3 comments on “UNDUE EXPECTATIONS

  1. All ye said here, Rezinate – is RIGHT and correct..and VERY needed to be said.

    Actually this is thing I am telling to all my friends, all the time – that this is MAIN error in perception of indigenous people – from both Americas. South and North. (And from other places in this beautiful world too – Inuit, Aborigine, Doggones, Nordic, Slavic, Celtic people -their beliefs, art, ceremonies.)

    That we must realize and accept that there are also LIARS and greedy manipulators among ALL nations, same as our own and local celebrities and politics – exactly same wasichu as ours.
    And also would be long rant about purpose of LOCAL, NATIVE medicine – that it is great to share knowledge and local, native, ethnic and ethic ways – but it doesn’t mean it all has to be APPLIED to us passing on, resigning, forgetting about our ways.
    This all shall be inspiration for us – to compare our medicines, rituals, beliefs check what’s the same, check what serves local people and can their knowledge help us to expand our consciousness and to find better solutions – those material and those spiritual – but applying someone else songs, medicine, ways, prayers without understanding their origin and role, task, meaning- it’s same like expecting heart to work as kidney or kidney function like heart.

    That purpose in meeting and learning from each other about ourselves – shall be to discover OUR own native ways, fulfilled with OUR Native wisdom first coming from memory of our forefathers ways and their understanding, love and dedication to protect and build our homeland – then it shall be extended by Wisdom of our friends/ relatives.
    But not opposite – as then WE only TAKE having nothing to GIVE for exchange.
    And that won’t work for anyone 🙂
    I dare to say it is like using balm on our ankles and wrists against insect bites while we having fever, cough and runny nose.
    And -in my humble opinion – this is what all those contemporary New Age healers, shamans, wisdom keepers, teachers, psychic readers giving to us – taking in return big ransom and loots in return for their tricks – not only in money. But also taking away our spirituality, understanding, faith , trust and common sense in using our Free Will. Simply making fools from many and being shameless in doing so.

    And creating more and more false imaginations about each other – consequence is strengthening all stereotypes and misunderstanding each other more and more…

  2. Stonefeather, you said……

    “That purpose in meeting and learning from each other about ourselves – shall be to
    discover OUR own native ways, fulfilled with OUR Native wisdom first coming from memory of our forefathers ways and their understanding, love and dedication to protect and build ourhomeland – then it shall be extended by Wisdom of our friends/ relatives.”

    Very accurate assessment-and I think should be approached in a manner akin to
    cross training, which is a regimen to enhance and augment, rather than supplant.
    Even modern medicine has some benefits-though that shouldn’t lead one and all to
    don a smock and drape a stethoscope around their neck or claim to be a decesendent
    of Pasteur.
    People increasingly need to learn to accept and embrace themselves-none of us can
    change the reality of that, but hopefully all can improve in whatever manner need be.

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