I just watched Ugly Betty. Guilty pleasure. Up there with Lainey Gossip and well, just plain old gossip.
Alula loves ‘Beddy’ as she calls her. She thinks she’s a princess (which makes me proud – she can see past the braces and the fugly at the tender age of 4 and recognize the beauty within). And she thinks the Vanessa Williams character is the evil queen. It must be great to boil down all life’s experiences into one giant fairy tale. Alula casts herself as the princess every second of her life. Just this morning in fact I found her playing dead on her bed whilst stage whispering to Dil (her four year old paramour) to kiss her and wake her from her hundred year slumber.
Anyway, getting off the point, there was a hilarious exchange in the episode of Ugly Beddy I just watched between blonde vacuously stupid but marvelous Amanda and Daniel who’s joined a weird Landmark Forum-esque cult. And the conversation went something like this:
Weird member of cult about Amanda: ‘She’s not even in our energy group.’
Amanda: ‘Did you really just say that?’
Daniel: ‘Amanda we take this stuff pretty seriously.’
Amanda: ‘I think all this cleansing and vitamins is giving you bad judgement. Why can’t you see that all this is crap?’
All hail Amanda my new hero. All this is crap. That’s my new slogan as I walk around Ubud.
Ubudian: ‘Fancy coming to our male female energy group?’
Me: ‘Can’t you see that all this is crap?’
Ubudian: ‘Fancy coming to Family Constellation?’ (someone did actually ask me this today. For a while I thought they were saying family consolation and thought it was a group where you went to bitch about your family and have everyone hug you and say there there but no, actually it’s … ok, I just tried writing down the definition as I understood it and then had to stop because I could hear you all yelling ‘what the fuck?’ at me.)
So instead I googled it for the proper definition thinking that it might make more sense written by a practictioner rather than a piss taker. And apparently a family constallation is… ‘created where members of a group are asked to represent members of a family. In a short time the representatives begin to experience physical sensations, emotions or urges belonging not to themselves but to the family members they represent. It is as though they have become antennae, receiving information from a “family soul” that is mysteriously present in the room.‘
I’m with Amanda. There are too many people taking too many vitamins and doing too much cleansing in this town.