We came to replace a group of masters I’m now coining the DOP – the Dirty Old Perverts. And we’re up. But holy shit we’re bad at relationships and dreaming life into being for ourselves and each other. This article includes a link to an hour-long introduction to Natural & Village Intelligence Camp by me,Continue reading “Natural & Village Intelligence Camp Introduction & Primer”
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The Four Fold Way
When I read The Four Fold Way I saw myself in its mirror and understood that my default way of operating was more feral than domesticated, and that what some people appreciated about me and/or desired for themselves was a more natural, empowered and flexible state of being. I see now what I couldn’t see then: many–maybe even most–people in western culture today have been subjected to conditioning via systems and worldviews that mute and can even overwrite aspects of natural intelligence (NI). This imposter intelligence (II) acts against authenticity, natural four-body health and right living. It makes us unwell. We move into states of being closed, negative, self-deprecating, stingy, competitive, controlling, dramatic, performative or invisible, to name a few. We become unable to discern authenticity from performance and deception to claim our own lifeforce to self-author, rely and propel.