Sunday, February 17, 2013

Nature is no Mother

 Totems seem to personify the male archetype, but here they bloom, sprout  new possibilities, grow organically or "chaotically" depending on the observer! The blur is under observation, freeing possibilities! 

I am getting into character this morning, attempting to manifest the Mother Nature archetype for the waterRIP video.

See, that's a problem. Mother Nature and God the Father- like who set that up? And why do we continue this divisive nonsense?

How do i play the archetype while dissolving "her."

Reasoning behind the curtain:

I am suspecting that the authorative ignorance that decided we were creatures of a mechanistic universe, put Galileo under arrest for having the temerity to say the Sun wasn't orbiting Earth and more recently, it was that kind of voice that told "us" that throwing toxins over large amounts of land, was a great idea.

That voice believed that it had the right to force the world into submission. That voice thought  profitable poisons would just "go away," that the water used to arouse the plants would carry industrial waste laced fertilizers and nerve toxins known as pesticides, into the gutters, streams and on into the rivers. That "nature" would carry our collective wastes and proftable toxins out to the ocean.  The ocean would then magickly clean it all up. (or insert the carbon particles speeding up global warming, general air pollution, aquifer and well contamination, pharmacueticals etc. there is a long list)

So check it out. The underlying assumption is that Mother Nature would take the abuse and do the clean up. Now where is that coming from?

Does it relate to God the Father telling man he has dominion over all earth and all the creatures?

"We are told in Genesis 1 that God said to man “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Gen. 1:28)."

I, for one, must query the arrogance of a God that dissed most of creation for a particular species and for only one gender of that species. (1- aka later)

So to avoid the trap of that argument - i consider the whole picture and jump to language itself.

People created language and then used it to describe "feelings/actions/mysteries.objects" which they named God. So now we are discussing a set of abstract associations that have been handed down for thousands of years. (We know what happens to stories after a while, right?)  So instead of focusing on the language, perhaps it is time to go back to the feeling, the knowing core, deep heart, the soul of things and reconnoiter.

Who are we - now? We have turned on many new lights; nothing looks as it did before. When we see differently, what we see, changes, and that is where our possibilities live. Let's join them.

(1) This is the same story that ignored Lilith and gave Eve, the rib clone, star status. So Eve, being a literal part of Adam, was there to attend him, have "his" children and in a jam be his scapegoat (The apple right?) This is all metaphor for a pattern associated with Nature and the Feminine.  So even when 'they" were benefiting from the work of the planet's natural services, enjoying "her' bounty, it was acceptable to take and give back as little as possible.  This is a pattern of abuse. Wow!~ Like a death sentence for sure.

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