Before We Arrived
The lion lay down with the lamb
Now let’s revisit that watering hole, shall we?
A child of the first-generation of Caucasian coffee farmers immigrating to Kenya recorded that first wagon journey across the Savannah in her journal.
Animals of every sort, she wrote, covered the plains in every direction the eye could look. They were doing all the things animals do ~ eating, sleeping, playing, taking the sun. Leopards over here, gazelles right over there.
There were so many of them that, unless one of the meat-eaters happened at the moment to be showing signs of hunger, quite simply, nobody worried about it. None of them had any problem getting along with the others. When hunger signs did manifest (much, much less often than the three times every day our own human predators currently think they have to eat), everybody just got out of its way as best they could. Then life went back to its normal mode: peace.
The lion really did lie down with the lamb.
Ancient New-Age Practitioners
By the time that little girl reached adulthood things had already changed
They moved toward conditions at our watering hole.
Natives of the indigenous population who have risen to international attention as authors report as well that drought, flood, fire ~ all the excesses of weather which we assume in our own time to be inevitable and unavoidable ~ in their day were relatively unknown.
According to the most credible sources we can access, that’s because when these forces threatened to go out of balance, the local medicine men knew what to do about it.
These authors recount that almost without exception the weather was already changing as the village’s dowsers and ancient new-age energy-workers were still on the way back from their gathering for that purpose. In the unusual instance in which this did not occur a second gathering was scheduled which, in every case save one only in the memory of a single author, did the job.
In that single instance, the third repetition sufficed.
Keep Your Head Down
Now ~ what’s your reaction to that news? Want to know who those authors are, so you can read about it yourself?
A little genuine humility. Howz it feel? Realer than all that baseless, narrow, ignorant, world-destroying suburban scorn?
Make it your new default mode ~ genuine, reasonable, brotherly and sisterly humility. It’s the way we were meant to be.
As a homeless person, your new world is full of predators. You want to motivate them to look for somebody else (you’re not used to hiding yet ~ you won’t be hard to find) next time they’re convinced, for whatever reason, that they need a victim
Keep your mind open, your heart welcoming, your spirit available to new understandings, your body language respectful.
Keep your head down.
Three things in life are important:
The first is to be kind.
The second is to be kind.
And the third is to be kind.