Seeking One’s Tribe

An expression of thought …

“The tribe” members are scattered, dispersed, the seed within each spread, blown, and seeded far and wide, carried by the wind and the colonisers throughout many lands, covered and buried deep within, often hidden from those of the alienation, the ones disconnected … the “seeded” from the origene now isolated, fragile, vulnerable — flickers of light, embers of might, amongst the darkened ones — each seeking their home, their familiars, their kindred spirited, hidden yet glowing, transmitting, amongst the simulacrum and copy-cats, seeking to commune, to reconnect to each other of the tribe of the forgotten, the unique, the individual that makes the whole whence together, in their common-union, communion. Many guises, many disguises, yet knowing when they meet. … peace be with-in and about ye… ✌🏼🔥🪃

Discrimination, Legalised Perpretators

I grew-up & lived in the time/years, where discrimination against Aboriginals was still done, enforced and believed to be legal — post ‘67 referendum — yes, I witnessed, experienced how my darker coloured relatives & friends in community were treated and disrespected by “good” Australians, business owners & “their” police, so I relate well and respect the courage & inner fortitude, spirit, of such as this young woman in a country across the sea … why should “we” so readily and easily “forget about it, get over it, move on…”? My relatives, friends and the 1000s of Aboriginals affected and abused, throughout Australia, were not the perpetrators of such wrongs & cruel, often callous injustices enforced by laws of the corrupted ones.

Dorothy Counts, 15, is taunted and harassed by white students as she makes her way from Harding High School as the only black student at the newly desegregated school. Charlotte, North Carolina. 1957

Not Just Physical Violence

Someone doesn’t have to hit you, choke you or slam your head into a wall in order for it to be violence. They can degrade you, humiliate you, blame you, scream at you, lie to you, cheat-on or betray you. Withhold or control your finances, or even just try to control your movements and who you see and socialise with.

For me, this could be describing many of “our” doolyas [police], politician, bureaucrats, current health services, and many other “people” who are in positions of self-importance, power and legally protected “privilege” or profession.

Being “violated” is often described as a feeling of disempowerment — feeling powerless or worthless — a form of “violence” against a person’s spiritual, energetic, and/or mental self-worth & psyche-o-logical safety and well-being.

These are some of the methods and ways known or experienced as domestic, family or relational violence.

In the English language, especially in psychology and sociological usage, more so these days such “people” who commit and/or display such acts of violence, abuse (of power/position) upon another’s “personal sovereignty” are known as narcissists, sociopaths, or psychopaths. They are always perpetrators (predators) amongst the living, needing to feed off another, needing to fulfil themselves by means of of the life-force and/or lives of their victims.

Opportunity in Life

In my line of work, and amongst the oh so many people I’ve had dealings with over several decades, how so many have spoken a lot, about compassion, caring, concern for the state of their world and their fellow humans, the environment, & such like. Yet, when life presents them with the opportunity to do so, they did nothing.

When they could’ve or should’ve made that difference at the time, in that circumstance — for another — they didn’t.

There are many “fallen angels” living amongst us, that need a hand, a gesture of kindness, a moment of compassion — presented to us, each and every day — giving us the opportunity to act on the words and rhetoric we profess. Yet, most of us will fail to recognise as such, or choose to ignore.

The quality of how we have lived, and that of our “souls” — our compassion in action — our connectedness to life — is what makes the difference. It is not the quantity nor quality of our words, nor the things we accumulate, that is the measure of a meaningful life.

Too many, too often, start from “what’s in it for me” or “what’s this going to cost”, or “I don’t have the time”, before they give to the need.

Belief, Thought, Action

People who undergo narcissistic abuse, and/or are victims of “emotional incest” over prolonged periods, often develop ailments similar to that of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Complex-PTSD.

Such people will often be living within the trap of Cognitive Dissonance. It keeps them “trapped in the cycle” of narcissistic abuse, abusive relationships, and often remain bonded to “unhealthy” family members.

Consistent or regular irrational thoughts, beliefs, and mismatching of actions, are strong indicators of those who are “caught” in such cycles.