To me, it seems that the word “family” speaks of the soul cluster we’re born into: the one we’ve been with since childhood. Family is where we work out our karma from distant past and through the generations.
Tribe is what we choose: it’s the new family, the true family we seek to create, with people who we share aligned values and understanding with.
But sometimes, if haven’t truly worked out our family stuff, tribe is just a false projection: a group we call “us” even though that’s not really “us.” We’re only part of it, or we only fit in that group for a while.
Eventually, we group out of all family, and all tribe, and simply become our selves.
On the plane back from California, I sat by a woman wearing Oregon Ducks gear from head to toe. Her first statement to me was “Are you a Ducks or Beavers fan?” to which I mumbled, “Neither.”
When we over align with family, when we over align with tribe, we miss the true aspect of who we are, which is our Self as Divine being in earth body. We are each unique, yet even more so, we are Soul.
It’s a whole different way of looking at who you are, and why you’re here.
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