Friday, August 7, 2009

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The Gods Call Upon the Birds

The other day, I went to get my haircut. I go to a beauty salon instead of a barber. I go there because it only costs me 1000 yen plus, I am always satisfied with her work. My hair has strong natural waves. It has become milder but when I was a child, it was all curled up. So if I go to a haircutter that is not so good, my curls will start to grow in a strange way, and within a month, I had to go to get another cut. But with her, my hair grows equally and can hold it for two month. She could imagine how my hair would grow and cut it in the right way.

When I cut my hair, I always realize that my concentration is better. So would it be better to make it bald? I feel that wouldn’t be good. My inspiration comes through the hair. My hair is the yorishiro (寄り代) for the god spirit’s energy to reside. I feel each person has his/her own right length of hair. It has to be the perfect length to get the right inspiration.

The higher priest’s uniform is called ikan-sokutai (衣冠束帯). I don’t know the origin of this design in an academic way, but I can see with my psychic vision that the design is formed by a spiritual foundation. Spiritually, the most important part of the design is the belt that runs from the back of the head down through the neck. This is covering and protecting the spiritual yorishiro part of the body. When the priest is conducting a Shinji (神事) ceremony, I sense that the god’s energy comes and reside on this belt. The miko (巫女) maiden wears a head lei which also has the same function.

The next important part is the extremely long and wide sleeves. If they extend their arms wide, it would probably look like a bird’s feather.

Overall, the figure looks like a bird with its cockscomb.

From the ancient times, gods and the birds had a very important connection. The gods uses the birds as a messenger.

In Izawa-no-miya of Ise, there still exists many rare species of birds. This is a proof that the god still resides at this place.

Sometime ago, I asked god, “who is the most important person in a shrine?” The answer was “the cleaners” rather than the head priest.

From the eyes of the god, the high and low status in the human society is completely upside down. The highest priests who sit behind the tables were considered the most distant to god.

When the high priest voluntarily starts to act on cleaning the sacred ground and act on protecting the forest and the small animals, he will become a true priest.

Ikashite-itadaite Arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Don’t Exploit God’s Name

wrote: July 26th

Most people must feel that there are too many gods in this world. The names are hard to remember and confusing. In fact, most of the gods were created by mankind and do not exist. Certain noble families or tribes needed a god to worship in order to control the commoners. It was a way to gain power.

“My family has been ruling this land that you all are living for generations because our ancestor is God OOOO.” “Our ancestor is the awful God OOOO.” These gurus have been collecting donations from the regional people for hundreds of years by preaching such immature nonsense. This is obviously not a true god. This in only a Jinrei (人霊), a human spirit that is pretending to be a god. Most of this Jinrei is a spirit that has killed a lot of people over and over again, using special kind of weapons.

From the ancient times, this tragedy has repeated its history disguised as a god trying to control mankind.
For example, there is a famous god in the Japanese Mythology called Nigihayahino-mikoto (饒速日命). Even today, there are still Shintoists and psychics who worship this god. Mononobe-uji (物部氏) was said to be the descendent of this god and governed an area with a strong power. He created Mononobe Shinto and influenced the Government of that time. We see similar situation happening today, don’t we?

Is Nigihayahino-mikoto a true god? No he is not. He was only a Jinrei. In the ancient times, a group of tribes arrived from the Continent. They were hunting tribes and had a lot of weapons such as spears, bows and arrows. The agricultural tribes preferred peace and had no weapons. If they fought, of course they will loose so they obeyed and followed orders of the tribe. Mononobe family inherited the skills of making weapons. This family has a history in Shinto dictating the rituals for the Gods. There are many Norito chants that were fabricated in those days.

The true god is only one. And that one god can appear in three different energy forms. You could say they are three aspects of one gods. The rest of the gods are offshoots of these three gods. And men named these different energy figures.

Through out the world, in the origins of religions, three gods often appears.

In Hindu, the Trimurti, Brahman, Vishnu and Shiva. In Christianity, the Trinity. In Shinto, the Sankishin (三貴神). The three gods are Amaterasu, Tsukuyomi and Susanoo.

The one and only god rests inside you as your innate god. Joy, anger, sorrow and happiness that human experiences are the expressions from these three gods. Which god comes in front depends on how you live your life.

Take care of your own Innate God.

Ikashite-itadaite Arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live