(from John Trudell’s Lecture: DNA – Descendent Now Ancestor )
I want to talk a little bit about who we are. Because I think the coherency of our future depends upon us knowing who we are. And I mean truly understanding who we are. Our relationship to reality, our relationship to power is based upon that understanding.
But sometimes I feel like I’m in a reality, where we don’t remember who we are. So therefore we don’t know who we are. We speak a language we don’t understand. Because of this we don’t know where we are.
And I think that we live in a “tech-no-logic” reality; that these conditions are part of a mining process. I’m going to call it a mining process. And there is a reason we are in this situation. It’s got to do with being fed upon by a system. So I want to go to who we are.
We are the human beings. That’s very important. We all know to say the words, we know the terms, and I know we know the terms because they taught them to us, they programmed them into us: the words, ‘human beings’. Our relationship to reality is in that definition.
The DNA of the human, the bone, flesh and blood of the human, is literally made up of the metals, minerals and liquids of the earth.
So we are parts of the earth. We are shapes of the earth. We are forms of the earth. This is the form that we are.
All of the things of the earth have the same DNA as the human does.
Everything is made up of the metals, minerals and liquids of the earth. But the shape is just different. The purpose is different. We have being. That is our essence. That is our spirit. And all of the things of the earth have the same DNA as the human has, so all things of the earth have being, spirit.
Our relationship to power and to reality is in that understanding of who we are. We are forms of the earth. And that’s reality. Nothing will ever change that reality.
What has changed is our perceptional relationship to reality. And what has happened to us through the millennia and through this whole “tech-no-logic”, civilized perception of reality, what has happened to the human being is that, to me, it is like a disease in one way. It’s like this thing that kind of spreads. And as a disease to the spirit of people it spreads to their perception of reality. So in one way it’s kind of like that, a possession.
But in another way, it’s almost like a mechanical thing, this mining process that takes place. It’s almost like this thing we call “tech-no-logic” civilization: this thing that is predatory upon our lives. Anyone ever feel that there is something missing from their life? Like purpose or understanding or self worth or whatever the understanding is?
One of the objectives of this “tech-no-logic”, civilized perceptional reality has got to do with erasing the memories of the human beings. We have a common collective experience. We are all the descendants of tribes.
Back in the time of the original dream we were all tribes, and we were all the Earth’s children. We all knew that the Earth was our mother. And that we were all part of a spiritual reality, because we had being. We understood that there was a spiritual reality and we were physical in a spiritual reality.
We being who we are today, however we landed in this reality, whoever we are today, we carry the genetic experience of our lineage from the very beginning. It’s encoded in the DNA, it’s like genetic memory. It’s something about the experience of the journey we have it in us.
But somewhere within our genetic memory, somewhere hidden in there, we all come from a people; each of us comes from a people that understood they lived in a spiritual reality.
And because we lived in a spiritual reality every one of our ancestral peoples understood we have a responsibility. We were responsible for the past, the future and for the present. We understood that all things had being.
So we knew who we were, we understood what we were saying and we knew where we were: we knew our purpose. And this reality lives in our genetic memory. As human beings, whoever we are, whatever individuals we are know.
That experience is there now.
It’s that ninety percent of our brains that they say we can’t use.
So they’re using it.