We are all indigenous people. We are the first people of this planet, and we all have roots that go back to the beginning of time, as we know it.
Did you know just recently it was found that most people on earth have Neanderthal DNA? Most of us are 4% cave man. Wow! If thatís not indigenous I donít know what is. Being a native of this tribe or that tribe is not what makes us indigenous on this planet because we are all native to one tribe: the tribe of Humanity on planet Earth.
Being an earthling is what makes us indigenous. Many of us feel lost because we are missing that sense of connection. But many people are working hard to try and find that feeling of community again. The very Aquarian Internet is certainly making that easier.
I believe as we near the end of the Piscean era we are seeing a lot of old souls reincarnating at this time. They want to fulfill their karmic contract in the Pisces energy before the Aquarian energy is completely here. This would explain why there are so many people here on Earth at this time.
I think Karmically this goes back to the sweep of Christianity across the European continent in the early part of the first century. Many indigenous beliefs were cut short or co-opted into Christianity at that time. When people say, ďJust give me some of that old time religion,Ē I donít think they realize how old some of those religious practices are. Many Christian practices go back to the original pagan practices of the indigenous people of Europe and the Middle East.
When the heavy hand of the church swept threw Europe, many people shifted their practices into the new religion. Myth and folklore have kept many ancient indigenous stories and practices alive. Some have shifted and changed to keep up with the times but you can still find the root by looking a little bit deeper into the culture. A lot of indigenous practices that have been considered old folklore practices and beliefs are coming back into favor and increasing in popularity.
There are many indigenous people around the world. Some are on small islands and some are in remote areas of very populated countries. Most of the time when you read or hear about indigenous people in the news, they are talking about some group or tribe that has not been altered by the colonial expansion that started in the 1500ís.
That is when Europeans began expanding into the new world. Before that they were trying to unify their own countries under the social and economic organization of the church, which at that time was the Catholic Church before it splintered into many branches of Christianity.
The return of pagan beliefs and practices is also a return of indigenous practices. Tattoos started in Ancient Egypt and India and have magical roots. Some people still get tattoos for magical and protective reasons. Whenever I see a person with tattoos I look to see if I recognize some of the images.
Perhaps they are from some ancient place and time that may have lost its voice and expression due to human expansion. Perhaps they are from a past life that was cut short and wants to fulfill itself. When I see blue tattoos I think of the inky blue woad of the ancient Celtic tribes or perhaps the dragons of the Norse people.
As the pagan movement grows in all its forms there are an increasing number of people wanting to know about their ancient heritage. And with this interest in their roots there is an understanding that we are all interrelated and of one species.
There is also an understanding that whatever your understanding of God or some other spiritual or divine being is, it is not necessarily an old white man with a flowing white beard. Just as humanity has many different faces so does the divine. Women and men all have a spark of the divine in them.
I love the fact that so many people want to know about their roots and the ancient heritages. The world is starting to recognize the differences and the wonderful richness and fullness that diversity brings to everyone on the planet.
Tricia Howe is a born intuitive who started psychic training at age 15. She has over 30 yearsí experience in Intuitive Counseling, Tarot, Mediumship, and Clairvoyance. You may contact her at Mystictrish@cox.net or at (949) 493-0705.