Becoming Aware

Oki Niksokowa – (All my relatives)

Welcome to this blog of a traditional Native American.

I have created this blog with the sole purpose of dispelling the ignorance of EGO in our world! I know even though my intent is pure and directed towards finding the Truth in life, that even these comments are generated via the EGO of the self. Given that knowledge I will attempt to keep personal opinion at bay and try to convey Truth as Creator directs it vs. my own mind.

Some of you may ask “how do I know which is which”? That is the question of the ages and needs addressing if I am to be perceived as believable. There is a very thin line between self evoked thought and what is coming from external sources and in the beginning, unless you’re a very unusual case, one will not be able to discern the difference.

The way to get to a place of discernment normally takes many years of meditation, enhanced awareness, and knowledge of the processes of Ego. When one practices to become Aware, one places much value on alone time without the input of other people like yourself. You spend many hours in Nature, in public places and simply processing life on an everyday basis. The basic requirement is the knowledge that your Ego is fighting for control and your willingness to be patient with your Ego but also to be in control of it so that it does not interfere with what you are accomplishing. Something like parenting a small child.

Once you gain control over these process’s you begin to notice an awareness that has been part of your unconscious all the time, but has been covered up by your need for attention and basic survival. The wonderful thing about gaining control over your Ego is that as you progress you find you need these basic inputs and dependencies less and less. As you develop there comes an awareness of outside communication seemingly from no-where within the realm of your understanding but there just the same. Some of you will become aware of this communication via various bodily stimuli something like my own which is a mild tickling in my left ear. When this happens you know something is trying to get your attention.

Then you become aware of two inputs to your awareness. Yours which is valid and very wise, but also from another source which under normal circumstances comes from and I simplify here, Creator. I will get into the concept of Creator in another post but I do not want to confuse the central issue here and that is how to begin to discern the difference between internal and external communication and knowing the Truth of the two which work in tandem!

One of the major challenges in this enhanced awareness is the need for peer approval. The more you need this, the less you will be able to perceive truth. Why? Because contrary to what has been taught you is that each human being is living a version of a lie constructed from their very complex experience of life! All life experience is understood via the lie of external and internal input. One of your purpose’s of living is to gravitate towards separating the personal lie of your experience from the Truth of your experience. Once you GET this, you understand some of that age old question of “Why was I born, what is the purpose of all of this suffering that I have been going through?” In short you need to become less and less reliant on external approval and more aware that within you is the ability to provide your own solace and love that you need.

I will leave this here as I know this is a lot to understand and I will try answer your questions the best I can without my own Ego interfering with your Truth!

Waatowa' pistoto,
Two Feathers - Kainaiwa


Anonymous said…
Is this for discussion as well or just comments?
Anonymous said…
I am confused about the suffering, does one have to suffer in order to become aware? What happens if one accepts that there are certain inequalities in life that one cannot do anything about, can one not still reach the same place without suffering. Because suffering seems to be negative and your message is reaching a positive place, I just wonder if the two are interdependent or not?
While it is possible to become enlightened by living a non-suffering path it is not a very common occurrence. We become very protective of our Ego instead of controlling it and so that which we protect becomes that by which we enable our suffering.

Yes you can go past suffering and if you’re in understanding of what is in the way and willing to modify your being to take into account the processes of suffering you can certainly lessen the occurrence.

Understand that while you can lessen the occurrence of suffering some may be beyond your control and come from outside sources. Part of our path is to visibly Walk the Talk which by its very nature will greatly enhance your public image! Unfortunately this challenges those folks who do not know of the Ego and its damaging consequences. In response to the unfamiliar place this puts these folks they want you to be in their familiar Ego driven world, so they will do what they can in order to bring you to their level of comfort. (Please note – I am not talking about the majority, but rather the minority of folks! “It only takes one bad apple….”)

Very often you will be drawn into their trap and find yourself struggling to find a way out! Thus you suffer. Not only for your own experience but also because you realize that there are not many folks walking the path that you are and your path becomes a lonely place.

Hope you see where this is leading. Being aware of this process is a great step in lessening the effect and shortening the term of suffering which on a positive vein helps us to learn new and more exciting understandings of ourselves and of life.

Two Feathers
Anonymous said…

What about hypocrisy? Doesn't hypocrisy play into EGO or shouldn't it play into this equation? I find so often that people who are hypocratic are also egomanics. In order to achieve a balanced ego state does one not have to loose their hypocrisy?
Regarding hypocrisy and its relationship to Ego. The way I understand your reference, you’re referring to hypocrisy and Ego as two separate entities. In fact hypocrisy is a response of the Ego and is in direct relation to how much the Ego is out of control. In fact as one learns to keep the Ego at bay and in control hypocrisy and judgementalism and all the responses to Ego become less and less of an issue.

The beauty of controlling the ego is that as one experiences truth without Ego one tends to accept, adjust and simply live with that truth – no matter what it may be. You begin to understand that Truth is acceptable even if it does not fit your circumstances.

The result of all this is Peace.

Walk in Peace
Two Feathers
Anonymous said…
Glad to see you keeping Native American calture alive you can also learn alot by looking at Native American Paintings.I think that we are aware of our own suffering but we are never as aware of others until we have experianced their suffering.

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