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This defines the forces that shape our lives.
In 1949, a white man raped my 14 yr old mother. Deemed neglected children, she was exiled to the Qld Border & I to Bomaderry Mission. There I was imbued with a strict code of honesty, self-discipline & love of goodness in my training as a domestic servant. There was no disrespect, disobedience, lies or shirking of responsibilitIes. When I was 6 yrs old, I was adopted by a white couple who uprooted all the good cultivated in me by the missionaries.
Words can't express the horrors of The Word Made Flesh - turning my world upside down; a new home & name (ie: shadow self & reflection) & a new religion that enforced the use my right hand. This switched & split my brains, chaining me to the opinion of Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer, that half-castes weren't much better than animals. Thus Science classified me & mine "belonging to the genus Pan Troglodyte". The word "opinion" means: "a view or judgement formed that is not necessarily based on fact or knowledge".
Baldwin Spencer's opinion condemned me to be stripped of my humanity & forced to remain a child, dominated by parents who interpreted his opinion literally, & ensured my neocortex wouldn't develop by denying friendships outside of school hours, reducing my life to hell behind closed doors & cleaning a bank after school till 9 pm. Thankfully, when I was 10, the nuns persuaded them to alIow me to attend Saturday morning art classes.
In 1992 I began dot painting & the task of piecing together the scattered pieces of my mind to become my own psychologist. In 2014 I educated myself on the uniting of Greek philosophy & Biblical Scripture in 4 AD by the Greeks, Clement & Athanasius & Egyptian priest, Origen - The Fathers of palindromic Christian dogma, ie: "am god". Clement of Alexandria inflated male pride when he stated: "he who obeys the Lord and follows the prophecy given through him ... becomes a god while still moving about in the flesh"; causing palindromic sequence on a double stranded DNA. A palindromic sequence is a nucleic acid sequence on double-stranded DNA or RNA wherein reading 5' (five-prime) to 3' (three prime) forward on one strand matches the sequence reading 5' to 3' on the complementary strand with which it forms a double helix. NB: 3 symbolizes The Trinity, while 5 symbolizes the individual parts of our ancient reptilian brain serving "The Trinity".
Most intelligent people understand that continual abuse causes the mind to become like a broken record, incessantly repeating one part of a song, until the owner manually lifts the mechanical arm & stops it. Uneducated, abused children learn to adapt & survive with their reptilian brain, which lacks any sense of morality, law & order & never learns from its mistakes. This legacy of the past is all they've ever known.
Verbal abuse leaves no visible wounds & reduces the mind to a disabled nervous wreck that can't articulate its problems, which increase exponentially over time. When an innocent, timid & inoffensive child is exposed to constant physical abuse & insidous mental torture for the duration of its development to adult status, he or she is reduced to the state of a lost soul deprived of an adult mind.
My white identity & mind (ie: shadow self & reflection of my environment) collapsed under the weight of parental + public opinion & disintegrated. I decided to return to my beginning to my "white sky hero & creator being", Sister Mavis Kennedy, whose foresight prepared me for adulthood. Her loving training taught me to work & "do without" like an adult from my infancy, saving me from the fate of "lost souls".
Sister Kennedy's superb example & superior training methods enable me to weld my 2 selves, (my intellect = The Government) & My sub-conscious = Adam HaRishon; The First Man) into One Being - A Brain subservient to me, Its Spirit.
Dot painting reconnects me to my origins at Bomaderry & my Ancestral Dreaming (the Eternal Now) where time doesn't exist.
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