: very basic and power
: first in importance : primary
Primal (adj.): c. 1600, “belonging to the earliest age,” from Medieval Latin primalis “primary,” from Latin primus “first” (prime). Psychological sense, in reference to Freud’s theory of behaviors springing from the earliest stage of emotional development, is attested from 1918. Primal scream is from a best-selling book of 1971.
“The need for love and intimacy is a fundamental human need, as primal as the need for food, water, and air.”
Dean Omish (b. 1953, American physician, clinical professor at UCSF, president and founder of Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, and leading expert on fighting illness, particularly heart disease with dietary and lifestyle changes.)
“Our first experience of life is primarily felt in the *body.* ... We know ourselves in the security of those who hold us and gaze upon us. It's not heard or seen or thought it's felt. That's the original knowing.”
Richard Rohr (b. 1943, globally recognized ecumenical teacher; Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico)
“I like to have strong opinions with nothing to back them up with besides my primal sincerity. I like sincerity. I lack sincerity.”
Kurt Cobain (1967-1994, American musician, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter for the rock band, Nirvana)
“High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces.”
Camille Paglia (b. 1947, American social critic and professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 1984; the New York Times described as “first and foremost an educator.”)
“Every kind of language is... specialized form of bodily gesture, and in this sense it may be said that the dance is the mother of all languages... an original language of total bodily gesture. This "original" language of total bodily gesture is thus the one and only real language, which everybody who is in any way expressing himself is using all the time. What we call speech and the other kinds of language are only parts of it which have undergone specialized development.”
R.G. Collingwood (1889-1943, born Robin George Collingwood, British philosopher and practicing archaeologist, best known for his work in aesthetics and the philosophy of history)
“Our first experience of life is primarily felt in the *body.* … We know ourselves in the security of those who hold us and gaze upon us. It’s not heard or seen or thought it’s felt. That’s the original knowing.”
— Richard Rohr
When we cover over our unique sensitivities and not listen to visceral feelings in our bodies we are doing ourselves a great disservice. We are cutting ourselves off from Source Energy, because our intuition, instincts, and psychic knowings are the electrical chords that connects us to The Divine.
When we don’t listen to the signals and primal knowledge of our bodies, our propensities to anesthetize ourselves will be great. We will attempt to quell our primal feelings of those issues we are avoiding to face and shift them into illusions of fear.
This comes about when we are erroneously mistreated and unjustly misrepresented. We are then scarred by those assaults that goes against everything that we were born to be. We were created from Love, for Love, to be loved, and to love and create unconditionally.
Now, that’s a lot to juggle, but that’s the whole point of being human, to know how to love in a world dominated by the unloved; and to then fail, to get back up and to love again with deeper wisdom and with truth.
We must continue to seek out primal authenticity within ourselves, for this is the work of our evolution and ascension into Christ Consciousness, to let go of all of the scaffolding, and come back to how God originally made us to be.
Stay well, my friends. Continue to prime and rewire your minds and hearts with loving thoughts.
Much Love, Tonya