Two Wolves – A Cherokee Parable
An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life…
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
“One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.
“The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
“This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
“Which wolf will win?”
The old chief simply replied,
“The one you feed.”
(possibly a Cherokee parable, and going back probably at least to the 1950’s in print – but unconfirmable)
Native American Flute Music: Meditation Music for Shamanic Astral Projection, Healing Music Shamanism is a system for psychic, emotional, and spiritual healing and for exploration, discovery, and knowledge gathering about non-material worlds and states of mind. Shamanism is a “technique of ecstasy” in which the spirit of the shaman leaves the body and travels to communicate with spirit helpers and other beings for the purpose of obtaining knowledge, power, or healing. Shamanic Astral Projection or Shamanic Journeying is an altered state of consciousness wherein you enter a realm called non-ordinary reality. By journeying you can gather knowledge and perform healing in ways that are not accessible in ordinary waking reality. How does shamanism work? Some people think that in shamanic healing journeying, the spirit leaves the body and a person is being healed by spirit helpers. Others think that shamanic journeying allows access to one’s own intuition, which may otherwise be drowned out by the prattle of everyday thinking or by anxiety; and that it is a way of engaging a person’s subconscious desires for healing. Shamanic healing may not cure physical or psychological illness, but it may help one gain psychic energy that will allow one better to handle illness. Shamanic healing therefore is best used in conjunction with other treatments, not as a substitute for them. Connection with a Power Animal A power animal protects you physically and provides you with emotional support, wisdom, and vital energy. Some people think a power animal is a spirit being that stays with you because it cares for you and enjoys being able to experience life in a physical body. Others think a power animal is a symbol for one’s subconscious wisdom. Almost everybody has a power animal; some have several. (Perhaps you had an “invisible animal friend” as a child or have always been fascinated with a particular kind of animal. This animal may be your Power Animal). A person may, in the course of life, lose contact with the power animal, thereby losing the animal’s protection, wisdom, and energy. If you lose contact with your Power Animal, you may feel dispirited, or you may become sick easily. The Shamanic Astral Projection technique of Power Animal Retrieval can restore a person’s connection to a Power Animal. A person can also journey to find his or her own Power Animal. To maintain a connection with your Power Animal, take the time to learn about your animal, learn to feel its presence, communicate with it, and honor it by doing things that it enjoys. Free flow of emotional and physical energy Health requires a free flow of energy that one can use to accomplish one’s desires in the world. But one’s energy can become blocked in various ways. People who have lost parts of their life essence, who have been ill, who have lost connection with a Power Animal, or who are regularly exposed to emotionally stressful situations are vulnerable to intrusions or “psychic infections” that block a person’s connection with self or drain a person’s energy. An intrusion can be thought of either as a foreign energy being that takes up residence in a person’s psychic body (a psychic infection), or as a psychic structure (an emotional wall or barrier) that a person built to keep herself safe from harm, but that now is blocking some of his/her energy expression. A person with an intrusion might feel drained or ill, might have aches and pains, might have nightmares or other fears. A shamanic healer can find and remove intrusions and barriers in a healing ritual called extraction. A sense of purpose A sense of purpose is necessary to happiness. The person who loves and cares about the world and fellow beings, who wants to make some small part of the universe a better place, has a sense of purpose. A person can find a sense of purpose in life by seeking knowledge and direction through shamanic journeys, divinations, and rituals. One can do this alone, or with a group of people engaged in similar quests. A shamanic healer or counselor can’t find another person’s purpose, but can help one seek and interpret information.
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SAY GOODBYE TO ALL FACTORY FARMS AND SLAUGHTERHOUSES IN THE UNITED STATES!
BECAUSE ‘FOR SURE’ VEGANISM HAS PASSED THE TIPPING POINT IN THE UNITED STATES!
That Magical Moment When An Idea,Trend, Or Social Behavior Crosses A Threshold, Tips, And Spreads Rapidly!
Dairy Farms Have Been Closing For Over 10 Years In The United States And The Remainder Will Face Certain Closure Soon, As Dairy Products Continue To Be Rapidly Removed From The Food Chain. Continuously Being Replaced By A Variety Of Delicious Much Healthier Vegan Options!
AND NO ANIMALS HAVE TO SUFFER AND DIE!
Realistically, Because Of THE, CERTAIN TO HAPPEN, COMPLETE COLLAPSE OF THE DAIRY INDUSTRY.
It Is Very Possible That THE LAST DAIRY FARM IN THE UNITED STATES Could Close As Soon As The End Of 2020 Or Soon After!!
Followed By What Could Easily Be:
THE FINAL AND COMPLETE COLLAPSE, AND CLOSURE OF ALL SLAUGHTERHOUSES IN THE UNITED STATES, By The End Of 2022 Or Sooner!
WHICH WILL BE REMEMBERED AS THE MOST IMPORTANT, LIFE SAVING MOVEMENT IN HISTORY.
FOR MANY OTHER COUNTRIES TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER AND HOPEFULLY EMULATE.
FOR THE BENEFIT OF BILLIONS OF ANIMALS, BILLIONS OF HUMANS, AND THE PROSPECTS, AND MUCH NEEDED RESULT OF IMPROVING THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF THE EARTH!!
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Given the evidence, why do so many humans live in denial? I have a hypothesis I’d like to share. First, though, a definition: A hypothesis, from the scientific perspective I’ll use here, is a candidate explanation. The pattern in this case is denial of abundant evidence. My hypothesis is a potential explanation for the pattern.
At some level, DENIAL IS UNDOUBTEDLY LOCKED INTO OUR DNA. I suspect that only by denying death was the first person able to exit the cave, traverse the raging river, cross the daunting mountain range, and generally expand the range of the tribe.
Does the pattern of denying evidence extend to knowledge that threatens the psyche as well as the body? How could it not?
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While there is well-documented evidence of cultures using psychoactive plants for spiritual and medicinal use throughout human history, pinpointing the exact origin of ritualistic psychotropic plant use is tricky.
But recent excavations of a human burial site in the dry Sora River valley in southwestern Bolivia have unearthed a ritual bundle of psychotropic plants providing clear evidence that Native Americans in the area used multiple plants, perhaps in different combinations, to induce hallucinations as early as 1,000 years ago.
Researchers from Penn State discovered the human burial site and ritual bundle while looking for evidence of ancient occupation of the region.
“We already knew that psychotropics were important in the spiritual and religious activities of the societies of the south-central Andes, but we did not know that these people were using so many different compounds and possibly combining them together,” said Jose Capriles, an assistant professor of anthropology at Penn State. “This is the largest number of psychoactive substances ever found in a single archaeological assemblage from South America.”
The bundle contained two snuffing tablets, a snuffing tube, and a pouch made from fox snouts. The snuffing tablets would have been used to grind psychotropic plants into snuff which then would have been smoked with the snuffing tube.
Radiocarbon dating revealed that the bundle is around 1,000 years old.
The researchers carefully collected tiny scrapings from the fox-skin pouch and used liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry to analyze its contents.
“This method is highly sensitive and very effective for detecting the presence of minute amounts of specific compounds from very small samples,” said Melanie Miller, the researcher responsible for analyzed the samples.
The pouch once contained multiple psychoactive plants as the analysis identified many different psychoactive compounds including cocaine, harmine, dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and possibly psilocin (the main hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms).
The presence of both DMT and harmine suggests that the owner of the pouch used the ingredients to make ayahuasca.
“Some scholars believe that ayahuasca has relatively recent origins, while others argue that it may have been used for centuries, or even millennia,” said Capriles. “Given the presence of harmine and DMT together in the pouch we found, it is likely that this shaman ingested these simultaneously to achieve a hallucinogenic state. This finding suggests that ayahuasca may have been used up to 1,000 years ago.”
It is possible that the pouch and burial site where it was found belonged to a shaman, but the discovery only produces more questions than answers as many of the plant compounds discovered in the pouch were not native to the nearby region.
“The presence of these compounds indicates the owner of this kit had access to at least three plants with psychoactive compounds, but potentially even four or five,” said Miller. “None of the psychoactive compounds we found come from plants that grow in this area of the Andes, indicating either the presence of elaborate exchange networks or the movement of this individual across diverse environments to procure these special plants.”
The recent findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Main Image Credit: Jose Capriles, Penn State
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Ecuador’s Waorani indigenous tribe won their first victory Friday against big oil companies in a ruling that blocks the companies’ entry onto ancestral Amazonian lands for oil exploration activities.
After two weeks of deliberations, a criminal court in Puyo, central Ecuador, accepted a Waorani bid for court protection in Pastaza province to stop an oil bidding process after the government moved to open up around 180,000 hectares for exploration.
The lands are protected under Ecuador’s constitution that establishes the “inalienable, unseizable and indivisible” rights of indigenous people “to maintain possession of their ancestral lands and obtain their free adjudication.”
Crucially, however, the wealth in the subsoil is owned by the state.
The constitution also enshrines the need for prior consultation on any plans to exploit the underground resources, given the probable environmental and cultural impacts on tribal communities.
The state reached an agreement with the Waorani over oil exploration in 2012, but the tribe’s leaders say they were duped.
The judges ordered the government to conduct a new consultation, applying standards set by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, based in San Jose.
The ruling “has created a significant precedent for the Amazon,” said Lina Maria Espinosa, attorney for the plaintiffs, outside court.
“It has been demonstrated that there was no consultation and that the state violated the rights of this people, and therefore of other peoples.”
The Waorani, who number around 4,800, also inhabit other Amazonian provinces.
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A woman found a badly injured lion in the forest. She took it with her and nursed it back to health. When it was better, she made arrangements with a zoo to take the lion and give it a new and happy home. This video was taken when she returned to the zoo some time later to see how her lion was doing. Watch the lion’s amazing reaction when he sees her!
A Spiritual And Inspirational Poem That Touches The Heart And Soul And Provokes The Mind —from All-Creatures.org
IF GOD’S PRECIOUS ANIMALS IN FACTORY FARMS COULD SPEAK HERE IS WHAT THEY MIGHT SAY—BY ANONYMOUS
I will never see the sun rise. I will never see it set.I will never feel a kind touch. I will never be a pet. I will never feel loved or be loved, as I’m led to my murder, being prodded, poked and shoved.
As they cut my tender skin,I wondered if anyone cared. If anybody out there would consider my despair. For you did not see me die, and you did not see me bleed. You did not hear me cry before you ate the meat that you don’t need.
You did not watch them kill me. You could not feel my pain. You will try not to think of me, as you blindly eat again.I was the cow you ate on Monday.The pig you had the midweek. I was the turkey you ate for Christmas.
I was the calf you had to eat. I was the chicken in your sandwich, and the duck you had with tea.I felt pain beyond belief, but you never thought of me. Because thinking can be painful, and you refuse to see, that for every time you eat meat, those animals must bleed.
The cow was killed for Monday. The pig was butchered too. The turkey lived for 16 weeks, and the baby calf had died for you. The chicken lived inside a cage. The duck could hardly move. All this needless suffering occurred for so called food.
I fail to see a reason, as there is no need. When humans eat my meat, it is purely for their greed.You may think you’re above me. That you have the advantage. But a kind, innocent creature, is better than a SAVAGE!!
So next time you’re out shopping, try to feel some guilt. For the animals that have died, for your eggs, your meat and milk.
My heroes are those people, who will not bite into me. So I ask a simple favor. Please stop eating meat.I’m asking for the cows, the pigs and all the sheep.
Who are much more important than just some cruel unhealthy treat. They can’t speak themselves, so please let’s be their voice. Every animal born into this, for them there was no choice. For you did not see me die, and you did not see me bleed. You did not hear me cry, for the meat that you don’t need!