It Just Is Mamu, Evil

Corruption is a form of corrosion, corrosion or corrupted spirit/energy within is as a disease, a virus, that spreads or not throughout the system within and infected, affecting those around. When the inner sheath has been torn, ripped, traumatised, its as if like the vacuum in a pressurised cabin has been breached, and an opening within the inner psyche—spiritual immune system—is disabled, damage. The corruption and corrosive disease I speak of is like the wind, we see its effects and the damage chaotic winds can produce, but we never see the wind … evil is like the wind of darkness, viral bacteria to the spirit/soul, integrity of the individual … the Aboriginal people I grew with have their word for evil/bad… mamu!

And if they recognised as such way back when, then why the heck do moderners think/believe that such “evil” no longer exists? We live in a corrupt system, paradigm … and many many are “diseased” and “corrupted” by such environmental association and other “carriers”, just like a disease or pandemic.

The Dreaming is Not A Religion

imageThough often referred to as a religion, the Dreaming is much more than a collection of metaphysical concepts and moral prohibitions. It is the spiritual beacon which provides the societal and personal guiding light to every Original soul and tribe. The Dreaming’s genesis is a time before time began, when the Earth was soft. In this eternity dwell the Creation Spirits who gave form to this unformed reality. But the Original understanding of chronology is not that of naive Western science, and the Dreaming is not a period of formation that is now over but one that is infinite. Indeed, one term for the Dreamtime, Alcheringa, has been translated as –to see things eternal. It is obvious that, in trying to come to grips with the ineffable, words can only get us so far. However, to some extent we can say that the Dreamtime is a place, a time and a vision. One which is all place, all time, it is a dimension of reality which creates and sustains and provides purpose and meaning. Yet in the Original paradigm, this highly mystical concept is thoroughly grounded, for the Creation Spirits manifest through the land which shares this eternal reality. Every person and place in the continent is embraced by these beings (or we might say, this Being). The Creation Spirits determined all personal and tribal identity, relationships of respect and the ways of communicating them, the relationship with non-human species and the land, initiation ceremonies, cosmological tales and every other aspect of life (and death) imbued with deep meaning. These form an eternal circle whose source is the Dreaming. The integrity of the Original spiritual paradigm is guaranteed in perpetuity because of its comprehensive nature; one which is untainted by the materialist and competitive influences of the degenerate societies which have replaced a similar vision. That vision was, doubtless, once worldwide (and as we shall see, was probably initially exported from Australia). Whatever true spirituality exists in the world only does so in so far as it retains some essence of this original teaching and taps into the vision behind it.

Source: “Shunned” by Steven & Evan Strong (2013)

see also my article ABORIGINAL NOT A RELIGION

Aunty Lilla Watson Says

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“Aboriginal people believe that the spirit child comes from the earth … I haven’t seen this belief about the spirit child in any other culture, even Indigenous ones. We come from this earth; we are born from the earth. We believe that the whole of life is a spiritual experience and that we as Aboriginal people are actually more spirit than matter …

“I really believe that emotions can create chemical reactions in the body. If we don’t face those emotions, it can create sicknesses… So for Aboriginal people, the whole of life is a spiritual experience, and so the whole of sickness is a spiritual process. The spirit can not be in balance if it is out of balance with the body.

If you’re spiritually unwell, you can’t help but affect the whole of your being …See, the impact of colonialism has been huge … we Aboriginal people are spiritual people and we are still recovering because of colonialism …

There’s not a lot of understanding about the part of white Australia because they have this misguided belief that colonialism doesn’t affect them. Of course it does! It’s made them into the people they are today, which mean they cannot hear what Aboriginal people are telling them … Many are trying to run away from their own history … As they get older and more mature , hopefully they’ll have a better understanding … You see, that mouth of the snake… our people has retreated into the belly of the snake. It’s our consolidation of our Aboriginality, a renewing of our identity. Only recently have we begun emerging from the mouth of the snake with renewal and consolidation of who we are …

You see, it’s the white [non-Aboriginal] terms of reference, it’s their misinterpretations that have given definition to Aboriginal illnesses.”

~ Aunty Lilla Watson (acknowledged Aboriginal Elder, Brisbane Qld)