nature of the event and share the pleasures that others get to give treats? Only you know what lurks in your heart. But your costume may be giving you away.

 

 

Every Day Is Halloween

Social Fears, Everyday Is Halloween
KEY to Characters at the bottom of the page. Background of Personal Journey and having a balanced personality at psychotoons.org Our Journey.

Feeling ISOLATED, the one man out. Wanting to get back at those who seem to not care?

01Fear Halloween

When we feel others are by passing us, ignoring us, we feel isolated, alone, our needs for others company is not being met. We are a herd animal. We feel our best when we interact in a positive way with others. If we were not born loving to be alone we may fear others.

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We can easily get angry, mad that others are so rude. Or we may feel we are inferior and not worthy of their attention, but still they should nurture us. Our Lower Nature can be quick to judge them as being rude and neglectful. We may even want to get revenge.

03Fear Halloween

The ghosts of our past: parents who told us we were no good, siblings that made fun of us, friends or classmates who tantalized us with bad remarks, they all are ghosts of the past that swirl around us carrying on the ridicule and telling us to give up. So revenge may sound good to us, at least it would give us something to do besides sit and suffer. So off our Lower Nature goes to get revenge, to get back what we felt we never got, to trick and not treat them as they did not treat us. Time to go TRICK OR TREAT WITHOUT THE TREAT!

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Victims can be anybody or anything or only people that remind them of the ghosts from the past.

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Now the games begin. They lie or deceive to blind others, are selfish and so steal their goodies, they blame others not themselves, and start fights, in this case a food fight as Crow directs the kid to put the pumpkin on the girls head.

As long as the Upper Nature is too small to direct otherwise the Lower Nature will direct us to create havoc. This will go on until someone stops us or we are able to stop ourselves.

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So how do we stop ourselves? We can read for advice or ask others. Or even begin to feel bad about what we do and decide we need to change. So what are the steps to stopping?

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We have to muster up the courage or just make the choice to just yell at the top of our awareness, STOP! This is an alert signal, even the Lower Nature will stop to see if there is danger around.

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Now we have to make the conscious decision to ignore all the nonsense of the Lower Nature’s advice, of lie, cheat, blame and steal, and return our dark side to the position of submission to the Upper Nature. It will shrink as we focus on the right things.

How do we do that? First we must feel empathy for others, that will turn off the fear. Our nervous system is a one way street, we either emanate hate or love, not both at the same time. We also have to insist we will be patient and not get fun and excitement from wrong doing. We make a conscious choice and we blindly follow it, as we did when we followed the wrong choices. We just do what is right until it becomes a habit.

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We wait, patiently feeling empathy and love for the other. We focus on them, our energy now is for them. This makes the Lower Nature return to passivity.

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As Empathy and Patience grow allowing Geru and rightful thinking to grow again and Fear and Impulsiveness to shrink, then consciousness, Mr/Ms Do, grows also. We are again balanced. Now we can join others in the fun things. And we soon find out that most others never did really ignore us, they though we were ignoring them!

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Halloween Personalities

MrDo

MR. DO, ABOVE, IS CONSCIOUSNESS. HE TRYS TO CONTROL THE WIDGETS, BELOW IN THE KEY, THAT MAKE UP OUR PERSONALITIES. THEIR VARIATIONS CHANGE OUR VIEW OF HALLOWEEN.

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FIRST, WE NEED TO SEE WHAT A NORMAL PERSONALITY LOOKS LIKE AND REACTS TO HALLOWEEN

Normal

NEXT WE WILL LOOK AT LOVE DEPENDENT PERSONALITIES, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, USUALLY LITTLE GIRLS AND THEIR MOTHERS

LoveDep

A LITTLE LESS GOOY BUT STILL A BIT GAUDY AND VAIN IS THE HISTRIONIC PERSONALITY, THEY MAKE A GOOD HALLOWEEN FOR MOST OF US, MALE AND FEMALE ALIKE.

Histrionic

A BIT MORE MASCULINE, LITTLE BOYS LOVE IT, IS THE SOCIOPATHIC HALLOWEEN PERSONALITY

sociopath

THE VERY MASCULINE HALLOWEEN IS BY THE ADULT MALE NURD

Nurd

BUT LETS NOT BE SO HARD ON MEN, THERE IS A PERSONALITY, MALE AND FEMALE ALIKE, THAT OFTEN DISAPPOINTS US

PARANOIA

I WILL DO MORE PERSONALITIES FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. 
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