Originally posted by rwingett
Well, if we consider the "expulsion from Eden" to be the mythological point where mankind became alienated from nature (and his true nature), then there is, perhaps, another possible answer.
If you look at Genesis 3:23 - "Therefore the Lord God sent him (Adam) forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken."
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..found in our language , our very linguistics that we use to communicate unlike any other mammal.
"mankind became alienated from nature" (and his true nature) - and so began the Lie that was past on through the generations.
It has taken mankind much longer to figure out his dillema than was expected for not even one human soul would realize it's full potential with the current status quo just not moving along quick enough to catch up with it's own mistake.
So when we say "aliens", please remember this fine, fine reference to human nature from rwingett here and consider what the Extra-Terrestrials have to say about our nature :
" So many generations have passed without so much as dipping their feet into the 'marrow of life'. Yes, they had heard about meditation and inner turmoil and other psychological meanderings unique to the human mammals. But the "demons" held sway.
The humans , thinking they were owners of this planet set about dominating it, not realizing the lessons that they were destroying for their own children as they destroyed and enslaved those who were different from them, the "savages" of the new conquered lands.
It is form this egotistic view, holding a seeming strangelhold on nature
that we invented our languages. Languages designed to aid commerce. Designed to help business, even in it's early mutations.
So it is no wonder that when beings not of this Earth are witnessed by our very own people that we call these other beings "aliens". Aliens to our world that we own. But the aboriginies , or at least quite a few tribes from different continents knew all along that it was not our land, our planet. We are stewards on this planet while we physically walk the Earth, but rather than consume without thought of the future, we should bear in mind that the aboriginals had it right. You are only a guest on this Earth for a limited time. The life you live leaves a legacy to be remembered with great pride or a painful memory made of ill-informed rumors and fear mongering penny merchants.
For an Extra-Terrestrial is home on whatever planet he/she finds itself on . (S)He knows that every foot print is important in a way, that this planet reflects the greater beauties (and mysteries) of the cosmos on a wavelength that is suitable for our sensory organs to detect.
The ancients who were in touch with nature (and all Extra-terrestrials are in touch with nature) knew all along and yet we keep dividing. We keep labelling and mastering certain Earthly skills, not for the love of the life that has been "breathed" into us, but for the benefit of ourselves first and foremostly. How many Westerners are even aware of the 'law of thirds' and what this means practically.
For if only one human were to pass through this time in the Earth's history (1978-2200) and come out an enlightened buddha on the other side then these experiments would not have been approved. But it is precisely because not even one human soul was to make it that the E.T.'s were granted permission to interfere with the evolution on Earth.
The steps that have been taken are for mankinds benefit. The help that has been offered is free but should not be mistaken as a blueprint for living on Earth. We still have to work it out. We still have to re-allign our hearts as in turn our heads and bodies will follow the 'creative void' which has always protected and nurtured this planet.
Those that are clearly wrong in our eyes, or those that will not follow a pacifistic course of reconcilliation with each other and the planet must be allowed to live their lives with as little restriction as possible...despite their ultimately misguided ways. "
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