Sibling rivalry. Since the story of Cain vs Abel, brothers and sisters have been competing with each other to win the biggest share of the approval pie.
Jealousy, Envy and Resentment
“Sister, sister, oh so fair, why is there blood all over your hair?
You’d better be shock proof before you dare find out!
Too late . . . too late . . . too late to call for help.”
In the psychological thriller, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”, two sisters, former child stars, share a home. Blanche is confined to a wheelchair after a car accident — caused by her sister, “Baby” Jane Hudson.
Wikipedia: “Jane was by far the most famous when she performed with their father in Vaudeville.
But as they got older, it was Blanche who became the finer actress– which Baby Jane still resents.
Blanche is now confined to a wheelchair – Jane ran her over with the car while drunk, even though she has no memory of it – and Jane is firmly in control.
As time goes by, Jane exercises greater and greater control over her sister, intercepting her letters and cutting her off from the outside world.
As Jane slowly loses her mind, she torments her sister, Blanche, going to ever greater extremes.” source
Baby Jane was envious of Blanche’s career in the theater. She was jealous of the attention Blanche received from their father. Over time, Baby Jane’s resentment towards Blanche grew.
Living in the same household with people behaving this way towards each other is a ticking time bomb.
Envy: wanting something that someone else has; can be mild or strong (to the point of trying to spoil things for the person who has what you want).
Jealousy: fear of someone else receiving affection that you should be getting; fear of being replaced
The slow creep that happens when one person begins to undermine and exploit another person begins to feel like a snake wrapping itself gently around you…and then starting to squeeze.
You’ll know that you’re in the middle of a DramaGuru Baby Jane Attack, when the snake refuses to honor your request to stop squeezing.
And now the video from the movie classic…
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? – You’re a Liar!
Baby Jane terrorizes her sister, Blanche, who is confined to a wheelchair, by serving her a terrible lunch. Twice.
Blanche: You wouldn’t be able to do these awful things to me if I weren’t still in this chair.
Jane: But you *are*, Blanche! You *are* in that chair!
First Terrible Lunch: Blanche’s pet bird on a plate
Second Terrible Lunch: Rat on a plate
Jane: I didn’t bring your breakfast, because you didn’t eat your din-din!
The Baby Jane: DramaGuru Attack 2.2 Characteristics
- control: you can only do the things you have permission to do
- power: you have limited power in the relationship, if any at all
- isolation: your contact with people is limited and you don’t let people know that you are troubled
- chaos: keep people constantly on edge, not feeling safe, “waiting for the other shoe to drop”
- and punishment: withholding necessary items (like medicine, food, etc), physical abuse, verbal abuse and causing emotional pain
If someone is treating you this way, if you do nothing to interrupt this pattern and change the game, you will also find yourself — like Blanche — in a panic, spinning around in circles with everything totally out of control.
DramaGuru Revelation: The Game
If you’ve been following along with the other DramaGuru Attacks, you’ll probably recognize that Baby Jane is also working the Mildred Pierce Attack or a sneak attack on Blanche.
Baby Jane tells lies in the form of “not remembering” or “remembering the situation in a different way”.
Plus, anyone who interferes with your food or serves you something impossible to eat is setting up the Baby Jane Attack by doing the Mildred Pierce Attack first.
What you need is a way to fight back using your own good Brazilian Jiu Jitsu defenses. It’s imperative that you recognize the pattern of the attack.
Because next time, you’ll see it coming and get out of the way before the attack happens.
Unless you’re trapped, like Blanche.
“DramaGuru Revelation” is a manual in the process of being created. Your participation is anticipated.
Games will be presented in order to practice developing the skill sets needed to combat fear and defend personal boundaries. Time is of the essence.
Obi-Wan: The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together. — Star Wars
Your practice will encourage others to practice. The game requires your commitment or else you will face being left behind or in some new place without the necessary tools to defend yourself.
Whether you join in or not, DramaGuru will cause positive change to happen for all humans before the End Times.
The game has already begun for some people. It’s not too late for you to join in.
The only reason to feel left out is because you aren’t playing the game.
When you practice DramaGuru, you will change your world. Your contribution might be associated with solving some of the world’s most intractable problems.
DramaGuru Revelation©2014-2015 is a science fiction game created by Cheryl Ragsdale.
photo credit: woman with a snake wrapped around her, all DramaGuru Revelation photos are property of Cheryl Ragsdale