Unfortunately I had to scrap the last 4 TSMs due to the wind rendering them almost unlistenable. I may post some of them as scraps, in the next few weeks.
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In today's walky talky I introduce you to a couple of very simple ways to work with energy. Before this monologue really gets going I have the pleasure of observing an Eastern Brown Snake (one of 20 or so resident brown snakes on the property/creek line), who made an unexpected appearance as I sat on a log talking.
In the intro to this discussion I talk a little about my own historical interest in the subject of energy. You maybe surprised to learn that I do not think much of any popular ways of understanding energy (Indian, Chinese and Robert Bruce models to name a few but I do believe that aspects are correct). I once asked the Teal'hia to explain how energy works in the human body and they presented me with a model that was very different to any ancient or modern system that I'd heard of. This only re-enforced my scepticism of these systems.
After saying a little about my own interest in the subject, I give you some examples of internal and external methods for working with energy. This is a very simple overview but I think it will give you some insight into other ways of viewing energy work.
In this monologue I introduce the idea that there is a relativity to our humanity.
Many humans like to believe that we are more than human and that's all, while others argue that we are merely a living organism and nothing more. I argue that we are both transcendent and ordinary ! Some people try so hard to be more than human and forget their humanness - at great cost ! While others revel and suffer in their humanness, ignorant of other aspects of their being.
We humans also believe that we are separate and forget that we are defined by our relationship to each other and the natural world. We are in relationship with all of existence ! We become consumed and preoccupied by our roles and forget that they are created by relationships.
There are many people who didn't receive what they needed to feel like whole human beings. I ask if it's possible to reskill people in love and intimacy to create new bonds and attachments in groups of people who are bound by suffering.
Sometimes we try and turn away from the shocking reality of how things are. But how things are is how they are. Isness is a powerful ally !
In this walk and talk I explore how nature's seasons and the cycles of nature, parallel the seasons of our life and how we all face the same seasons of life, as part of the seasons of the human clock - from the cradle to the grave.
I offer a tour of the seasons here on this land and suggest how facing the shocking reality of all that nature brings, helps us to face the shocking reality of how things are in our own life. I suggest that the seasons of nature and of human life are necessary to create awareness and to help us grow. Life is both predictable and unpredictable and if we have courage, we can stay open to anything that life might throw at us.
Relevant links (also relevant to TSM144) :
Today's walky talky, starts with the joy of sheep ! Using their inspiration, I explore how we can systematically and holistically experience the joy of the present moment !
All my life I've tried to care about the natural world. In today's walk n talk, I let you in on a little secret and why I made aparticular liberating choice; talk a little about socially inherited contracts and their impact on the natural world; and taunt the men of the world with the possibility of starting a new movement ! I don't profess to be the only person in the world who has liberated themselves this way and for all I know there may allready be a Free Snaker Movement ! Hang low, hang hi, be proud !
Related reading :
My son made a comment a few days ago that triggered a long discussion about the differences between generations and the impact that technology has on how people behave. In today's monologue I explore a little of the generational differences between people, the impact that electronic technology is having on human health (although I didn't say anything about orthopedic problems like spinal and posture related issues) and how we have allready witnessed the last of the Pre-Digital Generations. I also posit that a time is coming in the not too distant future, when there will be no one left who remembers life without electronics and explore what that might mean for humanity.
More reading here :
In this monologue I challenge the current paradigms of western and alternative medicine, with a systemic view of the root causes of disease and chronic illness. I use my own illness as an example and demonstrate how one thing connects to another, in the development of illness.
Further information :
Gabor Mate's "When the Body Says No" :
Lawarence LeShan's "Cancer as a Turning Point" :