“You Must Be Spiritual” | Modern Animism

“You Must Be Spiritual” | Modern Animism


You Must Be Spiritual Hey everybody, I am out here in the woods.
You can hear the cicadas really loud and we’ve got some greenery and I thought it would be
nice to go for a walk while we still have all of this before it all goes away. So come
with me and I’ll share the story about uh, you must be spiritual. [music] So here I am in the woods, I thought I’d share
it with you in case you don’t have woods where you are.You can kind of get an idea of what
it looks like n Virginia in August. And I will walk slow so that it doesn’t look like
Blair Witch – hopefully. So, I’m in England, get off the plane, go to my first destination.
There is a guy from the English Heritage Society, I think that’s what it’s called. It’s the
place that looks over and takes care of historic sites and he’s asking me questions about what
brings me here, you know what sites do I want to see. That kind of thing. And we’re in the
middle of the question and he says, “Oh, you must be one of those spiritual people.” And, you could see my face, you could see
that I’m thinking like, “What?” [laughs] And I’m thinking, “What is that? What could
he mean by that? What, what is a spiritual person? You know, you look spiritual?” And, um, what he was talking about was things
like I said that I was interested in ghosts, uh, I’m interested in energy healing, um,
crystals, that kind of stuff. And while all of that is, I guess alternative, I don’t know.
I grew up in a place where it wasn’t alternative, so it’s kind of hard for me to know what other
people think of, um, but I guess for some people, you know, that’s just woo woo stuff. Uh, but really if you think about it, that’s…
everything is spiritual, so that is certainly part of it. But, that’s not what makes a person
spiritual. That might be a gateway if you didn’t grow up in that. It might be a way
that you express it. Um, but that’s just a teeny tiny part, and if you stop there, then
I think your experience of spirituality is going to be rather superficial and eventually
not very fulfilling. So, one of the reasons why I am out here,
it is to share the woods with you, but it’s also to get you to take a look around. Now
this is life. This is what life looks like before and after, I suppose, technology and
all of that. You know? It’s right here. The air around you. The sun up above, shining
through the trees there. It is things you do when you get up in the morning. You know,
do you make your bed? Do you.. what do you eat? You know, how do you work? How do you
make your make your money? It’s in all of that stuff. So when you hear us talking about
stuff on the Pan channel that’s like, maybe not looking all that spiritual, that’s the
reason why. Ooh, I’m stuck. I’m stuck! It’s because everything is spiritual. It’s
not just these things like the tarot cards and talking to the dead and those kinds of
things. Um. Yeah, so I wouldn’t put all your eggs in that basket. Now you might want to
spend some time investigating that. And maybe that’s your place of comfort and interest.
Maybe you’ve had a near death experience and that brought you to questioning. Or maybe,
you know, somebody died and that was what got you looking at spirit. But your body is just as important to your
existence because that’s where you live. You know, it’s the physicality. It’s the Earth
element. It’s the you-ness. It’s the sensuality. It’s all the things you can see, hear, taste,
touch smell that make you alive as a human being right now. So don’t ignore that. It’s part of you. You
know, the way that you think? That mental piece, that’s part of spirituality too. So
when these things got separated, mind, body and spirit got separated, I believe. So, the
story that I heard and the one that I believe is that it happened because of medicine. If
God was the supreme being, then God was in charge of whether or not you lived or died.
And so there was no need for medicine. All you had to do was pray and trust. But you
know, people wanted to use herbs. They wanted medicine and the only way that they could
do that and have it work within their realty paradigm was to separate it. So, one of the things I see that gets in the
way of people having a really deep and meaningful spiritual life is that they continue to separate
it. And I know that that is a huge divide to cross because we kind of do it automatically.
It’s engrained in society. That’s the way that we, you know we communicate. That’s the
way that we live. So, when I start talking about, or not just
me, but anybody, starts talking about things that don’t seem spiritual, ask yourself. What’s
the other piece? How does this relate to my wholeness. How can I not separate. That’s
a gorgeous tree. How can I just be a part of this whole, big
thing? How do other people, other organisms fit into this thing? You kind of give gratitude
to it and see how you can connect to that. So it entertain me when people say, “Oh,
you must be one of those spiritual people” but we all are. Whether it seems that way
or not, we all are. So, I hope that today in your work, in your play, in your diet,
inyour everything, your love, everything that shows up for you. I’d love to hear how it’s
working out for you. Feel free to leave me a comment. Like, share, and subscribe of course,
it does help our channel and I’ll se you on another Pan video soon. Ciao!