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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Killing of the Natural Spirit ...

I've maintained for long that the presence of a very low level of consciousness, within another person, is capable of inhibiting your natural 'spirit' or state.  The mere presence of such a person can 'kill' your natural creativity, inhibits the way you express yourself, the way you carry yourself.  A very negative vibrational energy from another person can actually activate all your natural instincts ... to move away from it all.  Nowadays this is not always possible, so we 'hang on' and hope for the best ... while our natural self hides away deep within ...

Laurens van der Post describes Dabé, a 'tame' Bushmen he knew ... and the 'natural spirit' of the Bushmen:

"Only the irrepressible gaiety of the Bushman of old was missing in him.  Knowing what contact with Europeans has done to aboriginal laughter in Africa, I had no right to be surprised.  Indeed I have lived with primitive people so much that I have and inkling now of the almost paralytic effect our mere presence can have on their natural spirit.  It is as if, when they first encounter us, the independence of our minds from instinct and our immense power in the physical world, which to them is not composed of inanimate matter but is another manifestation of master spirits, trap them into the belief that we are gods of a sort.  Either they feel it impossible to be themselves in our presence, or they find it so exhausting to maintain even a part of their selves that they are compelled to rid themselves of us by cunning, force, or running away.  The longer contact is maintained, the more subtly does this process work in their spirit, and the more devastating its effects.  If only we were humble enough to realize that just by what we are we play the devil with the natural spirit of man, we could mitigate some of the consequences.  But our unconscious arrogance is so great that the Bushman is left as a rule profoundly humiliated, without any shred of honour with himself, and often either deprived of the urge to live or filled with the lust to kill."       The Heart of the Hunter.

My trip up North, living for a short while in a fairly traditional Aboriginal community, can confirm the 'death of the natural spirit' within these very natural people.  Forceful removal from their land, forceful change of their lifestyle and the always white presence contributes to the killing of everything that's natural within body, mind and spirit.

Some of us still walk with freedom of spirit ... we seek Stillness and Solitude ... nearly always in Nature ... to feed our Souls.  All of these contributes to higher levels of consciousness ... which can be 'killed' instantly by those who are incapable of feeding their own souls.

I always laugh at people or those 'self-help' books that try and tell you to "just ignore those kind of people ... don't let it get to you."  No one can ignore a toxic substance ... you can only remove yourself from it ... or even better, remove the toxic substance.  Even in small quantities, it can slowly kill you.  The natural behaviour of all free natural living beings is to move away from negative pressure ... it's as simple as that.  The reason the Aboriginal and the Bushman choose to live in the desert ... a place of Stillness which the Hungry Ghosts avoids ... because there is a scarcity of Natural Souls to consume ...

If you want your natural spirit to run free ... your natural creativity to express itself in all it's beauty ... you have no choice, but to remove yourself from everything that does not serve you ... from everything that kills your natural spirit.  If you're filled with a 'toxic substance,' the abundance of everything natural won't enter you ... you have to make space for it ... the Universal Source or if you're religious ... God.

The way of opening yourself, cleansing yourself and protecting yourself is an old art ... practised for hundreds of thousands of years by your ancestors.  It's present in abundance ... you must just make space for it ... or find a desert somewhere ...

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