We are born from the body of our mother,
we grow steadily, get old and then we die.
This is the natural way for all things in the
material world. This is the nature of all materials
– they appear and they disappear.
Death is a terrifying thought for most of us
because we become so attached to the material
world. We spend all our energy identifying with
everything that is visible,
holding on to it literally for dear life!
We know we are going to age and die
but we desperately struggle against losing
such a precious thing as human life.
This is the modern materialistic life,
addicted to everything visible,
obsessed with status, reputation and wealth.
We have turned our backs on the universe,
plundering and raping the planet without a care.
We have stopped listening because our eyes have
become so big and greedy and we are deluded that
the visual field is where we can find the only truth!
On the other hand, indigenous peoples,
the true people of the Earth,
listen deeply to the universe and
the Great Mother Nature.
They spend their every moment taking care
of the precious planet and especially of their
totem group which they are born into.
They are the true and only custodians of
the planet; the only ones who really have wisdom
and direct contact with all that is
visible and invisible.
Like us, they also are born and they die,
but they live their lives longing for that death,
longing for the glorious moment when their spirit
is released from the limited suffering physical and
finite body, which is vulnerable to disease
sustained only by food and water.
Because of this deep knowing about their
divine origins, they live their lives
without fears or attachments.
They trust entirely in the universe to
provide for all their needs,
just-knowing that they will always
have enough to complete their
particular human mission.
is called the Djang,
portrayed in a native painting above.
It is the glorious culmination of each tribal life
lived as a custodian of the Earth
and it is celebrated by a 12 day lead-up of
feasting and dancing, and esoteric rituals.
Each custodian of the Earth knows that after
their body has lost its usefulness the spirit
held within it will rise into the sky and there
amongst the stars go on traveling to other
dimensions to learn other lessons.
They unconditionally accept that their
appearance in human form
is just one part of their spiritual evolution.
We ‘developed’ people have so much to learn
from these ancient custodians of
the Great Truth.