This is a very aggressive essence which awakens and
arouses powerful responses in return. These may be
aggressive counter-responses or strong reactions of
other kinds, but a response will be had. Thus it
creates change on a profound level as it shakes up
and wakes up the systems. Good for people who feel
they need to light the proverbial fire cracker under
their own ass to get movement and momentum into
entrenched, unyielding situations.
A magician was training an apprentice and was well
pleased with the boy's progress apart from one thing -
the apprentice was too self effacing and liked to be
ever so, ever so humble. If he did something well and
his master would praise him, he would blush and say, "Oh
it's nothing ... probably just an accident ... anyone
could do this ... really ..."
The magician hoped that the boy would grow out of it,
but he didn't, and so one day, the magician stormed into
the tower where the boy was working and shouted at him
at the top of his voice that he was completely useless
and worth nothing at all.
For a while, the boy seemed to agree but then he got
angry, then very, very angry and finally, as though a
dam had burst at long last, he shouted back at the
magician, "I'm the best apprentice you've ever had! I
work hard, I am brilliant and you bloody well know it!"