Kevin: Immediately, I’ve one other unimaginable visitor on the road. She has traveled all all over the world, residing with tribal societies and discovered their therapeutic methods and most not too long ago has been organizing a yearly uncooked occasion for like-minded folks such as you to assemble and share the message which is
known as the Uncooked Spirit Fest. So right this moment, I would prefer to welcome Completely satisfied. Completely satisfied, how are you?
Completely satisfied: I’m content material past measure.
Kevin: Properly, that’s an superior option to begin this name. Let’s begin by speaking about who you’re and let’s simply give just a little bit background after which we’ll get proper into the main points of what we need to discuss
about right this moment.
Completely satisfied: Alright. Properly, I am the founder, the chief visionary officer of the Uncooked Spirit Competition which is the largest uncooked, vegan, natural, eco-sustainable answer world peace pageant on the planet.
Kevin: Wow. Hear, once we talked earlier than this name once we you had talked about you had been out touring to totally different cultures in Southeast Asia, is that right?
Completely satisfied: Properly, all through Asia, Central America, and Canada and about 30 nations I’ve lived in.
Kevin: Okay. And you’ve got performed some analysis and you have lived with some Tribes. Why do not you begin and simply form of inform us a number of the issues that you’ve got performed and a number of the distinctions that you’ve got gotten and I am going to ask you questions as we go.
Completely satisfied: For greater than 10 years, I used to be adopted by a wide range of tribes in Asia and as an journey anthropologist residing up excessive within the Himalayas, within the swamplands of Bangladesh, within the hinterlands of Thailand, in Burma and on the islands of Malaysia and Thailand and plenty of different nations and in
Australia and since I used to be so younger and so eager to be taught their methods, they mainly adopted me.
I’d reside with them for months on finish and be taught their languages. One of many issues that I discovered from the Yogis who lived up excessive within the Himalayas is the ability of water. Yogis advocate utilizing water as their major drugs not solely as an enema but when anyone has a pores and skin ailment or from illness pores and skin or an insect chew or a lower, the prescribed method is to place that physique half underneath the bubbling- near-freezing- water for so long as the particular person can stand it repeatedly by way of the course of the day and it is thought of strongest to do that at dawn and sundown as a result of there’s one thing in regards to the interaction of photo voltaic radiation at these instances that accentuates the ability of very chilly water and actually,
one of many practices that I do is baptism each morning if I can and each night and all through America, we will do that in across the planet, once we’re touring we hunt down the comparatively pristine streams wherever we’re touring and bathe in them as an alternative of going to the motel help or going to a public bathe and it cleans the physique, thoughts, and spirit and I would like to ask you, when is the final time you watched the dawn?
Kevin: It was a few days in the past. We have been away and I watched the dawn.
Completely satisfied: Is not that lovely?
Completely satisfied: As a result of I used to be considering it is summer season proper now and it is such an vital non secular apply that the tribal individuals who I lived with did this day by day. The phrase soul truly means solar as in photo voltaic radiation and an individual who has lots of soul has lots of sunshine of their coronary heart and the phrase sole as in solely,had additionally come from the phrase solar as a result of it was thought of the one supply of life and the one to who we give reverence.
An vital half is getting again into the tribal mind-set is to sleep alfresco on the earth to really feel the rhythm of the physique known as the earth, to really feel the magnetic radiation, to really feel the love emanating from the earth and its day by day nightly rhythm.
One different facet of a pure way of life is to embrace the night time, to embrace the darkness and to revere and to commune with the starlight and starlight may very well be our most neglected dietary deficiency. One other facet of tribal residing is vigorous train. Tribal folks train no less than two hours a day with sweat, with a racing coronary heart, with deep-end, vigorous and loud respirations, and so all
of those is a part of the uncooked vegan way of life; stretching, rising a backyard, rising sprouts as a starting to a backyard.
As we’re hitchhiking, we will eat wild meals and so it is actually vital as a part of a day by day sacrament to the touch, to smell and to softly ingest no less than one wild plant wherever we’re to actually get in contact with our atmosphere, to actually let ourselves on a sunny little degree commune with the atmosphere,
with the soil that is proper beneath our ft.
Kevin: So once you went to those areas, I imply how outdated have been you and the way did you get invited or how did you current your self to those totally different cultures?
Completely satisfied: Properly, I acquired a scholarship to check at Hobart Matriculation Faculty in Tasmania once I was 16 and 17 and whereas I used to be there, a part of this system was a piece program to exit into the skilled pressure and so I joined the Tasmanian Forest Service and I used to be the one apprentice
there who was not half aboriginal.
The aboriginal leaders welcomed me into their forest service household and so I discovered lots of the methods from them after which I felt so at residence with them, greater than I had in truth within the English tradition of Tasmania that I noticed that there is an unlimited huge world of knowledge and since I used to be 12 years outdated, I had been cognizant of the truth that sure points of Christianity might need sure limitations no less than on my mindset and I used to be in search of out knowledge.
My path, I name it journey anthropology nevertheless it was truly the trail of somebody who was simply thirsting and hungering for knowledge and so I went from tribe to tribe in search of out higher methods in doing methods which are extra, we name right this moment eco-sustainable and extra light and easy loving kindness and humor and spontaneity.
I’d stick with one tribe and I’d suppose, “That is it. I am by no means leaving.” After which they are going to grow to be victims of genocide. For instance, I used to be in Bangladesh and the tribes that I used to be simply leaving simply to
re – provide have been attacked by the Bengali authorities.
There was one other tribe I lived with on the border of Thailand and once I left their refugee camp sooner or later, I got here again the following day they usually have been burnt to the bottom and so had all of my associates with it, so I have been in a single expertise after one other.
The Moken individuals who I lived with grew to become digital servants of the Thai Forest Service. The Thai Forest Service would pay the teenage women for a complete day of sweeping the forest clear as a result of it is a jungle.
They might receives a commission two luggage of potato chips, the very small ones they usually needed to do it. They did not actually have a alternative.
They have been additionally setup on reservations they usually grew to become the vacationer attraction in order that they needed to keep on this island and the Forest Service had them construct sure buildings that they thought the vacationers would really like
to see them in after which they have been now not allowed to go of their crusing canoes from island to island and expertise their free way of life as a result of earlier than that, they used to go all the best way to India virtually yearly by way of the Andaman Sea to fish and hunt they usually have a very simple, stunning, adventurous way of life.
What’s taking place in lots of the creating nations, and there is a purpose why it is known as creating as a result of it is creating into what we have developed into. That the tribal individuals are going by way of the identical factor that our tribal folks, our native folks went by way of 100 to 200 years in the past.
Kevin: Let’s choose a tribe and no matter one that you simply’re closest to otherwise you have been closest to, you understand what’s the day by day exercise? What do they eat? You mentioned that everybody sleeps on the bottom. I imply, what is the exercise? What do they do? What do they hunt? I imply, it is so fascinating to me and I have to know.
Completely satisfied: Alright. Properly, one of many folks I lived with was the Khasi folks they usually’re pineapple farmers and so we’d gather herbs on a regular basis. They reside deep within the forest after which they’ve this conical huts fully comprised of mud they usually have been the cleanest mud huts conceivable. All the pieces was tidy. They’d only a few possessions, virtually none. They’ve one little treasure chest filled with their only a few earthly possessions like an outfit of intricate lacy magnificence every and in any other case, they put on little or no they usually reside in a quite simple life, in a quite simple approach and we might gather herbs early within the morning. We might supply prayers to the sunshine.
Kevin: What are the prayers about?
Completely satisfied: One translation may very well be which I’ve been saying for a few years, “Oh divine solar, bearer of all life, giver of all beings, might you reside eternally, and will we reside eternally, at one with
you in order that we will make it homewards to you eternally. Oh, divine solar, bearer of all life, giver of all beings.” We might go up our little moles and it jogs my memory of the people who find themselves like squirrels, like birds, like mountain lions, all these folks they’ve totally different tribes, they occur to be totally different species reside by the identical faith. As an example it is the faith of the solar, the faith of a pure
rhythm, the respiratory of day and night time and totally feeling the breath of the season, residing as near the mom earth as
doable and actually feeling as if we’re sleeping on the breasts of a
mom each night time.
Numerous these folks I reside with by no means wore footwear. They smile a
radiate a smile like sunshine and never simply of their eyes or of their
smile however their complete physique. They are usually very affectionate, rather a lot
of hugging, lots of touching, lots of therapeutic massage, foot therapeutic massage.
A part of our neighborhood here_ the Completely satisfied Oasis Uncooked Retreat which is a
long-term uncooked vegetarian neighborhood of about 6 to 10 folks at any
time. We have adopted these tribal methods of getting lots of freedom to
no matter we like. There isn’t any guru right here. Everyone is self-
repeatedly and sharing.
There’s simply lots of affection verbally, encouragement, communion,
changing into intimate as a lot as we will, not essentially as a lot
bodily as a gaggle however extra in a approach of the guts by way of
communication as a result of communication as a result of communication comes
from the basis of communion – commune and I understand that the one true
communication is that by which our talking and our listening outcomes
this sense of oneness.