equanimity Posted August 1, 2015 Share Posted August 1, 2015 Does it have to be either/or? What if I say "yes" and "yes", and everything in between? Somebody always remembers, but sometimes its just a very few. The monuments survive, but not always their interpreters. There are cycles of cataclysms, in which we lose huge swaths of our collective identity to shock and trauma. Whole peoples are depressed for generations before they can reassemble themselves out of their post-traumatic shock. This will be reflected in their national or tribal myths, and therefore can effect future generations for millennia. There are also circumstances that allow advantage to be taken, where one group gets ahead of another and uses their edge to manipulate the environment to the detriment of the loser. Nature allows those circumstances to happen unhindered, and most of the time the wiser members of the tribe invent a mechanism whereby everybody gets together and levels out the playing field. But once humanity gets into huge anonymous polyglot population centers, we start to ruin our environment, we become a plague on the land. Without being forced by external threats and punishments, many people will let their conscience lapse. Right now we don't have enough shamans in force so everybody's walking around spirit-blind, spirit-deaf and spirit-dumb. What I see is that humanity and Nature are simultaneously 1) wide-open to whatever is falling out of the sky, 2) plagued by our own devolutionary members, that we can't bring ourselves to purge out, 3) also vulnerable to the occasional aeonic catastrophe that "bombs us back to the stone age". Plus of course, each soul has its own individually-created karma they are living through as well. We all are sharing a marvelous hall of mirrors, making it infinitely more amazing that people like us might find each other in the outer-world maelstrom we live in.... The only explanation I can see is that we are brain cells for a vast cosmic mind, that is wirelessly networked via electromagnetism. Always both particle and wave. Changing yet immortal. The shimmering Net of Indra. We have all been sent here to find each other and amplify certain necessary frequencies. By that measure, Clif is the homing signal and tractor beam that called us all to this place. Now what shall we do with ourselves? We are also still graced by genius, we haven't totally lost our unique capacities, so we can still occasionally find a "sweet spot" and reproduce Eden, at least for a given location. If enough of us think about how to endow their local ecosystem with survivability, we can make this transition with some grace. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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