Ninja Magic Presence
Many years ago, I used to tell students of an interesting comment once made by ninjutsu teacher on one of our walks late at night after training. I was continuously probing with questions about what a ninja really was. I wanted to move on from my Western stereotype ideas, and closer to the authentic truth as to who the ninja were from the grandmaster’s view of history.
He told me that historically, the ninja was a bringer of good luck. Just being in an allied samurai general’s presence was the major benefit the ninja offered.
I did not know what to make of that.
I thought of ninja as spies, underground resistance fighters, intelligence gatherers, but as “bringers of good luck?”
Logically, a ninja could give you the power and vision and resources of every other person in his or her network. Subsequently he or she would have all the combined knowledge of what was happening in the world “behind the curtains” of public vision.
A ninja could also have a bigger approach to solving your problem. He or she would be outside the restraints of conventional problem solving, being outside of the workings of authorized political power.
A ninja would be straightforward in giving you what you need to know. Others in your organization might out of fear of political consequences only tell you what they think you want to hear.
Obviously that is all true. but Hatsumi Sensei was talking about something on beyond the conventionally reasonable expected answers when he spoke of his teacher’s revelations to him.
There is a “beyond logic” way the ninja’s friendship would bring good fortune. The ninja teacher said that just being there at ones side was the ninja’s benefit. Some people are just magically powerful and helpful to have around. Their presence alone is a gift and a blessing.
Could you imagine a person so special in your eyes, whose presence like an angel would enhance your life and assist you to get to your goals if only you got to spend more time around him or her?
I certainly have a few such people in my life, I am fortunate to say. I like to set up life so that I have good access to such people whose knowledge, care for me, understanding of my goals, and personal big vision helps spur my progress in life. Just being with them seems to encourage magically the advancements I need in my life.
How about you? Is there a ninja angel in your life?