Chapter 4: Nothing Is Missing
All creative energy can become destructive and all destructive energy could have become creative. For example, Hitler. He wanted to be a painter in the very beginning, but he was not allowed. He could not manage to pass the examination and enter into the art school. The man who could have been a painter became one of the most destructive men in the world. With the same energy he may have become a Picasso. And one thing is certain - he had energy. The same energy could have been infinitely creative.
Ordinarily, women are not destructive. In the past they were never destructive because they were continuously pregnant. One child is born, then they are again pregnant; again another child is born and then again they are pregnant. For their whole life they used their energy.
Now, for the first time in the world a new danger is arising, and that is the destructiveness of women. Because now there is no need for them to be pregnant continuously. In fact pregnancy is almost out of date. But the energy is there.
I see a deep connection between birth control methods and the Women’s Liberation Movement. Women are becoming destructive and they are destroying family life, their relationships. They may be trying to rationalize it in many ways, but they are trying to be liberated from the slavery. In fact it is a destructive phase. They have the energy and they don’t know what to do with it. The birth control methods have stopped their creative channelization. Now if some channels are not opened to them they will become very destructive.
In the West the family life is almost gone. There is continual conflict, continual fighting, quarreling and being nasty to each other. And the reason is - and nobody understands what the reason is - a biological problem.
So whenever you feel that the period is coming, be more alert, and before it starts, do wild dancing. The African Dance group will be helpful.
You can go beyond nature because you have a higher nature also. One can go beyond biology, and one has to, otherwise one is a slave to hormones! So whenever you feel destructive, start dancing.
What I am saying is that dancing will absorb your energy. You are doing the opposite. You say you like to rest and not do anything during these days; but do something, anything - go for a long walk - because the energy needs release. Once you catch the point, once you know that the dance relaxes you completely, those four days of your period will become the most beautiful because you will never have so much energy as then. Mm? You try(.