(Navajo Rug – Father Sky and Mother Earth)
Coming to the Entry of The New World
I have a slight feeling that today’s blog is likely to peel quite a few people away. It is actually very simple, really simple, but we have no given filters of knowledge that lead to the immediate experience of thinking we know. It is necessary to work a little bit, finding a way into something unknown. Then, everything coming will be quite easy and make sense.
We begin this time with the astounding meaning of the word “Indigenous.” The first part of the word functions as a preposition — where? It says ‘in’ or ‘inside’.
So, the “in” refers to the invisible interiority of the “Digenous”. Digenous is an actual word.
The etymology of the word ‘digenous’ is more revelatory – and, at first, seems strange:
“Bisexual”, that is of or pertaining to both sexes; done by the two sexes; syngenetic; originating from opposite sexes.”
What happens in the in-visible place — the creating itself, and equal bisexual forces do the creating, and the creating goes on all the time, not in ‘seven days’. (maybe 7 epochs?)
Our usual understanding of “indigenous” functions too narrowly as “belonging to the land, originating with the land, the people who live ‘within’ the land, close to the land.” “Indigenous” is better heard as participation in “creating the land.”
First, “indigenous” is not a word that ever describes a particular person’s personality or character – ‘he is an indigenous individual’, for example, is a misuse of the word. It is a word that describes where – and how – ‘earth’ comes into being a ‘here’, or better, how ‘earth’ will/can come into being ‘here’, when the earth that we think is ‘here and finished’, begins to vanish before our eyes (climate change, pollution, etc).
Try to begin to feel what is being said with this word: “indigenous” –two invisible (the ‘in’ part), equal, sexual powers the, ‘digenous part’ (do not take this as having to do with “having sex” in any literal way ), in longing for each other create the new. As an analogy, which is actually more than analogy, but for now, take it as such – sodium longs for chloride and when the two come together there is the creation of salt. The two sexual, longing soul powers creating Earth, create continuously – Earth is being created, it not already created as merely the ‘stage’ for human action.
The ONE spirit (The Original people speak of “The Great Spirit”), divides into two – sexes – two equal creating forces, (The Original people speak of “Father Sky” and “Mother Earth”), one concentrative, the other expansive, and their yearning for each other results in ongoing creating of everything, the particularities of which are individual extensions of the Great Spirit. The sexual longing makes the things of the world in the image of the One Spirit – that is, each specific individual creation is part of the Whole – separate ‘things’ is an illusion. The One extends into the Two, and the Two extends into the Third, which is the visible Earth, in multitudinous forms, which continuously come into being and disappear (what we call ‘death’, which is actually not death at all). Earth, always happening as the soul activity, the imagination, of the ONE SPIRIT as two forces, extending Desire, the ONE SPIRIT, LOVE, outward.
Said yet another way: WHAT HAPPENS AS THE CREATING OF EARTH/NATURE – THE CONTINUAL BALANCING OF MASCULINE AND FEMININE FORCES. – ALL OF THE EARTH AND ALL OF THE UNIVERSE IS BEING COMPOSED, CREATED THROUGH THE DESIRE OF THE WORLD-GENDERS TO UNITE. AND THIS DESIRE IS GOD’S DESIRE OF MANIFESTING LOVE.
THE ORIGINAL ‘INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’ LIVED WITHIN THIS CREATIVE UNIVERSE, THIS CREATING EARTH – in the modality of instinctual consciousness.
THOSE WHO HELD TOGETHER THIS VISION AND THUS OF EARTH AS IN THE ACT OF CREATING RATHER THAN ‘ALREADY CREATED’, WERE THE ELDERS.
What Happens when there are no longer Elders, when there is no longer the culture of Elderhood? Who is imagined as ‘holding it all together – by being so close to the creating that they are an essential dimension of the creating? Abstractly, perhaps, you would say, why God of course, but that is a belief (and theology), which served a good purpose – that of giving an explanation when we were not yet able to more fully comprehend. The Original people did/do comprehend, instinctually, or we might say, ‘pre-comprehended’ as a way of Life, which makes this present comprehension, at a different vibration, possible.
However, I mean the question more immediately. We might, for example, say, well, no one holds this creating together. There is only the CREATED Earth and it is the function of civilization, and more deeply, culture, to hold what ‘God’ created, together. But, civilization and culture are a result, not a cause – and any true culture is long gone – and civilization is now crumbling – so these two are certainly not holding it all together. And both are crumbling because we have no imagination, no myth of ongoing creating. What was just spoken of above is the Myth of America, and shows the purpose of America, not for itself, but its universal purpose!. If we cannot enter into “holding it all together” – as Elders, then the whole of culture is gone (nearly done), and the whole of civilization is gone (nearly done too), and the whole of Earth is gone (on the way to happening).
You may be wondering about other Indigenous peoples — Australian, Amazon, Mexican, African, Brazilian, Columbian, Philippine, Guatemalan, Mongolian…….
We have to give attention to the strange world “America” “Americanus”, after Amerigo Vesspucci who made two trips here (actually South America) – and as Edgar Allen Poe said: “South America is “America” and will insist upon remaining so.” That is, the name of America originates there. Amerigo Vesspucci certainly did not come to America – he came to the NEW WORLD! The NEW WORLD, the world — the Earth in the always happening process of creating, where to be ‘Indigenous” means to be within and aware of Earth/creating happening, not already happened. People who are aware within this reality are ‘Indigenous Americans’, forever indebted to the Original Indigenous Americans, who are our true teachers, or were destined to be until they were decimated, a decimation making a place where there is no ‘here here’. But, those who hold the stories – like the Hopi, the Pueblo, the Zuni and many others in other parts of this land, are still our teachers.
Instead of Elders who are present with the ongoing bisexual creation of Earth happening every moment, a presence that holds it all together, civilization believes a God ‘outside’ the creation itself created earth, which is right – but this belief DID NOT extend into a ‘giant’ act of love-making, creating Earth, without which Earth is an excretion rather than an expression.
And our strongest present-day belief of what keeps it all going….. consumerism and, replacing the true myth, the concocted myth of family. I remember, for it was not very long ago, when suddenly, everything of this civilization became about family – family is now everything – it does not matter if one’s family is functional or dysfunctional – we have put the work of holding Earth together onto something that absolutely cannot hold it together.
Father Sky and Mother Earth replaced by father and mother as the center of life. The impossible goals of the family, under the head of father and mother, subverts initiation into Elderhood as sacred participation in the soul bi-sexual creating, and instead endlessly extends family into either personal individuation or rebellion – which is why there is nobody to replace our self-focus! That is why we cannot say that God holds it all together. “God” cannot be anything more than an abstraction in a time when everything, is us-focused, and world means millions of individuals, held very tenuously, mostly not at all by father/mother – who, in this scenario can never be gotten away from – as there is nothing else.
We have not kept up with vibrational evolution. The ‘old’ center of will and power and fear has to, by a work of contemplation, become centered in the center of the head, that great Stillness of Listening, receiving the divine – which can be contemplatively practiced, for example, whenever survival fear is felt ‘down there’.
The ‘old’ center of reproduction and emotion, has to, by a work of contemplation, become centered in the place of speaking, the place of the creative-word, whenever currents are felt in this old region of the body-awareness.
The ‘old’ center of attraction coupled with possessiveness has to, by a work of contemplation, become centered in the all-present, never possessing, Love of the heart, when currents are felt in the old region of body-awareness.
Such new body-awareness does not deaden those other three centers of body-awareness but puts them under a new signature.