The majority of human beings have decided that we will go our own way. We no longer listen to the natural world, to our origins. We are suffering and the Earth disintegrating exactly because we have turned our backs on our divine flame and torn ourselves out of reality with manmade concepts and synthetic realities. Only a few of us are struggling to get back!
It is said that this separation started when we stood up from all-fours to widen our view and pick the best fruit from the higher branches of trees and bushes. We poked our head up into the sky for the first time between 3.9 – 2.9 million years ago. This species, Australopithecus, played a significant part in human evolution because it could stand up straight and possessed a gene which caused increased length and ability of neurons in the brain – the SRGAP2 gene. One of these species eventually became the Homo genus in Africa about 2 million years ago (e.g. Homo habilis), and so on to ‘modern’ humans, Homo sapiens sapiens.
Our increased cerebral capabilities and physical stature heralded the beginning of a period of human excellence which differed from animal excellence. Once we could negotiate the world in a new way with our increased memory capacity and other intellectual tools and skills, we naturally were spiritual beings with a sacred intent. We were still close to our divine origin with a clear mission to express what animals could not express with the tool of language and communication, the pen and the sword. But we were and are essentially mammals, and always will be.
Our species represented the pinnacle of the evolution of mammals, painstakingly nurturing our young inside us with love and handing down our advanced cerebral capabilities. This upright beautiful species would walk the Earth and create an unsurpassed civilization, going ever upwards. But instead of remaining close to the Earth, we have become aliens with synthetic realities who have gradually lost contact with our original reality, with the universe we are a crucial part of.
It seems as if we were led astray by an evil power some would call the devil, but this is a fantasy. Imagine this moment of choice – to stay with the sacred, or to move away to the secular: sacred meaning worthy of veneration and respect: secular meaning ‘worldly’ or ‘temporal,’ not connected or separate from those things worthy of respect. The presence of so-called ‘evil’ is a fallacy because we each have that real choice now in modern life. We can freely choose to either respect and integrate into a whole, or to doubt and find our own way, to become a splinter. Another way of interpreting this is that we can choose to be positive and stand in full light, or we can withdraw to the shadows and negativity.
So, now our spiritual evolution lags badly behind our physical and cerebral development, and so we have a choice to deviate from what is morally acceptable, from the ‘Middle Way,’ from our innate goodness and natural love. The love we are endowed with when we come into the world often dims or disappears. The unconditional love of our parents lavished on us from the moment of our conception which we embodied as loving innocent children, turns into an accessory – something we ‘have’ or acquire/purchase.
Instead of embodying our divine inheritance of love and immortality of the spirit, we have chosen to live in a tyranny of fear, greed and envy, clinging white-knuckled to the material world because we have torn ourselves away from the natural path. We have taken everything into our own hands, respecting little and trusting no-one. How can we assume our role as custodians of the Earth when our arrogance dictates and controls our hearts.
The real future of the planet Earth lies in the open hands of indigenous peoples who have made the right choice. They continue to live with a sense of awe and form a partnership with the Great Mother Nature so that all species thrive and they dance to the rhythms of the planet. Living in traditional life, undisturbed by arrogant consumers like us, they are truly integrated. They devote their entire energy and being to caring for and listening to the planet – their visual responsibility, and the greater invisible – the universe.
Images courtesy of megapixyl.com
To glimpse aboriginal life please read my book ‘Easy-Happy-Sexy: on the Twelfth Day.’ This is an account of my time living with Australians in traditional life.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UUSPLYM – kindle link
U tube video link:
http://youtu.be/8Tc7XuC U38k – the author speaks