All humans bleed red, and thus are the same. Perhaps that is the color the unknown known source of all life intends for us to focus on in this age? Not by spilling each others, but by seeing the consequences of aggressive states of mind and choosing to walk away into the blue ocean. Mountains do not do politics. Today, we are doing deserts. Tomorrow, we will build the mountains peacefully. From Ankara, Turkey this weekend (see article). Some immediate thoughts that flooded my mind spontaneously during the past few days can be seen in my posts to this blog and to other social media. What can one do but write freely for peace?
Perhaps that is the color the unknown known source of all life intends for us to focus on in this age? Not by spilling each others, but by seeing the consequences of aggressive states of mind and choosing to walk away into the blue ocean. To see that:
Life is fluid,
Like blue water,
Yea, there is red fire,
But, in relationship,
In the embrace,
The loving nodes in the graph,
Of the molecular web of Life,
See the vortex,
The black hole,
And drive back,
The delusion that it is the end,
This the beginning,
The New Age,
The age the Tao,
Blue and red,
“Western civilization, unfortunately, does not link knowledge and morality but rather, it connects knowledge and power and makes them equivalent. Today with an information `superhighway’ now looming on the horizon, we are told that a lack of access to information will doom people to a life of meaninglessness — and poverty. As we look around and observe modern industrial society, however, there is no question that information, in and of itself, is useless and that as more data is generated, ethical and moral decisions are taking on a fantasy dimension in which a `lack of evidence to indict’ is the moral equivalent of the good deed.”
-Vine Deloria, Jr.
In the age of European colonization, explorers from Europe would go to native peoples and convince them that their way of life was inferior to that of the European way. In a sense, the same is happening today with the explosion of technology across the globe. While different in that the coercion is not often done by the gun, but rather by planned obsolescence. People are being drawn into the silicon network that is the Internet, Gaia’s brain (ARPANET), by the hope of better economic opportunities and more comfortable ways of life. Here Mark Zuckerberg states, “This is an amazing story about Riza — a young woman on a small island where the only job for women was collecting seashells, yet she used Internet.org to earn a degree in computer science.” What is he saying in these words? Is he saying that all this woman is a shell collector? Is she not much more in the social structure of her native tribal society? What is the structure of her native society that enables her people to live independent of technology on an island in the middle of the ocean? How did her people navigate the seas to get to the island by the stars? Is not the very Western way of being-in-the-world making this woman’s way of life impossible by flooding the night sky with electric light to hide the stars that can be used for navigation? What can this woman teach the greater world by being connected to the Internet? Perhaps, the native way of being-in-the-world can be brought into the silicon consciousness that is Gaia’s brain? Maybe there are lifeways that can be introduced into digital and industrial society that will help heal the deep alienation that comes from loss of tribal society and extended face to face kin relationships. When one comes into the silicon vortex of the Internet it is common to alienate oneself from others in real life. As long as the technology is used mindfully, it can be a great aid to life. This woman can collect shells and be a leader in her society and share this lifeway with the world and teach us all something that we do not know yet. This is perhaps something that is good and a way to peace. I encountered an American Indian woman medicine woman on Sunday that convinced me that the introduction of native American earth religion, spirituality, and political structures are a path to healing climate change and war. The reintroduction of the divine feminine into the world.
“Who will find peace with the lands? The future of humankind lies waiting for those who will come to understand their lives and take up their responsibilities to all living things. Who will listen to the trees, the animals and birds, the voices of the places of the land? As the long forgotten peoples of the respective continents rise and begin to reclaim their ancient heritage, they will discover the meaning of the lands of their ancestors. That is when the invaders of the North American continent will finally discover that for this land, God is red.”
-Vine Deloria, Jr.
God’s (unknown known source of all life) true essence is found walking away from seeing the technicolor rainbow of this age, the colors of all humanity, embracing all of them, and relaxing in the complexity of it all. There is a plan and an order to this madness, and new age that is coming of divine unity. May we be an agent of change, sharing this idea and learning in conversation what is might be.
Peace at home, peace in the world.
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