The Ties that bind

Nikola Tesla wrote:

“When we speak of man, we have a conception of humanity as a whole, and before applying scientific methods to the investigation of his movement, we must accept this, as a physical fact. But can anyone doubt today that all the millions of individuals and all innumerable types and characters constitute an entirely, a unit? Though free to think and act, we are held together, like stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable.

Those ties we cannot see, but we can feel them. I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me; this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt and it hurts me, my friend and I are one. And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all lumps of matter in the universe, I care least for, and still it grieves me. Does this not prove each of us is only part of a whole?”

But what if someone attacks you and cuts your finger? What happens when people treat you with disdain and are conceited and manipulative and attack you?

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

You are then forced to stand your ground – to find ways to uphold decency, sometimes that involves the courts or diplomacy or dialogue – but, whatever form the road to solutions takes, it always follows a hidden compass in nature that is searching for deeper vision of ones nature and that shared depth in others; even with those, who wounded by their own insecurity, project their pain on to you and blame you for their own unfinished shadow work.

© Copyright 2021 Nathan Curry

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  1. The comments in the above Facebook Post were –
    Henry Kuyvenhoven commented :
    This is the great awakening of the mind into a awareness of the Mind. I, as Henry Kuyvenhoven, use terms, words, symbols differently than my honoured friend Mr. Nikola Tesla, the inner compass I call Holy spirit. I am not sorry I am using a “christian” term. When you know who I am and what I am doing you are going to see that I am part of the healing of the “christian” ideas. The learning curve is exponentially increasing. I call it in playful terms “The snowball effect”.
    Parable of the snowball effect
    3 kids playing. They know their strength and are learning to play in the light. Their mother gave them excellent food and their bodies are naturally relaxed, without any unnecessary tension. Their father loves them equally and demonstrates their learning abilities constantly during his playful play time with them. Today he is business making new snow “angel dust mixed with gold and diamond light to shower and clean up the human air. He has entrusted them in the watchfulness of his wife. She cares and senses her children’s learn and constantly just sends them her love. They each know that the snow is just right for the snowman today. But the older brother Henry decides to explain. The younger brothers listen not because they don’t know but they understand that he is just speaking for the three of them. “So start with a handful, pack it tightly together, gather more snow, add it evenly to make the ball bigger. When it gets clumsy to handle we decide where to start the rolling. Hmmm, how about there, there and there?” The other two were so joined in the idea that they immediately understood that they are going to meet at the spring. Ummm that is not the season I am referring to. The family lives on the site of a ancient natural spring. The hills gentle slope down from three sides to it. As each brother went to the position they decided were just right for themselves and the project as a whole they began laughing and enjoying the rolling. Now you have to know that you can make a snowman in infinite ways but of the 3 brothers were laughing because they were created to laugh and they knew that they were not going to create the perfect snowman. However each one was determined to make his the best and most beautiful. The little bother was rolling the head, but it was going to be enormous for the children. The older brother rolled faster than the other two because his body was stronger already and he was making the foundation. Yes every normal nanok knows that snowmen don’t have two legs. Okay the boys knew that to roll balls for snowforts you roll in only one direction and only add to the roll, as you are rolling, to either make it bigger or not stop it from falling apart. A ball gets bigger and round as you roll it in loops to the end erection site. The three brothers joined together wordlessly to roll the last meters of the base into place. They ran in excitement to the body ball almost tripping over each in their hurry to find their positions. Of the older stronger brother was assigned to brute force work and the other two the required steering the spiral and loop to the base. Now the mother came out to help. She knew about leveraging in her approach to her three children she carried over the titertoter. The boys joined her mind and together they rolled the body on to the seat. Then she began laughing and the boys were perplexed. She explained. The three began laughing and giggling as they walked over to the opposite end the older brother climbed into the seat first the youngest was lifted and pulled into the lap of the older one. The mother playfully teased them to hurry up because the sunlight was disappearing. She stood at her own end and guided the body onto the base as the middle brother pulled with all his weight to get the other two down and he embraces them as their mother solidified the body on the base. The boys spontaneously cheered and clapped and danced, much to the delight of their mother. Father had just arrived back from his work and the angel dust was on the head. He noticed the beautiful three and asked their mother if he could be honoured to place on the head. The boys couldn’t contain their joy as papa solidified their snow man’s head by adding a neck of just the right proportion.
    The end.
    Henry Kuyvenhoven commented :
    Whoops. This is the original version of a story I just wrote. I don’t know how to copy it. I don’t know where I wrote it I know what I mean. Perhaps you can send it back to me for my recall systems and later use in my work? Facebook usually allows me to copy after I have posted. But not here.
    Nathan Curry commented :
    Well, is it accurate? The term.

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