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Wölfe und Bären

 

Wolf, Canis lupus

Ich stelle mir ein Rudel Wölfe vor, ein Rudel von Ausgestoßenen und Verlorenen, die zueinander gefunden und gelernt haben, miteinander zu leben.
George Pennington, britisch-deutscher
Psychologe, Trainer, Coach, Autor


 

Wölfe im Wandel

 

Wölfe

 

Ich kenne zwei Arten von Wölfen:
die Rudeltiere und die einsamen Wölfe.

 

Die Einsamen sind entweder Verstoßene oder Verlorene.

 

In die Einsamkeit verstoßen wird ein Wolf, wenn es eine Schuld abzutragen gilt –
nicht unbedingt seine eigene.

 

Verloren geht ein Wolf durch Unachtsamkeit
nicht unbedingt seine eigene.

 

Wenn zwei einsame Wölfe einander begegnen, werden sie versuchen,
► einander zu besiegen,
► oder einander zu trösten,
► oder sie weichen einander aus.

 

Daran kann man erkennen, ob es sich um zwei Verstoßene handelt,
um zwei Verlorene, oder um einen von jeder Sorte.

 

Denn Verstoßene und Verlorene weichen einander aus:
neben ihrer Einsamkeit ist wenig, das sie verbindet.

 

Die Verlorenen haben nur dann eine Chance, sich und die Ihren wiederzufinden,
wenn es ihnen gelingt, ihr Selbstmitleid zu überwinden.

 

Die Verstoßenen haben nur dann eine Chance, sich und die Ihren wiederzufinden,
wenn sie den Schmerz des Verstoßenseins ohne Groll auf sich nehmen.

 

Verlorene, die so tun, als hätten sie ihr Selbstmitleid überwunden,
werden dafür auch noch verstoßen: sie sind die eigentlichen Verstoßenen.

 

Verstoßene, die ihren Groll nicht überwinden, sondern unterdrücken,
gehen sich dadurch selber verloren: sie sind die eigentlichen Verlorenen.

 

Alle diese Wölfe sind gefährlich:
► die Verstoßenen wegen ihres Grolls,
► die Verlorenen, weil sie lügen,
► und die Rudeltiere, weil sie sich hinter den anderen verstecken.

 

Aber ich stelle mir ein Rudel Wölfe vor, ein Rudel von Ausgestoßenen und Verlorenen,
die zueinander gefunden und gelernt haben, miteinander zu leben.

 

Das muss besonders schön sein: denn, wer die Einsamkeit überwunden hat,
wird mit der Gemeinsamkeit sorgsamer umgehen.

 

George Pennington, britisch-deutscher Psychologe, Trainer, Coach, Autor

 

 

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Zwei Wölfe in mir und dir

Eine Legende der nordamerikanischen Tscherokesen erzählt von einem Indianerjungen, dem seine zerstörerische Seite zu schaffen macht. Deshalb wendet er sich an seinen Großvater und bittet ihn um Hilfe. Der Großvater, ein Stammesältester, stint mit seinem Enkelsohn am Lagerfeuer. Es ist bereits dunkel, das Feuer knackt und die Flammen züngeln gen Himmel. Der Großvater hört dem Jungen ruhig zu und antwortet nach einer Weile des Schweigens:

Weißt du, wie ich mich manchmal fühle? Es ist, als ob zwei Wölfe in meinem Herzen miteinander kämpften. Einer der beiden ist rachsüchtig, aggressiv und grausam. Der andere hingegen ist liebevoll, sanft und mitfühlend. Sie bekämpfen sich unentwegt. Und du, mein Junge, hast dieselben zwei Wölfe in dir.
Welcher der beiden Wölfe wird den Kampf um dein Herz gewinnen?,

fragt der Junge.

Der Wolf, den ich füttere,

antwortet der alte Weise.

Der US-amerikanische Hirnforscher Andrew Newberg erklärt in seinem Buch Der Fingerabdruck Gottes' die Geschichte der beiden Wölfen aus der Sicht des Neurologen:

Der Mensch besitzt zwei Gehirne, ein älteres (selbstsüchtiges) und ein neueres (friedliches), hier durch den bösen und den guten Wolf versinnbildlicht, die unterschiedliche Aufgaben erfüllen, je nachdem, was gerade ansteht – Kampf/Wettbewerb oder Kooperation. Der selbstsüchtige "böse Wolf" wohnt im limbischen System, wo er sich von Aggression und Angst ernährt. Der friedliche, kooperative Wolf weilt im Frontallappen, dem Striatum und im Anterioren Cingulären Kortex, wo er von Empathie, Vernunft, Logik und Mitgefühl lebt. Da das menschliche Gehirn zwischen Dichtung und Wahrheit, zwischen der Fiktion und der Realität nicht unterscheiden kann, füttern Menschen ihren bösen Wolf auch dann, wenn sie sich suggestive Nachrichten über Gewalttaten anschauen, denn auch sie – ebenso wie hasserfüllte Ideologien (Fundamentalismus, Autoriratismus, Rechtskonservatismus, Terrorismus) und angstbesetzte Religionen, die einen grausamen, autoritären und rachsüchtigen Gott anbeten - stimulieren die Amygdala, die mit Gefühlen von Beklemmung, Schuld, Angst und Wut in Verbindung steht und unter anderem die Aufgabe hat, Kampf-Flucht-Reaktionen auszulösen.

 


Wolf

Andrew Newberg schreibt:

"Ein Übermaß an Wut und Angst kann zu einer dauerhaften Störung von vielen Strukturen und Funktionen von Körper und Geist führen."

Aggression und Feindseligkeit kann den anterioren cingulären Kortex und das Striatum, die beiden Kerngebiete, die Wut- und Angstzustände regulieren können, zum Stillstand bringen. Die heutige Medienindustrie fördert mit grausamen Filme, Liedern mit feindseligen Texten und brutalen Videospielen, dass man sich zu einer zynischen, feindseligen, selbstsüchtigen, zurückweisenden, intoleranten, destruktiven, raffgierigen, selbstgerechten und zornigen "limbischen Persönlichkeit" zurückentwickeln, was den rapiden Anstieg der Gewaltbereitschaft und des asozialen Verhaltens unter den Jugendlichen erklärt, deren Gehirn vergiftet wurde.

 

Andrew Newberg mahnt:

"Zorn und Wut unterbrechen die Funktion der Frontallappen und führen dazu, dass man alle Vernunft verliert und gleichzeitig unfähig ist, seine eigene Irrationalität zu erkennen." [Durch Aggression werden Teile des Gehirns mit biochemischen Botenstoffen geflutet, die jene Hirnregionen zerstören, die den Menschen menschlich machen.]

Je nachdem, welche Teile des Gehirns durch religiöse Lehren stimuliert werden, können Religionen destruktiv, zerstörerisch oder gesundheistsschädlich (Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens), noch, und heilsam sein (Newberg, Fingerabdruck Gottes).

 

Religiöse Rituale wie Beten und Meditieren machen menschlicher, mitfühlender, und gesünder.

"Je mehr wir über Gott nachdenken, desto mehr verändern sich die Nervenkreisläufe in bestimmten Teilen des Gehirns. [...] Spirituelle Rituale fördern das Gedächtnis und verlangsamen die Prozesse neurologischen Altersschäden."

 

Referenz und Quelle: ► Dr. med. Andrew Newberg andrewnewberg.com (*1966) US-amerikanischer Hirnforscher, außerordentlicher Professor für Religionswissenschaft, Pionier der Neurotheologie, Physiker der Nuklearmedizin, medizinische Fakultät der Universität von Pennsylvania, Mark Robert Waldman, US-amerikanischer Hirnforscher, Psychotherapeut, Center for Spirituality and the Mind, Universität von Pennsylvania, Autor, Taschenbuch, Der Fingerabdruck Gottes. Wie religiöse und spirituelle Erfahrungen unser Gehirn verändern, Goldmann Verlag, München, 1. Oktober 2012

Die elfte Stunde ist JETZT!

Ihr habt den Leuten gesagt, dass die elfte Stunde nun gekommen sei.
Wendet euch erneut an sie und sagt ihnen, dass JETZT die Stunde gekommen ist.

 

Und einige Dinge sind zu bedenken:

 

Kenne deinen Garten.1
Es ist an der Zeit, eure Wahrheit auszusprechen.2
Baut eure Gemeinschaft auf.
Geht freundlich miteinander um.
Sucht keine Führer außerhalb von euch.

 

Dann klatschte er in die Hände, lächelte und sagte:

"Es kann eine gute Zeit werden!"

 

Der Fluss strömt nun sehr rasch.
Er ist mächtig und schnell, so dass sich einige fürchten werden.
Sie werden versuchen, am Ufer zu verharren.
Sie werden den Sog spüren und fürchterlich leiden.
Seid euch bewusst, dass der Fluss seiner Bestimmung folgt.

 

Die Ältesten sagen, wir müssen das Ufer verlassen, uns mit offenen Augen mitten in den Fluss begeben und den Kopf über dem Wasser halten.3
Schaut, wer an eurer Seite ist und feiert mit ihnen.

 

In der jetzigen Phase der Geschichte dürfen wir nichts persönlich nehmen. Am allerwenigsten uns selbst.
Sobald wir das tun, wird unser geistiges Wachstum behindert und der Weg unterbrochen.

 

Die Zeit des einsamen Wolfes ist vorbei. Versammelt euch!
Verbannt das Wort Kampf aus eurer Haltung und aus eurem Wortschatz.
Alles, was wir tun, darf in heiliger Weise und aus Freude geschehen.

 

Quellen:
Barack Obama’s Feb. 5 Speech ['Wir sind diejenigen, auf die wir gewartet haben.']4
► Botschaft eines Hopi-Ältesten der Oraibi Hopi-Nation, Arizona, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, 2. Dezember 2001
Quellen (engl.):
► Song This is the 11th hour, message from the Hopi Elders, YouTube film, 4:38 minutes duration, posted 8. August 2008
► Inspiriertes Video We Are The Ones We Are Waiting For, YouTube Film, 4:01 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 11. Februar 2010

Gebet an den Großen Geist

 

Gebet der amerikanischen Ureinwohner

 

Oh Großer Geist, dessen Stimme ich in im Wind fühle und
dessen Atem der ganzen Welt leben verleiht, höre mich:
Ich trete vor dich hin, wie einer deiner vielen Söhne.
Ich bin dein, ich brauche deine Kraft und deine Weisheit.
Lass mich zwischen den schönen Dingen wandern
und lass mich die rot-goldene Abenddämmerung mit deinen Augen betrachten.
Mögen meine Hände respektieren, was du erschaffen hast,
und meine Ohren offen, um deiner Stimme zu lauschen.
Mach mich weise, um das zu verstehen, die du meinem Volk gelehrt hast,
die Lehre, die du in jedem Blatt und jedem Stein verbargst.
Ich ringe um Kraft, nicht um meinen Brüdern überlegen zu sein,
sondern um gewappnet zu sein im Kampf gegen meinen größten Feind:
mich selbst.
Möge ich immer bereit sein, mit dir zu gehen,
mit sauberen Händen und aufrichtigen Augen,
so dass mein Geist ohne Scham zu dir gehen kann,
wenn das Leben wie das Licht im Sonnenuntergang verlöscht.

 

Quelle: ► Übersetzt von Lakota Cacique-Sioux Häuptling Yellow Lark, 1887
Veröffentlicht in Native American Prayers [Gebete der Ureinwohner] der Episkopalkirche

'Mit den Wölfen heulen'

  • "Freies Denken bedeutet: Nicht mit den Wölfen heulen, nicht den Weg des geringsten Widerstandes gehen, sondern nach den eigenen freien Überzeugungen handeln."

 

  
Rotkäppchen und der Wolf
Illustration von Jessie Willcox Smith, 1911
  • "Wer Erfolg im Netz haben will, der muss mit den Wölfen heulen. Beliebt ist, was gefällt!"

 

  • "Erzählt wird hier die Geschichte eines 25jährigen frisch gekürten Projektentwicklers in Hollywood, der sich entscheiden muss, ob er mit den Wölfen heulen will oder doch seinen eigenen Weg suchen möchte."

 

  • "Keiner der Beteiligten war sich bewusst, dass hier gemobbt wurde. Schließlich hat niemand absichtlich etwas Böses getan. Was waren die Gründe? Die 'Neue' hatte nicht mit den Wölfen geheult. Das heißt, sie hat nicht darauf geachtet, sich mit den Kolleginnen um des lieben Friedens willen gut zu stellen."

 

  • "Über das Leben der Zwangsarbeiter bei Flick wurden grässliche Details bekannt, aber das Gericht bescheinigte dem Industrieführer, dass er das Sklavenarbeitsprogramm der Nazis weder ausgearbeitet noch in Gang gesetzt habe. Flick behauptete, die Arbeitsämter hätten zugeteilt, man habe keine Möglichkeit gehabt, die Zuweisung der Zwangsarbeiter zu verweigern. Er sei nur ein Rad in der Maschinerie gewesen und habe 'mit den Wölfen geheult.'"

 

  • "Wir sollen wieder normal werden, d.h. mit den Wölfen heulen, nicht aus der Reihe tanzen, im Gleichschritt marschieren. Hauptsache wir funktionieren und machen eine gute Arbeit."

 

Quellen:
► Artikel Mit den Wölfen heulen, präsentiert von präsentiert von redensarten-index.de, undatiert
► Artikel Der Wolf, PDF, präsentiert von Wolf-Kinderclub, undatiert
Referenz: ► Artikel Mit den Wölfen heulen, präsentiert von Phrasen, undatiert

Rotkäppchens unterdrückte Ahnung

Ei, Du mein Gott, wie ängstlich ist mir‘s heute zumut', und bin sonst so gern bei der Großmutter.

 

Mit diesem Gedanken schiebt die Märchenfigur Rotkäppchen ihre unterschwellige warnende Ahnung bei Seite, als sie vor der Schwelle des Hauses ihrer Großmutter steht, das der Wolf kurz zuvor in Besitz genommen hat. Trotz ihres Unbehagens handelt Rotkäppchen nicht im Sinne ihrer Ahnung.


Rotkäppchen, Projekt Gutenberg
George Frederic Watts (1817-1904)
englischer Maler und Bildhauer

Da das Vertrauen der Heldin in ihre Metasinne, die ihr entlang ihres Evolutionswegs vorhandene Dissonanzen zugeraunt haben, ungenügend entwickelt ist, beeinflussen sie den Verlauf des archetypischen Dramas wenig.

 

Die Orientierung des Waidmanns, der gelernt hat, seiner Intuition zu folgen, beinhaltet die Metasinne. Er erkennt das Schnarchen des Wolfs, der vierten Figur im Märchen, als Misston im Haus der Großmutter. Als quintessentielle Figur im Märchen begeht er bewusst Hausfriedensbruch, um nach dem Rechten zu sehen. Den als Großmutter verkleideten Wolf erkennt der Jäger, der Ohren hat zu hören und Augen hat zu sehen als betrügerischen Besetzer und als alten Sünder. Statt seinem jägertypischen anfänglichen Tötungsimpuls nachzugeben, hält er inne, um auf seine innere Stimme zu hören, die sich an zweiter Stelle meldet. Sie rät ihm, die Schere – ein Symbol für Verstand vereint mit Geistimpuls in Aktion – zu nehmen, um dem scheinschwangeren Wolf den Bauch aufzuschneiden und das darin vermutete noch Lebende zu befreien.

 

Während das instinkt-gesteuerte Verhalten (Wolf = Ego) auf uralten genetisch vorprogrammierten Anlagen und angeborenen Fertigkeiten beruht, ist Intuition (Waidmann = Selbst) eher ein Talent, das sich dynamisch weiter entwickelt, so man seinen Eingebungen und wachsamen Ahn(ung)en Vertrauen schenkt und ihnen wertschätzend Raum und Überprüfung gewährt.

 

Mir ist dieses von meiner Kindheit an geschehen, eine Stimme nämlich, welche jedes Mal, wenn sie sich hören lässt, mir von etwas abredet, was ich tun soll, zugeredet aber hat sie mir nie.
Sokrates (469-399 v. Chr.) altgriechischer vorchristlicher Philosoph, Apologie des Sokrates,
Reclam, Philipp, jun. GmbH, Verlag, 1986

 

Referenzen: de.Wikipedia-Einträge Rotkäppchen und ► Unterschwelligkeit und ► Quintessenz und ► Hausfriedensbruch
Instinktverhalten und ► Verstand und ► Geistimpuls und ► Intuition und ► Innere Stimme
Siehe auch: ► Vertrauen und ► Heldenreise und ► Intuition

Befreiung von Großmutter und Rotkäppchen aus dem Wolfsbauch

༺༻Archetyp                            Stationen der Befreiung aus Versklavung und Sucht          
1.ChristusgeistWenn die Zeit reif ist, stellt sich unbemerkt der Waidmann ein – wie ein Dieb in der Nacht.
2.PersönlichkeitUnangemeldet und ungefragt betritt er das Haus, das Innere, der "gerüsteten Braut''.
3.EinzelmenschSobald ein "verwolftes" Rotkäppchen bereit ist, hinter die Fassade des kollektiven Suchtsystems (schnarchender Wolf) zu blicken,
4.Selbstschneidet der wachsame Waidmann
5.Scheinselbstdem selbstverliebten 'bösen' Wolf den Bauch auf.
6.Genesende/rDadurch verhilft er dem "sich entwolfenden" Rotkäppchen, der Ersten, die in der Generationsfolge die Letzte ist, und
7.Mitweltnachfolgend der geschwächten, kranken Großmutter, der Letzten, die in der Generationsfolge die Erste ist,
8.Läuterungsphasezur zweiten Geburt verhilft.

 

So manches Rotkäppchen hat schon den Wolf verschlungen.
Gertrud Höhler (*1941) deutsche Publizistin, Unternehmensberaterin

Ruhm

 

         Zwei Bären         

 

Es saßen einmal zwei Bären
Nach einem hartenTag der Futtersuche
Schweigend beisammen an einem schönen Aussichtsplatz
Und schauten zu, wie die Sonne unterging,
Und waren zutiefst dankbar für ihr Leben.

 

Doch nach einer Weile begannen sie
ein tiefschürfendes Gespräch und landeten beim Thema Ruhm.

 

Der eine Bär fragte:
"Hast du das Neueste von Rustam gehört?
Er ist berühmt geworden und reist von Stadt zu Stadt
In einem goldenen Käfig.
Hunderte von Menschen kommen zu seinen Vorstellungen,
Lachen und beklatschen seine tollen Kunststückchen."

 

Der andere Bär dachte einige Zeit nach
Und begann dann zu weinen.

 

Quelle: ► Hafiz (1325/26-1389/90) persischer Sufi-Mystiker, Dichter

 

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Zitate zum Thema Wölfe und Bären / Wolves and bears

Allgemeine Zitate

Zitate von Clarissa P. Estés – 'Die Wolfsfrau'

Siehe, ich sende euch wie Schafe mitten unter die Wölfe; darum seid klug wie die Schlangen und ohne Falsch wie die Tauben. Matthäus 10, 16 (NT)

 

Exzerpte und Zitate aus: Clarissa Pinkola Estés (*1945) US-amerikanische Jungsche Psychoanalytikerin, Posttraumaspezialistin, Schriftstellerin, Dichterin, Die Wolfsfrau. Die Kraft der weiblichen Urinstinkte,
Heyne Verlag, 8. Auflage Juli 1997, Taschenbuchausgabe 1. September 1997

 

LA LOBA
Zufolge einer Sage der Amerikanischen Ureinwohner

  • Es gibt eine alte Frau, die an einem verborgenen Ort lebt, den alle kennen, der aber nur wenigen Menschen zugänglich ist. Die Alte sieht wüst aus und wird oft als über und über behaart und ziemlich fettleibig beschrieben. Aber wer weiß; sie meidet meist die Gesellschaft der Menschen und entzieht sich ihren Blicken. Es heißt, dass sie in einer Berghöhle zwischen den Steilhängen des Tarahumara-Indianerreservats haust, andere behaupten, sie am Rande des Highway bei El Paso gesehen zu haben, und wieder andere, sie sei in einem verbeulten Lastwagen mit zerschossenem Rückfenster in der Nähe von Oaxaca Richtung Süden gefahren.

 


Heulender Grauwolf
  • Die Alte hat viele Namen: La Huesera, die Knochenfrau, La Trapera, die Fängerin, aber vor allem wird sie La Loba genannt, die Wolfsfrau.

 

  • Sie kriecht tief gebückt durch die Arroyos, die ausgetrockneten Flussbetten, und klettert über die Bergkämme, dabei sucht sie unter jedem Strauch und Stein nach Bärenknochen, Krähenleichen, Schlangenhäuten, aber ganz speziell sucht sie nach den Gebeinen toter Wölfe, denn den Wölfen gilt ihre tiefste Liebe. Und wenn sie ein vollständiges Skelett zusammengetragen hat, wenn auch der letzte Rückenwirbel sich am rechten Platz befindet und das Wolfsgerippe schön säuberlich geordnet vor ihr im harten Wüstensand liegt, dann lässt sie ihre faltigen Hände darüber schweben und singt.

 

  • Mit erhobenen Armen steht sie über dem Wolfsgebein und lässt den Gesang ertönen, der ihr für diese Kreatur, ganz allein für diese eine, eingegeben wird. Und dann dauert es nicht mehr lange, bis eine Spur von Fleisch über den Knochen sichtbar wird, bis eine Spur von Haut und Fell das Fleisch überzieht. La Loba singt, und die Kreatur unter ihr nimmt zusehends Gestalt an. Jetzt beginnt der Schwanz zu zucken, und nun wird er buschig und peitscht den Sand schon vor Ungeduld. La Loba singt weiter, inbrünstig weiter, bis der Wolf zu atmen beginnt. Lauter und tiefer wird ihr Gesang, so tief, dass die Bergwände zittern, und während sie noch so herrlich singt, öffnet der Wolf seine gelben Augen, springt auf und rast durch den Canyon davon.

 

  • Auf und davon. Nur wer Augen hat, die das Geschöpf bis zum fernen Horizont verfolgen können, sieht, dass er sich von einem Moment zum anderen wieder verwandelt und die Gestalt einer Frau annimmt – einer Frau, die sich laut auflachend schüttelt und hinter dem Horizont verschwindet.

 

  • Deshalb sagt man, dass du Glück haben kannst, wenn du allein in der Wüste herumläufst und dir ein wenig verloren vorkommst und womöglich schon todmüde bist, denn wer weiß? Vielleicht findet die alte Lobafrau Gefallen an dir und zeigt dir etwas vom Leben der Seele.

General quotes

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40, 31 (AT)

 

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Inaccurate description of the behavior of wolves:

Wolf Pack of Lies, presented by Snopes, Dan Evon, 22. December 2015

  • ⚡ False: A wolf pack: the first three are the old or sick, they give the pace to the entire pack. If it was the other way round, they would be left behind, losing contact with the pack. In case of an ambush they would be sacrificed.
    Then come five strong ones, the front line. In the center are the rest of the pack members, then the five strongest following. Last is alone, the alpha.

Trailing wolfpack, 2011
He controls everything from the rear. In that position he can see everything, decide the direction. He sees all of the pack. The pack moves according to the elders pace and help each other, watch each other. Unknown French/English source, viral facebook entry, December 2015

 

  • Wolves are an extremely social animal. They exist as a social unit called a pack.
    Wolves travel and hunt in a group and perform almost all other activities in the company of fellow wolves.
    The pack, the basic unit of wolf social life, is usually a family group. It is made up of animals related to each other by blood and family ties of affection and mutual aid. The Wolf Pack, undated

 

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Nonsensical Alpha status labeling

  • Labeling a high-ranking wolf alpha emphasizes its rank in a dominance hierarchy. However, in natural wolf packs, the alpha male or female are merely the breeding animals, the parents of the pack, and dominance contests with other wolves are rare, if they exist at all. During my 13 summers observing the Ellesmere Island pack, I saw none.
    Thus, calling a wolf an alpha is usually no more appropriate than referring to a human parent or a doe deer as an alpha. Any parent is dominant to its young offspring, so "alpha" adds no information. Why not refer to an alpha female as the female parent, the breeding female, the matriarch, or simply the mother? Such a designation emphasizes not the animal's dominant status, which is trivial information, but its role as pack progenitor, which is critical information. Scientific paper (1999) by L. David Mech (*1937) US American wolf expert, senior research scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior (since 1970), adjunct professor of ecology and behavioral biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Alpha Status, Dominance, and Division of Laborin Wolf Packs, PDF, published by The Canadian Journal of Zoology, issue 77, pp. 1196-1203, 16. May 2000

 

  • When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud. Unknown author

Quotes by Clarissa P. Estés – 'Women Who Run With The Wolves'

Clarissa Pinkola Estés (*1945) US American Jungian psychoanalyst, post-trauma specialist, poet, writer,
Women Who Run With the Wolves. Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Ballantine Books,
1st edition November 1992, updated, with new material 27. November 1996

For 145 weeks on the New York Times best seller book list.

 

  • The craft of questions, the craft of stories, the craft of the hands – all these are the making of something, and that something is soul. Anytime we feed soul, it guarantees increase. pg. 14

 

  • The nurture for telling stories comes from the might and endowments of my people who have gone before me. In my experience, the telling moment of the story draws its power from a towering column of humanity joined one to the other across time and space, elaborately dressed in the rags and robes or nakedness of their time, and filled to the bursting with life still being lived. If there is a single source of story and the numen of story, this long chain of humans is it. pg. 19

 

  • We find lingering evidence of archetype in the images and symbols found in stories, literature, poetry, painting, and religion. It would appear that its glow, its voice, and its fragrance are meant to cause us to be raised up from contemplating the shit on our tails to occasionally traveling in the company of the stars. pg. 29

 

  • Each woman has potential access to Rio Abajo Rio, this river beneath the river. She arrives there through deep meditation, dance, writing, painting, prayermaking, singing, drumming, active imagination, or any activity which requires an intense altered consciousness. A woman arrives in this world-between worlds through yearning and by seeking something she can see just out of the corner of her eye. She arrives there by deeply creative acts, through intentional solitude, and by practice of any of the arts. And even with these well-crafted practices, much of what occurs in this ineffable world remains forever mysterious to us, for it breaks physical laws and rational laws as we know them. pg. 30

 


Representation of a small fairy with butterfly wings, 1888
Luis Ricardo Falero (1851-1896) Spanish painter
  • [W]hat Jung called 'the moral obligation' to live out and to express what one has learned in the descent or ascent to the wild Self. This moral obligation he speaks of means to live what we perceive, be it found in the psychic Elysian fields, the isles of the dead, the bone deserts of the psyche, the face of the mountain, the rock of the sea, the lush underworld – anyplace where La Que Sabe breathes upon us, changing us. Our work is to show we have been breathed upon – to show it, give it out, sing it out, to live out in the topside world what we have received through our sudden knowings, from body, from dreams and journeys of all sorts. pg. 31

 

  • The creation Mother is always also the Death Mother and vice versa. Because of this dual nature, or double-tasking, the great work before us is to learn to understand what around and about us and what within us must live, and what must die. Our work is to apprehend the timing of both; to allow what must die to die, and what must live to live. pg. 32

 

  • I'm always taken by how deeply women like to dig in the earth. They plant bulbs for the spring. They poke blackened fingers into mucky soil, transplanting sharp-smelling tomato plants. I think they are digging down to the two-million-year-old woman. They are looking for her toes and her paws. They want her for a present to themselves, for with her they feel of a piece and at peace. pg. 33

 

  • In a single human being there are many other beings, all with their own values, motives, and devices. Some psychological technologies suggest we arrest these beings, count them, name them, force them into harness till they shuffle along like vanquished slaves. But to do this would halt the dance of wildish lights in a woman's eyes; it would halt her heat lightning and arrest all throwing of sparks. Rather than corrupt her natural beauty, our work is to build for all these beings a wildish countryside wherein the artists among them can make, the lovers love, the healers heal. pg. 38

 

  • When women open the doors of their own lives and survey the carnage there in those out-of-the-way places, they most often find they have been allowing summary assassinations of their most crucial dreams, goals, and hopes. pg. 53

 

  • Because women have a soul-need to express themselves in their own soulful ways, they must develop and blossom in ways that are sensible to them and without molestation from others. pg. 57

 

  • When the soulful life is being threatened, it is not only acceptable to draw the line and mean it, it is required. pg. 75

 

  • Like the word wild, the word witch has come to be understood as a pejorative, but long ago it was an appellation given to both old and young women healers, the word witch deriving from the word wit, meaning wise. This was before cultures carrying the one-God-only religious image began to overwhelm the older pantheistic cultures which understood the Deity through multiple religious images of the universe and all its phenomena. pg. 96

 

  • If you are surrounded by people who cross their eyes and look with disgust up at the ceiling when you are in the room, when you speak, when you act and react, then you are with the people who douse passions - yours and probably their own as well. These are not the people who care about you, your work, your life. pg. 115

 

  • A person who has untangled Skeleton Woman knows patience, knows better how to wait. He is not shocked or afraid of spareness. He is not overwhelmed by fruition. His needs to attain, to 'have right now,' are transformed into a finer craft of finding all facets of relationship, observing how cycles of relationship work together. He is not afraid to relate to the beauty of fierceness, the beauty of the unknown, the beauty of the not-beautiful. And in learning and working at all these, he becomes the quintessential wild-lover. pp.158-159

 

  • Seventy-five percent confident will do nicely. Seventy-five percent is a goodly amount. Remember, we say that a flower is blooming whether it is in half, three-quarters, or full bloom. pg. 185

 


Pasture near Ballyieragh, County Cork, Ireland
  • What is the basic nutrition for the soul? Well, it differs from creature to creature, but here are some combinations. [...] For some women air, night, sunlight, and trees are necessities. For others, words, paper, and books are the only things that satiate. For others, color, form, shadow, and clay at the absolutes. Some women must leap, bow, and run, for their souls crave dance. Yet others crave only a tree-leaning peace. pg. 210

 

  • Being able to say that one is a survivor is an accomplishment. For many, the power is in the name itself. And yet comes a time in the individuation process when the threat or trauma is significantly past. Then is the time to go to the next stage after survivorship, to healing and thriving. [...] One can take so much pride in being a survivor that it becomes a hazard to further creative development. [...] Once the threat is past, there is a potential trap in calling ourselves by names taken on during the most terrible time of our lives. It creates a mind-set that is potentially limiting. It is not good to base the soul identity solely on the feats and losses and victories of the bad times. pp. 210-211

 

  • Do not cringe and make yourself small if you are called the black sheep, the maverick, the lone wolf. Those with slow seeing say a nonconformist is a blight on society. But it has been proven over the centuries, that being different means standing at the edge, means one is practically guaranteed to make an original contribution, a useful and stunning contribution to her culture. pg. 212

 

  • If you want to create, you have to sacrifice superficiality, some security, and often your desire to be liked, to draw up your most intense insights, your most far-reaching visions. pg. 239

 

  • Psychically, it is good to make a halfway place, a way station, a considered place in which to rest and mend after one escapes a famine. It is not too much to take one year, two years, to assess one's wounds, seek guidance, apply the medicines, consider the future. A year or two is scant time. The feral woman is a woman making her way back. She is learning to wake up, pay attention, stop being naïve, uninformed. She takes her life in her own hands. To re-learn the deep feminine instincts, it is vital to see how they were decommissioned to begin with. pg. 272

 

  • The difference between comfort and nurture is this: if you have a plant that is sick because you keep it in a dark closet, and you say soothing words to it, that is comfort. If you take the plant out of the closet and put it in the sun, give it something to drink, and then talk to it, that is nurture. pg. 350

 

  • If you've lost focus, just sit down and be still. Take the idea and rock it to and fro. Keep some of it and throw some away, and it will renew itself. You need do no more. pg. 361

 

  • To adjoin the instinctual nature does not mean to come undone, change everything from left to right, from black to white, to move the east to west, to act crazy or out of control. It does not mean to lose one’s primary socializations, or to become less human. It means quite the opposite. The wild nature has a vast integrity to it.

 

  • Sometimes the one who is running from the Life/Death/Life nature insists on thinking of love as a boon only. Yet love in its fullest form is a series of deaths and rebirths. We let go of one phase, one aspect of love, and enter another. Passion dies and is brought back. Pain is chased away and surfaces another time. To love means to embrace and at the same time to withstand many endings, and many many beginnings – all in the same relationship.

 

  • The way to maintain one's connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. This is the sorting of the seed from the dirt. One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon to us and things that call from our souls.
    Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the choice of mates and lovers. A lover cannot be chosen a la smorgasbord. A lover has to be chosen from soul-craving. To choose just because something mouthwatering stands before you will never satisfy the hunger of the soul-self. And that is what the intuition is for; it is the direct messenger of the soul.

 

  • Having a lover and friends who look at you as a true living breathing entity, one that is human but made of very fine and moist and magical things as well [...] a lover and friends who support the ciatura in you [...] these are the people you are looking for. They will be the friends of your soul for life. Mindful choosing of friends and lovers, not to mention teachers, is critical to remaining conscious, remaining intuitive, remaining in charge of the fiery light that sees and knows.

 

  • There is probably no better or more reliable measure of whether a woman has spent time in ugly duckling status at some point or all throughout her life than her inability to digest a sincere compliment. Although it could be a matter of modesty, or could be attributed to shyness – although too many serious wounds are carelessly written off as "nothing but shyness" – more often a compliment is stuttered around about because it sets up an automatic and unpleasant dialogue in the woman's mind.

 

  • If you say how lovely she is, or how beautiful her art is, or compliment anything else her soul took part in, inspired, or suffused, something in her mind says she is undeserving and you, the complimentor, are an idiot for thinking such a thing to begin with. Rather than understand that the beauty of her soul shines through when she is being herself, the woman changes the subject and effectively snatches nourishment away from the soul-self, which thrives on being acknowledged.

 

  • There is nothing wrong with ducks, I assure them, or with swans. But ducks are ducks and swans are swans. Sometimes to make the point I have to move to other animal metaphors. I like to use mice. What if you were raised by the mice people? But what if you're, say, a swan. Swans and mice hate each other's food for the most part. They each think the other smells funny. They are not interested in spending time together, and if they did, one would be constantly harassing the other.

 


Rolling green pastures near Bantry, County Cork, Ireland
  • So why, if this is all so and too true, do women keep trying to bend and fold themselves into shapes that are not theirs? I must say, from years of clinical observation of this problem, that most of the time it is not because of deep-seated masochism or a malignant dedication to self-destruction or anything of that nature. More often it is because the woman simply doesn't know any better. She is unmothered.

 

  • Forgiveness is an act of creation. You can choose from many ways to do it. You can forgive for now, forgive till then, forgive till the next time, forgive but give no more chances it’s a whole new game if there is another incident. You can give one more chance, give several more chances, give many chances, give chances only if. You can forgive part, all, or half of the offense. You can devise a blanket of forgiveness. You decide.

 

  • It makes utter sense to stay healthy and strong, to be as nourishing to the body as possible. Yet I would have to agree, there is in many women a 'hungry' one inside. But rather than hungry to be a certain size, shape, or height, rather than hungry to fit the stereotype; women are hungry for basic regard from the culture surrounding them. The 'hungry' one inside is longing to be treated respectfully, to be accepted and in the very least, to be met without stereotyping.

 

  • Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.

 

  • While archetypes may emanate through us for short periods of time, in what we call numinous experience, no woman can emanate an archetype continuously. Only the archetype itself can withstand such projections such as ever-able, all giving, eternally energetic. We may try to emulate these, but they are ideals, not achievable by humans, and not meant to be. Yet the trap requires that women exhaust themselves trying to achieve these unrealistic levels. To avoid the trap, one has to learn to say 'Halt' and 'Stop the music,' and of course mean it.

 

  • Asking the proper question is the central action of transformation- in fairy tales, in analysis, and in individuation. The key question causes germination of consciousness. The properly shaped question always emanates from an essential curiosity about what stands behind. Questions are the keys that cause the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.

 

  • In mythos and fairy tales, deities and other great spirits test the hearts of humans by showing up in various forms that disguise their divinity. They show up in robes, rags, silver sashes, or with muddy feet. They show up with skin dark as old wood, or in scales made of rose petal, as a frail child, as a lime-yellow old woman, as a man who cannot speak, or as an animal who can. The great powers are testing to see if humans have yet learned to recognize the greatness of soul in all its varying forms.

 

  • See to it now that you spend less time on what they didn't give you and more time on finding the people you belong to. You may not belong to your original family at all.

 

  • A Prayer
    Refuse to fall down.
    If you cannot refuse to fall down, refuse to stay down.
    If you cannot refuse to stay down, lift your heart toward heaven, and like a hungry beggar, ask that it be filled.
    You may be pushed down. You may be kept from rising. But no one can keep you from lifting your heart toward heaven only you.
    It is in the middle of misery that so much becomes clear. The one who says nothing good came of this, is not yet listening.

 


Bay of Lake Baikal, Sibiria
  • While much psychology emphasizes the familial causes of angst in humans, the cultural component carries as much weight, for culture is the family of the family. If the family of the family has various sicknesses, then all families within that culture will have to struggle with the same malaises. There is a saying cultura cura, culture cures. If the culture is a healer, the families learn how to heal; they will struggle less, be more reparative, far less wounding, far more graceful and loving. In a culture where the predator rules, all new life needing to be born, all old life needing to be gone, is unable to move and the soul-lives of its citizenry are frozen with both fear and spiritual famine.

 

  • I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.

 

  • When seeking guidance, don't ever listen to the tiny-hearted. Be kind to them, heap them with blessing, cajole them, but do not follow their advice.

 

  • We find that by opening the door to the shadow realm a little, and letting out various elements a few at a time, relating to them, finding use for them, negotiating, we can reduce being surprised by shadow sneak attacks and unexpected explosions.
    • This explosive psychological 'sneaking' occurs when a woman suppresses large parts of self into the shadows of the psyche. In the view of analytical psychology, the repression of both negative and positive instincts, urges, and feelings into the unconscious causes them to inhabit a shadow realm. While the ego and superego attempt to continue to censor the shadow impulses, the very pressure that repression causes is rather like a bubble in the sidewall of a tire. Eventually, as the tire revolves and heats up, the pressure behind the bubble intensifies, causing it to explode outward, releasing all the inner content.

 

  • Like all other lonely or hungry things, ego loves the light. It sees light, and the possibility of being close to the soul, and it creeps up to it and steals one of its essential camouflages. In a hunger for soul, our own ego-self steals the pelt.

 

  • Tears are a river that take you somewhere. Weeping creates a river around the boat that carries your soul-life. Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace new, someplace better.

Englische Texte – English section on Wolves

Two wolves within

A Native American elder and grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a schoolmate who had done him an injustice,

Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.

 


Black and white wolves, Pays de la Loire, France

The elder continued,

It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.

But the other wolf, ah! He is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing.
Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit.

 

The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked,

Which one wins, Grandfather?

 

The Grandfather smiled and said,

The one I feed, son, the one I feed.

 

Classic Native American folktale of the Cherokee

 

[Neuroscientist] Andrew Newberg suggests that much like the two wolves, there are two Gods competing with one another deep within our [human] brains:
► the authoritarian, punishing God
► vs. the compassionate forgiving God.
Which one will win? It all depends upon which one we feed.
Indeed, neurological research demonstrates that whenever we let our anger or fear overpower us, we tend to shut down the brain activity in our frontal lobes. When this happens, our "fight or flight" response is generated and it spreads rapidly throughout our brains. We’ve long known that excessive anger or fear can cause problems like high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Studies also show that extreme anger can permanently disrupt structures in both our brains that control basic functions like memory storage and cognitive accuracy. In other words, when we indulge our anger, we feed the more ancient, authoritarian God.
I'm reminded of the central divine attributed in Torah known as "erech apayim" being "slow to anger." It also brings to my mind the famous dynamic between the Yetzer Hara ("the bad inclination") and the Yetzer Hatov ("the good inclination.")
Source: ► Andrew Newberg, M.D. andrewnewberg.com (*1966) US American neuro-scientist, adjunct professor of religious studies, radiologist, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Mark Robert Waldman, US American brain researcher, psychotherapist, associate fellow, Center for Spirituality and the Mind, University of Pennsylvania, author, cited in: Feeding the God of Compassion, excerpted from: How God Changes Your Brain. Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist, Ballantine Books, 23. March 2010

 

The small gland [pineal gland] which is in the center of the brain, when it is impelled to one side by the soul; and to another by the animal spirits which, are entirely corporeal; often the two impacts are contrary to one another; and the stronger holds the other in check.
Source: ► René Descartes [Father of Modern Philosophy] (1596-1650) French philosopher, mathematician, key figure in the Scientific Revolution, writer, Stephen Voss, translator, treatise The Passions of the Soul, 34th article, 'How the soul and the body act one against another?', 1, 47, London, 1649-1650, Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 15. December 1989

 

See also:
Correlating the right hemisphere with the left hemisphere
Innate goodness ⇔ innate badness
Choosing between two paths – Prostitute or maiden
Four response categories of women – Ellie Drake
Domination system ⇔ partnership system – Riane Eisler
Two opposed American dreams – Charles Moore
Two versions of Darwin's Evolutionary Theory – David Loye
Current trend – Shifting from PUSH mode to PULL mode
Shifting paradigms from domination to partnership – Evelin Lindner
Encountering and integrating four layers of generational shadow – RHH ♦ Mother ♦ Grandmother ♦ Goddess

Wolves – herd animals, castaways, and lost ones

 

Wolves

 

I know two kinds of wolves:
the herd animals and the lonely wolves.

 

The lonely wolves are either castaways or lost ones.

 

A wolf will be cast away into loneliness, when some guilt needs to be removed –
not necessarily his own.

 

A wolf gets lost by carelessness
not necessarily his own.

 

When two lonely wolves meet, they will try
► to defeat each other,
► to comfort each other,
► or they will avoid each other.

 

This shows whether they are two castaways,
two lost ones, or one of each kind.

 

For castaways and lost ones avoid each other.
Besides their loneliness they have little in common.

 

The lost ones only stand a chance to find themselves and their kind again,
if they succeed in overcoming their self pity.

 

The castaways only stand a chance to find themselves and their kind again,
if they accept the pain of having been cast out without a grudge.

 

The lost ones who pretend having overcome their self pity
will also be cast out for this: they are the real castaways.

 

The castaways who fail to overcome their grudge and suppress it instead,
will lose themselves for good: they are the real lost ones.

 

All these wolves are dangerous:
► the castaways, because of their grudge,
► the lost ones, because they are lying,
► and the herd animals, because they hide themselves behind others.

 

I, however, imagine a pack of wolves, a herd of castaways and lost ones
who found each other and learned to live together.

 

That should be particularly beautiful:
those who have overcome loneliness,
will handle togetherness with care.

 

George Pennington, British German psychologist, trainer, coach, author,
translated by GP and EA

 

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Differentiating sheep from sheepdogs and wolves

Majority of sheep ⇔ minority of sheepdogs and wolves
Constellation
Archetype
DistributionBody levelFairy tale figureDifferentiating the spirits
DestinyLevels of consciousness  Quite many people may be destined to be sheep.
Others might be genetically primed to be wolves or sheepdogs.
SheepMajority (Massmind)~86% Cells 70HzGrandmother
Red Riding Hood
Most of the people in our society are sheep.
They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident.
WolvesPredatory minority~4% Viruses, germs, cancer
cells
13Hz
WolfThen there are the wolves. And the wolves feed on the sheep without mercy.
SheepdogsAttentive minority~10%   T-cells,
Neurotransmitters
250-400 Hz
Huntsman Sheepdogs, the warrior types, are not morally superior. They are able to survive and thrive in an environment that tends to destroy 98% of the population.
Differentiation of spirits (types) The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. Sheepdogs and their constant reminder that there are wolves in the land disturb the sheep. A sheepdog with fangs and the capacity for violence looks a lot like the wolf. However, sheepdogs must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep.
Choice
between
Viruses
T-cells
Broad path
Noble path
[P]eople [of good will] can choose [karma granting it] on which side to play
► as a
wolf or
► as a
sheepdog.
Source: ► Book Excerpt: On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs, 4. July 2008
Excerpted from: Dave Grossman (*1956) US American retired lieutenant colonel, United States Army, expert in the
study of "killology", author, On Combat. The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace, 2004
See also:
Bestimmung – Destiny
Encountering and integrating four layers of generational shadow – RHH ♦ Mother ♦ Grandmother ♦ Goddess
Pyramidal structure of the four basic types of humans – Human Design System
Pathocracy resulting from undue influence of a psychopathic elite

 

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:
be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Matthew 10, 16 KJV (NT)

 

One phenomenon all ponerogenic groups and associations have in common is the fact that their members lose (or have already lost) the capacity to perceive pathological individuals as such, interpreting their behavior in fascinated, heroic, or melodramatic ways. When the habits of subconscious selection and substitution of thought-data spread to the macrosocial level, a society tends to develop contempt for factual criticism and to humiliate anyone sounding an alarm. Dr. Andrew Lobaczewski (1921-2007) Polish clinical psychologist, co-researcher and synthesizer of an interdisciplinary scientific study of pathocracy [political regimes run by psychopaths], Laura Knight-Jadczyk, US American editor, Political Ponerology. A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes, Red Pill Press, April 2006, 2nd edition 4. April 2007

 

We would rather forgive the evil proliferating all around us
than the rebellion against it, which we mistake for the true evil.

Arno Gruen (1923-2015) German-Swiss psychologist, psychoanalyst, critic of civilization, author,
The Betrayal of the Self. Fear of Autonomy in Men and Women, Grove Press, New York, 1st edition March 1988

 

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The term pathocracy stems from the Greek pathos ["feeling, pain, suffering"] and kratos ["rule"].

Definition: pathocracy (n)
[Pathocracy is] a system of government created by a small pathological minority that takes control over a society of normal people.
Dr. Andrew Lobaczewski (1921-2007) Polish clinical psychologist, co-researcher and synthesizer of an interdisciplinary scientific study of pathocracy [political regimes run by psychopaths], Laura Knight-Jadczyk, US American editor, Political Ponerology. A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes, Red Pill Press, April 2006, 2nd edition 4. April 2007

The eleventh hour is NOW.

You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour.

 

And there are things to be considered:

 

Know your garden.5
It is time to speak your Truth.6
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.

 

Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said,

"This could be a good time!"

 

There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift, that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination.

 

The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.7 And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate.

 

At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

 

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

 

Sources:
► Video speech by the US presidential candidate Barack Obama "We are the ones we've been waiting for" YES WE CAN!!, Chicago, Illinois, Super Tuesday, 5. February 2008, YouTube film, 3:17 minute duration, posted 6. February 2008
► Unnamed Hopi elder of the Oraibi Hopi Indian Nation, Arizona, United States, 2. December 2001
► Song This is the 11th hour, message from the Hopi Elders, YouTube film, 4:38 minutes duration, posted 8. August 2008
► Inspirational video We Are The Ones We Are Waiting For, YouTube film, 4:01 minutes duration, posted 11. February 2010

Prayer to the Great Spirit

 

Native American prayer

 

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind,
Whose breath gives life to all the world.
Hear me; I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty,
and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your voice
Make me wise so that I may understand
the things you have taught my people.
Help me to remain calm and strong
in the face of all that comes towards me.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.
Help me seek pure thoughts and act with the intention of helping others.
Help me find compassion without empathy overwhelming me.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy
– Myself (My fears and my doubts).
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you without shame.

 

Source: ► Translated by Lakota Cacique Sioux Chief Yellow Lark, 1887
Published in Native American Prayers by the Episcopal Church

Fame

 

        Two bears       

 

Once after a hard day's forage
Two bears sat together in silence
On a beautiful vista watching the sun go down
And feeling deeply grateful for life.

 

Though, after a while a thought-provoking conversation began
Which turned to the topic of fame.

 

The one bear said,
"Did you hear about Rustam?
He has become famous
And travels from city to city in a golden cage.
He performs to hundreds of people
Who laugh and applaud his carnival stunts."

 

The other bear thought for a few seconds.
Then started weeping.

 

Originator: ► Hafez (1325/26-1389/90) Persian Sufi mystic, lyric poet

 

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Amazing energy healing sessions between humans and a resident wolf with an inflamed spine due to a neurological disorder.

 

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1 "Dumme rennen, Kluge warten, Weise gehen in den Garten." Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) indisch-bengalischer Philosoph, Maler, Komponist, Musiker, Dichter, Schriftsteller, Nobelpreisträger für Literatur, 1913

2 Siehe auch: Die Einladung, Oriah Mountain Dreamer

3 Siehe die Legende von Christophorus

4 Barack Obamas Rede am Superdienstag, 6. February 2008: "We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

5 "The foolish run. The clever wait. And the wise go into the garden." Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Indian Bengali philosopher, musician, painter, playwright, poet, novelist, Nobel laureate in literature, 1913

6 See Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

7 See the legend of Saint Christopher

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