I write this in reply to a question asked about my last Blog entitled “Accidents and Free Will?”- which can be found at the bottom under “Read more”.
This has been a very important topic throughout the ages. War, battle, combat, fighting, torture, domination, control verses pacifism, peace, non-violent confrontation, non-violent resistance and so on.
I will state first that my teacher, Meechgalanne stated many times that the act of war, torture and skirmish battles that many native societies have been tagged with, was not the normal way of life before the influx of the modern societies. Most of the tribes fought only when their tribe was threatened by starvation or some other event that would endanger the health and well being of their people. They fought for land, food and supplies that would assist them in the continuation of life when encroaching tribes made the sharing of these items impossible due to limits of the supply origins. Now Meechgalanne also said that occasionally a tribe would engage in battle for no balanced reason and this was due to the fact that the leaders of the tribe fell to imbalance within themselves. This imbalance would spread to the people and thus create a shift in their society.
When foreign societies landed upon the shores of the Native American people they brought with them their own imbalances which eventually spread throughout the land. This spread became easy when the invading cultures were fighting to stamp out the already existing tribal ways. Eventually when the tribes reached a breaking point, after watching their families being slaughtered they began to use the imbalanced ways of the invading culture against the invading culture, thus fighting fire with fire. Torture only became popular, along with scalping after the influx of the British and French cultures. The French actually taught the natives how to scalp and torture their captives. Because the natives’ lives and culture were being torn apart they took to these ways and adopted them as their own. But it is important to note that many of these ways were brought to the natives from abroad.
Now, coming from much experience in the ways and acts of combat I will continue by explaining what has happened and continues to occur. The imbalanced energies in the world are so vast that many things that have been are no longer and much twisted imbalance has taken the place of balance and purity. All war, combat, fighting and physical conflict comes from fear and the will to dominate because of fear. Now this long ongoing path of war among humans has lead to all manner of imbalanced ways, from theft and rape to male fascism, female oppression and enslavement to the feminist movement and so on. One creates the other and the chain continues. Pacifism and passive resistance taught by Gandhi and seen in old Tibetan culture is also imbalanced in its own right. Meechgalanne would comment on this often and point out the workings of the natural world. He would say, “Every creature upon the Earth Mother was given its own unique weapon to defend what is rightfully theirs and try to ensure the survival of its species. They do not use these weapons unless absolutely necessary, but if needed they will not hesitate to use them. Every creature has the birth right to defend its self in the face of violence. Our brothers and sisters also do not use their weapons to dominate life around them. It is a work of balance. They do not seek to avenge or have desire for revenge. They will fight only enough to ensure their own safety and the safety of their kin or young. They do not wage war upon those who tried to harm them. They do not seek to wage war upon an entire species because that species happens to survive by hunting them. How they live revolves around acceptance of ones place in the Great Web Of Life. Humans have fallen from this path as a whole and use their skills and inner power to develop weapons that can be used to dominate all life. This is not the natural way and it does not follow the Natural Laws that I have taught you.” When I asked about pacifism he replied with this,”Pacifism is as imbalanced as Dominion. They are opposites and one feeds the others imbalanced mouth. To seek dominion stems from fear and the hate that grows within it. Pacifism stems from the lack of self worth and the inability to bring the natural laws into ones life. If you live Dominion then you will draw to you the very mouth that hungers for it and hate as well as conflict will result. If you live Pacifism you will draw to you its opposite- those who wish to dominate you. Civilization must seek the middle path and avoid these two extremes. It is the only way to regain the balance. Until that time all will continue to slide down the trail or destruction and chaos.”
I agree fully with Meechgalanne as I have seen much in the world that proves his thoughts and feelings to be truth. We must not feed these imbalanced mouths and give them power, we must seek the middle road and starve the imbalance so it looses power and then can be transformed into balance once more.
I do not condone war, but I do not condone pacifism either. I seek the path of balance and strive to follow the ways of my brothers and sisters of the wild and the Natural Law.
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