Big Stories are about Interiority
The concepts of
interiority and intimacy are the primary
and defining concepts of a Big Story. This is one of
Earthfolk’s key interpretive claims. Namely,
that how you understand the concept of your interiority,
e.g., of your self or ego or person, determines how
you understand and value your intimacy.
Your intimacy is discovered,
notably, only when you are in relationship.
Interiority is an
individual’s self-awareness, her/his self-identity.
Intimacy can only
occur when two share their interiorities in such
a way that
each experiences their own preciousness as they
embrace as a Beloved.
Earthfolk use the imagery of two
candles merging their flames to form a third
which is a oneness of a couple who then become,
as they move apart, separate identities, again. For
Earthfolk, intimacy cannot be experienced
alone. It is a communal presence.