I see what needs to happen now. I was unhappy with some of my dreads. They looked braided and I disliked the way they felt.Those will eventually fall apart, like most of my other T&R dreads. That is nature destroying my art. I'm okay with that, because my art was unbalanced, lacking natural influence. Everything is shifting toward equilibrium.From my perspective, you're missing a step in your change of outlook to one more aligned to the naturalistic viewpoint... By once again putting your hands into your hair, you're -again- fiddling with the very thing that you've stated you want to leave alone and let the Mother take charge of. Leave it be and let nature -change- what you've initiated.I haven't missed a step. I just haven't (or hadn't) yet gotten there. It's all a process, like everything else, apparently including my ridiculous hair. Putting my hands in to fiddle is not an unnatural act. The way and the amount that I fiddle with my hair determines the balance point between natural chaos and human influence. Only by contributing order and intent will art and nature blend.
updated by @ryan-emmel: 07/22/15 06:35:12AM
Regrets, and a shift in philosophy
This is the exact reason that I couldn't go 100% 'natural' or 'neglect' those two seem to be synonomous in the dreading world, and they in no way, shape or form go together in my mind.Ryan Emmel said:
My hands and my intent are as natural as my hair and my heartbeat. "Natural" is subjective, and to me, it demands love and care, not neglect..