The other day, during the Olympic men’s figure skating competition, one of the Japanese skater’s shoelace got cut off. And obviously his score was a disappointment one that didn’t reach to attain a medal.
Surprisingly, he said that this shoelace had cut off many times but he kept using the same one by knotting them together over and over again. He was afraid to change it into a new one because it might feel different and uncomfortable.
I could understand if he had to change his skating boots but what he worried was about his shoelace. I sense that he believed it was bad luck.
This is the kind of belief in the Shugendo Path. You create your own superstition and make rules to strangle yourself. This kind of superstition is nonsense and would only create bad luck like him. On one of the most important day of his life, it happened.
In truth, the fee-charging ceremonies or rituals are the same. You are restraining yourself. You might be thinking, if you paid to receive a certain ceremony or a ritual that things are going to change. It would actually create nothing but destruction. It will create filth between you and your ancestors. And your ancestral spirits’ effort trying to help you would not reach you. It will become an obstacle.
There are more chances to have a better life when there is no filth from spirits other than your ancestors.
I would never think or act in a superstitious way.
People who are weak tend to find comfort in these rituals. People who had very strict parents tend to look for “restraints.”
All human beings both men and women have deep instinct to return to the Great Mother. It is like the river fish returning to the ocean. Until we return, we will never have the true fulfilling comfort.
No matter how much you love your partner, or how wealthy you have become, you heart is not fulfilled until this time comes.
The Great Mother has always been inside you. Don’t look for it outside. It will manifest by acting through your feminine side, the motherhood. Your compassion to have mercy on your ancestral spirits is an important aspect. It is a good training to nurture your motherhood.
To have motherhood is an important quality for an entrepreneur. The company will grow successfully. To nurture his/her employee and feel the joy of development is the feminine side necessary for a leader at this era.
If you want to get married, make sure you find someone who has good motherly quality (both men and women). Don’t misjudge by their outlook or financial wealth.
Thank you for letting us live