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Recieved: 1999/11/12 20:49
Subject: Re: [K-list] Voodoo
From: Ckress

On 1999/11/12 20:49, Ckress posted thus to the K-list:

Jenell wrote:

>Something I've begun to wonder about is there being possibly something that
'attracts' us toward the cultural aspects, espeically aspects of
spiritualuity and religious form, of our genetic, racial heritage, even when
we havn't been exposed to it, or seem to not been attracted for any mental
reasons we can discern.<

This was true for me. My great-grandmother was Native American, and like
Jenell, I had no exposure to this part of my heritage or spiritual culture
while growing up, and only mild interest in it before K awakened. But over
the past 8 years, this is the tradition that I have been most drawn to
explore, especially in it's heart-centered aspects.

The first spirit-guide to appear to me after me K rose was a Native American
elder/medicine man, who, when I asked him what I should do, spoke only three
words: "Tell the truth." I was taken aback, not because I'd been prone to
dishonesty, but because boldly telling the truth to the world can get you
crucified real fast. I tried to explain this to him but he just stared me
down. Turned out it was really the perfect advice for me and radically
altered my spiritual focus. Until then, I'd spent my life trying to live up
to an impossibly high ideal of who I thought I should be. Concentrating
instead on just telling the truth has allowed me to become more authentic,
more centered, and more tuned into whatever is happening within me and around
me. I later came across a quote from Krishnamurti that described this very
thing: "As long as you are trying to be something other than what you
actually are, your mind merely wears itself out. But if you say, "This is
what I am, it is a fact that I am going to investigate, understand,' then you
can go beyond."



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