Seeing in a fresh light.
by Nathan Daniel Curry
“And God said let there be light.”
First came the voice, then came the light. Not in some old tale. Not in some musty book. Not in some removed story. But in how we frame our reality — in how our thoughts and feelings script our fortunes. God is not an abstraction — but the very voices that inform our decision making. A god is merely an authority figure in our minds. It can be fearful, full of anger and upset; that is a form of authority. Or it can be benevolent and connected to the deepest wisdom of the heart.
The reason why we at sutranovum see man as Homo sapiens fabula is simply because expression is essential to man. It flows out of him whether he likes it or not. When embraced, it can be harmonious and uplifting. When founded in fear it can yield conflict.
Man is capable of great and stirring things. There is a curriculum to this life. It is an inspired curriculum. It takes guts to love. Mythology is essential to man. Without it the heart is eclipsed, with it, integrated and wisely interpreted, life blossom.
Here are four words that have come to have a negative bias in the language:
We hear phrases like
“He is all imagination”
“She is manipulative”
“That’s just new age bullshit.”
“I don’t like to confront.”
Love does confront. It does it with infinite kindness and gentleness. It goes to the root of what matters and there is no conflict in such approaches.
And manipulation just means to fashion with the hands.
You cannot fashion anything with the hands without the heart and the head being involved.
Fear smothers out the innate wisdom of the heart and poisons the mind. And that is negative manipulation, but positive manipulation is to be aligned with the heart, with spirit.
And with regard to imagination, nothing, not one thing you see with the body’s eyes, was created without the exercise of the imagination.
From the chairs, we sit on to the rockets that take us to the moon, to the lightbulb, to Einstein’s vision of riding on the back of a beam of light.
And man. we need a new age! And every single new age in the history of man had resistance to embrace its fresh wisdom…from Descartes to Einstein.
Look at the past — look at the witch hunts. the homophobia, the church, and it’s blindness to allegorical meaning — look at science and its fearful deceptions.
Newton and Goethe had an argument — the argument between vitalism and physicalism…and, for a while, Newton won. For centuries even.
The poorest country on Earth is Malawi….and it has an agricultural system based on reductionism. And, in agriculture, that system is monoculture. Mindless programmatic models — with no attention to the ecological nature of nature. We know this. We see it. It is demonstratable.
It is eminently understandable. But who has the courage of their convictions here? Who can transcend bandaids and fear-based vested interest to manifest something substantial — a cure, for this pestilent mindlessness…this poverty of the spirit?
Nature IS animated. It cannot be reduced to some absurd reductionist logic.
Centuries earlier Plato saw into the truth of this. He wrote “The Cave” — and saw how we can become lost to the meta-meaning of things.
He saw how we could get lost in dissecting shadows of a dark fearful cave wall, rather than wandering out in the garden of our peaceful, liberated minds.
He knew about the courage in the human heart and the power of imagination to usher in a new reality, a new age. We teach it in universities all over the planet — but what will it take to bring it to application?
Man IS a wise being.
But in our world, it can take guts to rise to the wisdom within us.
When someone is depressed or upset, the right words at the right time. can shift the human heart…to brings its focus to the stars.
To see beyond the clouds of fear.
Such vision can shift the fate of a man, it can change the destiny of the planet.
The seeds within us are vital. And a vital person vitalizes.
It takes guts to imagine differently.
A sculptor manipulates clay to make his art.
We move earth and words and music to fashion our world.
We all manipulate — and that is not necessarily a negative thing.
You manipulate a room to make way for a baby…a garden, for fresh growth.
It matters not when you do it — it matters only the spirit with which you do it.
To embrace a new beginning in your life, in the ages of man, means to let go the stigma and resistance that keeps us slaves to our folly. It means to see the value of imagination…and to see how fear and vested interests can blind.
That action is seeing. Imagining.