Every human being is an animal.
We are mammals who need habitat.
For the last 5,000 to 30,000+ years* we human beings have been living in a habitat created outside of nature. We call it Civilization, which being a reality in and of itself for us to control nearly every input and aspect. Even though we can never know what truly is coming next we still happen to build a relatively safe and controlled environment to live in. This is of course if you happen to live in a developed area of the world. The rest of the world is much more adapted to the future we are heading into.
However there is an underlying world. This is the true reality. We are apes, primal in nature at our very core. You can pretty it up with technology and let if fade into the background but it will always return in a moment – raw instinct – blasting out of you when you least expect it yet need it most. This energy from our ancient selves is what we need to tap into for the remote chance of adapting to the future of change.
Our human controlled reality is causing the destruction of the true reality, Nature. Which in turn is causing our own extinction as well as countless others. 150 Species. Every Day. THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE DAYS A YEAR.
We need to remember our ancient wisdom of protecting and nurturing the land that feeds us. Gives us everything we have today from your celery to your cell phone. We have stopped focusing on Gaia and have focused one our INDIVIDUAL selfs. We want to pretend we fight for each other but we do not. Fighting for country might make you think you are fighting for “us”. However if there is an “us” then there is a “them”, and some how the powers that be are tricking us into believing that all of your problems and everyone else’s problems along with the world’s problems will be completely fixed if we just blow “them” up in spectacular fashion. There is only us on this planet, we are all in this together no matter what comes out way. So why destroy ourselves instead of work together to better everything? Does that not sound better than competing for more, more, MORE!? I digress.
As Terrance McKenna put it, culture is not your friend. Culture is insane. It will not survive the future because it cannot do anything but perpetuate itself in unsustainable ways…until it can’t. Then it’s gone. And what kind of world will he have left?
A Primal Future
When all the conveniences of modern living stop then I believe the world will fall into complete disarray. It will most likely be a series of events or even one big one but we will involuntarily transition into a primal world where nature takes the reigns again and our species especially will have a hell of a time adapting. Non-human species will more than likely thrive once the iron grip that the current consciousness has on the planet loses its hold. Our changing climate will be a daunting challenge but we as a species need to think like a non-human, get in touch with our primal side. Build your mind like a Philosopher, Savage, and Farmer all into one. Meditate often, let your mind relax and reflect. Build your body like the great warriors of old. Cultivate the land for you and everyone else.
More on this later…my muse has left me.