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I have so much in life that I want to create, experience, and wrap my head around, and I bet you do too. I dedicate this space as a safe place to "grow" our seeds... Seeds of movement to increase our joy, inspiration, and insight - Seeds of change and evolution of our souls - Seeds of of celebration and creativity - a place where we thrive to live lives we're proud of.
How cool is it that we are given the opportunity to create a future that doesn't exist yet. That we have the choice in creating our lives and planting seeds that will grow into our dreams. I want to learn more everyday about how to do this in my life, and I would love for you to join me.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Compared to Nomadic Aboriginals, I'm a Mutant!
It's a true story about a 50 year old Midwest physician woman who went to Australia for a few years to head and teach a patient-education program for preventative health. While doing this, Marlo also created this betterment program working with urban-dwelling Aboriginal adults. So she was feeling pretty good about herself and loving what she was doing for the community. She had even gotten a good reputation in her community and met a man. Marlo was feeling on top of her game.
So there she was thinking, "o.k., they've just burned my stuff, no one knows where I am, and I can't get any info out of these people, but something about this crazy summoning is extremely mystical and alluring. I don't want to offend them, so I'll walk one day with them and then ask them to take me back to civilization. Marlo knew this was nuts, but somehow felt drawn to this tribe, so she went for it. And as the story goes... she walked the whole way with them.
And as Marlo continued to walk through the days barefoot, and as she developed thick corn-like skin that deformed her feet to look like hooves, she came to know that the "limitations of her endurance were expanded over and over." And miraculously, every time she thought she couldn't go on - literally couldn't walk another step on her bloodied, swollen feet - a distraction would always come and give her a second wind until she made it to camp. (Guess that puts an end to my foot pain complaining, eh?)
And remember how I mentioned that the healer "talked" to the injured bone? Well, the magic goes WAY beyond that. Marlo witnessed, on many occasions, The Real People using mental telepathy to communicate. She couldn't figure out why the tribe was so quiet all the time, but after several of the tribe members answered questions that she was asking in her mind, she realized their amazing talent. They could hear her, and they could hear each other, and they could communicate that way... no voices whatsoever. Their advanced communication was possible because of their child-like honesty. They helped Marlo to see that the only way mental telepathy can work is to accept, be truthful, and love yourself so that you can do the same with others. You have to come to peace with everything. (yikes, that's a pretty big one!)
The tribe believes that mental telepathy is the way humans were designed to communicate. They call it "head-to-head talk." They think our voices weren't designed for talking because when you talk, you tend to get into trivial and unnecessary conversation, whereas, if you communicate from your "heart/head center", the conversation is more spiritual - more of the essence. The voice is best used for singing, celebration, and healing. WOAH!!!! Very advanced stuff here!
The Real People believe that they are direct descendants of the first beings. They believed Marlo to be a "Mutant," which sounds just terrible, but when you understand that these people don't have a bad bone in their bodies, you see that they aren't judging, just observing. I'm sure the Real People think all of us are Mutants. Being a Mutant isn't so much a physical trait but a state of heart and head, or an attitude. It's someone "who has lost or closed off ancient remembering and universal truths."