It’s all here. We need not continue going somewhere else, like many western people do. People have been going to India, to Tibet and now they go to Peru and then it will be somewhere else. Rather than take people to such places I started working with people in a very mystical way. I go around and give regular lectures and workshops and also there is a group of people I work with closely, which is really committed to transform all of these things and this requires time. It is an inner process of deep transformation and such takes time so that it can be put into practice.
For example, Portugal is Portugal and people do not have to learn to be Norwegian. They must understand the values that are inherent to their culture. I’m not saying that mixing cultures is wrong, but I think that we only really mix when we internalize the importance of what we have. We can take what is important from other cultures, but if we forget our own, we’ll just be pretending that we are using other things. As another example, I see people going to India and adopting the Indian way of dressing, of thinking, but then they never get there because they did not meet their internal value system.
The outside is not important, only the inside is. The inside is not only a mystical part of ourselves, but also of our family, our culture, our history, of who we are, and it depends on many, many factors. It is important to discover and internalise this but it needs to be real.
I’m not saying for people to be nationalistic, but rather to realise that once, in Portugal, there were mystical people and there is a tradition of healing and other aspects which have fallen into oblivion. Once we open that value system though, we realise that this culture is still present in us.
I’ve been in Peru to teach this to the people. The country was dominated by Western culture, the Spaniards and their cultural system, because otherwise they would have been killed. 500 years ago, if we did not do what our supervisor told us, we would be persecuted and killed, or made slaves, and so people were afraid, and that fear is still there today, in Peru. Peruvians still act like 500 years ago and are afraid to remember what is at the core of their genetic code. It appears strange that a foreigner comes forth to explain their value system but everybody has the capacity to remember, given the right tools.
Don’t read history books, and don’t try to be something you think you are, but come back to the reality of who you truly are, which is deeper than finding another system, another way, or in reinventing yourselves. It’s about coming back to the genetic wisdom that is always there.