With time various topics, most connected to the 'ancient ways,' will be covered. Some of these might be controversial in nature - you're most welcome to contribute.

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Energy Lessons (3) ...

There are various ways demonstrating the negative influence of various 'energies' on your own energy system. Simple muscle testing techniques can be used to show the negative influence of a single thought that entered your mind.

In the Martial Arts there are techniques that can be used ... through eyes, mind, hand movements and light touch, to weaken an opponent.  This can easily be demonstrated.  Similar techniques can therefore be used to strengthen another person's energy system ... very well known in various healing systems all over the world.

Every single thought, bit of food or drink that enters your body, carries a certain energy that can either weaken or strengthen you.  The presence of certain people can instantly weaken you ... or strengthen you.  There's a continuous flow of energy, not necessarily through touch, but through the energy fields surrounding us.  If you are very aware of your own energy, it is possible to protect yourself from various negative energies ... or protecting others from your own negative energy.  If you're not ... energy can leave you like water leaving an open tap.

There are people who are totally incapable of cultivating and/or maintaining their own energy levels ... they rely on others to feed themselves energy wise.  This can be done consciously or unconsciously ... in a positive way or in a negative way.  Either way, it's a flow of energy towards them ... but never much of a flow towards others ...

These individuals rely on their 'cleverness' to pull you into their own energy field ... 'connecting' to your strength and sucking you dry, leaving you feeling empty.  They are very clever in talking any talk, walking any walk and dancing any dance ... they rely on this to keep themselves going.  Your only protection is complete awareness of energy fields ... once you know what to look for, or rather to 'feel' for ... it'll hit you between the eyes.  You'll know immediately how to handle these individuals ... how to protect yourself.

When consciousness leaves us ... this is what we do as well ... we suck others into our little world and suck them dry. This is not necessarily always a negative situation, as long as we are aware of the complete exchange of energy ... how much to give, how much to take ... how to appreciate this source of energy.

If we reach a certain level of consciousness, then we realise that we don't need others to feed us with energy ... we can cultivate this ourselves, because it's all around us.  We have to find the Stillness within us ... the Stillness out there ... connect ...

Through complete awareness we can only attract what we are, we'll have enough energy to give, we'll know when to stop ... when to find Stillness and we'll know how to take, exchange and appreciate Energy.

Most of us love our animals and it is well recorded how a dog or a horse can lift someone's energy ... pull someone out of a coma ... bring smiles to faces.  Our animals gives us unconditionally as they have an abundance of this energy. Anyone understanding horses without fear, knows the powerful silent energy of the horse.  When you're down and out, a simple touch can send shock waves through your system and lift you up.  Handling a horse with awareness change your whole energy field ...

Be vary aware of those who don't understand animals, who can't stand to be around them ... it's them who'll pull you in and suck you dry ... as they have not discovered the Stillness within them, others or the Stillness out there ...

There is much to be said in regards to energy surrounding sex ... very much misunderstood in our 'new' world.  The energy surrounding sex is so powerful it can create a new life ... or it can destroy it.

Sex with another is unfortunately also a way we can for a very, very brief moment see or rather feel our true Self.  Sex without awareness will bring a temporary high like a cheap drug ... this will leave you empty, so empty ... you'll starve, crave and do anything to 'connect' again.  The cheapness of sex today is a sign of lower levels of consciousness.

Sex is therefore an easy way for those 'clever' individuals to pull you in ... and leave you totally empty.  They'll quickly move on to the next and leave you like an empty rag ... now it's your choice to crave and move on to the next ... or to find Stillness ... Awareness ... a higher level of consciousness.

We are taught not to steal, but we do steal the most valuable source out there ... we use and abuse Energy as if it is another fast food.  We steal the Light behind others eyes ...

When we are in the presence of such a great source of Energy, we should welcome the light of it ... not destroy it ... learn from it ... become It ...


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Energy Lessons (2) ...

During my 'Natural Medicine' and Qi Qong years I've learned that there are various types of human energy:

Primordial Energy:  The prenatal energy with which every human being is born into this world ... bestowed by the the energies of the father and mother.  You have a limited supply of this and the faster it's used due to poor diet, chronic stress and 'fast living', the weaker your immune system becomes and the shorter you lifespan.

True Energy:  Postnatal energy derived from digestion, respiration, metabolism etc.  Qi Gong and Yoga improves the body's capacity to produces this type of energy ...thus conserves the limited stores of Primordial energy by enhancing the supply of True Energy.

Nourishing Energy:  The fuel of metabolism and other vital functions of organs and cells ... travelling within blood vessels and energy meridians.  The potency depends on the quality of food and water consumed, the cleanness of the air we breathe and the efficiency of the body systems.

Guardian Energy:  Moves outside the bloodstream and energy channels ... distributed evenly throughout the surface of the body ... dorms a protective shell of energy that protects against energies from the environment (extreme weather, radiation) and negative energies from other people.

The Energies from the various solid and hollow organs.

Essential Energy:  Energies derived from the conversion of the purest forms of essence in the body ... sexual fluids, hormones and neurochemicals.  When these fluids are conserved rather than dissipated, they are transformed into potent Nourishing Energy.  In the 'higher' forms of Martial Arts ejaculation control is practised for example to conserve this type of energy.

Spiritual Energy:  The most highly refined of all energies and the product of the most advance stages of practice (Qi Gong & Yoga) ... the ordinary energies of the body are transformed into pure spiritual vitality.  It enhances spiritual awareness and improves cerebral functions.

When one is aware of these types of energies, it's easy to understand how a bad lifestyle or a negative state of mind can influence or change your energy levels.  Energy can get 'stuck' within your body, your resistance against negative outside influences can decline and your awareness or consciousness can completely disappear.

It is very clear that the generation and distribution of energy throughout the body plays a huge role in the development of consciousness or awareness.  The complete waste of these energies leads to  life without awareness ... something that is very clear and present in our world today.

Most people don't know or understand what their purpose is in life ... each of us have two.  The most important one is our Inner Purpose, the same for each and all of us ... the development of consciousness ... the primary factor in creation.  Once you are aware you can listen to you own songs, develop your own dance and follow your own path ... this is your Outer Purpose, all to do with doing, but not as important as your Inner Purpose.

Today there are so many factors that destroys our energies ... the wrong food, the wrong drinks, a very fast life, stress, lack of exercise, incorrect breathing, negative emotional influences from the outside and inside ... destructive relationships, destructive sexual practices.

Again it all comes back to three things to restore balance and develop consciousness:

Discipline ... the foundation for ...

Stillness/Meditation, which again builds ...

Wisdom ... which flows right through you and the Universe.

It doesn't matter where we are in life, if we want to develop consciousness we must walk the disciplined path of a Warrior ... there's no other way ...

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Energy Lessons (1)...

I grew up in the Kavango region ... Northern Namibia, a place under the African sun with the beautiful Kavango river cutting through some amazing country.  The energy visible in the green of the trees, the darkness of the water, the cry of the Fish Eagle, the whiteness of the teeth in the smile of the Kavango native ... the trot of the Bushman ...

When I was about 14 years old, I was the lucky winner of Bilharzia, Malaria and Yellow Fever ... all in one go.  This nearly killed me.  Bilharzia is a terrible disease and played havoc in the Armed Forces of Southern Africa ... especially northern Namibia and Rhodesia, crippling many soldiers.

This parasite can live for up to 30 years in the human body.  I thought I was Bilharzia free, but only learned after the Army that I still had it.  I went through my whole 3 years in the Defence Force with Bilharzia.  I was treated again, just before I went to University ... only to realise 15 years later that I still had it.  I was last treated here in Australia ... also had some tumours removed from my bladder.  Some people get tumours in the brain and spine ... lethal, I was very lucky.

I can remember days in the Army where I couldn't get out of bed ... I kept going.  I can remember being diagnosed with Yuppie Flu (whatever that is) during my student years, only to drag myself out of bed to run the mountains of Stellenbosch ... vomiting all the way up ... feeling like a new person coming down.

I learned during these years that running in 40 degrees plus, killed every bloody thing in my body ... better than any antibiotic known to man.  I still run in the heat and I will do so until I fall over ...

Coming to Australia I visited an acupuncturist for the first time and he became a very good friend of mine ... a very religious and spiritual man with amazingly psychic abilities.  Back in '96 he told me that if I carry on in this way ... so driven, running in the heat, fighting everyone taller than me etc., I'll be a cripple within 10 years.  He saw me not that long ago and his words were, "My God, you're still young ..."  I guess I don't fall into the psychic thing ...

I'm a believer in the energy within us.  At one stage in my life, this was such a problem within a relationship ... I actually tried to kill it.  I went for hypnosis, acupuncture and homoeopathy ... I did everything except getting rid of the the family jewels.  I turned into a vegetarian,  started doing Yoga, stared at flowers, studied Buddhism and  started to meditate ... I turned into a bit of a pussy ... until someone rubbed me up the wrong way ... then the dormant but very explosive energy exploded with vengeance ...

Did any of this help with the relationship ... ???  Of course not.  Energy pushes a relationship not the lack of it ...

Don't get me wrong ... I now strongly believe in the power of meditation, the direction of Buddhist philosophy, the power of Yoga ... I'll never give this up.  A gift from a parasite called Schistosomiases (Bilharzia) ...

I have learned that you can't suppress the energy within you ... don't do it for anyone.  This is who I am ... I'm not crippled by it.  I scared many people in my life, especially relationship wise ... because they couldn't handle it.  THIS IS ME ... love it or hate it.  I know I can do this until I'm close to a 100 years old.

I'll never touch anyone or anything without my heart in my hand.  I'll never get tired running in the heat of the day.  The light behind my eyes will never go ... but I'll never wait for anyone.  I'll never again go for acupuncture or whatever to slow me down.  I don't need fakking pills to keep me going.  I'll run like the wind and if you cross me, you'll know it and you'll feel it ... just because this is who I am.

Man it feels good to be back in the saddle ... this summer I'll run naked with a spear again ... I can feel many pigs biting the dust ...


Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Light Behind Your Eyes ... The Path You Walk ...

A few days ago, I came across the following: 

"I don't date wallets or meatsuits.....it's the light behind the eyes for me. the energy."
 "Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." -Morpheus
 As I've been 'writing' and talking about this for a while ... sometimes getting the cuckoo-look or that slight lift of the eyebrow thing ... very refreshing to come across this.  Within us, we carry knowledge so ancient and so powerful ... unfortunately the majority of us choose to look outside instead of inside.
The 'Light within us' and the 'Path we walk' have much to do with our own consciousness (awareness).  The one with light behind the eyes, walking his/her own path is actually a Warrior of Life.  When you come across a person like this you'll recognise certain traits ... first there's Discipline, second there's Stillness and last ... Wisdom or the seeking of Knowledge ...
 Sit in a public place and look at people coming and going ... see if you can spot someone with 'light behind the eyes' or one that's 'walking their own path.'  You'll soon find that this is a rare find indeed ...
 The majority of us forgot our own song ... our own dance ... our own walk.  We're taught from very young to dance the dance of another ... to sing the songs of others and to walk the path others walk.  Within you, you carry the songs, the dance and the Path of You ... how come you're not Singing, Dancing and Walking this .... You???
 I believe that the majority of us knows our own Path, but choose to Walk something completely different ... why???
 You'll find that those with the Light behind the eyes, yes those who Walk the Path ... they carry a certain energy ... sometimes seen as 'arrogant.'  A Springbok pronks with purpose, not with a tail between the legs ... a lion walks with purpose, not with a lame posture ... those who Walk the Path, walks like a Warrior.  It might not fit our current Flatwhite society ... as I've learned.  They'll look straight through you ... they'll search for the light behind your eyes.    
But ... you can't be what you're not.  If the Light shines out of you and shows you Your Path ... just walk it, even if it's a 'lonely' path.  It'll only be lonely, because you've never learned to smell the flowers along the way.
You'll walk with broad shoulders, the sun will look down upon you and see what you are ... see that you're a Man or a Woman.  The Flatwhites will look at you .... try their hardest to break you down ... to something that's Not, so that you can walk and talk like them ... tail between the legs, eyes down ...
 
 You can only Walk with Light ... if you learn how to fight ... the Path of the Inner Warrior ... saying No to everything out there, saying Yes to everything that comes from inside ...

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Superb Fairywren Told Me So ...







The Fairywren knocked on my window today ... told me things to say to you ... while 'fluttering' about ...

You are not alone in this world, there are many just like you ... but they don't like to be seen, they like to be touched ... by Your hand, Your eyes, Your mind ... Your soul.  It's all up to you ... because this is exactly what you want as well ...

These Beings dwell in the higher levels of consciousness ... just like you, although you're a bit lost, as you like to plough the lower fields of consciousness .  First, you must understand the 'levels of consciousness' ... it's simple ... there are higher levels of consciousness and lower levels of consciousness.  The higher ... the less visible, the lower ... a real show pony.

This consciousness is all visible in your eyes, but your mouth argues this ... the one is High and the other is Low ... a continuous battle.  The Higher One just wants to Be, the Lower One just wants to Want ...

Every single one of us ... have the beauty of All within us.  All we have to do is to run with that ...  The more we Want, the more of Wanting we're going to get ... like hungry ghosts that can never be satisfied ...

If you need to talk ... to explain who you are to Another ... you're playing on the fields of lower consciousness.  If you look at someone and you see the light behind their eyes ... and they see yours ... no words ... you know where you are.

There's an old Taoist saying ... "If you can express it in words, it's not It."  It's all within the Knowing within you ... that feeling that runs through every single cell in you body.

The Fairywren knocked on my Window today ... told me to tell you so ...




Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Full Moon ... When I Feel You Most ...

A most beautiful sunset tonight and I watched a red crimson sky between my horse's ears ... this stirred something inside me.  I remembered some words I wrote in the early morning hours of the last full moon ...



Whenever the moon is full and covered in a veil ... the colour of a rich cream ... that is when I feel you the most.  I know you so well ... I know the battles within, when the moon pulls the Wild One and the Wolves within you.  Yes, those Ones you try so hard to hide behind layers and layers of thorn bush, carefully picked every single day and placed as the sun sets.  That's why you're never outside alone, you're busy hiding the Wildness within you ... in preparation for the night.

The 'creamness' of the full moon and the redness of your 'womeness' together stirs restlessness within your natural Wildness ... a continuous battle within you ... This is the time I sit outside, my red-feathered arrows dark red in the colour of the moon ... this is when I feel you so close ...

I loved being with you during this time, because it brought out a glimpse of the real you, the You ... you try to hide from everyone and yourself.  I know, because I touched the hollow of your back with the tip of my finger ... I felt what runs through your body.  I touched the soft spot of your neck ... with my lips, just behind your ear ... I felt what run through your Soul.

You hide yourself behind the beauty of your smile, because people only see that.  You hide the depth of your Soul behind the dark pools within your eyes ... the windows to your Soul, because people only see their own reflection staring back at them.  You hide what is inside your Heart with the quick-witted small talk, because people then can't listen to your Heart.  You are so clever at it ... but, you know I don't see any of that ... I look right into your Soul, right through the windows of your Soul.  The reason, you always feel uncomfortable when I look at you ... because I look through all the layers, all the distractions ...

Have you ever tried sitting alone outside ... watching the full moon, when everything is quiet??  A time will come where your own Wildness will force you into the Darkness, to a place of Stillness ... where you can smell the Earth and hear the beat of your own Heart.  It is here where you much crouch down, touching the Earth with the tips of your fingers.  You must listen, feel, smell and sense ... because whatever comes to you first ... you must act.  Do you know that this is exactly how you must listen to Yourself, to those feelings that you hide so deep ... those feelings which are You???

I know how to catch you totally unaware and when I break through all the barriers ... watching the full moon swim in the moistness of your eyes ... your breath totally out of control.  I lightly touch the marks you've left on my body ... it's then where the waiting begins ... I see the Wildness run free within you ... I see you chatting with the Wild One ... I see you playing with the Wolves in the light of the Moon.  Then suddenly without warning ... your eyes clear up, a darkness creeps in ... a deep seated anger arises ... all shifted over to me.  I watch with fascination ... this change ... like the brightness of the moon disappearing behind the darkness of a massive mountain.  It's time for me to go ... for you to pick up the thorn bushes ... to hide your own Wildness again.

You know I laugh at this and this feeds the flames of your anger ... it's only you running away from You.  You then carefully choose destructive measures and poisons to take you mind away from your own Wildness, only to collapse in a heap of despair ... Whenever you recover, the Wild One and the Wolves ... and me ... watch you with heads down ... in silence.  We all see more within You than you see yourself ... this is a sad moment ...

Sometimes I'm in the Shadows, watching you ... you move in this world, but you're not here ... you Wildness locked out ... by you.  Why are you hiding Yourself??  I know, but you don't ... as yet.  You avoid my stare, but you long my touch ...  I can't watch you no more, you can run free now ... because my work is done ... you HAVE seen what I saw, I know you have ...

You can run with the falseness and distractions ... short term pleasure ... .long term suffering.  You can run with the Wild One and the Wolves ... free ... It's now up to you ...

Whenever you find the Wildness within you ... whenever you find You ... you'll know how to follow my tracks ... where to find me ...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Call of the Moorhen ...

I wrote this a while ago ...

This evening I sat on the edge of the dam and watched the redness of the sun between the tallness of the trees.  At an exact and precise moment, when the redness was at it's brightest, the Kookaburras screamed out the death of the day.  Right in the middle of it, the Moorhen cried a single cry ... a combination of the sounds of  life and death.  I'm fascinated by the timing of it all ... as if the Kookaburras awaits the blood of the day and the Moorhen announces the end of it all ...

That something in the Moorhen's cry ... awakened something deep inside me.

... to understand this, you must listen to the cry of the Moorhen in the redness of a dying day.  It is a cry for 'love,' a cry for the end of something and the beginning of a new evening ... there's a promise to it all.

I listened to all this and I realised that this song in the redness of the evening has been playing every single night for thousands of years ... it's there and it's solid.

... so unlike the promise of 'love,' those empty words, "I love you."  The cry of the Moorhen hits me hard, in contrast to the false promise of love ...

How cheap has it become, the whisper in darkness ... the moistness of the sheets ... "I love you ...???"  Only to walk out of it ... into the redness of a quick new love ... out of it ... into another ... "I love you ..."  The end of something and the beginning of another ... a cheap currency ... a cheap game of control and promise ...

Do you place your heart in your hand when you touch someone??  Do you place your Soul in, "I love you??"

The Shout of 'Love' ... another four letter word ... for some.  There's something like respect ... oh no dear ... not respect for me, but respect for yourself ... your Soul and your own body.  The day you understand this, you'll place your heart in your hand when you touch someone and your Soul will be burned into .... "I love you ...."

The Moorhen can't cry this cry in the middle of the day ... it'll be false.  The Kookaburras can't scream the death of the day at the wrong time ... and you my dear, can't say "I love you ..." when your Soul is absent ...???

... and you the master of falseness of Word and Touch ... there's also something like trust and communication ... the reason the Moorhens and Kookaburras hang out together and sing the death and the beginning of things together.  You my dear ... you jump from the one pot of 'love' to another and you wonder why you're empty ... empty of all the beautiful things life paints in the redness of the evening ...?

My words, "I love you ..." is painted in the redness of the evening, in the cry of the Moorhen, in the scream of the Kookaburra ... my heart in my hand when I touched you ... my Soul engraved in "I love you ..."

When you look at the redness of the evening ... you remember that ...