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I, Tzó-Nah, am going to publish unedited versions of chapters in the upcoming book which may or may not be changed at publication. Today, I am going to unwind a little version chapter entitled Henry Is Not A Holy Man by my teacher-guide Henry-Joseph Paradise (pictured here), who is an American Indian. Here we go:
The understanding of the spiritual world is nil to most humans. Most church people are looking for the spiritual feeling they get when they go to church. People make the claim, "I am a spiritual man." They do not know what the spirit is or how it works. I, Henry, am not a holy man and I am not to be holy-fied and made saintly. No human is holy. If a human were holy, he would never do anything wrong. My instruction is not to make myself holy. My instruction is not to make myself into a preacher or someone holy.
Each individual has a god of his own, a spirit of his own. To become a living being the human has to have the force of God behind him. Through the grace of God's instrument, His measurements of infinite intelligence were inserted into us to give us life and conscience along with intelligence. God is with you always watching over you giving you everything composed to make you conscious until death.
“We spirits are a divided part of the Whole True God.
God, the Father, The Whole True God everyone is praying to, came and divided and distributed himself into millions and billions of parts. We spirits are inserted into these millions and billions of parts called atoms along with the creation factors to create beings of all types. We spirits are intangible entities contained into the atom and we carry instructions in our rotational movement imagined into us by God. We spirits are a form of His energy as we are part of Him and from Him.
We are the children of God in the form of God's energy as sound at the highest frequency. Our sound is a language, a vibratory thought, carried by light and we create; we have powers, mighty powers. This vibratory thought, is a form of energy that is electrical but more like the static electricity found in the atmosphere. We come from the North Star area but the sun directs our path. As it comes forth it brings his Father, the energy created at the North Star, carried on its back. He comes into the earth's atmosphere and goes into anything that is an electric form, like the spin of the earth. The spirit adheres to the small world of the atom and infests himself into everything known.”
My name is Henry Paradise. I am an American Indian born on a reservation at the Idaho–Nevada borderline. I belong to the red people mixed up with a little white blood. My father was a full–blooded Indian and my mother was a half–breed, half–white and half–Indian. My mother was born on the reservation and did not speak English. “Milk” is the Indian name my mother gave me.
My mother was raised by my great–grandmother who taught her the old Indian belief system. She would tell me there are two of you, one is evil, one is good. “I give” is a quotation of Indian teaching my mother made in the language of my people. “I give, I give half and treat my fellow human right always and forgive him when he does something wrong to me.”
My mother would tell me, “Never criticize anyone and never make fun of them.” She taught me to help my neighbors when they were in need. As I grew up, I came away from the teachings of my mother. I started drinking alcohol after prohibition although they did not sell liquor to Indians on reservations. I found my happiness in drinking alcohol. When I drank, I overcame my fears and my loss of spiritual grace. The need for spiritual contact greatly affected me as it does most Indian people. Indian people find their worth when they have spiritual command of themselves. This is the same for any son of the white, black, and yellow peoples.
As a young man I drank alcohol at the local dance halls. I would drink and go from being a wallflower to kicking up my heels. I felt I had found a cure for the spiritual, empty feeling but the alcohol took me over completely. I drank alcohol for many years and was out of control.
Later, I tried to quit drinking and found I could not stop. Even as an alcoholic I searched for the spiritual feeling. I read leaflets printed by different religious groups. I listened to the sermons of the preachers. Later in life, I found pamphlets and books telling how intensified thought and control over the emotions could be my success. Eventually, I quit drinking alcohol. I received this gift a year and a half after I quit drinking.
I do not have a high school diploma or degree of any kind. I am not an educated man although I attended the government school on the reservation. The government school required Indian children be present but they were not pressed to learn. The education I received is equivalent to the sixth grade level. I did not speak English until I was thirteen years of age. I have been a bricklayer and stonemason throughout my life. My trade as a stonemason was learned in a government school.
It was as a stonemason I came to receive this spiritual gift. At that time, I was 56 years of age. For the stone used in my work, I cut rocks in the mountains surrounding the area where I lived. I began to pray to the rocks while cutting stone in the mountains. I did not know at the time my prayers would open a channel where I would be the receiver and mouthpiece for the Word of my god.
For most of my life, I have known the suffering between my people, the American Indian, and the government of the United States. As Henry, I was in anguish over the desolation of faith through the deceit, thievery, envy of land, gold and silver that destroyed the meaningful prayers of the Indian people denying them spiritual grace. The disgraceful act of racial discrimination against the Indian people condemned them as savages when they were spiritual people. The government placed the Indian people on reservations destroying their right to decide about their affairs and their lives. The decision power stolen from the Indian people by the government was done to affect land treaties and all treaties regarding the natural resources.
The land and natural resources have been lost forever to the Indian people through treaties; all promises made in good faith have come to naught through greed. It was in this state of mind and at the urging of my god, I came to be praying to the rocks in the mountains where I was cutting stone used in my work. In my prayers I asked for wisdom–knowledge. I did not expect to have anything given to me.
I came down from the mountains after cutting the rocks and began an ordeal, a test of my true grit. All Indian people know when you ask for a gift from the spirit world you will be put through a test. The trial–test I went through to receive my gift was urged upon by the spirit side of me. The culmination of the trial–test was a judgement by my god upon me as a human. After judgement, I received the gift of wisdom– knowledge by opening to my spirit–mind. The gift I received is the opening of the highest of channels used to communicate with your spirit–soul, your god or your subconscious mind. I, Henry, did not know then what I know now. I had yet to go through the trial–test and tribulation subscribed to me by my god.
The trial–test and tribulation I underwent is a judgement between man and his god, both negative and positive. As part of that test, I was given commands by my god, my spirit–soul, to determine my true nature as a human. To open to my god or spirit–soul, I, Henry was tested by the devilment contained in the human body– spirit, or the fears and emotions. During my trial–test and tribulation, I was under the autohypnosis of my human body–spirit. The autohypnosis is coming from the human mind directed by the body–spirit or the fears and emotions. The human body–spirit, or the fears and negative emotions, can hypnotize your human mind and paralyze your ability to think. Autohypnosis is like the hypnotist you see commanding people. In this hypnotic state, you will do anything based on a suggestion.
The trial–test I underwent is an illustration of the way the personal judgement will be coming to people. I, Henry, felt sick when I went through my judgement. I was running around in the fields. My god or spirit–soul would tell me to do very destructive things. Throughout the trial–test I came to know my god or spirit–soul, Joseph. I moved out of the autohypnotic state and away from the superstitious sayings I had heard as a youth. I know now that I can talk to my god man–to–man or person–to–person as I would talk with anyone.
I AM JOSEPH, THE INSTRUCTION, edited.
1. Do not violate(hurt or harm) your fellow humans. 2. Give your blessings, thanks, and praise to your fellow humans. 3. Forgive. To live in peace, forgiveness has to occur. 4. Communicate with your spirit/soul (within each of you).