“Consciousness and The Ideal of Self” by Matthew Kelly discusses the development of the self in relation to consciousness.
Matthew Kelly is searching for stability; he wants to find a firm, unchanging structure for his life. But his efforts to achieve this ideal are often vain, because unconsciously, he is also inhabited by the opposite desire. Every time he reaches what he believes to be a good balance, he realizes he wants something entirely different. He would do well to become aware that the concepts of stability and balance are difficult to apply to life.
Matthew Kelly is extremely vigorous and energetic and has an immense need to assert his individuality. His attitudes and actions are actually motivated by an unconscious desire for power. He puzzles the people close to him, who cannot understand whether his behavior is the result of pure selfishness or merely of an excess of energy. He is lively, alert, and determined, but he is too easily distracted from goals by futile competition or opportunities to exhibit his power. He has a short temper and must learn to control his impulsiveness, which might expose him to a great deal of unnecessary conflict.
Matthew Kelly has an ardent free thinker and individualist who is convinced that his most precious basic values are freedom and independence. He has thrown off what he perceives as the burden of the convention and customs of his social class and adopted an innovative lifestyle. His passionate convictions, bordering on proselytism, sometimes trouble his relationships, as he may be an uncompromising partner. He would do well to learn to recognize his own limitations and accept the responsibilities he has to other people, or he is liable to find himself continually embroiled in conflicting relationships.
Adaptation and sensitivity are important qualities for any writer. They allow you to respond to the ever-changing world around you in a way that is true to your character and your story.
Matthew Kelly has a strong interest in physical and mental freedom. His youth and home may have been of the rootless, wandering type, which could have given him a taste for movement and independence. He needs to be aware that his life has a purpose and hunt for it in various belief systems, both traditional and new age. In fact, he has an unmistakable gift for philosophy. The faraway appeals to him, and travel is likely to be an important aspect of his life.
Matthew Kelly has a sensitive and affectionate nature. He seeks tenderness and gentleness more than passion. His relationships with others are smooth and pleasant, and he has a natural sense of tact and social grace.
Matthew has a sensitive nature. Although he may sometimes have trouble controlling his emotional reactions, they are nevertheless a source of vital energy for a constructive passion and may make an extremely positive contribution to his career. In relations with other people, he is quite friendly; he willingly reaches out to people and knows how to listen to their desires and their problems.
Matthew Kelly has a good balance between his need for movement and his tendency to be sedentary. He is just as likely to adapt to situations which require outbursts of initiative as to those which demand patience and perseverance. Matthew Kelly is extremely romantic and does not always see others the way they really are. Because of his tendency to idealize people, he may be disappointed when their true natures are eventually betrayed.
Matthew Kelly has written a book about the love and sensuality of the ancient world.
Matthew Kelly has fairly lofty amorous aspirations. The soulmate he imagines for himself is brilliant and dazzling with an array of talents and beauty. However, the gap between his splendid ideal and reality is sometimes wide. He should be careful not to confuse his romantic ideal with reality and become aware that his tendency to project may be a way of fleeing from himself.
Matthew Kelly's birth chart indicates an emotional function which is usually expressed carefully and reasonably. Distrustful of his emotional urges and somewhat wary of his feelings, he tries to rid himself of all partiality and try to get some perspective and distance before making an emotional commitment.
According to the aforegoing, it appears that Matthew Kelly's character pulls him in several different directions at once. His need for liberty conflicts with a hunger for security and affection; his natural selfishness battles his altruism. As a result, his mood may be somewhat whimsical and wayward; his youth was almost certainly wayward. Once he settles down, he will develop a great love for his family, especially for children, if he chooses to have them. He will be tolerant and easygoing. To thrive, he needs to feel like he can maintain his free-spiritedness.
Matthew Kelly has a great energy and dynamism. He is very attractive and can be very persuasive when he wants to be. He is also very loyal and generous. However, he can be proud and forgetful at times. If he chooses to have children, he will be the most devoted of parents.
Matthew Kelly has the fiery, importunate nature of a fervent lover. Indeed, affairs of the heart are one of his main purposes in life. His personal charm and magnetism give him nearly irresistible powers of seduction, and nearly every one of his well-aimed attempts at conquest leads to the fulfillment and satisfaction of his desires. Due to his impulsiveness and impatience to initiate new encounters, his approach to potential partners may sometimes lack delicacy.
Matthew Kelly has a characterised by strong sensual and affectionate urges which drive him to seek pleasure. His need for romantic fulfillment may compel him to marry, because he also seeks the legal and social legitimacy the institution of marriage confers on an emotional bond. Indeed, the household is liable to be prosperous and even opulent, as if this offered further evidence that he had indeed achieved success. However, privately, he might be less committed to certain obligations and duties. At worst, he might deny the commitments that his optimism and expansiveness made him rush into too soon. If this were to be the case, the outward image of the couple's success (wealth and comfort, etc.) would only be a façade which compensated for its emotional impoverishment and failure. Sooner or later, this hypocrisy might provoke a full-blown conflict. A second possibility is that a psychic incompatibility may gradually take root, pitting your romantic nature against the prerogatives of your career.
Matthew has a strong mental and intellect. He is able to process information quickly and is able to come up with new ideas on the fly.
Matthew Kelly powerfully ruled by his determination and vital needs, his intellectual abilities come to the forefront when his purpose is to communicate his ideal and plot his action or strategy. He can be both logical and astute and have gifts for theorizing but may sometimes lack perspective.
Matthew Kelly does not express his thoughts and ideas smoothly or easily. He tends to be subjective, seeking to know himself better through a process of introversion.
Matthew Kelly has a good intellectual faculties and wit. Sometimes, because he is turned inward, his intellectual faculties and wit are slowed down. Moreover, it seems difficult to him to express the complexity of his inner perceptions.
Matthew has a great deal of intuition but sometimes has problems organizing his thought processes and making an intellectual commitment. The concepts of boundary and structure are inimical to his mind, which is open and all-encompassing, premonitory, and web-like. His thoughts may be verbally indeterminate, vague, and ill defined. He tends to understand or sense things globally, without always noticing their component parts. Usually, he can't see the trees for the forest.
In daily life, although his perceptions are lively and subtle, he may display a kind of absent-mindedness, out of a fear of annoying people with his shrewdness or of fighting to assert himself. His imagination sometimes escapes from the confines of logic, cringing from a confrontation with reality. This unwillingness to face the real world may cause relationship or career challenges.