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.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Training for Sustainability, Survival, Horseback Archery and the Unknown ...

The concept of preparing for 'everything' is not unknown ... in fact, it has been the 'normal' for 1.6 million years in human evolution.  It is the norm for EVERYTHING that breathes and grows 'out there' ... except for the modern human of course ...

Every single gene in your body is designed for preparedness ... every single step in 'modern' society is geared in removing you from who you are.  Yes ... I know it sounds a bit weird, but ... have a good look at political correctness .... go in sit in your local mall and look at your fellow 'men' ... they can't run anymore, they can't fight anymore, they can't hunt anymore ...

Imagine a cheetah ... one that can't run ... can't hunt ... needs a dentist, a Vet ... the poor thing needs vaccinations, medicine ... a diet designed by other cheetahs with degrees.  You get the picture????

Soooo ... who are you???  Are you a weak 'creature' on this Earth or are you designed by million years of evolution ... a runner ... a hunter ... a gatherer ... a musician ... a toolmaker ... a story teller ... a Creative Being.  C'mon ... you tell me .. who are you???  Something weak or something strong???

If you feel weak ... if you feel trapped ... how do you get out of it???  How do you train a caged cheetah born and bred in a zoo to run free again ... to hunt????  How do you return to the only wealth in the world ... freedom and time???  How do you have freedom without strength???  How do you have freedom without time???  I hope to explain all of this to you ...

It's simple ... it's very simple ... the concept of it all.  How you get there is a bit harder ... there is a bit involved.  You have to return to who you really are ... you have to let yourself run free.

Sooo ... who are you???  What do you 'need?'

You are a mover ... so you walk and you run ... that is who you are.
You evolved as a hunter and gatherer ... so you eat certain things ... things that help you to be alert ... things that help you to run ... to survive.  You don't 'grow' things that destroy your environment ... destroy your health.  You don't feed a cheetah grain and corn ...
You need strength ... in every muscle and bone of your body.
You need reflexes ... you need coordination.
You need to be able to fight to death ... never give up ... until death ... then you start all over again.
You need to be able to survive in impossible situations ... keep a clear mind ... control your fears.
You need to learn to walk when you can't walk anymore ... crawl if you can't walk anymore ... roll if you can't crawl anymore ... wiggle your toes if you can't roll anymore ... then laugh in the face of death, when it comes ... then you start all over again.
Love ... always love ... when that fails ... fight to the death ... fight for what is right.
Learn about the common purpose of Life on Earth ... you're part of it, you're not separated from it ... even if you live in a fancy glass house ... with a little pond and a gnome.  You are the cheetah ... you are part of it all.
Learn your Art ... learn to listen to your Inner Voice ... practice that 'thing' that push from within ... that 'thing' you can't get out of your head ... that 'thing' everyone else out there say you can't do.
Learn to be aware of everything around you ... the first sounds in the morning ... the tracks on your footpath ... the slightest change in weather ... the change in someone's eyes ... their energy.
Learn to trust your 'gut' 200%
Love ... Love everything ... if 'it' hurts you once ... love it more ... if 'it' hurts you twice ... love 'it' even more ... if  'it' hurts you again ... walk away forever ...