Thursday, August 17, 2017

Learning From the Old Ways



My people are known as the Lenni Lenape, which translates as the True People. This is how we thought of ourselves, since back then we knew of no one else and even after our People met other tribes along the east coast of what later became the North American Continent; even those tribes recognized the greater wisdom of our People and considered our name as accurate.
Part of what we always handed down from one generation to the next was to always be kind to all creatures. No matter what animal you confronted, even if your intent was to take that one back to make it a meal for your family, it was best to be kind to it beforehand. In other words, do not kill something out of cruelty, only necessity, for one who kills from cruelty deserves nothing less in return.
Something else that was passed along to each new generation, and this was not something that had to be told, for it was passed on through simply living, was to live as one was born, that is as simply and pure as the day each of us emerged from our mother's womb - naked - or nude if you prefer. We remained this way at all times, unless weather dictated otherwise, or necessity, such as entering brambles and bushes in search of prey when hunting. No one cares to have thorns scratch deep marks along the skin, drawing blood and possibly producing sickness if the thorns were poisonous, so animal hides often were adorned at such times.
But nudity was the accepted way of life and that is because clothing is a choice, while nude is simply being. There is no choice in nudity for nudity simply IS! Therefore if we were to draw upon the wisdom of our ancestors and live as they before the Europeans came to this land we would certainly cast off the constraints of wearing clothing, other than when weather or work demands we wear something, and live our lives as did the People, my People, the Lenni Lenape, free and open, caring not that everyone sees one another, for there is no shame in being who each of us is, as we are born being. Shame comes only through the deceit planted within our minds from childhood, from those who desire to enslave us and bring us under subjection to man's laws, thereby forcing us to live by man's fabricated laws, wearing fabricated skins, when we would all be much happier living by natural laws, living in our own skins alone.
I wear only my own skin as much as I am able, for this honors my ancestors and the Spirit we worship. The Sacred Breath lives within us and breathes through us when we live as we are born - free and pure. This is why I live this way, placing man's skins over my skin only when forced to do so in order to interact within man's society and not be arrested by man's laws.
With the most recent unrest in our society resulting in such great violence as it has, perhaps it would be better if society were to look back to these old ways and consider what they have to offer. Views on who our neighbors are, whether we are to live peacefully with those around us or seek to kill them simply for being different would vanish along with the outer garments that portray these differences if we sought after the old ways. Certainly it is clear that harboring prejudices against others of the same species as ourselves can never be good for any of us.
I myself am light-skinned, and like so many of this mixed-racial culture, my heritage is comprised of several ethnic backgrounds, but the one I identify most with is that of my Lenni Lenape ancestors. Why? Because they more than anyone seem to hold the answers to the discord that seeks to devour us. Still, I do not prefer that you look upon me and see me as “Native American,” or “European American,” or the portion that is in there from my paternal grandmother’s side that would make me “African American,” but that you see me as I prefer to be, a Naturist American. It is this more than anything that exemplifies my true inner being, that which displays who I am from the inside-out so that all may see the true me.
If you desire to live more simply, to be free of many mental illnesses, depression, anxiety, uncertainty, hatred, bigotry, and so many more illnesses of the mind that are brought on by modern society, try living in this manner, free and pure, without such constraints. Live as the Lenni Lenape before Europeans invaded this land and see how free your mind becomes. Put aside the outer skins and allow your natural skin to absorb the sunshine as necessary, to breathe in the Sacred Breath as our bodies were intended. Cleanse your bodies as you cleanse your minds and find that the world is not as you perhaps once perceived it, but far less conflicting as you see others in their natural state even as are you.


4 comments:

  1. Beautiful idea, beautiful words

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  2. Wonderful philosophy and insight.This is something we could use a lot more of in the world.It would make this a better place for us all.

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    1. Unfortunately so few share this view...

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  3. That is the foundation of what Christianity was all about. The plan our Creator has for us, Jehovah to the jews. (Great Spirit in native american terms) Live and let live. Love and be loved. Live in harmony and at peace with everyone and everything as far as possible. (except that evil has come into Christianity so prevalent it's badly misrepresented what it was originally) There's only one category that we can't live at peace with, and it's called evil. A foreign introduction from one who rebelled against his creator long ago. We were informed of the enemy, and told he was allowed to live and propagate evil in order to demonstrate it's results and work out a permanent insurance policy against it ever happening again once it's been eradicated. An outline of the plan for earth time was laid out in brief in certain places, more details filled in as the time approaches for each major transition. And it's happening again. Another major transition is approaching and the final stages of the plan is again being revealed in great detail to a certain lone man. But few are paying attention and comparing the new details to the old, finding it all to match up. Usually some detail doesn't quite meet their opinion and they throw it all out. But I look at it as a whole and see wonderful love, combined with severe justice against evil. All an accurate reflection of my creator's character. What's about to transpire is mindwarping in both horror and in marvelous good. Greater than anything yet seen on earth. The good to follow is what we need to be ready for. The final scenes presented is of the earth restored to greater beauty and perfection than we can imagine, and those who have learned here to live in harmony with nature and each other will find an eternal home there with personal capabilities far exceeding what we now have. Just mindbogglingly marvelous. (the new info is at formypeople.org) The good part is that Jesus Christ has offered to help us change ourselves into a character fit to inherit that eternal restored earth. We have to choose against evil, but we have real difficulty getting rid of the hatred,the selfishness, the evil we are infected with. All we need do is choose, and ask Him to clean us up and make us fit to live in a perfect land, and He will do it. He's been doing it for me, and interestingly He pulled me into naturism to help out. I finally came to realize that His original plan of life in the garden of Eden is still valid and still the best for us. The nude living, the diet as well. It was not his best plan that neither us nor any animal should suffer or die, death and decay was a result of evil coming in. And when evil is eradicated, no death will ever happen again.

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Learning From the Old Ways

My people are known as the Lenni Lenape , which translates as the True People . This is how we thought of ourselves, since back then ...