posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 02:09 PM
Normally, I would offer a number of techniques to try. But I've been doing that a lot lately. So instead, I'll just give your mind some things to
I'm going to describe one method of getting in touch with the other 99%. I'm going to do it in a very roundabout way. Just deal with it.
Consider, for a moment, your relationship with nature. You're not very comfortable with it, are you? You don't like being outside. It's boring.
It's about as exciting as "watching the grass grow." As far as being hot or cold, stinky, sweaty, wet, dirty, bug-bitten, you want to be as far
from that as possible.
You hurry from your car to your home, that brief interaction with the outdoors is about all of nature you can stand. It's fun looking at through a
camera's lens, but besides that, no thank you.
Yet, think of our ancestors. They had no choice. They could hunt, grow food, skin game, make their own clothing, hide. Their senses were sharper. Our
ancestors had to be able to observe nature, or else, their crops wouldn't grow, or they'd suffer livestock loss from a storm, or they wouldn't save
enough food for the winter.
They had an understanding that we, today lack. First and foremost, the understood that nature was their provider. They needed to be careful about
exhausting their resources, or else they'd need to move. If food would come their way, they wouldn't waste it. Then, if possible, the bones would
become tools, the flesh would become clothing. Everything had to be utilized to it's maximum potential. You couldn't go to the store and pick up
food or supplies, you had to obtain it from nature.
Today, we take for granted that we can exhaust a supply, and in turn, damage nature, which we are a part of. We think of animals now, instead of
fellow creatures in the circle of life, they are sub human moving pieces of meat. So we keep them in unsanity conditions, and in turn, we get sick.
Our ancestors understood that hardship and difficulty forged strength, and taught valuable lessons. Being comfortable was not a priority. Getting the
job done was.
Today, being comfortable is the priority. No reason to develop discipline. If I have a hard time with anything, there's either a gadget or a pill
that'll clear that right up. However, in this, we lose the determination to see things through when things are not pleasent. Working out does not
feel good. So, how many of us work out for a week, then take 6 months off.
When we were more connected with nature, we understood, that unless a practice is continued, we will not recieve or maintain the benefits. If you eat
healthy for a few months, and then stop, you'll begin to slide right back downhill. If you think and act positively for 2 weeks, you won't see any
benefit. You had years of gunk built up, obstructing it. The opposing force was simply too great.
Our ancestors did not need cars, computers, phones, or any of this to be happy. We have all of that, and we still are not happy, but if we are lacking
ANY of it, we are miserable.
There is much to be said about that. How is it, we have so much, yet we are not as happy as people who had nothing in comparison? We have ease, we
have comfort, we have instant results, so why aren't we all thrilled to death?
We forget, that we were designed as part of nature. We were designed to interact with nature, eat natural things, be active. They weren't ruled by
artificial things like schedules and tv screens. They did their work when it was suitable to do it, and then they were done for the day.
You need to be able to adapt with changing conditions. Say you survive on a certain crop that only exists in one season. The rest of the time you had
better be able to do something else.
When we eat things that are not natural, we are not healthy. When we are not physically active, we are weak, and cannot perform as well. When we rely
on the same comfortable conditions without change, ours lives become stagnant and miserable.
The ancient peoples could appreciate a river, a plant, a tree. They Respected the animals that fed and clothed them.
Whenever we talk of nature, everyone jumps out of balance right away. They start saying "I'd rather live at in a heated home, than a cold cave."
There is most certainly a balance! You can live with nature, appreciate it, and not have to struggle.
You can have the benefits of technology, without being ruled by it. However, it is difficult to find this balance. You can have phones, and tv, and
music, but you should also eat well, learn to enjoy being outside in various conditions, be active. If you can learn to appreciate the change in
nature throughout a given day as much as a television program, and maintain that attitude, that is enough.
However, once your life starts to revolve around convenience, then, you are drifting away from nature.
The less you have, the less you NEED. However, it is possible to have things, and not be dominated by them. Once you're able to learn things from the
plants and animals through observation, once you can percieve lessons in nature, and appreciate everything you experience as new and different, then
you're intercating with the 99% of spirit.
The more we depend on technology and comfort, the more out of balance we become. The more our physical selves deterioate, and we begin to head the way
of the alien grey, who are entirely enfeebled, and reliant on their technology to survive. They have evolved in a manner that relies upon their
advanced technology. If one even tripped, it is likely to die without immediate medical attention.
We must find the balance, and in doing so, we can live in harmony with nature, and technology. but if I had to choose one, I would choose nature.
It's what I was designed to work with. Technology is a convenience, not a necessity.