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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Power of Fire ...

Since I can remember, I've always maintained that I don't belong to 'this world' ... the false civilized forest with plastic trees and beings without soul.  Today I found this ... a long lost book from my childhood - 'Reflections on Wilderness.'  I kept this book, because of this:

He sat on lonely vigil by the fire, but
he was not alone.  His thoughts
were centred upon those things greater
than the fire itself, ay even greater
that the world itself ...

For as the flames flickered, so did
the flames of his soul stir and
flicker, and the spark of 
remembrance was there.

Was he not child of fire and earth and
water and air, even of the great
beyond?  Was he not part of the great
interdependence of all things?  How
could he be separate if he knew
in his heart that he was not?  The flames
of his now-alighted soul told him so,
and surely he was better guided by
this intuition that the cold, matter-
of-fact reasoning of the material
concrete world.

He now felt free, unfettered, a part of
the whole ... even more ... the
whole itself.  There were no bounds for his
opportunity.  The stars he saw above
were his to have and hold, the breeze
was the breath of life, the earth
was the mother of his body, and the fire
- was it not the accumulation of all
these things rising in consuming
flame to once more rise and be with
that above?

A Ride Out ...

Hard hot day ... hours of honest labour,
sun drawing water ... sweat on granite ...

Running in the heat of the day,
bursts of energy ... I'm alive ...

Walking past my horse ... tired,
nose in my neck ... electrifying.

Slowly brushing my horse,
energy slowly filling me ...

Smell of horse,
smell of leather ...

Tiredness gone, view from high,
small quail aiming for the sky ...

Slow canters up the ridge,
blending of horse sweat and mine ...

Horse ears move with slightest sound,
my lower body part of the horse ...

Tracks of the sly boar,
the married dingos ..

Three curious fox cubs,
hiding amongst granite boulders ...

Flight of wallabies in the shrub,
stomping of kangaroos in the shadows ...

Crystal clear and still waters,
reflecting my soul to the skies ...

Coming back ... dark hills,
covered by yellow candle light ...

Kookaburra announcing death of the day,
large bats filling evening sky ...

All this beauty in a single ride,
I'm alive ... life is beautiful ...

Friday, October 18, 2013

Wild Woman Explained ...?

I have 'written' a lot about the 'Wild Woman' ... confusing to some and there was a stage in my life, actually a very long phase, where I didn't get it myself.  I can only explain it as follows ...

All of us have the ability to 'inner guidance' ... but we must be willing to look for it.  I was lucky, as I grew up in a very natural environment - the Kavango in northern Namibia.  The people of that area, the Kavangos and the Bushman, lived very close to Nature ... with an infectious natural joy and energy.

It is hard to put in words, but I've learned as a child that there is a natural guidance ... very strongly connected to Nature.  By 'letting go' ... we can all let that into our own Being.  The 'feelings' that arise from that natural flow is connected to all things, including very ancient 'knowing' ... the ability to See and Feel, which is again hard to explain in words.

Once you've let that into your 'life' (remember that you don't have a life ... you are Life) ... a certain 'guiding force' never, never let go of you.  It is this 'force' I've been 'fighting' for a long time ... we all do this, because we live in a split world and within us there are Two, sometimes more.  The Ultimate One is Still and not a show pony, therefore you'll only find it in Stillness.  The other or others are very visible and attracted to everything that's not Still ... and we live in a very busy world today ... the reason some of us never meet the One.  The 'others' can never get enough of the things you don't want ...

Whenever my life situation was very wrong, as strong guiding force made itself (herself) know ... always in places of Stillness ... watching me in Silence with a frightening Wisdom.  I always fought this, therefore reading it the wrong way.  It took me a lot of peeling ... the peeling of layers and layers ... to see it for what it was ... to let it in ...

The presence of the Wild Woman was most visible when I let myself into toxic relationships ... relationships that only scratched the surface ... in other words, the physical side of things.  This was a very low level of consciousness ... therefore a path I can never walk again.

Walking this current path ... a path with Heart and Soul ... with a very present 'force of guidance' ... one can never get involved with 'things' at the lower end of consciousness.  Everything must have Heart and Soul ...

In short the 'Wild Woman' can be described as an 'inner guide' connected to the natural flow of things ... the Ultimate Source of All Things.  A messenger between the depths of your most Inner Being and the Ultimate Source ... if it makes any sense ...

Cleansing of Body, Mind & Soul ...

You can't have a house filled with light and fresh air with all the doors, windows and curtains shut.  You can't have a house of Stillness if you live in a 'city' that never sleeps, with neighbours from hell.  You can't have a house a house that smells clean and fresh if you live next to a rubbish dump ...

Even if your house is surrounded by the beauty of Nature and you keep all the windows and doors open ... you still have to open all the internal doors, so that the air and energy can flow straight through your home.  You can't have a dark room filled with clutter and dust, as it casts a Shadow of negativity onto everything else ...

Even if you do keep all the external and internal doors open, you can't fill all the space with stuff you don't need ... you'll block the natural flow of air, light and energy.  All of these must flow through your home, like it flows through the beauty of Nature.  You must bring the ultimate energy from outside to the inside ...

Doing all of this is not enough, as Nature function in Stillness ... but it's never lazy ... it cleanses itself continuously ... at a pace that's not always visible ... and it never, never complains ...

It is not possible to have a clean house filled with the positive energy of Nature if you never take out the rubbish, never clean the house.  You can't leave a toilet, shower or kitchen sink blocked.  You can't let pigs run amok in your house ... just as you can't let negative energy into your place of Stillness and beauty.

If you are of low energy, because you don't look after yourself and you let the Shadows of Darkness infest your Soul ... you'll never have the energy, will or drive to keep a clean house.  The reason you must look after yourself as best as you can ...

We are talking about a house ... but most of us don't realise that 'we' do live for a short while within your own bodies, which is not that different from a house.  You cannot live in this body without opening the doors and windows ... without letting the light and energy from outside flow to the inside ...

You can't clutter your body with rubbish and expect a flow of positive energy or an abundance of energy.  You can't clutter your mind with the same old sad stories, shelves of it, stacks of it .... playing non-stop like old black and white movies ... never a moment of Stillness ...

Your body is fully capable of cleansing itself, all you have to do is not to fill it with rubbish and keep all the organs of excretion open and fully functioning.  If you tax your liver, for example ... the main detoxifying organ of the body - all the other organs of excretion struggle to keep up.  Soon you'll be left without energy ... tired ... and you'll grab for 'things' to lift you up.  Most of us then keep a 'good' outer appearance ... to 'keep up appearances' ... but the inside is falling apart.  There are shut doors, rooms full of rubbish ... the constant mental noise ... we drink pills or look deep into the bottle, just to 'sleep' ... only to wake up in the middle of the night to watch the old black and white movies on the whiteness of the bedroom wall ...

What we forget is that for 95% of our human history ... we never, never had to worry about any of these ... we walked with the Ultimate Source, we lived it ... let it flow right through us.  We drank pure water and we ate fresh food, we moved around every single day ... which kept all the doors and windows open ... the energy flowing ...

Only recently, that all stopped ... we became shorter, fatter and passive ... lazy.  Some of us were very smart and found ways to shut the mental noise ... to return to Stillness.  Others found ways of opening the Windows of the Soul, so that we can 'see' again.  Others found ways of moving the stagnant energy around, creating internal space ...

All of these are very important if we want to continue living in the 'human world' increasingly removed from Nature ... a world with so many blocks and clutter ... constant traps of short term 'pleasure' and a complete lack of natural energy.

Today it is an art to separate yourself from that world ... to return to places of Stillness ... to let the energy from Nature flow through your Being.  It is an art to return to the abundance of Energy, the ability to See and Feel ...